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    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    Thank you to Alan stsparky for reminding me to do a new one of these. I can't, apparently, read the calendar...

    So what's on the pile for March reading?
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    still trawling through nick cave's and the ass saw the angel.

    i barely have time to read at the moment so i'm getting through it very slowly, which is fine, as it's so beautifully written i'd rather it never ended...
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    George R. R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
    Probably the most sadistic fantasy I've ever read, and I'm told it only gets worse.

    Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Policeman's Union
    I just started this, now sure what I think about it right now.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    The Scar by China MiƩville
    The Geography of Nowhere by James Kuntsler
    and the four year ritual of Fear and Loathing on The Campaign Trail in '72 by Dr Hunter S. Thompson.

    Offt, a friend of mine once threatened to sue me for damages for loaning him my copy of And The Ass Saw the Angel. I think it broke his head.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    i have been reading 'the girl next door' by jack ketchum -- he was recommended to me by a friend. fuck it is a horrible book -- i don't mean horribly written but it draws you in and makes you complicit in the horrible events that take place.
      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    'Flat Earth News' is an interesting account of how bloody terrible current "news" media are at actually reporting and investigating proper news rather than churning out repackaged press releases and blatant untruth.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
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    "The Atrocity Archives" by Charlie Stross: Nice mix of HP Lovecraft weirdness with spycraft. Any book with a central notion like "The Turing-Lovecraft Theorum" is definately worth a read.

    "Homosexuality and Civilization" by Louis Crompton: Reading it for a course I'm gearing up to co-instruct this fall. I'm the historian to my partner's sociologist. It's a bit ponderous, but beautifully illustrated.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    Currently working on:

    No god but God - Reza Aslan
    The Laws of Simplicity - John Maeda
    American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    Selling Water by the River - Jiyu Kennett (later reprinted as "Zen is Eternal Life")
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    I'm actually looking for a new book to read. I saw a copy of Un Lun Dun by China Mieville which I considered purchasing today, but I held off. I started re-reading Gaiman's "Fragile Things", but I'll be keeping an eye on this thread to see what everyone else is reading and see if anything strikes a chord.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    Scanner Darkly - Saw the movie, never read the book.
    More Kafka

    My news years resolution was to read a novel a week, except for when I get to Atlas Shrugged. I'm giving myself a whole month for that one.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    @ Scribe

    What Kafka are you going to be picking up?

    Hope you enjoy A Scanner Darkly too. I thought the movie was fairly well done, and I can still say the book is that much better. :-)
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2008
    Kafka the Complete Stories, which is really an oxymoron - Only a handful of the stories were actually ever completed.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008
    I am a good chunk into Crooked Little Vein.

    It's comedy Gold.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008
    Stanley Crawford's first book Gascoyne

    I had two people tell me their POV on this book and never understood they were talking about the same novel until much later. Heh. Time to read it again ...
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008
    Big stack of Warhammer 40k novels this month, already finished Abnett's 'Legion' which is a return to form for the Horus Heresy novels. Not so sure the others will be as good, but they've been lent to me so I'll probably still read them.

    Will probably start in on 'A game of Thrones' myself this month as well.

    Trying to force myself to read more this year, I always used to read a book a week in past years.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008
    Just reaching the end of Alistair Reynold's Revelation Space, and really want to check out Iain M Banks' Matter, but I think I need something quick and light to fit in the gap between. Hopefully, Charlie Brooker's Dawn of the Dumb will be a good antidote to space opera fatigue.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008 edited
    still making my way through the Dark Tower series. just finished "The Waste Lands." wasn't bad, but I'm frustrated that every one of these paperbacks costs fourteen bucks so I basically have to wait till payday to justify buying a new one.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008
    Picked up Black Man last night after finishing Variable Star (Heinlein/Robinson).

    You don't want to know what is in my book stack. It's a pile so high I can barely reach the top and threatens to crush me every time I pull a book out of the middle of it. It's like some kind of sad magic trick.