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Old 03-13-2003, 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by jackson13
Jason - I tried to keep reading the book but like I said it was too damn boring. I couldnt keep focused. With Pike's books im always entertained, the man writes good stories what can I say?
Hell yes he did! I wonder what happened to him. I've not seen anything new from him in a long while.
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Old 03-13-2003, 09:29 AM
Bag Of Bones by Stephen King.
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Old 03-13-2003, 10:13 AM
Beloved - Toni Morrison
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Old 03-14-2003, 11:42 AM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson ...fuckin outrageous!
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Old 03-14-2003, 09:51 PM
Bill Shakespeare's Macbeth.
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  #166  
Old 03-15-2003, 10:47 AM
Dan Simmons' Summer of Night
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Old 03-16-2003, 02:07 AM
finished NIGHT by Elie Wiesel

now, I'm starting on ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
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Old 03-16-2003, 09:49 AM
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finished NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
Hey, me too. I had to read it for my history class.
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Old 03-16-2003, 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by Sugar Magnolia
Hey, me too. I had to read it for my history class.
I read it for English class last year. It's a great book!
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Old 03-16-2003, 06:31 PM
Dharma Bums by. Jack Kerouac
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Old 03-17-2003, 06:50 PM
Just started the Mammoth Book anthology Tales from the Road edited by Maxim Jakubowski & M. Christain. Excerpts from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" and Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" are featured alongside short stories and pieces by Hunter S. Thomason, J. G. Ballard, Michael Moorcock, and Tom Piccirilli.
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  #172  
Old 03-17-2003, 07:29 PM
A darkness more than night by Micheal Connelly
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  #173  
Old 03-18-2003, 06:15 AM
Diggers by Terry Pratchett
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Old 03-18-2003, 08:34 AM
Gone With The Wind
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Old 03-18-2003, 12:31 PM
the vampire armand by anne rice
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Old 03-18-2003, 07:38 PM
I just finished "Weekend" by Christopher Pike and today I started "Chain Letter" by Christopher Pike. Im revisiting my teen years. I mean, earlier teen years. Only have 1 teen year left.
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Old 03-19-2003, 08:07 AM
I'm starting "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury





no, I hadn't read it yet
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:02 AM
Just started

Brad Metzler: The Tenth Justice

I read another one of his books, The First Counsel, that I thought was pretty good. SO far this one has been pretty cheesy. Hopefully it gets better.
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:07 AM
I see there are some other schmoes reading some good books as well.


Ren: Fear and Loathing is great, it is unbelivable all of things that those guys ingested into their bodies and still survived.

Gollum: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest was really good as well. I also hear that they made a movie of it that is supposed to be decent

Mickey: Id be interested to hear how you thought Dharma Bums is. Ive only read On The Road, which I liked so I have been meaning to pick up another of his books.

Night Watchman: That sounds interesting, I may have to look into that.
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:40 PM
Yesterday at a book swap I picked up about ten John Updike works for about 2.50. I've read a few of his short stories before and really liked them, and these were only .25 a piece so I figured I might as well get them. Today I'm starting...

The Centaur

I'm also going to make a trip to Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy of Ulysses. I've been wanting to read it for a long time and I'm going to finally.
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Old 03-20-2003, 09:11 PM
Well, the only copies they had of Ulysses were too expensive for me to get today, I had to settle with getting Dubliners, and a copy of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
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  #182  
Old 03-21-2003, 04:56 AM
shockwave, by clive cussler.

its good stuff
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  #183  
Old 03-22-2003, 01:38 AM
The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg - William Beard

Regardless of how I'll feel about the book, this has got to be one of my all time favorite titles.
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Old 03-23-2003, 06:23 AM
Recent reads...

Right now I'm reading DEMON SEED by Dean Koontz. This is his new version of DEMON SEED - apparently it's very different from the earlier version which he said made him cringe. I'm enjoying it so far. I've never been a fan of Koontz but I still read him now and then and sometimes I really enjoy him - I loved WATCHERS, MR MURDER and HOUSE OF THUNDER. I had very high hopes for NIGHT CHILLS but found it very difficult to get through it - it just didn't suck me in at all and I gave up halfway through. I was indifferent to most of his other books. I think DEMON SEED is going to be one of my favourite Koontz's.

The last book I read was PLAYLAND by John Gregory Dunne. It's about an old woman who was once the biggest child movie star in the world. It's a bit like SUNSET BOULEVARD crossed with CASINO. Intrigued? I know I was! And the book more than lived up to my expectations. Trivia fans might be interested to know that John Gregory Dunne is the uncle of Dominique Dunne - she played the older girl in POLTERGEIST and she was tragically killed by a crazy boyfriend when she was only 22.

Before that I read UNDERDOGS. Strangely, I can't remember the authors name (Rob Ryan, maybe?) - I think it's because I've read so many books over the past few months that I finish them before I have a chance to remember the writers name! This book was pretty good - it's a modern day version of 'Alice in Wonderland' with the story revolving around a crazed criminal who kidnaps a girl and takes her into the underworld of Seattle - 'Alice in Wonderland' fans will have fun spotting all the Lewis Carroll references and in-jokes. There was a fire in Seattle hundreds of years ago, you see, and the modern city is built over the ruins of the old city. So an entire 19th Century city still exists under Seattle. UNDERDOGS was a really good premise marred by too many characters and too many subplots. Still, I enjoyed it.
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Old 03-23-2003, 06:26 AM
Next up...

When I finish DEMON SEED I'm going to read PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS AN OLD MAN by Joseph Heller. The last Heller book I read was SOMETHING HAPPENED and I loved it. I think it appeals to the part of my mind that John Irving appeals to. I love those mammoth epic stories about family life - as long as they are interesting, of course.
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Old 03-23-2003, 11:04 AM
I'm reading "Ministry of Fear" by Graham Greene right now. It's pretty good so far, but I'm only about 30 pages in.
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  #187  
Old 03-25-2003, 06:54 AM

Armadillo by William Boyd

It's being as good as Stars and Bars, even better perharps
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Old 03-26-2003, 11:25 AM
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Good schtuff....good schtuff indeed.
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Old 03-26-2003, 01:04 PM

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Originally posted by arto_j
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Good schtuff....good schtuff indeed.
I've already read it. Funny book!

i recommend you to read more of those two authors, they're really good
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Old 03-26-2003, 01:19 PM
waylander 2:in the realm of the wolf by David Gemmell


top quality fantasy
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Old 03-26-2003, 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by damned martian
I've already read it. Funny book!

i recommend you to read more of those two authors, they're really good
Yes, i've been recommended these particular authors, mostly by mr. James Logan, who's an avid fan.

I still like Douglas Adams more though, but I've only read 1/3 of a book by these guys, so the comparison limps a bit. Their styles are amazingly similar though.
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Old 03-28-2003, 07:57 PM
I just finished To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and before that Night by Elie Wiesel.
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  #193  
Old 03-29-2003, 12:19 AM
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

wish me luck
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Old 03-29-2003, 04:09 AM
Graham Masterton

Right now I'm reading SNOWMAN by Graham Masterton. Masterton is an excellent, gory horror writer who never holds back. His books are full of extremely graphic violence and extremely graphic sex. SNOWMAN is, apparently, one of his 'young adult' books - but, so far, it seems very mature and graphic and it's made me cringe several times. This isn't your average, tame, harmless Point Horror book - this is an adult horror book that just happens to be marketed toward a younger audience.

The last book I read was PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS AN OLD MAN by Joseph Heller. It was great. Ignore all the bad reviews on Amazon.com - most of those people are idiots. You can tell because a lot of the reviews start off with words like, 'I don't not like books much but...' So you can see what kind of territory you're entering when you start to read THOSE reviews.

Trust me, the one- and two-star reviews on Amazon.com are nonsense - PORTRAIT is a 5-star book and it's a brilliant insight into the final days of one of the worlds best writers.
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Old 03-29-2003, 10:41 AM
I just started "Dark Cities Underground" by Lisa Goldstein. The title, cover art, description, and blurbs grabbed me. I'm always on the lookout for fantasy that isn't filled with elves and dragons and placed in a Middle Ages type setting; I'll just read Tolkein for that. But so far I'm pretty underwhelmed. The detail and description are at a bare minimum, the non-human entities act distinctly human (even to the point that when we first meet them they're sitting around a table with yellow legal pads in front of them), and the overall writing is bland, bland, bland. I'll keep plugging through though. Hopefully it'll grab me.
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:02 AM
Just finished Damnation Game and Coldheart Canyon, both by Clive Barker. Highly recommend both books. Think next I'll pick up Neil Gaiman's new one.
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Old 03-30-2003, 05:47 AM
Barker

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Originally posted by sicknesssoldier
Just finished Damnation Game and Coldheart Canyon, both by Clive Barker. Highly recommend both books. Think next I'll pick up Neil Gaiman's new one.
So COLDHEART CANYON is good? I'm glad to hear that because I was looking forward to reading it for quite some time. But then, when it came out, I heard so many people tell me that it's boring and slow that I never bothered to read it. It's just such a BIG book that you don't feel like reading it if you've been told by about 30 people that it's boring!

I'm especially interested in this book because it's a horror book set in Hollywood. I love horror, and I always like stories set in Hollywood because I lived there for about a year.
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Old 03-30-2003, 05:58 AM
Star Wars - Dark Journey
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Old 03-30-2003, 11:23 AM
Yeah, Coldheart Canyon is far from boring. If you like Clive Barker you will definitely love this book. It does have a couple of slow sections, but most of Clive's books are like that. The slow sections are where he is delving into a character to make the character seem more realistic to the reader, which actually makes you care about the character. Definitely a good read.
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:27 PM
Legend-David Gemmell.

possibly one of the best fantasy novels ever written. it would make a hell of a movie. the carnage...the sheer carnage, would make Helms Deep look like a 25 man riot in comparison
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