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Post by Mercedes on Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:57 pm

I haven't read Odd Thomas. Isn't that a series?

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Post by Kenwood on Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:01 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:From The Corner Of His Eye
Been years, but I remember liking that one. One of his better novels as of late.

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Post by Kenwood on Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:01 pm

Mercedes wrote:I haven't read Odd Thomas. Isn't that a series?
Yeah, there's like four so far, plus a graphic novel.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:04 pm

I gave up on the Koontz book halfway through. I just could not get into the characters.

Just finished a Shadows collection (4, I think) and I'm about hafway through Deadlines - Skipp and Spector

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Post by Shiney on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:39 pm

That's a weird one, Nick.....I'm pretty sure it was made up of shards and scraps of stuff they had written...it's reads very much like a quilt....I dig it though.

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Post by Natalie L. Sin on Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:57 pm

Koontz gets way too descriptive for me. Houses/buildings, as afore mentioned, and also cars.

Currently I'm reading HOSTS, by Dylan J Morgan. Very gruesome (in a good way) Shocked

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Post by catephoenix on Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:13 pm

I used to love Koontz, but stopped reading is books when I couldn't take to the Odd Thomas series.

I'm currently reading Cherie Priest's Boneshaker.

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Post by Mercedes on Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:08 pm

Just finished JA Konrath's Rusty Nail and Koontz's Seize the Night. Seize the Night made me want to put a rusty nail through my left eye. I enjoy Koontz, but this definitely my least favorite book that I ever read. It was too introspective, super slow, and all of the characters were unbelievable.

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Post by Shiney on Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:12 pm

I am halfway through "Wings Of A Butterfly" by JOHN URBANCIK, it's a pretty nifty novella about shapeshifters...then next on the nightstand is "The Wishnik" by some fellow named KURT NEWTON....

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:18 pm

Mercedes wrote:Just finished JA Konrath's Rusty Nail and Koontz's Seize the Night. Seize the Night made me want to put a rusty nail through my left eye. I enjoy Koontz, but this definitely my least favorite book that I ever read. It was too introspective, super slow, and all of the characters were unbelievable.
Weird. I remember liking the Christopher Snow books.

I recently finished A Princess of Landover, the latest Terry Brooks. Good book, if maybe a bit too YA for my tastes. I'm currently reading Opening Atlantis, by Harry Turtledove.

This fucker annoys me. He spent nearly 200 pages just laying things out, with very little conflict. It was sort of boring, though interesting enough to keep me reading. Then when there is a conflict and a climax, he jumps to a new section that's like a century later. So now all the characters I'd grown to like are long dead. Pffft! At least this new section seems a bit more fast-paced. I have the next book in the series, The United States of Atlantis, but if this first one fizzles, I'm trading them both. =(

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:24 am

Mercedes wrote:all of the characters were unbelievable.

This.

All of the characters in the book I was reading were plasticine freaks. I couldn't relate to anyone at all.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:17 pm

Richard Laymon - Beast House

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Post by DgB on Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:29 pm

Richard K. Morgan - Woken Furies. Awesome series.

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Post by Shiney on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:19 pm

Almost finished with Kurt Newton's "The Wishnik".....maybe that D. Harlan Wilson book will show itself by that time, and I'll have a new book to read....

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:34 pm

Shiney wrote:Almost finished with Kurt Newton's "The Wishnik".....maybe that D. Harlan Wilson book will show itself by that time, and I'll have a new book to read....
Good luck with that. Given their track record, you might be waiting a while.

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Post by Shiney on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:37 pm

I guess I should email the poor man, and let him know...he's awaiting an email as to what I thought of his book.....

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:44 pm

Shiney wrote:I guess I should email the poor man, and let him know...he's awaiting an email as to what I thought of his book.....
Let him know. I mentioned that it always takes ages for stuff to arrive and I often have to request things I've paid for. He said he'd mention it, try to get it shipped quicker, you know.

What's sad is that I paid for a copy to support the author/publisher when we could have gotten a FREE review copy. And that was on 12/4. Even with the holidays, that should have arrived by now.

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Post by Brian Sammons on Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:00 pm

Just finished Mall of Cthulhu by Seamus Cooper. Pretty good book, but not what I was expecting. A full review for it should be up on Horrorworld.org in Jan. Right now I’m taking a break from reading to do other things, including writing some fiction myself (shocker Shocked ) but I just got Joe Hill’s new novel Horns that keeps calling out to me from the “to read” stack. So that’s what I’ll dive into next.

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:13 pm

I bought Mall of Cthulu at Rock And Shock, and Seamus bought Shock Totem. Rock!

The cover looks brilliant, and I can say that anyone who thinks great artwork doesn't matter is a fool. I was there for two days and saw just a handful of books sell, including Shock Totem. Cooper was there for about 5 hours and solid about 15 copies of this book simply because people stopped to ogle the cover art.

And another girl sold a bunch of vampire novels, thanks to Stephanie Meyer. Haha.

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:56 am

Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers




Very interesting book. Dude looks at why things happen and why people are successful in some ways that never occurred to me.

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Post by Shiney on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:24 am

Midway through D. HARLAN WILSON's "Peckinpah:An Unltraviolent Romance"....

Fantastic. It is all that Shiney loves.....fragmented and surreal and violent and it's like an ice water enema.

Woot!

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Post by Haggis on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:12 pm

Just finished Robert McCammon's Swan Song, a lovely, long (850 pages) post apocalyptic book. Loved it. McCammon can flat out write.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:27 pm

^^^ I agree... Great book.

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:28 pm

Bill Simmons - The Book of Basketball

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Post by Mercedes on Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:11 pm

Haggis, TT- Somebody mentioned Swan Song the other day. Worth checking out, really?

I just finished Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates. Absolutely astounding, and very quick. Then I read Almost Dead by Lisa Jackson. I didn't care a lick about ANY of the characters. Not one. Now I'm cracking Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Anybody read that before?

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