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Postby JeffPorter » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:47 am

munrets wrote:Just finished Jeff Lemire's "The Underwater Welder."

It was okay, but nowhere near Essex County. That book was full of genuine sadness, rivalling the best work by Chris Ware.


Is this a new Jeff Lemire book? Do you read sweettooth?
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Postby munrets » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:48 pm

[quote="JeffPorter"][quote="munrets"]Just finished Jeff Lemire's "The Underwater Welder."

It was okay, but nowhere near Essex County. That book was full of genuine sadness, rivalling the best work by Chris Ware.[/quote]

Is this a new Jeff Lemire book? Do you read sweettooth?[/quote]

Yup, just came out last week, I believe.

And Sweet Tooth is great but I'm way behind. JM is a pretty prolific guy what with his DC stuff and all.
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Postby dale cannon » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:22 am

the quiet american - GG

enjoying the writing far more than the story. which is just fine.

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Postby Belgian » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:35 am

The Bilionaire's Vinegar, an intereasting & suspenseful story of fraud and counterfeiting in the world of rare and vintage beverages.

Apparently a movie is on the way with some guy named Brad (Pitt?) and it's produced by a certain Will Smith who bought the film rights.
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Postby toweringpine » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:17 pm

I've been on a historical fiction kick lately. Read "London" by Edward Rutherfurd, "Marco Polo" ( book was rather forgetable which may be why I can't think of the authors' name ) and am currently working on "Texas" by James A Michener.

I will be looking for a better book on Marco Polo soon. A fascinating man but the book I read was terribly written and told only a small portion of his story.
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Postby dale cannon » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:00 pm

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Postby JeffPorter » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks to my eight-year-old I'm now fully addicted to the second "Percy Jackson" series of books!
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Postby velovampire » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:41 am

Well, summer's over, but I'm still reading. Currently:
-It's Only a Movie (Mark Kermode) - hilarious and insightful, recommended for film fans.
-Cyclopedia (William Fotheringham) - not so much reading straight through as it's more of a bedside book, but still enjoying an entry or two every evening.
-Halloween: Pagan Festival to Trick or Treat (Mark Oxbrow) - formatted as a sort of textbook, it is nevertheless a fascinating and authoritative read for anyone interested in a thorough history of the modern festival.

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