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#5401 Rhyta

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:49 PM

Still listening to the Eric Idle book,  it is a bit slower read than I expected..he does so much name dropping it is hard to keep up with who he is talking about.  Got to the fun bit about how Python got going and he is starting to tell his tale about Holy Grail...should be good.

Starting the Cormoran Strike series again, going to re-read the first three and then Lethal White which just came out last month.

Since it is holidays, going to listen to Patrick Stewart narrate Christmas Carol.  I saw him in 1991 do his one man show and it was fabulous.  This is the audio version I bought that night and have listened to many times.  Love that man's voice.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:21 PM

View PostRhyta, on 06 December 2018 - 03:49 PM, said:

Still listening to the Eric Idle book,  it is a bit slower read than I expected..he does so much name dropping it is hard to keep up with who he is talking about.  Got to the fun bit about how Python got going and he is starting to tell his tale about Holy Grail...should be good.

Starting the Cormoran Strike series again, going to re-read the first three and then Lethal White which just came out last month.

Since it is holidays, going to listen to Patrick Stewart narrate Christmas Carol.  I saw him in 1991 do his one man show and it was fabulous.  This is the audio version I bought that night and have listened to many times.  Love that man's voice.

The Patrick Stewart sounds interesting; I'm going to look for that!  Thanks!

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:29 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 05 December 2018 - 07:01 PM, said:

But was then easily seduced into a small stack of JD MacDonald thrillers.
Travis McGee series?  I still have 80's era paperbacks of MacDonald stashed somewhere.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:02 AM

View Postblueschica, on 05 December 2018 - 09:58 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 05 December 2018 - 07:01 PM, said:

Started wading thru "The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha: Expanded Edition."
But was then easily seduced into a small stack of JD MacDonald thrillers.

I had no idea what "pentateuch" was. I figured it had something to do with molestation of satanists. :huh:
If you are enjoying JD MacDonald you might like Robert B. Parker. He has a whole series of Spenser mysteries, a detective based in Boston. It was a tv series years ago but the books are better!

Thanks for the recommendation, blueschica! :cheers:
I'll see what I can find at the library the next time I'm in, and go from there.
Way to distract me from the Bible! :lol:

Fun fact: JDM and Kurt Vonnegut shared the same editor/agent for a brief while, the excellently named Knox Burger.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:26 AM

View Postpjbear05, on 07 December 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 05 December 2018 - 07:01 PM, said:

But was then easily seduced into a small stack of JD MacDonald thrillers.
Travis McGee series?  I still have 80's era paperbacks of MacDonald stashed somewhere.

Yep, I've read a few of those (and working thru a few right now). He's a very good writer, although a little dated in spots (I love that McGee is a hi-fi nut). I've read a couple of his other stand-alone novels, and would like to check out more of those, like "The Executioners" (which was made into "Cape Fear"). He also wrote a couple of sci-fi books which might be interesting, although I'm not really a sci-fi guy.

A couple of the McGee ones I've recently read (written in the 70s) are surprisingly dark (a bad-guy is dispatched with hot tar, another dies after being set upon by fire ants). I'm enjoying his very pleasant sounding descriptions of Florida. He's probably had more than a little influence on Carl Hiassen, another Floridian crime-novelist, although with a wackier take.

Just started this one:

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 04:18 AM

Lacuna Coil- Nothing Stands In Our Way (Official band biography)

An illustrated history, and a personal account, of the entire bands history. My mind is blown. Really beautiful book and a really uplifting story!

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:46 PM

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

Fantastic Four Omnibus 3: Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 07:55 PM

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:46 AM

"Line of Roman Emperors" by Alexander Krawczuk. Precise and very entertaining. Highly recommended.




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