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Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses by Stephen Davis
Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses

C Horne, May 4, 2009

Big G&R fan!
Well, as you may know, there a not worthy Gn'R biographies. There are some "fake" ones (which all of us have purchased some time ago...), but this isn't like the others. It hasn't been a very easy band, so to research all this information it is a very good job indeed. I trust in Stephen Davis and I believe this is a very good book (if you are a Gn'R fan). The worst of this book is that it's been eclipsed by Slash autobiography (well, nobody's perfect...). Anyway, if you want to know how this band "really" was explained from the outside, definitely, this is the book.
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Saturn's Children: A Space Opera by Charles Stross
Saturn's Children: A Space Opera

C Horne, April 29, 2009

This is one heck of an entertaining and thought provoking book. Again, the book is almost entirely centred on a female character - one Freya Nakamachi - Baroque and Renaissance musician, professional concubine and kick-butt cybernetic dame! (you gotta be interested after a resumé like that!?) One of his best characters since Reeve in "Glasshouse" and Sue, the Lesbian Scottish cop in "Halting State".
The book is full of ideas and some challenging ones - like can we produce artificial intelligences similar to humans? Stross's answer is yes.
I am kind of wondering if the people who made "Ghost In The Shell" might be interested in animating it. I think Charlie Stross would be down for it! Maybe someone could animate it and I could present the Renaissance and Baroque music for the soundtrack. Well, one day ....

Great stuff! Full marks to Charlie Stross!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #02) by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #02)

C Horne, April 20, 2009

I think Jeff Kinney hit the BullsEye with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I first read some of it at the internet. However it did not take me long to figure out that I had to have a hard copy of this book. Once I got it, I read it from start to finish and was unable to put it down until the end. It is THAT hilarious! The writing by itself is good and the cartoons make all that even better! And I am not the only one to love it. Since the time I got it, my book is being borrowed again and again by all my friends. In fact, I haven't seen it myself for long. It is just being passed from one friend to another. And we are all waiting for the next book in the Wimpy Kid series. I don't have an older brother. But although Greg seems to be complaining a lot about his brother Roderick, I wish I could get all this kind of troubles that Greg gets with Roderick. Life would be that much more interesting!!!!
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Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

C Horne, April 20, 2009

All I can say is buy this book!!! I was reading it on my flight home yesterday and was laughing SO hard that people were staring at me...but I couldn't help it. Chelsea is just that funny! Her writing about her parents is the best. And as a redheaded woman, I agree with her about reheaded men from my own experience. I try to avoid them too. Plus, she's way funnier than that crazy Manc, Karl Pilkington.
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Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes by Tony Ross
Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes

C Horne, April 18, 2009

Excellent bed time story book. My kids just love this book; and I have to admit so do I. It is full of the classic Nursery Rhymes as well as some I have never heard of. This a treasured book around our house. Great Read!
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