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Old 09-07-2014, 04:37 PM   #616
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He can't write an interesting book.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:24 PM   #617
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Having only read Brave New World, I'll buy that. While I didn't hate it, it's no 1984, and still barely what I'd call interesting (file under "excuse to trip on mescaline" ). And since that's the only Huxley 99% of readers ever read, I'll go with you're probably right.
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Didn't care much for Brave New World either. I found it preachy and obvious.
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Just started The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. What a gruesome, intriguing first chapter.
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Did anybody get The Bone Clocks already?
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Shit, didn't realize it had been out for a week already.

But I'm in the middle of Jacob de Zoet anyway.
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Did anybody get The Bone Clocks already?
I have it, it arrived in the middle of my reading "The Little Friend" so I could not start it immediately.

That being said, I'm done and will be starting The Bone Clocks tonight.

Cannot wait.

Laz, you digging Jacob de Zoet?
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Just started The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. What a gruesome, intriguing first chapter.
The end of the second part is one of my favorite things I have ever read.


I'm pretty sure I made this exact post about three pages back.
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David Mitchell 4 LYFE.
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Only read two books, but I enjoy them both.



I'm getting to a point now, in Carrion Comfort where I'm beginning to find the whole thing tedious...and I'm only halfway through . It's weird, though, I still really enjoy the book, but finishing it is kinda turning into a tiny, tiny slog.
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I loved Carrion Comfort.

And this motherfucker has read every book Mitchell has wrote, not that he has written that many. Well, every book except for THE BONE CLOCKS.
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I loved Carrion Comfort.

And this motherfucker has read every book Mitchell has wrote, not that he has written that many. Well, every book except for THE BONE CLOCKS.
Carrion Comfort is by Simmons, though, or was the second sentence independent of the first?

It's not that I don't like CC, it's probably the most geniunionly creepy thing I've ever read. When he describes some of the mental intrusions, especially the chapters involving Tony Harod, it's downright frightening. The problem is, I'm at the point now where
 
Willie had tried to get Saul to come with him, after Saul had been implanted with the radio transmitter, and was supposed to lead the Island Club to Willie. When Saul gets away again and runs into Gentry, it was about the 100th convenient escape to occur. And then they sit down to talk...some more.
But, the overall quality of the book more than makes up for any minor complaints. Thanks to you, I've read three other of Simmons' books. He's incredibly talented, I really love his work. This one is equally great, and I expect it to be a longtime favorite of mine.

Incidentally, I didn't think you'd read it, since you only have it on your Want-To-Read shelf on Goodreads
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Laz, you digging Jacob de Zoet?
Yes, though the dryer nature means I'm not plowing through it as I have with some of his other books.

I'm also in the middle of John Crowley's Little, Big. Which is another book it's hard to read fast.

So I'm taking my time.
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Carrion Comfort is by Simmons, though, or was the second sentence independent of the first?

It's not that I don't like CC, it's probably the most geniunionly creepy thing I've ever read. When he describes some of the mental intrusions, especially the chapters involving Tony Harod, it's downright frightening. The problem is, I'm at the point now where
 
Willie had tried to get Saul to come with him, after Saul had been implanted with the radio transmitter, and was supposed to lead the Island Club to Willie. When Saul gets away again and runs into Gentry, it was about the 100th convenient escape to occur. And then they sit down to talk...some more.
But, the overall quality of the book more than makes up for any minor complaints. Thanks to you, I've read three other of Simmons' books. He's incredibly talented, I really love his work. This one is equally great, and I expect it to be a longtime favorite of mine.

Incidentally, I didn't think you'd read it, since you only have it on your Want-To-Read shelf on Goodreads
Carrion Comfort is by Dan Simmons, yes, I was talking about two authors in one post, WHAAAAAAT?
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