What are you reading?

I read Hollerbochen's Dilemma (didn't care for it, and neither did Bradbury); Don't Get Technatal (what a great, morbid ending); The Pendulum (this was fantastic; I remember thinking it would've made a great episode of The Twilight Zone); The Piper (reminded me a lot of the short stories found in The Martian Chronicles); The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa (Bradbury might've been on acid when he wrote this one); I, Rocket (heartwarming and hard to put down) and The Lake (this one caused me to tear up a bit; it reminded me of some things Dan Simmons has written) by Ray Bradbury, Beyond Lies the Wub (a terrific ending); The Gun (I enjoyed it up until the ending, but the ideas present throughout were pretty unique; another one I thought would've made a good Twilight Zone episode); The Little Movement; The Skull (unfortunately, I called the ending almost immediately) and The Defenders (I thought it was going one way, but it took a real turn at the end) by Philip K. Dick, Skulls in the Stars and Rattle of Bones by Robert E. Howard (I'm loving these Solomon Kane stories; I can't wait to read Conan) and In the Vault (one of my favorite Lovecraft stories so far); He; The Horror at Red Hook (abhorrently racist and hard to get through); The Colour Out of Space (an excellent novelette, and pure Lovecraft) and Pickman's Model (another one where you see the ending coming from a mile away, but still fun to read) by H.P. Lovecraft.

Right now, I'm re-reading the Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist. After suffering a serious OCD relapse in college, which all but kept me from ever picking up a book again, Feist's Midkemia novels got me back into reading again. They're simple, but fun. He doesn't do anything terribly new with the fantasy genre, but some of his characters remain favorites of mine to this day.

My wife got me the 35th anniversary set of Akira, so I'm reading it for the first time. I've probably seen the movie a hundred times or more since discovering it in the mid-90s, so it's been fun experiencing its source material for the first time. I plan on re-watching it when I'm finished reading the manga; I'm curious to see how I'll feel about the film this time around.
 

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My wife got me the 35th anniversary set of Akira, so I'm reading it for the first time. I've probably seen the movie a hundred times or more since discovering it in the mid-90s, so it's been fun experiencing its source material for the first time. I plan on re-watching it when I'm finished reading the manga; I'm curious to see how I'll feel about the film this time around.
You’re in for a treat if you’ve only seen the anime.
 
(I'm loving these Solomon Kane stories; I can't wait to read Conan)

Be sure to get The Complete Chronicles of Conan that was published back in 2006 in celebration of Robert E. Howard's 100th birthday; it's the only complete collection of Howard's original Conan tales and all the related miscellany. No posthumous rewrites or edits by outside writers; it's all strictly Howard's original text. Though the book is out of print, you can find cheap used copies on eBay.
 
Be sure to get The Complete Chronicles of Conan that was published back in 2006 in celebration of Robert E. Howard's 100th birthday; it's the only complete collection of Howard's original Conan tales and all the related miscellany. No posthumous rewrites or edits by outside writers; it's all strictly Howard's original text. Though the book is out of print, you can find cheap used copies on eBay.
I think they’ve got that same edition split into two or three books on iBooks, as well, which is mainly what I use these days. If not, eBay it is!
 
I think they’ve got that same edition split into two or three books on iBooks, as well, which is mainly what I use these days. If not, eBay it is!
I strongly recommend the 2006 omnibus because not only it contains all of Howard's Conan fiction, but it's also meticulously proofread and contains no typos or errors whatsoever. Something that can't be said of most pulp-era reprints.
 
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