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Old 04-08-21, 12:13 PM
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After watching the tv series, I picked up Lovecraft Country.just finished it today.
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I finished re-reading Night Shift today. It was as enjoyable as I remembered it being somewhere around 40 years ago when i first read it.

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The Big Kill by Mickey Spillane. More action and violence, well-paced, and now with slight character development. The plot is confused. Sociological note: By 1951, Mike Hammer is probably having casual sex, compared to I, The Jury in 1947 where Mike wants to marry the beautiful woman.



Dinosaur Beach by Keith Laumer. Hardboiled timecop deals with pretty much every trope in the time-travel genre. It's my favorite time-travel novel. I stayed up until midnight to finish it, although I've read it before.


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That sounds like a hefty and ambitious reading mission!

Despite all the fantasy I've read (and all of the times I've seen these books on store shelves), somehow I've never read any Wheel of Time. Now that it's completed, is the consensus that it was worth it in the end? Or did it stray too much in Jordan's later books (and couldn't be saved by Sanderson)?
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I'm also going through the complete series. So far, I've finished the prequel and the first book.

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The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan
Book Two of The Wheel of Time series.
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That sounds like a hefty and ambitious reading mission!

Despite all the fantasy I've read (and all of the times I've seen these books on store shelves), somehow I've never read any Wheel of Time. Now that it's completed, is the consensus that it was worth it in the end? Or did it stray too much in Jordan's later books (and couldn't be saved by Sanderson)?
Good question. Two people, who's opinions I trust tell me the journey is worth taking. I'll report back once complete.
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Finished a couple:

I really liked this, although it was very bleak. I know there have been numerous "alternative" takes on Peter Pan in different media, some even making him the villain (like Christina Henry's Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook which I read a couple of years ago and greatly enjoyed). I liked that this made him morally ambiguous, while still technically the "hero". This was the first thing I read of Brom ... he hasn't written much (he's more of an artist), but some of his other books look interesting.


This was a bit of a disappointment. Last year I read the 4 "Murderbot" novellas and thought they were a lot of fun. This is a novel that feels like it has a novellas worth of story ... just stretched out badly. And the narration style of the main character (constantly going off on tangents) made this challenging for me to maintain interest in. But this has a 4.4/5 on goodreads and has been nominated for a Nebula award, so I feel like an outlier for not loving this.
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This keeps wanting to load sideways for no reason I can figure out, so fuck it. Got this in today, and will be starting it soon.


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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

It's on my phone and I read it a few pages at a time when I'm in waiting rooms. After half a year, I sat down and finished it.
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I had read this back in the late 1980s and it freaked me out. Doing a re-read before the Netflix doc series.
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I really, really liked this one.

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