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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    I have been taking my girl to the Cerritos Library, and we've been borrowing books every week. I remember reading in grade school a trilogy about Tripods taking over the Earth and capping everyone. After some poking around, I found them. They're called The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead and the Pool of Fire, all by John Christopher.

    Now that I'm older, I can appreciate what he was saying about society at the time and our willingness to just cave into whatever the prevailing wind is.
    Awesome books, and some of my favorites from when I was a kid. I have very vivid memories of what I pictured. This might seem kind of odd, but when Radiohead first came out with Kid A, it reminded me of these books. Maybe it was the artwork or something, I don't know.

    Anyway, there is a 4th book... I think it is supposed to be the prequel, telling how the tripods came to be there. I have it at home somewhere, but haven't read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah
    Awesome books, and some of my favorites from when I was a kid. I have very vivid memories of what I pictured. This might seem kind of odd, but when Radiohead first came out with Kid A, it reminded me of these books. Maybe it was the artwork or something, I don't know.

    Anyway, there is a 4th book... I think it is supposed to be the prequel, telling how the tripods came to be there. I have it at home somewhere, but haven't read it.
    I found that! I read it first. It's a good primer to get back into the series.

    I just read that Touchstone has picked up the series and is working on a 2007 release of some movies. They released a BBC version in the 80s sometime. It's on DVD, so I'm gonna head over to my local Suncoast and check it out...

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    I started reading Bruce Campbell's "Make Love: The Bruce Campbell Way" a few days ago. It's pretty damn funny, although nowhere near as cool as "If Chins Could Kill".

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    I'm now reading the Hitchhikers Guide series. Just finished Life, the Universe and Everything and about to start So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    Douglas Adams was way bizarre.

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    I finished reading Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys a couple weeks ago and I am now finishing up Clive Barker's Imajica.
    Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
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    Just started Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler:

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    Just finished The Crimson Petal And The White....it's a very long but good book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerMan
    I'm a big Crichton fan, so I've picked up a couple of his books recently, Prey and The Andromeda Strain.

    I've started reading Prey and quickly found it to be another one of Crichton's typical hard-to-put-down book.

    I wanted to get his State of Fear but none are in paperbacks yet.
    I just finished readin State of Fear. It is now out in paperback. He made a couple of factual mistakes, which are glaring to people living in Southern Cal, but it made me rethink some of my positions on government policy. It didn't turn me into a conservative, just means more research on my part.
    Wasn't thinking of anything specific
    Like in a dream, when someone wakes up and screams
    Nothing too very scientific
    Just thinking of a series of dreams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolov24


    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.


    I'm about 1/3 through, very good so far.
    Interesting... I just picked this up yesterday, and I'm enjoying it so far (chapter 7). I'm actually kind of surprised to find anyone else had heard of it.

    - Fin

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