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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasbob View Post
    my wife said he's a bad guy.

    Have you (or the missus) read The Magicians? I mentioned it on a thread like this a while back.

    I think y'all would find it interesting. Sequel coming out pretty soon (if it wasn't released this week).

    It's a kind of "grown up" or psychological riff on Narnia/Harry Potter/The Once and Future King where he tries to kind of delve into some of the details of that kind of world. It's a little bleak, and doesn't really stand up to the works it's clearly based on, but it's still a different take on things. And the story is still really engrossing. Look it up.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by rockdog View Post

    I am about to read "On the Road" again or something by Cormac McCarthy.

    The Road is brutal. It's absolutely brilliant and deserves all the awards and all, but it ain't exactly light reading.

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    I'm still nerding along in my fantasy series, a little ways through the second book in the Sword of Shannara trilogy. I'm finding it to be an interesting escape from the daily grind, and I like the pacing Terry Brooks has so far in what I've read. The second book has a good bit more description of places and things in general than the first book had, which is nice. I've chewed through books so much lately that my wife's getting a little annoyed, so I may have to throttle it back a bit, haha!

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    Just finished Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker of Jesse Stone fame. Good light read with great characters that leaves you longing for more Gus and Lonesome Dove.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    Have you (or the missus) read The Magicians? I mentioned it on a thread like this a while back.

    I think y'all would find it interesting. Sequel coming out pretty soon (if it wasn't released this week).

    It's a kind of "grown up" or psychological riff on Narnia/Harry Potter/The Once and Future King where he tries to kind of delve into some of the details of that kind of world. It's a little bleak, and doesn't really stand up to the works it's clearly based on, but it's still a different take on things. And the story is still really engrossing. Look it up.
    i remember the recommendation. she didn't like it. i may try it if i get around to it.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

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    Last night I read "Oh The Thinks You Can Think" by Dr. Seuss for the 927-935 times to my 20 month old.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasbob View Post
    moby dick.
    a masterpiece. extremely long, but not a word wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasbob View Post
    a masterpiece. extremely long, but not a word wasted.
    Read it again last summer,great book

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    The Road is brutal. It's absolutely brilliant and deserves all the awards and all, but it ain't exactly light reading.
    I may actually check out a novel by Banana Yoshimoto I found in the Japanese language section at the downtown library here in San Antonio. I was very surprised not to see a single novel by Murakami in Japanese here. They actually were selling a copy of "War and Peace" translated into Japanese here, in the bookstore they have in the basement.

    I'm now on the 3rd book in the fantasy trilogy I'm grinding through... I'm trying to finish it this week, so I can return it to the library before my work trip to Minneapolis.

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    still reading BB&B. Damn, this is a good book.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasbob View Post
    a masterpiece. extremely long, but not a word wasted.

    You ever get around to reading The Man Who was Thursday? I think you'd like it, if you haven't already read it. Not nearly as strong a recommendation as the Hitchhiker's Guide (which I knew you would love) but still seems like something you'd enjoy.

    I started the Hunger Games. Not bad so far. Premise kind of reminds me of The Long Walk.

    Picked up The Great Gatsby off the bookshelf the other day on my way to the, um, "reading room." I probably liked it better than when I had to read it in high school and I can probably appreciate the writing more now, but it's never going to be one of my favorites.

    Still working on the Fort Worth Cats history. The general stuff about how the minor leagues worked back in the old days and the Texas League and all that are pretty interesting. Cool picture of the Cats and Travs before a Dixie Series in 1920 in there. But all the details about who was the manager in a given year or how many RBIs the best player had or even the team's record get a little boring.

    I also picked up a book I've had for a while about starting schools in Pakistan called Three Cups of Tea.
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    just finished Foreign Influence (Brad Thor). About to start American Assassin (Vince Flynn).
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    ...I don't read...just look at the pictures!
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