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prplchknz

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The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson

I'm not very far in but it's really good. back to reading
 

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Just finished The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde-Definitely if not in my top 5 in my top 10 favorite books. This book caught my attention from the first page on. I had been meaning to read it for years, finally got around to it. Now I'm going to read Arabian Nights
 

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Still reading the Hemingway bio. Also reading Ray Bradbury's A Medicine for Melancholy.
 

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The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris and (Robert B. Parker's) Lullaby by Ace Atkins. Or at least I'm trying to, having gone as far as borrowing them from the library about a week ago. I'm only seven chapters into Lullaby and haven't started The Silence of the Lambs. :ninja:

I read Red Dragon by Harris about three years ago and liked it (the first film adaptation, Manhunter by Michael Mann, is among my favourite movies), so I have high hopes for The Silence of the Lambs.

I have read about ten of the Spenser books by Parker, starting from the first published in 1973. It's light, fluffy, pop detective stuff; I'm a sucker for it. For the '70s Spenser probably seemed 'fresh' while evoking memories of better-known fictional detectives like Hammett's 'Sam Spade' and 'Nick and Nora', and Chandler's 'Philip Marlowe', but by the tenth book (mid-'80s) it felt awfully hokey and I just couldn't be bothered to slog through another one. Lullaby was the first Spenser novel published after Parker's death a couple years ago. We'll see how it goes, I guess. I'm hoping a new author might have injected a little bit of life into the character.
 

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[MENTION=10757]Nicodemus[/MENTION], Peace by Gene Wolfe was most excellent! Even more open-ended and filled with intriguing possibilities than The New Sun books. A rambling wonder of a book.
 

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[MENTION=10757]Nicodemus[/MENTION], Peace by Gene Wolfe was most excellent! Even more open-ended and filled with intriguing possibilities than The New Sun books. A rambling wonder of a book.
Oh no, my poor Must Read List...

Thanks, though.
 
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Just finished Kindred by Octavia Butler and Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Both were creeptastic.

I'm going to start a new book soon, either The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson or Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
 

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Breaking Night by Liz Murray, From homeless teen to Harvard grad. You too can be a Harvard grad even if both your parents are drug addicts.
 
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LadyLazarus

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The back of a soup can; I haven't gotten up to how many calories it contains yet, I'm saving the best part for last.
 
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How was it? I'm thinking about doing that one for my book club.

Meh the plot was pretty good but the ending was too unrealistic(200 calories my ass) for my tastes, I recommend reading the back of a cereal box over a soup can any day.
 

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The Idiot. I like it so far but it feels very different from Crime and Punishment, Notes From Underground and White Nights. Which is all I've read by Dostoevsky. The Idiot doesn't feel as brooding and mind-y so far. I kind of liked that with the other books.
 
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