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Old 05-30-2014, 09:50 AM   #641
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Dino; Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams by Nick Tosches.

My 2nd time around with this one. What an outstanding biography. I won't say Dean was the most complicated of the Rat Pack because Frank & Sammy certainly gave him a run for his money, but Tosches really does a great job exploring his motivation, professional & personal life & his crazy upbringing. Just a great read on a spectacular entertainer. The Jerry Lewis stuff is just mind-blowing.

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:59 AM   #642
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Lord of the Flies. Time to re-explore a classic and horrifying story I haven't read since high school.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:35 PM   #643
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Martin Dressler: The Tale of An American Dreamer (1996), by Steven Millhauser

I love Millhauser's short stories, but the longer his works get, the less I like them. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize, and I can't understand why.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:23 PM   #644
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Still slowly working my way through the Dresden Files books. Think I am on book 8. Sprinkled with many different monthly comics and random trades my local comic shop turns me onto.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:48 PM   #645
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Was watching "The Directors Chair" on El Rey with John Carpenter and he said "Escape from New York" was inspired by the Harry Harrison novel "Planet of No Return" so I am giving that a try.

Harrison is most famous for "Make Room! Make Room!" which was eventually changed substantially and made into the movie "Soylent Green"
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:25 AM   #646
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Reread Gary Jennings "Aztec" My favorite novel of all time...Historically great, and tragic and long, but fascinating...I still cannot believe that they have not in a number of years made a film on the Conquest of Mexico or the Inca Empire yet....The ultimate IMHO clash of two(one modern,one ancient)cultures...It would be like the Brits in the 18th century going into the Roman empire...Jennings and his details are done so well.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:30 AM   #647
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Another highly recommended author would be Andrew Vachss...Hit gritty style and detail fits into the NYC streets like no other. I think F Miller took some cues from him. I'm surprised no films were made of his books especially from the Burke series. Highly recommended...Read his first Burke book "Flood" first. you just might be hooked. I cant say enough
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:56 AM   #648
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Journey to the center if the earth jules Verne

Been a LONG time since reading a book (other than comic) so thought id ease into some adventure books got a bunch of his books.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:42 PM   #649
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Working my way through Veronica Roth's Divergent series. Nice light fast read. Should finish Allegiant this weekend.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:14 PM   #650
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Reread Gary Jennings "Aztec" My favorite novel of all time...Historically great, and tragic and long, but fascinating...I still cannot believe that they have not in a number of years made a film on the Conquest of Mexico or the Inca Empire yet....The ultimate IMHO clash of two(one modern,one ancient)cultures...It would be like the Brits in the 18th century going into the Roman empire...Jennings and his details are done so well.
Those books of his are pretty good. Haven't read that one in a few years and was surprised i seen it here!

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