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Old 11-19-2004, 10:57 PM
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I'm in the middle of Basic Writings of Nietzsche, by Walter Kaufmann.
Sort of stalled on it lately, though.
Just finished Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb, and debating whether or not to get Tad Williams' new one, Shadowmarch.
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Mean Genes by Terry Burnham and Jay Phelan
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junk novel in between Mean Genes chapters for fun.
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my name is red - orhan pamuk (turkish)
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:21 AM
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Currently reading the Da Vinci Code. So far I like it and love all the history references in religion and art. Next book I'll read is "A Cook's Tour" by Anthony Bourdain. I read "Kitchen Confidential" last year and enjoyed it.
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Old 11-20-2004, 03:09 AM
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I just finished Bay of Souls by Robert Stone. I read Cormac McCarthy's Suttree earlier this month. Gabrial Garcia Marquez's A Thousand Years of Solitude is sitting on my end table, I think that will be next.

After finishing Bay of Souls I'm thinking of re-reading Outerbridge Reach.
Suttree rocks ass; I've read most of McCarthy and that's almost as good as Blood Meridian. Once you read a Cormac McCarthy work, you quickly realize how little vocabulary you actually know. Don't waste your time with that Dan Brown Da Vinci Code schlock. Garcia Marquez is the Macdaddy.

In case anyone cares, I just finished Barnaby Rudge, Dickens' red-headed stepchild, and am double-fisting Moby Dick and Carlyle's Sartor Resartus like a m0f0.

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"Contes Fantastiques" de Guy DeMaupassant and "Chess" by Polgar.
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That's in my waiting-to-be-read stack by the bed. I'd be curious to know what you think when you finish it.
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Traitor, by Ralph Peters.
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I recently finished Song of Susanna, the sixth volume of Stephen King's Dark Tower epic and have just started with the final volume, The Dark Tower. I am a long time fan of King and have enjoyed just about everything he has written, but the Dark Tower series is his finest work that will, I believe, become a classic of American literature.


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I was begining to wonder if there were any Stephen King readers out there. I am currently in three books: Rose Madder by Stephen King,
God's debris by Scott Adams and World History for Dummies Dummies Collection
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