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

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:51 pm

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

Postby contramundi » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:31 am

have all of gaimans books..love the short story collections,the one where there a knight in search of the grail in an old womans house,the snow white vampire one and the devil vs stray cat one to name a few..but the graveyeardbook fell short on me,perhaps it was a bit too kid friendly? dont know..hes one of my favourite authors along with giles kristian and joe abercrombie ;)
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:48 pm

Yesterday, I read 'The Rise and Fall of Great Powers' by Tom Rachman, which was wonderful. Highly recommended.

Today, I read 'London Falling' by Paul Cornell. I enjoyed it, but perhaps not as much as I'd hoped I would. The world he creates is well thought out and evocative, but something about the novel left me a little cold. Will still read the follow-up, mind you.

Tomorrow, I'm going to get a start on 'England's Dreaming' by Jon Savage.

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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 nietoperz » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:44 pm

OK, so this week I've read:
    Consiliance by Edward O. Wilson - essentially an argument for the unity of all knowledge around scientific bases.
    The Trip to Echo Spring by Julia Laing, which is an examination of alcoholism as it pertains to six twentieth century American writers, namely Tennessee Williams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Cheever, Raymond Carver and John Berryman.
    The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
    Maximum Bob by Elmore Leonard
    and now I've started The Dog Said Bow Wow by Michael Swanwick, having read his work for the first time in the Rogues anthology and been blown away.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby contramundi » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:10 am

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read the age of odin and rather liked it ;)
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:24 am

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read the age of odin and rather liked it ;)


Yeah, this book made me interested in reading the rest of the series. :)
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby bkthomson » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:24 am

Read the Forever War. Enjoyed it a lot I can see how it was an award winner during its time. The only theme I did not see as much of was it parallels to the Vietnam war.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby bkthomson » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:24 am

nietoperz wrote:OK, so this week I've read:
    Consiliance by Edward O. Wilson - essentially an argument for the unity of all knowledge around scientific bases.
    The Trip to Echo Spring by Julia Laing, which is an examination of alcoholism as it pertains to six twentieth century American writers, namely Tennessee Williams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Cheever, Raymond Carver and John Berryman.
    The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
    Maximum Bob by Elmore Leonard
    and now I've started The Dog Said Bow Wow by Michael Swanwick, having read his work for the first time in the Rogues anthology and been blown away.



I have the Dog Said Bow Wow on my kindle and I hope to get to it this year.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Lord Ice » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:53 pm

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Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin - Second book in the final trilogy. Full of references of current day topics and pop culture that will seem dated in a few years, but will seem like cool nostalgia 20-30 years from now, as the first books in the series seem today.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Stephen Day » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:51 pm

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The individual chapters are a little short, overall it's been a fun read.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby UnionJack » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:27 pm

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Read the first one - great stuff and this second volume keeps maintains the standard.

Wilde's portrayal of Hereward makes me think of a Dark Ages version of The Phantom or The Shadow. Even got the cool aliases - The Devil of the Fens, The Ghost who comes from the Mist, The King of Terror.

Finding myself outraged at the Normans treatment of England & it's people....

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