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What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Dana Jean, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. jacobtlong

    jacobtlong The Nerdiest Member

    So far I can say this book is very much a satire. A few of the funny bits have gone over my head and it takes me a moment to really get the joke sometimes This is very much academic humor. With some obscure references (for me, probably not so much for experts on 1900's Japan). If you find the stupid things smart people do to look smart in the eyes of other smart people then you will find the humor in this book agreeable. The cat sees these things and reports it in very dry, often condescending manner.
  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    About a quarter of the way into Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club) latest, Doomed. It's a sequel to his last book, Damned. I believe there will be one more book to make it a trilogy. So far, so good. It's typical Palahniuk: good writing, nice word play and over-the-top, bizarre plot, but like his last few books, not great. Still, I love reading him.
  3. skootie

    skootie Well-Known Member

    I have been off thread for sometime (most of the fall) ...it took me that long to finish BookVII, The Dark Tower. But I finally came to the end several days ago. Say Thankya big big!! Seriously, I am so glad to have read this monumental saga. Roland's ka-tet will stay in my heart. I had no idea what I was missing. Wish I would have began it long before now, but thanks to comments on this thread I came to it at last. Better late than never. Have started "TheShining", which I also have not previously read, so guess I'm on a SK roll. Back soon, I hope.
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  4. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    Finished Damnation Game By Clive Barker, gonna start Jurassic Park.
  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Have you read THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE yet? Positively the best thing I've read this year (cry pardon to Mr. King, but I can't lie about books). I edit for writers, and there is absolutely nothing I would or could suggest changing about that book.
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I loved JURASSIC PARK, and I'm not a dino person :)
  7. Winter

    Winter Well-Known Member

  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Oh cool! I still really want to read this one.
  9. Winter

    Winter Well-Known Member

    Ironically it was one just sitting in my Kindle list that I thought "ok, you're next"...randomly. Liking it though!
  10. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I don't have an e-reader so haven't gotten to this one yet.
  11. shookme

    shookme Obscure Member

    I love the 180° turn in genres. You're my kind of reader! :clap:
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  12. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    Richard Layman - In The Dark (just started)

    Finished Stick by Elmore Leonard and it was a fun ride. I found out the character Stick was in a previous book so I'm going to have to search that one out.
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  13. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Did you like The Damnation Game? I think it's one of Barker's strongest novels.
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  14. jacobtlong

    jacobtlong The Nerdiest Member

    That was my first Laymon book and it is still my fave Laymon. :thumbs_up:
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  15. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    I christened my new kindle with a Doctor Sleep reread. Now I have to decide between Outlander book number 6 or The Goldfinch or Ocean at the End of the Lane. What to do? :welcoming:
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  16. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    A week or so ago, there was a 1.99 Kindle Daily Deal on a bunch of Laymon and Ketchum books so I bought a few.
  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Outlander! :biggrin2:
  18. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    Good for you baby!
  19. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    It was okay but I couldn't seem to really get into it. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars on goodreads. I only picked up the book because I liked watching the Hellraiser series and it was the only book of his there. I read it was his first book though so maybe in the future I'll read another one of his to see if I'll like it better.
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  20. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    So far it's going pretty good.
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