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Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.
Absolutely. QB VII was an excellent book.
Finished up the "Naked and the Dead" by Norman Mailer. It was worthwhile, didn't know what the expect, very readable, and a good WWII American pacific theater novel.
Robert Ludlum "The Tristan Betrayal"
Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult
What a fantastic story, I cant put it down!
Bring on the Empty Horses sounds good. I can't believe I haven't read it before.
I am smack dab in the middle of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Liking it so far. Pretty good.
Currently reading Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence.
I'm really getting a kick out of Maugham at the moment. Anyone have any favourite Maugham novels?
I'm also anxiously awaiting the imminent translation of Haruki Murakami's 1Q84. Waiting on tenterhooks! Only a few days to go!
I've read everything by Murakami and consider him one of the best living writers.
Currently reading "The Queen's Necklace" by Dumas. Having previously read Dickens' rendition of the French revolution ("Tale of Two Cities"), I wanted a French version of those time. Dumas has a four (?) volume series that I am now starting.
Just finished Impact by Douglas Preston and have started Revelation by C. J. Sansom. I quite enjoyed Impact and so far Revelation is interesting.
Originally Posted by rue
Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell: Their Correspondence
Finally finished this book! I only had time to read it for about 10 minutes every night, so that's why.
Anyway, it was a great book, but the ending just ended and it made me want to know what happened. I guess that's the way with letters.... one day they just end [huh]
Waste (1924), by Robert Herrick. A social-realist novel that talks about a lot of the Big Issues in American life that we still talk about today (unless we're novelists - the social novel is good and dead), and that we still don't have any answers for.
Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom
Just finished Dead Six by Larry Correia & Mike Kupari (dunno why Larry gets top billing, he actually joined the project halfway through--yep, that's right, a novel born from a gun-forum Creative Writing thread!LOL) and now moving onto Larry's Spellbound: Book II of The Grimnoir Chronicles. Magic + machine-guns + pirates + ninjas + zeppelins in an alternate 1930s = head-splitting awesomeness...
I just picked up a copy of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. I just started thumbing through it but am excited to find some new recipes or maybe I should say new to me.
"L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" by John Buntin, non-fiction. A great read so far, especially makes a good companion piece if you like James Ellroy's L.A. quartet.
Recently finished Ken Bruen's "Headstone", another installment in the Jack Taylor series set in Galway, Ireland.
I'm reacquainting myself with Raymond Chandler. I've started off with The Little Sister.
Threads by Joseph Abboud.
"Thrones, Dominations" which is the postumous Peter Whimsey. Given that it was co-written after the fact, it is quite good. Plenty of Dorothy Sayers in there.
Inventing the Louvre by Andrew McClellan, a history of the development of that (second) greatest of world museums.
working on Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.