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Agent
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Hmm, Neil Gaiman just came out with a new short story collection called Fragile Things. It contains some very nice stories, including a Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu story, and a new story with Shadow in it from American Gods.

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Law Bringer
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Wait, is that a Sherlock Holmes story and a Cthulhu story, or actually a story of both? o_O

Must read.

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by I'll Steal Your Toast:

...a Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu story...
A Study In Emerald, correct? That one was rather excellent.

But any new story with Shadow in it grabs my attention...

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I had my birthday yesterday, and I received and read The End, the final installment in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I thought the book was good and it had an interesting ending, but I felt too many new characters were introduced for a last book.

[ Monday, October 23, 2006 17:55: Message edited by: BainIhrno ]

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Agent
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Started a new book. Robert Heinlein wrote parts of a book called Variable Star in 1955. It is 2007, Spider Robinson finished it for him. So far it is a very good story about space colonization and personal relationships. A nice surprise from a new and old master of science fiction.

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It's finally out. Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye with illustrations by Phil Foglio. In a strange coincidence the first dimension has all its inhabitants in dreadlocks.

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Assembly code. I'm going to keep on staring at it until I find the bug or my eyes implode.

EDIT: Saving your return address on the stack is A Good Thing...

EDIT 2: Internal Service Error! Youpi!

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The Shining by Stephen King.
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Breaking The Real Axis of Evil: How To End The World's Worst Dictatorships by 2025 by Mark Palmer.

This is a pretty interesting book. It talks about nonviolent strategies designed to take down dictators. Mark Palmer, however is often full of nonsense because he was a US Ambassador and likes to spout the US line. However, it has a lot of interesting material on how dictators fall from internal and external pressure, unions, trade groups, diplomatic efforts, sanctions, opening the media, etc.

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Star Bright, Star Light, Oh I Wish I May, I Wish Might, Wish For One Star Tonight.

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Law Bringer
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Just finished Speaking With Angels by Michelle West. She's much better at long stories than sort ones.

Now I'm bettering myself and my ability to understand written Spanish by reading Fog (or [i]Niebla[/i)] by Miguel de Unamuno. It's a crazy story written by a crazy man, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I'm waiting for the horror of being helpless victims of an author to really sink into the minds of the characters.

—Alorael, who probably shouldn't empathize so much with a man who is a caricature of bumbling, good-natured, romantic idiocy.

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I've been reading Catch 22 off and on.

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Gestalt therapy books.

Mmmmmm.

-S- is for Shrinkalicious.

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Let's see... I recently re-read Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, by Alan Weisman. Very interesting stuff. Downright inspiring, in fact.

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Guardians of the West by David Eddings.

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quote:
Originally written by S is for Synergy:

Gestalt therapy books.
Gestalt therapy...hmmmmm...

[ Monday, November 06, 2006 22:36: Message edited by: *i ]

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You know, you don't have to re-post every time you start a new book. Let the topic die. Please?

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Originally by -X-:

quote:
Let the topic die. Please?
No. Just stop reading it, if you don't like it.

Dikiyoba just finished reading a version of The Ramayana by R. K. Narayan.

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Stork Naked.

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Agent
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And now for a little bit of right wing shoot em up science fiction. If you like to read about aliens and humans blowing each other up with powered armor and artillery try John Ringo's Posleen Quartet, Gust Front and A Hymn Before Battle are available for free at the Baen Free Library. I am currently brushing up on When The Devil Dances and Hell's Faire. There is something horribly compelling about reading science fiction about mindless alien hordes versus us humans. Thus we get Starship Troopers and John Steakley's Armor. John Ringo can be repetitive and fascistic but his combat descriptions are excellent.

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Wasting your time and mine looking for a good laugh.

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Agent
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I've just finished the latest Dilbert book and now I'm on to Ender's Game.
So far it's pretty good.

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Law Bringer
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My reading of Cryptonomicon is on a hiatus for the rest of November. For now, I just read these forums.

[ Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:34: Message edited by: Sirrus ]

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Ooh. I like Cryptonomicon. One of Stephenson's best works, I'd say.

Anyway, I'm reading Paradise Lost by John Milton.

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Was recently reading... well I forget the name, but it had a somewhat interesting premise, that made it essential for aliens to abduct ancient Romans and to use them as troops against other primitive species. I'll probably edit this when I remember the title and author, but even though it made no lasting impression (hence the loss of recall on the name) it was somewhat enjoyable as light reading.

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Shakespeare's The Tempest. I really like Shakespeare, but I don't recommend this one. Not enough violence.

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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Finally a book that I've read. Alas, I didn't like it much. On topic, I just read The Second Generation two days ago. I should start Dragons of Summer Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, of course as soon as I get enough time. Or (most likely) I'll end up procrastinating school work and read it some time this week.
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