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  1. Good first novels

    Some absolutely corking first novels: Junky by William S. Burroughs Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote City of Night by John Rechy Sucking Sherbet Lemons by Michael Carson Perfume by Patrick Suskind I wish that Suskind had written more. He's not remotely prolific!
  2. What's next on Mt TBR

    My Mount TBR is a trembling, teetering thing. These are the books I have my eye on for plucking out in the near future: Vanished Years by Rupert Everett Stoner by John Williams The Charioteer by Mary Renault Howards End by E.M. Forster Four Steps by Wendy Hudson The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie Come November/December, it's going to be all murder mysteries, because that's how I roll. Christmas = murder!
  3. Revived BGO Book Group

    If I could suggest another one, then perhaps we could all get our murder-mystery on with the very first Hercule Poirot novel that Agatha Christie wrote, which was published in 1920: The Mysterious Affair at Styles. It's a Poirot I haven't yet read. The beginning of any series is an excellent place to start. I've heard it's a good one.
  4. ^5 to everyone who's mentioned Midnighter (all those years ago!). I love Midnighter. Also Lucas Caravaggio from Locke & Key.
  5. Revived BGO Book Group

    I'd like to suggest Stoner by John Williams. Why? Because of this discussion video from the YouTube book channel, Better Than Food: Stoner by John Williams "It's an honest portrait of a man who has tried his best to deal with the mistakes that he has made, keep his integrity, and love those who are close to him." It's a book that sounds inspirational, shattering, and insightful. It's a modern classic. It's sitting unread on my shelf, and I'd like to change that!
  6. Other Hobbies

    I'm a PC gamer -- point & click adventure mostly, but also some RPG (Skyrim) and casual puzzle types. I read the Tarot and Oracle. I love Tamagotchi. I write Holmesian pastiche and parody.
  7. Currently Reading

    Yes! It was so well written, too. I have his follow-up autobiog, Vanished Years, which I'd like to start soon.
  8. Currently Reading

    So Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins was utterly wonderful, and I gave it 5 stars on GoodReads. I'm about to begin The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault.
  9. What song is on your brain...right now?

    Welcome to my Nightmare by Alice Cooper. I've been fixing and testing an old portable CD player, and that was the song/CD I chose as the test bunny.
  10. what is everyone doing?

    I've finished the housework, and now I'm relaxing with a glass of white wine. The weather has cooled down a little, thank goodness! It's still sunny, but not searingly so. I hope to finish the book I'm currently reading later on this evening. Just a quiet and relaxing Saturday.
  11. Introduce Yourself

    I'd be interested in that.
  12. Book Lists 2018

    1. Roller Coaster by Karin Kallmaker - ** 2. Orlando by Virginia Woolf - ***** 3. Violet to Vita: The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West - **** 4. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - **** 5. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf - **** 6. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie - **** 7. Endless Night by Agatha Christie - **** 8. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie - *** 9. The Introvert by Michael P. Michaud - **** 10. The Disappearance Boy by Neil Bartlett - **** 11. Bats by Phil Richardson - **** 12. The Waves by Virginia Woolf - *** 13. Testimony of Light by Helen Greaves - ***** 14. Tamagotchi Diary by Joe Hutsko - *** 15. Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household - **** 16. Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh - ****
  13. Opening Lines

    "By the time he was eight he knew he would never be a Great Actress." From Hello Darling, Are You Working? by Rupert Everett The above is still on my TBR pile, but that opening line made me laugh, and I think it's going to be a fun read.
  14. Book Chain

    How to Be a Normal Person -- T.J. Klune