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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break June 7, 2015 - 12:21pm

Damn, Dave...that's a good haul.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day June 7, 2015 - 6:42pm

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
Signifying Rappers by DF Wallace and Mark Costello
Because They Wanted To by Mary Gaitskill
Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon June 8, 2015 - 5:56am

In the last week, I've spent an embarrassing amount of money on an embarrassing amount of JLA and Batman graphic novels...

The Familier seems like such a huge investment. It's going to be 20-something volumes. But I'll probably end up picking it up eventually because I am such a big MZD fan.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break June 8, 2015 - 6:24am

I saw you reading Batman Incorporated which prompted me to get it.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon June 8, 2015 - 7:42am

Let me know what you think. I love Grant Morrison's writing. He's probably my favorite comic author at this point. He's the reason I picked up those JLA books as well. But lately I've been trying to read all of the Batman books - Batman, Detective Comics, Dark Knight, Batman and Robin, and Incorporated.

Aren't you more into Marvel?

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break June 8, 2015 - 8:03am

Yeah, I'm more into Marvel but I'm not a loyalist by any means.

I tried my damnedest to get into the New 52 line and it didn't take.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon June 8, 2015 - 8:10am

What titles did you try to read?

Did you read any of Scott Snyder's stuff? He's writing Batman. Black Mirror was really good. Gates of Gotham was okay. And then he started off The New 52 with The Court of Owls stuff which was pretty good as well.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break June 8, 2015 - 8:13am

I did Batman, JLA, and Superman. My interest just sorta tapered off.

Keeping up with comic books is difficult for me to do nowadays. I prefer to binge on them like Netflix.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon June 8, 2015 - 8:48am

Yeah, sometimes I'm the same way. I think that's what I'm going through right now. I'll end up reading a ton until I'm just about caught up and then I'll forget about comics/graphic novels for a while.

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Luke Schamer from Cincinnati, Ohio is reading "House of Leaves" June 9, 2015 - 8:17pm

The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal June 20, 2015 - 9:15pm

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 25, 2015 - 7:05pm

New Yorked.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! February 28, 2017 - 9:40am

Glue by Constance Ann Fitzgerald

Dark Cloud by Juliet Escoria

Zombie Bake Off by Stephen Graham Jones

Growing up Dead in Texas by Stephen Graham Jones

Morning Glories volume 5

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. March 3, 2017 - 1:43am

PATRICIDE by D. Foy

AN UNTAMED STATE  by Roxane Gay

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Austin James from Northern Utah is reading various bizarre stories and anthologies April 25, 2017 - 8:58pm

"We Are Oblivion" by Michael Sombert (in one excited mofo!) arrived in the mail last week. Before that was "Good Sex Great Prayers" by Mr. Brandon Tietz himself. 

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Max from Texas is reading goosebumps April 25, 2017 - 9:38pm

The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway (paperback's on sale for $5 currently)

The Best of Richard Matheson edited/introduced by Victor LaValle (pre-order)

What We Reckon by Eryk Pruitt (pre-order)

The Rebellion's Last Traitor by Nik Korpon (pre-order)

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King (pre-order)

What the Hell Did I Just Read? by David Wong (pre-order)

The Force by Don Winslow (pre-order)

 

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Austin James from Northern Utah is reading various bizarre stories and anthologies April 30, 2017 - 6:44am

 Burnt Tongues and Warm & Bound anthologies. Kind of ashamed it took me this long. 

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Austin James from Northern Utah is reading various bizarre stories and anthologies April 30, 2017 - 7:38am

Also snagged a copy of The Broken Alliance (The Legend of Rhett) by Bennett Mohler, who work shopped the piece here at LitReactor.  Found out about it over in the Self-Promotion section....

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melmurphy from Spokane is reading "Julian" by Gore Vidal April 30, 2017 - 1:29pm

"Fight Club 2" the graphic novel. Just finished it last night. Honestly, I was disappointed. I like "Haunted" and "Diary" better.

Also bought "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things" and am finding it interesting, especially given the recent documentary and all the controversy.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! May 2, 2017 - 2:34am

Austin, I'd recommend adding the Booked anthology to that list of yours!

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Austin James from Northern Utah is reading various bizarre stories and anthologies May 3, 2017 - 9:24am

@voodoo:  Done.  Thanks for the recommendation...this looks like another great collection!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! May 5, 2017 - 6:25am

No problem. Here are the links to the book club discussions for Burnt Tongues and Booked if you're interested in reading them after you've finished the anthologies. Lots of the authors drop by to join in too :)

Burnt Tongues:

https://litreactor.com/discuss/october-14-book

Booked:

https://litreactor.com/discuss/october-13-book-club-selection-

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones May 5, 2017 - 12:40pm

I just got the new Jeremy Robert Johnson (Entropy in Bloom) I'm one story in, and in love

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman May 5, 2017 - 3:55pm

A couple John Swartzwelder books. So damn funny.

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions May 28, 2017 - 6:33am

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. May 28, 2017 - 9:52am

MONGRELS  Stephen Graham Jones

 

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ThomEvans from Manchester, UK is reading The Bayou Trilogy, by Daniel Woodrell July 19, 2017 - 11:32am

Aliens: The Original Comic Series by Mark Verheiden and Mark A. Nelson

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones

Dark Town by Thomas Mullen

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 27, 2017 - 12:50am

Dexter is Dead by Jeff Lindsay

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal July 27, 2017 - 11:18pm

I didn't technically buy it, but I just got a copy of Maze Runner. Because I'm so on the cutting edge.

And speaking of that, I'm trying to get through Crime and Punishment before I start it. I bought that like, a decade ago, at least. Reading it could take a decade. Damn those old books can ramble...

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal July 27, 2017 - 11:18pm

Oh! Ready Player One I recently bought and read. Forgot aobut that...

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Dominik Hageback is reading Hernan Diaz, "In the Distance," Yuri Slezkine, "House of Government," Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow" July 30, 2017 - 9:40pm

A few weeks ago I bought the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association--for an editing gig.

But from the library, I have these coming, been on hold a while:

  • Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me--by Bill Hayes, partner of Oliver Sacks. 
  • The Dead Father, by Donald Barthelme.
  • The Meursault Investigation, by Kamel Daoud.
  • The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars, by Daniel Beer.

That last one is a lie, I don't have that one on hold. I have it marked on my library list but it's massively long.

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Deets999 from Connecticut is reading Adjustment Day August 3, 2017 - 11:39am

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - enjoying it so far!

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Sphinxter March 6, 2018 - 2:30pm

About to purchase:

Wild Boys by William S. Burroughs: An underrated classic, although I'd have to agree with the webmaster's verdict on Naked Lunch.

Have purchased

Invisible Cities: Italo Calvino: A slender classic piece of fabulism by this Italian modernist literary master!

Angela Carter: The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman: One of her best! An intricate confection about a surrealist at war with an unnamed South American republic.

Edward Lucie-Smith: Dark Pageant: An historical novel about the fifteenth century French military strategist and torturer, Gilles de Rais.

Susan Sontag: Against Interpretation: One of her classic pieces of criticism. Includes the pivotal "Notes on Camp"

Soren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling: While I'm not a Christian, this is one of the masterpieces of existentialist philosophy.

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman March 6, 2018 - 8:23pm

Just got a first edition Faraway Places by Tom Spanbauer! 

Also, The Effects of Gamma Radiation on Man In The Moon Marigolds

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer March 7, 2018 - 7:34am

Heed the Thunder and The Grifters by Jim Thompson.

Quarry's List by Max Allan Collins

Ecstacy by Irvine Welsh

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Icarus Dean May 12, 2018 - 4:41pm

My first post...today at ARC thrift store i got....

Lexicon Max Barry

Miss Wyoming  Douglas Coupland

Lullaby Chuck Palahniuk

Clockwork Orange  Anthony Burgess

 

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal June 7, 2018 - 7:23pm

Anyone else thinking we got a #skynet going on with Juliya here?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 17, 2018 - 5:03pm

Skynet would be better at this.

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman June 18, 2018 - 3:51pm

At least skynet would just straight up do the job instead of grinding me down to a nub first. 

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Steven Barritz from Long Island is reading Etgar Keret and Robert Sheckley July 3, 2018 - 4:12pm

Bought the latest Pushkin Press Japanese novella series release, The Bear and the Paving Stone by Toshiyuki Horie
https://www.pushkinpress.com/promotion/try-our-japanese-novellas/

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kriti September 7, 2018 - 12:57am

Recently I buy two novel books and they are A Passage to India and Invisible Man.