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    The Sweet Poison Cook by Arto Paasilinna, my favourite Finnish author (read: the only Finnish author I've read). Not as good as The Year of the Hare, but still really funny. I love the Finnish colloquial spirit all through the book.

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    About to start To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
    One of the best books I have ever read.
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    The Cyberiad by Stanlislav Lem. It's a sci-fi/comedy collection of short stories revolving around 2 essentially god-like constructors who mostly travel the galaxy building machines/robots for people. A lot of them have kind of a fairy-tale feel to them. While this isn't true of the entire book, there are parts here and there that could almost be mistaken for Douglas Adams (The Third Sally: or the Dragons of Probability being the one that really beat me over the head with it and even includes a "probability amplifier" which has pretty much the same logic as the infinite improbability drive in Hitchhiker's Guide), which leads me to believe he probably was a fan, since this came out earlier.

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    I read Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami recently. What a crazy book! It was like being in a dream for the few days I was reading it! I really liked it.

    I then went on to read The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Was pleasantly surprised, as I had heard not so great things about it. But I liked it quite a bit.

    And I am now reading Post Office by Charles Bukowski

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    One of the best books I have ever read.
    An excellent read indeed

    My new one:
    11.22.63 by Stephen King

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    Bukowski's Post Office was okay, much preferred Ham on Rye, but still, parted we're funny. Maybe I needed to be in a particular mood for it.

    Then re-read The Hobbit, and was actually quite surprised at how much I remembered from when I first read it about ten years ago. Still a great book.

    And now I've started in David Mithchell's Cloud Atlas, in anticipation of the film.

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    America Again re-becoming the greatness we never weren't - Stephen Colbert.

    Friggin hilarious.

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    Walking Dead Compendium 1 (Compilation of issues 1-48 of the comic book)...almost done, tore through it in about 2 days, have the 2nd volume at the ready.
    Rita corny, Michael

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    You wanna send those my way when you're done?
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    Or what? Or you'll leave as soon as someone returns your rudeness and delete all your posts? I'm so scared.

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    I will send them via homing pigeon page by page....its about 1000 pages total...I may run out of pigeons....but it will be done!
    Rita corny, Michael

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    Just finished David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas yesterday. I loved it! I was actually quite worried starting into it, because I'd somehow got the idea that it was going to be a really tough read, technically and linguistically, but it wasn't like that at all.
    The six interweaving stories all felt like they were from completely different authors and times, and everytime I neared the end of one story I would be really sad that it was ending (or pausing), but then a while later I'd be totally engrossed in the next part.

    Also, apparently David Mitchell lives only half an hour from where I live, cool!


    And I've now started on The Great Gatsby!

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