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JFF: What are the last three books you read?

Just started Different Seasons by Stephen King
Before that read You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: And Other Stories by Alan Cumming
Before that read Isabella Blow by Martina Rink

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4 years ago

Reading 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt
before that 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson
and before that her 'Life After Life'

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3 years ago

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Flavia de Luce, #8) and As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7) by Bradley, Alan *

Currently reading:
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
by William Finnegan. The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography.
Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor
, a popcorn memoir by Bruce Campbell.

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3 years ago

Ways of Seeing by John Berger (re-read: I read it years ago and have picked it up, here and there, to read different parts but never re-read it completely until this past week.) 'Highly recommended.

Green Migraine, poems by Michael Dickman (I'm still trying to decide what I think of this book.)

Star- Blind In The Family of Fortune Keepers, poems by Melissa Atkinson Mercer
(Not just because she is my dear friend but also because no one writes like she does, and very few as beautifully and compellingly, I highly recommend it.)

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3 years ago

Audiobooks:
3/4s through Stephen King's It.
Prior to that, Rendezvous with Rama (reread) from Arthur C. Clarke.

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3 years ago

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

The Man Who Would Be King by Kipling.

And I just started Homer's Iliad

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Good read Iliad, if you have a modern translation. Older ones are tedious.

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3 years ago

Obviously finished Stephen King's It.
Followed up by The Android's Dream by John Scalzi and Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Three by Brian K. Vaughan.

Going to start Paper Girls Vol. 3 then finally getting around to plowing through Schlock -o- Rama: The Films of Al Adamson .

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Steven King once critiqued It: "That book is a piece of crap." I agree, however, I did stick with it to the end.

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3 years ago

Albert Camus, The Stranger (re-read by many times)  10/10
Richard Siken, War of the Foxes (poetry collection) 7.5/10
Louise Gluck, Vita Nova (re-read; poetry collection) 9.5/10

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3 years ago

Gave up on Schlock -o- Rama: The Films of Al Adamson  and donated it to one of those free popup library boxes by the Prospect Park Q station stop alongside four volumes of Questionable Content webcomic collections.

Flown through the excellent Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters.  Prior to that, Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Three by Brian K. Vaughan.  Got the final two deluxe edition volumes of that series... praise to Amazon.com.  Now alternating between Vol. 4 of that series and Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman.

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What made you give it up?

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Poor writing style.  Really cheesy chapter illustrations.  Just wasn't interested at all in what I finally end up reading.

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3 years ago

Just started Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Before that read Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across American by John Waters
Before that read Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming

It's been too long since I've read a book - keep trying to get caught up on my magazines (Vanity Fair is a fattie every month).

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3 years ago

At the Mountains of Madness H.P. Lovecraft,: a short novel that catapults to my top horror read of all time.
Halfway through The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by British writer Mark Haddon.