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Masqued Reveler (Nolamour)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Nolamour

Post Number: 593
Registered: 5-2002


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

YES! Foamy one, An author that I do not recall...the reviews seem to be stellar. I will give it a try. Thankee.

Now, where's that damn book mobile when I need it?
Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler!
Justin Kim (Angryp)
Mousquetaire
Username: Angryp

Post Number: 45
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bride of the Rat God Barbara Hambly (current)

Apollo 13 James Lovell (current)

War for the Oaks Emma Bull

'Before This Decade Is Out' Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program Glen E. Swanson, ed.

Conquistador S.M. Stirling
Foamy D Psycho (Mr_rabid)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Mr_rabid

Post Number: 457
Registered: 10-2001
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nolamour, check out China Meville's Perdido Street Station.

Programming C for Dummies
The Thief of Time (Terry Pratchett)
When Rabbit Howls (the Troops for Terri Chase)
Masqued Reveler (Nolamour)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Nolamour

Post Number: 591
Registered: 5-2002


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 2:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yea, I was obsessed with Lovecraft back in the 80's...haven't picked him up in a while. Good call Headly.
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Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 554
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 2:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'd settle for anything to drink right now.

Yes, that ass would go very well with it, thank you.
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1605
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Check your history folks,
Head's gonna explain himself
for the very first time.

When I said "some" manuscript
I meant "an anonymous" manuscript

And yes Mr. Bickle, I was speaking
in your general direction.

I also understand you enjoy a nice
pear-shaped ass (ala Kinetica)

Who is Mackin? What about LOVECRAFT???
Lovecraft and a nice tall bonerlicious
pint of BELLS Cherry Stout.
What war?
Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 553
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Horror, I guess. In a class by itself, really.

Sorry, I don't have an alternative to Tolkien. That genre starts and stops with him, as far as I'm concerned.

If you haven't read Carlos Castaneda's books, especially the first four or five, you should.

I'm kind of puzzled by Hemingway, which I never read before now. Seems he was really haunted by the concept of some woman losing his manuscripts and/or leading him around the world by a ring in his nose. What a bunch of bitches in his books!
Masqued Reveler (Nolamour)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Nolamour

Post Number: 590
Registered: 5-2002


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 1:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

OK, Machen...but, wasn't he more of the Horror Genre?
I'd be more inclined to a Tolkein comparison than Poe...at the moment. Anyhoo, thanks Art.
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Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 551
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"any suggestions?"

Arthur Machen. Makes Poe look like a drunkard with a pen by comparison. Oh wait ........
Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
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Username: Artemis

Post Number: 550
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 1:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Some manuscript... Where's all the pretty pictures!!!"

Are you talking to me? ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?

The pretty pictures is your job, Pikkle junior.

Have a mind to the ass of the French woman and the glance of the priest.
Masqued Reveler (Nolamour)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Nolamour

Post Number: 588
Registered: 5-2002


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 12:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've actually had a real hard time detaching business with pleasure reading lately. I usually pick up some Poe for fun(?)
As an old Fantasy Fiction dork, you know one of those guys that is still interested in AD&D but nobody will play with him, I'd like to find an alternative to Tolkein...I've read everything he's written. C'mon, there's gotta be something...Not Brooks, Not Martin, maybe Salvatore? Anyone have any suggestions?
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Barsnake (Barsnake)
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Username: Barsnake

Post Number: 137
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 9:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yup, Masqued Reveler, sounds like the reading I've been doing.
- Implementation of Augmentative Communicative Devices
- Super Teaching
- Technical Articles
But...Our city has started a reading project kicking off with
- To Kill A Mockingbird - It was interesting to re-read this book, having read it years ago in High School.
Next was
- The Grapes of Wrath - I have not read this in it's entirity, yet. The wifling did her Senior Project on this and the Dust Bowl era.

I have actually sneaked in a little pleasure reading time - I found Nelson Algren's Walk On The Wild Side - it is great.
Have a stack to get to - Wife got me Shakey - a Neil Young biography and I have a Jonathan Kellerman and a Tom Clancey waiting.
Would love to get the Frank Zappa book and add it to my list.}
and the beat goes on...
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
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Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1604
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 8:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Some manuscript...
Where's all the pretty pictures!!!
What war?
Masqued Reveler (Nolamour)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Nolamour

Post Number: 587
Registered: 5-2002


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

XML - Marchal
PHP Essentials - Meloni
Dreamweaver MX - Peck

Damn, this sucks.
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Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
le Duc
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 464
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 6:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for asking. I'm on a systematic Surrealism binge:

"Maldoror" Comte de Lautreamont
"Nadja" Andre Breton
"Paris Dada: The Barbarians Storm the Gates (The History of Dada Vol VI)" Foster/Peterson

Currently:
"Soluble Fish" Andre Breton
"Paris Peasant" Louis Aragon
Kallisti (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 810
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The past 6 months have been slow going for me ... I haven't been reading much since I got the car (don't have all that time spent on public transport).

I'm still creeping through "The Crimson Petal and the White" by Michel Faber ... it's delicious.

And before that it was:

The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

and ... The Female Thermometer: 18th Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny.

and I have a stack I have yet to get to. sigh.

k a l l i s t i

http://www.feeverte.net
Uncle (Uncle)
le Vicomte
Username: Uncle

Post Number: 68
Registered: 5-2001


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A great read! Entertaining ! Frank's road stories are worth the price alone.
Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 547
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

How was that Zappa book, Uncle?
Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 546
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Who remembers the bookmobiles ... "

In the 90 degree heat, 90% humidity of the Louisiana summer, the best thing about the bookmobile was that ice-cold air condition. And the two old ladies that ran the thing smelled nice, too.
2LY (2loucheltrec)
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Username: 2loucheltrec

Post Number: 246
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

i've slacked in the book department for some time but i did start three books recently:
as i lay dying by william faulkner
frakenstein by mary shelley
the art of war by sun tzu
Karl (Raschied)
le Duc
Username: Raschied

Post Number: 252
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The Tibetian book of living and dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

Burning Chrome by William Gibson

The Ringworld Throne by Larry Niven
Rock over London, Rock on Chicago.
Orkin - one call destroys 'em all.
Uncle (Uncle)
le Vicomte
Username: Uncle

Post Number: 67
Registered: 5-2001


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

1 I was a teenage dominatrix (a memoir) Shawna Kenney
2 the Real Frank Zappa book Zappa/Occhiogrosso
3 Post Porn Modernist Annie Sprinkle
Who remembers the bookmobiles that came throught the hood like a ice cream truck for the mind? They were great!
emiliano lee, aka melinelly (Emmy)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Emmy

Post Number: 36
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"The Wrong Case" James Crumley
"Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" Haruki Murakami
"Norwegian Wood" Haruki Murakami

currently reading "Wild Sheep Chase" by Haruki Murakami... i tend to binge on books by an author when i find i like their work.

anyone read murakami and have suggestions on who to read next in a similar vein?
Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 544
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Everything Hemingway wrote that mentions absinthe.

A research project.
Paranoid Absintheur (Crowlyman)
le Duc
Username: Crowlyman

Post Number: 300
Registered: 4-2002


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Name the last three books you've read. My three:

A Clockwork Orange
A Beautiful Mind
The Sirens Of Titan

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