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    The Stand--Stephen King

    I'm about 30 pages into the uncut edition, hoping that it doesn't swallow me before I'm done. Is it just mine, or are all copies of The Stand 1440 pages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WordCount View Post
    The Stand--Stephen King

    I'm about 30 pages into the uncut edition, hoping that it doesn't swallow me before I'm done. Is it just mine, or are all copies of The Stand 1440 pages?

    I think the original book was 600 or 700 pages long. Sai King had to cut several hundred pages out because the publisher didn't have the capability to print books that were a thousand and some pages long back in the '70s when it was published. Stephen added back in the cut material in a new, uncut version of the book when it was re-released in the '90s. I have the uncut edition, which is over a thousand pages long.

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    Curbchek by Zack Fortier

    It's a biography by a cop about his experiences in the Police Force. I downloaded it for free for Kindle as well as the sequel, Curbchek reloaded.

    It's a good read so far. Well worth picking up if you've got an interest in the police and such.


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    Wired for War by P.W. Singer.
    It's a non fiction book about the exponential growth in the use of robotics in modern warfare.
    Kinda scary, and it's totally feeding my paranoid fantasies about the future.

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    Finished Don DeLillo's The Body Artist. Loved it.

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    Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. I love it!

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    Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

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    Curbchek Reloaded

    It was available free at the same time as Curbcheck and if anything, it's even better. They are both excellant books. Throughly enjoying Reloaded so far.


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    I am currently reading Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Before that, it was Wishin' And Hopin' by Wally Lamb. And before that, it was The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is easily one of the best books that I have ever read. It definitely has that page-turner quality to it. Check it out as soon as you can.
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    A Bullet for Cinderella--John D. MacDonald

    It's available on Nook, and it's only 115 pages. I'm thoroughly enjoying thus far.

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    Brian Jacques - The Rogue Crew

    T'was the last of 21 Redwall Series novels that made it to publication. All I can say is I'm really, really enjoying it.

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    Continuing with the "finally reading books that I somehow missed in high school" motif, I'm about halfway through Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    It's pretty interesting and pacy for a 19th-century novel (haven't hit any chapters-long descriptions of scenery yet), but boy I wish Mrs. Stowe's repertoire of men's names extended beyond "Tom" and "George." There must be about four of each by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvesterOfSorrow View Post
    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is easily one of the best books that I have ever read. It definitely has that page-turner quality to it. Check it out as soon as you can.

    I liked it, too, right up until the "reveal," if you know what I mean.

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    1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. And it's awfully bloated. The book 1 was nice, but from the second half of Book 2, the book has begun losing its way. Anyway, still 200 pages from the climax, so am reserving my comments.

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    I've been reading and listening to a few Raymond Chandler mysteries. They're inspiring to mystery writers like me. One of them inspired me to write my newest story.

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    I finished reading The List by Siobhan Vivian a few days ago. I'm not really keen on contemporary books but I thought it was okay.

    I'm currently reading Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick, it's a really good book. I think it's the perfect amount of pages. Not too long, not too short.

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    Most of the way through Gail Carriger's Soulless right now. Eh, the plot is interesting, but the excessive adverb abuse to let the reader know that, hey, this is set in Victorian England and it's a steampunk fantasy and everyone dresses super-fancy is grating on my nerves. It gets better as the narrative goes on, and I think it's supposed to be somewhat tongue in cheek, but I don't think I'll be continuing with the series.
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    Drawn into Darkness by Annette McCleave. 4 chapters in and it's fun.

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    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.
    I began this book a few weeks ago but couldn't get into it -- very slow start, a lot of exposition, begins with a description of daily life for a Chinese farmer family. So I put it away. Just finished reading it, and have to say it's wonderful. Very touching story, and excruciating to read as it goes into the details of foot-binding.
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