What Are You Reading? 3

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Postby Quatermass » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:23 pm

MongoGutman wrote:For Xmas I got Conan: The Complete Chronicles, Centenary Edition and it's been my bedtime book all year so far, just a few pages a night, you know... Haven't read Conan for 30+ years, though I read them all in my teens... Completely un-PC of course: racist, sexist and any other *ist you want to guess at... and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Howard's prose, well, I mean he's not Shakespear, Dunsany, Tolkein... not poetic, but there's a vitality and gusto to his work that is seldom equalled.


I feel the same way about HP Lovecraft, who was Robert Howard's contemporary and occasional collaborator. Lovecraft was very un-PC, and his writing's pretty dry and clunky, but he can create an atmosphere pretty bloody well.

BTW, about halfway through Furies of Calderon. Watch this forum...
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:07 am

Finished Furies of Calderon! Review to follow in my new thread...
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Moist » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:50 am

Yesterday I started "Code Zero" by Jonathan Maberry, Today I am almost finished with it. Anybody with interest in zombie novels are doing themselves a disservice by not reading him. This man is the top of the heap, as far as I am concerned. Nobody can quite capture the elegance of what it takes to stop an end of the world scenario quite like he can.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:06 pm

I'm almost halfway through The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, and it's really, really good!

Finished it and it was great. I definitely recommend it.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:36 am

Finished reading my first Twitterature, The Pen is Mightier than the Nerd by Nev Fountain. Details in my book-review thread...
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:52 am

Working my way through half a dozen Robert Rankin books that I picked up in a secondhand bookshop a few years ago and never got round to reading
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:54 pm

Tall tales from the tall fella. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:01 am

Just finished reading Red Dwarf: Space Corps Survival Manual. Could have been decent had it not had too many cannibalism jokes. Seriously, that got older than Methuselah very quickly.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Antiq » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:33 am

I have recently re-discovered Ray Bradbury :D I read him as a kid, or teenager or whatever, I forget, but OMG! He's awesome! I didn't realise he could be so hilarious :lol: Just finished the short story The Cold Wind and the Warm, and I startled people on the train yesterday by laughing out loud.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:26 pm

Just finished reading Future Noir, an exhaustive (and exhausting) but damned good book on the making of Blade Runner.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:01 pm

Just finished the second volume of the manga of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Definite step up in quality over the first volume, very dark, but damned good.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:08 pm

HAve started the Game of Thrones series... Wish me luck.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:55 pm

If you are conspicuous by you're abscess on the forum, we will know why. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:38 pm

I couldn't be absent for long, you guys help keep me sane.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:45 pm

Is the job that bad SJen. :mrgreen:
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