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I have heard about David Wong and read his Cracked.com articles and I was very impressed with them! Maybe I will get the book at one point since he is funny!

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I have heard about David Wong and read his Cracked.com articles and I was very impressed with them! Maybe I will get the book at one point since he is funny!


"And watch out for Molly. See if she does anything unusual. There’s something I don’t trust about the way she exploded and then came back from the dead like that."

Another hilarious book is "Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman. Its a semi-sequel to "American Gods" focusing on the sons of the character Mr. Nancy, who is really Anansi the Spider from West African mythology.

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Well, after a while of RPing in RV, and staring at this book while I decided read Martin Marten by Brian Doyle, definitely had an interesting view on animal behavior and nature, I enjoyed it. Now I want to read his Mink River story.

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I finished "War of the Worlds" and now I am going to start "The Island of Dr. Moreau".

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After a long time of searching for a good ferret book, finally found a whole series. "Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles" by Richard Bach. Love the description they give on the back cover, and the foreword. Guess I'm just a sucker for anything with ferrets, and this author did a pretty great job at describing them and what their 'Ferret Civilization' would be like. Luckily they aren't described as all bad or just some side character like in most stories I've seen...

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I just read "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius. It gave me a lot to think about. I might need to reread it in order to wrap my mind around it completely.

I have started reading a werewolf novel called "Hour of the Beast" by C. Michael Forsyth. I have only read the first two chapters but its shaping up to be good. It's a murder mystery with werewolves.

I heard about a book series called "Wings of Fire" that I would like to start reading. All the characters are dragons. It looks very interesting and I love stories with non-human characters as the leads.

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Now with no books to read, I decided to go find a bizarre book to read. The only one on my list Barnes and Noble had was The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami. So I bought that!

It's a bizarrely-formatted book with magical surrealist themes that apparently has a sheep man of some type, and is nominally young adult-friendly but is darker than one would expect from that. Sounds right up my alley! :D

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I read a ton of Fantasy and SciFi, namely Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy. I have read some great SciFi novels though, namely Dune and Starship Troopers.

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I've rather taken to murder mysteries.

Recently I read a book called "Bryant and May Investigate White Corridor". Terrific book with a great twist at the end that I didn't see coming. It's about two elderly detectives who have to investigate two murders simultaneously while they're stuck waist-deep in snow on the highway - one with the murderer working their way along the stuck line of cars straight towards the detectives and the other a slain member of their team found in a locked room which they can only work by phone since they can't escape the first murderer due to the deep snow. Quite thrilling and intriguing. I only managed to solve one out of the two murders.

I'm currently reading "The Bishop Goes To The University" which is following a bishop working for the Catholic church who's investigating the murder of a visiting Russian priest in a Chicagoan university. It's fascinating so far since it's not clear what the motive could have been or if the priest was who he seemed to be. I can't wait to see where it goes!

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I reread a classic recently.

"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne. It was good but not as good as I remembered it. Between bouts of action there were lists of all the sea life that the submarine passed which got boring quickly. And there was a massive plot hole. But it's still worth a read because it's a classic and because it shows some misconceptions and erroneous beliefs from the time at which it was written.

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Been reading a ton of sci fi short stories and H.P. Lovecraft lately and it's got me in a mood to write short films.

I'm very quickly becoming that guy that is an obnoxious lovecraft fanboy and I'm just gonna roll with it.

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Is it bad form to say I'm reading my own book? :P Hehe. But more seriously, being immersed in the fantasy-writing process, been reading a lot of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy books for inspiration. Currently I'm working my way through Stephen King's IT. Emphasis on working, because this book is BIG! :o


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Nah, not at all!

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As to me, I've just finished reading a couple of Temperance Brennan books, the books the Bones tv show is based on. They're very good! I'm also working my way through an anthology of works by Edgar Allan Poe which is creepy. ^^

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I looove his short story work even though that old gothic horror style can be kinda corny when it's effective it's awesome and just tends to be a really fun read in general, at least IMO. What's your favorite story so far?

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I'm going through a lot of books in preparation to move, Hlaroo, and found myself thumbing through some Poe myself.


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Was thinking about a 'What are you reading' thread but I think I'll do a bit of necromancy instead.

Reading Doctor Who - Ten Little Aliens by Stephen Cole.

A 1st Doctor, Ben and Polly adventure by Stephen Cole.

Agatha Christie meets Starship Troopers.

The Earth Empire has been fighting a terrorist force called the Shirr for ten years. The Shirr have been using magic to carry out vast scale attacks and, as they're part of the Earth Empire, the Morphicans - the phenominally powerful magical race they stole the magic off - have told Earth to deal with it. Or else.

Marshall Haunt leads an Elite academy team on their last training mission before being assigned to the field. Deal with two killbots in a sealed base inside an asteroid. One of the last things they're expecting to find is three civilians in the sealed command centre, seemingly unable to get into a box. Then again, they weren't expecting to find the bodies of the ten leading Shirr either, frozen in stasis at the moment of their grisly deaths.

But that's by the by. As neither group expected the Asteroid to then start engines they didn't know it had and start hurtling to Morphican space. And someone's trying to kill them. But it's not the Schirr because all nine of them are still dead. Or is it Eight?

It's a very effective book that keeps you guessing as to what's going on as Haunt and the Doctor employ very different means to try to keep as many of her troops alive and stop the asteroid before it arrives in the Morphican sector and REALLY annoys them...

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For those of you who are fond of cats (and I miss mine dearly) and/or things Japanese, you might want to pick up Hiro Arikawa's The Traveling Cat Chronicles. It sort of reminded me of Sara Pennypacker's book, Pax, not sure why. Regards.


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Books, this seems like my kind of thread, so like Artemis Fowl, or Warrior cats, yeah, I like books, in fact, I have read too many books to keep count of

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Got a favorite?


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I am not really sure.

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