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RE: Book Nook - Datura - 05-17-2010 06:52 AM
(05-11-2010 12:09 PM)Unstable Condition Wrote: Currently reading "The Thief Of Always" by Clive Barker, for the second time. It's a kid's story, so it suits my "16-year-old brain trapped in an almost-40-year-old's body" mentality just fine.
Love the Books Of Blood by Clive Barker so I highly recommend! First read them as a teen and I go back and re-read them every couple of years. Also The Bachman Books by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King) are fantastic. Love collections of horror short stories.
RE: Book Nook - Dessert Diva - 05-17-2010 07:27 AM
I just started "Kisser" by Stuart Woods and I'm also reading "When Giants Walked the Earth: a biography of Led Zeppelin
RE: Book Nook - ForceTen - 05-17-2010 09:36 AM
Oh, very cool on the LedZep book. Let me know how that is. I have AC/DC's book but haven't gotten to it yet.
RE: Book Nook - Snapdad - 05-17-2010 06:45 PM
I read another Zep book called Hammer of the Gods. I wonder how different this other one is?
RE: Book Nook - V-Strom - 05-20-2010 05:03 PM
I am currently reading Charley Boorman's "By Any Means" I wish they would broadcast the doc in Canada but alas they have not as of yet...
RE: Book Nook - Mufasa - 05-20-2010 08:34 PM
A doctor pal of mine is taking a week break (read that "alone") from business and family for a drive-about. Very cool guy; son is an F18 pilot based somewhere near Vegas. Anyhoo ... he leaves tomorrow morning, telling me that he may end up in Glacier National Park '"Cause he's never seen it - heard it's real pretty." Told me he has 42 different cigars in his humidor for the trip. Gotta love this dude.
I lay Ghost Rider on his car seat as I exited his premises this evening.
Hope you find something pretty...
Great Reads - Buckwheat - 05-25-2010 01:50 AM
I just got an email telling me of the new post at the NP site. I always enjoy reading what he writes.
While I was there, I happened to check out the Bubba Book Club (something I had not noticed before). I started with the latest review, number 1 or so, and the reviews he wrote were just so well written and so thoughtful...I almost feel like I have already read the book. I was so enamored with his reviews, I went back and read each of them, from, the first to the latest. You can really see how he has progressed as a writer in here.
Another great writer I discovered, quite by accident, is Mick Farren. Whilst browsing lazily through the library one day, I came across a book titled "Jim Morrisons Adventures in the Afterlife". Being a Doors/Morrison fan, I had to read it just because of the title. I ended up loving it, and had to seek out a then out of print copy for my very own (it is recently re-released with a new cover). Very different, not literature by any means, but highly entertaining (take the name into account). Later, I ended up reading his 70's sci-fi "lost classic" "The DNA Cowboys Trilogy" after accidentally ordering it on Amazon with some other books (thought I was only looking). Its a psychedelic, adventure, sci-fi, high plains drifter kind of thing, which is great if your into that kind of stuff (which I am).
And I have to mention anything by Robert Anton Wilson, especially the Illuminatus Trilogy (If you don't get Robert's books, you haven't abused your mind enough. Remember what Cheech & Chong said " we only use 20 percent of our brains, so why not burn out the other 80 percent?!).
By the way, I certainly didn't start this thread to compete with Bubbas Book Club, especially given the nature of these books. But they are great,fun reads.
(Oops, I didn't see the book thread below)
RE: Book Nook - nettiesaur - 05-25-2010 06:11 PM
Bumping this up so it becomes a little more obvious to the newbies, since a similar thread was started by mistake.
RE: Great Reads - valhalla66 - 05-27-2010 02:39 PM
I just started reading "A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life" by Eloise Ristad. Just the title alone sucked me in .
RE: Great Reads - Buckwheat - 05-28-2010 03:53 PM
I am currently reading Job: a Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein. I just started it so I cant tell you much other than this is one of the only books of his I have not read yet. I went on a big sci-fi/fantasy binge some years ago and found each of his writings to be excellent.
I also am reading Forward the Foundation by Isacc Asimov. This is a precursor to the Foundation series by him, though it was published after the initial series, I believe. Its focuses on Harry Seldon, the creator of Psychohistory, which is the mathematical formula of precognition.
I have taken to some lighter reading these days, as life is challenging enough without having to strain my brain with intellectualism. A little escapism/fantasy is a good distraction for me.....