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Old August 24 2013, 02:56 PM   #721
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Strength and Honor by RM meluch
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Old August 25 2013, 03:10 AM   #722
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I am just about to start reading The Quiet Earth by Criag Harrison. I have been wanting to read this book for a couple of decades but copies of it were selling for $400+. Now it has finally been republished for the first time in 27 years. It seems that the new paperback is almost sold out but it is available on Kindle.

I hope this book is worth the long wait

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Old August 25 2013, 06:33 AM   #723
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^And it's a spoiler
Never mind though; I'll still finish it
I'm sorry!

In my defense, though, I don't think I referred to anything that wouldn't have already been able to conclude on your own, if you're nearly halfway through, just based on the events of the plot. There's still a surprise or two waiting for you.

Plus, isn't the ten years since it was published long enough for the spoiler period to expire? What is the statute of limitations on books, anyway?
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Old August 25 2013, 06:56 AM   #724
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I just finished a book that was so good I couldn't do anything else in my free time until I had finished it. However, it's probably not your typical fare for this crowd....or maybe it is......?

The book is "Exploding The Phone," by Phil Lapsley.
http://explodingthephone.com/
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Old August 25 2013, 10:43 AM   #725
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^And it's a spoiler
Oops.

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Plus, isn't the ten years since it was published long enough for the spoiler period to expire? What is the statute of limitations on books, anyway?
Maybe we should put "Spoilers" in the thread title.
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Old August 25 2013, 01:52 PM   #726
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Well, I finished the Obsidion Trilogy, and now I've begun the next trilogy in the series; book 1 of the Undying Flame...Phoenix Unchained.
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Old August 25 2013, 05:37 PM   #727
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Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of American Libertarianism
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
A People's History of the Supreme Court

"Frewheeling" means "not edited much". The author actually used the word "natch". Gagh!
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Old August 27 2013, 09:05 AM   #728
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I am just about to start reading The Quiet Earth by Criag Harrison. I have been wanting to read this book for a couple of decades but copies of it were selling for $400+. Now it has finally been republished for the first time in 27 years. It seems that the new paperback is almost sold out but it is available on Kindle.

I hope this book is worth the long wait
Ooh that's interesting. I always liked the film, never knew if was based on a book. Let us all know if its any good
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Old August 27 2013, 09:23 AM   #729
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I have finished and I really enjoyed it. 4/5.

However, though the beginning is quite similar to the movie, its ending its very different. I didn't mind this ending but I can understand why some people who loved the movie might not.
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Old August 27 2013, 11:24 AM   #730
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TorontoTrekker wrote: View Post
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^And it's a spoiler
Never mind though; I'll still finish it
I'm sorry!

/.../

Plus, isn't the ten years since it was published long enough for the spoiler period to expire? What is the statute of limitations on books, anyway?
You wrote one thing I hadn't read about or guessed (right) yet, is all.

Just a guess: same (one year, or is it a half?) period as for all other media, but that's not the point. The point is that you caught me off guard

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^And it's a spoiler
Oops.

Maybe we should put "Spoilers" in the thread title.
That's a very good idea! I wouldn't want the other books I've not read yet spoiled... lI mean, would you start reading Hamlet, War and Peace, The Idiot, Ulysses... if you knew what they were all about


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Old August 27 2013, 11:39 AM   #731
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I have finished and I really enjoyed it. 4/5.

However, though the beginning is quite similar to the movie, its ending its very different. I didn't mind this ending but I can understand why some people who loved the movie might not.
Interesting, I might give it a go
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Old August 27 2013, 06:46 PM   #732
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Just got Kathy Reichs' new Tempe Brennan novel, Bones of the Lost, on my Kindle. Halfway through it already!
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Old August 29 2013, 01:58 AM   #733
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I have just started reading The Satin Man: Uncovering the mystery of the missing Beaumont children by Alan Whiticker.

The disappearance of the 3 Beaumont children from a beach in Adelaide in 1966 is Australia's greatest mystery and I believe that the author gives his own theory about what happened to them in this book.
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Old August 29 2013, 02:18 AM   #734
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"Spirit Walk: Old Wounds" - 3rd VOY novel.
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Old August 29 2013, 11:05 AM   #735
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The Last Herald-Mage by Mercedes Lackey
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