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Saul is 90% done with The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation
Tension builds up nicely toward the end. Interest builds to the point where you want closure.
May 13, 2015 07:29PM Add a comment
The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation

Saul
Saul is 24% done with The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation
Seems everyone in this book is either drinking booze or eating all the time. Come to think of it, that's pretty much what people do all day. But still...
May 10, 2015 05:56PM Add a comment
The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation

Saul
Saul is 21% done with The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation
Character development is solid. The antagonist, Camden, is a great lightning rod for animosity.
May 09, 2015 08:22AM Add a comment
The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation

Saul
Saul is 18% done with The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation
This book is chocked full of strange characters. Sum are likable enough, but I have to admit that many are quite horrific. I mean, throw 'em in a flaming pit and throw away the key horrid. But for some darn reason, I keep reading.
May 04, 2015 08:25PM Add a comment
The UFO Conspiracy Trilogy: Abduction, Deception, Revelation

Saul
Saul is on page 550 of 656 of 5 Novels: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars / Slaves of Spiegel / The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death / The Last Guru / Young Adult Novel
Finishing up the Last Guru. Quite funny and an interesting look at the vile nature of money and mass media.
Sep 11, 2014 07:56AM Add a comment
5 Novels: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars / Slaves of Spiegel / The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death / The Last Guru / Young Adult Novel

Saul
Saul is on page 140 of 236 of Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Robot Slaves (Bill, #2)
The pace remains fast. The humor? Okay, but seems a bit forced. An interesting turn as the book satires the John Carter, Warlord of Mars series.
May 13, 2014 09:58PM Add a comment
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Robot Slaves (Bill, #2)

Saul
Saul is on page 80 of 236 of Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Robot Slaves (Bill, #2)
Fast paced action as expected. The humor is not so intense, but in line with my expectations. However, I was impressed with Cy BerPunk's tale. An interesting interlude that satires Gibson's cyberpunk writing style. Fun for fans of that now dead SF sub-genre.
May 09, 2014 11:42PM Add a comment
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Robot Slaves (Bill, #2)

Saul
Saul is on page 124 of 210 of Black Powder
Potassium percolate can be used as an oxidizer for solid rocket fuel. I never knew that before.
Apr 13, 2014 04:07PM Add a comment
Black Powder

Saul
Saul is on page 90 of 210 of Black Powder
Mercury fulminate? I need to use wiki quite a lot while reading this, but that makes it more fun. As this is an epic poem, there isn't any expositional narration. The fewest words with the greatest meaning.
Apr 13, 2014 03:35PM Add a comment
Black Powder

Saul
Saul is on page 225 of 256 of The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where TheyWent, and Went There
Almost done. I fine second installment to this small series. I'm not sure I love the idea that Neddie is not the first person narrator, but that's no big deal. Seems very much like an Alice in Wonderland tale. Might even make a nice movie one day, with all sorts of weird creatures and giant talking heads.
Apr 13, 2014 03:31PM Add a comment
The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where TheyWent, and Went There

Saul
Saul is on page 190 of 340 of Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
The following line makes Huxly's scathing POV of society quite clear: you will see that no offense is so heinous as the orthodoxy of behavior. I suppose it's true (more or less) for every society, and the foundation of localized morality.
Apr 12, 2014 07:43PM Add a comment
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited

Saul
Saul is on page 132 of 340 of Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
Progress is lovely.
Apr 06, 2014 07:04PM Add a comment
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited

Saul
Saul is on page 120 of 340 of Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
The book begs mercifully for a return to Romanticism. Or is it a silent scream?
Apr 06, 2014 06:35PM Add a comment
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited

Saul
Saul is on page 115 of 340 of Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
Still turing the world upside down. Whatever is normal for someone living in England circa 1950, the opposite is true in this futurist world. But it raises a good point: by what yardstick do we judge something as 'normal'?
Apr 06, 2014 03:00PM Add a comment
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited

Saul
Saul is on page 74 of 340 of Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
Wow! This book explores a candy coated state controlled future jacked-up on force-fed consumerism. It takes all current mores and flips them upside down in way that almost infuriates. So much so, it's hard to tell if I should hate this imaginary future more than my existing past. Perhaps I will just hate them both.
Mar 29, 2014 09:15PM Add a comment
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited

Saul
Saul is on page 95 of 275 of Slaughterhouse-Five
This is truly speculative fiction at its best. And if you ever considered war as something noble, such thoughts will diminish as you read. Amazing how reversing time's can change one's point of view.
Mar 16, 2014 01:19PM Add a comment
Slaughterhouse-Five

Saul
Saul is finished with Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
Much of the book is revealed in the last two chapters. To some degree it's quite interesting. But at the same time it's also frustrating. Too much too late, given that the action and narrative exposition is so uneven.
Mar 10, 2014 08:18PM Add a comment
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)

Saul
Saul is on page 430 of 471 of Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
The plot thickens. Too bad it's full of senseless junk. The planet Gammu seems to be some throwback that resembles east Germany during the Cold War. What was Herbert thinking?
Mar 06, 2014 10:03PM Add a comment
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)

Saul
Saul is on page 113 of 157 of Lizard Music
The Chicken Man meets the Lizard Men! Wow, things are heating up now.
Feb 08, 2014 05:28AM Add a comment
Lizard Music

Saul
Saul is on page 95 of 157 of Lizard Music
The wonderful mystery of this book unfolds. Is the Earth being taken over by The Pod People. I'm sure to find out.
Feb 03, 2014 01:45PM Add a comment
Lizard Music

Saul
Saul is on page 80 of 157 of Lizard Music
The story is unfolding nicely. And everyone just loves the Chicken Man. Many aspects of Pinkwater's youth are hidden in the book's pages. Model airplanes were a critical part of life.
Jan 31, 2014 08:25PM Add a comment
Lizard Music

Saul
Saul is on page 360 of 471 of Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
Three quarters into the book, the plot begins to take better shape. I'd have to read this more than once in order to tell if enough clues exist to understand things without explicit exposition. The chatter between characters is interesting, but not always meaningful. Or perhaps I'm just not paying attention.
Jan 30, 2014 11:22AM 2 comments
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)

Saul
Saul is on page 245 of 471 of Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
The story is a bit cryptic from my point of view. While not bad, I'm not sure how HoD adds meaningful context to the Dune universe.
Jan 25, 2014 02:15PM Add a comment
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)

Saul
Saul is on page 300 of 320 of The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization
It's hard to describe. Part humor, part mystery, and part apocalyptical fantasy. Hard to classify but fun through and through. Safe for kids and adults will enjoy the story.
Jan 24, 2014 08:57PM Add a comment
The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization

Saul
Saul is finished with Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater
Humor mixed with poignant words of wisdom till the last drop. A wonderful book.
Jan 06, 2014 08:06PM Add a comment
Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater

Saul
Saul is 65% done with Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater
Just read Gaudeamus Agita. It's one of the jewels tucked away inside this book. It reminds me of the experience I had in the college. The epiphany of leaning. And further makes me believe that Mr. Pinkwater is a great intellect of our time. Had he not been taught a great many things throughout his education, he would have figured everything out by himself.
Jan 05, 2014 04:53AM Add a comment
Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater

Saul
Saul is 60% done with Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater
Still getting a good laugh from this book. Interesting to see that Pinkwater became an animal trainer. Also, many of the stories are more related to each other. Looking a little like chapters.
Jan 04, 2014 02:38PM Add a comment
Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater

Saul
Saul is 40% done with Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater
As I get deeper, I see that some stories are only mildly humorous. Still enjoying it, though. I believe that my childhood was very similar to the authors. Amongst all the pain and suffering, there is happiness. We are also both preoccupied trying to lose weight. It's our lot in life.
Jan 01, 2014 08:59PM Add a comment
Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater

Saul
Saul is on page 200 of 471 of Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
The book is okay, I suppose. Not sure I like it any more than the 2nd or 3rd in the series. The story so far is a bit complex. I'm not even sure I know who the antagonists are.
Dec 26, 2013 01:43PM Add a comment
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)

Saul
Saul is 10% done with Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater
Hilarious! Laughing my buttocks off while reading every story. Pinkwater is a YA author, but proves quite admirably that he can write entertaining stories for the kid inside all of us.
Dec 26, 2013 01:34PM Add a comment
Fish Whistle: Little Short Essays by Daniel Pinkwater

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