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Old 09-22-2011, 07:31 PM  
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I'm in the middle of Vlad by C.C. Humphreys.
A totally different take on the Dracul family and Vlad the Impaler specifically.
If you are into Transylvanian history, and the legend of Dracula, this one might interest you.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:57 AM  
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I hear they're making a movie off of it. I'm not looking forward to that. Besides Lord of The Rings, every book I've ever seen adapted to a movie was TERRIBLE, and just made me angry as I watched it.
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Really? The nerd in me disliked how they left out a lot of the book. I'm hoping they don't chop up the hobbit.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:09 PM  
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Austin. Did you ever read any James Clavell eh?
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:07 AM  
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Really? The nerd in me disliked how they left out a lot of the book. I'm hoping they don't chop up the hobbit.
With LOTR, they definitely left a lot out. However, out of all the adaptations I've seen, I found it the most respectable.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:57 PM  
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I agree with that 100%. Peter Jackson did a great job capturing the spirit of the whole thing.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:23 PM  
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Just finished The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. I failed but I highly recommend the book. Starting on The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:52 PM  
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I'm currently reading The Edge by Jeffery Deaver. It's alright, but doesn't have Deaver's usual psycho edge.

I just bought a pristine second hand copy of Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell. Can't wait to read about that bloody little fiasco from his perceptive perspective.
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"To the Stars" by Harry Harrison. It's setting is 200 years after the last oil on earth was extracted & used. British Airways operates dirigibles. Our generation is referred to as the "Wreckers" for how we pillaged & wasted Earth's resources.
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One of these days I'll have to take and post a picture of all the Harry Harrison books I have on one of my shelves. Might even be a couple of first editions in there.

I think I stashed them near the Heinleins
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One of these days I'll have to take and post a picture of all the Harry Harrison books I have on one of my shelves. Might even be a couple of first editions in there.

I think I stashed them near the Heinleins
There are some feisty Viking & Irish genes in my DNA and my idea of heaven is Deathworld.
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