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Old July 11 2013, 02:20 PM   #586
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The History of Middle Earth, volume IX.
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Old July 11 2013, 03:13 PM   #587
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The Song of Achilles.
Looked it up a couple of places, but I think this review was the clincher:

The Telegraph wrote:
Miller’s prose often reads like homoerotic slash fiction, but with heroes from mythology instead of Frodo and Sam. “Our mouths opened under each other,” she writes, bafflingly, when Achilles and Patroclus first kiss.
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I've got to read that one, was my first thought -the next ones were the process of having it delivered to my Kindle*


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Old July 11 2013, 05:19 PM   #588
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Montaro Caine, Sidney Poitier. Yes, that Sidney Poitier. It's his first novel, and it's pretty good. I didn't understand until a ways into it why it was classified as sci-fi, but it really is!
Sidney Poitier has written an SF novel? I'll have to check that out.
I'll be interested in hearing what you think of it.

I found that it got too preachy towards the end, and some of the dialog was very stiff, but overall it was a fun read.

Of course, the author's photo on the back cover doesn't hurt the experience either.
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Old July 11 2013, 05:31 PM   #589
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Just about to start Star Trek: The Shock of Adversity
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Old July 11 2013, 10:25 PM   #590
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Finished the audiobook version of NOS4R2 by Joe Hill yesterday. The author has his dad's talent for brevity and the book arguably requests a little too much suspension of disbelief as regards its basic premise, but it's an engaging narrative and features a well fleshed-out villain in Charlie Manx. Geek references abound, indicating in no uncertain terms that Hill is "one of us". Kate Mulgrew does justice to the characters, adding a ton of pathos and giving each a distinctive voice (not to mention giving this reader a mini-flashback every time she says "coffee").
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Old July 11 2013, 11:11 PM   #591
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Montaro Caine, Sidney Poitier. Yes, that Sidney Poitier. It's his first novel, and it's pretty good. I didn't understand until a ways into it why it was classified as sci-fi, but it really is!
Sidney Poitier has written an SF novel? I'll have to check that out.
I'll be interested in hearing what you think of it.

I found that it got too preachy towards the end, and some of the dialog was very stiff, but overall it was a fun read.

Of course, the author's photo on the back cover doesn't hurt the experience either.
Sidney Poitier is a god, by any standard.
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Old July 12 2013, 12:13 AM   #592
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^ Indeed he is.
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Old July 12 2013, 09:51 AM   #593
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Re: What are you reading?

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The Song of Achilles.
Looked it up a couple of places, but I think this review was the clincher:

The Telegraph wrote:
Miller’s prose often reads like homoerotic slash fiction, but with heroes from mythology instead of Frodo and Sam. “Our mouths opened under each other,” she writes, bafflingly, when Achilles and Patroclus first kiss.
Linky.

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But yeah, a few people were gushing about it over on Goodreads so I thought I'd check it out seeing as I love Greek mythology. It's okay, I wouldn't say it's amazing. Sometimes the dialogue feels too contemporary, and there are a couple of things which I'm not sure fit in that well with The Iliad.
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Old July 12 2013, 11:47 PM   #594
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i'm about 120 some pages into Inferno by Dan Brown.
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Old July 13 2013, 08:41 AM   #595
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ARRL Exam Study Guide For Tech Class Ham license.

As you can tell from from the title, it's a real page turner.
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Old July 13 2013, 03:17 PM   #596
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Just picked up Memoirs of a Geisha from the public library. So I have three books I'm trying to get done by the beginning of August. I will be spending a lot of time with my head in a book. Got to win this reading contest at the library.
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Old July 13 2013, 04:52 PM   #597
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The World According To Bob
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Old July 15 2013, 06:29 AM   #598
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So I finished Stephen Baxter's Manifold: Space last night and picked up what I thought was the next book in the trilogy... only to discover that I'd read the second book first.

*facepalm*

So now I'm reading Manifold: Time... which is the one I'd actually tried to read several times in the past and been unable to get into. Hopefully, having read the second book first and enjoyed it, I'll be able to successfully read the first book this time.
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Old July 15 2013, 09:42 AM   #599
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Currently reading The Sleep Room by F. R. Tallis, it's quite interesting, a ghost story set in 1955 in a remote Psychiatric hospital in Norfolk. It's very much in the style of The Woman in Black and is certainly engrossing, although the author does do that thing I hate of ending a chapter with a spoiler. You know the... "Of course I didn't know then that I'd never see XXX again..." kind of thing. Even Stephen King does it but it bloody annoys me!
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Old July 15 2013, 09:50 AM   #600
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