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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:30 pm

Just finished Deathly Hallows last night.

I'll probably start on Drood next.

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Bestseller Simmons (The Terror) brilliantly imagines a terrifying sequence of events as the inspiration for Dickens's last, uncompleted novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, in this unsettling and complex thriller. In the course of narrowly escaping death in an 1865 train wreck and trying to rescue fellow passengers, Dickens encounters a ghoulish figure named Drood, who had apparently been traveling in a coffin. Along with his real-life novelist friend Wilkie Collins, who narrates the tale, Dickens pursues the elusive Drood, an effort that leads the pair to a nightmarish world beneath London's streets. Collins begins to wonder whether the object of their quest, if indeed the man exists, is merely a cover for his colleague's own murderous inclinations.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:45 pm

Wild Cards: Busted Flush

edited by George R.R. Martin

It is a sequel to Inside Straight.
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48THRiLLS

Review Grouper

Postby 48THRiLLS » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:05 pm

'Eden' by Tony Monchinski
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:40 pm

Hot Spot by Charles Williams. Another '50s era crime novel. About halfway through, and it's very good. Right up there with Goodis, Thompson, and the like. Deals with a bank-robbing pyromaniac, who is sometimes moral and other times unpredictably immoral.

Good story, great technical details about bomb making, and an interesting protagonist who doubles as the narrator. Vintage Crime publishes it, so it's a little pricey, but you should be able to find it at a good used bookstore if you're interested.

Flynn the Pirate

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:09 pm

So I finished The Drawing of the Three. Now I'm moving on to a re-read of Paradise Lost.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:02 pm

One Good Story, That One by Thomas King
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HNutz

Silly French Man

Postby HNutz » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:01 pm

I'm rereading the Artemis Fowl series.

Looking for something cool to follow it up with. Any suggestions?
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:47 am

The Lord of the Monkeys is both re-reading and re-listening (I have it on audio CD) to the Divine Comedy.

I'm also re-working my way through Bret Hart's autoboigraphy....
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McKegan

Zombie Guard

Postby McKegan » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:58 am

Finishing up Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park. A real head trip.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:40 am

HNutz wrote:I'm rereading the Artemis Fowl series.

Looking for something cool to follow it up with. Any suggestions?


The Dresden Files.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:01 am

McKegan wrote:Finishing up Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park. A real head trip.

Worth reading? And what's it like?

Years ago, I read American Psycho. Disturbing, but funny at the same time. The long lists of consumer items, the banter about business cards, and the long expositions on '80s music were all hilarious. I could read another book like that, as long as it wasn't as stunningly violent.
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McKegan

Zombie Guard

Postby McKegan » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

Eli Katz wrote:Worth reading? And what's it like?

Years ago, I read American Psycho. Disturbing, but funny at the same time. The long lists of consumer items, the banter about business cards, and the long expositions on '80s music were all hilarious. I could read another book like that, as long as it wasn't as stunningly violent.


I liked it a lot. More than I thought I would after being dissapointed with Glamorama. It's kind of mash-up of a haunted house story with a celebrity memoir. It's more frightening than violent.
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McKegan

Zombie Guard

Postby McKegan » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:40 pm

Just started reading Martin Millar's Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation.
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KillerShrike

cheese

Postby KillerShrike » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:35 pm

"Charlatan" by Pope Brock. The true story of a quack who made a fortune in the 20s and 30s implanting goat testicles in people as a cure for impotence.
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Dragavon

Podcaster

Postby Dragavon » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:55 pm

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