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  • HumphreyBear
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    I read Replay a little while ago (after the discussions here) and loved it. I also bought a first Trade. Not even close to springing for a Suntup version though.

    And Martin, I feel the same way about Joe Lansdale. I have so many of his books and so little time to read them all. I just read Zeppelins West the other day and enjoyed it thoroughly. I have the three slipcased volumes from Sub Press. Jane goes North is in the queue along with lots of others.

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  • mhatchett
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    I'm reading....Replay Ken Grimwood. I didn't spring for the Suntup Press edition, but I found a Nice reasonably priced first edition. I think it's eerily that the book opens with a heart attack and he passed away from a heart attack at the age of 59.

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  • Martin
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    Currently reading Joe R. Lansdale's 'Jane Goes North'. This is a strange little story about two strangers traveling together to each be able to afford the trip. It is really a strange tale but about 30% in I am loving the journey. Lansdale can entertain me with the most mundane stories, just a brilliant writer!

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I have Wounds in my TBR pile and really need to bump it up.

    North American Lake Monsters was an excellent collection.

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    I’m chomping at the bit to read LAKE MONSTERS but my sensible side is looking at all the books in the TBR pile and saying I need to get through those first. Once you read WOUNDS I’d love to hear your thoughts.
    Last edited by Sock Monkey; 06-06-2021, 06:06 AM.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    I finished WOUNDS by Nathan Ballingrud today, I was initially drawn to the collection because of the movie WOUNDS that’s based on one of the stories, “The Visible Filth”. The really enjoyed the movie so had high hopes.

    I really liked this collection. Ballingrud’s world building is up there with Barker’s. Each story felt as if there was the reader is only grasping the frayed edges of its world, hinting at so much that is not being shown or explained. A dark and fantastic read. I need to pick up his other collection.
    I have Wounds in my TBR pile and really need to bump it up.

    North American Lake Monsters was an excellent collection.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    I finished WOUNDS by Nathan Ballingrud today, I was initially drawn to the collection because of the movie WOUNDS that’s based on one of the stories, “The Visible Filth”. The really enjoyed the movie so had high hopes.

    I really liked this collection. Ballingrud’s world building is up there with Barker’s. Each story felt as if there was the reader is only grasping the frayed edges of its world, hinting at so much that is not being shown or explained. A dark and fantastic read. I need to pick up his other collection.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    That's a bummer Ron. It seemed like quite a few people were enjoying PHM A LOT.

    Last night I finished a Jack Reacher book - I forget which one - they all kind of blur - and was really hoping the library had an eBook version of PHM but alas, I'm only #138 of 24 copies. I mean I do own two physical copies but I've been enjoying the hell out of my new Kindle Oasis that my wife bought me "just because."

    So instead I grabbed Blacktop Wasteland and the third Lady Astronaut book from Mary Robinette Kowal - The Relentless Moon. I decided on Blacktop Wasteland first. So far I'm enjoying it.
    You can count me in the group that enjoyed Project Hail Mary. I would put it slightly below The Martian and much better that Artemis.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    That's a bummer Ron. It seemed like quite a few people were enjoying PHM A LOT.

    Last night I finished a Jack Reacher book - I forget which one - they all kind of blur - and was really hoping the library had an eBook version of PHM but alas, I'm only #138 of 24 copies. I mean I do own two physical copies but I've been enjoying the hell out of my new Kindle Oasis that my wife bought me "just because."

    So instead I grabbed Blacktop Wasteland and the third Lady Astronaut book from Mary Robinette Kowal - The Relentless Moon. I decided on Blacktop Wasteland first. So far I'm enjoying it.

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  • RonClinton
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    I finished Weir’s new one, HAIL MARY, and found it largely disappointing....engaging enough to complete it, but it’s my least favorite of his three novels. On a scale of 1 to 10: THE MARTIAN: 9; ARTEMIS: 7; HAIL MARY: 6.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    Thanks for mentioning the upcoming signature series book, "Siege". Didn't know that book was in the CD pipeline and definitely will be preordering it whenever it gets announced.
    They are both fun little stories and they fit well with the books they are prequels to.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I really enjoyed Vacation and Home. CD has a Signature series book titled Siege that contains prequels to Vacation and Home. That one has not been released but I do have the ARC. Given how much they have already invested in the series I really hope they publish Family as well.
    Thanks for mentioning the upcoming signature series book, "Siege". Didn't know that book was in the CD pipeline and definitely will be preordering it whenever it gets announced.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Recently received Matthew Costello's "Home" from CD and decided to give it a read. Actually, I re-read "Vacation" first to plunge myself back into this world which was a great help as the plot for "Home" picks-up immediately after "Vacation". Overall, while nothing in either book was groundbreaking, I did enjoy each novel and would rate them a solid C+ read. The completist in me is hoping that CD will publish the third book to complete this trilogy.

    Think I will begin "Usher's Passing" by Robert McCammon as my next read as I recently received the limited edition from CD as well. Been a while since I've read "Usher's Passing" and hope it holds up as well as I remember it.
    I really enjoyed Vacation and Home. CD has a Signature series book titled Siege that contains prequels to Vacation and Home. That one has not been released but I do have the ARC. Given how much they have already invested in the series I really hope they publish Family as well.

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  • sholloman81
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    Recently received Matthew Costello's "Home" from CD and decided to give it a read. Actually, I re-read "Vacation" first to plunge myself back into this world which was a great help as the plot for "Home" picks-up immediately after "Vacation". Overall, while nothing in either book was groundbreaking, I did enjoy each novel and would rate them a solid C+ read. The completist in me is hoping that CD will publish the third book to complete this trilogy.

    Think I will begin "Usher's Passing" by Robert McCammon as my next read as I recently received the limited edition from CD as well. Been a while since I've read "Usher's Passing" and hope it holds up as well as I remember it.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post
    Finished Later. Not bad, not great.

    Started The Shadows Over Baker Street ed. by John Pelan & Michael Reeves.

    An anthology of stories that are mish mash of Sherlock Holmes & HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

    Three stories in, and have enjoyed them all so far.

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    A Study in Jade is Fantastic. I think it won a couple of awards. I wish Gaiman would follow up with some additional stories.

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  • brlesh
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    Finished Later. Not bad, not great.

    Started The Shadows Over Baker Street ed. by John Pelan & Michael Reeves.

    An anthology of stories that are mish mash of Sherlock Holmes & HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

    Three stories in, and have enjoyed them all so far.

    B

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