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    Foundation!!!!! Awesome book series...
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    When I was in high school and reading some of Kings books this was the one I was afraid to read. Not for fear of clowns or anything like that, but just the length of it. I've never been the fastest reader so I knew this would tie me up for a LONG time. I then fell out of Kings books and moved to Koontz, mainly because I liked the way that he got into the story from the get go.

    Now, I have gravitated back towards King. I appreciate him now for the reasons I stayed away from him when I was younger. So I picked this book up about six weeks ago and finished it this morning, which I read longer then expected today so I was late for work. I just couldn't put it down knowing the end was near. This book is phenomenal!!! Epic to say the least. His character developemnet was spot on. Even a few times while reading I wondered why he brought things up and then it would come flying into the story much later. The way he told it blew me away. This was definitely one of those books that when I finished it I was happy for a well told chilling tale but a little sad in the fact that It was indeed over.

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    I am looking for a good horror magazine to subscribe to and I stumbled upon this. It's been around for about 25 years. I picked this particular edition because they have a reprint of the first story Stephen King ever sold, The Glass Floor. . The story was OK but there was better in the magazine. IMO the best story in the magazine was Electric Mist Confidential by Weston Ochse. A couple of the stories bordered on the fantasy genre which I'm not a big fan of. There are some book and movie reviews as well as an article on the current happenings of Stephen King (Not sure if that's a regular feature) that is still somewhat reklevant as this edition was published in Feb. of this year. I am going to get the most recent issue and decide then if I should subscribe to it.
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    Really enjoyed this. Very accessible for the lay person, though some prior knowledge of cosmology helps in understanding the more difficult concepts.



    Can't believe it took me so long to get around to this one. Absolutely loved it.

    Has anyone seen the movie? Worth a watch?
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    The main story revolves around the 9/19/80 Titan II incident in a silo outside of Damascus, Arkansas, but is interwoven with those recounting the history of nuclear weapons, the attempt to regulate them worldwide, the founding and emergence of SAC, the interservice infighting over who gets what and Cold War military strategies of the East and West.

    The prose is a concise, newswriting style as in his earlier book "Fast Food Nation", and also touches on, as in the earlier work, numerous ancillary subjects.

    The main philosophical thrust is that we've been extremely lucky so far and that, sooner or later, something bad will happen due to human error, a breakdown in the system implemented for oversight and deployment of these devices or technical problems dealing with the very unforgiving nature of the atom.

    It's a sobering read, but a good one.
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    On a recent business trip, I read:


    Heart-Shaped Box - Pretty enjoyable, with some really great creepy bits, but it gets a little... too much by the ending. In fact, I thought the whole climax was going a little bit overboard, and the post-climax went on for too long and was a little too tidy, but I still enjoyed the book quite a bit.



    Blood Meridian - A lot of people seem to think this is Cormac McCarthy's best novel, but I had a bitch of a time getting through it. There's a distinct lack of normal grammatical tools, like punctuation or quotation marks that, combined with the language of post-Civil War America made this a tough one. A lot of time is spent with a troop trudging through the landscape of the US and Mexico and I was constantly running into either words I was not familiar with.

    Whenever the scene was a dialogue between two people, I loved it. It flowed and it was great. When it was just the narrator describing their journey, though, I frequently found my attention wandering. It's a good book overall, but I'm glad to be done with it.



    House Of Leaves - Finished reading this for the second time last night and I still love the ****ing **** out of it.
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    Well done history of the Thunderbird division from North Africa through the end of WW2.
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    Just started reading House of Leaves. Trippy...challenging...and utterly hypnotic so far.

    Finished this.



    Look. It's pretty light. A fairly promising threat turns out to be pretty inept, and easily defeated. No real consequence to anyone...but I didn't care. It almost felt like King liked his characters too much to do anything nasty to em(getting soft in his retirement). Comfy as an old pair of slippers. If you care...he does tie in the Shining to the overall story, but it's a lot of conveniences and leaps of faith. As a longtime King fan, I enjoyed it but it's not essential stuff.
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