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  • What are you reading, right now...

    A few recent reads I've enjoyed or that I'm still reading:-

    Lord of the Flies
    by William Golding

    The Double Tongue
    by William Golding
    (unfinished)

    Outer Dark
    by Cormac McCarthy

    Hunt for the Bear
    by Derek Haas

    To the Lighthouse
    by Virginia Woolf

    Dead Souls
    by Nikolay Gogol

    Forthcoming: The Annual, "I JUST GOT DUMPED" Valentine's Short Screenplay Writing Competition. Keep an eye on Writing Exercises.

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    Re: What are you reading, right now...

    What are you reading, right now...
    George Romero's Land of the Dead screenplay.

    Hey, you said right now. You didn't include any quality parameters.
    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue

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    • #3
      Re: What are you reading, right now...

      Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill.

      Marvel Zombies collection

      The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

      The Best of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl

      HH

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      • #4
        Re: What are you reading, right now...

        You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried - all about the John Hughes movies,

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        • #5
          Re: What are you reading, right now...

          Just finished:

          The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World - Jay Bahadur
          ...why pirates REALLY become pirates (maybe cuz foreign trawlers are bottom-stripping their fishing grounds?) and the distorted view we get of Somalia.

          Reading now:

          The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes -
          Scott Wallace
          ...the REAL story of the struggle of uncontacted tribes to survive vs. that silliness which is "The River."

          Next up:

          Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
          ...why we make irrational decisions!!! Like maybe writing...well...you know...

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          • #6
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            The Time-Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century - Ian Mortimer

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            • #7
              Re: What are you reading, right now...

              Stephen King - On Writing

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              • #8
                Re: What are you reading, right now...

                Originally posted by christopher jon View Post
                George Romero's Land of the Dead screenplay.

                Hey, you said right now. You didn't include any quality parameters.

                and that's fine...
                Forthcoming: The Annual, "I JUST GOT DUMPED" Valentine's Short Screenplay Writing Competition. Keep an eye on Writing Exercises.

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                • #9
                  Re: What are you reading, right now...

                  Originally posted by YakMan View Post
                  Just finished:

                  The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World - Jay Bahadur
                  ...why pirates REALLY become pirates (maybe cuz foreign trawlers are bottom-stripping their fishing grounds?) and the distorted view we get of Somalia.

                  Reading now:

                  The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes -
                  Scott Wallace
                  ...the REAL story of the struggle of uncontacted tribes to survive vs. that silliness which is "The River."

                  Next up:

                  Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
                  ...why we make irrational decisions!!! Like maybe writing...well...you know...

                  Re Scott Wallace/ Tribes, did you see the recent media shots of the tribe on the move in SA, they mentioned, if I recall, that there are still approximately 100 such tribes, still operating alone, you'd think that fact was an impossibility given our crowded world.

                  nb-I'm also reading - The Spanish Armada. The Great Enterprise against England 1588. by Angus Konstam.
                  Forthcoming: The Annual, "I JUST GOT DUMPED" Valentine's Short Screenplay Writing Competition. Keep an eye on Writing Exercises.

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                    Re: What are you reading, right now...

                    Originally posted by The Road Warrior View Post
                    Re Scott Wallace/ Tribes, did you see the recent media shots of the tribe on the move in SA, they mentioned, if I recall, that there are still approximately 100 such tribes, still operating alone, you'd think that fact was an impossibility given our crowded world.
                    Yes...inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time:

                    http://www.uncontactedtribes.org/brazilfootage

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                    • #11
                      Re: What are you reading, right now...

                      Fiction:
                      Just One Look by Harlan Coben

                      Non-fic:
                      Thinking For a Change by JC Maxwell
                      Billy (a bio of Billy Connolly) by Pamela Stephenson

                      I have a few others that I've started but have put aside until I finish these.

                      "Trust your stuff." -- Dave Righetti, Pitching Coach

                      ( Formerly "stvnlra" )

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                      • #12
                        Re: What are you reading, right now...

                        Screenplay: Category 6
                        Non-Fiction: Battle Cry of Freedom, by James McPherson (Civil War history, re-read)
                        On Deck: Landscape Turned Red, by Stephen Sears (non-fiction on the Battle of Antietam in the Civil War, re-read)

                        Going through a phase of re-reading my Civil War history books, what can I say. Before this, I was on a Mafia kick, re-reading The Godfather and reading Boss of Bosses, the Paul Castellano story.
                        Patrick Sweeney

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                        • #13
                          Re: What are you reading, right now...

                          Originally posted by Bobby Dazzler
                          Sideways by Rex Pickett.

                          Usual weekend script read: Juno by Diablo Cody and Margin Call by J.C. Chandor.

                          And a million different short stories. So far this week: Tennessee Williams, Peter Carey, Annie Proulx, Frank Moorhouse.

                          Just bought a John Steinbeck Omnibus with all his shorter novels.

                          Best investment I've ever made...

                          Keep trying to find a Steinbeck Omnibus but couldn't identify one. I've only seen say, THE SHORT NOVELS, a paperback by Minerva from 1992.... 600+ pages. Which would do!

                          I've had the big 4 in Penguin for a long time - Grapes, Mice, East' and Cannery.... but I'd like to read everything by Steinbeck I can get my hands on, but it's finding a comprehensive edition...
                          Forthcoming: The Annual, "I JUST GOT DUMPED" Valentine's Short Screenplay Writing Competition. Keep an eye on Writing Exercises.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What are you reading, right now...

                            A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Amazing book... I figured it was about time to read it!
                            Seven years dungeon --- no trials!

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                            • #15
                              Re: What are you reading, right now...

                              At home...
                              The Stand ~ Stephen King
                              Future Shock ~ Alvin Toffler
                              Law of nines ~ Terry Goodkind

                              At work
                              The Talisman ~ Stephen King and Peter Straub

                              In the car
                              Crack at the edge of the world ~ ?

                              books for every occasion
                              I heard the starting gun


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