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Postby PDI on Tue Dec 04, 2001 1:46 am

Myself, I just finished reading <i>Lost</i> by Gregory Maguire (Of <i>Wicked</i> and <i>Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister</i> fame), and it was a fabulous book -- in more than one meaning of the owrd.<P>Next, I will either pick up <i>The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon</i> by Stephen King or re-read <I>The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus</i> by L. Frank Baum (of </i>Oz</i> fame) -- I was going to read King's <i>Dreamcatcher</i> next, but Tony got to it first.<P>So, what are PDI-readers reading?<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Wed Dec 05, 2001 2:30 am

I actually decided on <i>Foucault's Pendulum</i> by Umberto Eco (of <i>Name of the Rose</i> fame).<P>Lord knows I had enough time to start it while awaiting the Everquest: Shadows of Luclin install.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Metrobius on Wed Dec 05, 2001 2:40 am

Just finished <i>Obsidian Butterfly</i> by Laurell K. Hamilton.
Am being tempted to read Harry Potter again, but have resisted the urge thus far.
Also <i>The Quintaglio Ascension</i> series by Robert J. Sawyer, which I've already read several times.<P>Timmerryn <A HREF="http://pantheon.keenspace.com" TARGET=_blank>http://pantheon.keenspace.com</A>
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Postby ChkkN on Wed Dec 05, 2001 4:01 am

Right now I'm reading a big f'ck-off book about the artist Max Ernst, and then I really need to finish reading Henry Rollins' "The First Five"
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Postby Falen on Thu Dec 06, 2001 6:34 am

Right now I'm reading my psychology textbook . . . .or avoiding reading it rather . . .but in an hour I get to reward myself by finishing up my second reading of teh third Harry Potter book . . . <P>And I read and liked Wicket, what is Lost about?
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Postby PDI on Thu Dec 06, 2001 11:54 am

<i>Lost</i> is backstory on Dickens' <i>A Christmas Carol</i> -- seasonally appropriate, don't you think? It reads like a supernatural psycho-mystery, and is just lovely.<P>------------------
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Postby Matt Trepal on Fri Dec 07, 2001 8:35 am

I just finished <I>The Annotated Lovecraft</I>. "The Rats in the Walls" is great. I'm not sure where I'll go from here, though....<P>H G Wells, maybe. Or more Lovecraft.<P>------------------
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Postby Captain apathy on Sat Dec 08, 2001 7:54 am

I am currently reading 'claudius the god' by robert graves 'lifehouse' by spider robinson and 'the last hero' by terry pratchett.<P>I'm also continually admiring my personalized autograph in the paperback 'dream country' volume of the sandman collection. NIEL GAIMAN KNOWS I EXIST AND THAT I'M AN ACTOR, WHOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Postby Illian on Sun Dec 09, 2001 10:52 am

I just finished <I>The Bone Doll's Twin</I> (fantasy) by Lynn Flewelling (which is set in the same world but well before her previous trilogy). It was good but vaguely disturbing.<P>I am now reading <I>Defender</I> (sci-fi) by C.J. Cherryh. It is the 5th book in this particular world (but only the 2nd in this series). She has a great fondness for dumping unsuspecting colonists in unusual places. She also writes some of the most ALIEN sapients aliens I've ever read. Nothing like having a writer hit you up the back of your head with your own assumptions.<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Sun Dec 09, 2001 11:25 am

Well, my brain's not ready for poor ol' Umberto just now -- So I've moved to King's <i>Dreamcatcher</i>. Eco's a bit too challenging for me at this time of year. <P>------------------
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Postby JohnnyBkk on Tue Dec 11, 2001 11:06 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PDI:
<B>I actually decided on <I>Foucault's Pendulum</I> by Umberto Eco (of <I>Name of the Rose</I> fame).<P>Lord knows I had enough time to start it while awaiting the Everquest: Shadows of Luclin install.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
Oh, so yhou are one of thouse Facncy "LUCLIN" people... Bah! some of us just have to get by with Ruins of Kunark....<P>Of course i bet yhou just bought it so yhou could play the Vah'Shir (a race of cat-people, playable only if yhou have the new expantion - called Lucilin ~ for thouse of yhou who have no clue what i am talking about).... That's the only reason i whould get it... If i had money...<P>Oh, on a more topical post... i'm RE-reading "fellowship of the ring" To be honest, I read the whole series about five yhears ago, and i only liked was "the Hobbit"... now with the movie coming out, every one is reading them. That means i have to re-read them, just to refreash my memory so i don't sound stupid when people talk about them....<P>Next i'll probly read "the tempest" by shakespear...<P>
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Postby PDI on Thu Dec 13, 2001 1:02 am

Now that you mention it ... unless you count Heinlein's <i>Glory Road</i>, well, anyway, that's all I can think of at the moment.<P>------------------
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Postby Raikou on Thu Dec 13, 2001 12:02 pm

Hmmm...<P>Just read Terry Goodkind's <B>Wizard's First Rule</B><P>
first fantasy book I've read for quite sometime who's author wasn't orally attached to Tolkien's dessicated penis, but managed to write a frikkin' great book all the same.<P>Check it out...
A Fantasy book with <I>strong</I> female characters... is this an anomally in Fantasy writing or what? ^_~
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Postby Serpens on Fri Dec 14, 2001 1:46 am

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Postby Rin_desu on Mon Dec 24, 2001 5:17 am

i'm kinda working on orlando by woolf, catch 22 by heller, and i'm considering a couple of re-reads, as well as going through a reference on haiku and seasonal references and a book on a longer form of japanese poetry called <I>tanka</I>. in addition, i've got a book that i'm slowly finishing in the non-fiction department; an analysis on the significance of the algorithm on our modern society. all this in between studies from my old college logic text and whatever it is i pick up here & there. <P>yeah, i'm a freak. so what?<P>------------------
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Postby Zane314 on Tue Jan 15, 2002 6:35 am

Recently finished the fourth Harry Potter (finally found a copy at my friend's house), then went to _The Silent Gondeliers_ by William Goldman, _The Pillars of Creation_ by Terry Goodkind (seventh or so in the series starting with _Wizards First Rule_, above), currently in the middle of _Beyond World's End_ by Mercedes Lackey (something like fourth or so in the Bedlam's Bard series).<P>Enjoyed them all muchly.<P>Brian Roney
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Postby PDI on Tue Jan 15, 2002 7:30 am

I'm reading <i>The Golden Compass</i> by Phillip Pullman, and browsing <i>The Academy</i>, fourth book in the <i>Marketplace</i> by Laura Antinoniou.<P>The first is a parallel-history fantasy that seems quite promising, the latter is a series of novels about slaves -- consensual slaves, that is -- in the modern day. It's fairly well-written, although the editor should be caned -- every occurance of the word "than" is spelled "then." Clearly a spell-checker is over-relied upon.<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Tue Feb 12, 2002 2:34 am

Okay, I've now finished both the Pullman trilogy and the naughty quadrilogy, and I'm about to re-read Terry Pratchett's <i>Equal Rites</i> for fun.<P>And in other news, watching "Holy Grail" with subtitles form Henry IV part II is funny. As is the Lego version of "Knights of the Round Table".<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Wed Mar 06, 2002 4:23 pm

<i>The White Goddess</i> by Robert Graves.

If I filter out the gender prejudice, it looks to be an interesting read. Might be "the" book I should've read long, long ago.
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Postby Graveyard Greg on Wed Mar 06, 2002 11:42 pm

Just finished reading <I>The Right to Arm Bears</I> by Gordon Dickson. Great sci-fi novel about humans trying to deal with an alien race called the Dilbans, who look like bears, though they walk upright.
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