also, just before White Wolf in Van I read Ready Player One.
A much lighter book than WWiV, but kind of a cool pairing with it as back-to-back reads--both deal to a degree with invented fantasy worlds providing escape from a decrepit present for the main characters.
quick read, briskly paced and filled to the brim with 80's pop culture references.
oh, and just before those 2--Reflections, an Oral History of Twin Peaks. Interviews with a good chunk of the cast and crew about the whole run--from the giddiness of pulling off something very unique in the beginning to the bitter end.
released not too long ago, I wonder if there will be an updated edition with thoughts on the new episodes.
thats impressive currently reading 1001 beers to try before you die im doing it in bed as it weighs a ton
thanks--and are you applying your research in the field?
unrelated, but reminds me when i had a book that supposedly listed every spaghetti western made and tried to start working through as many as I could find, and found a drop off after the Leone/Eastwood films to the other Sergios-- Corbucci (Django, Great Silence) and Sollima (Big Gundown, Face to Face) along with a handful of other decent films remarkable for a new twist or a decent actor and then there's a huge dropoff into the swamp of everything else--there was alot of crap, but it was fun.
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I've ploughed through a tonne of books recently, highlights including:
Rupert Thomson - Katherine Carlyle
I love Thomson's books but found 'Secrecy' a bit underwhelming. This was a proper return to form, an amazing sense of freedom in the approach and writing - combined with ice-cold prose (literally). Probably the closest book to my previous favourite of his 'the book of revelations'
Michael Marshall Smith - Only Forward
Fucking bonkers, starts off like Die Hard crossed with Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy and ends up a very poignant look at growing up, broken dreams, etc
Jeff Vandermeer - Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance)
Completely amazing; every single sentence had me hooked and either thrilled, moved, freaked out, or amused - Seriously, seriously in love with these books.
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