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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

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    The League of Extrordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill.
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    Are these any good? What are they about??
    Its the third volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The series is about a group of Victorian era literary characters who work for the British Government. The group includes Mina Harker (Dracula), Alan Quartermain (King Solomon's Mines), The Invisible Man, Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), and DrJekyll/Mr.Hyde.

    Before I continue I should point out that a really crappy movie was based on this series. This is a billion times better. Its the difference between Disney's Cinderella and one of those cheap knock-offs you find in the $1 on VHS at Toys R Us.

    Anyways, The first volume is about a battle with FuManchu. The Second volume is about a Martian Invasion (as seen in War of the Worlds) the third is set in about 60 years after the invasion.

    This third volume, "The Black Dossier" is about a book that contains information about the founding of the organization, the original team (including Prospero from Shakespeare's "The Tempest") and other members over time. The book is very experimental. It is very different than the 2 previous volumes. I'd recommend reading them first. I'd say more about it, but I do not want to ruin it.

    The series is very literate. It uses all sorts of characters from books like Gulliver, Natty Bumpo, Fanny Hill, Pollyanna and many more. Some of these are just cameos or referenced.

    I should point out that it is a graphic novel. It is not for kids. Your local library probably has it.

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    i'm rereading HP 7

    i just finished The Notebook.


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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Millan

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Just finished The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
    Very good book.


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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    So what kind of books are these? Genre? Plot?
    They're under the science fiction/fantasy genre, but I think most people read them because of the humor. ie, There are vampires in the series, but they drink hot cocoa and sing songs to avoid drinking blood. It's that sort of off the cuff humor. I love 'em!

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    I'm reading The Doctor's Wife (not sure on the author). So far it's a really well written novel.
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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy go nuts View Post
    Just finished The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
    Very good book.

    I agree. Devil in the White City is the best book of the decade. But, I am a history teacher, so I may be biased.

    I am currently reading Walts People Vol. 5 by Didier Ghez, most of you probably know that this great series is a must real for fans of Disney history.

    I just finished If a Pirate I Must Be, which is an account of the life of Black Bart. I liked it. It debunks a lot of pirate myths, and tells how they really lived.

    I'm getting ready to start Metropolis, which is a book set in NY around th eturn of the century. I figure I will like as I like the Caleb Carr books set around that time and place.
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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Quote Originally Posted by SciFi96 View Post
    I'm getting ready to start Metropolis, which is a book set in NY around th eturn of the century. I figure I will like as I like the Caleb Carr books set around that time and place.
    Sounds interesting! Was it written by Caleb Carr? Is it considered fiction?

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessY View Post
    Sounds interesting! Was it written by Caleb Carr? Is it considered fiction?
    It is fiction, but it isnt by Caleb Carr. It has a Carr feel to it. Are you into historical fiction?

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Just started "Wicked", boy what a difference from the play! Dark as they come!
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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Yesterday, I started reading Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and Other Boneheaded Bureaucrats Are Turning America into a Nation of Children by David Harsanyi. I think that subtitle is a small hint as to the content.

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Quote Originally Posted by SciFi96 View Post
    Are you into historical fiction?
    One of my favorite genres!!

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Almost done with the God Delusion..amazing book 10/10

    Now, I'll turn that little mouse's dream into a nightmare Fantasmic!

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Just started "Wicked", boy what a difference from the play! Dark as they come!
    Lol...it's true! I love the play. The book was...well...not quite the same...

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    Re: What book are you reading? (or just finished)

    Quote Originally Posted by CelestialImperium View Post
    Almost done with the God Delusion..
    Okay... gotta know about this one. Title sounds like an anti religion book.

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