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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby raisindot » Tue May 27, 2014 1:43 pm

Just finished Christopher Moore's Serpent of Venice, a mashup of Othello and The Merchant of Venice featuring Pocket, the title character of Moore's King Lear mashup, Fool. I liked Serpent much better than Fool. You don't have to have read Shakespeare's plays to enjoy it, but it does help to have a basic familiarity with the plots.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby AgnesOgg » Tue May 27, 2014 6:31 pm

The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell, I did love London Falling and the sequel is so far very good.
Waiting for the new Dresden book, I hope that one is good as well :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 27, 2014 7:20 pm

Hey Agnes! Good to see you here again. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby AgnesOgg » Tue May 27, 2014 7:21 pm

Thank you Tony! :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sat May 31, 2014 1:42 pm

Almost done with Serpent of Venice. Have really been enjoying it! I liked Sacre Blue better though.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Moist » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:53 am

Catch-up wrote:Almost done with Serpent of Venice. Have really been enjoying it! I liked Sacre Blue better though.


Picked up both from the library and they are in my queue. Right now I am reading "The Kill Switch" by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood. It ties loosely into his other Sigma Force novels but the main character is former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his dog Kane. I love how parts of the chapters are written from Kane's perspective as he plays his part in the mission.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby chris.ph » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:27 pm

and just for a change im reading the same as agnes, the severed streets :lol: :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:36 am

I've started reading Furies of Calderon again. It might lead to me doing something both old and new on this forum... :think:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby AgnesOgg » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:47 pm

The latest Dresden Files :D you got that yet, Chris? :lol: :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby chris.ph » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:44 am

As it happens, yes I have just got it for my kindle :lol: :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Moist » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:41 pm

Just saw the latest Dresden book is on it's way to my library. :dance:

Be picking it up in the next few days.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby AgnesOgg » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:54 pm

.....and the latest about Alex Verus, I'm on holiday and need lots of books! :D :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:52 pm

Hoping to get the next Dresden Files book in a few days too! :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:31 pm

that explains why I saw a few Dresden books at the works
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby MongoGutman » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:30 pm

For Xmas I got Conan: The Complete Chronicles, Centenary Edition and it's been my bedtime book all year so far, just a few pages a night, you know... Haven't read Conan for 30+ years, though I read them all in my teens... Completely un-PC of course: racist, sexist and any other *ist you want to guess at... and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Howard's prose, well, I mean he's not Shakespear, Dunsany, Tolkein... not poetic, but there's a vitality and gusto to his work that is seldom equalled.
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball
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