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LSD Jellyfish wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:34 am
Challenger007 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:59 am I'm reading Stoick, the second part of Theodore Dreiser's Desire Trilogy. There is a special charm in classical literature.
Looking through some statements and positions by the author, I’m a bit hesitant, but overall his stuff looks interesting. I’m always trying to diversify my Tatar’s and not stick to one genre, so this could be interesting, Perhaps I will add “American tragedy” to the list. Thanks!
I haven’t read the American tragedy yet. The Trilogy of Desire is the first thing I read from Dreiser's works. Before that, I read the Count of Monte Cristo. I've been drawn to the classics lately.

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If anybody is looking for a great "first contact" novel set in space, you have to read Ship of Gools by Richard Paul Russo. Easily one of my favorites, for how eery it is. Also, Childhood's End by Arthur Clarke is another fantastic "First Contact" novel.

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Read issue# 1 of the 'Dino Riders' comic last night on top of recently reading 'Godzilla: Dominion'. Regarding the former, it's noteworthy how on the Valorian side of the story, there's a dynamic that's a bit more mature than in the show. And regarding the latter, it truly does a great job of showing things entirely from Godzilla's perspective (which there needs to be more comics/graphic novels about), though I wish it were longer.
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Been reading a lot of comics lately, so I'm thinking about something without pictures.
Stranger in a Strange Land is always a good pick-me-up, but I always get the itch to read Gatsby around this time of year.
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My main complaint about Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom is that it felt like the only reason the characters were teenagers was so the storey could be classified as YA. The characters appeared to be in their early twenties at the very least.

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I finished They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, by Gray Barker, the other day. It was okay... amusing as a 1950s time capsule, when the average person still considered the US government to be trustworthy and truly acting in the public's best interest, and it still seemed like the answer was right around the corner, that the saucers were going to land and dramatically reveal their origin and intent at any time. The idea of a coverup was still new and alarming, almost as outlandish as the saucers themselves. Ah, to be so innocent. :lol: But yeah, beyond that aspect of it, much of the actual content came across as somewhat dull from my perspective sixty-five years later, since I'm not the target audience. Nothing much about it was actually compelling to me.

Currently working on The New Koreans, by Michael Breen. Basically an overview of the South Korean people, their culture and history, and how they're handling their whiplash-inducing shift from oppression and poverty to freedom and wealth. Pretty good and informative so far, though the author lets his mocking disdain for Christianity creep into the text a little too much at times, which is weird. That's a very minor gripe, though.

And I just bought Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke. I have virtually no experience with sci-fi novels outside of a few major franchises like Star Wars or Halo, and have been meaning to correct that, so I kind of picked this one on a whim. I know the author is a big name, and I'm interested in the idea of very long-term space voyages, which this book apparently deals with, so here I am. *shrug* Guess it's as good a place as any to start.
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Started 'The Best Of Famous Monsters, Vol.# 1 ' last night. It's a special issue from 2000 that contains articles from issues 206, 221, 223, 205, 217, 213, 224, and 212 that cover (among other topics) Jack Pierce, The Hammer Frankenstein series, The Wolf Man films, Ben Chapman's role as The Gill Man, and Ray Harryhausen.
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Taking a trip down memory lane and re-reading Aliens vs Predator: Prey for the first time in quite a while.
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The last book I read was "Fahrenheit 451". I can say that this is a very cool and interesting book that everyone should learn about. Her plot is interesting and exciting, so I recommend it. :)
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I'm reading the Chronicles of Narnia right now. I've read The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe..

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Need something big and long to pass the time. I started Titus Goan, the first in the Gormeghast series.

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I just finished Where The Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon Volume One. It's basically Passport to Magonia for Bigfoot. It addresses a lot of the weird reports that proponents of the flesh-and-blood hypothesis like to ignore, abilities, behaviors, and qualities that a simple ape wouldn't have. It focuses on pointing out the many, many similarities Bigfoot has with other unexplained phenomena, such as how behaviors like knocking sounds and throwing rocks have long been associated with ghosts and faeries, and UFOs and demons often have that same smell of sulfur to them. There's a lot of interesting material here, and every honest Bigfoot enthusiast should give it a read.
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Started the graphic novel of 'Animorphs: The Visitor' last night after reading the following stories from 'Native American Myths and Legends':

'Rabbit Boy' (White River Sioux)
'Blood Clot' (Southern Ute)
'The White Buffalo Woman' (Brule Sioux)
'The Earth Dragon' (Northern California Coast)
'Wakinyan Tanka, The Great Thunderbird' (Brule Sioux)
'Coyote Kills The Giant' (Flathead)
'The Bear and his Indian Wife' (Haida)

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Started 'Y2K: Yuki Conquers the World' and 'Venom: The Enemy Within' last night after reading 'The Last Hope' (Matt Frank's Gamera comic), and a couple of 2001 Hulk comics.

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Well, I’ve just picked up more political science books, including Mussolini’s Intellectuals, a deep dive into the philosophy of Italian fascism and various figures within the ideology and Das Kapital, by Karl Marx.
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I'm reading Neuromancer right now, with Snow Crash, Fight Club, Choke and The Mauritanian on deck.
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I read HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds since it was on my bucket reading list. Riveting read. Wells never disappoints. It’s interesting to see how early science fiction was made as well.
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Star Wars: Dark Disciple.
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While on my vacation in GA, I read Morbius the Living Vampire Omnibus. A very interesting book and a good preparation for the upcoming film Morbius (which I just saw the preview for last night, and it looks great!).

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Latest additions to my list:

John Lemay's 'The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: The Lost Films: Mutated Edition'- After reading through the full synopsis of 'Bride of Godzilla?', I can definitely say it was best that that particular film idea was scrapped; it would've been going off the rails even by the later showa series' standards. Some of the other ideas were pretty interesting though.

'Fangoria' issue# 234 (the one I got for Christmas)- Being the 25th anniversary issue, it's one that highlights the best horror films (according to the magazine anyway) from 1979 to 2003. In the case of the 'The Thing', 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', and 'Hellraiser' highlights, they were written by John Landis, Doug Bradley, and Robert Englund respectively.

Current issue of 'Prehistoric Times'- One of the highlighted prehistoric animals (there's always been two in each issue) is Neovenator.

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