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    • CommentAuthorRich
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Wading through the Black Dossier. Fantastic but heavy going.

    Also working on a Ray Bradbury short story collection and I'm about to start Michael Chabon's Mysteries of Pittsburgh.

    And, er, I'm reading a Star Trek book too. What?
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Just picked up a couple of anthos - Rewired, a collection of post-cyberpunk stories (totally awesome so far, about halfway through) and the New Wave Fabulists, of which I've only read the two essays so far. Both have stories from Jonathan Lethem, so that's awesome.

    Also grabbed Mieville's Iron Council, but haven't cracked the cover yet.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Right now? The Messiah of Morris Avenue by Tony Hendra and Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke.
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    I'm currently reading way too many books to remember at midnight, but my favorite current fiction read is Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson, and my current favorite Nonfiction read is The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. The latter is one that my friends, family and coworkers will be very happy to see me finish, as I keep cornering them and starting sentences with things like "So, if all humans disappeared from Earth, how long would you guess it would take for the Manhattan subway system to fill with water?"
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    After binging on Salman Rushdie all fall (The Ground Beneath Her Feet is absolutely wonderful), I'm now in the midst of a bunch of nonfiction. Currently reading Secrets & Lies, Bruce Schneier's book dissecting the immense gap between the theory and practice of cryptography . Neat stuff if you're at all interested in computer security.
    • CommentAuthorJeff P.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    An audiobook of Dreamsongs Vol 1 by George R R Martin. A lot of his pre-Omni stuff I never read.
    The Haunter in the Dark by John Coulthart, collecting his Lovecraft comics and art.
    The Gardner Dozois edited anthology One Million A.D.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I'm reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy for class, and it is excellent.
    I'm also reading What is the What by Dave Eggers and it is pretty damn good itself.
    And then a few pages of Jimmy Corrigan Smartest Kid on Earth a day which is even better than I expected!
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    To those reading the Dexter novels: I love Jeff Lindsay's style. Such a cool dark humor. And his tendency toward aliteration makes me laugh. I wish they'd do more of it in the Showtime series, along with the dry human mask Dexter from the books..... but then most of the shows would end up too much for the Showtime audience, I think. They made Dexter a little too emo in their series, methinks..... a little too human.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I'm on things I probably should've read a long time ago. Half way through Moby Dick. Also just rediscovered Gabriel Garcia Marques' Love in the Time of Cholera, which I left behind in another country and need to finish.
    Comic-wise, I'm almost done with Jamie Delano's 2020 Visions, which I mainly picked up because I love Quitely and, you know, it was on special. Great work, really interesting format, but not a future I'd wish upon an enemy. Dark, dirty and occasionally disturbingly sexy.
    Also just picked up the first trade of Hewlett/Martin's Tank Girl, which I'm yet to start. Figured it was about time, being a filthy Australian. Speaking of which, my latest purchase was Coluvio: the Art of Ben Templesmith, volume 2, which really does kick many kinds of arse. Hilarious, brilliant art. Highly recommended to all.
      CommentAuthorJosh T.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    To anyone into comics,the recent Moon Knight Annual written by novelist Duane Swierczynski was quite a shock.I thought the monthly series was not all that great,in my opinion.But this was one of the best comics I've read all year.

    I was surprised by this one too. Huston did an ok job on the main series but it isn't nearly as good as his novels. That annual showed what this series could be and hopefully after Huston leaves, it'll get there.
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    books: just finished "illicit: how smugglers, traffickers, and copycats are hijacking the global economy" by moisés naím today. that helped me counterbalance brainless plot sleaze of the kenzie/genarro mysteries by dennis lehane. finished all five in a month. now i'm stuck and bored. perhaps getting around to reading "bangkok 8"?

    comics: i attempted "the game keeper" by guy ritchie. dreck.
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    Just finished: "Patriot Acts" by Greg Rucka and "Global Frequency Vol. 2" by Warren Ellis (did I really have to just say that?)

    In the process: "Smoker" by Greg Rucka and "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier" by Alan Moore, et al.

    Rereading: "Challengers of the Unknown: Stolen Moments, Borrowed Time" By Howard Chaykin.
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    I picked up The Fleet Of Worlds cowritten by Larry Niven yesterday. I was terribly excited to see it, as I love the Known Space setting and I had no idea there was a new book of it out.

    I've also been reading The Laundry cycle of stories by Charles Stross, and properly getting into Hellboy.
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    I'm currently reading The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier and George Pelicanos' Soul Circus. As soon as I'm done with those, I have a small stack of books to read about how to be a good father. But after that, I'm coming back here and making a list of books to read!
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    Just finished reading Flatland.
    I finally get why people talk about it.

    Starting on American Gods (~3rd re-read)
    I'm getting into the mood for a lit crawl, some Gaiman,
    some Herbert and a couple A. Clark bricks.
    Doing something other than fuck around online at night.
    • CommentAuthorAlexa_D
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Temeraire, by Naomi Novik (I've had it for months, and am finally getting around to it. I like it so far.)
    Queer London, by Matt Houlbrook (Non-fic about gay life in London from 1918-1957; V. interesting, but the title irks me a bit, because it is just about gay life, no mentions of lesbians or trans, so not comprehensively queer. But I'm just anal like that.)
    Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon (The last of his novels I have to read since getting into him in January)

    Up next is Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano and Stephen Fry's Making History.
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    I am once again trying to finish the first book of the Baroque Cycle.

    This will make my 4th..or more? - attempt at this, and as I finally picked up the 2nd and 3rd book (on the cheap) I now feel obligated. Page for page - in the language itself - I recall why I once called Stephenson a favorite author, but I find once I put the book down I have little energy to pick it back up.
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    I’m currently reading Donald E Westlake’s ‘361’, which is very much in the vein of the ‘Parker’ books he wrote as Richard Stark.

    Charles Cumming’s ‘The Hidden Man’

    And next on deck is Greg Rucka’s ‘Patriot Acts’, about which I’ve seen mixed reviews.
    • CommentAuthorjim_mayniam
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    i'm finishing up "red seas under red skies" by scott lynch. it's the second installment of lynch's gentleman bastards sequence. i've enjoyed it as much as the first.

    also, i'm about halfway into "the road" by cormac mcarthy; utterly brilliant!

    and i'm starting to plug through "the idiot's guide to conversational japanese" because i'm planning a trip for next year.
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Well right now all I've been reading are flash fictions, mostly posted as part of a challenge I put forth to readers of my LJ.

    I got halfway through Lost Girls tho and put it down, some months ago, never to pick it back up. Think I might try it(*) and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell again tho.

    (*) 2 jobs + 3 kids = No opportunity to safely read artistic porn