Yup,...that's what I am. Seems anymore, every day lately I am asked did you read..... (The no.1 title spoken is one of JWR's novels......) No. I have not. No, I don't need to..... I don't care to..... Fiction is fiction and can be enjoyed, but lately, all I have read is a re-hash of the same old, same old.... The names, and places are changed, but for the life of me, it's either every writer was born a twin with some sort of esp/mind reading capability-shared thought patterns, or there's a LOT of unintended plagarism going on..... Someone reads a book, decides it's time to write their own, but somehow the plots seem to parallel quite nicely. It's become redundant to the point I can't read one more "novel". Now if someone came up with another good BLOB plot, at least it would be interesting..... How about an "Invasion of the pickle people"? Now, I am a true 'dyed in the wool' survivalist..... But for the life of me, I cannot seem to get anything, anymore, from the same old story/plot. I can't even bear the thought now of watching a movie about survivalism.... It's like "Rocky XXIV" the next, in a LONG line of depressing sequels! I have had people call me and ask: did you get to page so and so yet? No,.... why? And then I get an extended and revised rendition of what they think they just read.... Or, maybe my ears are dyslexic!??? Want a really good laugh? I have a contact in the military that is a Lt. Colonel, in the intel business, and he always refers to: "Well, James Wesley Rawles says...." JWR was a captain that resigned his commission.... This guy is still active and going strong, but I seriously have my doubts about his abilities now! In fact, it's pretty sad........ Maybe, we all live in a fantasy world of fictional events and characters, and can't evolve past that.... It's gotten pretty bizarre!