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    So, whatcha reading?

    Beside's Stephen King's latest, "Everything's Eventual", I bought two other new books this week.

    One is Carl Hiaasen's "Basket Case". This is the author that I've mentioned before. He writes mysteries, with a really odd sense of humor. I beleive the murder weapon in this one may be a frozen lizard. I love his books ..... but I'm a tad peculiar myself...... as some of you know.

    The other is "A Day at the Ballpark". It's the first book by a new author Steve Holt. Not sure why it caught my attention. Every now and then, I try a new author. I think it's a young man's coming of age from a difficult home kind of story.

    I'm so far behind on my reading. I curse the internet and television sometimes. I can't wait until the weather warms up. I'm a more successful reader when I can go outside or go to a lake or park.

    Has anyone read anything by Elmore Leonard? I haven't, but saw a book on Amazon that caught my eye. Is he any good?

    So, what's everyone reading these days?
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    Are there any other "Constant Readers" out there? (a.k.a Stephen King fanatics)
    "I've never understood the term "women and children" as if their lives are somewhat more important than men."

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    at work, during lunch, Shelby Foote's 3rd volume in his 3 volume series about the Civil War: "From Red River to Appomattox". Before bed, "If I Never Get Back" by Darryl Brock which is a novel about the 1869 Red Stockings. In the "library" I'm reading "Texas" by James Michener.

    <small>[ 03-21-2002, 08:41 PM: Message edited by: Chip R ]</small>
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    Gotten into some Chuck Palahniuk lately (of "Fight Club" fame) - "Choke" and "Survivor" were great reads, I really like him, as far as modern writers go, bizarre but funny and thoughtful reads.

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    A little ditty titled "Computational Fluid Dynamics Tools for Escape Systems Aerodynamic Analysis". So I'm a little geeky. My obsession for F-15's is almost as great as my obsession for baseball.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    It's embarrassing. I manage a department in a LIBRARY and I'm not reading anything at the moment. I'm a discredit to the profession, I know...
    I started The Worm Forgives the Plow a week or two ago, but I'm in the middle of a remodeling project. The time just slips by. At any rate, it's a classic written in the 40's, a journal of a man's transition to a farming life.
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    Just finished "John Adams" by David McCullough. A really fascinating life and I highly recommend it.

    Also just finished "2182 kHz" by David Masiel on a recommendation from a publishing friend. A very interesting book and I predict big things for it. Its about modern day adventures on the Alaskan seas. If you liked "A Perfect Storm", you'll like this book.

    Just starting "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon.

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    I'm currently reading Gods and Generals by Jeff Schaara. I read his father's book, the Killer Angels, and plan to read The Last Full Measure by Jeff later this year.
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by TeamCasey:
    <strong>Are there any other "Constant Readers" out there? (a.k.a Stephen King fanatics)</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Me. Although I'm not as fanatical as I used to be (age seems to have lopped off my highs and lows and left me comfortably in the middle. I'm an old fart, I know <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ).

    Haven't read "Black House" yet but its on my pile. His new short story book looks kinda cool. It has "Riding the Bullet" in it which I read off the web. Don't know if it has "The Plant" or not.

    Read Hiassen's "Sick Puppy". The proverbial quirky tale.

    <small>[ 03-22-2002, 09:49 AM: Message edited by: Roy Tucker ]</small>

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by TeamCasey:
    <strong>

    Has anyone read anything by Elmore Leonard? I haven't, but saw a book on Amazon that caught my eye. Is he any good?

    So, what's everyone reading these days?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I can't seem to stay away from this thread.

    Elmore Leonard any good? Uh, like, yeah <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Snappy dialogue, plot twists that blindside you like an NFL linebacker, and the driest wit this side of the Sahara.

    Start with "Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight". Read "Hombre" to get a taste of his early stuff. "52 Pickup" is good too. His new book "Tishomingo Blues" is supposed to be very good.

    Actually, you can't go wrong with any of his books. In case you can't tell, I think he's pretty good <img border="0" alt="[Smokin]" title="" src="graemlins/smokin.gif" />

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    Thanks Roy! Excellent. I'll give him a try. It was comments about his wit that drew my attention.
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    Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell.
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by creek14:
    <strong>A little ditty titled "Computational Fluid Dynamics Tools for Escape Systems Aerodynamic Analysis". So I'm a little geeky. My obsession for F-15's is almost as great as my obsession for baseball.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sounds like a page turner to me. Please, creek, don't spoil the ending for us. <img border="0" alt="[Devil]" title="" src="graemlins/devil.gif" />
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