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Kevin Hagerman
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Just finished Pirate Latitudes by Crichton, and The Princess Bride by William Goldman.  Still working on Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra.  Very dense read - Cleopatra is history's mystery woman, and the more I read this the less I "know" about her!
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Right now I'm reading:

Stoner, by John Edward Williams:  A novel about a farm boy who becomes a professor of literature in early 20th-century Missouri; simply, beautifully written, very moving.

The Boilerplate Rhino, by David Quammen: Picked this up because I found the title intriguing, and very quickly got hooked.  It's a collection of short essays, originally written for Outside magazine, that touch on a wide variety of natural-science topics, from suburban lawns to the evolution of fruit to the mating habits of jellyfish.  Quammen's a brilliant writer, and I plan to track down his other stuff when I'm finished. 

Reaper's Gale, by Steven Erikson: Volume seven of Erikson's humongous fantasy epic, The Malazan Book of the Fallen, my escapist-reading addiction of the past year.  My goal is to finish all nine published books before the tenth and final volume comes out in March.  I might get there.

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 Michael Arndt wrote:

The Big Rich by Bryan Burrough

Read that last summer.  Really good.  Enjoyed it quite a bit.  I've got Burrough's PUBLIC ENEMIES in my "to read" pile.

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William McCormick
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Just finished the new Stephen King book "Full Dark, No Stars" and now I'm reading an anthology called "Zombies:The Recent Dead".

Up next is the new Dean Koontz "What The Night Knows" and "Holidays On Ice" by David Sedaris.

I also just received all 4 of the book in "The Mad Scientists' Club" series. I haven't read them in a good 30 years, so they are waiting in the pipeline.


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Fabrice Renault
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I am currently reading the complete Elric by Michael Moorcock.
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Robert White
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Currently: Collection of Phillip K. Dick's greatest
stories and re-reading Lord of the Rings.

Next: In the mood for science and history so DK's Earth
and Universe and A New History of the World by J.M.
Roberts.

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Peter Martin
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The Worst Journey In The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard.

Gob-smacking account of courage, kindness and fellowship at the world's end and in almost unendurable conditions. 
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Wallace Sellars
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I am rereading William Queen's UNDER AND ALONE.
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Wayne K Purdy
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I just finished Neil Gaiman's ANANSI BOYS. I really enjoyed it. Next in the queue is Ken Follett's FALL OF GIANTS.
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Andrew Hess
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Just finished Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

Just started SHERLOCKIAN by Graham Moore. A modern Sherlock Holmes fan and Arthur Conan Doyle try to solve murders in alternating chapters.
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Steve D Swanson
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Just finishing up Canticle by Ken Scholes. Very good work, not sure if I'm okay with the seemingly epic length I foresee coming (remember when trilogies were thought to be really, really long?).

About to start Time Traveler's Never Die by Jack McDevitt.

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Wallace Sellars
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I may have to put UNDER AND ALONE away so that I can start reading the
copy of FIRE & WATER: BILL EVERETT, THE SUB-MARINER, AND THE BIRTH OF
MARVEL COMICS my wife just handed me!
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