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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:10 pm

I'm about halfway through The Road to Mars by Eric Idle. Yep, that Eric Idle. It has kind of that Hitchhiker's Guide or Discworld vibe, as you might expect. In the part I just read, the narrator is talking about comedy from the 20th century and mentions a stupid show named Monty Python that doesn't make any sense. :lol:
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Post by emma glitch » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:24 pm

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RJDiogenes wrote:I know Christopher Bennett. I suspect with the well-meaning-but-clueless aliens he is subconsciously writing about himself.
If he's the guy I remember from TrekBBS we got into an argument over competing alien world shows.
Yeah, I know him too. He's at Exile abd once when I was at comic-con I noticed a book of his for sale, as I. paged through I noticed he had named a bad guys ship teh Rhea abd tgat is the name of the Exisler we was alowys picking on so I told her about it and we hqd. good laugh

Yeah he knows how to be clueless.
But the part about Picard being ruthlessly prosecuted by an old flame is surprisingly derivative-- they did that in TOS in the episode "Court Martial."
Well he didn't have a choice since it was established in TNG that Picard was court-martialed for the loss of the Stargazer.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Post by emma glitch » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:32 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
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I'm about halfway through The Road to Mars by Eric Idle. Yep, that Eric Idle. It has kind of that Hitchhiker's Guide or Discworld vibe, as you might expect. In the part I just read, the narrator is talking about comedy from the 20th century and mentions a stupid show named Monty Python that doesn't make any sense. :lol:
I'm glad you are enjouying it, so much aas I did. Wow, Eric Idle writes scifi! I have a ticket to see Spamalot in March. Gotta find my DVD of the Life of Brian and watch as it is based o.n this movie. Like many other fans I have choseen "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" as my funeral song
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Post by emma glitch » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:38 pm

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1/2way thru Scottydog's book - almost at the end pf a CNN Dzogchen book and starting a Michale Palin Himalayan travel book....
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emma glitch wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Yeah, I know him too. He's at Exile abd once when I was at comic-con I noticed a book of his for sale, as I. paged through I noticed he had named a bad guys ship teh Rhea abd tgat is the name of the Exisler we was alowys picking on so I told her about it and we hqd. good laugh
Yep, he's at Ex Isle. I ignore him there, too. :lol:
I got so tired of the Joe Morelli or Ranger fight< i named myself Nonny, Queen of the Ranger Babes abd was tunned when they accepted that.
Oh, so that's where that name came from. :yes:
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I keep trying to post but I ge an error message claiming that mypost hasn't go enough words and it does but also won't let me qdd qny,
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Post by Lupine » Mon May 20, 2019 6:22 pm

Checking in to see if RJ knows that there's a new Alex Benedict novel out.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon May 20, 2019 10:30 pm

Yes, thank you, I had pre-ordered it a while back, so it arrived a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I finish Jim's book, I'll move on to Australis's, and then Alex.
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Post by australis » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:33 pm

Because I now leave (for now) elsewhere, I have a new library to explore.

Currently a biography of Raymond Chandler. Next, either a Best of Connie Willis or a Cory Doctorow book with four novellas.

Sometime soon, the first Witches books fron TP's Discworld, or Gibson's Sprawl trilogy, which first got me into computers.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:10 pm

I'm a bit more than halfway through the australis collection, then I'll move on to a fanfic I promised to read from a poster at Terran, then on to Jim's next book, then Lupy's rewrite, then I'll get to Jack McDevitt's latest.
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Post by jgc » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 pm

Hi. Not sure I've ever posted in this thread.

Recently, I've gone thru my book case and read all the Stephen King books I own but hadn't read yet. :conf:

Currently on Bag of Bones.

I've already re-read all my favorites by Anne McCaffrey. :yes:
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Post by Lupine » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:59 pm

^I should re-read those myself one of these days.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:45 pm

Yeah, it's been a while since I've read a Pern novel. It would be nice to go back to that world.

And I have just one more story to go in australis's book. He's got several interesting series going on there, some of which are familiar from having been posted here in the past.
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Post by jgc » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:19 pm

Currently Four Past Midnight.

When I'm done with this, I think I'll read something lighter.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:48 pm

Yeah, Stephen King can be a bit grim. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Post by Lupine » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:37 pm

Since the final episode of Elementary will be titled "The Last Bow", I decided to start reading His Last Bow By Arther Conan Doyle. I might have read it before as "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" seemed slightly familiar.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:58 pm

I read the complete set of Conan Doyle's Holmes stories in high school, then re-read some sporadically after that. But it's been decades at this point since I've read one.
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Post by Lupine » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:37 pm

Finished His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Reading this I was surprised that I was familiar with many of these stories as many if not all were adapted for TV for the Jeremy Brett version of Sherlock Holmes on PBS. Specifically I remember seeing aspects of “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box”, and “The Dying Detective” in various episodes. And I had read “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot” decades ago- which is probably the best of this collection followed closely by “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge”. Both of these set up impressive mysteries. The collection climaxes with “His Last Bow”, which is a bit different from the rest. While the other stories- like many of Doyle’s Holmes tales- are set up as Watson’s memoirs of events in the late 1800s, “His Last Bow” takes place on the eve of World War I. Also it is told from a third person perspective rather than the first person usually employed. It was obviously written as a final story as everyone from Moriarty to Irene Adler are name-dropped and it is mentioned that Holmes had come out of retirement for the case.
But of course The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes were written later so Doyle wasn’t through with the character yet.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:49 pm

No, he just wished he was. :lol:

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Post by huggle » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:19 pm

I'm reading Terrys Pratchett's "the Truth".
Funny that when they first camne out, I never noticed that from book to book his stories got more grim and bloody. I guess his Altzheimer plus his frustration about it took their toll.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:07 pm

That's kind of sad and disturbing.
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