got any mind candy?

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    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    got a vaca coming up, havent had time to read for pleasure in many weeks. i intend to get a good read and do some relaxing, but no titles come to mind.


    i'd really love to find something that reads like historical fiction, maybe having to do with a famous photographer...

    but, not tied to this theme. some good mind candy would be nice- haven't read any science fiction in years and would be into something from this genre, i think.

    not into present day themes- i'm trying to avoid sensory overload from the world stage as it is.

    any suggestions?
     
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    Hmm, historical fiction's not exactly my schtick, so I'll waive my rights on that one. For good sci-fi, I like Clarke a lot--very realistic, but yet obviously fiction. I'm toying with the idea of starting through the 2001 series again. I've also recently discovered Greg Iles and David Lindsey, but they're both writing about pretty contemporary issues (they both remind me a bit of Dan Brown).

    You guys got spring break coming up yet? That's late! We had ours last week and I thought we were late!
     
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    In my current state i read the title as "got any mindy candy? "
    Oh boy...
     
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    I know a girl named Mindy. She's bigger than me though, so maybe she's had too much candy. :| :shock:
     
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    Ha...well i was referring to our own Mindy(oriecat)
     
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    i'm not sure if it really fits into either of those topics, but House of leaves by Mark Z danielewski is an amazing book
     
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    Hi Osmer_Toby,

    I while back I read 'Pastwatch' by Orson Scott Card. It's a combination of Sci-fi and Historical Fiction, so it might be right up your alley. I enjoyed it.
     
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    lol. sorry, but there is no way in hell i can let that one go by...
    like asking a moth to avoid a candle flame...

    so, i wonder, what kind of candy would mindy candy be?
    hmmmm..... :twisted:
     
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    ya, doesn't start til a week from today...

    tammy- i love o.s.c.- havent read him for years. is that title new? if not, i probably read it already, but so long ago i could probably enjoy reading it again.

    what is the premise of this story? anything along the lines of Cider House Rules? (a must read, btw, for any true democrat...)
     
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    I believe it came out in 2001.
     
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    haven't read cider house rules
    house of leaves has several story line
    one is about a documentary about this house that can change its deminsions

    then theres a story of a guy who wrote a book about this movie

    then theres a story of a guy reading that book

    the 3 story line switch around and sort of interweave. Its really hard to explain the beauty of the book. Danielewski plays w/ the form of the words on the page (upside down, only a few words per page, different shapes, etc)
     
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    hmm. sounds alot like e e cummings...
     

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