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#931 Maklershed

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:21 AM

I was reading World War Z, but had to stop to study for the pcat. I'm going to start reading that again. After that one, I want to read Battle Royale since I loved the movie, and then Corline. I also want to start reading the True Blood books.



World War Z is fantastic. And I've had the True Blood book set sitting in my Amazon cart for awhile now. The only thing holding me back is that I don't want the story blown for the HBO show. Speaking of books and HBO .. one of my favorite book series (The #1 Ladies Detective Agency .. anyone else read these?) starts as a show this weekend on HBO. :whee:

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#932 bmachine

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:43 PM

Instruction manuals, backs of cereal boxes, old issues of Entertainment Weekly, and some Chick Tracts.

In other words, I'm between books right now.

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#933 VioletArrows

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:22 AM

After almost a year, I'm finally finishing up my comic sci-fi anthology. I'd say it was 75% good stuff, 10% junk, and 15% ...what?

Needed way more Dr. Who quality stuff, though. The Day We Played Mars was a good start. My favorites are a toss up between the Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves..., Colquitt's High Energy Trousers, Return of the Warrior, and Sweet Savage Sorcerer.
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#934 cdubb1605

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:38 AM

picked up "pride and prejudice and zombies" heres hoping for the best

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#935 doctorfaustus

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:02 AM

Prelude to Foundation- Isaac Asimov
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#936 crunchb3rry

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:44 AM

I'm having a midlife crisis or something. I used to read Hugo, Dumas, etc. but now I've been reading nothing but Ultimate Spider-Man.

#937 deszaras

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:47 AM

Just finished Medstar 1: Battle Surgeons and I'm into the second book Medstar 2: Jedi Healer, both by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry.
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#938 bobo2k4

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:36 AM

Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters
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#939 bmachine

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


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#940 shieryda

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:18 PM

James Patterson's Cross Country.

#941 karasu-tengu

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:51 PM

Recently finished Terry Pratchett's Last Hero and Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, currently reading Douglas Adams' The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

#942 Maklershed

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:28 PM

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

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He lives about 25 minutes away from me and frequents a restaurant in my town. :)

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#943 Maklershed

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:52 AM

Can someone recommend a good post-apocalypse book (other than The Road or Oryx and Crake)

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#944 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:01 AM

I was reading World War Z, but had to stop to study for the pcat. I'm going to start reading that again. After that one, I want to read Battle Royale since I loved the movie, and then Corline. I also want to start reading the True Blood books.

The book is so much better than the movie. I read the book first, and ended up hating the movie because of the changes.

Currently reading the Timeline-191 series. 5 more books to go.

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#945 mang9432

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:22 PM

Can someone recommend a good post-apocalypse book (other than The Road or Oryx and Crake)


The Chrysalids (Rebirth)


I'm currently reading "Under the Banner of Heaven"
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#946 bmachine

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:55 AM

Can someone recommend a good post-apocalypse book (other than The Road or Oryx and Crake)


Have you read Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban? It's dense and weird but an amazing read. Imagine The Stand meets A Clockwork Orange. Killer stuff.

Also, while it's technically a "pre-apocalyptic" book, I love Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It's easily the funniest book ever written about the end of the world.

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#947 Dokstarr

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:30 AM

Can someone recommend a good post-apocalypse book (other than The Road or Oryx and Crake)


A Canticle for Leibowitz by Miller is probably my favorite - not taking into consideration zombie books.

#948 ian1418

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:30 AM

Can someone recommend a good post-apocalypse book (other than The Road or Oryx and Crake)


Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling might interest you as well as A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller.

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#949 Maklershed

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:24 AM

Cool, thanks guys. I'm adding those suggestions to my wishlist.

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#950 Pucker

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

For some reason, I've been unable to 'get into' fiction for the last few years. I tear through non-fiction stuff (especially history, economics or linguistics related), but get bored even with authors that I've always enjoyed. This thread has given a lot of great suggestions though....maybe I need to branch out more.

FWIW...I'm reading Nudge (a book on behavioral economics), the Power of Babel (a book on how languages transform over time) and also re-reading The Prince by Machiavelli.

#951 Anexanhume

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:10 PM

Finished Chapterhouse Dune and I'm going to go ahead and read the other two by his son. I kinda have to after that jacked up ending.

#952 SneakyPenguin

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:41 AM

Finally got around to finishing Brothers of the Snake. On to Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion next.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#953 ArthurDigbySellers

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:13 PM

Just finished World War Z which I really liked and now I'm reading The Turnaround by George Pelecanos.

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#954 sblymnlcrymnl

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

#955 EDiddy0042

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:04 PM

Frankenstein- Shame the movies do this one absolutely no justice.

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#956 Devil May Cry

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:09 PM

Finished 1984. Wow, that book was AMAZING. Got started on Brave New World, but I'm not quite into it yet.

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#957 Liquid 2

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:24 PM

Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture and HP Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulu.

#958 Maklershed

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:19 PM

Just starting In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent

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#959 Capitalizt

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:52 PM

Can someone recommend a good post-apocalypse book (other than The Road or Oryx and Crake)


good pre-apocalyptic thrillers ;)

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#960 deszaras

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:04 PM

While at the beach the past week I read Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg, Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart, Kendermore by Mary Kirchoff and Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I'm now reading Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Weis and Hickman.
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