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Now Reading?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:16 am

What are you reading in your spare time?

For me

The Kitchen Readings Untold Stories of Hunter S Thompson- By Michael Cleverly and Bob Braudis .

and

The Mutineer: Rants, Ravings, and Missives from the Mountaintop 1977-2005- By Hunter S Thompson.

Im a HST superfan as you can see. After I finish these im going to start Sometimes a Great Nottion by Ken Kesey.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:56 am

JFK: an unfinished life
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Unread postby General » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:36 am

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Unread postby Stolliosis » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:46 am

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A nice read, especially the parts about ESPN.
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:58 am

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Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:26 am

Just finished this:

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A very good read...the original GNR never had a chance....


Time to go out and buy the new Stephen King
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Unread postby pup » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:42 am

Time to go out and buy the new Stephen King


Is that Cell? Just finished it. First time I read a King novel. I thought it was a good read, and had a tough time setting it down a couple of nights.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:50 am

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Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:11 pm

Pup wrote:
Time to go out and buy the new Stephen King


Is that Cell? Just finished it. First time I read a King novel. I thought it was a good read, and had a tough time setting it down a couple of nights.


The new one is "Duma Key"..."Cell" was a couple novels back and a pretty good one

If you enjoyed it, please go and read some of his earlier works (Shining, Salem's Lot, Dead Zone, Different Seasons, It, The Stand, Tommyknockers etc), you won't be able to put them down
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Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:34 pm

I just finished reading "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane(Mystic River & Gone, Baby, Gone). I don't read many books but I really enjoyed this one.

According to IMDB.com it is going to be released in 2009 on the big screen. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:08 pm

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Stolli, where did you find that book by the guy from Deadspin?
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Unread postby Stolliosis » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:52 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Stolli, where did you find that book by the guy from Deadspin?


You should be able to find it at any major bookstore.
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Unread postby pup » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:55 pm

waborat wrote:
Pup wrote:
Time to go out and buy the new Stephen King


Is that Cell? Just finished it. First time I read a King novel. I thought it was a good read, and had a tough time setting it down a couple of nights.


The new one is "Duma Key"..."Cell" was a couple novels back and a pretty good one

If you enjoyed it, please go and read some of his earlier works (Shining, Salem's Lot, Dead Zone, Different Seasons, It, The Stand, Tommyknockers etc), you won't be able to put them down


I plan to. Just got back into reading over the last year and a half or so and I am trying to read some different people before I go back and knock out someone like King's entire collection.
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Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:35 pm

Pup wrote:
I plan to. Just got back into reading over the last year and a half or so and I am trying to read some different people before I go back and knock out someone like King's entire collection.


Very nice...You'll have to keep us posted when you start reading SK...I'd be interested in how long it would take to read his entire collection?...Talk about a marathon...I started reading him back in '80 and there's still 2 or 3 that I haven't finished

If you haven't tried James Patterson yet, then I recommend him (especially the Alex Cross series)....you can get thru his novels easily in a week
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Unread postby RC » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:33 pm

Just finished reading:

World War Z, great book about a Zombie attack happening around the world in our time and how the governments and human race would handle it.

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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:44 pm

I started reading Fountainhead this weekend (I have started three times now) and I lost interest pretty quickly again.

Currently searching for a decent replacement.
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Unread postby municipalmutt » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:11 pm

waborat wrote:
Pup wrote:
I plan to. Just got back into reading over the last year and a half or so and I am trying to read some different people before I go back and knock out someone like King's entire collection.


Very nice...You'll have to keep us posted when you start reading SK...I'd be interested in how long it would take to read his entire collection?...Talk about a marathon...I started reading him back in '80 and there's still 2 or 3 that I haven't finished

If you haven't tried James Patterson yet, then I recommend him (especially the Alex Cross series)....you can get thru his novels easily in a week


After reading his entire collection (not at one time but I started in the seventies with Carrie), I can say that there are many references to characters and places of the Dark Tower series throughout most of his work. The Dark Tower is his central motif and the majority of his work spins out from that.

The new book is called Duma Key and I haven't read it yet.
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Unread postby FUDU » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:22 pm

I just finished State of Emergency and am now onto Cracking the Code.
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Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:48 pm

Mac, how is the Presidents' Factbook?

Seems pretty interesting, and I usually get into US history and presidential biographies.
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Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:03 pm

municipalmutt wrote:
After reading his entire collection (not at one time but I started in the seventies with Carrie), I can say that there are many references to characters and places of the Dark Tower series throughout most of his work. The Dark Tower is his central motif and the majority of his work spins out from that.



Yep, by all means don't start with "The Dark Tower"...it was fun to read all of the "drops" in the series
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Unread postby cms2718 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:56 pm

just picked up I Am American (and so can you), the Colbert book

and still have to finish License to Deal
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:40 am

A friend suggested I read Stephen King's Gunslinger. Now is that part of the Dark Tower series? If so are there any pre-cursor books I must read to follow it?
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Unread postby municipalmutt » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:30 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:A friend suggested I read Stephen King's Gunslinger. Now is that part of the Dark Tower series? If so are there any pre-cursor books I must read to follow it?


Yes it is book one. Here is a list of the connected books that relate to the Dark Tower and the Dark Tower series in bold:

* The Gunslinger
o Bag of Bones
o The Stand
o The Eyes of the Dragon
* The Drawing of the Three
o The Eyes of the Dragon
o The Shining
* The Waste Lands
o Rose Madder
o The Stand (via Randall Flagg and superflu reference)'
o Cell (via the mentioning of Charlie the Choo Choo)
o It
o Insomnia
* Wizard and Glass
o "The Mist" (from Skeleton Crew)
o The Stand
o The Eyes of the Dragon
o Lisey's Story
* Wolves of the Calla
o Salem's Lot
o Bag of Bones
o Black House
o The Stand (via Randall Flagg)
* Song of Susannah
o The Eyes of the Dragon
o Black House
+ The Talisman
o The Little Sisters of Eluria
o Desperation
+ The Regulators
o Hearts in Atlantis
o From a Buick 8
o Insomnia
o It
o The Shining
* The Dark Tower
o The Dead Zone
o Everything's Eventual
o Hearts in Atlantis
o From a Buick 8
o Insomnia
o It

I don't think you have to read all of the other connected books first as the story stands up by itself pretty well. You can just read the books in the DT series for now. You can then go back and read the other related books if you're interested.

At least you have the luxury of reading the whole series at once now. Those of us that read the Gunslinger when it first came out had to wait patiently for years for each sequel to be released.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:02 pm

Thanks Mutt! :thumleft:
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