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Allen
09-22-2011, 03:51 AM
The Stand is one of my favorite novels of all time. I've read the original and the expanded, and I read them both very quickly.

I'm with you on The Stand.

I'm also a fan of The Dark Tower series.

modern_muslimah
09-22-2011, 02:05 PM
There's some great news for Kindle owners. Yesterday, libraries across the US introduced lending for the Kindle! :cheer:

Matryeshka
09-22-2011, 03:15 PM
I take backmy recommendation for the Blood series by Tanya Huff. Ending to Book 4 put it on life support, and book 5 staked it, cut off its head and left it in the sun to burn. I don't think I'm even going to finish.

I'm so irate, I'm feeling a need to write some really awful fanfic to correct her mistakes.

Allen
09-22-2011, 03:35 PM
There's some great news for Kindle owners. Yesterday, libraries across the US introduced lending for the Kindle! :cheer:

Wheeee!

Artemis@BC
09-22-2011, 10:56 PM
I mentioned Salem's Lot because it's the only King book I've read. :lol: What's your favourite book of his, by the way? :)

Definitely The Stand. One of my favourite books of all time, not just favourite King. Partly because I love post-apocalyptic fiction, and partly because I prefer my horror more on the psychological / spiritual side rather than "monsters."

Other Kings I'd give a "highly recommend" to would be his short story collections (there are a few), The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Firestarter, Misery, Eyes of the Dragon, The Dark Half, Hearts in Atlantis, The Dead Zone, and The Talisman.

Oh, and I had forgotten that "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" was in Different Seasons, so revise my earlier review to 2 superb novellas and 2 ok ones.

galaxygirl
09-22-2011, 11:34 PM
Is Different Seasons the one with the story about the race that ends when only one person is left alive? Now that was a disturbing story... :yikes:

Artemis@BC
09-22-2011, 11:37 PM
Is Different Seasons the one with the story about the race that ends when only one person is left alive? Now that was a disturbing story... :yikes:

Nope, that was one of the books originally written under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. I first read it in the collection called The Bachman Books (after he was outed). It's called "The Long Walk" btw.

Funny, I was just talking about that the other day -- and the comparison with The Hunger Games (at least in terms of premise).

zaphyre14
09-23-2011, 03:11 PM
I'm reading Kathy Reichs' "Virals" - it's no better or worse than Pattersons' Maximum Ride series and there's very little sexual over/undertones to it (which after the Anita Blake pron-fest is very welcome).

I also have Mary Higgins Clark's "My Gal Sunday" collection of short mysteries going on audio in the car. Pleasant driving company. It's not really hard to see which real-life politicains she models her character after. :)

I think the last Stephen King book I read was "Salem's Lot." Definitely not my cup of tea.

Allen
09-23-2011, 04:56 PM
Has anyone read any of Tim Dorsey's novels? I feel like I need an easy, fun read after I get done grading these papers and a colleague recommended a series of his to me. I like Carl Hiassen and I've been told that Dorsey is in a similar vein?

rfisher
09-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Has anyone read any of Tim Dorsey's novels? I feel like I need an easy, fun read after I get done grading these papers and a colleague recommended a series of his to me. I like Carl Hiassen and I've been told that Dorsey is in a similar vein?

They are hysterical. Serge is my hero. Similar to Hiassen in that they are set in Florida and poke fun at all things held sacred to Floridians specifically and to society in general. They are semi stand alones. Reading them in order does introduce some recurring characters. That being said, you can pick up the character's roles really quickly if you read them at random.

peibeck
09-23-2011, 07:24 PM
It is. But she's gonna wanna read it after finishing the second one. And that's not good. :P

:drama: I just bought the whole trilogy in a three-pack. :drama:

Wyliefan
09-24-2011, 01:36 AM
I'm hearing wonderful things about The Night Circus -- so wonderful that I'm tempted to run out and get it, even though I'm currently up to my eyebrows in books. Is anyone here reading it?

dbell1
09-24-2011, 02:24 AM
:drama: I just bought the whole trilogy in a three-pack. :drama:

I wasn't too annoyed by book 3. So, there's hope. :lol:

Finished "The Girl She Used to Be" - easy read, totally implausible, sort of like the equivalent of fast food, I guess?

I debated "Night Circus". But there's still 15 new books on my shelf waiting their turn...

TygerLily
09-24-2011, 07:22 AM
I picked The Night Circus up last week through the library's Best Bets, but the due date snuck up on me so I had to return it tonight. I did read through the first few chapters just to see whether I should bother putting it on hold. I was definitely intrigued enough to want more. However, even though I know it will be a long wait (months unless I luck into seeing it as a Best Bet again), I still don't feel the need to buy it.

Then again, I don't buy a lot of books these days, especially in hardcover, so that may not be a good gauge.

Then again, I could have kept it for the weekend for a mere 25-cent fine, but decided not to bother.

So far there's an emotional distance from the characters that I found sightly off-putting, but that may change. The first bit covers many years, so it feels almost like the beginning of a fairy tale.

Anyway, that's just a first impression and not likely useful.

Wyliefan
09-24-2011, 01:16 PM
On the contrary, it's very useful. Thanks!