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    Quote Originally Posted by rvk5150 View Post
    Currently reading Autobiography of Henry Ford...finished the original Frankenstein by Mary Shelley prior to that.
    good stuff-a fave. has anyone else come across an older novel using the literary device of starting a novel off with the ending?
    i haven't and wondering if mary shelley essentially invented it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russaroll View Post
    Reading that and The Shining...just finished The Stand.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    both ends here: Gilgamesh and My Life as a White Trash Zombie (urban fantasy)

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    Was bored and the local library didnt have anything new in to read...rereading the Icewind Dale trilogy by RA Salvatore

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    Just started A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
    One does not simply ride their bike into Mordor! - electrik

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    The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse
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    A history of Quantum Physics

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    Finished The Shining...great book!

    Still working on the Dark Tower Series, looking for something else to read as well.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Game Of Thrones 2. Started reading 1 in August 'cause it was lying around and I was deep under the influence of concussion and percocet. They are definitely readable but I don't love'em. Blurbs comparing it to other fantasy-type books entirely unjustified.

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    In between the 2 GoT books I read Jar City a detective story set in Reykjavik, a city we were going to visit until my concussion/percocet event cost that vacation. It's a good Scandi-Noir thing. Pieces are as gruesome (anatomcally or emotionally) as the Stieg Larsson books but it's just a crime story, no supervillains or conspiracies or asperger geniuses. It does tie in to my professional interests so that made it a little more interesting, and I didn't know about that heading into it. At the end of the book it came to be built around this project, including actual specific people working on it, but it changed the names and genders of everything. That was some additional entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Finished The Shining...great book!

    Still working on the Dark Tower Series, looking for something else to read as well.
    Dark Tower series is the only SK washout for me. Maybe I was reading it at the wrong time in my own life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    Dark Tower series is the only SK washout for me. Maybe I was reading it at the wrong time in my own life.
    It's the last of his book series I've tried to read, like you at any other time I wasn't ready for it. I read the first two books with a fever and stalled on the third...not gonna give up though.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    rereading the ecology of fear: los angeles and the imagination of disaster by mike davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    Game Of Thrones 2. Started reading 1 in August 'cause it was lying around and I was deep under the influence of concussion and percocet. They are definitely readable but I don't love'em. Blurbs comparing it to other fantasy-type books entirely unjustified.
    I've been working my way through them and agree with you. I do like most of them but there are some plot lines that are just a drag to get through.
    One does not simply ride their bike into Mordor! - electrik

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    John Irving - Cider House Rules
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Just started A Dance With Dragons
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    just started Game of Thrones too early in the book to tell if I like it or not, or
    how it differs from the HBO series.
    Sono più lento di quel che sembra.
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    Just got my hands on the Shimano 2013 Bicycle Components catalog, Shimano Wheel Systems 2013 catalog and Shimano Genuine Parts Catalogue 2013 ....

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    Right now I am ready a couple books. One is a comic Locke&Key vol 2 head games And I am reading the Collection of Little House on the Prairie. I know, weird variety

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    Finally finished Infinte Jest, which enjoyable tho' it was, I'm relieved to be through with, except that I'm not...

    This winter I want to read some huge Russian classic, but only after I'm more of the way through Bill Bryson's, At Home: A Short History of Private Life.

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    Generation A by Douglas Coupland. An OK read without much point.
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    Well I can honestly say that the HBO series follows the book Game of Thrones exactly.
    3/4 of the way through it and I see no major differences except maybe some gratuitous
    nudity that HBO throws into all their miniseries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek View Post
    Well I can honestly say that the HBO series follows the book Game of Thrones exactly.
    3/4 of the way through it and I see no major differences except maybe some gratuitous
    nudity that HBO throws into all their miniseries.
    I'm just starting book 4 more out of OCD than pure reading pleasure and there has been stuff every step of the way that I don't think I want to see on TV so I'm not following along that line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    John Irving - Cider House Rules
    I love this book!!! I read Irving's In One Person recently, it's odd, but a good book. The characters in this book reminded me of the wild characters in The World According to Garp.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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