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#1186    Mallet

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:25 AM

View Post~TheBigK~, on 24 August 2010 - 12:19 AM, said:

I'm too lazy to search if anyone's mentioned it but has anyone read The Road by Cormac McCarthy? I absolutely loved it. Haven't seen the movie yet but I've heard good things.

Ironically, I haven't read this book. But wholeheartedly recommend Blood Meridian and Child of God. The former is one of the most disturbing, violent westerns I've ever read and the latter is about a character living in the rurals based upon serial killer Albert Fish.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:59 AM

View PostMallet, on 24 August 2010 - 12:25 AM, said:

Ironically, I haven't read this book. But wholeheartedly recommend Blood Meridian and Child of God. The former is one of the most disturbing, violent westerns I've ever read and the latter is about a character living in the rurals based upon serial killer Albert Fish.
I've wanted to read Blood Meridian. Didn't know Child of God was based on Albert Fish though, I'm very intrigued now. Thanks. :tu:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

View Post~TheBigK~, on 24 August 2010 - 03:59 AM, said:

I've wanted to read Blood Meridian. Didn't know Child of God was based on Albert Fish though, I'm very intrigued now. Thanks. :tu:

Both I give high recs, especially Blood Meridian, very disturbing western.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:17 AM

View Post~TheBigK~, on 24 August 2010 - 12:19 AM, said:

I'm too lazy to search if anyone's mentioned it but has anyone read The Road by Cormac McCarthy? I absolutely loved it. Haven't seen the movie yet but I've heard good things.

I have read it and simply loved it. It was slow during the start and that gave it time to settle on my mind and then like a sweet symphony it went on and on.
Very inspiring story. Loved it.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:40 AM

just finished reading Forever Free and Forever Peace...

now reading The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin.


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 02:37 AM

Just finished reading The Lathe of Heaven by Le Guin.
Now reading RAMA II By A.C. Clarke.


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 12:35 PM

I'm reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. This book is so exquisitely written. It is a fictional diary by a young boy (so far) whose Mother flees to Mexico with him to a rich man's home, the rich man's name is Enrique. I won't say any more, this is what is already laid out. I would highly recommend it though I haven't gotten too far yet so no spoilers please.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:18 PM

Just started Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. Anyone else a fan of him?

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:40 PM

Now reading Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds.


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

Just finished "The Road" and was really surprised how much I liked it.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:27 AM

I am reading pretty little liars by Sara Shepard Novel.


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:27 PM

View Post~TheBigK~, on 24 August 2010 - 12:19 AM, said:

I'm too lazy to search if anyone's mentioned it but has anyone read The Road by Cormac McCarthy? I absolutely loved it. Haven't seen the movie yet but I've heard good things.
Hi K, I read The Road and it was a very difficult read. I actually had to put it away for a couple of weeks and then continue. It's very dark, bleak and depressing but it is definitely great literature.  I have to say, though, that it is really well-written and I am glad that I read it.

If I were you, I would give it a pass until the sun is shining at least.

Also, re Anthony Bourdain, I read Kitchen Confidential years ago and really enjoyed it. Love his show on the Travel Channel.  I had dinner at his restaurant, Les Halles, a few weeks ago and the waiter told us that the had been there that morning, shooting something for the show. Darnit!!

Oops, just realized your posts were from last year! Did you get around to reading the Road?

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

Right now I'm doing a reread of "A Song of Ice and Fire".


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Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:22 PM

At the moment I am reading "The Mote in Gods Eye" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. I'm not very far into it (Really only about 100 pages - I started last night) but so far so good... It mildly irks me that Purnelle and Niven are so careful in explaining every bit of physics that is going on (Sometimes that is fun and sometimes it's not... This time it's mostly fun but it feels like it get's in the way of the narrative every now and then) but the backstory of the setting is deep enough to hook me.

Let's put it this way - right now it is not a book that is impossible to put down, but it's more than good enough to keep reading.





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