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What Are You Reading? (November 2018)

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I bought this one from B&N because they sent me a 15% off coupon, which helped a bit, since they charge sales tax. Amazon only gave me a coupon for like $1.82, but with tax, bumped the total to almost $33. B&N's price with free shipping and tax was $27 and change. It's a massive book at almost 600 pages. It's a coffee table sized book, too.

They also have a Kindle version for $14.99.
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I was reading the Honor Harrington series. That made me curious about Hornblower, and I'm re-reading some of those books. I'm finding Foster a better writer than Weber.
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Just finished Michael Connelly's Dark Sacred Place:


I'm a HUGE Michael Connelly fan...read every one.

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Looks like Harry has a new partner.

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Im still reading Star Wars Coruscant Nights book 1.

after that I dunno what Ill read. Probably start reading Interview with the Vampire or re read the Kenobi novel
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I took October off to get as high a count as I could for the horror challenge. But since I didn't make 100, maybe I should've been reading some good horror before bed

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I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I love Scooby Doo and Lovecraft ... so this should've been right up my alley. I just didn't like the author's execution. The book had an annoying tendency to shift from novel to screenplay formatting (with no reasoning for this practice). And when it was in novel mode, I just wasn't engaged by the author's writing style. Action scenes that should've been crackling just muddled by. And all the cute-sy references and made-up words got old really fast. *brainee tragishakes head*
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George Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire
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Just finished Stephen King's It. It took me over seven weeks to get through it all (averaging about 45 minute of reading per evening).

BTW, I now have a new appreciation for how well the 1990 miniseries managed to condense this material into three hours (and within the standards of network television). While I liked the new movie, it's a far less faithful adaption.

I do hope It: Chapter Two can improve on the climax of the miniseries -- though I figure the "Ritual of Chüd" stuff from the novel will once again be ignored. Kind of a shame, since it could make for some really trippy cinematic visuals (sort of like the astral dimension sequence in Doctor Strange).
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I'm still working my way through this for a third time. I'm in the 3rd book now
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Good entertaining book. While not as good as The Martian, that comparison doesn't seem a fair reason to trash this book (as a number of online reviewers seem to have done). The moon-city setting is an interesting one (and the author works in a number of real-science nuggets into the story like he did with his first book). I can see this making a really good movie ... the story is fairly concise, and transplanting a heist/caper/crime action story onto the moon seems like a great concept.
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Finally getting around to this in anticipation of the TV adaptation airing in January.

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Im reading two paperbacks which i started today

Star Wars Kenobi. Re-reading it for the 2nd time
Joe McKinneys The Dead Won't Die. One of the Deadlands zombie novels
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Good entertaining book. While not as good as The Martian, that comparison doesn't seem a fair reason to trash this book (as a number of online reviewers seem to have done). The moon-city setting is an interesting one (and the author works in a number of real-science nuggets into the story like he did with his first book). I can see this making a really good movie ... the story is fairly concise, and transplanting a heist/caper/crime action story onto the moon seems like a great concept.
Yeah, I liked it but not as much as the Martian but it could make a good movie.
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I've got to read more of Scalzi, since I've really enjoyed everything by him so far (and I like how with this, Redshirts, and Old Man's War he wrote three very different types of sci-fi stories).

This was a near-future sci-fi police procedural. I can see how there can be more stories to be told in this world of Hadens, Integrators, and Threeps (and I see another novel's been written).

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Another good book by Scalzi (I hadn't had the original "Fuzzy" stories from the 60s). And another entirely different type of sci-fi story (this one veers from family comedy to courtroom drama).
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