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  1. j15m

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    I read "Survivor" like a decade ago and liked it, so I thought I'd give him another go...Hey wait!!..I'm full of "hatred and subsconscious self-loathing" does that make me gay?
     
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    His last book before dying. I thought it was one of the best I'd read and was immensely enjoyable.
    Highly recommended.
     
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    That was the last book I read. I am working on the Three Muskeeters and a larger ghost story collection.
     
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    Re-reading HGTTG for the umpteenth time. The first five by Douglas Adams, and the sixth commisioned to Eoin Colfer. Not read Colfer's, but the missus says it's good, so...
     
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    He was writing a Dirk Gently/Hitchhiker cross that was epic from the little available to read.
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    Death, why? Uncool.
     
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    The Salmon of Doubt, yeah, I have it.

    Actually, I have to admit to being an Adams fanboy. I've got everything he's ever written, including his radio scripts, the TV series of HGTTG, all three Dirk Gently novels (what a badass), The Meaning of Liff, Starship Titanic, the HGTTG Infocom text adventure, etc.

    I even forced myself to watch the Dirk Gently TV show but I was enormously unimpressed.
     
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    A few points I actually cried a bit. Puzo is good at writing characters you start to like even if they are also fucked up. Then he kicks you in the cunt or balls in a variety of narrative ways to make it count.
     
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    The Godfather will always be, in my eyes, the definitive "gangster" novel (although it was more a story about looking after your family than a "gangster" novel, as I'm sure I don't have to tell you).
     
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    I would rather have seen this as the sequel or interstitial movie to The Godfather then the sequels; especially part three obviously.

    It was really quite good. The characters were all very interesting in my opinion and this was a big part of Micheal Corleone was up to in Sicily. They don't give you any really useful information at all in the film.
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    The betrayal at the end that you saw coming still intensely bothered me it had parallels to my actual life. :(
     
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    Infinte jest, not really grabbed me yet. And the Patrick Melrose trilogy.
     
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    In all of his anti-semitic glory, as captured by a Jew. On the subject of WWII style lit, I've heard good things about revisionist fiction. Particular titles are The Man in the High Castle, Fatherland, and The Sound of His Horn.
     
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    I will call with this gem which I found at a friends of the library joint:
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    Though to be fair I do intend to read that Patton book. Patton had a really neat quote when he addresses the first black tank combat crew in Europe which he had specifically asked for.
    I have read Fatherland; it was fantastic.
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    Here was my ebay purchase...3 books +shipping for $12:merchant:
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    Harris is a Goddamn master of the genre.
     
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    Since last post, I got Alamut in the mail, on the advice of a previous poster. I already read that, and it was pretty good, satisfying both an historical curiosity and in it's being well written fiction.

    I then read Slapstick by Vonnegut, which was one of the few by him I have yet to read. (hi-ho)

    Now I have just finished The Plague by Camus. It's like my 4th time reading it, I was just inspired by Ebola-Chan.
     
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    Coincidentally, the only one of his I haven't read. Hey hey, Christmas is coming, etc.
     
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