What Are You Reading

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. DNO

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    Absolutely. QB VII was an excellent book.
     
  2. Tommy

    Tommy One of the Regulars

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    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.
     
  3. Connery

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    Robert Ludlum "The Tristan Betrayal"
     
  4. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult

    What a fantastic story, I cant put it down!
     
  5. Esme

    Esme One of the Regulars

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    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.
     
  6. davidraphael

    davidraphael Practically Family

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    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?
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    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.
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  7. dnjan

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    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.
     
  8. DNO

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    Just finished Impact by Douglas Preston and have started Revelation by C. J. Sansom. I quite enjoyed Impact and so far Revelation is interesting.
     
  9. Originally Posted by rue
    Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell: Their Correspondence
    Interesting read........


    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]
     
  10. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    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.
     
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  11. DNO

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    Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom
     
  12. 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...
     
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  13. Hawkcigar

    Hawkcigar One of the Regulars

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    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.
     
  14. BigFitz

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    "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.
     
  15. lolly_loisides

    lolly_loisides One Too Many

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    I'm reacquainting myself with Raymond Chandler. I've started off with The Little Sister.
     
  16. St.Ignatz

    St.Ignatz Call Me a Cab

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    Speed Duel.
     
  17. moustache

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    Threads by Joseph Abboud.
     
  18. Alex Oviatt

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    "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.
     
  19. LordBest

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    Inventing the Louvre by Andrew McClellan, a history of the development of that (second) greatest of world museums.
     
  20. Tommy

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    working on Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.
     

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