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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 1, 2011 - 3:34am

Machine Man by Max Barry.  It's fantastic so far.

What about you guys?

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs November 1, 2011 - 3:37am

The books that it lists after my name.

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Rage by Stephen King...or Bachman or whatever.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. November 1, 2011 - 4:13am

The Fandom of The Operator by Robert Rankin. Good old cheesy British humor.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound November 1, 2011 - 4:50am

I Partridge, We Need To Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge.

 

A fictional biography based on one of the greatest comedy series.

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading November 1, 2011 - 5:34am

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. It was long overdue.

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Waterhouse from Columbus is reading Bullet Park, John Cheever November 1, 2011 - 6:48am

About to start Lord Dunsany's Book of Wonder; just waiting for Amazon to get it to the house today.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts November 1, 2011 - 8:56am

In the middle of Palahniuk's Damned while I'm in the middle of Pollock's Knockemstiff while I just started Ellroy's The Black Dahlia before I get into Lansdale's Zeppelins West.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read November 1, 2011 - 10:11am

Just received We Live Inside You by Jeremy Robert Johnson in the mail today and starting that tonight.

Reading the new one by John Rector, Already Gone.

Finishing up with Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 1, 2011 - 11:23am

I'm supposed to be reading The Night Circus for a book club, but I'm being a rebel.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works November 1, 2011 - 11:58am

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock. Amazing.

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray November 1, 2011 - 12:34pm

@Nathan Angeldust Apocalypse was amazing try it if you haven't yet!

At the moment I'm in the middle of Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King.

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moleskine from Virginia is reading The Booked. Anthology, edited by Pela Via November 1, 2011 - 3:51pm

"The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick deWitt, and when I'm done, I'm re-reading "Horns" by Joe Hill.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound November 1, 2011 - 4:01pm

This Is How by MJ Hyland.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read November 1, 2011 - 4:04pm

@1 3 3 -I definitely agree -ADA is a favorite of mine and why I picked up We Live Inside You. I read another good one too that he wrote about a guy in a roach suit. ahaha 

@Nighty Nite -The Devil All The Time stays amazing. Good read. 

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon November 1, 2011 - 4:04pm

@Brandon: I was one of the huge supporters of Machine Man when I found out he was writing it.  And then when he sold it and it was going to get published, I posted everywhere.  And then it came out and I still haven't bought it...  I'm a shitty Max Barry fan.  lol

I'm starting Slut Lullabies by Gina Frangello.  Hopefully I can get through it pretty quick.  (for the Book Club @ ChuckPalahniuk.net)

After that, I'm getting to Nik Korpon's Stay God.  (for the Book Club here)

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 1, 2011 - 4:06pm

It's soooooooooooooooo good.

Fast as hell, too.  This fucker moves.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 4, 2011 - 9:01pm

Just finished Machine Man.  Fucking great.

Moving on to The Maxx vol. 4.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 5, 2011 - 12:11am

You have good taste, Brandon.  I loved Machine Man.  Plus the Maxx is awesome.  Tell Mr. Gone I said hi.

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian November 5, 2011 - 1:59am

I've given up with Infinite Jest. I hate myself for it. That's the second time I've put it down. Sixty pages in two weeks is shit. I can't go on like that. I'm not forcing myself to read it. Fuck it. Sorry.

It's November and I'm reading In Cold Blood again and waiting for my copy of Kiss Me, Judas to arrive. 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 5, 2011 - 8:11am

Finished The Maxx last night.  Not a big fan of Sara being the main instead of Julie Winters.

Moving on to Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon November 5, 2011 - 8:31pm

I think I need to reread The Maxx.  I read it all in like a day or two because I got so absorbed in it. 

Speaking of comics you recommended to me Brandon, I also want to reread 100 Bullets.  That series was so fucking good.  I think I read that one in a matter of a few days also.

Did I say I was reading Slut Lullabies?  I think I did.  I still am.  Beautfiul stories so far.  Check out the discussion at the cult.  Gina has been posting over there.

Also been reading a pretty interesting book called Brain Rules by John Medina.  Not fiction, but I'm still reading it so I'm allowed to post it.

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray November 10, 2011 - 2:35am

Going to get The Samaritan - Fred Venturini and We Live Inside You - Jeremy Robert Johnson in the mail tommrorrow afternoon or friday morning.

Thanks to Nathan for telling me about JRJs' new release, the cover looks tasty!

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 10, 2011 - 5:36am

Everything Matters! was pretty good, but it basically had two endings, which didn't really work too well for me.

Moving on to Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You and Memoirs of a Geisha.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 10, 2011 - 8:34am

Memoirs of a Geisha is excellent.  Can't say enough nice things about it. 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 10, 2011 - 8:38am

I'm 45 pages in and so far it's very good.  Smooth writing style.  

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. November 18, 2011 - 6:39am

I started Memoirs once, got about 100 pages in and then never finished. For the life of me now I don't remember why. I might have to read it again someday.

Speaking of re-reading, am currently going back over both Slut Lullabies (so I can come join in the Cult thread) and Pollen by Jeff Noon.

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JonnyGibbings November 20, 2011 - 9:16am

I wan't to read I Partridge, We Need To Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge. But am being a fanny, I don't want to just in case it's shit, Jay.SJ - give me a heads up!

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound November 20, 2011 - 1:53pm

You have no excuse not too! It's amazingly well written, just like the character we know and love and hate. It's laugh out loud the whole way through and reveals a lot about him and differs from the show but only because Alan is a lying narrcisist. Aha!

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 20, 2011 - 1:59pm

Working my way through The Collected Stories by Amy Hempel, Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver and thinking about starting either The Road by Cormac McCarthy or Falling Man by Don Delillo. I'll leave it to y'all fine folks... The Road or Falling Man?

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. November 20, 2011 - 2:13pm

I haven't read either but I would go with The Road from what I've heard. Read Delillo after the other books on that list.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound November 20, 2011 - 2:21pm

I've only read the road but it's one of the best books I've read. Hempel is terrific too.

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. November 20, 2011 - 2:24pm

Howdy Pilgrims! Ha I just made that connection.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 20, 2011 - 3:03pm

Okay, got two votes for The Road...

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 20, 2011 - 5:47pm

Memoirs of a Geisha was just a fucking beautiful book all-around.

Rico Slade was pure fun.

Moving on to A Million Little Pieces under the impression that I'm reading fiction.  I really could give a fuck what the guy lied about after the Q.R. Markham thing.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 20, 2011 - 5:51pm

@Brandon: Although A Million Little Pieces was fabricated, it was still decent. I'd like to read his new one, The Last Testament of the Bible. Sounds, blasphemous.

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit November 20, 2011 - 6:24pm

Currently rereading Fight Club for the zillionth time. Will probably give Blaze by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) a try next, since I just picked it up in used hardback for $1.00, and it looks pretty great.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon November 22, 2011 - 4:00pm

Finished Slut Lullabies.  It was pretty good.  There were some stories I loved in it, and some that didn't click with me.  Compared to most short story collections, it was better than average.

Starting You Can Make Him Like You by Ben Tanzer some time today.

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TwistedPaper from Poland is reading "The Book of the New Sun" by Gene Wolfe & "Seven Wonders" by Adam Christopher November 22, 2011 - 4:29pm

Greg Egan "Permutation City"

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 23, 2011 - 7:12am

@Brandon - I told you Memoirs was great.  The author is able to capture this voice so well, it just blow my mind. 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. November 24, 2011 - 8:17am

Currently rereading Fight Club for the zillionth time. Will probably give Blaze by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) a try next, since I just picked it up in used hardback for $1.00, and it looks pretty great.

 

Blaze is pretty good. It moves along quickly for a King book. I rather enjoyed it.

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william.c.cathey from Georgia is reading What Is The What November 24, 2011 - 10:24am

Women by Charles Bukowski

 

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound November 24, 2011 - 11:43am

The Cannibals Guide to Ethical Living my Mykle Hansen.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 25, 2011 - 4:34pm

Even though Frey sets himself up to be a hero (a little self-serving for my tastes), I still liked A Million Little Pieces.  The dental scene alone made it worth the buy.

Moving on to badbadbad by Jesus Angel Garcia.

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club November 25, 2011 - 9:57pm

@Brandon - I picked up A Million Little Pieces at a thrift store a while ago. The dental scene made me cringe until I had neck problems. I wasn't too thrilled with the heroic rescue from the crack-house though. What'd you think of that part?

 

I just finished reading The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss; it was more than inspiring. Now onto Walden by Henry David Thoreau. 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 26, 2011 - 11:02am

@Raelyn - It seemed a little over the top and unrealistic.  That was kind of the problem I had with the book: if it made Frey look like Mr. Hero, I probably wasn't buying it. 

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club November 26, 2011 - 3:51pm

I thought the same thing. Since I was young when I read it I took it at face value and figured I was too naive to understand the reality of the situation.  Also the very end--where he buys a drink--just left an impression of 'well isn't that clever'.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 26, 2011 - 4:23pm

Wow, I just read the thing The Smoking Gun did on him. 

TSG