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Books/Reading

Posted by Mike on April 14, 2006

Getting in some nice hauls and finally getting a bit of reading done:

  • Robert Anton Wilson – The Illuminati Papers
  • Joe R. Lansdale – The Magic Wagon
  • Joe R. Lansdale – Zeppelin's West
  • Joe R. Lansdale – Flaming London
  • Lucius Shepard – Weapons of Mass Seduction
  • Sherry Decker – House Hook & Other Horrors
  • M. P. Shiel – The House of Sounds & Others
  • John Calvin Batchelor – The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica
  • Kage Baker – The Graveyard Game
  • Lucius Shepard – Floater

Read a few of the film reviews in the Shepard book, he's a truly extraordinary critic as well as fiction writer. Finished Robert Reed's "Brother Perfect" in the Sister Alice novella series, it wasn't bad, but maybe a bit more hard SF than where I'm at at the moment. A lot of great ideas though. And I'm still loving One Hundred Years of Solitude which is not only beautifully written but very funny. One favorite quote in many:

"She had to make a supernatural effort not to die when a startlingly regulated cyclonic power lifted her up by the waist and despoiled her of her intimacy with three slashes of its claws and quartered her like a little bird."

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3 Responses to “Books/Reading”

  1. Sherry Decker said

    Mike,

    I’m curious to know what you thought of, “Hook House & Other Horrors,” since it’s on your list.

  2. Mike said

    Hi Sherry. I’ve read the first story in the book, “House Hook,” and liked it a lot, a very eerie ghost story and well written. I’ll likely have the other stories finished in the next week or two and will post more about the book on the blog then.

  3. Sherry Decker said

    Mike,

    Have you finished reading Hook House & Other Horrors yet – and if so, have you written anything about it? I’ve been looking around your blog but haven’t spotted anything.

    best,
    Sherry

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