what books are you reading?

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by HOLIC, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    58,194
    Likes Received:
    34,705
    I'm not a Stephen King Horror fan but his other books never fail to entertain.
    [​IMG]
     
    GoshGeeGolly likes this.
  2. GoshGeeGolly

    GoshGeeGolly VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,266
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,832
    Likes Received:
    20,001
    [​IMG]
     
    gwartney likes this.
  3. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    58,194
    Likes Received:
    34,705
    I'm on a Steven King run.

    Right now I'm reading Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. I noticed it was pretty short and I found out it is part of a collection called Different Seasons. I'll probably read the other three next. That was such a great movie, I wonder if I'd be enjoying reading it as much if I'd never seen it. I try to read the book first if I know I'm going to see the movie soon. I did this in reverse.

    I hear Morgan Freeman's voice when I read it because it is narrated by his character, Red.
     
    GoshGeeGolly likes this.
  4. Sloppyjoe

    Sloppyjoe ENHANCED HUMAN Gold

    Reputations:
    239,512
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    39,461
    Likes Received:
    75,148
  5. GoshGeeGolly

    GoshGeeGolly VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,266
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,832
    Likes Received:
    20,001
  6. NipplesAndToes23

    NipplesAndToes23 Comment. Like. Subscribe. VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    3,184
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    43,707
    Likes Received:
    32,857
    Angela's Ashes. For fucks sake it's good.
     
  7. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon 。◕‿‿◕。 Gold

    Reputations:
    430,981
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    108,231
    Likes Received:
    111,046
    [​IMG]
     
    gwartney likes this.
  8. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    58,194
    Likes Received:
    34,705
    Still reading Stephen King. I'm on the Bachman Books right now. He certainly didn't try to change his style too much when he wrote as Bachman.
     
  9. banksy

    banksy I knooooow how to do raaaaaaadio VIP

    Reputations:
    8,200
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    83,955
    Likes Received:
    12,915
    Great thread!
     
  10. GoshGeeGolly

    GoshGeeGolly VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,266
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,832
    Likes Received:
    20,001
  11. NipplesAndToes23

    NipplesAndToes23 Comment. Like. Subscribe. VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    3,184
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    43,707
    Likes Received:
    32,857
    Just got these in the mail yesterday. They're two Ukrainian authors. If you don't already know I'm a total faggot for Ukraine.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. GoshGeeGolly

    GoshGeeGolly VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,266
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,832
    Likes Received:
    20,001
  13. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    58,194
    Likes Received:
    34,705
    I can't wait to read that. Is it good? My expectations may be too high.
     
  14. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    58,194
    Likes Received:
    34,705
    This is the book that the movie "Jackie Brown," is based upon. I think this is my first Elmore Leonard book and I like his style but it has been a little tough to get into the book so far. I'm going to stick with it because he's a pretty legendary author.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. GoshGeeGolly

    GoshGeeGolly VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,266
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,832
    Likes Received:
    20,001
    Its a delightful second effort,
    I know everyone liked that first book, it was quite a surprise.
    Still reading this, very light reading IMO.
     
    gwartney likes this.
  16. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

    Reputations:
    312,693
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    32,373
    Likes Received:
    27,461
    In anticipation of the upcoming movie, I read Mortal Engines a few weeks ago and thought it was good. Now I'm reading "American Assassin: A Thriller" and it's pretty good :) Gonna watch the movie after
     
  17. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    58,194
    Likes Received:
    34,705
    I like light reading. I like to be entertained. I'll read a couple of non-fiction in a row then have to go back to something lighter for a while.
     
  18. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    58,194
    Likes Received:
    34,705
    Mortal Engines is a young adult book. I just read, A Monster Calls, which is also a kid's book. Some of this kid stuff is very good writing! I may give Mortal Engines a try.
     
    garypagetwo likes this.
  19. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

    Reputations:
    312,693
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    32,373
    Likes Received:
    27,461
    Yeah, I'm just starting getting into reading again, so I thought I'd start with an easier one. I'd definitely give Mortal Engines a read, because the concept is interesting, and they're making a movie that's looking interesting, so it's fun to have that to look forward to.

    [​IMG]
     
    gwartney likes this.
  20. Donkeyboy2190

    Donkeyboy2190 Well-Known Member 2010 OG

    Reputations:
    87,555
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    21,941
    Likes Received:
    36,197
    How are you going to watch a movie that isn't released in "Norway" until November 3rd?