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Old July 29 2013, 09:44 AM   #631
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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!
Oh, you're not the only one. There are plenty of Lovecraft fans out there. Have you ever seen these guys? Check out their DVDs and CDs.
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Old July 29 2013, 12:02 PM   #632
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Philip K. Dick's Valis
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Old July 30 2013, 09:59 PM   #633
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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
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Old July 30 2013, 10:21 PM   #634
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Buzzkill's autobiography.
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Old July 30 2013, 10:43 PM   #635
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Just finished Nairobi Heat, by Mukuma wa Ngugi. Interesting crime novel. Takes place in the US and, mostly, Kenya.

Am in the midst of Slow Burn, by Orrin de Forrest, about the CIA and the Vietnam War. Non-fiction. Or at least it's non-fiction to whatever degree one can trust a former CIA hotshot to write non-fiction.
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Old July 31 2013, 01:54 AM   #636
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I am reading Bay of Fires by Poppy Gee. It is a murder mystery set in Tasmania.

My main problem with the book is that the author has blatantly based her plot on two well-known events that occurred in Tasmania in the 1990s - the murder of Italian tourist Victoria Cafasso and the disappearance of German tourist Nancy Grunwaldt, both of which are unsolved to this day. The similarities between the novel and the true life stories are so great that I feel like I am being dragged out of the story and thinking of Nancy and Victoria rather than the characters of Chloe and Anja. This probably would not be a problem for non-Tasmanians.
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Old July 31 2013, 03:47 PM   #637
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I finished A Dance with Dragons last night. Now without any more A Song of Fire and Ice to read, I'm moving on to other things. So I'm going to read the Mike Piazza autobiography Long Shot, he is the retired catcher for the NY Mets. It will be my first 'real' book to read in a long time. For the last few years I have been reading everything on my iPad. However this was given to me as a birthday gift and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Mike Piazza was one of my favorite Mets.
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Old July 31 2013, 05:41 PM   #638
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Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship
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Old August 1 2013, 06:27 AM   #639
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I finished Manifold: Time this morning, and have started on Manifold: Origin. I have to say, some of the scenes in this series read like what I imagine watching the last third of 2001 on LSD must be like. My brain hurts.
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Old August 1 2013, 11:10 AM   #640
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All the Weyrs of Pern...again
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Old August 4 2013, 02:45 AM   #641
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The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Old August 5 2013, 01:00 PM   #642
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finished Tami Hoag's 9th Girl
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Old August 5 2013, 01:13 PM   #643
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I just finished 1632, in which redneck miners are thrown into the Thirty Years War and decide to rebuild 'merica -- from Europe! It's a ball.
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Old August 5 2013, 04:02 PM   #644
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I'm about halfway through "A Princess of Mars" (Edgar Rice Burroughs). I'm trying to keep my spending under control, so I'm working through anything that's public domain and therefore free on Amazon or iBooks.

Recent not-public-domain free titles (complete with lack of copy editing) include:
"The Phoenix Conspiracy" - Richard L. Sanders - read more like a romance novel than SF, and some really interesting ideas about what from our time will carry many centuries into the future.
"Spinward Fringe" - Randolph Lalonde - really epically long, interesting premise (characters are VR gamers who hack into a military training simulation and are then recruited and given their own starship) and more or less good plot. Some slow parts, some confusing bits, but overall I wanted to keep reading it so I guess that's a good sign?
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Old August 6 2013, 10:21 AM   #645
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Finally getting around to Terry Pratchett's discworld series starting with "The color of Magic"
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