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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Mimi » 12 Dec 2008, 4:19pm

Raven's Gate, Anthony Horowitz. It's a Young Adult supernatural mystery.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Suzanne H. » 12 Dec 2008, 6:09pm

I discovered this makes great Greyhound bus reading:
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Dec 2008, 6:28pm

Suzanne H. wrote:I discovered this makes great Greyhound bus reading:
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Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
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Post by Suzanne H. » 12 Dec 2008, 6:32pm

Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Dec 2008, 6:36pm

Suzanne H. wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
I was being semi-facetious. Hewitt's been carrying Weller's water in print for over twenty-five years now—magazines, liner notes, books. Basically Weller's court biographer. Nothing critical there.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Vimmattu » 12 Dec 2008, 7:12pm

This is old news from my part. James Ellroy again, Just started Big Empty. Some good shit!

I really have not had time to read anything lately.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by eumaas » 12 Dec 2008, 8:04pm

Going to reread one of my favorite books, If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Silent Majority » 12 Dec 2008, 8:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
I was being semi-facetious. Hewitt's been carrying Weller's water in print for over twenty-five years now—magazines, liner notes, books. Basically Weller's court biographer. Nothing critical there.
Actually, he's got a hell of an axe to grind with Weller in this one, they'd fallen out before he wrote it and tries to hack someone who seems pretty much like any normal guy into pieces with things like "drinks too much, too much drugs, uninspired in 2006, tactiturn, the Weller of 76 would hate the Weller of today over and over".

He is a good writer. I don't know if he's as good as he thinks he is though.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by tepista » 12 Dec 2008, 8:26pm

eumaas wrote: Boring shit only Wolt and I and maybe Flex would be interested in:
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Dec 2008, 8:28pm

Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
I was being semi-facetious. Hewitt's been carrying Weller's water in print for over twenty-five years now—magazines, liner notes, books. Basically Weller's court biographer. Nothing critical there.
Actually, he's got a hell of an axe to grind with Weller in this one, they'd fallen out before he wrote it and tries to hack someone who seems pretty much like any normal guy into pieces with things like "drinks too much, too much drugs, uninspired in 2006, tactiturn, the Weller of 76 would hate the Weller of today over and over".
I take it back then. Sort of. If he's writing out of personal animosity, it's little better than writing out of friendship.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Wolter » 12 Dec 2008, 9:19pm

eumaas wrote:Going to reread one of my favorite books, If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino.
That book is fantastic.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by daredevil » 12 Dec 2008, 9:25pm

Frank Gehry by Jason Miller
It's more photos than reading, since it's a retrospective on his works.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Karen » 12 Dec 2008, 9:53pm

I'm in the middle of re-reading Tender Is The Night. I've never finished it, but started it three times. I like it but it's just one of those books for me that I can't get through for some reason. Catch-22 was the same way for me, even though I really liked it I kept stopping for awhile and having to start over again...

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Wolter » 12 Dec 2008, 9:55pm

Karen wrote:I'm in the middle of re-reading Tender Is The Night. I've never finished it, but started it three times. I like it but it's just one of those books for me that I can't get through for some reason. Catch-22 was the same way for me, even though I really liked it I kept stopping for awhile and having to start over again...
1. Re: Tender is the Night - same here. I have no idea why.
2. Re: Catch-22 - Totally the opposite. I've read it like 5 times.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Bankrobber » 13 Dec 2008, 5:51pm

In October I was devouring Poe like candy. Also Richard Matheson, whose similarity to Stephen King made me respect King less. (though I still really like King.)

After graduating from Night Shift and 'Salem's Lot this summer to The Shining this fall, I am almost through the Stand.
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