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Pica Serdica
Again for the umpteenth time, re-reading A. and B. Strugatsky's Inhabited Island (in Russian).
Written in 1969, yet so many uncanny similarities to present-day Russia. Someone up there must be a fan.
 

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Currently reading Gaiman's Norse Mythology. It is...less than stellar, but I'm a Gaiman completist, so I shall press on.
I liked it.
Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology.
I think I know Norse myths better than Gaiman, even though I say so myself, but I like him a lot as an author and really wanted to see his personal approach to the subject. Which, I'd say, is remarkable (on first impressions, haven't finished the book yet); he makes Asgard look like this forum sometimes.
I've read Norse mythology in numerous translations, retellings, synopses, you name it, not to mention quite a few academic papers discussing and analyzing it, and I'd never - yet - felt such sadness and empathy as when reading Gaiman's version. Well done sir.

Edit: Just noticed this when going to my old post:
Got this book for Christmas and still need to read it. Can’t wait!
Dude it took you some time...
 

MrKnickerbocker

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I liked it.


Edit: Just noticed this when going to my old post:

Dude it took you some time...
Haha, yeah...I chose to reread a whole series since then.

I enjoy it, because I enjoy Norse mythology, it just doesn’t feel like a Gaiman book to me. It doesn’t sound like Gaiman, if that makes sense.
 

Perun

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Finished "Needful Things" by Stephen King last night. It's a book I've been meaning to read for a long time because I remember the film fondly - although I watched it maybe 20 or more years ago and it probably will seem a lot cheesier to me now.
I can't say the climax impressed me very much, but you don't read away 933 pages in five days (taken together) if the book is bad.

Then again, I read "The Silk Tree" by Julian Stockwin in two nights and it was the worst book I ever read, so what do I know.

Anyway, I liked "Needful Things". There's something about the story's premise that has stuck with me for decades and the book was worth reading for the transaction scenes alone.
 

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Pica Serdica
Finished "Needful Things" by Stephen King last night. It's a book I've been meaning to read for a long time because I remember the film fondly - although I watched it maybe 20 or more years ago and it probably will seem a lot cheesier to me now.
I can't say the climax impressed me very much, but you don't read away 933 pages in five days (taken together) if the book is bad.

Then again, I read "The Silk Tree" by Julian Stockwin in two nights and it was the worst book I ever read, so what do I know.

Anyway, I liked "Needful Things". There's something about the story's premise that has stuck with me for decades and the book was worth reading for the transaction scenes alone.
I remember I liked it too (only read the Bulgarian translation a long time ago) but also realized I've completely forgotten most of it since.
Which doesn't happen too often with Stephen King's books.
 
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