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    I haven't read Nickleby, yet. I hope you enjoy...

    I haven't read Nickleby, yet. I hope you enjoy Little Dorrit. The Masterpiece Theatre version of Dorrit was awesome. Another of my favorites was his last completed novel, Our Mutual Friend,...
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    "Bleak House" by Dickens. The only novel that has...

    "Bleak House" by Dickens. The only novel that has made me both laugh out loud, and cry. Some books have done one or the other; "Bleak House" did both. The first page and a half is my favorite...
  3. I've always loved Chandler more than Hammet, but...

    I've always loved Chandler more than Hammet, but I find Chandler's short stories to be almost unreadable. They don't have any of what I read his books for. I remember him saying that they would...
  4. I would recommend "I'd Kill For You" by Alan...

    I would recommend "I'd Kill For You" by Alan Plessinger.


    I expected I'd Kill For You to be a detective novel like the others of the genre that I've read: a private investigator is hired to...
  5. I read "Eight Million Ways to Die" and enjoyed...

    I read "Eight Million Ways to Die" and enjoyed it. I was a little concerned by the portrayal of the pimp Chance, though. I know being a pimp is a fantasy profession, and we'd all like to believe that...
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    I would have no hesitation about lending my car...

    I would have no hesitation about lending my car to Captain America.
    You can trust your car to the man who wears a star.
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    No photos of the "bond rally" costume available?...

    No photos of the "bond rally" costume available? Talk about pajamas.
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    I've noticed that Captain America in the movies...

    I've noticed that Captain America in the movies is kind of like Batman on television, right now, in both "The Avengers" and his solo movie. They paint the wings on the side of his head. It's like...
  9. Thanks for the suggestions. I used to listen to...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I used to listen to recorded Travis McGee novels on airplane rides, and I have read a few. I do have difficulty with a private eye ( if McGee can be considered a private...
  10. Private eye mystery recommendations, please

    Now, I know you saw this and you came here wanting to tell me about Raymond Chandler, sure that I'd never heard of him, but don't bother. I've read all of Chandler and all of Hammett and all of Ross...
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    I normally read a classic a year, and I already...

    I normally read a classic a year, and I already finished my classic for this year, which was "Madame Bovary." I would like to read "Little Dorrit" this year, because I'd like to finish reading all of...
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    My idea of "fair play" is a mystery in which the...

    My idea of "fair play" is a mystery in which the killer, faced at the end of the book with an accusation and no real proof, doesn't bust out crying and confess. A good example would be "Busman's...
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    Five favorite mysteries

    I wanted to revive this thread. Please tell me what are your five favorite mystery novels.
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    If you like hard-boiled mysteries I would...

    If you like hard-boiled mysteries I would recommend:

    "Farewell My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler
    "The Galton Case" by Ross MacDonald
    "I'd Kill For You" by Alan Plessinger
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    It was absurd to see Peggy Carter catching Cap...

    It was absurd to see Peggy Carter catching Cap kissing a blonde and saying that all soldiers are the same. No woman, including her, ever gave a damn about Steve until he got muscles. If all soldiers...
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    I would never have watched the show if not for...

    I would never have watched the show if not for the adorable badass that was Gabrielle. I tolerated Xena. But I'm still pissed off about the Gabdrag.

    For those who don't like Gabrielle, do you...
  17. Thread: Thor movie

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    Poll: It seems as though the transition from warmonger...

    It seems as though the transition from warmonger to peacemaker might've had some impetus, something more than the love of a cute woman. Maybe some jingoistic stuff about How We Do Things In America...
  18. Charles Dickens Mark Twain Spider Robinson...

    Charles Dickens
    Mark Twain
    Spider Robinson
    Raymond Chandler
    Ross McDonald
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    Spoilers here. Considering Gwen's demise in...

    Spoilers here.

    Considering Gwen's demise in the comics, did anyone think that she wasn't gonna make it?

    My biggest wtf? was, Sandman gets forgiven and all's well, so he just blows away? He...
  20. Thread: "The Host"

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    "The Host"

    Check it out. A South Korean monster movie. I never see monster movies, but this one was incredible. From the review in the "New Yorker":

    All of which leads to the director’s fourth and most...
  21. Thread: Epic Movie

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    I agree, not all that funny, but still, you gotta...

    I agree, not all that funny, but still, you gotta love this cute dress:

    http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0799949/002.jpg
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    OK, I don't know if any of you still watch My...

    OK, I don't know if any of you still watch My Name Is Earl, and if you do I don't know if you've already heard about this, but on televisionwithoutpity there was a comment in the My Name Is Earl...
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    When Cuddy says "go to your secret stash" and...

    When Cuddy says "go to your secret stash" and then "secret secret stash" and then "secret secret secret stash," is it just me or does she become hotter and hotter with every "secret"? I don't know...
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    I thought it was funny that Lynette says that Tom...

    I thought it was funny that Lynette says that Tom comes first with her. I refuse to believe that any mother puts her husband ahead of her kids. Not even Lynette. How can she ask that he put her ahead...
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    It's taken me awhile to read this whole thread....

    It's taken me awhile to read this whole thread. I'm currently watching Angel seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix, and I've already seen all of Buffy. I'm more of a Xena fan, and Buffy does humor better but Xena...
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