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Old 06.30.2013, 06:25 AM   #3141
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Currently hammering my way through this book. Just brilliant. That's all you need to know.
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Old 06.30.2013, 06:45 AM   #3142
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I absolutely love boxing from that era. I actually have a load of videos of old Hearns, Hagler, Duran fights that I recorded off the TV as a kid. Hagler especially is one of my all-time sporting heroes. I've never seen a book that focuses solely on that period so I've just ordered it off Amazon. Thanks!!!!
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Old 06.30.2013, 07:04 AM   #3143
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Old 06.30.2013, 07:17 AM   #3144
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Likewise. And if you haven't already seen it, try and check out the DVD, Fabulous Four, which profiles the same era. You'll love it.
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Old 06.30.2013, 09:17 AM   #3145
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Old 06.30.2013, 10:35 AM   #3146
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Books written for teenagers are often authors' best works. I think Clive Barkers works for children and teenagers are BETTER than his adult novels. I like that they are more concise, and yet also less graphic. They let your imagination do the heavy lifting, more insinuation and hinting than revealing the horror. Imajica is epic, but I really have enjoyed these Abarat books. While I didn't like Anasi Boys better than American Gods, I didn't think it was particularly better written, so I expect that kind of style in this one. 200 pages are better for me. I have a short attention span for novels, there are a dozen I have put down at the half way point because after two or three days I lose interest.

[b]When I realized that American Gods was really just a grief story, it all clicked. He was just holding on too long, the way MOST of us make our lives tragic by holding on to a dream, a fear, or a love longer than its worth. [b]


Sir, have you ever read The Stars My Destination
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Old 07.18.2013, 07:11 PM   #3147
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Jules Verne The Mysterious Island.

Its pretty good. I'm reading faster than usual, because I seem to be absorbing faster. I've only read a few books this fast, like The Ruins or the novel version of 30 Days of Night.

Baudolino? It was cool, had a fantastic Umberto Ego style twist at the end, but it should have been a hundred pages shorter. It was like a cross between 100 Years of Solitude, Canterbury Tales, and Clive Barker's Imajica. Decent medieval themed psychedelic fantasy blended with historical fiction, however and again, a bit to lengthy..
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Old 07.18.2013, 07:17 PM   #3148
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Old 07.20.2013, 08:55 PM   #3149
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Old 07.22.2013, 08:07 AM   #3150
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Old 07.22.2013, 09:17 PM   #3151
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Old 07.22.2013, 09:21 PM   #3152
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane was so good it made me cry. Really light writing for Gaiman, at least in length... but man that guy has a way of making your teeth curl. How he comes up with some of his imagery without excessive psychotropic drug use is beyond me. There's also some heartwarming shit, f yr into that kind of thing.
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Old 08.13.2013, 01:35 AM   #3153
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Old 08.13.2013, 06:06 PM   #3154
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... Grudgingly, though. I don't like being sucked into these soon to be cinematic abortions, especially being a late-comer. It's obviously a first "novel," but there is a sense of classic science fiction tension that reminds me of the '60s and '70s writing I enjoy so much. It is hard to put down, I'll give it that.. But it only takes a few chapters before its literary influences become painfully clear.

I'm really just filling the space between, here. I plan on re-reading Bradbury's Greentown trilogy here soon, and I recently finished the new Gaiman, which lead to an enjoyable umpteenth time through all the old Gaiman I have. Never where seems to be losing some of its menace, but mostly, the oldies are holding up well for Mr. Amanda Palmer.
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Old 08.21.2013, 01:16 PM   #3155
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Old 08.21.2013, 01:30 PM   #3156
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I started reading Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon, about 40 pages in and it's not really grabbing me.
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