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Old 10-07-2013, 11:14 AM
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That is one series I actually managed to read in the prescribed order as a kid (....though he was farting around with the series in the 80s/90s)

I had a bad habit of reading series "backwards" as a kid... generally, I'd read the first book, but then the last (because it had been newly released) and work my way back through the volumes....then re-read in the proper order. It was hilarious reading the Hitchhiker series in that manner. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish made limited sense to me, because so many important plot points were from books 2 & 3.
I've read all of them before, the original three several times, so the order doesn't matter much to me this time around.
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Came across this line in Clash of Kings, made me chuckle:

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Why should death make a man truthful, or even clever? The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints -- the ground's too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does =he= get more worms than I do....
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Finished The Yiddish Policemen's Union, enjoyed it, not for everyone. Didn't realize it had won the Hugo, Sidewise, Nebula and Ignotus awards and he also wrote Wonder Boys
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Free Kindle books that aren't crap of the day
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Next up, going to re-read Jurassic Park. Been at least 15 years, and my wife just read it for the first time, so want to go through it again.
annnd done. just a brilliant, brilliant book. gripping from page one. I remembered pretty much every single dino kill scene, especially

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annnd done. just a brilliant, brilliant book. gripping from page one. I remembered pretty much every single dino kill scene, especially

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I can't decide how much Malcolm's monologues are voice of the author, those are a bit overdone at times.

Haven't read The Lost World, should I?
I thought that both books were infinitely better than the movies.

I remember enjoying reading "The Lost World."
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I thought that both books were infinitely better than the movies.

I remember enjoying reading "The Lost World."
I liked The Lost World as well. And I definitely echo the books are way better than the movie. I probably need to go back and reread these at some point, actually.
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I liked The Lost World as well. And I definitely echo the books are way better than the movie. I probably need to go back and reread these at some point, actually.
Lost World might be the only Crichton book I haven't read.
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Lost World might be the only Crichton book I haven't read.
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1968 A Case of Need
1969 The Andromeda Strain
1975 The Great Train Robbery
1980 Congo
1990 Jurassic Park
1992 Rising Sun

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Lost World might be the only Crichton book I haven't read.
Wrong. A quick look through Wikipedia tells me I didn't read any fiction he wrote prior to Andromeda Strain. I read that and all the other fiction that came after.
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