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Mary Catelli | 2056 comments Mod
Tell us what's currently before you.


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ladymurmur | 4 comments Norse God's, by Neil Gaiman


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Randy | 61 comments I just started Rocket's Red Glare.


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Clyde (wishamc) | 290 comments No SF&F at the moment. Now reading Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell (ebook) and The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke (audio book).


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Clyde (wishamc) | 290 comments Randy wrote: "I just started Rocket's Red Glare."

Oh my, that does look interesting.


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Randy | 61 comments Clyde wrote: "Randy wrote: "I just started Rocket's Red Glare."

Oh my, that does look interesting."


Pretty good so far... I'm halfway through now, so the USAian story is next up.

Sarah Hoyt had mentioned it on Instapundit a few days ago, the day before release. I'm surprised it wasn't in the Oyster's post on her blog today.


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Jerry (capvideo) | 37 comments Robert Aickman’s The Wine-Dark Sea. Very interesting old-school ghost stories, written in a more modern style, that is, without all of the digressions and verbosity. He manages to say a lot through omission.


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Mary Catelli | 2056 comments Mod
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

In which four children, the youngest seven, sail out to camp on an island. They have contact every day with some adults. One can imagine the sort of reaction people might have nowadays.


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Sheryl Tribble | 65 comments I always mix up Swallows and Amazons with Linnets and Valerians because they're both on my wish list and I haven't read either. Just finished re-reading a much-loved book from my childhood where kids spend most of a summer without direct adult supervision, While Mrs. Coverlet Was Away, and it's depressing to think that the children's antics would get Mrs. Coverlet put away (or at least in legal trouble) nowadays.

Since I've had kids I've always got a boatload of books going at once; current s-f is The Witches of Karres, by James Schmitz. I'm a chapter or two in and enjoying it so far. Don't think I've read much by him, but in my head he's got a similar vibe to H. Beam Piper, only less warm.


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Mary Catelli | 2056 comments Mod
There is a certain affinity.


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Paul Howard | 63 comments The Edge series by Ilona Andrews.


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Mary Catelli | 2056 comments Mod
You might enjoy Forsaken Skies after them.


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Clyde (wishamc) | 290 comments Mary wrote: "You might enjoy Forsaken Skies after them."

I'll give it a go.


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Clyde (wishamc) | 290 comments The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata. About 40% in; damn good so far.


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Sheryl Tribble | 65 comments As You Wish, a mostly-biographical book by Cary Elwes' (Wesley) on the making of The Princess Bride, and so far I am enjoying it considerable. While he is giving his experience of something, he'll often have sidebars by someone else in the production giving their view of either the same event or related issues, which I like, and I also enjoy his "voice" (or the voice his co-writer gives him, whatever), which matches the ones in interviews but also works well in print (not always the case!).


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Amanda | 0 comments A Net of Dawn and Bones and Count Taka and the Vampire Brides while I wait for Vathara to finish the sequel to A Net of Dawn and Bones.

Very much comfort reads; some tough times coming up soon, so sort of...storing up good will.


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Randy | 61 comments Taking a break from the usual SF/F reading... just started Goldfinger.


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Randy | 61 comments Wanted something short to fill in before the September book of the month...

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


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Randy | 61 comments Back to older stuff i missed when i was younger (and have caught on sale the last couple of years)...

The Broken Sword


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Sheryl Tribble | 65 comments Finished The Maze in the Heart of the Castle, a fantasy by Dorothy Gilman, author of the Mrs. Pollifax mystery series. It's sort of a story extolling a philosophy, and a philosophy while I thought excused a bit much deus ex machina plotting, but on the whole I liked it.


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Mary Catelli | 2056 comments Mod
The problem I had with The Maze in the Heart of the Castle is that it first appeared as a book within a book, in The Tightrope Walker. In that, it is a great classic work of literature, and the book convinced me of that.

When she was actually writing, it was not so great.


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Sheryl Tribble | 65 comments I read The Tightrope Walker when it came out and remember enjoying it, but I did not remember that The Maze in the Heart of the Castle was in it. Guess I need to re-read that next.


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