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    Quote Originally Posted by William J. Grabowski View Post
    Stephenson is a genuine genius--SNOW CRASH still blows away most anything.
    I wasn't sure what book of his to grab, and that was an option. I will probably grab that at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    I wasn't sure what book of his to grab, and that was an option. I will probably grab that at some point.
    You won't regret it! His CRYPTONOMICON is also fantastically inventive and absorbing.

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    The only problem is....it's gonna take me a while to get through Anathem - could stop a train with it!!!! It's a big one. I don't know if I will tackle that first, or try Embassytown or Hyperion (Mieville - Simmons) first. I have a feeling if I do Hyperion, I will want to follow it up with the next one in that series. But, I also hear that it can be a hard read.

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    Embassytown will be a tough read, also. The first 40-50 pages will be challenging as you get used to the structure of his book and his writing style. But it's worth it.
    "I'm a vegan. "

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    Continuing on my Bentley Little kick, I'm reading DOMINION.

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    Little is one author I discovered by finding CD. I have yet to read any of his books - although there was a short story or two that I have read in CD mag. Any suggestions on what Little novel is a good starter, or does it really matter?

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    Dropped Insomnia and picked up Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey. It's okay (so far) but the author took the first 200 pages to put in place the back story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    Little is one author I discovered by finding CD. I have yet to read any of his books - although there was a short story or two that I have read in CD mag. Any suggestions on what Little novel is a good starter, or does it really matter?
    He's an acquired taste, that's for sure. I would suggest THE RESORT or THE POLICY, the latter being my favorite of his books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    He's an acquired taste, that's for sure. I would suggest THE RESORT or THE POLICY, the latter being my favorite of his books.
    Have only read a couple of his stuff, but The Policy was my first read of Bentley Little's (He's one of 2 Little's I am a fan of) and it was a very good read.
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    John Little is a wonderful writer too. His THE MEMORY TREE destroyed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    John Little is a wonderful writer too. His THE MEMORY TREE destroyed me.
    I have been meaning to read that Little too - some of his books (e-books anyways) sound great!

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    Finished Stage Whispers last night, very cool, can't wait to get to Nemesis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    John Little is a wonderful writer too. His THE MEMORY TREE destroyed me.
    Same here. One of the best books I have read really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Finished Stage Whispers last night, very cool, can't wait to get to Nemesis
    Thanks Tommy! Delighted to hear you enjoyed it!

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    I will be finishing up Underneath tonight. Kealan - another fine job. I am finding I am really enjoying your very short stories. They are very captivating, and easy to read, which is a good thing of course. Glad I stumbled upon CD somehow and found authors such as yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    I will be finishing up Underneath tonight. Kealan - another fine job. I am finding I am really enjoying your very short stories. They are very captivating, and easy to read, which is a good thing of course. Glad I stumbled upon CD somehow and found authors such as yourself.
    Thanks TJ!

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    I'm reading GATES OF EDEN by Ethan Coen.

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    Currently reading BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    Currently reading BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy.
    Not only my favorite Cormac McCarthy novel but also one of my favorite books in general, so brutal, love it!

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    McCarthy is untouchable. It's also a great experience reading any Coen brothers' script.

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