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The Books/Reading Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Matt, May 16, 2007.

  1. TageRyche

    TageRyche Active Member

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    I'm a big fan of the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. I've gotten to review the last two books in the series for Mystery Scene magazine.
     
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    i saw the first season of the TV adaptation on amazon video, it was pretty decent.
     
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    Yes, I saw the first season as well and really liked it. Sadly, I don't have the amazon thing myself (I used a co-worker's for the first season) so I haven't seen the rest of the seasons.
     
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    Not really my thing, but reading for my juniors' tutorial. Never was a big fan of the postwar suburbanites, Roth, Cheever, Updike, Bellow, etc., but that's not to say I haven't enjoyed certain works. We'll see how this one goes.

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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    the first few anita blake books should be entertaining for you

    post links to this
     
  8. TageRyche

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    RE: Michael Connelly book reviews

    I can't post the review for his new book as it hasn't gone live with the magazine or its website yet.

    But here is the review I did of its predecessor Dark Sacred Night.
     
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    Good review of the "intersectional" insanity of the last ~5 years.
     
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    it's been more than 5 years
     
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    dwellerINTHEdark Curator of the mausoleum

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    Just wrapped this one up. The background and detail were insane. It delved deeply into the experiences all the players had in World War I, just before the British Everest expeditions started. Well worth your time if that's your cup of Darjeeling tea.
     
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    I'm still reading Don Quixote (Smollett's translation) and these bits from the Don reminded me of @FEZZILLA, which just makes it even funnier:

     
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    Here's my review of Michael Connelly's newest book The Night Fire.

    Also, my review of the Paige Shelton thriller Thin Ice.
     
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    Most useful book I've read this year.
     
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    Lately I've gotten into HP Lovecraft. Never read his stuff before recently, which is strange because it's the sort of stuff that I would've really gotten into back when I was younger. Anyway, my favorite of his is "At the Mountains of Madness," which is also the first one that I read.

    Also, anybody ever read A Canticle for Leibowitz? I think that was the last novel that I read and I thought it was amazing. Otherwise, I just spend my time reading academic stuff. Kinda miss the days when I was a teenager and I could spend hours just reading whatever the hell I wanted. :(
     
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    i forgot a canticle for leibowitz existed, loved that one as a teenager. and lovecraft, for that matter. at the mountains of madness rules.
     
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    Just finished Jeff VanderMeer's Borne. Weird fiction for posthuman ecologies--a speculative mindfuck of a novel. Can't wait for Dead Astronauts.

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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    The ASOIAF fanbase is abuzz with ancticipation. DNS records for thewindsofwinter.com have been updated for the first time in ages. Changes in the source code of GRRM's blog suggest it's gearing up for a big update. Could an announcement be around the corner?
     

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