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#37 stankowalski

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:35 PM

Just finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. It was actually pretty good.

I'm watching the movie right now and it's nowhere near as good as the book...who'd have thought.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

I've just started Apocalypse Z. Having loved World War Z so much I had my doubts that this was a rip-off.

Its not a rip-off, its very good. The book is a blog from a guy living in Spain. A mysterious incident in Russia, disease vectors, etc. then all hell breaks loose. Highly recommend.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

I've just started Apocalypse Z. Having loved World War Z so much I had my doubts that this was a rip-off.

Its not a rip-off, its very good. The book is a blog from a guy living in Spain. A mysterious incident in Russia, disease vectors, etc. then all hell breaks loose. Highly recommend.

I was thinking about getting that one. In the meantime I've been reading through The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. I read the first two when they came out, but didn't read the rest. I'm going to try and finish the series by next summer.

Also just read The Godfather. Never have read the book. The movie followed the book pretty closely...the book was just a little more in depth. In the book, Johnny Fontaine and the chick that Sonny banged at the wedding have a bigger role.

I also just bought Sherlock Holmes The Complete Collection...I have never read any of it, so thought I'd give it a shot.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Just read: My Seinfeld Year By Fred Stroller.

Fun, quick read. If you are a huge fan of the show like I am you will enjoy the book.

Fred Stroller is one of those actors/writers you've probably seen 1,000 times and can't put a name to the guy. He's been in Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name is Earl, and he's the phonebooth guy in Dumb and Dumber.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

I just finished Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker. Strange book but I enjoyed it.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

I would really recommend the Kingkiller Chronicle to anyone who's a fan of medieval fantasy. It started out slow, but now I'm almost as eager for the third book to come out as I am for GRRM's Winds of Winter.

http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/0756404746

Started reading it and it bored me to tears about a third of the way through. So I stopped. I picked it back up a couple of weeks ago, and I am really struggling to make it to the end. I just don't see much to it.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

The first book was like that... It picked up towards the end and the second book is pretty good... It left me wanting more, despite the sluggish pace...

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

Just finished the first The Name of the Wind, and it did nothing for me. The books after this one may be the best in the history of writing but to read this book to get to it, is torture.

Started listening (on Audible) to The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie. I went into it not expecting much, but am pleasantly surprised. Granted I'm only about 6 hours into it (about a third of the way) but it's very interesting. He really does flesh out his characters without boring you to death...and they are characters that you actually feel one way or another about.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

I love Audible!!! I'm about to finish listening to 14 by Peter Clines....got another 90 minutes...

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

Just finished the first The Name of the Wind, and it did nothing for me. The books after this one may be the best in the history of writing but to read this book to get to it, is torture.


just finished this book yesterday

it took me several months to get through the first 250 pages... although, i wasn't putting forth the effort and time to sit down and read much. this past weekend, i decided to put my head down and actually take some time to read and imo the story got much better rather quickly. the addition of Denna made the story much more interesting as well

like has been said, the beginning was definitely slow, but if i couldn't get past that i never would have gotten into the GoT books either. hoping i get the wise man's fear for christmas






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^^^reading this to hold me over until Christmas rolls around and i get some new books

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

i'm reading the complete collection of clive barker's books of blood. nothing but short stories, pretty good, but i'm most of the way through the 2nd one and i'm getting a little weary of how he goes to the well too many times

other than that every story is different and its emboldened me in my own writing

he does sexual horror very well, but sometimes it borders on absurd, and othertimes it just feels cliche.

anyone else here read much clive barker and can possibly recommend a good book by him?

i like his stuff, but he's starting to reveal himself as a one trick pony in his short stories

i have to admit though, he's one of the most eloquent authors i've read at times, doing things with words that have a very classic feel to them. he's almost poetic at times, without coming across as pretentious or forced. his writing has a very nice natural flow to it that i never expected.

pick something up if you haven't.

i definitely don't just associate barker with tentacle rape anymore like i used to

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

Speaking of reading... I'm working on Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series now... about 3 books into it. Really enjoying it...

For those of you with eReaders or tablets, I found a forum site that has lots and lots of free epubs, PDFs and mobi files... PM me if you want the link.

Still working on the Rapp series...

Just finished 'Consent to Kill', my second book this week... they are hard to put down once you start.