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I'm reading "The First Casualty" by Ben Elton at the moment. I'm finding these days that due to there not being enough hours in the day to even eat, I have only been reading "easy" books for the last couple of years. I even read two Dan Brown books a couple of months ago (very samey and average but extremely easy and fast to read) to get some reading in. I have another Ben Elton one lined up after this one, then maybe the last Clive Barker. Not very highbrow I know. Sad

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Eye Scream by Rollins again and again...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:29 am  Reply with quote
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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The Old Man and the Sea, (on audiobook).

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Y:The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

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Simon Reynolds - Rip it Up and Start Again
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Currently I'm re-reading "Voice of the Fire" by Alan Moore, which kind of follows on from my re-reading of "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell (there are similarities in form).

Both are highly recommended of course!

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a darkling plain, phillip reeve, last of the 4 part series, supposedly kids book but suits me fine!

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http://www.avalanchers.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=636&highlight=reading

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Sometimes the search function comes in handy.

Haven't read much lately but think I'm gonna re-read one of the most essential books for audio geeks.

Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science by Bob Katz.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:38 pm  Reply with quote
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Elricj wrote:
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


how is it?
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The Power Broker. About Robert Moses who pretty much defined how New York City looks through sheer force of will. Interesting to see what intelligence and ego can get done when you have no filter and no self-doubt. Built an amazing city and yet somehow fucked it up at the same time.
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Klawful, it's aimed at children/young readers more like Coraline (which was an actual kid's book), than say American Gods or Anansi Boys. However, it's a smooth flowing read, I find I am halfway thru it before I even really noticed. Bummer it's only 300 pages. It's got some debts to Kipling's Jungle Book (and is noted so by Gaiman in the notes) - am really enjoying it tho.
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Elricj wrote:
Klawful, it's aimed at children/young readers more like Coraline (which was an actual kid's book), than say American Gods or Anansi Boys. However, it's a smooth flowing read, I find I am halfway thru it before I even really noticed. Bummer it's only 300 pages. It's got some debts to Kipling's Jungle Book (and is noted so by Gaiman in the notes) - am really enjoying it tho.


sounds great. i haven't gotten to Coraline yet--it's in queue.

Ever try out The Thief of Always by Clive Barker? Pretty decent children's fable with a dark edge, of course.
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'Bearing the Devil's Mark' by Matt G. Paradise
http://www.amazon.com/Bearing-Devils-Mark-Matt-Paradise/dp/0615176682

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klawful wrote:
Ever try out The Thief of Always by Clive Barker? Pretty decent children's fable with a dark edge, of course.


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Yep, I've read that a couple of times. Probably one of the more decent Barker offerings of the last ten years or so, he lost his way a bit with stuff like Coldheart Canyon and Galilee I think.

Have you tried his latest "childrens" series The Abarat? Onto the third installment now (haven't read the third yet) but on a similar playing field as Thief Of Always, kind of like a cross between Thief Of Always and Imajica. but for kids. And grownups as the case may be.

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that sounds great, Blip. Imagica was a trip.

I'd like to go back and reread older Barker too after checking out Abarat. Damnation Game had some fine gruesome details I recall, but the end was a bit anticlimactic if I remember it right.

Weaveworld I remember being totally into.
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Margaret Atwood - The Handmaids Tale
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klawful wrote:
that sounds great, Blip. Imagica was a trip.

I'd like to go back and reread older Barker too after checking out Abarat. Damnation Game had some fine gruesome details I recall, but the end was a bit anticlimactic if I remember it right.

Weaveworld I remember being totally into.


The early Barker stuff I've read many times each, I was a big fan as a youngun. Imajica was just stunning in it's massiveness, I'm surprised it's not recognised as more of a classic, not just a fantasy or horror classic, but a general classic.

The Damnation Game was great. As was Weaveworld (although the Weaveworld premise isn't as convincing as the others: Whaaa? You fell into a carpet? And there happened a whole other world in there? Mmmmm.)

Have you tried his other two parter The Great And Secret Show and Everville? Great stuff. It's funny, of course I've read other horror stuff like Herbert and King and the like, but apart from Barker I've never really been into the whole fantasy horror thing. Maybe it's because everything I've tried to read falls short of him at his best.

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Kontra wrote:
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaids Tale


She's one crazy lady that Atwood. Oryx And Crake is one of the strangest books I've read in a while...

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i'll wait for the DVD... Rolling Eyes
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What DVD is that MS?

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that was a i dont wanna read the books so i'll wait for the dvd joke
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Oh. I see. It's like that is it. Right. OK.

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it's like that! and that's the way it IS!!!
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I just finished reading Alasdair Gray's "1982 Janine" -- great in a pornographic and depressingly nihilistic way. currently reading Paul Auster's Moon Palace in a weird German edition with footnotes for non-native English speakers (which are in German, so I can't make all that much sense of them).
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mind synthesis wrote:
it's like that! and that's the way it IS!!!


ok--what is that-- i know it, but can't place it.
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klawful wrote:
mind synthesis wrote:
it's like that! and that's the way it IS!!!


ok--what is that-- i know it, but can't place it.


Run DMC!

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adn wrote:
I just finished reading Alasdair Gray's "1982 Janine" -- great in a pornographic and depressingly nihilistic way.


I've not read that, but I loved "Lanark" - an outstanding piece of work.

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chickenf1sh wrote:
I've not read that, but I loved "Lanark" - an outstanding piece of work.


I loved Lanark too. 1982 Janine is the novel he wrote next after Lanark, so there are some similarities -- 1982 Janine is maybe funnier and more playful, though...
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Underboss The story of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano excellent read
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Jasper Fforde - The Eyre affair. Funny as hell
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eyre-Affair-Thursday-Next/dp/034073356X
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And after Round Ireland with a fridge, Playing the Moldovans at tennis and Piano in the Pyrenees by Tony Hawks, I'm now reading The big over easy by Jasper Fforde. Set in Reading, ít's a crime story about the Nursery crime division investigating the murder of Humpty Dumpty.
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Bergman on Bergman.

Sounds pretentious just because it's him...but it's really amazing if you like his movies. It's basically just three guys interviewing him over a period of a few years in the late 1960's - early 1970's. If you're a bit of a movie dork like I am with certain directors, it's fascinating to read about the specifics of certain movies and how they were made.
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Elricj wrote:
working on 'Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World' by Haruki Murakami.


good one. one of my favs of his.

currently reading The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters which is entertaining enough without being great (at least not yet).
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finish up Hard Boiled. Nice ending.

Re-reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and just about to dig into the 2 new issues of Sandman he's writing now..
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