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« Reply #135 on: September 29, 2013, 03:58:11 pm »

Started Doctor Sleep.

And 150 pages in, I'm liking it quite a bit more than I expected to.
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« Reply #136 on: October 01, 2013, 04:29:52 pm »

Just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It was REALLY short, and typical Gaiman, which I enjoy, but others may not. A good book from my perspective.
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« Reply #137 on: October 23, 2013, 04:58:12 pm »

It did feel 'typical' but that didn't work much against it. Though i preferred The Graveyard Book.

Currently reading Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness"
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« Reply #138 on: October 26, 2013, 04:45:31 am »

"Marvel Comics: The Untold Story".

Fun stuff so far.
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« Reply #139 on: November 09, 2013, 10:17:52 am »

Re-reading Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King.
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« Reply #140 on: November 09, 2013, 11:28:01 am »

Gonna re-read The Shining before I dive into Dr. Sleep.
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« Reply #141 on: November 09, 2013, 11:53:51 am »

Just finished Blaze, by King-as-Bachman.  Good quick read.  Next up will be Heart Shaped Box from Joe Hill.
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« Reply #142 on: November 11, 2013, 11:22:30 pm »

I am reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire. Just because there aren't pictures doesn't mean it has to be smart. Smiley
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« Reply #143 on: November 12, 2013, 01:41:43 am »

I have a small stack I'm working through.

Currently reading Weird Ohio, a travel book about Ohio's history, roadside attractions, hauntings, local lore, and famous places.

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« Reply #144 on: November 16, 2013, 05:02:47 am »

"Marvel Comics: The Untold Story".

Fun stuff so far.

Finally got around to finishing this one. I really enjoyed it. Some really interesting behind the scenes stuff and the editor/writer wars were astonishing.

The highlight though was Jim Starlin and Steve Engelhart's acid dropping sessions where they'd come down and then write about whatever they "saw".
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« Reply #145 on: December 02, 2013, 03:38:42 am »



Found this at an antique show this weekend. It is near mint and unmarked. I kind of want to know the story of how it came to the US.

I also have a Star Trek one I picked up within the last year, by the same publisher.
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« Reply #146 on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:45 am »

On the reccommendation of my son and nephew i picked up four John Green books; The Fault in our stars (soon to be released as a film this year), The Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska and Paper Town. Never heard of Green but my son and i do watch his YouTube videos on History.

Read the first three and i quite like his style of writing. Slowly working my way through the fourth. Surprisingly the books are listed in the Young Adult section which is why i had a little trouble finding them in the first place. I would say Green's style is like John Irving-lite.

Hopefully the movies do justice to the novels.
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« Reply #147 on: April 13, 2014, 02:14:22 pm »

I read all of his books to date except Abundance of Katherines. Just did not find the characters compelling.

Looking for Alaska was a great read, though the ending is a gut punch.

TFioS was weaker, IMO than Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska, which are my favorites.

Will Grayson, will grayson was a huge letdown, too.
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« Reply #148 on: April 15, 2014, 08:57:25 pm »

B-Lister: Darn, i forgot about Will Grayson squared! I know wot you mean by the gut punch. Couldn't say i was too surprised as i was asking myself where is this all leading to as the pages went by. Still a nice good read.

In hindsight i should have read the books in the sequence they were published, just so i get a better feel of the writer's style.

Dreading to pick up WG now that you mentioned it, when i do find it in the store.

Did get my niece in Melbourne to buy 3 of his books. Now just waiting for her to read it so we can "discuss" it  Grin
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« Reply #149 on: September 21, 2014, 12:08:46 am »

WG was okay, but I just felt the character of Tiny was extremely cliche. I sympathized more with the second will grayson, but eh. Maybe another readthrough might endear me a bit more. I plan on rereading Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska.

My current read, however, is The King in Yellow, by RW Chambers. I have been searching for a copy for TWO YEARS.

It has been difficult finding a copy, and I only recently discovered why. I wanted to read it, because it's pre-Lovecraftian weird fiction, but apparently it factors into the plot of some HBO show.
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