What Are You Reading Now.

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  1. Homer Potvin

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    I saw a movie poster for The Dark Tower at the theater the other day... got me excited for a minute or three.
     
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    Yeah, I'm excited for the movie. SPOILER ALERT (highlight the following): King said it's the sequel for The Dark Tower novels.. He has the Horn of Eld in this.
     
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    Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates. So far so good.

    Before that I read Dark Hollow by Brian Keene.
     
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    @Stormsong07, here's a silly admission :-D

    I'm almost done with Caliban's War and I'm at the scene where Mars and Earth are facing off over Io, the Earth Forces are still split, Avasarala has just given the command to all the forces, Earth and Mars, to deal with the protomolecule weapons that were just launched off the surface of Io.

    I typically HATE battle scenes. :blech: They are usually too self-involved, too concerned with all the little technical details, the author's "research" too present and in my face. This scene actually has me pacing, Kindle in hand, back and forth in the room, nervous as a trapped cat as I read it because it's so flipping GOOD! :-D

    Have I told you that I'm a little bit in love with Sgt. Roberta Draper? "Solid copy on that!" :whistle:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm currently reading through Stephen King's IT. I was always a fan of the older movie with Tim Curry as Pennywise, so I thought I'd finally buckle down and read the actual story. I have to say, I am sort of worried about the future remake coming in a few months, but hopefully it is good!
     
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    I just finished The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley... first book in a trilogy and I'm not sure if I want to continue.

    Has anyone here read the rest of the books? I'd love to know whether the stuff that bugs me about the first book gets better in the later books, or worse...
     
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    Currently reading The Peregrine by J. A. Baker, supposed to be Werner Herzog's favourite book, and the whole thing becomes a lot more enjoyable when you read it in his voice.
     
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    Just finished Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, a YA novel set in WW2, follows 2 children evacuated from London. I read this category a I write for this age range and need to keep aware of what else is out there. I thoroughly enjoyed this, read it this weekend while hiding from the heat.
     
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    Just started reading Titus Groan.
     
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    Annabeth Albert's Out of Uniform series is currently rocking my world.
     
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    I'm reading more Poirot because I can't find anything I want to read. All the books that really intrigue me at the moment aren't available as eBooks - of all the luck!

    Also started MARK OF CAIN by some author called Kate Sherwood.
     
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    She's a hack - you'll hate it.
     
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    I'd heard that. But she's available on eBook and beggars can't be choosers...
     
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    The penny drops as Iain looks at @BayView's avatar.

    I'm kinda dumb sometimes.
     
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    Just finished up The Red Rising Trilogy. A little generic and derivative, but overall a fun read. The first book was easily the best due to the clever genre twist at the beginning of the second act. Author builds tension well and is good at having his main character solve problems in interesting ways.

    Recently started The Blinding Knife, second book in the Lightbringer series. Brent Weeks's penchant for having all his characters over analyze things still irks me, but he's got a good diverse cast of characters and as a comic book guy, I love the world and parallels to Green Lantern.
     
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    Vigilance by former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Very interesting guy.
     
  17. Homer Potvin

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    Ooooh... non-fiction? I'm actually trying to get to Brooklyn in a few weeks to scout a few neighborhoods for some 80s crime stories.
     
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    You'd better have a good imagination, then. Those Brooklyn nabes won't look much like they did back then.

    In my college years (1971-75), I belonged to an on-campus organization that every year ran a Christmas party at a poor parish in Brownsville. The first year I went, a friend of mine from the same club who lived near me on Long Island offered to drive me there. He was also in the Marine reserves at the time. When I got into the car, he said, "I know you're probably a bit nervous about the neighborhood we're going to, and, yeah, it's bad. But, you can relax." He reached under his seat and pulled out a loaded .45.

    Today, Brownsville is part of the wave of gentrification. Along with the South Bronx.
     
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    Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. I like it so far. Well, the character names are kind of... dumb. These are white trash names disguised as fantasy character names. Oh you didn't want to name your kid Daniel cos that's boring? Yeah, name him Taniel. And that kid down the block, you thought his name is spelled Thomas? Nope, it's Tamas. And I feel sorry for the parents who wanted to give their kid a stalwart name like Adamant, but some idiot misspelled it in the birth certificate and now he's called Adamat.

    And the city is called Adopest. I wonder if there's a river that splits it into Ado and Pest...
     
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    Could be derived from Adonopolis, or it could be something like



     
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    Yeah... I don't know. It bugs me a little. The good thing is, though, I can actually remember some of these names, like Manhouch (Man Hooch) and Fatrasta (Fat Rasta). :D
     
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    I am currently reading "The Aeronauts Windlass" the first book in Jim Butchers The Cinder Spires series.
     
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    Nothing at the moment, but I finished Embers by Sándor Márai at the start of the month and Lord of the Flies just a few days ago. First time I ever read it! A girl on the train made conversation with me by telling me how much she hated the book. I started the Gulag Archipelago yesterday but realized I had picked up parts 4-6 and not 1-3. So that's on hold for now.
     
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    Cave Troll Wrting is never clean. :) Contributor

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    Just started Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks. He has a distinctive style
    that is kinda seductive in a way, for a Sci-fi author.
     
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    YAY! My most favoritest book EVER!!!

    Um, that’s to say, I think you'll find it an enjoyable read...
     
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