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I love the Claude Rains film version too, out of interest have either of you seen the 1984 BBC mini series of "The Invisible Man"? it's very faithful to the book, even more so than the Rains film, it's set in Victorian times etc. It stars a not very well known British actor called Pip Donaghy who manages to give a performance as good as Claude Rains as hard as that is to believe, and Rains is one of my fav actors too.



No haven't seen that. Will have to look into it. And I haven't forgotten about Sherlock, just haven't gotten to it yet. Will comment on it once I view it (hopefully soon).

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... out of interest have either of you seen the 1984 BBC mini series of "The Invisible Man"? it's very faithful to the book, even more so than the Rains film, it's set in Victorian times etc.


No I haven't but I am intrigued. I'll have to hunt that down.

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Anyone have any suggestions about some good TZ-like short story books I can take on my honeymoon?

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Anyone have any suggestions about some good TZ-like short story books I can take on my honeymoon?



Err......... not to be a dick.... but you might want to be focused on other things on your honeymoon. :ROTF:


You know the rules.... the longer you go into marriage the less sex you get.
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You might want to try this one though......

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Anyone have any suggestions about some good TZ-like short story books I can take on my honeymoon?



'Twilight Zone' and "More Stories from the Twilight Zone' -- Carol Serling edited these two. Both contain about 19 stories each with TZ-like premises. Definitely some interesting ones in both. I believe they were published within the last couple years so you should check those out.

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Anyone have any suggestions about some good TZ-like short story books I can take on my honeymoon?



Err......... not to be a dick.... but you might want to be focused on other things on your honeymoon. :ROTF:


You know the rules.... the longer you go into marriage the less sex you get.
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Almost 4 years in (not including the 3+ dating), and still solid! :evil:

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The First Men in the Moon is complete, and now I think I'm going to set H.G. Wells to the side for now (just 2 more stories left to read in the collection that I have). I am still involved in Paul Auster's The Music of Chance, which is turning interesting. The big poker game is not turning out well for our protagonist and his sidekick. Looking forward to finishing it up and then starting on Homer's The Iliad.

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Since last post, I finished up Auster's The Music of Chance, Homer's Iliad, Dante's Paradiso and Christopher Priest's The Prestige.

Currently cracked open The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth.

While reading The Prestige, it made me remember the movie and want to watch it again. Christopher Nolan took pieces of the book to make into film and left others out, but the book was a very good read. While reading Pillars, I definitely have an interest in seeing the mini-series made, especially since Ian F'ng McShane is in it. Just by reading this story, I am 99% sure of what character he plays -- it just fits him so well.

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I'm currently reading Ready Player One by Earnest Cline and I'm listening to the audio book of Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling on the drive to and from work.

I recently finished reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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Still reading Pillars of the Earth -- I tend to read that on weekends. And since it's almost 1000 pages, it'll take some time. But I'm about 2/3 of the way through it, and I highly recommend it for those interested in historical-type fiction or period pieces.

In the spirit of things I'm reading Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire. I've never read Anne Rice before. I've seen the movie, and it entertains, so I'm interested in reading the book. So far so good -- I like the atmosphere Rice creates, both present time as Louis is recounting his story as well as the past.

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Now on The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi and listening to the next in the series from SM Stirling, The Protector's War to and from work.

As for Ready Player One its fun book and would recommend it highly for anyone that enjoys good science fiction and grew up in the 80s.

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Finished with 'Interview With The Vampire' - very good read, wonderful descriptions really brought an atmosphere to the story. Good for the month of October.

Also finished (finally) Follett's 'Pillars of the Earth' -- fantastic book, highly recommended. Nearly 1000 pages, but excellent period piece spanning 4-5 decades in the 12th century. Battle between politics and religion, following several families and the fight with royalty, religious ranks, etc.

Currently on to a new set of material: with Borders going out of business, I was able to pick up Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series with exception of the initial book 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter'. So even though I have not read that first book, I've begun with book 2 'Dearly Devoted Dexter'. Again, perfect to coincide with the airing of season 6 of the series.

Also cracked open the Charles Dickens collection (leatherbound classics from B&N) with 5 of Dickens' novels. For the next 2 months I'll read what I can from Dickens, as it brings a visceral feel for me - November and December just seem like the perfect time of year for Dickens. Currently reading 'Oliver Twist'; second story in the book is 'A Christmas Carol' which would be perfect timing for the holiday season.

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Currently on to a new set of material: with Borders going out of business, I was able to pick up Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series with exception of the initial book 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter'. So even though I have not read that first book, I've begun with book 2 'Dearly Devoted Dexter'. Again, perfect to coincide with the airing of season 6 of the series.


I read the first book in the Dexter series around the beginning of the year. I enjoyed it. Though the first season followed it pretty well, only some of the things were changed from the book.

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Currently on to a new set of material: with Borders going out of business, I was able to pick up Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series with exception of the initial book 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter'. So even though I have not read that first book, I've begun with book 2 'Dearly Devoted Dexter'. Again, perfect to coincide with the airing of season 6 of the series.


I read the first book in the Dexter series around the beginning of the year. I enjoyed it. Though the first season followed it pretty well, only some of the things were changed from the book.


Good to hear. Yeah, this second book has nothing to do with any of the seasons that have aired. I imagine that the first novel laid the groundwork for the series and the writers for the show have developed their own storylines. Halfway through 'Dearly Devoted Dexter' and it's definitely a good read.

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Yeppers - Darkly Dreaming was pretty much season 1 with only minor changes that were easy to overlook in the grand scheme of things. It's been a few - 5+ years - but still sticks with me.


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'Dearly Devoted Dexter' completed. Up next: 'Dexter in the Dark'.

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Ok, finished off a few since last post. Finished 'Dexter in the Dark' and 'Dexter by Design'. Finished 'Oliver Twist' and 'A Christmas Carol'. Finished 'The Last Dickens' by Matthew Pearl. That was a rather interesting read - Pearl did a nice job creating atmosphere and blending history and fiction for a solid novel revolving around Charles Dickens' last novel 'The Mystery of Edward Drood'. Truly a mystery as only 6 installments were written and published and the ending was never found before Dickens died.

Up next: 'The Winter Ghosts' by Kate Mosse; 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll (yeah I'm getting in some of the classics amidst my current fiction).

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Man Lazy, you are a voracious reader! I'm envious. I like to read but have trouble focusing with two teens in the house.

I did start reading what I believe are two classic short story compliations. "The Dark Descent" and "Dark Forces". "The Dark Descent" is 1000+ pages of intimidation!

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Man Lazy, you are a voracious reader! I'm envious. I like to read but have trouble focusing with two teens in the house.

I did start reading what I believe are two classic short story compliations. "The Dark Descent" and "Dark Forces". "The Dark Descent" is 1000+ pages of intimidation!



Haha :ROTF: I typically get through 2 books per month.

Sounds like some good reads -- gotta love the 1000 pagers!

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I was given a Kindle Fire for Christmas. So far I've read on it: The God Engines by John Scalzi and the Hunger Games. I've also gotten a bunch of free classics, but haven't started them yet. As well as bunches of short stories. The newest novel I'm reading is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

I also read vol 1 of Sandman issue collection. Highly recommend on the kindle.

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With January gone, I've finished off 'The Winter Ghosts' by Kate Mosse and Lewis Carroll's 'Alice In Wonderland' and 'Through The Looking Glass'.

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As for Ready Player One its fun book and would recommend it highly for anyone that enjoys good science fiction and grew up in the 80s.


I just got "Ready Player One" a few days ago as a gift. I just started reading it and I think it's going to be entertaining.

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I was given a Kindle Fire for Christmas. So far I've read on it: The God Engines by John Scalzi and the Hunger Games. I've also gotten a bunch of free classics, but haven't started them yet. As well as bunches of short stories. The newest novel I'm reading is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

I also read vol 1 of Sandman issue collection. Highly recommend on the kindle.



I just heard a couple positive reviews about The Hunger Games. Hadn't heard about it before until you mentioned it and then a couple others recently. How'd you like it? I also hear it's hitting the big screen next month.

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I was given a Kindle Fire for Christmas. So far I've read on it: The God Engines by John Scalzi and the Hunger Games. I've also gotten a bunch of free classics, but haven't started them yet. As well as bunches of short stories. The newest novel I'm reading is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

I also read vol 1 of Sandman issue collection. Highly recommend on the kindle.



I just heard a couple positive reviews about The Hunger Games. Hadn't heard about it before until you mentioned it and then a couple others recently. How'd you like it? I also hear it's hitting the big screen next month.


It was an enjoyable read. You can tell it seems aimed at a younger audience (from what I've seen since its marketed as a YA novel), but overall its very entertaining and enthralling. I got it through my Amazon Prime free loan (can borrow 1 book a month, but I only had the 1 month trial and won't pay $80 to get it for the year), but I will end up getting the next two novels eventually. The movie that's coming out based on it looks pretty good too.

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Finished the most recent two novels in Jeff Lindsay's 'Dexter' series - "Dexter is Delicious" and "Double Dexter". Both storylines are so-so, but the wit and dark humor of our lovable serial killer is still there. It truly is amazing how I root for Dexter to get his man, slice the f@%ker up, and get away with it. Lindsay is brilliant to come up with a protagonist like this, IMHO. Though the idea may get stale, I will continue to read the novels and watch the series. Love me some Dexter Morgan!

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Since last post I've read through 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' and John Sandford's 'Storm Prey'. Both enjoyable in their own right. Sandford is always entertaining, and fairly a quick read, though not as thin as Patterson. I've grown to enjoy Sandford's Davenport more than Patterson's Alex Cross. 'Storm Prey' follows a hospital pharmacy robbery gone wrong with the accidental murder of an employee. Amongst that, Davenport's wife, a surgeon at the hospital is a key witness to the individuals involved, but she's dealing with separating conjoined twins. Typical criminal series but a fun read. No comparison to Holmes though, which I am still enjoying reading through the different cases.

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I'm currently reading Perdido Street Station by China Meiville. I recently gave up on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, just wasn't doing it for me. Maybe I'll go back and try it again later.

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Since my last post (almost 2 months ago), I've finished off a few: 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes'; Alan Furst's 'Spies of the Balkans'; Joseph Lunievicz's 'Open Wounds'; H.G. Wells' 'The Food of the Gods' and 'In The Days of the Comet'.

Anything Sherlock is fantastic. Back from the dead, Sherlock lives on to conquer more cases.

Furst is great at writing spy novels -- fuses history with espionage to come up with something like film noir in written form.

'Open Wounds' is Lunievicz's first novel; recommended to me by one of my patients. More of a young adult book, it transports the reader to 1930s/40s New York and follows a young boy with a troubled upbringing, but finds solace with new friendships, movies, and a love for fencing. This was a very entertaining book.

Classic sci-fi with Wells -- Development of a food to create a race of superhumans, but fear and prejudice reign. The second novel seemed more like a poetic telling of a love story wrapped in a thin veil of science fiction (the world en route to colliding with a comet). When the comet hits, society changes to somewhat more utopian.

All great reads! Up next: H.P. Lovecraft, Chuck Palahniuk's 'Damned'.

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Just finished Chuck Palahniuk's 'Damned'. I love this guy's style of writing. Very satirical, this particular novel brings it back to his original stuff (as some of his more recent novels were starting to feel a little stale, dare I say). In 'Damned' we are introduced to Madison Spencer, a 13-year-old girl who recently finds herself in the depths of Hell. The initial explanation is an overdose of marijuana, but as the story unfolds we learn the true reason behind her death. Palahniuk presents a modernized satire of 'The Breakfast Club' meets Tim Burton's style of the underworld as seen in 'Beetlejuice'. Madison ventures through Hell with her own rat pack of friends, across the Dandruff Desert, the Great Ocean of Wasted Sperm, and the Swamp of Partial-Birth Abortions, where she encounters several demons, as well as historical figures, en route to find Satan. It's the 'Six Feet Under' version of Dante's "Inferno". Palahniuk continues to provide social commentary on materialism and today's technologies (a la 'Fight Club'), but where Project Mayhem wants to destroy capitalism, Madison wants to spruce up Hell and make it a nicer environment for eternal residence, all the while she is 'soul searching' and trying to make her afterlife "better" than when she was alive (a privileged daughter of a Hollywood actress and billionaire).

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well, since my last post i've read.. just kldding. (when was my last post??)

anyway.. i just stopped in to thank the person who mentioned ready player one. i was skimming this thread and it seemed interesting and now i'm just about 100 pages in and i don't want to put it down.


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well, since my last post i've read.. just kldding. (when was my last post??)

anyway.. i just stopped in to thank the person who mentioned ready player one. i was skimming this thread and it seemed interesting and now i'm just about 100 pages in and i don't want to put it down.

I think alsunday mentioned "Ready Player One" first, but he's never around and I also mentioned it, so I'm taking credit for bring you out of PTE hibernation, AG...

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Finished up Ian O'Connor's 'The Captain', which chronicles Derek Jeter's journey from high school athlete to Yankee captain. I love anything and everything baseball, and so this read was very enjoyable. It just made me love Jeter even more.

I also read through several stories by H.P. Lovecraft, which were delightfully imaginative. Descriptive, supernatural, and quite frightening at times, Lovecraft brings you to another realm.

Lovecraft is on hold for now, and I'm ready to dive into some Bradbury. The Martian Chronicles is on the docket.

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adamgrant wrote:
well, since my last post i've read.. just kldding. (when was my last post??)

anyway.. i just stopped in to thank the person who mentioned ready player one. i was skimming this thread and it seemed interesting and now i'm just about 100 pages in and i don't want to put it down.

I think alsunday mentioned "Ready Player One" first, but he's never around and I also mentioned it, so I'm taking credit for bring you out of PTE hibernation, AG...


I'm around, I just don't post a whole lot. And I don't keep watch on threads too closely.

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Last month I finished off Michael Connelly's Echo Park -- first time reading Connelly, recommended by someone at work. It was an entertaining read, a crime thriller but with a couple different twists and turns, which helps avoiding being too formulaic.

Also read Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. Fantastic! It was like reading poetry at times, the writing flowed so smoothly and beautifully. I absolutely loved all the stories. I also read through half of The Illustrated Man. Love those stories too, especially The Exiles, where Mars is inhabited by all classic authors of horror, science fiction, fantasy etc. because Earth men burned all their stories. Fascinating sci-fi.

Finally, read Stephen King's short story Blockade Billy (which also happened to include another short titled Morality). This was a cool story if you like King and baseball. Follows the comeuppance of a great player that was erased from baseball history. I would recommend it -- it's such a quick read, I think it's worth it.

Up next: Homer's The Odyssey; Michael Connelly's The Reversal

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Finished Homer's The Odyssey, Connelly's The Reversal and John Sandford's Bad Blood.

The Odyssey is a classic, so no real reason to go into this one. I do love some good mythology.

Connelly's The Reversal was interesting -- combines his two serial characters into one book, Michael Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Harry Bosch. Haller, a defense attorney, crosses sides for a case that's reopened following DNA analysis on a criminal who had been locked up for 24 years for a murder.

Sandford's Bad Blood is a Virgil Flowers series. I enjoy reading Virgil's series -- he's an entertaining character. This one follows his investigation into a community involved in a religion brought over from the "old country" but involves disturbing incestual relationships amongst its members.

Always enjoy crime thrillers to break off from classics, sci-fi, horror, etc.

Up next: Getting back to Edgar Allen Poe's complete collection of poetry and fiction. Also, Seth Grahame Smith's Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

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I recently finished Redshirts by John Scalzi. It was decent. Not the best thing I've read from him, but not bad.

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Putting Poe to the side for now. Very good to return to several of his stories, especially some of the more popular/well-known stories like 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum'. I also enjoyed the last one I read, 'The Mystery of Marie Roget', which brought a return to the Dupin character.

Seth Grahame Smith's Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter -- pretty cool read. I'm definitely going to check out the movie when it comes out on Blu-ray, but I'm sure I will have enjoyed the book more. Not sure when, how or why Abe Lincoln became my favorite president, but it was enjoyable to read a book that took my favorite historical figure and fused supernatural horror into his life with the presence of vampires. I think it was in elementary school where I grew an affinity to that part of American History and I do recall doing a book report on the life of Abraham Lincoln. So my interest must have grown from that, and I certainly enjoyed reading a bit more of Lincoln's life history from childhood to President all the while discovering the presence of vampires and their dark underworld. A recommended read not just for lovers of Lincoln, history and vampires.

On deck: Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat, Seth Grahame Smith's Pride And Prejudice and Zombies.

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http://www.humblebundle.com/#contribute

several ebooks for fairly cheap. Its pay what you will, and you can divide what you pay to either go to the author, charity or the website. If you pay more than average (10.98 right now) it unlocks two extra books to add to them. DRM free.

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The Devil in Massachusetts by Marion Starkey. About the Salem witch trials. Even though the writer is no believer in witches, any book about that automatically FEELS like an occult one. Also, the writer has the habit of repeating the accusers' opinions without quotation marks or a whole lot of irony, so you almost keep forgetting that she's not a believer herself.

When it comes to either weird TRUE stories or weird ones that MIGHT be true, Salem is a little dark for me. I usually go in for sea serpents and the 1897 airship and things like that. In other words, "Fortean" subjects that are more "quirky" than dark.


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Killed off Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat and Seth Grahame Smith's Pride And Prejudice and Zombies. Good atmospheric reads for the month of October. I never enjoyed reading Jane Austen books in school, but throw in a few zombies and have the Bennet sisters kick ass makes it a bit more interesting. It's not The Walking Dead, but it was still a good read for that Victorian period. Reading about Lestat's history was of course interesting, though I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it at first because it began in the 80s and Lestat on the rock 'n roll scene. I preferred it when the story went back in time.

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I finished David Copperfield -- long story, but a good one. I had only read a few others by Dickens, so it was nice to delve into something I haven't read before. Of course I kept thinking of Henry Bemis trying to explain it and its characters to the bank customer. I can see why Dickens loved this character -- put a lot into the development of Copperfield from birth into adulthood. Great classic!

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Finished up Michael Connelly's The Scarecrow. Very good thriller following an LA Times journalist Jack McEvoy, at the tail end of his time at the paper due to budget cuts and financial issues with newsprint because of the advancement of news via the internet, television, etc. Jack wants to go out with a bang; while training his replacement, he attempts to free an accused murderer by linking a couple of murders that may reveal a serial killer. Jack's search leads to reconnaissance with an old flame who works for the FBI to a tech company in charge of security of data management and storage. It's an entertaining, fluid read.

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michael connelly is great. I am actually in the middle of the black box right now

i have also been reading the graphic novel the walking dead
it's pretty good, but i like how the characters on the show evolve more than in the graphic novel


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michael connelly is great. I am actually in the middle of the black box right now


Is that the new Bosch? I love reading John Sandford - both the Davenport books and his new line with Virgil Flowers. Having started Connelly with Echo Park (recommended by someone at work) I really got into the Bosch character too, though I've only read that one and The Reversal, which also includes Haller (I liked The Lincoln Lawyer movie, but haven't read the book).

Good seeing you around these parts, adamgrant. Don't be a stranger.

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