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Grargar: Some days ago I finished reading Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams and the Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Now, I'm off to read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens to see what the fuss is all about.
That is what I call VARIETY. My hats off to you. :D
Currently working on Book 2 of the Magister Trilogy by CS Friedman. Love her work.
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb, probably my second favorite author after Glen Cook.
Finishing up "Hell to Pay: Operation Downfall and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947" by D.M. Giangreco and will then start "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72" by Hunter S. Thompson.
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Grargar: Some days ago I finished reading Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams and the Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Now, I'm off to read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens to see what the fuss is all about.
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tinyE: That is what I call VARIETY. My hats off to you. :D
Thanks. I'm definitely making an effort.
Just re-read Poul Anderson's "Brain Wave". Amazing book, one of the best sci-fi ever written, I highly recommend it :D
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tinyE: That is what I call VARIETY. My hats off to you. :D
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Grargar: Thanks. I'm definitely making an effort.
Be weary of Dickens. I was an English major so I put In my time, read the books, wrote the papers, but when I was done with him I was DONE. His stories are amazing, his way of writing them not so much. :P
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tinyE: Be weary of Dickens. I was an English major so I put In my time, read the books, wrote the papers, but when I was done with him I was DONE. His stories are amazing, his way of writing them not so much. :P
Let me guess. Does he suffer from the same problems as Victor Hugo? Does he take 400 pages to describe 50? :P
If that's the case, I may be aware of what you are talking about...
Great North Road by Peter Hamilton
To Meet the Real Dragon, Gudo Nishijima
http://www.amazon.com/Meet-Real-Dragon-Gudo-Nishijima/dp/0956299903

Good book, unfortunately i just have had the time to read it as often as id like to. needs to thought this one.
Just finished Bee Season by Myla Goldberg. Very disturbing book. Also finished Impulse by Steven Gould - must have been wrongly shelved in the adult section but interesting concept. Currently reading Hitchers by Will McIntosh - too soon to say if it is any good but also interesting premise.
H.P Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction. Not meaning to start a flame war or anything, knowing how beloved this guy is, and I've only just started reading it, but the first few stories are pretty disappointing so far.
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Ashkaro: H.P Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction. Not meaning to start a flame war or anything, knowing how beloved this guy is, and I've only just started reading it, but the first few stories are pretty disappointing so far.
Can I ask which ones? The guy wrote a few billion stories so obviously not all of them are great, or even good. The other day I was reading a collection of Bradbury short stories and as someone who as often considered Ray to be a god you can imagine my shock at how shitty some of them were.
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Ashkaro: H.P Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction. Not meaning to start a flame war or anything, knowing how beloved this guy is, and I've only just started reading it, but the first few stories are pretty disappointing so far.
Not all the stuff written by Lovecraft is "unforgettable", indeed, even though if you like his peculiar universe of "Outer Gods" and "Great Ancients" you'll find yourself liking his worst short stories/novels as well.
Still on "The Illuminatus! Trilogy" by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Also, "Theft of Swords" by Michael J. Sullivan and the "Hitchhiker" compilation (D. Adams). Oh, and "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson.

That's it for now, but I've got all the Joe Abercrombie books that I will dive into as soon as I finish the Sullivan books.