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Old 05-26-2007, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I was in college when Stephen King's novel It came out. No more middle of the night trips to the bathroom! AND I didn't read him for a long time after that--even though my roomie then is his niece!
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When I couldn't fall asleep at night after reading (I think it King or Koontz) I stopped reading them. LOL
LOL... both Koontz and King can definitely give you some sleepless nights! I think the scariest one I've read was "Desperation" (King), which really did keep me awake for a few nights.
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:10 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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In high school, reading The Odyssey was drudgery.

Forty years later, I just started reading it again to see how time affected my thoughts about it.
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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I as an SF junkie (Hi, my name is Mal, and I'm addicted to Science Fiction), will admit to reading King, Koontz, et al. But at the moment, I am reading (re-reading) Ender's Game. If you haven't read it, the book has several fantastic elements. Interaction between children (a la "Lord of the Flies", military mindsets, etc. It is now required reading in my kids HSm, and we already had a copy in the house. A darn good read, in my opinion.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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I as an SF junkie (Hi, my name is Mal, and I'm addicted to Science Fiction), will admit to reading King, Koontz, et al. But at the moment, I am reading (re-reading) Ender's Game. If you haven't read it, the book has several fantastic elements. Interaction between children (a la "Lord of the Flies", military mindsets, etc. It is now required reading in my kids HSm, and we already had a copy in the house. A darn good read, in my opinion.
Wow, Ender's Game. I haven't read that in more years than I care to admit.

As a SF Freek are you a fan of Asimov, Heinlein, Hogan, Norwood, Coulson, Niven, Pohl, Cherryh, etc?

I just finished Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber (another excellent author) and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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Yep. That'd be me. Also read Armageddon Reef. David Weber is a military SF guy, and as retired military, that's a given. Pretty much read everything Baen Books have to offer. Started on Heinlein and Asimov. Moved on to A C Clarke. Hogan, Pohl, Niven et al are standards in the house. Cherryh is especially good. Love her to death. Love her long time, no s***.
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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Ex military? How about Gordon R. Dickson? Man he'll suck you into a story and not let loose!
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:51 AM
 
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Tactics of Mistake and "The Outposter"? I think. Read everything in the Childe cycle series and of course his earlier, humorous ones as well. There were 2 about a human on an ursine inhabited world and his name there was Half-pint Posted, I believe. I think I've read them all.
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I'm almost finished with "Cold fire" by Dean Koontz. Very good read. Almost keeper material.
Next in line will be "Blinded" by Stephen White.
And after that "Cat and Mouse" by James Patterson.
And after that "Violets are blue" by James Patterson.
(I read ALOT) More later.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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These books aren't new, but always a good read:
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
I just finished reading "A Short History Of Decay" by Emile Cioran,
his other two books, "The Trouble With being Born" and "All Gall Is Divided", were excellent. All three books are composed of short paragraphs which express ideas. You can put the book down for days, or even weeks, and then continue again.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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I just finished a terrfic book called The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It's the story of a father and his young son in a post nuclear America. It's almost more of a character study than a pure sci fi book.
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