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Re: What are you reading?

Post by benitobeast69 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:55 pm

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I just started a collection of short horror stories by Laird Barron called "The Beautiful Thing that Awaits Us All." The first story was pretty good; it started off like a Hemmingway hunting story, with manliness, tales of the Great War and drinking, then ended in madness.
started like hem...ended like hunter.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by scream ale » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:53 pm

Just started "Haunted Houses" by Richard Winer and Nancy Osborn. Meh, so-so. Not terribly into it, but it has potential to be interesting. At any rate it ain't that long, not much over 200 pages, I should be able to get through it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by scream ale » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:26 pm

Always avoided it but I just started "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Funny book, I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Patchez » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:53 pm

Currently working my way through Hammer's Slammers series of books by David Drake collected into a three volume set. So far digging it. Not a huge scifi nut more fantasy but all in all a good read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by scream ale » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:29 pm

Recently finished "Colorado Kid" by Stephen King. Interesting story, short but nice. I enjoy a little pulp fiction from time to time.
Just started "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams. Don't normally go for science fiction but I'm enjoying this one as well as I enjoyed hitchhiker's guide.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Patchez » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:17 pm

scream ale wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Recently finished "Colorado Kid" by Stephen King. Interesting story, short but nice. I enjoy a little pulp fiction from time to time.
Just started "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams. Don't normally go for science fiction but I'm enjoying this one as well as I enjoyed hitchhiker's guide.
If you like Doug Adams might I suggest Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett. Brilliant writers and the same dry British humor.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by oettinger » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:00 pm

Thank god I can`t read, so what did Latschez say?
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by scream ale » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:19 pm

Patchez wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:17 pm
scream ale wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Recently finished "Colorado Kid" by Stephen King. Interesting story, short but nice. I enjoy a little pulp fiction from time to time.
Just started "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams. Don't normally go for science fiction but I'm enjoying this one as well as I enjoyed hitchhiker's guide.
If you like Doug Adams might I suggest Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett. Brilliant writers and the same dry British humor.
I'll be sure to add those two names to my list. Always appreciate a good recommend.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by scream ale » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:26 am

Currently letting my ADD run wild with a stack from the library. The Complete Stories of Kurt Vonnegut, Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg in Conversation, The Pulps: 50 Years of American Pop Culture and Bukowski on Drinking. Fun, fun, fun.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by scream ale » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 pm

Still letting my ADD run wild. Currently going back and forth between Reel Terror by David Konow, Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler and The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Dear Booze » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:43 pm

I'm reading This Must Be the Place: Memoirs of Montparnasse by Jimmie "the Barman" Charters.

From Library Journal: To Lost Generation aficionados, Jimmy "the Barman" Charters needs no introduction. For those of lesser faiths, he tended bar at one of the Paris expatriates' favorite watering holes, the Dingo. In this reprint from 1934, Jimmy reminisces about those legendary days, and nearly everyone who played a part in them gets a nod. Many of these stories won't be found anywhere else. Jimmy serves his memories the same way he served drinks: some straight up, some on the rocks, and some with a twist. Hemingway's introduction alone makes it worth the price.

A little dated and dry for my taste but, for some reason, I can't put it down.
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