I've been reading this for the past 3 months. I'm over midway through, and I've been enjoying it immensely, but I've just been chipping away at it.
FnordChan said:I just finished F. Paul Wilson's The Tomb and dug it quite a bit. Time to backtrack and read The Keep, which I believe kicked off The Adversary Cycle. Meanwhile, needing a paperback to read today I grabbed the used copy of Laurel K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures off the shelf that I'd been meaning to check out for all my vampire romance. Yes, I realize this reduces my credibility when recommending anything whatsoever to GAF, but I'm a sucker for this sort of thing. As it were.
Eric P said:The Keep isn't REALLY needed for the whole Repairman Jack series, but it's good background to have, esp around book 4 or 5 when he really starts directly tying stuff together.
Amazon said:has selected 22 works of fiction, ranging from such traditional ghostly tales as "The Outsider" and "The Rats in the Walls" to such lengthy cosmic narratives as "The Call of Cthulhu" and "At the Mountains of Madness."
Pikelet said:Be warned, the first book is nothing like the rest. I didnt really start to like the series until about the end of book 2 but 'Wizard And Glass' is amazing
Uncle said:A friend brought me a book called From Finland With Love by Roman Schatz. It's a collection of satirical columns about Finland written by a German-born tv-producer who came to Finland in 1986. It was pretty good. Not laugh out loud funny, but very entertaining. It's only about 130 pages long with a couple of illustrations, but as a nice plus it has the columns in Finnish and in English, as it's supposed to be entertain both foreigners living here as well as "Finns with robust self-esteem and a healthy sense of self-irony". If there are any here, I recommend reading it.
George Orwell's most important and lasting newspaper journalism is to be found in the columns he wrote for the left-wing weekly Tribune during the mid-1940s. A reviewer from 1940, he became the paper's literary editor in 1943, and in the next thirteen months wrote fifty-nine weekly pieces under the rubric 'As I Please'. He left to work briefly for the Observer as a war correspondent, but returned to London shortly after the tragic death of his wife Eileen and in autumn 1945 resumed his Tribune column, writing weekly opinion pieces in 1945-6 and a further twenty-one instalments of 'As I Please' in 1946-7.
Orwell's columns - written while he was working on his two greatest novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four - have never before been collected in a single volume. This book, published to coincide with Tribune's seventieth anniversary, shows Orwell at the height of his powers as a writer - as his biographer, Bernard Crick, put it, 'the Doctor Johnson of the left'.