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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1540 on: September 14, 2017, 12:33:16 AM »
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1541 on: September 14, 2017, 01:03:38 PM »
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« Reply #1542 on: September 15, 2017, 01:41:02 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1543 on: September 16, 2017, 03:03:11 PM »
In the urge to get lost in a big book, with Drood by Dan Simmons

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« Reply #1544 on: September 16, 2017, 08:41:18 PM »
I'm onto DT3: The Waste Lands

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1545 on: September 17, 2017, 09:38:27 AM »
I'm currently struggling through The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1546 on: September 17, 2017, 10:11:36 AM »
Finished up Insomnia and now well into Hearts in Atlantis, which I'm very much enjoying.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1547 on: September 18, 2017, 11:47:58 AM »
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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« Reply #1548 on: September 20, 2017, 12:23:50 PM »
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« Reply #1549 on: September 23, 2017, 07:27:10 AM »
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« Reply #1550 on: September 23, 2017, 08:53:20 PM »
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

One of my all-time favourites. The other two books in the series, Hollow City and Library of Souls, are good, too. But Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the best of the series.

Just finished The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. Loved it, except I thought the 'lecture' at the very end ran a little too long. Other than that, the book is aces. I'll start watching the TV show now. Currently reading Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1551 on: September 24, 2017, 12:29:26 AM »
Miss Peregrine was a fun read. But I knew the movie so I did know what to expect. Will definitely read the ither books to.

In the meantime: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1552 on: September 24, 2017, 01:01:33 PM »
About 150 pages left in It. It's a great book.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1553 on: September 25, 2017, 02:06:47 AM »
Just finished King's End of Watch. Liked it quite a bit. Much more enjoyable than Finders Keepers. A good, enjoyable end to the Hodges trilogy.
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« Reply #1554 on: September 25, 2017, 03:56:17 AM »
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« Reply #1555 on: September 27, 2017, 03:10:52 PM »
Figured I'd read Salem's Lot by King before hitting Wolves of Calla again. Maybe get a little more back story about the Pere.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1556 on: September 27, 2017, 03:35:30 PM »
I really enjoy Salem's Lot :tup
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1557 on: September 27, 2017, 07:33:20 PM »
What do my fellow Tower Junkies think: should i re-read Wind Through the Keyhole while i'm work through Dark Tower again despite the story being more tangent to the DT plot?

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1558 on: September 27, 2017, 07:54:37 PM »
Hell I still haven't picked up the 5th book yet  :lol

But since I finished Wolves of the Calla I've red Another Monster: Investigative Report by Naoki Urasawa and other guy. Fascinating, deep research about the manga's event, much backstory and plot lines that were never explained. Now it all makes more sense and feels more tangible. Guess it just proves how strong the story really is and how little Urasawa could show in the manga despite being so long.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1559 on: September 30, 2017, 11:52:15 AM »
Have to go away from spiders for a while  :biggrin:

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1560 on: October 01, 2017, 07:59:31 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1561 on: October 01, 2017, 11:10:32 AM »
Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1562 on: October 01, 2017, 12:23:16 PM »
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

That's a good one and very different from the movies.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1563 on: October 01, 2017, 07:37:56 PM »
It was alright. The swerve at the end was interesting

Now, getting my Gothic Victorian literature on with The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1564 on: October 01, 2017, 07:40:09 PM »
Just finished It yesterday. What a great book.

Now for the next one... I picked up Needful Things at a garage sale for FREE... how's that book?

Or I'm thinking about a different direction and reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Anyone read that one?
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1565 on: October 01, 2017, 08:21:13 PM »
Now for the next one... I picked up Needful Things at a garage sale for FREE... how's that book?

I really liked the premise and the characters, but it goes on too long for me to put it toward the top of King's works.
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« Reply #1566 on: October 01, 2017, 09:09:02 PM »
It's definitely worth your time. I don't think it's top tier King, but it's almost there

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1567 on: October 01, 2017, 09:19:58 PM »
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
I couldn't get past one chapter by how amateur the writing was  :lol

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1568 on: October 02, 2017, 11:18:08 AM »
Really enjoyed Salem's Lot. Onto DT5: Wolves of the Calla.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1569 on: October 02, 2017, 03:09:21 PM »
Just finished It yesterday. What a great book.

Now for the next one... I picked up Needful Things at a garage sale for FREE... how's that book?

Or I'm thinking about a different direction and reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Anyone read that one?

I really liked Needful Things. It's a book that really got weirder and scarier as it went on. The only thing, though, is that the ending is kinda weak---which is something King has a problem with from time to time. I'm happy you liked It, though. Not only is that my favourite King book, but it's my favourite book of all-time.

I don't know how much King you've read, but if you haven't read the following, I totally recommend:

Misery
Christine
Carrie
The Shining
Doctor Sleep
Dolores Claiborne
Pet Sematary
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1570 on: October 02, 2017, 05:18:25 PM »
I really liked Needful Things. It's a book that really got weirder and scarier as it went on. The only thing, though, is that the ending is kinda weak---which is something King has a problem with from time to time.

That is a common issue with his larger books I guess (Needful Things, Tommyknockers, Insomnia...), which is in part why I fully second your recommendations (except for Doctor Sleep)

I'm happy you liked It, though. Not only is that my favourite King book, but it's my favourite book of all-time.

Me too! (without the 'u' in favorite) :)
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« Reply #1571 on: October 02, 2017, 05:32:14 PM »
Haha. That's the way we spell it in Canada  :biggrin:
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1572 on: October 04, 2017, 05:05:38 AM »
The Children Of Men by P.D. James

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1573 on: October 05, 2017, 01:44:44 PM »
Just finished The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen. Very amusing and touching fictional diary of a man in an Amsterdam nursing home.

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« Reply #1574 on: October 05, 2017, 02:41:36 PM »
Finally reading my most anticipated book of the year, A Column of Fire by Ken Follett