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    Quote Originally Posted by saul_on_the_road_to_damascus View Post
    So I left my copy of the Fall at home the other day so I picked up
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    JUST one Year by Gayle Forman author of a few books I read two summers ago. Both were very good if you like the teen romance genre (think sisterhood of the traveling pants not gossip girl.
    I finished the fault in our starsby john green and steel heart by Brandon Sanderson.

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    I finished the Ingrid Thoft mystery novel Loyalty.
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    I've been reading The Once and Future King by T.H. White. It's a book that I've been meaning to read ever since I first saw X2 about a decade ago, and I've finally gotten around to it. Glad I did too, because it's really good.

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    Apprently I need feats for the rumbles League, So I get to read the entire Chronicles of Amber by Wednesday.
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    I've been getting into Agatha Christy, bought the complete Hercule Poirot short stories.

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    Digging into superhero romance stuff, again, rereading Marjorie Liu's Shadow Touch and have a couple Julie Kenner books queued up for soon. Liu really knows how to let a story breathe, how to pace things so you've got time to process alongside a character without putting the book down or jumping ahead. And, she's brilliant at articulating her characters. The serial killer in Shadow Touch is deeply messed up, and complete nuts are easier to write as distinct from everyone else, but she gives each of her characters a huge range and specific dynamics and tics, deliberate outlooks and solid histories.
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    I loved Larry Correia’s Grimnoir series so much that I decided to give his Monster Hunter series a look. I’m a little more than half way into the first book and so far it has been a libertarian gunporn gore-fest. No really, the pages not spent on ranting about how useless or corrupt the government is are spent endlessly describing guns and occasionally the mercenaries leave their compound so they can be brutally murdered by the undead. I can’t see myself sticking with this one.

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    I'm reading Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" right now. Before that was Martin Amis' "Night Train," which was a pretty good police story, although very short and very depressing.
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    After having just graduated and having read nothing but law books and books about South Asia for the past five months I desperately needed fiction in my life again. I just started reading Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, starting with the Golden Compass (obviously )

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    Quote Originally Posted by saul_on_the_road_to_damascus View Post
    I finished the fault in our starsby john green and steel heart by Brandon Sanderson.
    What are your impressions of Steel Heart? I've been holding off getting a copy. I'm also hoping to get his Mistborn series at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar85 View Post
    What are your impressions of Steel Heart? I've been holding off getting a copy. I'm also hoping to get his Mistborn series at some point.
    It was good. I've read a few "superhero novels" that aren't based on comics and this one was really good. It's got a sequel coming and I am looking forward to it. Plus there were some nice homages to the greats of the comic industry. I read his rythamtist last year and really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees_L View Post
    Cool. I just started his Song. With due also Haruki Murakami's Kafka On the Shore. Plus Tuesdays I'm reading Walt Whitman.

    And I wanna be revisiting William Burroughs' oeuvre, with music on, either Earth or Third Eye Foundation or just Sonic Youth.
    Good reading and music list. If you want to combine Burroughs with music, I'd recommend Burroughs own spoken word albums, particularly 'Dead City Radio', which actually has a brief guest appearance by Sonic Youth.

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    Currently re-reading a number of books which are helpful in keeping me sane and inspiring my artwork:

    Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching and his lectures, a book on Francisco Goya's life and times, and the Octavio Paz book "The Double Flame".

    For some reason I've been unable to get into any fiction lately, with the exception of several old issues of Heavy Metal for Manara and Druillet. I am considering paying off my library card so that I can start reading Flann O'Brien, whom I've never read but been recommended by several friends.

    Does anyone have a morning book? I usually have a book for when I wake up while I have my first coffee and cigarette. I've found it to be a really helpful regimen which helps me start my day. Poetry is often good for this: I made my way through large collections of Rumi, Yeats and Artaud while doing this.

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    Rereading Profondo Argento by Alan Jones (which has since been updated and released as Dario Argento: The Man, The Myths and The Magic - I prefer the older title myself.) Jones had been Dario's biggest fan for decades and it shows in his excellent interviews with the cast and crew of many of Dario's films. Unfortunately, a lot of material on his best work is lacking due to Jones not having access to an Argento set until Opera in 1985. I do think Jones' love also clouds the material too in some ways, but it's a good book to read when I just want to know the behind the scenes stuff, rather than the themes of Dario's work.

    I go in cycles between film studies, historical research and fiction. I read more of the first two than the latter, but I hope to make up for that.
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    I finally got around to Fatale vol. 1, now on the big hardcover collection of Star Trek: Early Voyages. Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me still sits unread atop my coffee table, and I'm off most of this week, so I won't be finishing up The Gambler and starting that Star Trek novel yet.

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