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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:25 PM   #1
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This is kind of like a Movie Tab or Last Movie Watched Thread, only its about the last book youve read.

The Brass Dragon - Marion Zimmer Bradley (Ace 1970)
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:36 PM   #2
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Fatherland - Robert Harris
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Old Aug 2, 2004, 05:40 AM   #3
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"A World Out of Time", Larry Niven.
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Old Aug 2, 2004, 06:05 AM   #4
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Memnoch the devil = anne rice.
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Old Aug 2, 2004, 07:04 AM   #5
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Fatherland - Robert Harris

Started reading it yesterday. What a coincidence.

See the film version, with Rutger Hauer as Max. Really good flick.

Anyway, last book I read was "Fortunes of War", by Stephen Coonts, dealing with a hypothetical war between an economically devastated Russia and a ritualistic Japan led by a warrior sect.

It follows especially an american volunteer squadron that goes to fly for the Russians, much like the Flying Tigers did for China in WWII.

Good book. Great aerial action.

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Old Aug 2, 2004, 10:29 AM   #6
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Cool A Very Strange Trip

L. Ron Hubbard & Dave Wolverton
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Old Aug 2, 2004, 02:34 PM   #7
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Last book I read - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson. It's undescribable, really - read it and decide for yourself if you like it or not, but not everyone will like it. It's a bit ... esoteric at times
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Old Aug 2, 2004, 03:20 PM   #8
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I just finshed "At The Mountains of Maddness", an H.P Lovecraft short story collection.

And I am currently reading, "On Killing:The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society". By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.
Awsome read!
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Old Aug 2, 2004, 06:28 PM   #9
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Watchman by Ian Rankin

reading Beggars Banquet by Ian Rankin

Ive just finished reading Bridget Jones's Diary for the comedy element wasnt bad ive read worse.
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Old Aug 3, 2004, 12:10 PM   #10
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Watchman by Ian Rankin

reading Beggars Banquet by Ian Rankin

Ive just finished reading Bridget Jones's Diary for the comedy element wasnt bad ive read worse.
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Is Beggars Banquet in any way related to the Rolling Stones LP of the same title?

What an awesome record!!!!
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Old Aug 3, 2004, 06:46 PM   #11
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"The Wreck of the River of Stars" by Michael Flynn.
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Old Aug 3, 2004, 07:40 PM   #12
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Last book was the Pocket Book of Horror Film. Good, but FFS, not every single damn horror film is about feminism or its opposite.... Previous to that, I re-read House of Leaves, which is so utterly disconcerting I find myself checking rooms just to make sure they're all exactly as I left them. Recommend it for all Silent Hill or Lovecraft fans...

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Old Aug 4, 2004, 09:15 AM   #13
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Is Beggars Banquet in any way related to the Rolling Stones LP of the same title?


Yes it is another by rankin is Let It Bleed also from a stones album i believe.
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Old Aug 8, 2004, 08:54 AM   #14
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Previous to that, I re-read House of Leaves, which is so utterly disconcerting I find myself checking rooms just to make sure they're all exactly as I left them. Recommend it for all Silent Hill or Lovecraft fans...

As a sometime Lovecraft fan, Jill ... who's that book by?

I'm currently nearing the end of Beyond the Blue Moon by Simon R Green, which is a fantasy book about two battle-scarred cops in a dirty city (very much like Pratchett's Ankh-Morpork only without the charm) who have to go back to their homeland to solve a Royal Murder Mystery. It's got humour, action and intrigue. It's the latest in a series of books, and I haven't read a single one of the previous books but I'm not having trouble with it at all, it's very accessible.
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Old Aug 8, 2004, 10:50 AM   #15
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http://forums.sciflicks.com/showthre...ouse+of+leaves

I have more about it here. It's by the utterly unspellable Mark Z. Danielewski... there's a very hardcore group of fans on the internet, who all interpret it as something completely different. The joy is, they could all be right. It does gradually get to you, and there's no other book in the world quite like it. For example, with no explanation, every single mention of the word "house" has a different typeface. Some pages are blank, or out of order, or backwards, or in German.... It does weigh about as much as a small child though, so if you do pick it up, make sure your feet are spread and you're lifting with your legs rather than your back...

More here...

http://www.geocities.com/run_rom_run/houseofleaves.html

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