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Jeremiah Avery
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 11:02pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I finished reading "The Great Gatsby" and I put Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" in my backpack to read on the train coming home from work during the week.   I figure I'll switch to reading some contemporary books afterward.
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 11:07pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

THE LONG EMERGENCY by James Howard Kuntsler.  As much as I absolutely love his WORLD MADE BY HAND series, I sure hope his dire post-peak-oil predictions are wrong.
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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick. Read DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP last summer and it was a page turner for me. I was in a book shop with a friend and mentioned that I wanted another book by the same author. He had been given this by a friend and gave me the basic premise. Alternate reality? I bought it straight away.

THE LIVES AND TIMES OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS by Michael Steen. Have been trying to get into classical music for a while so I decided to read about the people behind the music. This has a lot of them in the same book. It goes into detail and has some interesting titbits too. Read the chapter on Tchaikovsky last night. Very interesting. Will be dipping in and out of this one I think. Wagner next probably.


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I've been working my way through the last 5 of the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie King. I just finished the 9th book and am about to start the 10th (most recent) book. It's a great series that keeps getting better with each book. I highly recommend it.

I'm also working through 'Running Through Corridors' by Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke. They spent all of 2009 watching or listening to 2 episodes a day of the original series of Doctor Who and then recording their comments. It's a fun book, not as critical as the 'About Time' series. They're watching from a fan perspective and having fun with it.



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JB, I enjoyed Palin's Python diaries. I'm hoping he'll do another based on his travels, although he did write books for all of them based in part on his diaries so it probably won't happen.
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Picked up Bloody Crimes by James Swanson yesterday. Will start on that after finishing two other books I am reading.
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The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym.
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Phil Kreisel
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Columbine by Dave Cullen.  A non-fiction blow by blow of the event and the aftermath.

Waiting in the cue - My Life (Keith Richards), Up until Now (William Shatner) and a variety of director books (I'm about to direct a one act that I've written).
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Michael Tortorice
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Posted: 10 January 2011 at 10:48pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Just finished "A Princess of Mars", just starting "The Gods of Mars".
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Greg Reeves
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I'm reading the third Gears of War book (Anvil Gate) by Karen Traviss.  You might think novels based on a video game wouldn't be very good, but these are terrific.  I'm also knocking out Andrew Vacchs' Burke novels; I'm about halfway through the series.
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Wayne K Purdy
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I just bought Band of Brothers, so it's next in the hopper. It's been on my list for a long time but I never got around to it. Winter's death finally motivated to finallly get to it.
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I loved Columbine the first time I read it, then I tried to re-read and it soured on me.  Odd.  So I recommend it - once!
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