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    Just finished The Song is You by Arthur Phillips.

    I would definitely have gotten more out of it if I were more of a music fan. That's basically all the two main characters think about. Not about specific bands so much as having a constant soundtrack to your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nowlin View Post
    Finished Simmons' Olympos.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moriarty View Post
    currently reading Olympos.
    Hey, no copying.

    What did you think of Ilium?
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    Finished up Equal Rites, getting ready to start Guards, Guards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GozertheGozarian View Post
    Finished up Equal Rites, getting ready to start Guards, Guards.
    Guards, Guards is by far my favorite one so far. I've read 7, I think. Sadly, it was also the first one I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nowlin View Post
    Hey, no copying.

    What did you think of Ilium?
    i really liked it. i love science fiction. i love greek mythology. its a perfect mix. to be honest, i didn't think it could be pulled off but Simmons pulls it off quite well.

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    I'm reading Eva Luna by Isabel Allende & The Dubliners by James Joyce. Reading both of them for two different courses I'm taking this semester.

    Eva Luna is great. I'm liking this book so much and its hard to put down. Even when I put the book down, I'm still thinking about it & feeling guility that I'm not reading it. lol. Seriously, its a great book. Can't wait to read more of it!

    As for Dubliners, well, its not bad, but I'm not sure its for me. Its not hard to read, but...hmmm...its just not that interesting. Especially when compared to Eva Luna (and East, West by Salman Rushdie, which I just read some of before Eva Luna).

    Also have to read Ulysses by James Joyce later in the course...

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    "Lucky at Cards" - Lawrence Block

    Another one from the Hard Case Crime stack. I read other stuff too, I swear! Anyhow, this one was good, but not as good as the other two HCC books by Block I've read ("Killing Castro" and "Grifter's Game").

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    Quote Originally Posted by DF2506 View Post
    As for Dubliners, well, its not bad, but I'm not sure its for me. Its not hard to read, but...hmmm...its just not that interesting. Especially when compared to Eva Luna (and East, West by Salman Rushdie, which I just read some of before Eva Luna).

    Also have to read Ulysses by James Joyce later in the course...
    Any "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by Joyce? I loved that book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nowlin View Post
    What did you think of Ilium?
    An aspect of the Iliad that Simmons really got right was Achilles' anger. That's what the story is all about after all... "Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans". Strangely enough it's not what most adaptations of the Trojan war usually focus on.

    I was quite happy to see how Achilles' temper is a major moving force in this novel.

    Although I really liked the book, I agree that it doesn't manage to duplicate the tension that was found in Hyperion. Maybe it's just because we're kind of used to Simmons' vision of the future now, and despite it being enjoyable it doesn't surprise as much as it used to.
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    currently reading Doctor Zhivago.

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    Just started a review copy of The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen.

    Your basic Depression-era folk hero bank robbers, except apparently immortal. (Which surprises them as much as anyone.)

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    I just got Heat Wave, by Richard Castle, from the library.
    Free your soul and let it fly....

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    Reading Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible.

    Nicely enjoyable take on a world of shared superheroics that thankfully doesn't feel like someone's Champion's campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias March View Post
    Reading Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible.

    Nicely enjoyable take on a world of shared superheroics that thankfully doesn't feel like someone's Champion's campaign.
    An enjoyable novel. I think you will like it.

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    Going through Lovecraft Unbound

    Stopped Drood half way through. Too inconsequential.

    Started Tycoons , about the famous Robber Barons.
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