Aaron David

A fourth generation Californian, befuddled.

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  1. I’ve just started a novel called “The Boy Who Could See Demons” by Carolyn Jess-Cooke. I’m about 1/5 of the way through, and it seems pretty good. Unlike a lot of books I start reading, I’ll probably actually finish it.Report

  2. Avatar Maribou says:

    I’ve been reading star wars comics all week. and watching fluffy movies like drumline 3. i’m less halfway through rv, a robin williams movie so sophomoric that it has extended poop jokes, but i had to stop because the good parts made me miss him so much that it was not having its intended effect on me.Report

  3. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Since Jim Butcher has apparently put his Dresden Files series on the back burner, I’ve been binge-reading alternatives for the last several weeks. Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series; Benedict Jacka’s Alex Verus series; and Mike Carey’s Felix Castor series. London is such a cool setting for urban fantasy, full of peculiar buildings, abandoned deep tunnels, and strange old parks and cemeteries.Report

    • Avatar Maribou says:

      @michael-cain all three of those have been on my reading list for a while. which do you think I would like best? … i will still read all three eventually, just wondering which one I should listen to the call of first :).Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain says:

        Jacka’s Alex Verus is the series that when I got to the end of the last chapter of the last book so far I thought, “I really, really want the next one!” Currently scheduled for June, 2018. Nine months. Damn.Report

        • Avatar Maribou says:

          @michael-cain Cool, next time I get that itch I’ll start there.Report

          • Avatar Michael Cain says:

            The series takes a while to get rolling. Pretty much all series authors face the same question at some point: am I writing a collection of loosely connected stories using this set of characters, or is there some sort of overarching plot line? The Dresden Files are now as much about Harry figuring out what kind of demi-god he is as about solving mysteries involving magic and monsters in Chicago. Stross’s Laundry Files started out as individual tributes to 1960s spy thrillers and have been taken over by political story lines. The Harry Potter books started out as traditional British school stories and then morphed into saving the world.

            I found the Vestus series more interesting after a long-term story line emerged. For me the hook at the end of the last one is a twist in that story line, not the characters or the London they occupy per se.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Bobby “the Brain” Heenan. 1944-2017.
    One of the best heels in the business, forever.Report

  5. Avatar Damon says:

    Not been reading much nowadays. Thinking of what I’ll be reading on my upcoming trips.

    I need some long books as one trip will be 18 hours is in the plane.

    Thinking Footfall, or the Thomas Covenant series. I’d buy an e-reader but then I’d probably have to buy the same books for the reader so how does that get me anywhere?Report