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Pathology

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Location: Inside your head

'The Eternal Champion' by Michael Moorcock
'A Fall of Moondust' by Arthur C. Clarke


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The Original One

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'Misery' by Stephen King
'The Green Mile' by Stephen King (again)


It's astonishing how a writer can excel in writing both a psychological horror and a drama.


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For me its The Song of Achilles, For as long as I can remember, I've always harboured an interest in Greek mythology, so when I first heard about The Song of Achilles, I was incredibly excited.

The thing about Greek myth though, is that people are often reluctant to take on reading books relating to many of the adaptations of these tales because they're often convoluted, drawn out, confusing and most of all, there just seem to be way too many gods, goddesses and mortals to keep track of.

Naturally the one question that I couldn't help but ask, was how would Madeline Miller take an already known and complex story and adapt it in such a way that it not only breathes new life into an old story, but also manages to maintain the very essence of the mythology. Could she really pull it off?

The answer is absolutely. And then some more.

The story is essentially about the mighty warrior, but focuses on and is told through Patroclus's point of view. For those who don't know, Patroclus was Achilles' best friend, confident and, according to many, lover.

As a young prince, Patroclus is a chronically awkward boy who, after accidentally committing an act of violence, is exiled and sent to Phthia to live with King Peleus and his golden-haired son, Achilles. The two couldn't be more different, yet their paths manage to cross.

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'The Night Season' by Chelsea Cain.
'The Legend of Deathwalker' by David Gemmell.
'Ghost King' by David Gemmell.
'Night Without End' by Alistair Maclean.
'Morning,Noon & Night' by Sidney Sheldon.
'Paranoia' by Joseph Finder.
'The Lovers' by John Connolly (already read, for collection).

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'Empire of Heaven' by Linda Ching Sledge.
'Murder on the Potomac' by Margaret Truman.
'Stranger in the House' by Jane McLoughlin.

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'A Carrion Death' by Michael Stanley.
'Battle for the Abyss' by Ben Counter.

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'Mutation' by Robin Cook.
'Allhallows Eve' by Richard Laymon (when I saw this in the local book shop my body reacted without thinking. It had to be mine!! big grin ).

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Location: When in Doubt, Go to the Library.

The Inkheart Trilogy.

I got Inkheart as a "this really isn't a present" present for my twentieth birthday. I finally got tired of reading the intro to the second [i read the first and second when i was below double digits, and so didn't remember anything from Inkspell.]

I came across the Inkheart movie and bought the Trilogy and film form amazon. Now I'm about in the middle of the third one [Inkdeath]

Cornelia Funke - one of the best fantasy writers... ever.


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'Wheels of Fire' by Terence Strong.

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Location: Inside your head

'Elfquest: Journey to Sorrows End' by Wendy & Richard Pini


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I womanize. I swear. An' I beat th' living crap outta
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- Lobo

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That ACDC Chick
All That Noiz

Gender: Female
Location: Stuff and Things

Dead Space: Salvage by Anthony Johnston
Assassin's Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden
Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lyndsay


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'The Codex' by Douglas Preston.
'Deadline' by Simon Kernick.
'Starship Troopers' by Robert A. Heinlein.

Bit of non-fiction too, 'The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries' by Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson.

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'Firebird' by Michael Asher.
'The Golden Gate' by Alistair Maclean.
'Back Story' by Robert B. Parker.

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Pre-ordered the Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan and bought Dead Inside: Do Not Enter because it's been on my list since before I wrote up my list


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Selected writings of Truman Capote, but I only intend to read 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

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Middlemarch. Been reading it for quite a while now.

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Pre-ordered the Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan


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Location: +40° 36' 5.70", -73° 57' 49.46

Of course i have to say i bought my own book, The Mushroom King by Joseph F. Ulses


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Location: Sector ZZ plural Z alpha

Kelley Armstrong's
The Calling
The Gathering

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Face Flowed Into Her Eyes

Gender: Male
Location: Miami Metropolitan Area

My current cart on BAM.com:

Cane by Jean Toomer
The General and His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
Peeling the Onion by Gunter Grass
Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Jazz by Toni Morrison
Above the River by James A Wright


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