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 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

I am currently reading "The Trial" by Franz Kafka.


I am sorry, but I couldnĀ“t find the first thread on this subject while search engining... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I am currently reading "The Trial" by Franz Kafka.


I am sorry, but I couldnĀ“t find the first thread on this subject while search engining... wink



I know where it is, but that's ok Philipp - most of the folks from that thread are probably seeing Dark Knight for the 3rd time or have probably left the message board.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Misanthropic Tendencies   (Member)

Fiction - Getting Home by F M Busby (short science fiction stories).

Non fiction - Mission Impossible: My Life In Music by Lalo Schifrin, ed. Richard Palmer.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

In the last month:

Up Till Now - William Shatner ( very funny autobiography)

The 5th Witch & Edgewise - Graham Masterton ( two horror novels,Masterton is a long time favoritee horror author)

The Woods - Harlan Coben ( first Coben book for me, it was pretty darned good, grim and downbeat, am considering reading more from this guy)

Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vols 1-4 ( working through these here and there, great, fun stuff - still remember buying Mister Miracle #1 at the drug store wayyyyyy back in the 70's)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

In the last month:

Up Till Now - William Shatner ( very funny autobiography)

The 5th Witch & Edgewise - Graham Masterton ( two horror novels,Masterton is a long time favoritee horror author)

The Woods - Harlan Coben ( first Coben book for me, it was pretty darned good, grim and downbeat, am considering reading more from this guy)

Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vols 1-4 ( working through these here and there, great, fun stuff - still remember buying Mister Miracle #1 at the drug store wayyyyyy back in the 70's)


I loved Masterton's books as a kid and piled through loads of them, Charnal House, The Manitou, The Devils of D-Day and a whole bunch of others. 'D-Day' was a particular favourite but I made the mistake of re-reading it a few years ago and I shouldn't have, it was awful and badly written, I should have left this as a warm ( and scary ) nostalgic childhood memory.

I must presume Masterton has come a long way since those halcyon days of the 1970's?

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

"The Other Side of Me" by Sidney Sheldon

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

The new issue of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, and THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL COLLECTION (edited by Gardner Dozois). (I happen to love SF...especially in easy-to-digest short stories, novellas and novelettes.)

BIG BOSOMS AND SQUARE JAWS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF RUSS MEYER, KING OF THE SEX FILM by Jimmy McDonaugh (sp?)

EIJI TSUBARAYA: MASTER OF MONSTERS by August Ragone. Really nice-looking book, too. Lotsa gorgeous pictures from the "golden age" of the Toho science fiction era of the fifties and sixties. Even if the text was horrid--and it is most assuredly NOT!--I would still recommend the book for it's pictures alone. Phenom stuff!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Overtones   (Member)

Another Dave in Missoul:

James Lee Burke's latest, SWAN PEAK, has his main man in Missoula ... great read!

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Reading Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet by Gregory Frost. Also Somadeva's Kathasaritsagara. And Bill Willingham's Fables.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Although I hardly ever read autobiography's, I am currently reading one. "Things The Grandchildren Should Know" by Mark Oliver Everett, which is very funny and touching. His Dad (brilliant, 'other worlds theory' scientist) died miserable and relatively young, then his Mum died of cancer and his sister committed suicide. He is the only surviving member of his family. Music keeps him going (he is the singer/songwriter of the band Eels).
I also have some Robert McCammon and Stephen King books I need to catch up on.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Thread Assasin   (Member)

"Night Over Water," Ken Follett

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Kakihara   (Member)

"This is Orson Welles".

Love it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

Just finished reading James Baldwin's GIOVANNI'S ROOM (A MUST READ) and now reading Scott Smith's THE RUINS.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)


I loved Masterton's books as a kid and piled through loads of them, Charnal House, The Manitou, The Devils of D-Day and a whole bunch of others. 'D-Day' was a particular favourite but I made the mistake of re-reading it a few years ago and I shouldn't have, it was awful and badly written, I should have left this as a warm ( and scary ) nostalgic childhood memory.

I must presume Masterton has come a long way since those halcyon days of the 1970's?


He's good but has always been hit and miss - D-Day was also one of my favorites, as was The Djinn, and both seem a bit clumsy nowdays, although for me, Charnel House holds up.

His more recent books are the same, 5th Witch just meanders about, but Trauma is a nice , shorter, taut novel. Leisure books publishes him now, and there are some goodies here and there.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. The second book in the Ender Wiggin series.

Before this, I read Sunstorm (Book Two of A Time Odyssey) by Stephen Baxter and the later Arthur C. Clarke.

Earlier this spring and summer, I started Pedagogy of the Opressed by Paolo Friere. I needed to walk away from it for awhile, and will go back to in a few weeks.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)




I know where it is, but that's ok Philipp - most of the folks from that thread are probably seeing Dark Knight for the 3rd time or have probably left the message board.


I haven't seen it once yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2008 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

Just finished reading James Baldwin's GIOVANNI'S ROOM (A MUST READ) and now reading Scott Smith's THE RUINS.

I wish some company like Merchant Ivory would film GIOVANNI'S ROOM. Or Baldwin's GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, which is equally good, sir!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2010 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

"The Wishing Game" by Patrick Redmond.

A fantastic debut novel and a great thrilller, a mix of "Dead Poets Society" and "The X Files". If I ever get myself to write a screenplay again, this would be my dream project., directed by David Fincher.


Really good book, highly recommended.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2011 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Published in 1961. Won a lot of awards. Reading this novel was a class project in the sixth grade. Written for youngsters but I recommend it for grown-ups. Why am I reading it again. I must be regressing.


Richard

 
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