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  1. Hannibal

    Best War Novel?

    Eye of the Needle - Ken Follett: Great intrigue & suspense, and a very mainstream read. The Wars - Timothy Findley: More in the literary vein, but a very moving WWI story, and a quick read to boot.
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    Dennis Lehane: Shutter Island

    It is approaching midnight and it has been about an hour since I finished this novel by Dennis Lehane. I read about the last half of it today, a rare thing for me to read so much in one sitting. So now I'm sitting here with my brain still buzzing about it. If you know Lehane, you know...
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    Do you know the Series Sickness???

    My policy now is to not venture into a series until it is complete, and as a whole has had rave reviews. I'm hoping George R.R. Martin's series is a resounding success. If it is, that is the one I will dive into (I stopped reading after 400 pages a few years ago when I realized there were...
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    I need help finding some GREAT Fantasy Authors

    Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay is one of the very finest novels I have read, of any genre. His characters are so well developed you really care what happens to them. And, it is a standalone novel! A dying breed unfortunately...
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    Funniest show ever. Easily. The reruns beat out anything new on the tube, no matter how many times I see them. "...and you said, 'Nice game, Pretty Boy'"
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    couldn't get into Foundation

    Don't feel bad Nate, I couldn't get into it either. I was about 1/3 into the 2nd book when I decided I didn't much care anymore and wanted to move on to something else. I think the only other novel that is hyped so highly is Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. But that one lives up to it :)...
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    Who likes Monty Python?

    Well my avatar and sig pretty much says it. My cousin and I were Monty Python FANATICS when we were kids. CBC used to show it on Saturdays and whenever we got together to watch it we'd be in tears laughing. We were both pretty twisted so it was right up our alley. My mom has a picture...
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    The Strangest Film Ever

    Way back when I was in high school it was kind of a rite of passage to go see Eraserhead while under the influence of certain substances :) It was an old movie theater in the city called The Towne which had midnight showings of movies like that, Rocky Horror, The Song Remains the Same, Up in...
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    Where do you go for "new authors"?

    This is what I do: I go to Amazon.com, and search for one of my favorite novels, say Imajica or Mercy (David Lindsey). Click on the novel to get the full description page with reviews. Scroll down to Listmania and you'll see a few links to lists that people have made that include this novel...
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    What is the darkest most disturbing book?

    I'll put in a 3rd vote for Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory. One of the few novels that actually made me moan out loud. Headhunter by Michael Slade (pseudonym for two writers, one an expert on the criminally insane). This is a serial killer novel, a genre that has been so watered down over the...
  11. Hannibal

    Title of fiction book about Hitler?

    Uh...that is one huge-assed spoiler. As in: not revealed until the very last line of the novel!! I'd like to suggest to the forum administrator remove or rename this thread in the event anyone is currently reading this!
  12. Hannibal

    I just finished reading...

    I just finished Necroscope V: Deadspawn by Brian Lumley. It's the last of a set of a 13 novel series on vampires (make sense?) I'm not big on series' at all, I tend to lose patience with them. This series is nothing short of amazing. Completely original take on the origin of vampires, with...
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    Medieval Fantasy?

    I don't know if this will be up your alley or not, given that you're coming from Harry Potter land, but you asked for serious medieval fare. So there. One of the finest novels I ever read was Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. It's fairly long, but an amazing, heartbreaking story. Excellent characters.
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    What - to date - is your ALL time fave book

    Imajica - Clive Barker Hyperion - Dan Simmons Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris
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    What have you read recently?

    Just finished Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle last night. I had been in the mood for espionage (a rare thing) and this was just what the doctor ordered...very good read. Next: Necroscope V: Deadspawn Wickedly good vampire series and I can't WAIT to get into the fifth installment!!
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    Don't vocalize words in mind as read?

    I would think writers vocalize words in their mind before they are written down, so why shouldn't they be received by the reader in the same way? Enjoy the prose as it is meant to sound! I am a terribly slow reader. I suppose I average about 2 minutes per page. It's purely a concentration...
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    My favorite websites for books

    Mine! http://www.billsbookreviews.com :p But Amazon is definitely my favorite, particularly the Listmainia section...my reading list has grown to unhealthy proportions from that alone.
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    Need some help

    Sounds like Battlefield Earth to me too. I never saw the movie but I thought the book was excellent! And yeah it was L. Ron Hubbard who wrote it. The hero was Johnny Goodboy Tyler if I remember correctly...
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    Books you have fallen asleep reading

    Ironically, for me it was Insomnia by Stephen King
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    Need help finding this book/author

    Oh wow, I can't believe I remember this!! It's Dark Matter by Garfield Reeves-Stevens, isn't it?? Dark Matter