What book are you currently reading?

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RE: What book are you currently reading?

Postby tdkerst » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:33 pm

I'm also re-reading William Gibson's autobiography A Mass for the Dead. One of the best I've every read.

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RE: What book are you currently reading?

Postby tdkerst » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:46 pm

A really good book to complement The Elements of Style is William Zinsser's On Writing Well. Very readable and very helpful. One of the best.

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RE: What book are you currently reading?

Postby Lexi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:05 pm

7th Son: Descent by J.C. Hutchins (sci-fi thriller)

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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Postby BDG91 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:00 pm

The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson, any book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen is amazing to behold. If you like fantasy it is one of the best series out there, even if don't I still recommend it.

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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Postby Twix » Sat May 22, 2010 5:43 pm

The Palace Thief by Ethan Canin It's a collection of four short stories. The movie The Emperor's Club with Kevin Kline which came out several years ago is based on one of the stories.

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RE: What book are you currently reading?

Postby writer88J » Sun May 23, 2010 6:10 pm

I am near the end of The Marriage of Josephine by Marjorie Coryn. It is an out-of-print historical novel by someone that can put words together like music. A sample: "The solid world had returned to its beginnings. A cloudy nebula, and he himself was only a consciousness at its heart. There was nothing but mist, blinding, choking, annihilating. It rose sourly from the putrefaction of long-drowned land--it lay sluggish over the stagnation of rotting water--it dribbled sullenly from the powder-fouled muzzles of impotent guns. It oozed up darkly from the sweat-quenched fires of energy, bitter with the taint of exhaustion."

Not the type of thing we are encouraged to write this days, with readers seeking to bounce from one thrill to the next.

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RE: What book are you currently reading?

Postby writer88J » Sun May 23, 2010 6:10 pm

I am near the end of The Marriage of Josephine by Marjorie Coryn. It is an out-of-print historical novel by someone that can put words together like music. A sample: "The solid world had returned to its beginnings. A cloudy nebula, and he himself was only a consciousness at its heart. There was nothing but mist, blinding, choking, annihilating. It rose sourly from the putrefaction of long-drowned land--it lay sluggish over the stagnation of rotting water--it dribbled sullenly from the powder-fouled muzzles of impotent guns. It oozed up darkly from the sweat-quenched fires of energy, bitter with the taint of exhaustion."

Not the type of thing we are encouraged to write this days, with readers seeking to bounce from one thrill to the next.

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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Postby acoolwriter » Mon May 24, 2010 7:45 am

Just finished Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes; just started Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Postby acoolwriter » Mon May 24, 2010 7:45 am

Just finished Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes; just started Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Postby pls » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:35 pm

I just started Du Maurier's "Rebecca", per comments in another thread in this forum. It's very English in tone and style, which I like. It's one of the 1001 books I have among others in my personal library that I bought years ago thinking that I needed to read it. After the first five chapters, I see that I needed to have read it sooner.

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