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Matthew Chartrand
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Posted: 07 January 2011 at 7:29pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

 

 My recently read list:

  Crota by Owl Goingback. How can you not read a thriller by an author with that name. It turned out to be a fast and scary little thriller.

 Stiff by Mary Roach. More than you ever really want to know about what happens to dead bodies.(thanks JB).

 Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth. This ones about a vampire under an oath to serve the President of the US since Andrew Johnson. Another fast and fun little book.

 Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagen. Man do I miss Carl Sagen.

 Death from the Skies by Dr. Phil Plait. This one is about the various and messy ways the Earth might meet its demise.

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Steve Ogden
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Posted: 07 January 2011 at 8:42pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

"The Monster Show" by David J. Skal
"The Man In the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick
"Lafayette" by Harlow Giles Unger
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Dave Phelps
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Posted: 07 January 2011 at 8:50pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Just started The Golden Compass, by a guy whose name I'm blanking on but I'm too lazy to check (Phil Pullman, maybe?).
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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 07 January 2011 at 8:51pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Matt, I have also read Public Enemies. Enjoyed it very much. Enjoying the heck out of The Big Rich. A good read. 

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 1:18pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

THE MAKING OF THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. It's every bit as good as the first one.
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Steve Adelson
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 1:51pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

"A Game of Brawl", Bill Felber.  An account of the 1897 pennant race between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Beaneaters. 

The Beaneaters are today's Atlanta Braves.  The 19th century Orioles were an NL team that folded after the 1899 season.
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Thad Studebaker
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 3:32pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Just last night I finished "Transfer of Power" by Vince Flynn.  I read his latest Mitch Rapp book, "American Assassin", during the holidays and decided to read the series from the start.  "The Third Option" is next on the nightstand.
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Tom French
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 7:11pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Got a bunch of books at Xmas, jumped in with FINISHING THE HAT, by Stephen Sondheim -- a collection of lyrics, notes, reflections, thoughts, gossip and passion for musical theatre.

Reading Sondheim's words and tone reminds me of the way Byrne speaks -- they share a love of their particular genres and are disheartened (and in some ways, bitter) about the state of their industries today.  Both are craftsmen and masters of their art.  Both are well-spoken and intelligent. 

There were moments -- if I hadn't been reading about LYRICS -- that i would've sworn that I was reading one of Byrne's short essays.

Highly recommended (even if you're not a Sondheim freak, as I am!)

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Al Cook
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 7:21pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The news today, oh boy.
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Marcel Chenier
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 7:34pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith.  

Yes, zombies!  It's a re-imagining of the classic "Pride and Prejudice" with your favourite brain-eaters thrown in.  I dare say that it's deliciously hilarious!




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Thomas Moudry
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 7:36pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Marcel,

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies absolutely cracked me up! So, so funny!

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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 08 January 2011 at 10:40pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Just finished:

WALLY'S WORLD - The brilliant life and tragic death of Wally Wood, the
world's second-best comic book artist

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