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Old 03-20-2009, 09:35 PM
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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and Waiting for Godot by Samual Beckett

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Old 03-21-2009, 08:00 AM
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks.

It's a collection of clinical tales from neuropathology... what happens when people have strokes, head injuries, or birth defects that affect the brain.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:43 AM
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One Door Away From Heaven -- good ol' Koontz.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:48 AM
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Sounds like my kind of book up there, HoiLei!

Sharpe's Eagle - Bernard Cornwell
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:00 PM
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Witch Baby by Francesca Lia Block
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A lovely trashy romance.

Highland Guardian by Melissa Mayhue

(I'm supposed to be working on my own novel ... but I am really good at procrastinating.)
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:42 PM
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... but I am really good at procrastinating.)
Doubt it.

Haha, I'm such a pessimistic jerk.

Ah! I'm starting to sound like Jimmy. :O
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:14 PM
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Faerie Tale - Raymond E. Feist
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Ah, geez. I remember that one, Winter. T'was okay.
Just finished Mister Pip. Lloyd Jones.

If you haven't this is rated one of my top books. No, but seriously, I'm not easily impressed, and this was a seriously affecting book.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:51 PM
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It sounds familiar, SW. Maybe I've picked it up before.

The Book of Joby - Mark J. Ferarri
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:54 PM
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I usually have four or five novels going at once. Currently I am reading:

V. by Thomas Pynchon
Picture of Dorian Grey
Time Travel In Einstein's Universe by J Richard Gott
Heart of Darkness

Nearly done with Heart and Dorian. About halfway through V. A plethora of Dostoevsky sits at my night table awaiting my attention.
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Picture of Dorian Grey is a great book, so is Heart of Darkness

I'm reading the May issue of Shonen Jump, it's 400 pages.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:54 AM
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Just because Wilde was british doesn't mean it can't be Dorian Gray.

Because it is. And, a great book too of course.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Danny View Post
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and Waiting for Godot by Samual Beckett
I saw Godot at the theatre last night, with Sir Ian McKellern and Patrick Stewart.

Awesome
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Yesterday finished reading "A dirty Job" by Christopher Moore, and I'm almost done with Metal gear solid.... the novel.........I know what you may think... lol
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Cultural Anthropology by Embry...textbook.
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I just finished Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, and while it didn't exactly rock my world, it was a pretty damn good book. Very solid, believable characters that you learn to fall in love with, and the plot is pretty awesome. Hill's prose is still pretty mundane, though. Sad, considering who his daddy is. But still, I think this guy is going to be really good. I hope so, anyway.

The day before I finished, I went to the bookstore and picked up The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon, and A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.

I've been told by a fellow or two on this board that GRRM's opus is worth a read, so I got it just to see for myself. Also, I've been dying to fall in love with a series since I finished King's Dark Tower a few years back. And I started Mysteries today, and I have to say that Chabon is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:52 PM
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Art of War, Sun Tzu. And feeling rather violent.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:36 PM
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Haven't read Art of War for years. Thought I was the only one who had. Now reading Set of Six by Joseph Conrad, newly discovered. Wonderfully written short fiction. (Well, maybe not fiction since Conrad wrote it.)
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Aha, Sun Tzu!
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One of the most quoted and least read books of all time! Never read it myself, but I've been meaning to.

Currently it's: Lords of the North - Bernard Cornwell
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I've read Art of War, I loved it

Cat Deck the Halls - Shirley Rousseau Murphy
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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh is going very slowly for me at the moment. Can't really say why. The writing is flawless. It's just...I don't know...not that interesting?
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I know the feeling but flawless writing doesn't automatically mean a good read. It really just makes the piece flow better but the actual storyline has to have a punch as well. That's the reason I could never get into "War of the Worlds -- H.G. Wells."

Mind of my Mind -- Octavia E. Butler, so good so far

Loved Art of War by the way. Will definitely be re-reading.
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Strange Highways -- Dean Koontz. I'd never read any of his short stories before! I like his novels better, but these aren't bad.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
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Huckleberry Finn was so much better than Tom Sawyer I think.

Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
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Superior Saturday - Garth Nix

If you ever get the chance to read his Keys to the Kingdom series, do it. It's fabulous.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:23 PM
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Naa, Tom Sawyer rocked Huck Finn's socks, I'm afraid

Casino Royale--I've read that one. It was okay, but the Bond books just don't do it for me.
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Reading The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek for the third time. Great stuff. Background WWI. Schweik is the anti-anything that involves work, especially as an Austrian draftee. When ordered to charge, Schweik does an immediate about-face and charges to the rear. If you haven't read this one, your education is incomplete and you may consider yourself deprived.
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