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Old 09-08-12, 03:10 PM   #626
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Old 09-09-12, 05:32 AM   #627
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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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Old 09-27-12, 10:43 AM   #630
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Finished The Shining...great book!

Still working on the Dark Tower Series, looking for something else to read as well.
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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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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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Old 10-03-12, 12:38 PM   #638
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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.
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Old 10-03-12, 02:49 PM   #639
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rereading the ecology of fear: los angeles and the imagination of disaster by mike davis.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Old 10-18-12, 07:31 PM   #644
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Old 10-23-12, 12:57 AM   #645
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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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Old 10-24-12, 09:01 AM   #646
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Old 10-26-12, 01:46 PM   #647
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Generation A by Douglas Coupland. An OK read without much point.
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Old 10-29-12, 02:49 PM   #648
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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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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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