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23 October 2006 @ 12:46 pm
Looks like a great fall/winter for readers!

I've read a lot this year, but not posted much. When I get the chance I will post a rundown of recent reads.
28 July 2006 @ 11:55 am
Shaw or Shakespeare.

Though I might choose Shakespeare for the same reasons he mentions.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
07 March 2006 @ 08:34 pm
From Bookseller.com's Book Blog:

07 March, 2006
The missing Hannibal Lecter

The Independent reports on the mystery of popular fiction's best-known serial killer, Hannibal Lecter. "He's due to be the subject of a 'prequel' by his reclusive creator Thomas Harris, with the working title Behind the Mask. It was originally scheduled for release before Christmas, but publishers Heinemann quietly rescheduled for late February following unspecified delays."

Now we're into March, and still no sign of the book, which should be a shoo-in for the bestseller lists, says the Indy. Harris hasn't submitted a manuscript, and sources talk darkly about writer's block. "We hope to get the book out in April now, but you're right, we haven't got hold of the manuscript yet," admit Heinmann." This, though, is described as not unusual.

Perhaps to be enjoyed with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...
Current Mood: curiouscurious
19 December 2005 @ 07:28 pm
Aaaaahhh more DVC

Cracking the code and the Da vinci Code

The popularity of this book never ceases to amze me... an astounding read, yes. But now people are finding code everywhere.

Some examples:
The entire premise of the movie National Treasure
The news last week pointing to an anatomical "Michaelangelo" code on the ceiling of the Sisteine Chapel.

Not that I don't find it fascinating, because ohmigodintellectualsqueeaboundsatthemerethought, but you know a lot of these feel like a stratch to me.
19 December 2005 @ 07:26 pm
Stephen King-ing it for a while...

I read Gerald's Game. It was a better book than I thought it would be 6 out of 10 if not 7.

I liked the way the book spent so much time inside Jessie's head and tied into Delores Claiborne, which by the way I decided to read. Seventh book of the year, not bad and I have three nearly completed that are in progress...
19 December 2005 @ 07:24 pm
The true identity of Shakespeare...

From the New York Times Book Update:

Few subjects excite more passion in the books forums than the debate as to the true identity of Shakespeare, with Stratfordians accepting his traditional identification and Oxfordians arguing that the Bard's works were actually written by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. A proponent of the latter position writes, "All of the contemporary allusions to Shakespeare the writer are enigmatic and in no way refer to the man from Stratford. The only things that suggest that this Stratford man was the dramatist are the posthumous vague assertions in the First Folio introductions and the peculiar inscriptions on the Stratford Monument."

"That's just plain false; the allusions to Shakespeare as the author are numerous," says a Stratfordian. "It is only because Oxenfraudians posit some ghost Shakespeare - for whom there is not a single jot or tittle of evidence anywhere in the records of the time - and make Our Will ... battle against that ghost that this argument can be made with a straight face."


And not just Shakespeare, there is a genralized tendency for us to be interested in dientity.

So what say you? In which camp do you set your tent?
19 December 2005 @ 07:21 pm
The DaVinci Code:

Nine of Ten!

This was an excellent read not as much for the writing as the pacing and the inclusion of all sorts of wonderful trivia. I loved the book and I wish there were more like it! The ending was dissappointing but the plot was fun!
19 December 2005 @ 07:17 pm
Artemis Fowl:

Okay I finally finished Artemis Fowl the other day and I cannot make up my mind about it. It is one of those books that I liked while I was reading it, but didn't feel drawn into unlike some other books I have read.

I would say 5 or 6 on a scale of 1-10.