What are you reading?

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  1. Owain Taggart

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    By Gaslight by Steven Price. An atmospheric story of two men, one of them a detective (William Pinkerton) and a master thief who are searching for the same woman for different reasons. Might be might year favourite novel of the year so far, but will take me awhile yet to finish it as it's a big novel. Very nicely written and quite engaging.
     
  2. Miss Chicken

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    I have just finished listening The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard. I think I read this book about 40 years ago when I read several books by Ballard. I am not sure how I felt about this book back then as I only vaguely remember it and it could be that I might be mixing it up with a book written by someone else.

    I absolutely hated the book this time around due to it very blatant racism. I return it to Audible for a refund and I have only returned a book to Audible twice before.
     
  3. Velocity

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    Phasma (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) by Delilah S. Dawson
     
  4. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton.
     
  5. Turd Ferguson

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    I just got done with a trade paperback called "JLA - Justice For All" and I have a book called Super Powered, which looks back at some of the games on the SNES
     
  6. Tora Ziyal

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    The first volume of Ms Marvel. I’m not a fan of graphic novels in general, but I really enjoyed this one and intend to keep reading it.
     
  7. StephIrving

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    I finished "The Time Machine" by Herbert Wells. It was great to feel like a child that travel through the time while reading the novel, But now it's time to get back to the college program. I've got to write a literary essay, covering The Book Thief. I don't have much time and wanna find the way to save it. Has anybody read it? I just need some short description of the main points. I also found a sample here https://writemyessayonline.com/blog/summer-reading-project-the-book-thief-by-markus-zusak/, but I'm not sure that It will pass the plag.check. Plus, my pals also used that for own writings
     
  8. Kai "the spy"

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    Still working through the Complete Chronicles of Conan by Robert E. Howard. Finished "Jewels oof Gwahlur" the other day, and am currently reading "Beyond the Black River".
     
  9. Owain Taggart

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    Have you read the sequel by Stephen Baxter, The Time Ships? I believe it was commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the novel. I read it this summer and thought it was really good, and a worthy sequel. Baxter manages to capture the rhythm and feel of the original and expands on the premise while never making it feel too modern. That was one of my main concerns going in, as sometimes a modern sequel can often feel too far removed from the original material, but I was pretty happy with it.
     
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  10. Balok's Decoy

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    The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien. The Wisdom of Insecurity, Alan Watts.
     
  11. Velocity

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    As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
     
  12. Smellincoffee

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    Just finished re-reading The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and my NF read is A Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England.
     
  13. Lookingglassman

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    How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove
     
  14. USS Firefly

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    I am thinking about to buy that book.
    I just started with The Witcher 3, and really like the main character so far
     
  15. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    Turtledove really peaked with that series. He's been writing generic WW2 stuff since, with the exception of the Supervolcano series that mostly amounts to relationship drama and complaining about being cold.
     
  16. Butters

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    Moondial by Helen Creswell. Every bit as spooky as the nineties TV series.
     
  17. Velocity

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    "what is it all but luminous: notes from an underground man" by Art Garfunkel, or in my opinion, Still Jealous After All These Years
     
  18. Smellincoffee

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    Just checked out a collection of near-future cybertech stories called Overclocked.
     
  19. Velocity

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    Nile Magazine, the February-March 2018 issue.
     
  20. The Lensman

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    The Eternal Champion by Michael Moorcock


    I just finished The Black Hammer Vol. 1 and 2 and it was an amazing read. A group of Golden Age heroes have spent years trapped in a small town, living on a farm after fighting an epic battle with a Galactus / Darkseid like opponent. How did they get there? Why are they there? What's keeping them there? Spooky mysteries, dysfunctional family drama, very relatable human characters as well as being a love letter to the storied history of comics. I cannot say enough good things about this series.