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Vote for, read, and chat about each monthly book.
  1. What's new in this club
  2. Not sure I want to do 3 massive books in a row.
  3. I should be done with Words of Radiance in time to join the November book.
  4. Finished it. Great, classic story, suspense and setpieces. But the movie follows it so closely and I've seen it so many times that I basically felt like I was watching it again.
  5. I read Dresden a few years ago and JDatE maybe 7-8 years ago. Voting for Ellison because I need some brevity.
  6. Similar to Doner, I've already read I Have No Mouth, but voted it (I'll happily re-read it).
  7. Right. I started the series and read if off and on the last few years. I think it's funny and easy reads. I'm on number #12, but Always up for a reread.
  8. I’ve already read Dresden and Neverwhere, but still voted Dresden. Been about 15 years since I read it and think everyone should read the series!
  9. Poll will run until 10/31 11:59 EST Any suggestions for future reads please check out this thread. John Dies at the End by David Wong STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me. The important thing is this: The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. John and I never had the chance to say no. You still do. I'm sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind: None of this was my fault. Dresden Files #1: Storm Front by Jim Butcher Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get interesting. Magic - it can get a guy killed. I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison First published in 1967 and re-issued in 1983, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream contains seven stories with copyrights ranging from 1958 through 1967. This edition contains the original introduction by Theodore Sturgeon and the original foreword by Harlan Ellison, along with a brief update comment by Ellison that was added in the 1983 edition. Among Ellison's more famous stories, two consistently noted as among his very best ever are the title story and the volume's concluding one, Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes. Since Ellison himself strongly resists categorization of his work, we won't call them science fiction, or SF, or speculative fiction or horror or anything else except compelling reading experiences that are sui generis. They could only have been written by Harlan Ellison and they are incomparably original. CONTENTS "I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream" "Big Sam Was My Friend" "Eyes of Dust" "World of the Myth" "Lonelyache" "Delusion for Dragonslayer" "Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes" Neverwhere by Niel Gaiman Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks. Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre. And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: Neverwhere
  10. I've been enjoying Silence, but I don't feel it stands out from its peers the way the movie does. Clarice feels underwritten and boring (my wife pointed out that she is written by a man); she has an interesting backstory but no real personality. In fact, I would go so far as to argue this is a problem with all the female characters in the novel. On the flip side, Lecter really is just fantastic. He's the kind of bad guy that your brain paints as the hero of the story. Crawford is pretty interesting as well, although he doesn't get enough development as a human. Overall I'm liking it, but I find myself pushing through the investigation sections just to get back to Lecter. I may go back and read the other novels in the series after I finish this one.
  11. I went ahead and read "Hannibal, didn't make any notes although I'm sure I'll make plenty on the re-read. The experience of seeing a "scary" movie as a kid and then seeing the same movie as an adult and laughing all the way through because its that ridiculous, occurs to me. And then I think: 'this is a creepy and disturbing book, because the author is holding a mirror up to reality.'
  12. I'm about to start that one this weekend. The movie just felt boring compared to the book. There was nothing like the internal dialogue to drive the characters like there was in the book.
  13. Harsh. I'm 50 pages into Silence and my thoughts echo Doc Encores.
  14. Red dragon book 3/5 Red dragon movie 1.5/5? The internal monologue drove the story of the book and the movie was really lacking without it. Edward Norton would not be my pick for Graham nor Ralph Fiennes for Dolarhyde. The movie was confusing because it was lacking too much information.
  15. I had never seen or read this story until now and only had the typically pop culture knowledge of it. I finished the book yesterday and watched the movie today. Both were good but I didn't think they were anything particularly great. I do appreciate the movie did follow the book so closely but it did take a lot of the suspense out.
  16. Yeah, I immediately started thinking, "That's why the movie was so good. It actually stuck to the novel." I'm still enjoying it quite a bit, although my brain insists that Jodi Foster and Anthony Hopkins are the faces of these characters.
  17. I would see that as a positive. Since the book was first it meant the film stayed true to the source material. Tho I can totally understand reading a book and being like ohhh secret scenes I didn't know about since not in the move.
  18. I've been chipping away slowly at Silence and I'm enjoying it. It's definitely a mass market book and it really flies by. I'm really surprised (and a bit disappointed) at how similar it is to the movie. I know that's a weird criticism since the movie is fantastic, but I was hoping there would be a few surprises or twists that I didn't see coming. I'm only 25% through, so there's still plenty to go and I'm excited to finish it.
  19. Okay finished red dragon and will watch the movie this weekend since it is on HBO Max. Now onto the actual book for this month haha
  20. Had a few things come up so haven't had chance to finish book, but Im so close to the end. Can't wait to finish it and start on silence.
  21. Nice, I think you’ll like the structure of this one better than the first.
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