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     Master of the Fork Cid's Knight Freya's Avatar
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    Default Read any good books lately?

    I just finished Crazy Rich Asians, it was alright. Movie as better.

    Anyone read anything interesting lately? Any Recommendations?

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    Nice Big American Baby by Judy Budnitz. It's a short story collection. Wife said it reminded her of my stories, so I gave it a shot. While I can't really see a smilarities, since she's evidently a much better writer, I really enjoyed them. There's some magical realism in there, some cool feminist themes, and quite a lot of tension of all kinds, actually. None of them are straight-up horror, but some of them have left me all :O

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    Reading through A Song of Ice and Fire, and Iím almost done with the second book. Iím enjoying it a good amount.

    I was on a Stephen King kick for a little bit. I read Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, It, The Long Walk, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, Misery, On Writing, Night Shift, and Salemís Lot. I really enjoyed them a lot more than I thought I would despite some issues I had. I was especially surprised by the ones I hadnít heard of before (The Dead Zone, Firestarter, and The Long Walk).

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    This might be cheating but Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir.

    It's a graphic novel about the life of Stan Lee.

    I also checked out, but didn't quite finish. William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! which is a parody book where someone wrote the entire plot of Back to the Future in Shakespeare's style.
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    Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe. It was recommended to me as a Dark Souls-esque story and I felt like it delivered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    There's some magical realism in there, some cool feminist themes, and quite a lot of tension of all kinds, actually.
    That reminds me. I still gotta pick up Bret Easton Ellis' White. Great writer.

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    Tearing my way through the Animorphs series. I can't get enough.

    Pretty sure I'm going to fly through my Goodreads goal of 25 books for the year. I'm almost there.


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    Uh, recently books that I've read that have been decent have been:

    The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
    Blood Rose by Nicholas Eames
    The Little Drummer Girl by John Le Carre
    Crash by JG Ballard
    YE RAGIN', AYE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cell View Post
    Crash by JG Ballard
    Would you recommend it to somebody who loved the movie?

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