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« Reply #1375 on: October 09, 2017, 02:43:23 PM »

I'm reading about Jeremy Iron's 400 year-old Irish castle Kilco.

The piece in Vanity Fair?  A great read, despite its engendering a wee bit of 'Castle-envy'   Wink

Thanks Prime, I'd never have come across that article otherwise.
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« Reply #1376 on: October 12, 2017, 02:01:34 PM »

Rereading The End Of History And The Last Man. Can't really be bothered. Thrown in some Percy Shelley for a bit of bedtime serenity.
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« Reply #1377 on: October 12, 2017, 02:06:41 PM »

Picking up the pieces
By Paul Britton

Was the 1st forensic psychology profiler in the UK
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« Reply #1378 on: October 12, 2017, 03:17:35 PM »

James Ellroy's 'Blood's a Rover.' Bought it years ago - same cocaine narrative as his earlier  'The Cold Six Thousand.' Not bad. Great conspiracy stuff/novel stuff but people looking for a best-of read will be farked; the smart will be entertained. 
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« Reply #1379 on: October 12, 2017, 08:20:07 PM »

Anyone read Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation? Sci-fi, 195 pages. Alex Garland's (Ex Machina) already adapted it, in theaters February next year. Trailer looks promising, figured I'd read it first.
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« Reply #1380 on: October 13, 2017, 02:43:18 AM »

Anyone read Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation? Sci-fi, 195 pages. Alex Garland's (Ex Machina) already adapted it, in theaters February next year. Trailer looks promising, figured I'd read it first.
Met him last year. Got a few books signed. His wife was standing by and I brain-farted and didn't ask her for some signatures.  Roll Eyes

/have not read anything he's written.  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1381 on: October 13, 2017, 08:12:32 AM »

Finally after years I re-did my bookshelves.


....giving over 100 old books to the public library tomorrow Smiley
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« Reply #1382 on: October 13, 2017, 06:51:45 PM »

Slightly off topic: any of you studs ever try to get a book published? I'm writing one now (trust me, I have no delusions of grandure) but think it'd be cool to see it in my shelf. Of course, I've googled the options - agent, get boned by 'self publishing' blah blah blah. Just wondering if there are any personal stories here.
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« Reply #1383 on: October 13, 2017, 11:11:27 PM »

Slightly off topic: any of you studs ever try to get a book published? I'm writing one now (trust me, I have no delusions of grandure) but think it'd be cool to see it in my shelf. Of course, I've googled the options - agent, get boned by 'self publishing' blah blah blah. Just wondering if there are any personal stories here.

Might wanna spring for a proofreader before trying to publish.
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« Reply #1384 on: October 14, 2017, 07:45:08 AM »

Might wanna spring for a proofreader before trying to publish.
I'm learning already. Thanks GB
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« Reply #1385 on: October 17, 2017, 04:04:00 AM »

Slightly off topic: any of you studs ever try to get a book published? I'm writing one now (trust me, I have no delusions of grandure) but think it'd be cool to see it in my shelf. Of course, I've googled the options - agent, get boned by 'self publishing' blah blah blah. Just wondering if there are any personal stories here.
I had a friend who managed to get a science fiction novel published. It wasn't something I'd have read or recommended if I didn't know him, but he was rightfully proud of his achievement. He hardly made a penny from it, though.

My aunt also wrote a masterpiece of unintentional comedy with a self-published (naturally) murder mystery under a porn star-esque pseudonym. she named all the characters after various members of my family and sent copies of it out to everyone as Christmas presents. The entire story was a tedious piece of unadulterated dog shit, but the most amusing part was that she decided to omit any mention of my mother, choosing instead to name a character after my father - her sister's ex-husband whom she hadn't seen in about 20 years. I suspect he may have given her a damn good seeing to in his prime.
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« Reply #1386 on: October 17, 2017, 11:04:38 AM »

I had a friend who managed to get a science fiction novel published. It wasn't something I'd have read or recommended if I didn't know him, but he was rightfully proud of his achievement. He hardly made a penny from it, though.

My aunt also wrote a masterpiece of unintentional comedy with a self-published (naturally) murder mystery under a porn star-esque pseudonym. she named all the characters after various members of my family and sent copies of it out to everyone as Christmas presents. The entire story was a tedious piece of unadulterated dog shit, but the most amusing part was that she decided to omit any mention of my mother, choosing instead to name a character after my father - her sister's ex-husband whom she hadn't seen in about 20 years. I suspect he may have given her a damn good seeing to in his prime.
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