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Raven's Gate, Anthony Horowitz. It's a Young Adult supernatural mystery.

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I discovered this makes great Greyhound bus reading:
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Suzanne H. wrote:I discovered this makes great Greyhound bus reading:
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Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
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Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
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Suzanne H. wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
I was being semi-facetious. Hewitt's been carrying Weller's water in print for over twenty-five years now—magazines, liner notes, books. Basically Weller's court biographer. Nothing critical there.
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This is old news from my part. James Ellroy again, Just started Big Empty. Some good shit!

I really have not had time to read anything lately.

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Going to reread one of my favorite books, If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
I was being semi-facetious. Hewitt's been carrying Weller's water in print for over twenty-five years now—magazines, liner notes, books. Basically Weller's court biographer. Nothing critical there.
Actually, he's got a hell of an axe to grind with Weller in this one, they'd fallen out before he wrote it and tries to hack someone who seems pretty much like any normal guy into pieces with things like "drinks too much, too much drugs, uninspired in 2006, tactiturn, the Weller of 76 would hate the Weller of today over and over".

He is a good writer. I don't know if he's as good as he thinks he is though.

Recently read;
The Scarlet Letter and Selected Tales - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mad Frankie's Diary - Frankie Fraser with James Morton
Needful Things - Stephen King
Collected Essays - Graham Greene
Billy - Pamela Stephenson
Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold
Lost Highway - Peter Guralnick

and currently reading
Across the River and Into the Trees - Ernest Hemingway
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eumaas wrote: Boring shit only Wolt and I and maybe Flex would be interested in:
That should be your signature!

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Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Does Hewitt write anything but Weller hagiographies?
He wrote one on Steve Marriott and one on Oasis, as well as an autobiography. Dunno about his other stuff. He's a great writer.
I was being semi-facetious. Hewitt's been carrying Weller's water in print for over twenty-five years now—magazines, liner notes, books. Basically Weller's court biographer. Nothing critical there.
Actually, he's got a hell of an axe to grind with Weller in this one, they'd fallen out before he wrote it and tries to hack someone who seems pretty much like any normal guy into pieces with things like "drinks too much, too much drugs, uninspired in 2006, tactiturn, the Weller of 76 would hate the Weller of today over and over".
I take it back then. Sort of. If he's writing out of personal animosity, it's little better than writing out of friendship.
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eumaas wrote:Going to reread one of my favorite books, If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino.
That book is fantastic.
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Frank Gehry by Jason Miller
It's more photos than reading, since it's a retrospective on his works.

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I'm in the middle of re-reading Tender Is The Night. I've never finished it, but started it three times. I like it but it's just one of those books for me that I can't get through for some reason. Catch-22 was the same way for me, even though I really liked it I kept stopping for awhile and having to start over again...

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Karen wrote:I'm in the middle of re-reading Tender Is The Night. I've never finished it, but started it three times. I like it but it's just one of those books for me that I can't get through for some reason. Catch-22 was the same way for me, even though I really liked it I kept stopping for awhile and having to start over again...
1. Re: Tender is the Night - same here. I have no idea why.
2. Re: Catch-22 - Totally the opposite. I've read it like 5 times.
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In October I was devouring Poe like candy. Also Richard Matheson, whose similarity to Stephen King made me respect King less. (though I still really like King.)

After graduating from Night Shift and 'Salem's Lot this summer to The Shining this fall, I am almost through the Stand.
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Truman - McCullough

Mussolini's Italy - R.J.B. BOsworth. The entropy of Italian politics makes for hard reading.
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