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plastic_society
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:24 am  Reply with quote



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Almost finished "Night Watch" by Terry Pratchett. After that, I'm thinking I'll read both of Joe Hill's novels. I like his short stories and Locke & Key, and have both his novels, so here's hoping they're just as good.
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Karloff
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:11 pm  Reply with quote



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About halfway through Lisey's Story and The Story Of Crickley Hall (only reading the latter out of obligation to the person who bought me it; I don't really rate Herbert that much). Yesterday, someone gave me a copy of The Monster Of Florence, a fascinating true story about the search for "Il Mostro", famously mentioned in Thomas Harris's Hannibal, and I'm flying through that right now.
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dmihatmttl
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:57 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm currently reading King's UNDER THE DOME, SECRET HISTORIES by F. Paul Wilson, THE BIRTHING HOUSE by Christopher Ransom, MORBID CURIOSITY CURES THE BLUES ed. by Loren Rhoads, and THE POKER CLUB by Ed Gorman.

Whew!



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Verdugo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:03 am  Reply with quote



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Finished reading The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second book in the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Not quite as good as the unbelievably dark and depraved Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but still a hell of a ride.

CANNOT WAIT for the third book.
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BlackFlagg
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:52 pm  Reply with quote



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Edward Lee's Flesh Gothic
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SamCostello
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:55 pm  Reply with quote



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Samaritan, by Richard Price

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Cash Bailey
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:05 am  Reply with quote



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Location: Australia

I just finished BEST SERVED COLD by Joe Abercrombie.

It's basically a medieval KILL BILL as some hard-ass chick mercenary is betrayed, left for dead and survives to wreak bloody vengeance.

It's classified as a 'fantasy' novel as it is set in a made-up world in the past, but there's nary a dragon or mage to be seen. The author himself has said that he has little time for the kind of stodgy, pompous toss that makes up a lot of fantasy literature and that he is more influenced by Scorsese films and DEADWOOD.

It's a funny, brutal 'men (and women) on a mission' revenge thriller. And it's cool as tits.

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BlackFlagg
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Messenger by Edward Lee
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:08 pm  Reply with quote



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Revisiting a great one.

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
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SamCostello
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:52 pm  Reply with quote



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Fordlandia, by Greg Grandin – A great study of business hubris, the necessity of adapting to other cultures, and the irony of Henry Ford valuing a world he helped to destroy.

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SamCostello
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:32 am  Reply with quote



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Mindhunter, by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker - Good stuff by one of the guys who invented the profiling of serial killers.

I just read Greek Street vol. 1: Blood Calls for Blood, by Peter Milligan and David Gianfelice. It’s an interesting book – putting Greek myths into the middle of modern-day London – but there wasn’t enough here to get me to come back for volume 2. A shame, really, as I love mythology.

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LivingDeadPunk
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Just finished A Lower Deep by Tom Piccirilli and now I'm reading The Best of Joe R. Lansdale and checking out a book of creepy poetry by Stanley McNail titled Something Breathing.
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Richard Bastard
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slowly working my way through the first Necroscope book... not too bad
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ImTheMoon
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just started Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
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SamCostello
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Had a couple of plane flights over the weekend and managed to knock down a trio of books:

1974, Red Riding Book 1, by David Peace – A truly stupendous crime novel about the north of England in the 70s, serial killers, and a corrupt society. Absolutely terrific.

Fordlandia, by Greg Grandin – An interesting study in the failure of Henry Ford to create the kind of world that he idealized in Brazil in the early part of the 20th century. Drags in places, but overall interesting.

Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill – I was disappointed by this. Some sections and scenes were good, but overall, nothing felt as new or exciting here as its clippings would have indicated.

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