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Old 01-12-2011, 11:45 AM   #341
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Sykes is cool, I love genetics. I want to read his "Adam's Curse".
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:25 PM   #342
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For people that like genetics, evolutions, history of life I like Richard Fortey
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #343
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I'll look for that name. I love evolutionism, which is why I so enjoy Gould, Wilson, Dawkins, and Dennett, inter alios.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #344
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I just finished"Unbroken", authored by the same lady who had such success with the racehorse biography. A very quick read.

Just started the latest Le Carre, and it is bery excellent. I think it could be his best after the Smiley trilogy. The man is totally eat up with Englishness.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:47 PM   #345
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For people that like genetics, evolutions, history of life I like Richard Fortey
See, if I had a Kindle, could be reading that right now.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:45 PM   #346
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Good stuff

http://www.amazon.com/Art-Racing-Rai...6251184&sr=1-1
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:15 PM   #347
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I have that book. I need to read it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:19 AM   #348
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Beats Eatin' Lizards.


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Old 03-29-2011, 01:38 PM   #349
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:48 PM   #350
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I love London.

Into the Wild is also good, though.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:52 PM   #351
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I picked up American Gods on your advice. Fantastic read. I'm in the middle of Brian Lumley's Necroscope series, which is fairly entertaining, but I'm looking forward to Anansi Boys in a couple of months.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #352
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dean! It is always good to hear that a recommendation was well received.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:14 PM   #353
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I picked up American Gods on your advice. Fantastic read. I'm in the middle of Brian Lumley's Necroscope series, which is fairly entertaining, but I'm looking forward to Anansi Boys in a couple of months.
He wrote the Necroscope, then the Vampire World Trilogy Blood Brothers; The Last Aerie Bloodwars, then a ton of shitty necroscope fillers called the lost years. Necroscope was ok, the lost years was shitty, and the Vampire World trilogy was awesome.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:25 AM   #354
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I'm currently reading Johannes Cabal, Necromancer, on my new eReader. Fantastically witty, and in a few ways mildly reminiscent of Asprin's MythAdventure series, it is well worth a read to those who enjoy a heavy dollop of drollery with their whimsy.
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Speaks the Nightbird
http://www.amazon.com/Speaks-Nightbi...2748846&sr=8-3

Surprisingly good, 1600s detective type suspense. I found myself actually nervous about what was coming next and killed 400 pages in one night.

The basic idea is that a Judge and his scribe come to a town to conduct a witch trial where there are layers and layers of intrigue. It is dark but well written. I expected the standard horror schtick but it is a very good book, nothing supernatural, just human evil. Best book I've read fiction wise in a long time. It has two sequels that have prompted me to get a kindle to put them on.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #356
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Thoth, you might like China Mieville's The City & The City, and have you read The Meaning of Night, by Michael Cox?

I just downloaded Moonwalking With Einstein, which is up next.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:27 PM   #357
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Wishlisted, thanks
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:21 AM   #358
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A bunch of people at my school have recently read The Hunger Games. I'm down on the list to get it, and I might buy a copy. Has anybody read it?
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DG, my kids are nuts for that series, though the heavy readers among them nod at its rather derivative nature (think "The Lottery" meets "The Running Man").
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Bumping this one again. After 4 non-fiction books in a row, the best of which were "Steve Jobs" and "1493", I got the newest Stephen King book 11/22/63. I love it. King is a writer that in most of his books really seems engrossing to me. He seems to know that we all have a dark side and in some it is stronger than others. I get more into some of his books than anyone elses. This is one I don't want to put down, not really horror, not science fiction (though time travel is involved it is just to get the plot going) basically historical fiction. If you could go back and stop the Kennedy assassination would you?
I keep trying to guess how he will end it, and I know that when I am done I will actually be sad that the book is over. Yet I can't help racing to the end.
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