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Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by steel machine, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    Nope, not a fan of that stuff for reading although at times I enjoy watching it.
     
  2. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Cool. I was going 2 supply you with a few, but like with anything each 2 their own.
     
  3. SteelinOhio

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    What are some WW2 horror fiction titles that you enjoyed?
     
  4. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    3 that jump 2 mind are
    One Last Gasp by Andrew C.Piazza, and The Wolfs Hour & Hunter From the Woods by Robert Mccammon. How about You...???
     
  5. SteelinOhio

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    Haven't read any, but seeing the discussion piqued my curiousity.
     
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  6. SteelinOhio

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    Just decided to re-read The Odyssey. I read it in high school, but we just showed the kids the movie O Brother Where Art Thou?, and being as it's based on The Odyssey, I thought it would be a good time to re-read that. It was only $.99 from the Kindle store, and I'm on book 4 and enjoying it quite a bit.
     
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  7. S.T.D

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    :thumbs_up: Very Cool.
    Think I'll get it on mine.
     
  8. SteelinOhio

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    This is the one I got:



    I'm posting the link b/c at first I got a different one and it actually wasn't the book. It was just titled "The Odyssey" but it ended up being an essay about it, without any of the actual story included. It was very misleading.
     
  9. S.T.D

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    Thank you.
    I would have been pissed if I got a essay of it. LoL.
     
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  10. kakhatesmortgages66

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    Hands down, the best book I've ever read.


    This book was sooo good it made me not want to read anything else for years, Hahahah!
     
  11. S.T.D

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    Is it a 1st book in a series??
    I haven't heard of it.
    I just put it on my list.
     
  12. kakhatesmortgages66

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    No. Its a one off. Same guy who wrote The Road and No Country for Old Men. Both great books and movies.

    I dont think they will ever make Blood Meridian into a movie though.
     
  13. S.T.D

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    I'm going 2 get it. I liked the movies of the other 2. I just haven't read the books.
     
  14. kakhatesmortgages66

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    You will love The Road! Thats a quick read. They filmed that movie in Pittsburgh, actually. I mainly know this because I ran into Viggo Mortenson at a coffee place on the south side. Hahah!!
     
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  15. S.T.D

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    So get the Road, or Blood Meridian ??? I've never read this Author so ...???
     
  16. kakhatesmortgages66

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    Both! But if you are only gonna pick one, Blood Meridian.
     
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  17. S.T.D

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    I will definitely check it out.
    As soon as I finish the 4th Book in The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons. I'm about halfway through the last book.
     
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  18. TerribleTowelFlying

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    :eek:
     
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  19. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    Ask and you shall receive. The book was just picked up for a movie. Now please don't screw it up!!!!

    And if Max Brooks' stuff appeals to you at all, go read it in case the movie butchers it. ;)
     
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  20. S.T.D

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    Always on the lookout 4 More Good Books 2 read.
    So thanks for the Heads up. I've never even read this Author.
     
  21. turtle

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    I just finished Devolution a couple weeks ago. Yes here's hoping they don't screw it up.
     
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  22. kakhatesmortgages66

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    Yep. At the Beehive! He was sitting by himself, reading. Super nice guy. Bummed that Charlize Theron wasn't with him. Oh well....
     
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  23. kakhatesmortgages66

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    Keep in mind its a super brutal read. And by brutal i mean gruesome, which is partly why I dont think it can ever be made into a movie. I guarantee its unlike any kind of storytelling you've read before.
     
  24. S.T.D

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    Now I really can't wait 2 read it.:dancing:
     
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  25. turtle

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    Author Will Thomas has a great series of fiction books featuring the fictional characters Cyrus Barker and his sidekick Thomas Llewelyn. They are similar to the Sherlock Holmes/Watson theme.

    Based in Victorian age London. Great series if anyone's interested. Some subtle humor in his writing. "Some Danger Involved" is the first in the series fyi.

    I was put off by the modern crime novels as of late. EVERY single one was just the same crap rehashed into a different detective and forensic BS. I pretty much stopped reading Jeffery Deaver, Connelly, Lee, etc.

    I really loved the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child series with fictional detective agent Pendergast but the recent offerings have mixed reviews for me.

    Thought I'd share if anyone's looking for something new.
     
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