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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #180 on: May 10, 2012, 01:33:22 PM »
I find very little time to read fiction nowadays but I've a few things sitting that I'm picking at. Have sci-fi classic Lord Of Light started and also Gods Behaving Badly, which is a comedy about the Olympians who've lost much of their power because no one believes in them living in modern day London doing jobs related to their ancient roles. Appolo is a TV psychic, Aphrodite is a sex-line worker and Dionysus is a drunken DJ, for instance. Pap but good fun. There's a film in the works with Christopher Walken as Zeus and Sharon Stone as Aphrodite.

Apropos of washed-up deities, I'm probably gonna start my second run through Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" soon.

I just started American Gods a couple days ago, as it happened. Then I've got Jeffrey Eugenide's Middlesex, which a couple pals were raving about at dinner on Saturday - about three generations of a Greek-American family, one of whom I think is a transexual and gives it its name, and all their trials and tribulations moving from Asia Minor to the US.
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #181 on: May 10, 2012, 03:16:43 PM »
John Grisham - The Confession

I've never actually bought a Grisham book, but when other people dump their copies in work I read them if I have nothing else!  Usually they're quick reads, but this one is heavy going - there's not much plot so he's really dragging it out.  :?

Not recommended, I'm afraid.
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #182 on: May 10, 2012, 05:01:03 PM »
I've just the last two book from George Martin's Game of Thrones. I had a large gap of several years in there, between reading the first three and the new ones. Still fun, but he could have edited it down to about half the size, really.
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