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  • bookworm 1
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    Just started True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik . It’s her first book. So far I think she’s got a great future. Really enjoying this one

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  • c marvel
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    Finished reading Circus Boy Starring Corky.
    I started Persona by Genevieve Valentine. I've temporarily set aside Persona. I've not yet gone back to reading Dracula by Bram Stoker or Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham.
    I'm currently reading and really enjoying Wives and Lovers by Margaret Millar. I purchased a box of six vintage hardbacks last fall and Wives and Lovers is the first one I'm reading.

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    Last edited by c marvel; 02-28-2020, 04:09 AM. Reason: I forgot one book title

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Great to hear that it's a solid read...the newly discovered, expanded version of Campbell's novella has been on my radar since it was announced, and I keep meaning to grab a copy.
    I would definitely grab it if you find it at a fair price. The story is good and the production values are good. I really like that even the trade edition had art/sketches throughout the story. Not sure how much cost it adds to the production of books, but I really wish more publishers would go back to including art in their titles. Even seems like some of the limited editions publishers have started cutting back on interior art lately, unless it's for a huge author, which is a bummer.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Finally getting around to reading "Frozen Hell" (published by DRP). Sadly, I had never had the chance/awareness to read Campbell's novella "Who Goes There?". Because of that, my only background with this story was via the movie: John Carpenter's The Thing. "Frozen Hell" was a little dry at first with all of the snow-equipment jargon and measurements; however, once you get to the discovery of the alien, it's high-octane from that point on. Would recommend.
    Great to hear that it's a solid read...the newly discovered, expanded version of Campbell's novella has been on my radar since it was announced, and I keep meaning to grab a copy.

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  • sholloman81
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    Finally getting around to reading "Frozen Hell" (published by DRP). Sadly, I had never had the chance/awareness to read Campbell's novella "Who Goes There?". Because of that, my only background with this story was via the movie: John Carpenter's The Thing. "Frozen Hell" was a little dry at first with all of the snow-equipment jargon and measurements; however, once you get to the discovery of the alien, it's high-octane from that point on. Would recommend.

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  • bsaenz24
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    1984. First time.

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  • bookworm 1
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    Reading The Green Kangaroos by Jessica McHugh. Bazaar and wonderful.

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  • mhatchett
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    That was nice, happy reading!

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    A generous soul recently gifted this set of "Mongo" novels by George Chesbro to me and I am about 50 pages into the first volume, Shadow of a Broken Man. I have heard great things about Chesbro but this is my first venture into his works. So far I am impressed by what I've read.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Reading Michael McDowell's Jack & Susan in 1933. Pleasantly surprised, it's a really snappy take on the Nick & Nora/Thin Man story. I'm Really enjoying it. I read that McDowell had planned to expand the series to include a book from every decade, he eventually wrote three titles Jack & Susan in 1913, 1933 and 1953, before bowing out of the contract for some reason. The books were originally published in 1985, 1986, 1987 and were reprinted by Felony & Mayhem Press in 2013. What a shame he passed away so young.
    I have a couple of these (believe I’m still missing one), but haven’t read any yet. Good to hear they’re well worth the time.

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  • mhatchett
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    Reading Michael McDowell's Jack & Susan in 1933. Pleasantly surprised, it's a really snappy take on the Nick & Nora/Thin Man story. I'm Really enjoying it. I read that McDowell had planned to expand the series to include a book from every decade, he eventually wrote three titles Jack & Susan in 1913, 1933 and 1953, before bowing out of the contract for some reason. The books were originally published in 1985, 1986, 1987 and were reprinted by Felony & Mayhem Press in 2013. What a shame he passed away so young.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    I finally finished Stephen King's REVIVAL just now. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was about 75 pages into it before I realized I had read it before. I looked at my Good Reads page to verify that and sure enough, I had rated it 3 stars out of 5 back in March of 2015.

    Since I was that far into it and couldn't remember much of it I went ahead and finished it. The story definitely picked up as I went along and I enjoyed the last 2/3 of the book quite a bit. In fact, after this second reading I would probably rate it higher than 3 stars. It was a very satisfying read.

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  • mhatchett
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    I finished John M. Fordís The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History Simon & Schuster (1983) this morning. I bought the book in November and fully expected to have it read by Christmas but that didnít happen. Of course, the holidays had something to do with it, but honestly, the book isnít written to be a fast read. Itís very thoughtful, twisty and oddly paced. But hereís the thing, itís intriguing rather than off-putting, but it will sneak up on you if youíre not looking for it and I wasnít. I put it down and walked away from it a couple of times. It is a book that makes you think and pause. In the end the book didnít leave me happy the way some books do, it left me feeling unresolved thoughtful. It felt like life. I know Iím going to go back and read this one. It really is a very different mature kind of fantasy novel. It should be read by any serious student of fantasy writing. Throwing this link in, even though Iíve posted it before. Iím very excited about Torís plan to put Fordís Books back into print.

    https://www.tor.com/2019/11/15/tor-b...ublished-work/

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  • c marvel
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    I finished reading Death Pledge by Bill Walker (Not the same Bill Walker who has two CD releases). Death Pledge was just great and it's one of the best books I've read in quite a while! I have not gone back to reading Dracula. I am reading Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham and Circus Boy Starring Corky by Gordom Grimsley.


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  • bookworm 1
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    Just finished The Pale White by Chad Lutzke . Highly recommended read. I really like Chad’s style of writing.
    Up next Doll Crimes by Karen Runge

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