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tennisman24
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i am reading A Champions Mind by Pete Sampras

it is great u should read it

what are you AGers reading?

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MacII
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what would be a great read considering my genres


Philip K. **** sprang to my mind just now, out of endless possibilities. (And mostly because he'd re-entered my mind through some other nooks & crannies An easy read I don't find him, but, give it a try. A book I'm not getting through -- but seems accessible enough, it's just that I keep getting distracted doing other things -- for a while now would be his Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, of course of Blade Runner fame, which is why as a fan I've always felt I should read it. I've his The Man in the High Castle standing promisingly around, but so far ditto. Flicking through it, it's struck me as decidedly more demanding.)
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Philip K. ****


Oh, right, another one who will have to go unmentioned due to profanity filtering issues. LOL

Well, you know, the He-who-wrote-the-book-to-Blade-Runner dude This a-one.
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This a-one.


Reminder to self: It doesnie work in hyperlinks, either.

Oh well
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[quote=StormWalker]Any series with Tolkien, Charles Williams, and C. S. Lewis as the main characters is obviously good.[/quote]

It's certainly an interesting concept; will be sure to be reminded of it if I come across it.

Thanks

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I'm reading the Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly, it's quite entertaining.

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Dracula by Bram Stoker! It's a classic. And I adore Victorian horror.

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Dracula by Bram Stoker!


Now there's one I should indeed still pick up, some day (oh, one of the many many).

Any good, btw? As in I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out a tad um outmodedly tedious.
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Any good, btw? As in I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out a tad um outmodedly tedious.


Well, almost all Victorian-Edwardian prose I can think of, short of the novelettes and the short stories will be laborious and onerous if not written by the more talented authors. I find it much better than modern novels, which read like action scripts filled with cliched dialogue to me, in terms of the craftsmanship and actually bringing a character to life , but others might disagree.
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Oh, certainly, Nichodemus.

All just depends on the author, indeed, doesn't it. I'd just been wondering if Stoker were all that, in that context. I guess there's one way to find out...

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Dracula by Bram Stoker! It's a classic. And I adore Victorian horror.

Yup, I read it a couple months ago (commented here). You'll notice a few differences between the book and the movies based on the story.
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I've just finished reading 'Apollyon' by Jennifer Armentrout. But now I'm reading 'The mortal instruments - City of bones' by Cassandra Clare. I want to read the book before I watch the film.

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You'll notice a few differences between the book and the movies based on the story.


No doubt. You ever seen (the original) Nosferatu? It's supposed to follow the story pretty closely.

Much later, seeing Coppola's Dracula it struck me how it in turn seemed to follow that movie pretty faithfully.

Hands up for all who read Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire? I thought the first title had an interesting take on things, then the further series drifted from my view though.
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Just finished Shogun. A great epic by James Clavell.

Another great classic that I've read recently was The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. If you have any interest in the Civil War, this is a must read.

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Just finished Shogun. A great epic by James Clavell.

It is based on a real character, I can't recall the name but I know I found it in the archive.org site but I haven't read it yet. It's somewhere in my e-book collection.
I'll give more details when I'm on my main laptop.
The TV-Series was interesting too.
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Found it, it's Will Adams, the first Englishman in Japan.
Shogun was inspired by his story.

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