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|10-24-2012, 09:01 PM||#301 (permalink)|
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"The Stars My Destination", by Alfred Bester. also known as "Tiger! Tiger!" in non-US markets.
speaking of Neil Gaiman - he wrote the intro for the version I am reading. Bester was way ahead of the sci-fi curve on some things . . . and his main character in this book - Gully Foyle - is simply amazing. This book could only come to film as anime - and it was written in the '50's
A book has moving parts. They're called pages.
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|10-25-2012, 11:56 AM||#302 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Greensboring, NC
The Tender Bar by JR Moehringer.
About a kid who grows up without a father and his family sends him to the bar where his uncle works to have male role models. Interesting, humourous, and sad.
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|10-25-2012, 04:06 PM||#303 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: I have returned to Missouri
I am just about done reading, The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden. It is pretty good, just like all of Bowden's books.
The Finish is about how the CIA tracked & found Bin Laden, the Navy SEAL team 6 preparing & executing the raid and a lot about the politics surrounding President Obama's decision to raid Bin Laden's home-instead of just taking him out with a drone/missile stike.
Bowden has also wrote, Blackhawk Down, Killing Pablo, Guests of the Ayatollah & many other good true life/crime/military stories.
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Ah but the one, one is a WARRIOR...and he will bring the others back!" [Hericlitus, 500 B.C.]
|10-25-2012, 06:41 PM||#304 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
^I just got that one, haven't had time to crack it open yet.
Been on a spree lately, finished Go Like Hell on Monday, great book about Ferrari and Ford's battles in racing during the 60's. Now I'm onto Memorial Day by Vince Flynn, part of the Mitch Rapp series. Not too bad, good for my Tom Clancy fix haha.
|10-25-2012, 08:48 PM||#305 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Dec 2006
I'm reading a lot of non-fiction these days - not exactly "literature" but I find it fascinating.
Current book "A Random Walk Down Wall Street."
The premise is that a dart throwing monkey could do better at picking stocks than you, me and the vast majority of "investment professionals" - so don't. Buy broad, whole market, index funds and take advantage of market growth without individual equity risk.
It's an entertaining book too. Give it a look.
|10-31-2012, 11:40 PM||#306 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Halfway through American Gods, a very good read so far. It seems soooo much longer than it is. And thats not a bad thing, Neil Gaiman really is a good writer. I shall be picking up more of his works after this.
When I was wondering around Kingston, I picked up An Existentialist Theology by John Macquarrie at an old Used Bookstore. It brought back my interest in Existential philosophy and I also grabbed a copy of Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Marino from Indigo, as well as Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, heard it was pretty good (at least I think this is the one I think it is).
|10-31-2012, 11:56 PM||#307 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Just finished salvations reach from the Gaunt's ghosts series in the 40k universe. Did anyone feel like this book was short and ended abruptly?
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|11-01-2012, 08:58 AM||#308 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northampton, PA
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously 'goes dark', stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised. When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it soon becomes clear that everyone on board is dead -- although there is no sign of any trauma or struggle. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Center for Disease Control must work quickly to establish the cause of this strange occurrence before panic spreads. The first thing they discover is that four of the victims are actually still alive. But that's the only good news. And when all two hundred corpses disappear from various morgues around the city on the same night, things very rapidly get worse. Soon Eph and a small band of helpers will find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the whole city, against an ancient threat to humanity.
Pushing up the ante, I know you've got to see me,
Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again . . .
|11-04-2012, 12:33 AM||#310 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbia/Jeff City, MO
I'm 2/3rds of the way through the last book of Harry Turtledove's "what if the South actually managed to secede in the Civil War?" 11-book series, Settling Accounts: In at the Death. If you are a history/military buff, this series is one you want to read. It's a little odd because the 4 books in the Settling Accounts part of the series cover WW2 in this alternate history, and while I've been reading these, I've also been reading Hugh Ambrose's The Pacific on my Kindle (one physical book and one ebook going at all times), which covers America's actions in the Pacific theater in the real WW2. Yeah, I'm switching between fact and fiction for the same time period, a little hard to keep it all straight, but entertaining as hell.
What's up after the alternate and actual history books are done? Well, I'll be jumping into Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series in preparation for its last book (coming out this winter!), but between big series from my own shelves, I've recently made it a habit to pull something short from the local library, and depending on when I end this book and what's available that day, I'll go with Daniel Suarez's works - Daemon, Freedom(TM), and Kill Decision - or one of Jonathan Maberry's zombie series - the Joe Ledger series or the Benny Imura series. And on the Kindle, probably dive back into David Weber's Honor Harrington series, which I left off just before book 6, Honor Among Enemies.
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