Started by mgriffin, December 07, 2007, 09:39:14 AM
Quote from: hdibrell on January 31, 2010, 03:25:27 PMWhale Music - Paul Quarrington . Entertaining book about a reclusive, eccentric, genius, former rock star (based loosely on Brian Wilson) who quits the music business and lives alone in his mansion by the sea working on his music for whales. He doesn't want any contact with the outside world , living on whiskey, drugs and jelly donuts. He gets an unexpected ,uninvited young female visitor from Toronto who believes in his music. It's a fun story to read. Not anything heavy, but entertaining. I know I want to get his main instrument, a seven keyboard emulator, the Yamaha 666 that makes sounds even when it is turned off 8) .
Quote from: jkn on May 03, 2010, 10:07:40 AMI'm still reading LOTR. :-)
Quote from: mgriffin on May 03, 2010, 10:01:35 AMStart with Consider Phlebas if you're interested in the sci fi of Iain M. Banks, rather than the mainstream-ish fiction of Iain Bank (same guy, different names for different styles of work).I recommend that one because it's the first book in his Culture series, which is the great big epic giant buncha books he's best known for.
Quote from: mgriffin on May 03, 2010, 10:16:25 AMQuote from: jkn on May 03, 2010, 10:07:40 AMI'm still reading LOTR. :-) I remember the first time I read LOTR straight-through in junior high school and it took me the entire school year! I wish I could re-experience that again, that first read-through.