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Old July 24 2013, 03:36 AM   #616
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Re: What are you reading?

Rereading more of the original 888-page Warren Report on the assassination of President Kennedy.
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Old July 24 2013, 05:25 AM   #617
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Star Trek TOS: The Folded World
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Old July 24 2013, 08:24 AM   #618
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Re: What are you reading?

Samuel R. Delany's Hogg.

Can't say I've figured it out yet though; the violence is rather graphic and I'm not really sure there's any particular point to it all... Oh well, the sex is extreme and some of it isn't all bad
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Old July 24 2013, 09:02 AM   #619
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Dragon Champion, by E.E. Knight, on my Kindle. It's a great story, told from the dragon's viewpoint.
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Old July 26 2013, 02:05 PM   #620
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just finished reading a story by Ghost07 Absolutely awesome stuff! I think there's a future bestseller author among us.

Next on my list: "The Muzzle" by Heinrich Spoerl. The novel is set in Imperial Germany (same era as Victorian in GB). When returning home from the pub in a rather intoxicated state, a state attorney puts a muzzle onto a statue of the emperor. The next day he can't recall that he did it and is ordered by his superiors to investigate and prosecute the very case (it's considered treason). Gradually, he finds out that it was him and he's at quite a loss what to do. In his despair, he hires a pauper to confess to the deed and go to prison for him. When in court the man claims he "had no idea it was an image of the Emperor but had thought it to be some kind of Goethe" he's promptly aquitted.
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Old July 27 2013, 02:15 AM   #621
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I am currently reading the latest Karin Fossum book to be translated into English - I Can See in the Dark. I am four chapters in and it looks like her main character, Riktor, is going to equal some of her characters in previous books. Fossum is really good at creating disturbed and interesting characters.
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Old July 27 2013, 09:06 AM   #622
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I'm re-reading the Dragonriders of Pern, by Anne MacCaffrey...it IS one of my favorites, but I STILL wish I had money for new books...
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Old July 27 2013, 10:28 AM   #623
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^^ I can send you a couple of Pern books. Which ones do you want?

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Next on my list: "The Muzzle" by Heinrich Spoerl. The novel is set in Imperial Germany (same era as Victorian in GB). When returning home from the pub in a rather intoxicated state, a state attorney puts a muzzle onto a statue of the emperor. The next day he can't recall that he did it and is ordered by his superiors to investigate and prosecute the very case (it's considered treason). Gradually, he finds out that it was him and he's at quite a loss what to do. In his despair, he hires a pauper to confess to the deed and go to prison for him. When in court the man claims he "had no idea it was an image of the Emperor but had thought it to be some kind of Goethe" he's promptly aquitted.
That's hilarious.
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Old July 27 2013, 02:43 PM   #624
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That's not what I meant...I have every Pern book ever written...I meant books in general; Sci-fi, fantasy...just NEW...
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Old July 27 2013, 03:13 PM   #625
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My OU course book!
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Old July 28 2013, 12:32 AM   #626
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I'm reading Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell and The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk. Cretinous, right?

It's an improve-yourself-by-reading-works-that-challenge-your-opinions kind of thing. I read from Kirk in the mornings, with my coffee, and Sowell in the evenings, after supper.
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Old July 28 2013, 10:02 AM   #627
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^^ Reading stuff that challenges your opinions is the opposite of cretinous. If you don't allow your beliefs to be challenged, you haven't earned them.

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That's not what I meant...I have every Pern book ever written...I meant books in general; Sci-fi, fantasy...just NEW...
Ohhhh.....
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Old July 28 2013, 02:10 PM   #628
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@ Ghostie and RJD: great minds!!! I have the complete series, too
Splendid idea, actually - I haven't read them in years!
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Old July 28 2013, 02:31 PM   #629
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H.P. Lovecraft (a new discovery...just At The Mountains of Madness to go...)

Plan For Chaos by John Wyndham. Weird. Gumshoe noir-meets-Boys From Brazil-meets-Nazi UFOs.
H.P. Lovecraft is breathtaking - strange how most people I meet have never heard of him. I read and re-read his books since I was like 14... anyway, glad to see I'm not the only one!

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Old July 28 2013, 07:25 PM   #630
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Ghost Ship by Diane Carey - it was the first of the TNG novels.
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