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  •  American Gods (9+ / 0-)

    was f'n brilliant, I thought. I listened to it, and I'd listen to it again. Or read it -- but I was able, back then, to listen to books at work.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 08:18:34 PM PDT

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    •  Just finished American Gods... (5+ / 0-)

      Because everyone here raved about it.  I thought it was very, very good, but I didn't love, love, love it.  I don't think I have read anything else by him.

      I read irvine welsh's skagboys next and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Not as good as train spotting, but if you love the characters and welsh's style, you'll love this too as a prequel to train spotting that introduces all of the characters at a slightly younger stage of life and pre-heroin addiction.

      Just a short way into mr. Norell and Jonathan strange, which seems like it will be very good.

      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 02:45:49 AM PDT

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      •  Good luck with Mr. Norrell and (6+ / 0-)

        Jonathan Strange.  Lots of people love the book.

        I felt there were two separate books, somehow, mashed into one.

        The one book I liked a lot with libraries and mirrors and things and the other book, I some chapters I read happily and others...not.

        But each of us sees books differently.  You may love it. :)

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        by cfk on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 03:02:50 AM PDT

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