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One of Edward Lee's more accessible books, closer to urban fantasy than the gore-porn horror for which he is known for.
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Finished this in 2 days over the 4th - 25th entry in the series and JS successfully manages to keep things fresh and compelling as ever.



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Meh. I guess I like Joe Ledger stories better as novels than short stories. This is an odd collection in that it gives away huge novel spoilers, so it seems targeted to fans of the series. But every story wastes time reintroducing everyone and everything. Nothing great, but those that read the series will probably want to check it out at some point.
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Finished 1968 by Joe Haldeman. I enjoyed it. non-sci-fi story of a guy's time in vietnam and afterwards. Also follows his girlfriend back home's story.
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The twists and turns in the last third really pushed it over the top for me, elevating it from a standard riff on the old "alternative universes" story.

Anyone know the status of the movie adaptation of this? I can see this story working really well in that format, and it shouldn't take a really big budget to do it justice:
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the journeys into the alternate realities can be small-scaled, even the ones that are more "out there" (like the "Tomorrowland" reality and the Ice Age world). The visual of all the battling Jasons at the end could be a really interesting one, though it might be a challenge to not have it come across as unintentionally funny or confusing.
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Anyone know the status of the movie adaptation of this? I can see this story working really well in that format, and it shouldn't take a really big budget to do it justice.
http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1551...e-crouchs-book
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Finally finished The Damnation Game (I was not impressed), started Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children...


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Wow, read this in HS. Sort of curious to see how it reads all these years later. Let us know.
I finished this novel last month but I finally put some thoughts down to post.

I imagine this book resonates better with those that lived at prep school or those that lived in a college dormitory, the latter of which I did. You certainly meet and live with odd and quirky characters like Leper and despots like Brinker. Sometimes you meet someone like Phineas with a different way of looking at things and is so out there that you don't know what to think about them until after many years of reflection. This was the case for Gene in the novel.

Even though I kinda saw it coming I had to put the book down when I read
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"Your friend is dead," and process that sentence for a few minutues. Sometimes I see ahead of what I'm reading but somehow I managed not to do that for that sentence.
It is amazing how a single event can alter the course of one's life or the life of another. With regard to A Separate Peace it was both. Short of time travel we can never go back and must live with the memory of what was done and what could have been. I thought the closure between Phineas and Gene could have been expounded upon better but overall I did enjoy reading this novel.
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I just picked up THE LATE SHOW. Connelly is one of those authors that I buy every book but end up reading maybe every fourth one. I always enjoy them, though. Do you have some favorites?
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English money is used in this book. In dollars and cents it equals:
Pound: about $2.40
Shilling: a coin, not used now, worth about 12 cents.
Bob: slang for shilling
Crown: a silver coin, worth about 5 shillings, now minted only on special occasions.
Pence: 1 cent.
2/- means 2 shillings.
This preface was as far as I got reading The Sea Egg from a yard sale long, long ago. It did inform me on British currency at the time. Two boys on summer holiday that hatch a triton or merman from a sea egg. Looks like the original edition had some illustrations.

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Probably a mistake to not read this right after Wool. My memories fuzzy of the details, and by the end of the book (and the start of the book, Dust), it's clear that's something the author is not accommodating of.
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