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PostPosted: January 13th, 2016, 6:42 pm 
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started the 7th (i think) Dresden Files book: Dead Beat.

and just ordered the e-book version of "This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude,
Don't Touch It" (John Dies at the End 2) which is next on the pile.

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PostPosted: January 19th, 2016, 1:12 pm 
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Buc Wheat wrote:
"This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude,
Don't Touch It" (John Dies at the End 2) which is next on the pile.


Good one.. 8) Might actually be better than the first one....might.

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PostPosted: January 19th, 2016, 7:07 pm 
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Good news! Enjoyed 'John...' but thought it went off at
serious right angles there in the middle!! (The movie, correctly
I thought, just cut out that whole Vegas bit)

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PostPosted: January 20th, 2016, 12:10 pm 
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The last few books I read, Dandelion Wine By the great Ray Bradbury, Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut, and just finished Big Fish by Daniel Wallice.

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PostPosted: January 21st, 2016, 10:35 pm 
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Buc Wheat wrote:
"This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude,
Don't Touch It" (John Dies at the End 2) which is next on the pile.


Good one.. 8) Might actually be better than the first one....might.


I agree, loved them both but having a hard time figuring which is better.

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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2016, 2:28 pm 
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Just got into it and enjoying it alot!!

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PostPosted: January 27th, 2016, 6:16 pm 
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Finished up "This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude,
Don't Touch It" (John Dies at the End 2).

Excellent read!! Highly recommend!

On to Clive Cussler's "SHOCK WAVE" (Dirk Pitt #13)

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PostPosted: January 27th, 2016, 6:18 pm 
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Found this the other day... it's a UK page with a very extensive list of
alot of my favorite authors. if you are into epub books, it's a nice
treasure trove!

http://english.htu.cn/ePub.html

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PostPosted: January 29th, 2016, 8:48 pm 
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I'm just starting "The Man in the High Castle", the classic Philip K Dick novel. Got interested after seeing the Amazon Prime series first season. Before that, I read "The Martian" right before the movie came out, then saw the movie. Loved both....read the book in 2 nights. Couldn't put it down.


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I'm just starting "The Man in the High Castle", the classic Philip K Dick novel. Got interested after seeing the Amazon Prime series first season. Before that, I read "The Martian" right before the movie came out, then saw the movie. Loved both....read the book in 2 nights. Couldn't put it down.


How do you like it so far? I read it last summer, after I saw the ads for Amazon's series, which I haven't seen. As a Dick story (huh huh, huh huh, uh, huh huh huh), I liked it better than "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" I liked how he developed the characters, and his postulated what-if world. What I have seen of the Amazon series, in ads and clips, looks overdone in terms of all of the Nazi imagery plastered everywhere, compared to what I painted in my mind when I read the book.

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PostPosted: January 29th, 2016, 9:33 pm 
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I'm currently reading, "The Rediscovery of Man", the collected short stories of Cordwainer Smith. I had only ever read his short story, "The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdal", and I was curious to read the who collection. I need to get his novel, "Norstrillia", too.

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Haven't gotten very far in it yet, but I like it. It's the first Dick (hehe) novel I read. I'm told it's considered his best, but I guess I should reserve judgement until I have read a couple of his works.
Heady stuff you're reading. How do you like it?


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armandodlc wrote:
Haven't gotten very far in it yet, but I like it. It's the first Dick (hehe) novel I read. I'm told it's considered his best, but I guess I should reserve judgement until I have read a couple of his works.
Heady stuff you're reading. How do you like it?


It's pretty good. Smith's, or to use his given name, Linebarger's work was written to a framework that he developed, all stories in a common history of the future of Mankind. I think of Tolkien and his stories as an analogy.

A couple of the stories were a little long, by comparison with the short stories. They were almost small novels. One was "The Dead Lady of Clown Town" and the other, "Under Old Earth". I could see where they fit into the fabric of his works, but I thought that they were rather wordy, even for Smith. But, they fit into the stories, and they both present themes and events important to the overarching storylines.

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Interesting...certainly sounds like its worth checking out. I'll look them up.


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PostPosted: February 15th, 2016, 8:08 pm 
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was reading the 'Giant Size Geek' blog the other day and he highly
recommended "The Rook" by Daniel O'Malley.

So d/l'd the kindle version and started it yesterday.

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2016, 6:02 pm 
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"The Rook" by Daniel O'Malley was excellent! Look forward to his 2nd novel
coming out this summer!

Began "Bloodsucking Fiends - A love story" by Christopher Moore.
(been a lonnnnngggg time since I've read a Moore novel! Enjoy his writing
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[quote="Buc Wheat
Began "Bloodsucking Fiends - A love story" by Christopher Moore.
(been a lonnnnngggg time since I've read a Moore novel! Enjoy his writing
style).[/quote]

That's funny I'm almost done with this one, enjoying it as well.
Funny thing is I started reading You Suck, then about 30 pages in realized it was the sequel. :oops:
So I had put it down and ran out to get BSF's

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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2016, 4:56 pm 
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Funny thing is I started reading You Suck, then about 30 pages in realized it was the sequel. So I had put it down and ran out to get BSF's


Joting down! Thanks! Will hunt down a copy!

Almost done... yeah, enjoying this one alot! Can't wait to see
how it ends!!

update: got it! also see "Bite Me" which is part 3!

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PostPosted: February 25th, 2016, 6:29 pm 
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Finished "Bloodsucking Fiends - A love story" by Christopher Moore. Great read!!

Started "Proven Guilty" (Dresden Files #8)

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Revisiting Ray Harryhausen's "Film Fantasy Scrapbook" (pre Clash). Amazing book. Trying to nail down a decent facial expression for a Joe kit in the works.
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