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Offline Vogel

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2010 on: May 21, 2015, 06:36:10 PM »
Finished The Stand a week or so ago, finally. Worth the time and effort. Just finished The World According to Garp. Never seen the movie with Robin Williams, but I couldn't put it down. It wasn't at all cumbersome and I got through it fairly quickly, so that says something. I would suggest it. Great characters you just fall in love with. Funny and dark at the same time.

Now to something else. Started Metro 3036, but I haven't been able to really get into it yet. I think the voice is lost in the translation, maybe? Thinking about another Irving book.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2011 on: May 22, 2015, 06:45:12 AM »
The Unwind Collection by Neal Shusterman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2012 on: May 23, 2015, 04:32:45 PM »
The Secret History is brilliant.

OK, based on your and Laura's recommendations, I just bought The Secret History. Tomorrow (and Monday -- holiday here) looks like a couch day!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2013 on: May 24, 2015, 04:54:22 PM »
Week #21. Book #21. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Early 20th century dystopian sci-fi.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2014 on: May 24, 2015, 05:03:13 PM »
Week #21. Book #21. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Early 20th century dystopian sci-fi.

Excellent choice.


I'm reading The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates.
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« Reply #2015 on: May 28, 2015, 05:45:29 PM »
Started Stephen King's Revival.
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Offline Vogel

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2016 on: May 28, 2015, 06:08:11 PM »
Haven't read Revival, but I just finished Lisey's Story. And all but for the child vocabulary (smucking repeated over and over again), I really enjoyed it. There's a story within the story that's really gut-wrenching and had me crying like a baby. I'd read it in high school (part of it, don't believe I ever finished it) and didn't particularly care for it, but I'm glad I gave it a second chance as an adult. I can see why Stephen King said it was his most important work, though still not sure that it's my favorite.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2017 on: May 29, 2015, 11:08:22 AM »
I'm currently reading a crime by some Norwegian guy called Frode Granhus. His first book was pretty good in most ways, but he really should do more research before going into some technical stuff. At one point, he started talking about how kideys worked, but it was painfully obvious he had no idea what the heck he was talking about. Plus, the first book had one of the best endings I've seen in a crime book in decades... until he changed it back to a standard, boring ending. We're talking going from a "the fudge did I just read?" to "the killer is... some random guy we've never heard of before!". So disappointing. The second book is also pretty good, but, again has some technical issues.

Kinda like Jussi Adler-Olsen, come to think of it. In the latest book, a computer is filled with "45% pictures, 55% videos and a few percent other files." But... 45% + 55% = 100%, so... what other percentages?  ??? Or is he saying the computer is 110% full?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2018 on: May 31, 2015, 05:48:37 PM »
Another week (#22?) and another book. Second Variety by Phillip K. Dick.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2019 on: May 31, 2015, 06:07:33 PM »
Another week (#22?) and another book. Second Variety by Phillip K. Dick.

Which version are you reading, the one with an intro by Norman Spinrad or the one with an intro by John Brunner?
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« Reply #2020 on: June 01, 2015, 08:26:30 AM »
Which version are you reading, the one with an intro by Norman Spinrad or the one with an intro by John Brunner?
Norman Spinrad? I always read introductions, particularly author's own introductions. There's good stuff there.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2021 on: June 08, 2015, 02:41:12 AM »
Week #23/Book #23. Eats, shoots and leaves by Lynne Truss.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2022 on: June 08, 2015, 02:52:49 AM »
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2023 on: June 09, 2015, 10:30:33 AM »
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak


a good choice.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2024 on: June 09, 2015, 10:31:02 AM »
as Bloomsday is coming up, re-reading Joyce - Ulysses.
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