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Member: Locke

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Tagshorror (115), fantasy (24), pulp fiction (22), historical (15), secret agent (13), drawing (9), dystopian (4), art (4), non-fiction (4), werewolves (3) — see all tags

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About meI'm 40-something and a lawyer by profession. In my spare time I try to read a lot and write a little. I also like to take photographs, go for a long walk and work out in the local crossfit gym :)

About my libraryMy library is based on horror novels, hardboiled/noir mysteries and spy fiction. This kind of literature tends to give me a high return on the reading pleasure scale. I also enjoy a good apocalyptic novel or short story on a regular basis. I'd like to read more fantasy, SF and historical fiction in the future...

When I buy books for my library I always look for small sized paperback editions. They are cheaper, lighter and can actually be carried around in a pocket. Also, life is short. I will put a book away if it has not caught my complete attention after 50 pages...

My reading goal for 2010 was to read 25 books. These are the books I managed to read. Best book in 2010 was: One Day by David Nicholls.

My reading goal for 2011 is to read 36 books, mostly fiction. These are the books I've read so far. Well, guess I'm not going to make it this year. UPDATE: No, didn't make it.

This is my reading list for 2012. Best book was Under The Dome by Stephen King.

This is my reading list for 2013.

GroupsKing's Dear Constant Readers, Science Fiction Fans, Stephen King Addicts, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

Favorite authorsRamsey Campbell, Arthur C. Clarke, David Gemmell, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joe Haldeman, Robert A. Heinlein, Stephen King, Peter Straub (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresFantask, Faraos Cigarer, Politikens Boghal, SF-bokhandeln Malmö, The Booktrader

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Real nameBenjamin

LocationCopenhagen, Denmark

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Locke (profile)
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Member sinceFeb 15, 2008

Currently readingMy Work is Not Yet Done by Thomas Ligotti
Immediate Fiction: A Complete Writing Course by Jerry Cleaver

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Hey Locke! Sorry. I did kind of slack off. I'd drifted away from LibraryThing for a awhile. I ought to fire the project up again. I miss all those Stephen King works. Maybe I'll start in again in January.
Hey! Yeah, it's been awhile! I just don't ever have time to get on here and chat with friends. I usually upload my newest books review a few then I'm done!

I just finished Big Driver last night. Believe me, you won't be disappointed. King has really outdone himself on this one!! Was 1922 gripping?!?
I just wanted to let you know that your gift code worked and that I was able to add another book. Thank you again. :)
I added you to my friend's list. Thank you for the 1 year subscription. It was really nice of you!
hi and thanks for adding me!
Good for you! But I know I couldn't wait - I have no patience! Lots of good tasty books is good. They make it easier to wait. Or distract you entirely. :D
That's great! Though I am not sure I understand why you want to wait to read the next one. Well, in any case, the third comes out this year in time for Christmas.
hey did you finish The Lies of Locke Lamora? You were reading it right? How'd you like it?
Hey Ben,

I just posted my review of Morrell's The Totem. I'm not too happy with my review yet. I think it needs more work. But I loved the book. I'm glad you mentioned it.
you are welcome!
Hey thanks for the interesting library!
Oh yeah, tell me how Summer of Night and The Omen are. those are two horror novels I keep meaning to get to.
Hi Benjamin,

I'm enjoying The Totem quite a bit. I've read up to page... 120? Slaughter and Dunlap have hopped the fence to the commune and the little boy was bitten by a raccoon. He's faked out his parents and I think he's going to get rabies!

I liked the book enough to order another David Morrell book (Testament).
Hi Locke
And, thanks for adding me to your ineresting libraries. I'm honored. Thanks also for the information regarding downloading book covers!!!

For some odd reason I really enjoyed Desperation. It was kind of quirky and strange but I still liked the story and characters. Also it starts off with a bang and I love that. The Regulators was okay, I didn't read them together, I should have so let me know what you think of the connection since your reading them together.
I did say 'yes', we've been together for over 8 years, we own a house together. It was just a matter of timing. I wanted to be done with school, I graduate in May and we get married in June.
I'm in the middle of the second story in Just After Sunset, it's a little lenghty for a 'short story' but I really like it.
I really like Duma Key too, however there are a lot of people who don't share that opinion. I would love to see what his artwork looks like in real life. However I'm still disturbed by a scene from the begining of the book when the small dog is run over...
I enjoyed Night Shift as well because to me it was early enough to really capture how King wrote with a 'no holds bar' approach. To me it's his better collection of stories, I couldn't stand Four Past Midnight.
Just started the new one, I'm only one story in. I had quite the surprise the other night when my b/f asked me to marry him, so I've been looking at Bridal Mags instead of reading faithfully...I know its horrible.
So what's next for you in the SK library?
That is the shipping company I work for. Haven't gotten to travel to Copenhagen yet, but maybe some day.

I hope you enjoy Island. I actually wrote a review for that one. Richard Laymon is an author that I enjoy quite a bit, yet it would be tough to recommend him to anyone that isn't a horror fan His books can be real thrill machines, yet I always get the feeling that he is one step away from being a hack.

As to your profile, please borrow away. You might want to check out the group GreyHead’s frequently answered questions. He has threads that show how to do all sorts of little tweaks to your profile. That's where I learned how to display covers.
By the way, I like your profile page, been doing some work to it huh?
Sorry I've been so busy! I thought the ending to TGWLTG was just a little too coincidental and convenient. That monster at the end of the book really scared me. I had to put it down at night during those parts.

I keep forgetting your not from the same place I am (ego-centric America). That's why I found it interesting where you bought books from. I mostly buy mine on line at abebooks.com, I don't know if they deliever to you or not.

Did you read Duma Key? I see you have it rated. I'm patiently waiting for my copy of Just After Sunset. It was released on Tuesday and here it is Thursday and I still don't have it. I'll have to drop whatever I'm reading at the time to start SK newest.
Thanks for marking my library as an interesting one. I noted your recent comments on the 75'er pages! Welcome!! We share 52 books and they look to be mostly from my collection of horror titles. Though I see you just added Deliverance. This is a really interesting psychological study of the limits of human endurance. I tried another more recent Dickey novel and did not find it anywhere near as compelling. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one when you get done reading it. Also, I just discovered Richard Matheson, from whom you jsut added Duel, this year. Don't know how I hadn't read him yet.
Welcome to LibraryThing. Wow! I share over half of your books. I guess great minds think alike.

Incidentally, I work for a shipping company based out of Copenhagen.
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