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Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« on: 07-29-2005 -- 22:37:11 »
I'm an avid reader, and I'm always looking for something good to read. The last book I read turned out to be a real stinker. :oops:

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #1 on: 08-09-2005 -- 21:52:18 »
Just finished a scad of books!† †I really liked Ruins.† Its an X Files book.† I also just finished "Neanderthal"† another great one.† It escapes me who wrote both, but I'll get back to you!

Is "Neanderthal" a fiction book? I not in the mood for anything dry right now. :-D

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #2 on: 01-01-2006 -- 06:58:30 »
Have any of the new posters read any good books lately?

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #3 on: 01-02-2006 -- 18:40:15 »
Sounds interesting. I'll keep that one in mind. I'll read a vampire story if it's not one of those gothic, homo-erotic, "let's all get freaky with the undead", pseudo-romance novels.  :lol:

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #4 on: 01-03-2006 -- 15:17:50 »
Almost finished with "The Dark Tower"...interesting series. Not as great as I would have liked, but got hooked early and have to see how it ends.

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #5 on: 01-03-2006 -- 15:35:20 »
I recently finished Condi vs. Hillary, by Dick Morris.  Everything about Hillary I already knew, but I did learn some interesting things about Dr. Rice.  A thought-provoking book...
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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #6 on: 01-03-2006 -- 22:56:53 »
Hey Rocket, are you talking about the Stephen King series? 

I read up until he took that long break from them.  I thought they were pretty good.  And I know what you mean by hooked, 'cause I couldn't wait until each one was published.  Just didn't know how he was gonna ever finish it because it seemed like it could go on forever.

How many did he end up doing and is it even finished?  Oh well, I would probably have to start over just to catch up.  Not sure I have that kind of time now...
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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #7 on: 01-03-2006 -- 23:41:05 »
Hey Rocket, are you talking about the Stephen King series?†


Yep, "The Dark Tower" is the 7th and final book of the Gunslinger series. He did take a long break, but started cranking them out at the pace of 1 a year for the last 3 years. I had to restart and am glad to almost be done! I liked the earlier books, but he starts making some strange twists in books 6 and 7.

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #8 on: 01-03-2006 -- 23:43:07 »
"The Corps" series by W.E.B. Griffith. Good series and interesting characters (although mostly about officers, many of the characters came up "through the ranks").

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #9 on: 01-04-2006 -- 00:38:46 »
We have some readers on the board. Cool. Some of these books sound interesting.
I've recently read:

"Habeas Corpses" by William Mark Simmons. It's the third book in a series mostly about vampires and involves a lot humor, supernatural weirdness, and a smart-ass main character.

"Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman. Plain, ordinary, English man gets pulled into a strange world underneath London full of people and creatures forgotten by the "above" world.

"Midnight Mass" by F. Paul Wilson. Really, really, good vampire book. Vampires are gradually taking control of the world, and a small group of beaten-down survivors decided they've had enough.
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« Reply #10 on: 01-04-2006 -- 22:49:28 »
Gaiman has a new one out called "Anasi Boys"  Clueless to what its about, but it has to be a freak show if he wrote it!!!!!!!!!

That's kind of a sequel to "American Gods". I haven't read "Anansi Boys", but the previous book was very good. I had trouble putting it down. Not so much a freak show as really imaginative fantasy. :-D

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #11 on: 01-06-2006 -- 00:01:46 »
you know what kind of books I read Thraxas. I just finished " DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO" . It's a book exposing libral hypocracies. It's a great read and it's actually funny.
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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #12 on: 01-06-2006 -- 02:44:19 »
you know what kind of books I read Thraxas. I just finished " DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO" . It's a book exposing libral hypocracies. It's a great read and it's actually funny.

Who wrote that one? :?

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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #13 on: 01-06-2006 -- 15:42:39 »
Do As I Say (Not As I Do)
by Peter Schweizer
Hypocrisy has proved to be a wonderful weapon for liberals in their war against conservatives. When a pro-family politician gets caught cheating on his wife, or a conservative pundit turns out to have a bad habit or addiction, their enemies use the charge to good effect. Fair enough. But what happens when the spotlights are turned on liberals themselves? Do the supporters of progressive taxes, affirmative action, strict environmental safeguards, and unionized labor practice what they preach? In a word: NO. Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy is Hoover Fellow Peter Schweizer's hard-hitting exposť of the contradictions between the public stances and real-life behavior of prominent liberals like Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore, Al Franken, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Ralph Nader, Barbra Streisand, and many more.
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Re: Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?
« Reply #14 on: 01-09-2006 -- 18:04:07 »
I'm currently reading the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams.† I'm almost done with the first book and it's coming out really well.† I also have the Otherland series by the same author but I haven't read those yet.† If this book is any indication that series should be good.† All of his books are pretty long and book 3 of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn comes in two parts.† See the link below for a synopsis of the book.† I'm not any good at writing those.  :-P

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0886773849/qid=1136829796/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/104-6169391-5455167?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

 

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