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    So ****ing funny.
    Yeah, this and Confederacy are probably the two funniest books I have ever read.
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    You may have seen the billboards or some of the hype for this book. I bought it with a certain amount of skepticism due to all the comparisons the Steven King's The Stand. Yes, I can say the comparisons are valid. It is a large scale apocolyptic tale and it is epic in scope(800 pages and that is just the first book of a proposed trilogy). So, I started reading it, kinda with a built in grudge because The Stand is, i.m.o. the greatest book i have ever read 30 times. Alright, I am only 100 pages in but i am hooked...hard. I am having a hard time not going over and grabbing it out of my work bag and just reading till i can't no more. Great writing style...very relaxed and believable. You can feel the pain of the characters immediately. And there is a lot of pain. Very affecting and heartbreaking. PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY OF THE REVIEWS...too spoilerific. Just get this book and start reading. It won't be too hard. I cannot wait to see where this tremendous story by a writer who has apparently come out of nowhere is going to take me. READ THIS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Just picked this up the other day... Opened it up and before I know it, I'm 200 pages in. Awesome story so far.

    I'd say more, but I'm going to head over to the couch and read some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watti View Post
    Just picked this up the other day... Opened it up and before I know it, I'm 200 pages in. Awesome story so far.
    Justin Cronin is no slouch to the literary world. He's won the PEN/Hemingway Award previously, and this new book, while a departure from his more "normal" work, is garnering tons of publicity. (They gave him a HUGE advance for it). The publisher wants to grab that money making "vampire" audience. Hope you guys enjoy your read.
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    The new China Mieville novel should be up next for me.

    I like the UK cover more.



    A giant squid cult is involved and that can't be a bad thing.

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    just finished reading a couple of great books



    The first book in The Border Trilogy. Might be my favorite McCarthy novel I've read, as I've said before his prose is absolutely beautiful. For me it was a book that I didn't want to end, every page is filled with such vivid imagery (and, of course, the story's great too). After I read through a few more things I'll probably continue with the trilogy.



    First book by Hemingway that I've read, not sure if it was the best book to start on but I thought it was fantastic. I've read a ton of McCarthy and I can tell that he was definitely influenced heavily by Hemingway's writing style and tone. Great anti-war novel that kept me engrossed the whole way through.

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    My GF gave me this for my b'day. I love Christopher Moore. I hate vampire stuff. Just started reading it.

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    Just got done reading this:



    Pretty sad book overall. It gave me some new insight into the history and happenings in Afghanistan over the last few decades.

    I thought before that there was no clear reason that the US should be involved in a war with the Taliban there (besides oil/natural gas, of course). But now I'm thinking a bit differently about it. What the outcome of the war will be is debatable, but I now do see some legitimacy to helping free the Afghan people from Taliban tyranny.


    Now I'm reading this one. A bit of a departure for me since I usually like to read fiction, but it's been interesting and entertaining so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. No View Post
    Just got done reading this:

    I loved that book even though it made me cry. I think it's better than Kite Runner. It also made me realize how I wouldn't even last a second over there. I'm sure they would have shot me for being defiant.


    Recently gave up on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've seen Adgy run around with all of these books in his face and I wanted to see what the hoopla was about. I didn't make it. I could not get past all the detailed information with the Vanger family. 200 pages in and nothing seemed to be happening and I was bored. Finally I got so frustrated I just looked up what happened.

    I finished The Corner by David Simon.

    It's the book that they based the series The Wire on. I've been a fan of his since I started watching Homicide in the 90s. It was interesting to see what the drug trade and drug addiction is like from their standpoint is like as well as the attitude of the police and city bureaucracy. It's also pretty depressing. Yeah this is not a book where you can expect the characters rise above everything. Apparently they also turned the book into a mini series which I would be interested in watching.

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    Booby, sorry to hear you fell out on this:



    The story really picks up just about where you fell out of (I am exactly half way through). I really like it actually. Definitely going to read the next one and the last one. Salander is such a compelling character.

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