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Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:10 pm Post

I finished "Nordic Gods and Heros" by Padraig Colum a couple of weeks ago.

Now I'm reading "World War Z" by Max Brooks.
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:29 am Post

Started reading Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde again...I have tried reading it couple of times before but had lost interest after initial few pages. But people keep raving about it so here I am trying to read this classic again.

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:13 pm Post

Just about to start rereading The Unfortunate Fursey, Mervyn Wall's comedy classic about an early mediaeval Irish monk haunted by demons, which has just been issued on Kindle. Very funny when I read it before.

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Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:53 pm Post

I'm reading a lot of Star Wars novels lately. Currently reading Star Wars: Rogue Planet

They are all pretty good novels, even if you aren't that big into Star Wars.

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Tue May 29, 2018 5:01 pm Post

Been on a Mark Twain kick lately. Currently reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; before that, I just finished The Prince and the Pauper. Right before that, I bought and read my first indie novel, The Boy in the Window by Ditter Kellen.

This might be the only time I've read 3 American novels in a row since my college/university days. I find British literature much more enjoyable overall. More wit, less despairing. Not necessarily less cynical, but American literature, even (read: especially) the classics, seem to love ending with a cry of "woe is me, the world is hopeless". British literature, even when cynical, tends have a message of "shrug and just keep moving - and laugh at it if you can."
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