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John Klima
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 08:25 pm:   

OK, what should I read next?

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John Klima
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 08:31 pm:   

Holy shit, that's huge. At least you can really see what books are in the pile.

This is my 'to-read' pile. Neat, eh? It's missing a few more Hard Case Crime books, Barth Anderson's PATRON SAINT OF PLAGUES, Tamar Yellin's book, and Rick Bowes TIME RANGERS book that I got since I took the photo.

I've read the STAR TABLET and the Lemony Snicket book that are in this picture, but everything else is available for me to read next.

Suggestions? Recommendations?

JK
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 09:26 pm:   

Geez, John. I wish my "to read" pile was that small. :-) Still, it's a good crop of stuff that awaits you. As far as classics go, NOVA and GATEWAY are two of my faves (my favorite Delaney novel and my favorite Pohl novel). And I'm looking forward to reading BROKEN ANGELS "soon" since I enjoyed ALTERED CARBON a lot. And you can never go wrong, it seems, with Jeff Ford.
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John Klima
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 02:30 pm:   

Yes, Mr. Ford is always a good read, and I have a few choices to make with him. Keep in mind, this is not the pile of books that I own that I haven't read yet, that's much bigger. :-)

JK
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rick bowes
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 09:06 pm:   

You should read Minions Of The Moon before I die of old age.

rick bowes
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John Klima
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:41 pm:   

Should I read MINIONS before TIME RANGERS?

JK
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minz
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 11:55 am:   

Actually, by Rick's criteria, you simply must read GATEWAY and then NOVA, then MINIONS OF THE MOON. (And then tackle a young turk like that Hal Duncan chap, just so you don't completely lose touch with your own generation... :-) )
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John Klima
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 03:02 pm:   

Yeah I guess there's no rush on the Lafferty.

JK
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Bill Shunn
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 10:37 am:   

You should read definitely TIME RANGERS. It's a great book.

Having said that, my other favorites and would-urge-you-to reads of what I've read that in that vast pile are:

BOOK OF THE NEW SUN by Gene Wolfe -- straight through without stopping -- then CLOUD ATLAS and KAVALIER AND CLAY.
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John Klima
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 06:32 pm:   

I've been reading some YA I checked out of the library. Read INEXCUSEABLE by Chris Lynch in one sitting this morning and am now working through LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green. Lots of good suggestions from people though.

Too bad none of you AGREE on anything. :-)

JK
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rwexler
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 01:29 pm:   

I agree with that.
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rwexler
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 01:30 pm:   

Read Minions of the Moon. Great book. I didn't like Cloud Atlas much, liked some of Kavalier and Clay but overall it didn't work for me.
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rwexler
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 01:31 pm:   

And isn't there something else you're supposed to be reading for someone?
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John Klima
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 07:44 pm:   

Oh yeah. :-)

JK
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Eric S
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:42 am:   

Book of the New Sun
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Kavalier and Clay

those are at the top of my list of all time favorites. Book of the New Sun is probably the best extended novel ever written in SF/fantasy and one that can be reread numerous times because it contains so much--I go back to it again every few years.
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Eric S
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:44 am:   

Oops, missed Nova up there on the top right--best space opera ever.
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John Klima
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 07:27 pm:   

I need to update this picture. I've decided to read (first):

GATEWAY
MINIONS OF THE MOON
TIME RANGERS
STRANGE ADVENTURES OF RANGER GIRL
PATRON SAINT OF PLAGUES

Plus I'm reading from Alasdair Gray, Octavia Butler, and THE HANDMAID'S TALE from the library.

JK

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