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JackStark211 09-08-2014 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by gweeps (Post 770134)
Stephen King's newest, Mr. Mercedes. I'm enjoying it. He's so good at building characters and suspense.

But I can't wait for his upcoming book, Revival. It's supposedly a straight horror novel. It's been a long time since King released something with real bite.

I need to catch up on King. I've read everything he has put out up until after Full Dark, No Stars.

foggy 09-08-2014 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Sydneyfan (Post 770031)
Just finished the new Margaret Atwood and I can highly recommend it. Terrifically inventive tales that are typically Atwood - a strong, complicated (but not always particularly likeable) woman as the protagonist and a storyline that seldom fails to surprise. The Freeze Dried Groom, Lusus Naturae, The Dead Hand Loves You and the title story were the standouts for me.

Nice! I'll have to pick it up!

Sydneyfan 09-09-2014 09:45 PM

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The Booker shortlist has been announced:


Rise Again At a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
J by Howard Jacobson
The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
How to Be Both by Ali Smith


The Narrow Road to the Deep North is by an Australian author and is fantastic, btw.

Corporal Brown 09-10-2014 02:45 PM

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I'll put that on my list. I really enjoyed To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

GoodSkanky 09-10-2014 08:09 PM

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finished one of the Steve Berry books... Da Vinci code but not a fun.

Sydneyfan 10-14-2014 11:35 PM

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Richard Flanagan just won the Booker for The Narrow Road to The Deep North.

Corporal Brown 10-15-2014 02:54 PM

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I just checked it out from the library.

Also, I read Atwood's short story collection Stone Mattress and McEwan's The Children Act this past weekend. I really enjoyed both.

JackStark211 11-10-2014 05:46 PM

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Gillian Flynn's Dark Places

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...4,203,200_.jpg

GoodSkanky 11-10-2014 07:05 PM

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Glad you're exploring Gillian's Dark Places, but how's the book? ;)

JackStark211 11-10-2014 09:25 PM

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Haha

Corporal Brown 11-12-2014 08:59 AM

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Michel Faber's The Book of Strange New Things

I'm enjoying it so far.

Sydneyfan 11-12-2014 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Corporal Brown (Post 776087)
Michel Faber's The Book of Strange New Things

I'm enjoying it so far.

I didn't even realise he had a new book out. Thanks for the heads-up.

Corporal Brown 11-15-2014 01:38 PM

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Yes, please read so we can discuss! I really enjoyed it. Don't read any interviews with him beforehand though. It will change it for you.

Sydneyfan 11-15-2014 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Corporal Brown (Post 776319)
Yes, please read so we can discuss! I really enjoyed it. Don't read any interviews with him beforehand though. It will change it for you.

ok, will do :)

Sydneyfan 11-16-2014 03:58 PM

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Oh, sad news CB - I just read that Faber claims this will be his final novel. He is said to have written it as a homage to his late wife who passed away with cancer recently, and has now decided he is not inspired to write any more.


“History proves that most writers get forgotten anyway,” he said. “That’s very likely to happen to my books, and if I’m extremely lucky, maybe one of my books will survive. The books I’ve written are my contenders, and whatever happens will happen. It’s enough.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/ar...ng-novels.html

Sydneyfan 11-16-2014 04:22 PM

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Wait, that's why you told me not to read interviews, right....oops :o

I was reading some Good Reads.com reviews and someone posted the news plus a link....oh well, not to worry. I've got the book and will be starting it tonight. The storyline sounds fascinating.

Corporal Brown 11-16-2014 06:43 PM

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Yes, I didn't want you to know. I had heard something about his wife being sick before I read it. Then, a little way in, it hit me that this was to her, and it just stabbed me.

Regardless, it has so much to say. It has stuck with me in so many ways.

Izzy Eviel 11-17-2014 01:57 AM

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The Dragon in the land of Snows - Tsering Shakya

A recommended reading for anyone interested in modern Tibet.

hildegoat 12-11-2014 01:19 PM

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The Atlantic writers list their favorite books of the year: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertain...ngle_page=true

Corporal Brown 12-14-2014 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by hildegoat (Post 777625)
The Atlantic writers list their favorite books of the year: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertain...ngle_page=true

I like that they put in books that didn't come out this year, but that impacted their year none the less.

I've got some of their books on my "to be read" list as well.

I read Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (the Mountain Goats guy) today. It was disturbingly accurate in the way it portrayed that unnamable feeling of melancholy that can sometimes over take a person, and the premise and some of the periphery concepts were really interesting. I'm still processing, but I can think I can safely say I would recommend it, though it disturbed me.

JackStark211 01-26-2015 11:47 AM

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Great book!!!

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JackStark211 01-27-2015 08:14 PM

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...VanderMeer.jpg

Dowd 01-28-2015 05:59 AM

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Annihilation blew my mind. Authority was such a let down, though. Got Acceptence lined up. I've heard it's better.

ishellmay 01-28-2015 10:38 PM

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I'm putting John Safran's Murder In Mississippi on my list. I've seen too many people reading it on my morning commute to not check it out.

JackStark211 01-28-2015 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Dowd (Post 779646)
Annihilation blew my mind. Authority was such a let down, though. Got Acceptence lined up. I've heard it's better.

I really like it so far. Very nice change of pace.


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