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Patrick
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10. Nov 2003 at 21:52
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Well, this seems to be a tradition on every message board, even non-literary ones.  I'm especially curious to see what Blaylock fans like to read, though.

I'm currently working on the last few chapters of ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe.
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Reply #1 - 10. Nov 2003 at 22:01
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Vanity Fair, by William Thackeray
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Reply #2 - 10. Nov 2003 at 22:37
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Rereading The Dracula Tapes by Fred Saberhagen.
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Reply #3 - 11. Nov 2003 at 04:06
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Currently reading Crawlers by John Shirley and re-reading The Troika by Stepan Chapman.

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Reply #4 - 11. Nov 2003 at 14:41
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I know this is hopelessly predictable, but I'm actually re-reading The Last Coin. I just finished a really interesting book by Ray Bradbury called From the Dust Returned (I re-read it every halloween to get into the spirit of the holiday. no pun intended).

I'm not sure what I'm going to read next, although I've been considering Stephen King's Dark Tower series.... I've never read anything by Stephen King up until this point, mainly on principle alone; most of his work really doesnt appeal to me.  I've heard some good things about the series though, and I suppose it's inevitable that I'll end up reading something of his eventually...

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Reply #5 - 12. Nov 2003 at 22:42
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Currently I'm reading the new Palahniuk book called Diary but I'm also reading a STNG book called Immortal Coil, because I'm a sucker for some Starfleet.
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Reply #6 - 14. Nov 2003 at 05:48
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I've now moved onto Bibliomancy by Elizabeth Hand.

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Reply #7 - 14. Nov 2003 at 17:03
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Now I'm on Owls Hoot in the Daytime by Manly Wade Wellman.  This would replace my tattered old paperback edition, John the Balladeer, except for the David Drake intro!
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Reply #8 - 17. Nov 2003 at 08:11
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Goblin Reservation by Clifford D. Simak.  

I've been reading a lot of Simak in the last few months:  All Flesh is grass (a personal favorite), Mastodonia, They Walked Like Men, Way Station (another favorite), Ring Around The Sun, The Werewolf Principle, Special Deliverance, The Visitors, Highway of Eternity, and All the traps of Earth.  

I'll probably read Cemetery World or City next.  

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Reply #9 - 18. Nov 2003 at 01:41
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I've only had a chance to read two Simak books, City and Time and Again, but that was enough to earn him a spot on my favorite authors list.  He has some quality in common with Blaylock that I can't quite put my finger on.  Maybe it's his ability to discern quiet beauty in the ordinary.

I just started reading The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett.  Amazing how contemporary (or at least 50's-ish) it seems for a book actually written in the 20's!
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Reply #10 - 26. Nov 2003 at 01:28
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I just picked up Tristram Shandy again.  Twice I've tried to read it and twice I've been stopped cold by Slawkenbergius' Tale (about the chap with the enormous nose).  Finally got through the Tale and am back in the main narrative -- enjoying it very much.

I read on a movie website that there are rumblings from Hollywood of an attempt at filming Tristram Shandy.  Boggles the mind.

Most looking forward to: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson (Cryptonomicon is one of my all-time favorite books) and the next Blaylock.

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Reply #11 - 27. Nov 2003 at 04:13
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That's funny - I was just telling a friend at work about Tritram Shandy!  I read it a few years ago and loved it, too!  I need to go dig it out of a box somewhere and give it another go.

I was describing Uncle Toby and his hobby horse.  I love the part where he is using an old boot as a cannon as they recreate the battle in the garden.
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Reply #12 - 04. Dec 2003 at 17:40
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I've been re-reading Doom, by William Gerhardie. If you recall, it's the book Squires was reading in Leviathan. Great book by a much-underappreciated writer.
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Reply #13 - 23. Dec 2003 at 17:22
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Ooh, cool, thanks for the tip, cnabokov!  That will definitely be going on my list of books to track down.

Currently reading the first few books of Roger Zelazny's Amber series.  Going to try to fit in Dicken's A Christmas Carol on X-mas eve and day.
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Reply #14 - 06. Feb 2004 at 03:58
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I'm reading 'Prophecy' by Elizabeth Haydon. It's a very good book, only got about 5 pages left, then it's on to the next one!
I'm waiting for my copy of 'On Pirates' to arrive, I'm looking forward to reading it. I need to go raid my school library to find their copy of 'The Elfin Ship'. I read it last semester, and I haven't seen it since I turned it in...at least I'm on good terms with the librarians. =) I need to find some more of Blaylock's books, I love them (obviously), but the only ones I've found are 'The Elfin Ship' and 'The Disappearing Dwarf.'
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