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So what are you reading?

What books, zines or other pulp are you reading? What aren't you reading? What should everyone else read?

Postby Paco » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:22 pm

Down The Nile - Rosemary Mahoney First 10 pages are great.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:40 pm

A Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan.
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Postby One Eyed Jack » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:41 pm

Just finished, "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon."

Now, "The Boys from Dolores." How timely of me.
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Postby Madsci » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:39 pm

Paco wrote:Down The Nile - Rosemary Mahoney First 10 pages are great.


I enjoyed another book by Mahoney, The Whoredom in Kimmage. It is time to read more of her books.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby uwstudent » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:03 pm

Robert Heinlein
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:55 pm

Which Heinlein? I've read a colossal amount of Heinlein.

These days I'm reading John Erlichman's memoir Witness to Power.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby boston_jeff » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:48 pm

Just finished Andre Dubus' "The Garden of Last Days."
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:30 am

I've read three books in the last few days. Don Winslow's "The Death and Life of Bobby Z" during my flight (and flight delays) and two James Patterson murder mysteries while on the beach - "Cross" and "Double Cross". Next - "Air Dance Igauna" by Tom Corcorran, who sets his mysteries in his home town of Key West.

As far as Heinlein, I've read about all he has written when I was in high school and my first couple years in college during the '60s.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby boston_jeff » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:02 pm

"The Way the Crow Flies" by Ann-Marie McDonald.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby uwstudent » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:16 pm

Heinlein? Just about everything. I read some of his stuff when I was in Junior High but now I'm finishing off is work. About one a week so far.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby wallrock » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:03 pm

I read about every Heinlein I could get my hands on my last semester of high school. For some reason I never continued my obsession in college and I kind of thought of his works as juvenile, but earlier this year I started thinking back and realizing how wrong that was. I haven't quite had the time to re-read anything of my youth but I've been meaning to for a while now.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:23 pm

I don't agree with Heinlein's hard-core militarism, libertarianism, Übermenschism, but I appreciate the fact that he was a science fiction writer with a particular political perspective, one he never hesitated to express. As for all the nudism, that is weird, wild stuff.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby Marvell » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:07 pm

My ma's book (as described here).

It's pretty good. Not a lot of nudism, though - or at least, not yet.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby rrnate » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:44 pm

"Motherless Brooklyn" by Jonathan Lethem. I've read other books by him and really liked 'em but never got around to this one - now that I'm reading it, I think it may be my favorite.
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Re: So what are you reading?

Postby boston_jeff » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:02 pm

Cool. I liked Fortress of Solitude a lot.
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