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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:53 AM   #1
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I just finished "The Road". Absolutely amazing. I think I will read another McCarthy book next, the guy is amazing.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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I'm about to start Cats' Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. I read Slaughter House Five in high school and absolutely loved it. I finally have some time for leisure reading
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:20 AM   #3
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i am currently reading Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld. just about anything by hims is worth a read
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Old December 30th, 2009, 03:18 AM   #4
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Just finish 'As I lay dying by william faulkner. Great book
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Old December 30th, 2009, 03:32 AM   #5
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Just about anything by Clive Cussler I enjoy.

However right now I'm reading Jack London's "Martin Eden" and although a long read, it pretty good.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #6
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Jack London's The Road was pretty good.
Right now I'm devouring the Northwoods Reader books by Cully Gage. Great short stories. Easy reading. They are about life in the UP at the turn of the century.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:44 AM   #7
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I just finished "The Road". Absolutely amazing. I think I will read another McCarthy book next, the guy is amazing.
I read The Road last year in anticipation of the movie and absolutely loved the book. I went to go see the movie earlier this month and it was pretty lame compared to the book. (It made me think that when people say, "Always read the book first because the movie is never as good!" that they are wrong! See the movie first then read the book and things only get better!)

Anyway, I agree with you about McCarthy being a great author. I was putting away some boxes of stuff a couple months ago and came across my wife's copy of "All The Pretty Horses" that she had to read in high school and I am reading that right now and it's pretty good as well. A buddy of mine has "No Country For Old Men" and after I get through my current book and the ones I got for Christmas, that may be next for me.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #8
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I finished Marine Sniper last month or so. I enjoyed it and it contains true stories. The Great Hour Struck by Gary Varner was pretty good too. Make sure you pass on The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, though. My mom had it and didn't like it, but she challenged me to get past 100 pages. I finish books that I start, but I was sorry I did that time.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #9
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Best book I have read in a long time was:

"the unincorporated man" by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin

Very well written with characters fully developed, excellent story. If I had to sum it up in a sentence I would say that it is a sci-fi version of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged', but that would give it injustice by implying that it is some sort of copycat, it is not. It is a very original, futuristic, social-political-economic novel.
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Ihave been reading a bunch of Hammond Innes books. most of these are pre 1950

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/i/hammond-innes/

The Land God Gave to Cain was the latest. It didn't look interesting and started slow, but halfway through I couldn't put it down.

I have been watching a bunch of Alfred Hitchcock movies as well. These movies date from 1930 to 1950. I think the mystery movies are well done. I would have thought movies this old would not be very interesting. Maybe I'm just happy to see something different.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:30 AM   #11
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i am currently reading Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld. just about anything by hims is worth a read
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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #12
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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #13
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Just finished the Dexter series and wasn't really impressed with any book but the first. Not sure if anything is on the radar next.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #14
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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks.

Great good and keep my attention too. Working on World War Z by him now.
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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks.

Great good and keep my attention too. Working on World War Z by him now.
Ive got to pick up world war z. Ive heard good things.
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I've liked the Clive Cussler books, they get a bit predictable, but are a good read. Right now I'm reading A Gathering storm, 12th book in the Wheel of Time series, Robert Jordan(author), died but i guess his son in law is finishing the series.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 08:47 AM   #17
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I really enjoy reading books that provide information. I just read "the threesome handbook" by vicki vantoch. pretty amazing stuff there and she writes the book on a down to earth level with plenty of humor and modern slang. she backs her personal experiences and exploration with factual historical information.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:00 AM   #18
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Best book I have read in a long time was:

"the unincorporated man" by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin

Very well written with characters fully developed, excellent story. If I had to sum it up in a sentence I would say that it is a sci-fi version of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged', but that would give it injustice by implying that it is some sort of copycat, it is not. It is a very original, futuristic, social-political-economic novel.
Speaking of sci-fi books, Altered Carbon and the sequel are both good reads.
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for whatever reason i am reading moby dick right now. next on my list is "emergency: this book may save your life" by neil strauss.
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