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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:31 pm 
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The first four Parker books
by Richard Stark
The Hunter
The Man with the Get Away Face
The Outfit
The Mourner



how many of you are shocked that I can read?
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wow
that many?

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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I just got "I Zombie" for .99 on my Kindle.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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That looks interesting. With John Pilger being involved I think you can take off your tinfoil hat.

I have started to read Ghosts of Manila, Mark Kram's examination of the relationship between Ali and Joe Frazier (R.I.P.)

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Just finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Started: Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe which is pretty awesome so far....about a guy who makes a bet to see all the stations on the London Underground in one day, which happens to be the day before his wedding and he's accompanied by an uninvited drunken bum.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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Un Lun Dun by China Miéville


I've just discovered Miéville and after reading Kraken, I decided to go
back and read all his books from the beginning. I've just now finished
King Rat and will go to the library soon to get Perdido Street Station.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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I appreciated Mark Kram's Ghosts Of Manila so much that I read it again immediately, watching youtube videos of the Ali/Frazier fights when appropriate. Brutal stuff.

Also I bought Daniel Woodrell's latest book, a short story collection called The Outlaw Album. Pretty good, with some fine writing, but I prefer his novels.

Also I have been reading Pamela Des Barres' I'm With The Band, which is OK.

And lastly I have begun to read all of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, something I used to do annually just before Christmas when I was a much younger man. I finished Casino Royale yesterday and I'm well into Live And Let Die today and I am more than a little taken aback with IF's 1950s attitudes. For example "...the sweet tang of rape." Hmm...

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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robbie wrote:
Lytse wrote:
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville


I've just discovered Miéville and after reading Kraken, I decided to go
back and read all his books from the beginning. I've just now finished
King Rat and will go to the library soon to get Perdido Street Station.


Only 'discovered' Miéville because I have a friend who studied Lit and she has never given me bad advice about what books/authors to read. Only read 2 books by him so far (The City & The City being the other one).

Currently reading:
Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb (thanks V.!)
and a book by Wodehouse (dutch translation) since I just finished Baudolino by Eco.


And finally convinced the husband to read the Hitchhiker's Guide!

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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Lytse wrote:
And finally convinced the husband to read the Hitchhiker's Guide!


What does he think of it?

I've been in the mood for some light reading and am currently on part
three of The Strain Trilogy, co-authored by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck
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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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robbie wrote:
Lytse wrote:
And finally convinced the husband to read the Hitchhiker's Guide!


What does he think of it?

I've been in the mood for some light reading and am currently on part
three of The Strain Trilogy, co-authored by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck
Hogan.


he likes it, so far :D

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading (pt2)
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Right, I read Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and Octopussy & The Living Daylights. I finished them on New Year's Eve. Fleming's 50s/60s attitudes remained eye-opening throughout, but the books are (mostly) still very readable. I might give it another twenty years before I read them again, though they may have turned to dust by then - printed between 1961 and 1974 or so.

Mrs J H got me a Kindle for Exmas, so I read A Christmas Carol on Exmas Day - seasonal and free - and have since read John Higgs' Timothy Leary biography I Have America Surrounded and most of Jake Adelstein's Tokyo Vice, which is very interesting indeed.

I read V For Vendetta, too - does that count as reading?

The Boy's school gave away a load of books from its library, and we ended up with something called The Enchanted, a 1968 reprint of a 1951 story by Elizabeth Coatsworth, which once belonged to Kokomo Public Library, Kokomo, Indiana. It's a children's book, but you wouldn't know it from the first 52 pages - it has the slightly unsettling atmosphere and Maine setting that you might find at the start of a Stephen King book. The latest Stephen King book, incidentally, is waiting for me a couple of rooms away.

Mrs J H has just recommended to me John Powell's How Music Works, so I'll read that soon, too.

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