Getting to Know Your Fellow Cachers: What are you reading? Fiction
Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:06 PM
Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:03 AM
Moore's Practical Demonkeeping, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, and The Stupidest Christmas Angel are all good ones as well.
Just finished rereading Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse by John Westley Rawles, and am about to re-read House of Leaves. If you like weird, check out Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor -or- Rant.
Then, for espionage/spy/action stuff, I do some Dean Ing (Soft Targets, Systemic Shock) here and there-- Small paperbacks that I can blow through in a day between heavier reads.
Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:44 PM
For any Conroy fans, I just finished South of Broad and it is vintage. Love him or hate him, the man can turn a phrase. And while I knew how the book would end less than 100 pages in, took nearly a month to read, just to savor the thick as molassas rhythm and his 1/2 decade interval between books.
Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:32 PM
Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:32 AM
I've been mostly reading short stories lately. Some were good, some not so much........ The Lottery is a creepy story.
My favorite short stories are:
"Orange is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity," by David Morrell. (BTW - I've been planning a cache with the same name for about 6 years now. It's gonna be a maintenance nightmare and might not last long.)
"I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream," by Harlan Ellison. (That one would make a great movie but it would have to be NC-17 rated.)
Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:24 AM
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:15 PM
A couple that were traveling with us on our tour of Spain last fall gave me a paperback to read called Thunder in the Capital, by Rob Shumaker. The author just happens to be their son. It was a pretty good political thriller/page-turner -- if you're a conservative that is. The hero is a Repubilcan and the villians are all, well... you get the picture.
The couple that gave it to me are from Danville, Ill. It was a few weeks after we got back that I began reading the book. Somewhere in the book the author mentions Danville, Ill. and my first thought was, "What a coincidence! The Shumakers from our trip were from Danville and ...... oh, yeah".
They sent me the sequel in the mail, and then the third installment. They mentioned that he included Tangier, Morocco as a location in the third book because of our stop there on the Spain tour. Sure enough, weeks go by and I'm reading the book and the scene moves to Tangier and my first thought was, "What a coincidence! We visited Tangier....."
Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:18 AM
I'm currently reading the novel, "The Goal" by Eliyahu M. Goldratt as part of a business class in Productions & Operation Management.
You confused me for a minute. You never struck me as a novel kind of guy. It is an assignment.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:14 PM
Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:05 PM
I'm currently reading Cannery Row. Earlier this summer I realized that I had never read "The Grapes of Wrath" and current U.S. conditions prompted me to read that. The actual book was also bundled with "The Long Valley" (so I read it too).
My daughter was supposed to read The Scarlet Letter in English this year, but they have switched to The Grapes of Wrath for the same reason.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:26 PM
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:55 AM
I've just read a few Lee Child novels, and want to read the rest of his Jack Reacher character novels.
Right now, I'm re-reading a funny and irreverant novel, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.
That book was hilarious! While irreverent, please notice that Christ never sins in that book. It's always Biff. It's been some years since I read that one, but my wife was annoyed with me reading it in bed because I would just burst out laughing and wake her up.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:58 AM
It's been about 15 years (or more?) since I read the first one. I may have gotten it as a college graduation gift. The only book to actually bring tears to my eyes. A truly great book. I bought the Blu-Ray but haven't watch it yet. I also haven't had a chance to pick up the second book, but it is on the list.
I bought The Pillars of the Earth by Follett at our library's used bookstore and have it on my "to read" pile...glad to hear it is a good read.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:08 AM
For the historical fiction fans out there, I recommend The Alchemist by Caleb Carr. The second book Angel of Darkness wasn't as good. but is still a worthwhile read. While not truly a historical novel, I also enjoyed Quincunx by Charles Palliser.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:26 AM
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