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« Reply #180 on: June 16, 2008, 12:24:42 AM »

That's the one!! It was downstairs when I typed that and I was too lazy to go look up the author's name.  McCullough is just hard to go wrong with; his HARRY TRUMAN is one of the finest biographies I have ever read. 

Have you read Jean Smith's GRANT?  That's another winner.
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« Reply #181 on: June 16, 2008, 11:59:45 AM »

Currently listening to Blood Sinister by Celia Rees.  I just wrapped up Songs On Bronze, its kind of a modern abridged version of ancient myths. 
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« Reply #182 on: June 16, 2008, 01:05:04 PM »

Finally got around to finishing The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany.  Very very good, very poetic.

Currently going back and forth between White Fang by Jack London and The Incredible Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson.
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« Reply #183 on: June 16, 2008, 02:49:02 PM »

I just finished Terry Pratchett's The Unadulterated Cat (very quick read). It's very funny, as you would expect from Pratchett, but is mostly for cat owners. I've started on Chris Elliot's The Shroud of the Thwacker and will follow that with either Elliot's Into Hot Air or Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens (which I thought I had read previously, but either I've forgotten it or else I just missed it).
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« Reply #184 on: June 16, 2008, 05:13:28 PM »

That's the one!! It was downstairs when I typed that and I was too lazy to go look up the author's name.  McCullough is just hard to go wrong with; his HARRY TRUMAN is one of the finest biographies I have ever read. 

Have you read Jean Smith's GRANT?  That's another winner.

Well, I'm going through the presidents one by one, so it will be some time before I get that far down the line. I'll certainly keep the recommendation in mind, though.
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« Reply #185 on: June 25, 2008, 12:10:43 PM »

I'm reading a book, The Best Of Horror Comics and World War Z on CD.  WWZ is something just about everyone on this board would like. 
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« Reply #186 on: June 25, 2008, 12:22:30 PM »

I've been reading some of the last books on detective Charlie Parker, by John Connolly. It's a pity my local library still has to get the first ones, I don't like to start reading series in the wrong order.

Anyway, it's awesome stuff, the style is great, nothing to do with your usual airport best sellers, and the plots themselves are terrific too, they have connections with the occult, and some passages are as disturbing as "Seven".

Highly reccomended, but don't do as I've done and start with the first book. The cases are independent, but there arecurring characters, and Parker often mentions portions of his past.
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« Reply #187 on: June 25, 2008, 03:30:36 PM »

Lately its been DORK by Evan Dorkin.

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« Reply #188 on: July 01, 2008, 11:47:52 AM »

I read Ender's Game a little while ago, like Harry Potter only the word magic isn't used making sound a little less, magicey and more sci-fi-ey.  ( I should have mentioned, he goes into space.)
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« Reply #189 on: August 17, 2008, 06:57:02 PM »

Lately I've been enjoying this series...

Its well on it's way to becomming the next Harry Potter but with a greek mythology twist.  Anyone else reading it?
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« Reply #190 on: August 17, 2008, 07:11:35 PM »

Lately I've been enjoying this series...

Its well on it's way to becomming the next Harry Potter but with a greek mythology twist.  Anyone else reading it?


Why yes I am, that's the third one to anyone interested.  The one's that are out in order are
The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth.

I haven't read the fourth one yet but the rest are pretty good.
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« Reply #191 on: August 17, 2008, 07:31:34 PM »

I recently picked myself a copy of:


My friend's mom went apes**t on me.  She's like, "Why are you reading that book?  John Lennon's dead because of it."  She's a huge Beatles/Lennon fan.  Then it led to a whole discussion/argument over the incident.
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« Reply #192 on: August 17, 2008, 07:46:28 PM »

...or Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens (which I thought I had read previously, but either I've forgotten it or else I just missed it).

I just read this one this summer: great fun!  Did you get to it, Derf?  I think it is a definite "not to be missed".
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« Reply #193 on: August 17, 2008, 08:34:20 PM »

I recently finished IN AT THE DEATH, the concluding volume of Harry Turtledove's four-book SETTLING ACCOUNTS series - an alternative history of World War II between the Union and the Confederacy.  It was truly an awesome read.  This guy really makes you think about what might have been if history zigged when it should have zagged!
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« Reply #194 on: August 17, 2008, 09:16:11 PM »

I forgot to mention, I just finished Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.  Really makes you think about where we're going as a society even though it was written about 70 years ago.
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