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Old June 24 2014, 10:23 AM   #1291
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Re: What are you reading?

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I just finished All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, which was adapted into the film Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise.
How was it? I'm curious about it...largely because of the title and that it somehow got enough attention to be adapted as a big-budget Tom Cruise flick.
It's pretty good. It flows well, doesn't get bogged down during the repeating segments, and kept my interest throughout. There were some changes to the aliens and the mechanism of the time loops (and it gives a brief explanation of their origins), but overall the film is pretty faithful to the novel's broad strokes, while making some changes to the details and characters. It's a fast read. I recommend it.
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Old June 25 2014, 02:20 AM   #1292
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Re: What are you reading?

New Scientist magazine
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Old June 25 2014, 03:38 AM   #1293
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I've just read my first book of 2014, yeah that's not good. It saddens me how little time I have to read and I have to try and make time to read more.

I just read David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. I love to read his books, he has such an effortless way to tell a story, to drive home his point. I've read all his books, while I liked David & Goliath a lot, it seamed a bit more forced then his other books.
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Old June 25 2014, 09:58 AM   #1294
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I finished The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson. It dates back to 1908 and was cited as an influence by both HP Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, and that becomes very obvious in the second half of the book-- more Smith than Lovecraft. In fact, if I had just read a couple of those chapters blind, I would have assumed it was Smith. Great book, though. If you like that sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you'll like.
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Old June 25 2014, 11:58 AM   #1295
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. I've just finished Them: Adventures with Extremists and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. Next up is Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie and a re-read of The Men Who Stare At Goats.
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Old June 26 2014, 01:18 AM   #1296
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^^^Lost at Sea is on my TBR (or more precisely To Be Listen To) list.

I am currently listening to Thirteen: 13 Spine-Tingling Tales edited by Scott Harrison which it seems is only available as an audio book. Several different authors and several different narrators. I am onto the fifth story and so far the stories are average.
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Old June 26 2014, 08:07 AM   #1297
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TBLT is good if you can get hold of the audiobooks read by Jon Ronson himself.
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Old June 26 2014, 08:11 AM   #1298
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TBLT is good if you can get hold of the audiobooks read by Jon Ronson himself.
Just looked. The copy I have in my Audible library is narrated by Jon Ronson.
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Old June 26 2014, 05:38 PM   #1299
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A Crown in the Stars by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow. It's the last book in the Genesis Trilogy.
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Old June 26 2014, 06:04 PM   #1300
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I just started Star Trek: No Time Like the Past...kirk meets Seven of Nine...this should be awesome.
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Old June 27 2014, 01:27 AM   #1301
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I just read The Scarlet Letter, which I enjoyed greatly despite its "classic" status. Next in the great march through American classics, Tom Sawyer! I've not read it in years, so it will be a real pleasure.
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Old June 27 2014, 01:41 AM   #1302
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i am listening to We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, narrated by Bernadette Dunne.
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Old June 27 2014, 09:48 AM   #1303
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The slipcase edition of Witzend that I pre-ordered months ago just arrived yesterday. I feel like taking a week off of work and dropping some acid while I read it.
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Old June 27 2014, 09:54 AM   #1304
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Still reading A Storm of Swords - can't wait till I get to A Feast for Crows, as I haven't seen season 4 of the TV show yet (the spouse and I are waiting for the Blu-ray release).
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Old June 28 2014, 03:42 AM   #1305
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Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens
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