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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Rob Thompson » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:41 pm

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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby xmenstartedit » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:25 pm

Just read for the fifth or Sixth time Horses Arse, f*ckin hilarious book by Charlie Owen.

If you like reading funny police novels this one is for you, since I grew up with Polis from this era in my life, I can attest, this is exactly how they were, because I've heard the real stories, which are even crazier. :)
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby thefourthman » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:44 pm

Finally finished Doctor Sleep. It actually got better as went. Next is NOS4A2, the other book I got for Christmas, lol.

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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Bond Hengbu » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:31 am

Aztek, The Losers and some historical fiction.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby outsider » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:21 am

Sand by Hugh Howey

I tried a handful of times to get into Lies of Locke Lamora, but it didn't grab me. Maybe I'll try later.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby bkthomson » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:31 pm

outsider wrote:Sand by Hugh Howey

I tried a handful of times to get into Lies of Locke Lamora, but it didn't grab me. Maybe I'll try later.

Yeah, lies is a dense book and it does take a while to get into. I did think it got better in the end but it take an effort to get to.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby xmenstartedit » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:27 pm

Read Mercy Thompson series again before I start reading anything I haven't read from my ever growing to read list.
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What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Chris » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:57 am

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For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born.

A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting from occupied Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.(less)


Finished David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks over the weekend. Amazing book. One of my favorites of the last few years, actually. And I think it cements Mitchell as one of my top three authors at this point.

It's more accessible than Cloud Atlas, but follows the same sextet format of having six POV sections that all interconnect or tie together somehow. The book also follows the life of the main character from 1984 to 2046, weaving her in and out of the other sections, as well as her own sections.

And it's just insane. It feels like Mitchell is channeling Grant Morrison at his most LSD-induced best. The Invisibles era Morrison.

Despite that, the book also has tremendous character work. That's Mitchell's greatest skill here. The main character is maybe one of the best written I've seen in a long time.

And for fans of his other books, many of the characters in this are either main or minor characters in his previous novels. It's all interconnected. Not necessary to have read the prior books, and each book stands alone, but it's a nice easter egg showing that Mitchell writes in a singular universe, despite the vastly different genres he works in with each book.

Everyone should read this.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Supersoldier Washout » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:00 am

Currently reading "A Dance of Dragons".

Much better pacing than "A Feast of Crows".
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Rob Thompson » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:14 am

Currently reading:
Master and Commander, by Patrick O'Brian
Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City, by Nelson Johnson
The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
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