What are you reading?

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  1. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Moderator

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    Gene Wolfe's The Book of The New Sun series.
     
  2. Random_Spock

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    Just got done reading The Shining, am now in the middle of reading Curtain (a Poirot mystery) by Agatha Christie.
     
  3. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    The Gathering by William Creed.
     
  4. Velocity

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    Finding Magic by Stacia Kane
     
  5. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I've finished The Doctor and the Dinosaurs and I have mixed feelings. It was a good story with a good resolution, but it felt like a first draft. I know Resnick to be a good writer (though exclusively from his short fiction), so I'm not sure what went wrong. The dialogue was strange. To begin with, it was anachronistically modern, though that may have been a stylistic choice, but it was also repetitive. Just about every conversation between the characters seemed the same, and they constantly repeated themselves ("Well, I never thought about it that way, but I see your point."). There were a significant number of spelling and word errors, and a few little continuity glitches. On one page character A asks character B if he saw any Comanche on the way over and he answers no; on the next page character A asks character B the same question and he answers "one or two." It's like Resnick dictated the story into his hand-held device and the publisher simply transcribed and printed it without any further work being done.
     
  6. HaventGotALife

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    After a 3-month hiatus from reading (I don't know why I didn't pick up a book! I just didn't feel like it), I am back to a re-read of Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham and I just picked up Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser.
     
  7. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Commodore Commodore

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    Started reading Raymond Chandler's The High Window. Not that far in, yet, but it already shapes up to be just as good as his first two Philip Marlowe novels.
     
  8. Velocity

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    Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane
     
  9. Smellincoffee

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    I just finished Anthem by Ayn Rand, which is a almost mythological story about a man who struggles to become conscious of himself and the power of his individuality despite growing up in a culture so suffocatingly communal and bureaucratic that even the word "I" has been obliterated. It gets a little preachy the last few pages, but man vs state stories are always winners for me; I enjoyed it even given my contempt for Rand's praise of selfishness.'

    I am now alternating between Power, Inc and Global Weirdness, the latter making the case for and outlining possible consequences of climate change.
     
  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am listening to The Martian War: A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Alien Invasion as Reported by Mr. H. G. Wells by Kevin J Anderson, narrated by Graeme Norton. A retelling of the War of the Worlds story with characters such as Percival Lowell, Dr Moreau, T.H. Huxley and The Invisible Man added.

     
  11. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Sounds good. I love that sort of crossover. Manly Wade Wellman wrote a pretty decent novel about Sherlock Holmes during the War of the Worlds (Professor Challenger was in there, too).
     
  12. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Yes, I have read and enjoyed that one.
     
  13. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Just finished Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston, narrated by Scott Sowers. 4/5.

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    I am now listening to Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett, narrated by Richard Aspel. Description

    Because I am a child at heart I think I will enjoy it.
     
  14. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I'm now reading Sabrina Zbasnik's third Dwarves In Space novel. Well, this one is more of a novella.
     
  15. Starkers

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    Finally finished the brief history of the Roman Empire that I was reading, bit of a chore in the end but that was less down to the author than just the confused bloody nature of the Roman Empire towards the end of its life! :)

    Now reading The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth...
     
  16. Saga

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    The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
     
  17. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I'm reading The Heavens Before (Genesis Trilogy) by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow and really enjoying it. It's about the times of Noah in the Bibie. I'll probably to break in and read the final book in the Last Dogs series by Christopher Holt and Allen Douglas.
     
  18. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am listening to 14 by Peter Clines.

    I am only a few chapters in but it is good so far.
     
  19. Random_Spock

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    Just got done with Curtains by Agatha Christie. So sad :(, yet VERY well done.
     
  20. Velocity

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