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Christopher Moore
San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin j...

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Noir, by Christopher Moore I did not really enjoy this book that much. The plot was hard to follow and the humor was really cliche. I can see how some people might like it, but not for me.

Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris I read Barrel Fever several years ago and realized that was all I have ever read by Sedaris. Hoping to pick up a few more as I found myself literally cackling while I read this.

Acceptance, by Jeff VanderMeer Finally finished the Southern Reach trilogy. I still don't know how I feel about these books. Sometimes I loved them, other times I was frustrated. I'm not a huge sci-fan typically so maybe that is why I'm on the fence. I would read again though just to get a better understanding of things I missed the first time.

The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga My friend gave me a copy of this book a few years ago. It's been on my shelf and I had no idea what it was about and had not even heard of it before. Finally read it and absolutely loved it, one of my new favorite books. Such a powerful story.

Devil's Knot:The True Story of the West Memphis Three, by Mara Leveritt About 70 pages into this. Really liking it so far. I'm a huge true crime fan and did not know anything about these murders.

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Noir, by Christopher Moore Always been a fan of Chris Moore and this is just more Moore doing what he does. Backdrop is post WWII San Francisco. Main character, Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin, and his world is turned upside down when a beautiful woman, Stilton (like the cheese) walks into his bar immediately followed by an air force general from Roswell, NM. Along with a get rich quick scheme involving a snake and a secret organization of San Francisco's Elite Sammy has to limp into danger for the woman he loves.

Currently reading:

Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond A coworker told me about this one and I saw it at a second hand store recently ... I didn't buy it. When my wife and I were at her mother's house I was looking through her father's books and came across this one. I asked if I could borrow it and am near chapter 3 as we speak. So far I enjoy it.

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy: So far, not big on it. The stream of consciousness writing is distracting, but I'll give it about 50 or 80 pages before I decide if I'm abandoning it.

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In the last two weeks I've finished

Noir, by Christopher Moore

Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening, by Marjorie Liu

The Rosewater Insurrection, by Tade Thompson

Still working on Pet Semetary, by Stephen King and recently started Titanshade, by Dan Stout.

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Finished reading an advance reader copy (ARC) of Varina by Charles Frazier, a novel about the wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. It was a subject I knew next to nothing about, and the book was technically very well written, but holy hell it draaaaagged on and on and on... to the point where I didn't actually finish until it had already released.

Now I'm finishing a read an ARC of Noir by Christopher Moore, which releases tomorrow. Set in 1947 San Francisco, it's a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek hard-boiled mystery novel. IT IS SO GOOD. Highly recommend!

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Finished Noir, by Christopher Moore which I found annoying at first due to the period dialect, but it eventually grew on me and the story is absurd in a good way.

Started Physics of the Impossible, by Michio Kaku because I like sci-fi but admittedly I know very little science beyond high school basics. It's pretty dense, but learning on what the missing steps are from what is currently possible to creation of a Death Star is enough to keep me reading.

About to start Leviathan Wakes, by James S A Corey and I'm walking into it with no expectations. I've heard people say they like it, but I know very little beyond that.

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The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore Books such as this one teach far more (in my opinion) than most history texts. Moore uses storytelling methods to truly get you invested, teaching in the way I learn best. Loved it!

Daughter of the Pirate King, by Tricia Levenseller This read a little more middle grade than I expected. Suited for younger teens I'd think.

Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor My first fantasy square done for my bingo sheet...also gets me closer to reading a sequel that's been nominated for a Hugo.


The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

Noir, by Christopher Moore For the book club, so it will be going all month.

The Reluctant Queen, by Sarah Beth Durst Loved book one of the series so started this one as soon as I got it from the library.

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The Reluctant Queen, by Sarah Beth Durst and The Queen of Sorrow, by Sarah Beth Durst I went on a binger to finish the trilogy since I liked book one so much. These two weren't as good, but still enjoyable.

The Ingenious, by Darius Hinks This one had a somber tone, the lead going in and out of fugue-like states as she dealt with addiction while still trying to live up to heavy expectations. Really liked it!

Still Reading:

Noir, by Christopher Moore and The Golem and the Jinni


The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller Read Circe last year and liked it, so now getting to Miller's first book.

Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor A short novella. Slim, so it's easier to carry around.

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I finished The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

I'm beginning Noir, by Christopher Moore.

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I just finished Noir, by Christopher Moore. I appreciated the amount of detail and ambience he built into it, but I was somehow underwhelmed by the final story.

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Finished Noir, by Christopher Moore. I saw the book on the book club for April post and couldn't put it down :)

Started Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter. It's a beast!

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  • Cabal, by Clive Barker
  • Void Black Shadow, by Corey J. White
  • Here and Now and Then, by Mike Chen

Currently reading:

  • Noir, by Christopher Moore
  • Death Masks, by Jim Butcher
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Finished Death Masks, by Jim Butcher.

Still reading Noir, by Christopher Moore.

Started Pet Semetary, by Stephen King.

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I keep forgetting to post in the thread, so here are the books I finished the last two weeks.

The Euro: And its Threat to the Future of Europe, by Jospeh E. Stiglitz - very good book about what is wrong with the Euro and what needs to be done to fix it. Stiglitz gets his point across very clearly, but at times he is a bit repetitive. He also has a bit of a habit mentioning something and then saying he will explain that further at a later point in the book. Minor thing to complain about, but he does it enough that I felt it interrupted the flow of his point.

Noir, by Christopher Moore - Finished this for /r/books book club. I liked it, maybe not as much as some of his other work, but the humor was great, the flow of the story was great. Overall, if you are looking for something that is snarky and noir I would highly recommend it.

All the President's Men, by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward - This one is such a classic in non-fiction that I knew I would finally got around to it. It was interesting to read because of how they investigated and weighed what to publish and what to hold. My only problem with it was that I didn't really get a sense of some of the people mentioned in the book. This was probably because these people would have been very familiar to readers when the book first came out, so it wasn't really necessary to built up these people for the reader.

De Amerikaanse prinses, by Annejet van der Zijl - This was an interesting book about someone that appears to have always been a bit on the periphery of history. On the one hand a very ordinary life and on the other extremely unique during a very turbulent time of America's and the world's history. I do agree with one review on goodreads that sometimes it reads more about a history of all the people around her and not so much about Allene Tew herself.

Finding Baba Yaga, by Jane Yolen - I'm not a big poetry reader, but I liked what the author did with this one. She told a story by writing a sequence of poems. It was something different and I think it mostly worked.

Black Widow, Vol. 2: No More Secrets, by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee - I'm not a big Marvel reader, because the constant references to other series and characters can get a bit much. However, this is just a two-part series focused on Black Widow and it felt very self-contained. I would highly recommend it if you want to know a little more about Black Widow's backstory.

Seven to Eternity, Vol. 3: Rise to Fall by Rick Remender - I probably should have reread the previous volumes before reading this one, because it took me a while to get back into the storyline. It is still an interesting world with pretty interesting characters.

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Noir: A Novel, by Christopher Moore

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Finished: The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty Started: Noir, by Christopher Moore

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Started Rosewater, by Tade Thompson and Beneath the world, a sea, by Chris Beckett.

Just picked up Noir, by Christopher Moore to join in the sub book club. Excited about starting that, I haven't read anything by him before.

Finished Hagseed, by Margaret Atwood

Black Science Vol. 1: How to Fall Forever, by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Dean White

Oblivion Song, Chapter Two Robert Kirkman

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Just finished Salem's Lot, by Stephen King and started Noir, by Christopher Moore