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    Head Games by Graig McDonald......so far it has been a wild ride with a trunk full of severed heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howyadoin View Post
    Picked up a copy of Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair yesterday. So far it's pure gold.
    I really like Fforde's work. I've read everything but his brand new book.

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    "A Small Town in Germany"
    "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
    "A Perfect Spy"
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold"
    "The Russia House"
    ...all John LeCarre.

    And "The Werewolf Trace" by John Gardner.

    All for $11.50 at a nice used book store nearby. Saw some Jack Higgins that caught my eye as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slam_Bradley View Post
    I really like Fforde's work. I've read everything but his brand new book.
    Yeah, I'll definitely be getting more of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howyadoin View Post
    Yeah, I'll definitely be getting more of these.
    His Nursery Crimes books tie in peripherally with Tuesday Next. They're quite different but equally enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Grievous View Post
    This thread is on page 5.

    I don't think I'll be buying another book until it hits at least page 15.

    1) I am buying books faster than I am reading them(Don't we all).

    2) I can't afford it.

    I'll still pop in from time to time to comment on peoples' new books.
    Spoofer!

    I traded in some old crap today like Slash's Bio and Bill Hicks Bio and got some books in return. SO I didn't spend money, I traded.

    The Scarlet Letter--Nathaniel Hawthorne.
    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde--Robert Louis Stevenson.
    Stories of Five decades--Hermann Hesse.
    The Invisible Man--H.G. Wells.
    What Freud really said---David Stafford-clark.

    All second hand and in fair decent condition.
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
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    I picked up Rhys Bowen's The Last Illusion in hardcover and David Webers By Heresies Distressed in paperback.

    With my coupon and gift card, it ended up costing me just over 9 bucks for the two books.

    Oh and I received the Tales of Zorro prose anthology from an eBay auction a couple days ago.
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    Byron - Selected Poems (Penguin)

    I have the Oxford anthology, and there's a lot of overlap, but each one has a few things the other doesn't entirely cover, so I grabbed this when I saw it at the used bookstore. I've been a big fan of Byron since the 80s and I'm looking forward to re-reading some of my favourite pieces.


    Tennyson - (Oxford anthology)

    Never really been a huge admirer, but I do like some of his stuff and he's interesting as an emblematic figure of his era. I've been picking up a lot of Victorian stuff I plan to get into in the near future. This collection contains almost everything I wanted to read from Tennyson except for Idylls of the King which I'll have to get as a separate volume.


    Boris Vian - I Spit on Your Graves

    How could anyone resist that title? Vian's an interesting character in his own right. French writer, serious novelist and jazz columnist whose first couple books were too avant-garde to sell much. Then he wrote this one in 15 days and it became a best-seller. Apparently tried to pass it off as a French translation of an American hard-boiled crime novel; not sure how long that hoax lasted. I might try to read the French original (J'irai cracher sur vos tombes) with the help of this English translation.

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    the other day i bought the book Horns by Joe Hill.

    http://www.amazon.com/Horns-Novel-Jo...7839566&sr=8-1

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    Corny but...I recently bought TEXTBOOKS for school >.<

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    I am embarrassed to say that I found myself purchasing a Star Wars novel today: Crosscurrents, by Paul S. Kemp. Probably won't get to it for a few months, though; chances are, its going to go into the Summer Reading stack.

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    Been working on my Heinlein collection this year-

    Today I picked up "The Green Hills Of Earth-The Menace From Earth"
    brandy new printing with a great Bob Eggleton cover!

    And I ordered two I couldn't find on the shelves-
    "The Man Who Sold the Moon" &
    "Assignment In Eternity"

    My wife bought me (early birthday present) 4 SFBC Volumes-
    "Four Frontiers", "To the Stars", "Infinite Possibilities" & "Outward Bound"
    that collect all of his 'Young Adult' books along with "Starship Troopers" & "Podkayne of Mars"

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    Quote Originally Posted by berk View Post
    Boris Vian - I Spit on Your Graves

    How could anyone resist that title? Vian's an interesting character in his own right. French writer, serious novelist and jazz columnist whose first couple books were too avant-garde to sell much. Then he wrote this one in 15 days and it became a best-seller. Apparently tried to pass it off as a French translation of an American hard-boiled crime novel; not sure how long that hoax lasted. I might try to read the French original (J'irai cracher sur vos tombes) with the help of this English translation.
    Vian is also a pretty darn good songwriter! I suspect his novels will be kind of bleak, though.
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    Skin by Roald Dahl
    Going Solo by Roald Dahl
    Saturday by Ian McEwan
    Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
    A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
    How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce

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    I picked up Robert K. Tanenbaum's Capture today.
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