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Old 04-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #5551
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I'm rereading Christopher Moore's Lamb.

Let's face it, there aren't a lot of great Easter novels.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:36 PM   #5552
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Kittyhawk Pilot by James Edwards

Tis another free book. A WW2 veterans account of his experienced as a fighter pilot flying Kittyhawks. I'm only a few chapters in and it's pretty good so far. Seems a bit lacking in detail in parts though but still, can't complain since it was free. I read a lot of war biographies and haven't read any by a Kittyhawk pilot yet so gives me a new perspective to read about

It's still available for free on Kindle btw if anybody is interested in getting it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #5553
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Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis. I think it helps me to get some elements of US culture.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:59 PM   #5554
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For fiction I'm reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It's not as good as Under the Dome as far as his later works are concerned, but it's a solid yarn.

For non-fiction, I've been reading Robert Greene's 33 Strategies of War. If you're a history buff or someone who likes to draw inspiration from such, Greene is your guy. I read 48 Laws of Power a while back and it was a great cornucopia of history lessons and stories.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:26 AM   #5555
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I'm almost finished reading "Jung: A Very Short Introduction" -- yes, nonfiction. Is that becoming an extinct species?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #5557
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #5558
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Finished Drawn into Darkness. Light, enjoyable. FMC, MMC, and major villains = all well done. The smex scenes were good but the book wouldn't have suffered without them. Unfortunately, it seems the series switches to another FMC and MMC, like Sh0walt3r's butterfly-tattooed immortals series.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #5559
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Just getting started on A Game of Thrones. So far, I am pleasantly surprised. I'm usually not one for fantasy, series, or giant books, so it's a big deal that I'm actually enjoying this one. The writing is really relaxed, I feel. I might just feel that way because I just read a bunch of Tolkien and his writing is much more formal, but I'm not sure what to make of it yet. The plot is riveting, though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:01 PM   #5560
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The Empty Family, a set of short stories by Colm Toibin
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #5561
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Gormenghast, slaves & Indians

I've been reading Gormenghast on and off. It is a difficult book for me to get into, as was Titus Groan, though that one really built to some dramatic stuff.

In the meantime I'm reading American Uprising (research for a WIP). It's about the German Coast slave revolt of 1811 (in Louisiana, yeah, it's got a German Coast). I'm a bit exasperated at the "he would have..." qualifier tagged onto all the author's speculation. Frankly, the author has very few facts about this ill-documented event, so he rounded it out with rather clumsily-worded speculation. Ends up like a pedantic history that wants to be grand legend, but is neither fish nor fowl. The subject matter deserved better.

For contrast I'm also reading Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz. No f***in' qualifiers for Ms. Sandoz! It's a biography written like a novel. A lot of her work was original research with elderly kin of Crazy Horse. She may not have been the most foot-note driven historian, but by God she could tell a story and make you care!
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:23 PM   #5562
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #5564
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Finished Child 44. It was an excellent book but the 'twist' ending was a little bit obvious. It also seemed to rely quite heavily on Deus Ex Machina in places.

I'm now reading 'Feed' by Mira Grant, I love zombie stories (World War Z being amongst my favourite books) so I'm expected to enjoy this one. So far, so good
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #5565
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Having to read The Great Gatsby for my English class.
It's not a bad book, I just love to hate any book I have to read in English.
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Couldn't sleep last night and decided to read the boy in the striped pijamas (which had been lying around but untouched). I knew what it would be about but still cried at the end. Felt hollow well into the morning. Don't think I slept better for it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #5567
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Dead Silver by Neil McMahon.....hard-boiled noir meets modern Montana. Really like the dialogue between the MC and his friend Madbird.
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Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
It's in my favorite genre but it left me unsatisfied for some reason.
Not a bad read by any means just curiously unsatisfying.

I also just finished another old pulp short Train for Flushing by Malcolm Jameson. Interesting old pulp story that I found online.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:11 AM   #5571
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I just finished Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanne Clark, it took some time for me to get into but the farther I got into it the more engaging it became. I would say I didn't really start to like it till I got past 50% of the book. Although, one has to like that style/tone of writing since she is writing in a very pastiche style.

Right now, I am finishing "The Name of the Wind" by Patric Rothfuss.

After those two fantasy novels I hope to dig into Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake"...I know a complete change of pace.
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