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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:55 PM
I've been reading "The Bone Season" by Samantha Shannon. Its very good.
And listening to "Ready Player One" by Earnest Cline. And read by Will Weaton. Now this book is beyond awesome! Set 40yrs in the future. Online vr gaming, school, and life are the norm, when the creator of the console dies and leaves behind his fortune hidden online in an "Easter egg" for one to unlock by solving riddles and completing challenges. This book is jam packed with '80s nostalgia. Games, places, shows, all referenced and intrigal parts of the quest to find "the egg"! Once again I highly recommend this book!
Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:21 AM
Just finished The Republic of Thieves...it was pretty good, in my opinion, though not as good as the Lies of Locke Lamora.
Now I'm just starting a biography of Pauline Kael, a noted film critic for the New Yorker. Whether you like film or not, her pieces were always amazing to read.
Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:24 PM
Working my way through Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Very very surreal book. I think I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and it's been interesting from the beginning.
Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:19 PM
Finishing up Brian Ashcraft's Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential. As I'm learning Japanese and becoming a big fan of idol group morning musume, it's pretty enlightening.
My action/scifi novel, Still Man Fights, is available in paperback and e-book form at Amazon.com.
My new travelogue, Japan Chronicles: of Rock Gods and J-Pop Idols, is also on Amazon.com.
Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:17 AM
This book is absolutely spectacular. If you ever spent any time at an arcade in the 80s or 90s you will truly appreciate this book. This intricate novel not only deals with the rise, fall, rebirth and ultimate demise of arcades but also love, loss of loved ones and how our decisions can affect others. There are tons of pop culture references from the 80s and 90s and all of the arcade gaming descriptions and timeline are spot on. Much of the story is told in flashbacks and the author's outstanding writing will keep you enthralled until the end. I truly felt like a part of the Westfield Arcade by the end and it made me misty for my own Halcyon days at the arcade which were remarkably similar to those described in the story.
If you aren't convinced read the first 10 pages on Amazon's preview. That should be enough to hook you in. I know it did me.
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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:23 AM
Reading Nineteen Eighty-Four (Centennial Edition) for my English class. Almost done.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:21 PM
Right now I'm reading "The 120 Days Of Sodom And Other Writings" by Marquis De Sade
"Dr. Sleep" by Stephen King which is a really great book.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:54 AM
Splitting my time between an ARC of William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back and Red Rising.
Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:30 AM
Various programming books. Currently in an O-O workshop for the company I'm working for.
Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:34 PM
Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:36 PM
The Accidental Time Machine
Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:39 PM
I finished up The Companions last week. It was very good, but I'm not sure how I feel about him
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (I'm for some reason getting a "you are not allowed to use that image extension on this community error) when trying to show the cover on Amazon. Weird.).