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No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy
One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the mon...

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No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Wow, just wow. At this point this has to be one of my favorite books in general. I saw the movie years ago when it originally came out and eventually wanted to read the book.

I think one of my favorite parts of this book is the dialog, it feels so authentic and romantic to me. And I absolutely loved reading it.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This was a quicker read than I thought and I literally just finished it, so I need to process it a bit more but this book is loaded with things to discuss and pick a part. Loaded with interesting rich characters and Montag was an exciting individual to follow as he progressed through the story. I have a feeling I will probably be reading this again by the years end.

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No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

Incredible. I finished the border trilogy this year and thought I’d cap off 2018 with this and I have zero regrets.

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Finished reading No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

I read this one in like two days. It was a very quick read but I enjoyed it a lot. It took a little bit of time to get used to the lack of quotation marks or anything for dialogue. Once I did though, it flowed great for me.

Started reading Carrie by Stephen King

I don't have much exposure to Stephen King's novels themselves. I know a lot of them through pop culture and I recently read his memoir On Writing and was entranced when he was talking about writing Carrie. I decided I would start there with his actual novels. I'm not far in but have been enjoying it so far.

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Trainspotting, by Irvine Welsh

  • Fuck me. I've never seen the film, but if it's 25% as grim as the book - it's pretty gosh darn grim. Highly recommend but not to people who are squemish. If you think you can handle spoilers then give it a go

About to start:

No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

  • My only experience with McCarthy so far has been The Road, so I'm prepared to be horribly depressed and engrossed all at once
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No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
Hard to follow in some places I think. Especially with the opening dialogue at the start of each chapter. I'm a fanboy of McCarthy though so I loved it nonetheless


Outer Dark, by Cormac McCarthy

Yup. Fanboy.

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haven't posted in a while, so far I've finished:

Jubilee, by Margaret Walker

2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut

No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

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Finished No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

Absolutely my perfect book, both pulpy and mythic all at the same time. In my opinion it's better than the movie (there I said it) :P Definitely looking forward to reading more of MCarthy's work, probably with The Road being next.

Started The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon

Feels good to go back to the wacky words of Pynchon after loving Inherent Vice, my first novel of his. Already halfway done and I'm liking it so far. Eventually I'll work my way up to his actual classics, but I'm more curious about checking out something like Bleeding Edge next.

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Finished The Road, by Cormac McCarthy Finished No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

Thoroughly enjoyed both.

Started Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel Also started I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

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Prey by Michael Crichton

Very enjoyable, page turner for me. This is only the second book I read of his but I am definitely going down the rabbit whole into his catalog.

Starting No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

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Voyager, by Diana Gabaldon- The third installment in the Outlander series. Loved it, and I'm so glad Lord Grey has his own spinoff book.

No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy - I didn't like the writing at all, esp. the Sheriff's POV. It took me out of the story completely.


Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris

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Started and finished The Shining by Stephen King, No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, and My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. Just started The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell which I'm really excited for!

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Palace of Treason: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy), by Jason Matthews Fun once you accept the premise. Not as good as the first book in the trilogy. I originally DNFed this, but came back to it. There's a sex scene involving Putin and the main character.

Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown, by Lauren Hilgers A complicated story about immigration and asylum. Worth reading.

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, by Lawrence Block I like this series a lot, I've read them all now.

Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck Not as good as "East of Eden."

Astroball: The New Way to Win It All, by Ben Reiter Essentially a sequel to "Moneyball," explaining how baseball teams reacted to that book. Interesting, but probably only for baseball fans.

No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy Okay, my first McCarthy.

The Library Book, by Susan Orlean Interesting at times. But Orlean admits that she doesn't go to libraries herself. She never explores who was responsible for the terrible condition of the library.

Swordheart, by T Kingfisher A strong candidate for worst book I've ever read. Fantasy romance with no plot.

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Recently finished:

No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy - my third McCarthy novel. I really enjoy his unique style, and how he makes the reader work to understand what's going on. I've seen the movie a couple of times, and even though it's been several years since my last viewing I still pictured each character as the actors who played them - with the only exception, ironically, being Anton Chigurh (possibly the most notable character in the film, for which Javier Bardem won the Academy Award).

Your Brain Is God, by Timothy Leary - a quick read. Not sure how much I really enjoyed it, this is the only writing by Leary I've read so far. I did like the various stages he proposed for man's growth, presented in the book as "types" of God that man must become. I may reread this one in a few months; this seems more like the kind of "ideas" book that is meant to be reflected on, rather than something to be absorbed in one sitting.

Y the Last Man, by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra - Deluxe Edition Book One covering issues #1-10, previously issued as two separate books Unmanned and Cycles. Pretty interesting concept, tons of pop culture references, and enough mystery to keep me eager to find out how the rest of the series progresses. Definitely not perfect (there's lots of dialogue that is a bit...cringe worthy...and also, an overabundance of ellipses), but it's a lot of fun.

Batman: Year One, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli - My second Batman story. I'm a fairly new comics reader, so I figured this was as good a place as any to really dive in with the Dark Knight. I loved this one, much more entertaining than my previous foray into Batman/DC Comics.

Currently reading:

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms, by Hanna Fry - lots of great info on how things work behind the scenes in our modern world. So far I've loved the section about data, and why we should be mindful of the things that we let companies learn about us for free. I'm hoping to learn more as I continue reading this one.

The Multiversity, by Grant Morrison - picked up this comic from my local library and, well...I might need to read a lot more comics before I can even comprehend this one. Morrison is known for being an oddball and writing some really "out there" stuff, but this is even weirder than I was expecting. Only one issue in, seven more mind-bending issues to go...