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I'm about half way through Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. If you haven't seen Dexter on Showtime, check it out.

DISCLAIMER: Dexter is rated L for Logue. Those offeded by torture-porn, torture or porn should use with caution.

Dark Archive

James Keegan wrote:
DangerDwarf wrote:

The Occult Roots of Nazism

It's ok.

Glenn Danzig recommends it.

Yeah, every school child should have that book.

His video actually where I first heard of it. Then, while at the library I actually saw it in the "for sale" section and had to get it. It was just an ok read.

I usually leave the book I'm reading on the coffee table. My wife wasn't trying to hear it this time.


"The Russia House" by John le Carre

and

"Tanequil" by Terry Brooks

There's some rpg licensed stuff calling me (Eberron and Salvatore), but I haven't worked up the steam to get back into that kind of stuff. I just don't have the appetite for it right now.


Dragnmoon wrote:

I am currently listening to a book... does that count?

The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan

Jordan in any form is good. Actually, the Book on Cassette series of the Jordan series is interesting because of the two readers: one male for the male characters' POV and a woman for the female characters' POV.

What's neat is that in the early books, the male characters' POV dominates. By the end of the series, the female characters take precedence. (FWIW, I prefer the female reader, although both are above average).

"Daggers" falls somewhere in between.

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Currenly just finishing up the Moon Trilogy by ERB and then I am going to read Black God's Kiss.

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Troy Taylor wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:

I am currently listening to a book... does that count?

The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan

Jordan in any form is good. Actually, the Book on Cassette series of the Jordan series is interesting because of the two readers: one male for the male characters' POV and a woman for the female characters' POV.

What's neat is that in the early books, the male characters' POV dominates. By the end of the series, the female characters take precedence. (FWIW, I prefer the female reader, although both are above average).

"Daggers" falls somewhere in between.

The Path of Daggers is my least favorite book in the series.

I have reread the series many times. But I find now that During exercise or just outside getting a smoke I can get some time in listening to the book on my MP3 Player.

Audible.com is a great webpage to get audio books you can download.. You can subsrcibe and it is MUCH!! cheaper then getting them on tape or CD.

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Just finished The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell. Great book and looking forward for the translation of the next one =D

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Just finished Hearts in Atlantis... pretty good read, though some parts (especially the ending) dissapointed me.


The Inhuman Condition by Clive Barker

because Cosmo recommended it...

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"Elak of Atlantis" by Henry Kuttner.


Just finished a little short story by Neil Gaiman called The Dream Hunters. Beautiful artwork by Yoshitaka Amano. Highly recommend the read if you can stomach $20 for a short story.

As ever,
ACE


I'm reading Devil's Rose, the illustrated novel by Brom. The paintings are great, the story (so far) seems pretty cliche, though.


Finally getting around to A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin.

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"The Secret of Sinharat" by Leigh Brackett.

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The first book in the Horatio Hornblower series. Good stuff but I've had to go look up a lot of stuff he refers to like jigger-masts, spinnakers and topgallants.


Currently reading William King's Gotrek & Felix saga, just finishing up with Daemonslayer (book 3) before moving onto Dragonslayer. Thoroughly enjoying myself, and recommending the series to everyone I know. If you're a fan of fast-paced, gritty action and adventure across a masterfully painted backdrop of the world of Warhammer, then I suggest you pick up this series.

Also, for the times when I don't have long enough to properly settle into G&F, I'm working my way through Tales of the Old World, a collection of Warhammer short stories by various authors. Less than halfway through, and so far the overall quality of the collection is pretty darned good. I'm hoping the trend continues. Could do with more orcs, though...

And, How To Fossilise Your Hamster (and other amazing experiments for the armchair scientist) is also causing me some joy. Finally, science I can understand, and in some cases actually use (just waiting now to find out of plastic milk can be used as a cheap modelling material). A really fascinating read anyway, and highly recommended to just about everyone.

On my 'coming soon...' list are;

Gotrek & Felix; The Second Omnibus by William King
The Bloodbowl Omnibus by Matt Forbeck
(Dragonlance) Heroes Volumes 1-4
(Dragonlance) Villains Volume 4
(Dragonlance) Preludes Volumes 1+2
(Dragonlance) Preludes 2 Volumes 2+3
The Complete Chronicles of Conan by Robert E. Howard
The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe
The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorne saga by Tad Williams
The Damned series by David Gemmel
The Drenai series by David Gemmel

Note to self: Must buy less books for a while.

Liberty's Edge

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ARGH!!!!..

So anyway I listened to the Audio Books of Robert Jordan's wheel of time series Books 1-10 to catch up before I Read Book 11.

SO I start reading Book 11 and Had problems.

It seems I got so used to the Narrators voices and the way they Pronounce things that I realized when I read it It did not match the way I pronounced them in my head. So the story was confusing even though I just listened to all 10 books with out losing track of the story!.. Now reading it I can't keep it in track with the story I just listened to!!!.

So instead of reading Book 11 *Read 1-10 Many times in the past* I am listening to it on my Ipod... :-(

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I'm currently reading:

'Stranger in a Strange Land' by Robert A. Heinlein (I keep putting this one down for some reason - I've been reading it since August.)

'Halo: the Fall of Reach' by Eric Nylund (Not high literature, but a fun read. I started it this afternoon.)

'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess (For the fourth time in six months. My all-time favorite book.)

'Mother Night' by Kurt Vonnegut (A friend suggested I read this. I've yet to get into it.)

'Dude, Where's My Country?' by Michael Moore (A waste of ink. I'm not sure why I bought this.)


I'm reading Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson.

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I am currently reading:

SWORDSMEN IN THE SKY, a sword and planet anthology from the 60s, edited by the great Donald Wollheim. "A Vision of Venus" by Otis Adelbert Kline is like every sword and planet plot and cliché stuffed into seven pages. But it's fun. Also fun are tales by Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton. I cannot recommend the tale by Andre Norton, which is filled with talking animals. It was her first published story, and it shows.

SKULL-FACE, by Robert E. Howard. I'm strongly considering this one for publication in Planet Stories, but BOY HOWDY is the main story racist. Almost laughably so, in fact. Great, fun pulpy two-fisted Cthulhu/Yellow Peril stuff. Highly enjoyable.

THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, by A. Merritt. I haven't read too much Merritt, but I'm sure I'll read all of it I can find based on the strength of the first third of this classic work of fantasy by a writer who was HUGE in his day but who is almost forgotten today. I strongly recommend A. Merritt to readers who like their fantasy highly descriptive and thoroughly phantasmagoric.

--Erik


Erik Mona wrote:


SKULL-FACE, by Robert E. Howard. I'm strongly considering this one for publication in Planet Stories, but BOY HOWDY is the main story racist. Almost laughably so, in fact. Great, fun pulpy two-fisted Cthulhu/Yellow Peril stuff. Highly enjoyable.

Interesting. I had a prof who was interested in the Yellow Peril hysteria in popular fiction. Howard never came up because he was looking at the fin de siecle Victorians. When I explain this development in western literature to English lit students in China today they are quite amused.

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I have the fourth book of the Atevi sequence by C.J. Cherryh in my hands now, "Precursor". I am still amazed by the depth of the characters and the conversations and am looking forward for the next 5 books, that are already waiting on my bookshelf.

(Afterwards: the Ayla books by Auel)


I'm on chapter 7 of book 1 (The Cross-Time Engineer) of the Advetures of Conrad Stargard by Leo Frankowski. So far, so good.


Tegan wrote:
I'm on chapter 7 of book 1 (The Cross-Time Engineer) of the Advetures of Conrad Stargard by Leo Frankowski. So far, so good.

Ohhhhhh!!! I LOVE those books. I have the 1st 5 of them. I have re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-read them so many times.


Sharoth wrote:
Tegan wrote:
I'm on chapter 7 of book 1 (The Cross-Time Engineer) of the Advetures of Conrad Stargard by Leo Frankowski. So far, so good.
Ohhhhhh!!! I LOVE those books. I have the 1st 5 of them. I have re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-read them so many times.

Yeah, I'm borrowing these from Lawgiver & he's read them over & over too. It's quite possible that if I like them enough I'll start getting them together from half.com or 1/2 price books so that I can read them over & over again too. :o)

That's what happened after I borrowed the 1st Deathstalker (by Simon R Green) book from him also. His collection has become my own private testing grounds, it's great.

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At the moment, I am reading a bunch of filler books until Shadowplay from Tad Williams comes out in paperback. His first book was great, and I am really looking forward to the second.

Last five books include:
1) Olympos by Dan Simmons. This is the second book in a 2 book series. This is a good read if you like SF & the Trojan War

2) Descent of Angels by Mitchel Scanlon. This is book 6 in The Horus Heresy series. The series is very good (especially the first 3). This book is good, but it really nothing to do with the series.

3) Faith & Fire by James Swallow. Its ok...I will leave it at that.

4) The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas (unabridged version). Excellent! Dumas has to be one of my favorite authors!

5) Shadowbred by Paul S. Kemp. I am in the middle of this one.


Mr Baron wrote:
At the moment, I am reading a bunch of filler books until Shadowplay from Tad Williams comes out in paperback. His first book was great, and I am really looking forward to the second.

I know! Saw it in hardcover. Only another year to go. It's like waiting for the final book in the Briar King series to be affordable.

Recently read Look Me in the Eye, by John Robison, Running with Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs his brother, and Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. The latter was the most fascinating, the middle was the funniest and most disturbing, and the first one was the one I could relate to most. (As it turned out, I know the author and his first wife. Now there's a good explanation for why he did some of the odd things he did.) Robison and Tammet both write about Asperger's, though Tammet is also a savant. Burroughs is just funny, even if he's describing a really bizarre set of circumstances.

Just finished Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr, and am looking for the second book in that series.

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"Black God's Kiss" by C.L. Moore.


The Anubis Murders by Gary Gygax

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Just finished the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Philip Pullman. Excellent. All those who are protesting this book for religious reasons have obviously never READ it. The message probably hits too close to home for them.......

I just started Jim Butcher's "Captain's Fury" last night....and I love this series. Jim, you can do no wrong.


Jurgen, by James Branch Cabell. Truly a comedy of justice starring a lecherous - but "monstrous clever" - fellow who learns about the virtues and vices of life with women, and in no small part a little about himself as well. Nice illustrations too, makes me wish that modern publishers would put illustrations into their works.

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"Eyes of the Overworld" by Jack Vance


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On my long commute I usually "read" Audio books. I am in the middle of an excellent one, Sword Song by Bernard Crowell. Great historical fiction about the Alfred the Great period of British history and the politicing in the Saxon kingdoms and the Danelaw. My only problem is I didn't realize until I was 3 chapters in that it was part 4 of a series! ACK!


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
"Eyes of the Overworld" by Jack Vance

Good book! Personal favorite (reread many times) The Languages of Pao and The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph.

Kewl read: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow.

B%@@$un!

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Erik Mona wrote:


SKULL-FACE, by Robert E. Howard. I'm strongly considering this one for publication in Planet Stories, but BOY HOWDY is the main story racist. Almost laughably so, in fact. Great, fun pulpy two-fisted Cthulhu/Yellow Peril stuff. Highly enjoyable.
--Erik

I read Skull Face a couple years ago. I kinda agree, although there seemed to be a lot of not just Yellow Peril stuff, but "fear of anyone not from Europe" in general.

What's strange to me is this: I read some Henry Miller, and I believe if he was writing today, his work would've been severely edited for racist content, if he even wrote the same way as he did back then.

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The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes. It's a bit odd, which I like.

Thus far, it's pretty good.


Tegan wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Tegan wrote:
I'm on chapter 7 of book 1 (The Cross-Time Engineer) of the Advetures of Conrad Stargard by Leo Frankowski. So far, so good.
Ohhhhhh!!! I LOVE those books. I have the 1st 5 of them. I have re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-read them so many times.

Yeah, I'm borrowing these from Lawgiver & he's read them over & over too. It's quite possible that if I like them enough I'll start getting them together from half.com or 1/2 price books so that I can read them over & over again too. :o)

That's what happened after I borrowed the 1st Deathstalker (by Simon R Green) book from him also. His collection has become my own private testing grounds, it's great.

Thanks to you Tegan, I decided to add another re- to the series. ~grins~ Plus the books are just such fun reads too. I am on Chapter 13 right now.


Pardon me. Chapter 14.


I have 3 books I'm reading right now, although they're sort of on the backburner at the moment (I'm having problems concentrating on reading even a full page - a nightmare come true for someone who loves to read as much as I).
- The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (my hero :-D)
- It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh (yes, it's one of those "self-help" books about sorting all of your stuff out - probably very symptomatic that I haven't finished it yet...)
- Operation Spiegelhauer by Morten Spiegelhauer. It's written by the host of a Danish "consumer rights investigation" program (they investigate all manner of things, from tax fraud, Nigerian e-mail spam, Noni Juice, people trafficking etc.) and details how they make the programs and the consequences being the host has had for him.


Perdido Street Station

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"Iron Kissed" (Mercy Thompson, Book 3) by by Patricia Briggs.


Kruelaid wrote:
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Damn fine book! The Scar is also excellent. I was not quite so fond of Iron Council although many of the concepts in that are still "Wow! How does he think of that."

Just finished Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny. Weird book, fast read, decent overall.

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S.Baldrick wrote:
"Iron Kissed" (Mercy Thompson, Book 3) by by Patricia Briggs.

I just finished today.


Working through Terry Brooks stuff.

Just finished Tanequil and started Straken ... turns out a good decision to read them back to back, story just picks up where the last one left off.

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"Conan of Venarium" by Harry Turtledove.


"To Say Nothing of the Dog", by Connie Willis.

I don't know why I haven't heard more of her. Her bio (as of 1998)states she has won 6 Nebula and 6 Hugo awards.

It's a fun romp so far, reminds me a little bit of Gaiman.

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The Amber series, by Zelazney. Pretty excellent so far!

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The new Iain M Banks, "Matter". Not as fast-paced as some of his other Culture novels but full of mad big ideas, great characters and great tech. And he just writes so well - still recommended though.

Also got the new China Mieville waiting for me :)


Just picked up Undead by Richard Lee Byers. God, I love his stuff. Also have the Shadow War Anthology.


New China Mieville? Whoa! Did he write something after Iron Council?

As to Connie Willis, she's a really good author. I recommend her short story collection Firewatch.

I just finished Land of Unreason, by L. Sprague de Camp. Good stuff.

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