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Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by Saikotic, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Also purchased. Looking forward to listening as I drive to Florida later this week.
     
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    It's for sale on um, uh audiobookbay.
     
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    Oh yeah I took advantage of that... sale. They undercut the competitors!
     
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    At Chapter 10. Really well done thus far. Modern sci-fi is back!
     
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    I'm starting to think I should abandon the Wild Cards novel I'm in and go to this now.
     
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    Found the alternating"alien world" chapters to be the best part.
     
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    This book is great. It's like a sophisticated Planet of the Apes idea with spiders and ants.

    Thanks for the recommendation. Filled the time nicely on my trip to and from Florida.
     
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    Finished Dragon Teeth this week. Was a good short story, wild west adventure with some historical fiction. Narrated by Scott Brick
     
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    I'm also listening to The Devil and the White City. I already know a bit about H. H. Holmes, but the stuff about the World's Fair is fascinating. Really well told story.
     
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    In retrospect Devil in the White City was a terrible book. Write a book about HH, or write a book about the World's Fair. Don't try and combine the two when the only connection is the city and that HH visited like everyone else in the world.
     
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    I think it could work, but it doesn't quite. The Holmes stuff often feels tacked on. Those sections are almost always very short and usually vague, revealing the dearth of reliable sources. That stands in marked contrast to the longer, denser sections on the fair.

    That said I am enjoying the book. Has me fascinated by the fair. I think many people come to the book for Holmes but stay for the fair.
     
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    Exactly how I felt.

    I went and picked up the photography book from the fair they mention here and there toward the end.
     
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    I've been researching the fair a lot while listening. Fascinating stuff. I'm looking for a good documentary. Found one from 2007 called Expo. Haven't watched it yet. Here's the link:
     
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    I concur. Struggling to find my next book.
     
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    I just finished Capote's In Cold Blood. I'd heard a lot about it, but never invested the time. If you like true crime (or at least mostly true), its excellent.

    I've moved on now to Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions read by John Malkovich. I like it when he describes the pictures.
    "And here is a picture of a six pointed asterisk that is meant to look like an asshole."
     
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    I just finished Capote's In Cold Blood. I'd heard a lot about it, but never invested the time. If you like true crime (or at least mostly true), its excellent.

    I've moved on now to Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions read by John Malkovich. I like it when he describes the pictures.
    "And here is a picture of a six pointed asterisk that is meant to look like an asshole."
     
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    Been listening to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln past couple weeks. Interesting stuff , Bill narrates, but puts me to sleep after awhile. That's why it takes so long to get through it.
     
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    I'm just starting to get into it. It starts off slow. It just kinda lingers until they discuss magic and meet Oda.
     
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    I listen as I drive and I know his voice would put me under. He's so dreamy. Cumia can do that too. Must be something tonal.
     

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