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What books are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by sapiens, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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    Dip it in holy water?
     
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  2. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    Soaking it would be more like it. At around six years old, my phone is an antique in cell phone years.
     
  3. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    I’m not reading it, but I did
    Good Omens

    I’m watching it on Amazon Prime
    And it translates well, IMHO

    Read the book first though
    Which is highly recommended
    Come on...Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett!!

    They made a show on it, it’s gotta be good.
     
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  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    I'm debating starting The Mercy Seat by Rilla Askew. I like westerns well enough, but this one might have too much religion for my taste.
     
  5. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    Rila Askew loves imagery; I wonder if she also writes poetry. The Mercy Seat was disappointing, mostly because Askew never makes the reader really care about any of the characters. The surprise ending probably didn't surprise anyone. It does dangle the possibility of a sequel (which I haven't checked for, and won't).
     
  6. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney.

    Yet another author who introduces too many character and subplots, and then ends the book without wrapping up the loose ends. Are publishers scared to tell authors to write a better ending?
     
  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty,
    published by Barnes & Noble.

    This collection doesn't include Welty's novels, just her short stories. I've just started, still reading some of her early works, it should be interesting to follow how her writing changes over the years.
     
  8. buzzgunner

    buzzgunner 180 gr. of diplomacy

    I just finished "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross. I'm starting to re-read "Old Man's War" by John Scalzi.
     
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  9. Leto

    Leto Slightly Tilted

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    Toronto
    Salvation by Peter F. Hamilton
     
  10. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    Essential Wicca, by Paul Tuitean and Estelle Daniels.
     
  11. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted Donor

    Montana Chillers: 13 True Tales of Ghosts and Hauntings by Ellen Baumler
     
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  12. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted Donor

    Finished the Montana Chillers. Just started The New Bedside Playboy, a collection of fiction, satire, cartoons and interviews from 50 years of Playboy.
     
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  13. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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  14. buzzgunner

    buzzgunner 180 gr. of diplomacy

    I'm just about finished re-reading "The Annihilation Score" by Charles Stross. When I'm done I plan to re-read "The Nightmare Stacks" by the same author.
     
  15. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    Missed this before. The show was done very well. The book is great. Read it several times. I'm a big fan of both Neil Gaiman and the late great Terry Pratchett.
     
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  16. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted Donor

    In the spirit of the season, I think I'm going to re-read, Clive Barker's, Books of Blood, series. Still working on the Playboy one as well.
     
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  17. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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  18. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    The Baron of Magister Valley by Steven Brust

    Brust is one of my favorite authors...an excellent writer of banter & dialog and exciting plots.
    He has a whole series of Fantasy books based on a whole world...Humans and Elves...but it's like it's in pre-Napoleonic days...but the Nobel Houses and cities are all Elven.
    The Elves live 5000+ years...the humans are considered "lower class" but they can buy nobility titles.

    The Hero is one of those...a human in the Mafia house, Jhereg...and he runs a block or two...but he solves mysteries on the side.
    He's an assassin first …but he also is a Witch...and has a dragonette familiar, which he communicates through telepathy. (and they talk just like you and I do...and bullshit, great sarcasm)
    BTW...they all can do Sorcery too...especially the Elves.
    So with the LONG lives of these characters...his mysteries that he solves can be quite twisted.

    Most of his books read like those old Pulp Fiction novellas - short...and like the old school detective novels. Good juicy plots, fast paced, easy reads.

    But on the side...he's got a few, that are background and history for the current world....again, these Elves live LONG...especially if they're powerful or undead
    These ready more like Dumas' "Three Musketeers" the original books flow and wording.
    So it's a different flavor...a bit challenging to get used to at first.
    But still just as exciting, fun and dynamic.

    I'd highly recommend getting into the series. it's a lot of fun.
    Start with Jhereg
     
  19. buzzgunner

    buzzgunner 180 gr. of diplomacy

    I'm about a quarter of the way into "Ready Player Two" by Ernest Cline.
     
  20. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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