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Title: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on August 07, 2007, 10:33:22 am
Inspired by the 'What are you listening to?' thread, we have it's literary counterpart.

Currently:

The Illuminatus Trilogy
A trilogy which I have in one book, about the Illuminati. Brilliant but very trippy. Fictional novel

Lou Reed's biography
Interesting, and he sure as hell was screwed up.

The Barry Trotter books
Parodies of the Harry Potter novels. Hilarious.

(Yes, I generally read several books at once. I have no problem doing this provided they are not overly similiar, in whihc case I get confused.)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on August 10, 2007, 03:21:05 am
I'm not reading anything at the moment, but I read 8 or 9 books in the past month...so I think I'm burned out for now...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: sltlamina on August 10, 2007, 03:34:36 am
Ringworld

Harry Potter (only read it about 3 or 4 times since it came out, dunno why)

Some weird book about paranormal crap and stuff of that nature. Interesting read.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Oviraptor on August 10, 2007, 07:00:52 pm
I'm re-reading the Homecoming series (5 books) by Orson Scott Card while I'm at work (during breaks). I have to be careful though; if I start reading them at home, I won't do anything else. Books have a tendency to consume me. So that's why it's important I try to read only at work, when I have to stop reading.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on August 11, 2007, 12:47:03 pm
Right now I am reading The Horus Heresy Fulgrim, I haven't gotten very far. I just finished The Children of Men, a good book, but the movie was very different.
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Post by: Kaizer on August 11, 2007, 02:33:36 pm
just finished these two books they were pretty good

an army of angels

when this cruel war is over
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on August 11, 2007, 04:18:50 pm
I'm re-reading the Homecoming series (5 books) by Orson Scott Card while I'm at work (during breaks). I have to be careful though; if I start reading them at home, I won't do anything else. Books have a tendency to consume me. So that's why it's important I try to read only at work, when I have to stop reading.

I love that series! And everything else by OSC as well.

I'm reading dracula.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on August 12, 2007, 04:25:20 am
Deathly Hallows, and I might try some Tom Clancy later on.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Daxx on August 12, 2007, 08:06:52 am
I'm finally coming up to the end of The Glass Bead Game by Hesse, this one's taken me a lot longer than I thought. Although, that's probably because I keep dropping it to pick up other books.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: LadyM on August 12, 2007, 12:47:23 pm
I finally finished Ender's Shadow and now I'm on Shadow of the Hegemon.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on August 12, 2007, 01:19:04 pm
I started The Long Walk by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)...pretty good so far
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on August 12, 2007, 02:33:01 pm
I finally finished Ender's Shadow and now I'm on Shadow of the Hegemon.

Once again, great series.

I strongly recommend OSC's book, Treason, to you or anyone else who likes SF/OSC.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Brandonazz on August 12, 2007, 04:30:52 pm
What Might Have Been

A collection of Alternate History short stories.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: HanianKnight on September 03, 2007, 08:29:03 pm
Dracula

Lord Jim

Heart of Darkness

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Danzik on September 03, 2007, 08:40:44 pm
Kon Tiki
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 03, 2007, 08:57:45 pm
A Time To Kill
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on September 04, 2007, 10:41:36 am
Right now I am reading Fulgrim (http://www.blacklibrary.com/product.asp?prod=60100181046&type=Book), I have had it a while but I haven't finished it since I burrowed it to a friend and I either sleep a lot more on my way home from school or talk to my friends who started going to school in the same city as me.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: russellmania4 on September 04, 2007, 03:42:40 pm
I just finished 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' for my summer reading. Meh... they were okay. Not really into those genres, I'm more of a fantasy, sci-fi kinda guy.

I just bought the first in the Dune series, but I'm only 4 pages in. Haven't had any time to read it, so far.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Blarg on September 04, 2007, 05:57:55 pm
I just got done with ROBOTA. It was an okay read, but the writing was... wierd. Like it had been translated from another language without bothering to actually make it understandable for Americans. I got the general gist of it, but it was confusing. Thankfully, it was one of those books with full-page paintings to show what's happening, so I understood it well enough. >_>

Also, I read a book called Gnomes. It's sort of a guidebook on Gnomes (not those wussy DnD Gnomes, I mean full fledged Lawn Gnomes!), their habits, their relationships, ancient primitive Gnomes, the reason why they wear their giant cone hats, even why they shake their head alot. Has some artistic nudity, nothing bad though. Not nearly as bad as some of the stuff Picasso did, and many other older artists. But, anyway, it was funny in an odd, scientific way.

As a side note, until I read this book, I had no idea that there were evil, Siberian Gnomes.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on September 05, 2007, 06:38:10 am


I just bought the first in the Dune series, but I'm only 4 pages in. Haven't had any time to read it, so far.

I haven't been able to finish the last four chapters in the third Dune book for a year. I just don't know why I can't pull myself together to read it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: russellmania4 on September 05, 2007, 02:49:35 pm


I just bought the first in the Dune series, but I'm only 4 pages in. Haven't had any time to read it, so far.

I haven't been able to finish the last four chapters in the third Dune book for a year. I just don't know why I can't pull myself together to read it.

That's weird. Did it get boring or you just don't feel like continuing?

Also, did you like the first Dune book? I know it's widely adored, but just to get a more personal opinion.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on September 05, 2007, 03:23:18 pm


I just bought the first in the Dune series, but I'm only 4 pages in. Haven't had any time to read it, so far.

I haven't been able to finish the last four chapters in the third Dune book for a year. I just don't know why I can't pull myself together to read it.

That's weird. Did it get boring or you just don't feel like continuing?

Also, did you like the first Dune book? I know it's widely adored, but just to get a more personal opinion.

I don't think I got bored, actually I stopped right around when one of the major plot points is gonna happen. The Dune books, for some reason, didn't capture me right from the start, maybe because I couldn't appreciate them properly, maybe they did just bore me but I couldn't admit. I have always loved the universe though.

Whatever the reason, I did find the first book to be rather good at least from what I remember, it details a lot of things about the Planet Dune and sets you in the mood for the others.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: russellmania4 on September 05, 2007, 07:22:22 pm
Thanks, sounds good.  :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on September 06, 2007, 07:55:53 am
I just bought George Orwell's 1984 (in Danish).

Once I am done with Fulgrim I am defiantly starting it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 06, 2007, 12:07:13 pm
I just bought George Orwell's 1984 (in Danish).

doubleplusgood duckthinker?

My favourite novel, but I imagine it's more effective in English.

Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on September 06, 2007, 01:26:13 pm


doubleplusgood duckthinker?

Qúe?

Quote from: Mr. Consideration
My favourite novel, but I imagine it's more effective in English.



Probably, though I am dismissing the translation yet. My experience with translations isn't the best but you can always hope. It was a little cheaper then it would have been if I had to import it from Britain so I thought, what the hell.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Dartje on September 07, 2007, 04:59:03 am
nothing at the moment :(
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kazzor on September 21, 2007, 01:59:18 am
Right now I am reading The Horus Heresy Fulgrim.


OLD!

Jeez, if you don't hurry up I'll start telling you spoilers!

Just read Starship Troopers... Great book, but have nothing in common with the movie (Thank god)

Just started reading Children of Men...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on September 21, 2007, 04:29:27 am
I am almost done with Fulgrim, looking forward to reading 1984.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: stuck on September 21, 2007, 06:24:36 pm
Right now I'm reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

So far it's a great book, and if I had to give a quick review it would be this:

A book for nerds, by a nerd, about a nerd.

For nerds: The book uses references to so much sci-fi/fantasy literature and geek culture items (DnD being one example).

By a nerd: Written by the professor for writing in MIT.

About a nerd: Tells the tale of a poor fat Dominican enthralled with making modules to the latest role-playing games and his fukúed family.

Since my own google results drew up nothing, fukú is a curse placed upon someone.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on September 21, 2007, 07:34:25 pm
Rainbow Six. Seems pretty good so far...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on September 22, 2007, 07:23:38 am
I am almost done with Fulgrim, looking forward to reading 1984.

Done, gonna start on 1984 tonight.

I am ordering some more books this afternoon, in case I run dry.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yannick on September 24, 2007, 10:49:56 am
I'm busy reading Reliquary.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kcronos on September 24, 2007, 02:07:30 pm
I just got done with ROBOTA. It was an okay read, but the writing was... wierd. Like it had been translated from another language without bothering to actually make it understandable for Americans. I got the general gist of it, but it was confusing. Thankfully, it was one of those books with full-page paintings to show what's happening, so I understood it well enough. >_>

Also, I read a book called Gnomes. It's sort of a guidebook on Gnomes (not those wussy DnD Gnomes, I mean full fledged Lawn Gnomes!), their habits, their relationships, ancient primitive Gnomes, the reason why they wear their giant cone hats, even why they shake their head alot. Has some artistic nudity, nothing bad though. Not nearly as bad as some of the stuff Picasso did, and many other older artists. But, anyway, it was funny in an odd, scientific way.

As a side note, until I read this book, I had no idea that there were evil, Siberian Gnomes.

Oh!  I have that book!

Is it the one where the gnomes have red hats and blue clothes?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SmileyMan on September 29, 2007, 09:37:28 am
Just finished reading Halo: The Fall of Reach. Great book for the people who appreciate the storyline in the Halo games. I'm going to read another soon.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on September 29, 2007, 10:56:33 am
Just finished Invasive Procedures by orson scott card. Pretty good book, although I was up til 3:30 reading.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yannick on September 30, 2007, 12:42:33 pm
Just finished Reliquary, you should read it together with Relic.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on October 01, 2007, 10:44:56 am
Started reading Strata by Terry Pratchett today.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on October 01, 2007, 12:57:01 pm
Started reading Strata by Terry Pratchett today.

Good, if wierd book.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on October 01, 2007, 03:33:38 pm
Second foundation, Isaac Asimov. It's pretty good.
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Post by: Huckbuck on October 02, 2007, 11:22:31 am
Almost finished with the latest Harry Potter, it was better then I expected actually.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: sltlamina on October 02, 2007, 08:07:06 pm
Started reading The Ringworld Engineers, I've finished 9 chapters I think...not finished the Harry Potter book yet...not picked it up in ages actually.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: TotalSandwich on October 02, 2007, 10:55:08 pm
Issac Asmiov's Foundation series.
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Post by: Gungnir on October 03, 2007, 07:05:03 pm
Issac Asmiov's Foundation series.
Me too! I just finished second foundation. This series=teh awesomeness!
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Post by: TotalSandwich on October 03, 2007, 07:12:28 pm
Issac Asmiov's Foundation series.
Me too! I just finished second foundation. This series=teh awesomeness!

This is true. I am only starting the second one, myself, but I read it covertly in nearly every class. Got it recommended by he newspaper adviser, who was the one who also showed me The ScrewTape Letters. That man has excellent taste.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Blarg on October 03, 2007, 08:07:55 pm
I just got done with ROBOTA. It was an okay read, but the writing was... wierd. Like it had been translated from another language without bothering to actually make it understandable for Americans. I got the general gist of it, but it was confusing. Thankfully, it was one of those books with full-page paintings to show what's happening, so I understood it well enough. >_>

Also, I read a book called Gnomes. It's sort of a guidebook on Gnomes (not those wussy DnD Gnomes, I mean full fledged Lawn Gnomes!), their habits, their relationships, ancient primitive Gnomes, the reason why they wear their giant cone hats, even why they shake their head alot. Has some artistic nudity, nothing bad though. Not nearly as bad as some of the stuff Picasso did, and many other older artists. But, anyway, it was funny in an odd, scientific way.

As a side note, until I read this book, I had no idea that there were evil, Siberian Gnomes.

Oh!  I have that book!

Is it the one where the gnomes have red hats and blue clothes?

Yup! Good book, aint it?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on October 04, 2007, 01:16:09 pm
Where can you actually buy Isaac Asimov today?

I have resorted to reading books summaries on wikipedia.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on October 04, 2007, 01:23:25 pm
Where can you actually buy Isaac Asimov today?

I have resorted to reading books summaries on wikipedia.

You are in luck my good man, for you live in Ireland.

May I introduce you to Play.com (http://www.play.com/). A great online shop with lots of books and free shipping on all wares. I recently purchased The Complete Robot (http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/239910/The-Complete-Robot/Product.html) (a almost complete collection of Asimov's Robot stories) and The Complete Stories by Isaac Asimov (http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/239974/The-Complete-Stories-of-Isaac-Asimov/Product.html) (volume 2, it doesn't say on the site but it is).

I have bought many products from their site, and I gotta say I am very happy with it. They deliver within a couple of days (despite the fact that I live in Denmark) and when they don't you can simply inform them and you get a new copy within a few days.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on October 04, 2007, 01:40:07 pm
Yeah, I get mine from amazon or barnes and noble. And I've read complete robot. And I have Robot dreams, a short story collection, awesome too. OH yeah, caves of steel, robots of dawn, gods themselves, complete stories, I have a few others as well.
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Post by: TotalSandwich on October 04, 2007, 04:23:34 pm
He knows what he is doing. Anybody here a fan of Phillip K. Dick?
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Post by: Blarg on October 04, 2007, 05:13:21 pm
I finished reading "Dogsong" a minute ago. I suggest it, it was really good!
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Post by: Hammerman58 on October 04, 2007, 05:29:21 pm
I am reading the Alex Rider series.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on October 04, 2007, 06:01:23 pm
I am reading the Alex Rider series.
I've heard of that, and heard it was good, but can't remember what it was about...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: stuck on October 04, 2007, 07:29:04 pm
Finished "The Brief Wondrous Life of Stephen Wao" by Junot Diaz a while ago. Read "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho(?) yesterday. And I'm dredging through "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy to put me asleep.  :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on October 05, 2007, 01:06:26 am
I am reading the Alex Rider series.

A teenage James Bond. They are pretty good.

I've read them all.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kazzor on October 05, 2007, 06:25:29 am
I'm suppose to be reading Children of Men atm (Please don't tell Cool AN that i ain't)
But i just started reading the War of the Ancient books.... again.....
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on October 05, 2007, 06:47:32 am
I'm suppose to be reading Children of Men atm (Please don't tell Cool AN that i ain't)
But i just started reading the War of the Ancient books.... again.....

Bring it back then. I don't care.

(I do I am just gonna cry myself to sleep)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: sltlamina on October 07, 2007, 06:06:55 am
Heh, I find it funny how in The Ringworld Engineers, even after the Hindmost has come outa it's weird nervous break down defencive position thingy, once given a good argument why Louis should be in control he just agrees :D

It seems that Niven hadn't a clue what he was doing when he wrote this though, Louis decides on one thing, and 4 chapters later he's changed his mine 7 or 8 times :D. Still a great book though.
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Post by: Tesla on October 09, 2007, 10:04:09 am
Started reading Strata by Terry Pratchett today.

Good, if wierd book.

Funniest thing so far, when Kin meets Sphandor.

"Are you reading my mind?"

YES, YOU STUPID BITCH.
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Post by: Xenomorph on October 09, 2007, 10:53:20 am
aliens: rogue. the alien king is made of awesomeness.
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Post by: Blarg on October 09, 2007, 07:18:10 pm
Believe it or not, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Despite being a book (supposedly) for littler kids, it's actually pretty good. My friend was horrified when he saw I was only just now starting it...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: TotalSandwich on October 09, 2007, 08:28:48 pm
Any littler kid who has the resolve to chew through Twain's stilted prose is my hero.
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Post by: sltlamina on October 09, 2007, 11:37:12 pm
I finished The Ring World Engineers, twas amazing.
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Post by: Tesla on October 10, 2007, 01:26:15 pm
Just finished Strata, nice twist at the end.
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Post by: huggkruka on November 07, 2007, 11:22:12 pm
Got tired of Canal Dreams by Iain Banks...so I got Diary by Chuck Pahlaniuk instead. Man what a read! I love Chuck more with every book I read from him. If you like som effed-upness and unique cynical ideas, go Pahlaniuk.  :)

Currently reading short stories by Ursula K LeGuin. I didn't know SF could be so much about sex.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 07, 2007, 11:43:01 pm
I am almost done with The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and then I really don't know what to read. I have two collections with Isaac Asimov but my mom just gave me the complete works of Shakespeare, presumably because she felt bad for me because I have been sick the last couple of days.
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Post by: TotalSandwich on November 08, 2007, 04:19:18 pm
A Star Called Henry, by Roddy Doyle. Pretty compelling picture of Irish history.
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Post by: SBD on November 09, 2007, 01:01:14 am
I was going to buy a copy of Sun Tzu's Art of War this arvo, but I didn't.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 13, 2007, 11:43:38 am
I was going to buy a copy of Sun Tzu's Art of War this arvo, but I didn't.

Oh yeah, that is one I have wanted to pick up for a while.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on November 13, 2007, 01:40:26 pm
Snakehead. I'm 13 okay?

(New Alex Rider book.)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on November 13, 2007, 06:22:11 pm
Hah. Ok.

Hmm..Anyone here read starship troopers? I'm considering reading that.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on November 13, 2007, 06:47:31 pm
Hmm..Anyone here read starship troopers? I'm considering reading that.

yes, read it!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Behumat on November 13, 2007, 10:17:57 pm
I'm reading Jingo by Terry Pratchett, and having fun comparing it to possible future events, now that the ice caps are melting and Russia's making a run on the oil resources of the northern pole.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 14, 2007, 01:13:11 am
Hmm..Anyone here read starship troopers? I'm considering reading that.

yes, read it!

I concur.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: stuck on November 14, 2007, 07:17:21 pm
Hmm..Anyone here read starship troopers? I'm considering reading that.

yes, read it!

I concur.

I agree also. But "Stranger in a Strange Land" is his best and most profound book by far.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 14, 2007, 11:05:13 pm
Hmm..Anyone here read starship troopers? I'm considering reading that.

yes, read it!

I concur.

I agree also. But "Stranger in a Strange Land" is his best and most profound book by far.

I really need to read that, though I don't know how since I have to much to do.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on November 15, 2007, 12:42:39 am
Horus Rising by Dan Abnett.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 15, 2007, 02:40:01 pm
Horus Rising by Dan Abnett.

Good show sir.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Blarg on November 16, 2007, 02:12:24 pm
Just finished reading "Tucket's Travels." Great book, homage to the "old West" of America. And I don't mean cowboys.

I loved it, but I'm kinda biased. I'm a sucker for historical fiction. (How can something even be historical fiction? >_> )
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on November 16, 2007, 02:34:05 pm
House of the scorpion.

Awesome book..
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on November 16, 2007, 09:51:09 pm
Quote
Good show sir.

Actually, it's the second time I've read it, but I'm gonna get rest of the series. Hey Cool AN, do you know if he's written the final Gaunt's Ghosts books?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 17, 2007, 02:24:46 pm

Actually, it's the second time I've read it, but I'm gonna get rest of the series. Hey Cool AN, do you know if he's written the final Gaunt's Ghosts books?

According to The Black Library (http://www.blacklibrary.com/product.asp?prod=60040181018&type=Book), he has.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kazzor on November 23, 2007, 12:32:10 am

Actually, it's the second time I've read it, but I'm gonna get rest of the series. Hey Cool AN, do you know if he's written the final Gaunt's Ghosts books?

According to The Black Library (http://www.blacklibrary.com/product.asp?prod=60040181018&type=Book), he has.

\o/

Dan Abnett is in fact the Emperor!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on November 23, 2007, 03:29:55 am
Um, right.

Anyhoo, I'm somewhat annoyed because the only two places that I can get the rest of the Horus Heresy books don't have them.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 23, 2007, 10:36:31 am
Um, right.

Anyhoo, I'm somewhat annoyed because the only two places that I can get the rest of the Horus Heresy books don't have them.

Are you American or?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on November 23, 2007, 11:03:09 am
Argh, in Snakehead, whch I finished a little more than a week ago, they say the English invented the internet...
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Post by: BioCat on November 26, 2007, 08:49:27 am
Well the book is not in English, but I'm reading stories from British mythology. Quite interesting.
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on November 26, 2007, 09:50:28 am
I finally finished Lou Reed's biography.

The book I intend to read next is The Motorcycle Diaries.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: sltlamina on November 26, 2007, 10:43:23 pm
Argh, in Snakehead, whch I finished a little more than a week ago, they say the English invented the internet...

Don't be silly... Al Gore did that!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: TotalSandwich on November 26, 2007, 10:51:16 pm
He only invented global warming!

Haven't you read his book?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on November 26, 2007, 11:05:54 pm

The book I intend to read next is The Motorcycle Diaries.

I really need to read that book. The movie was awesome.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on November 26, 2007, 11:19:43 pm
First and Only by Dan Abnett (again)

Quote
The movie was awesome.

Indeed it was.
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Post by: PikMini on December 02, 2007, 04:13:58 pm
Gulliver's Travels, i like it a lot so far.
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Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2007, 04:26:42 pm
The Importance of Being Earnest, for english, I love it...it's like The Office for the Victorian era!  :D
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Post by: PatMan33 on December 02, 2007, 04:29:18 pm
I am America (And so can you!) and The Alphabet of Manliness.
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Post by: SBD on December 02, 2007, 10:55:36 pm
Ghostmaker.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 03, 2007, 06:23:37 pm
I'm reading Jingo by Terry Pratchett, and having fun comparing it to possible future events, now that the ice caps are melting and Russia's making a run on the oil resources of the northern pole.

If you like Jingo I can heartily recommened The Fifth Elephant. Take out all the fantasy and at its core its a very good political thriller. With the fantasy you have a damn fine book with werewolves in it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Daxx on December 03, 2007, 08:16:39 pm
The latest ones have disappointed me; I don't know why. Making Money really seems to be Going Postal in a new dust jacket. He's recycling too many of his ideas, and especially having everything set in Ankh-Morpork seems to be limiting story possibilities.

I really don't like the encroachment of technology and "real world things" into his world, regardless of whether the sociological commentary is good (which it is).

I'm currently reading (slowly, because of work) some Lovecraft, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 04, 2007, 06:41:24 am
I agree, Making Money was very lazy.

As for the modern encroachment, I also find it annoying that it seems to be going hand in hand with a sudden upsurge in the prevalence of magic.
Magic was always a big part of the stories, obviously. But it seemed to be guided by the tennet that magic can't actually ever be applied to anything useful without consequences so dire it would make the whole endeavor pointless. This seems to have gone out of the window recently, with several of the new books having plot points that are solved exclusively through the application of magic (the flying coach in THUD being the most irritating example).
I also agree with the limiting effect of setting everything in Ankh Morpork. It would be nice to see some more stand alone stories set in places that haven't yet been fleshed out much, the way Monstrous Regiment introduced Borogravia, or Small Gods was set in ancient Omnia.

Oh, and I'm currently reading The Extended Phenotype.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on December 04, 2007, 02:03:57 pm
Oh yeah I am currently reading The Complete Stores of Isaac Asimov vol. 2 (http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/239974/The-Complete-Stories-of-Isaac-Asimov/Product.html).
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on December 05, 2007, 07:32:55 pm
False Gods by Graham McNeil
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Post by: TotalSandwich on December 05, 2007, 08:16:04 pm
100 years of Solitude.

Luckily, I speak enough Spanish to read the original text. The scope and poetry are unmatched.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Darth Grievi on December 05, 2007, 08:20:37 pm
The Stand (Complete & Uncut!) by Steven King. 1141 pages... *salivates* now that's my kind of book.

Why? I can read over 500 pages on a very good day, namely a rainy weekend near the holidays when there's nothing to watch on TV but sappy holiday movies and the forums are pretty much dead.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: pfellah on December 13, 2007, 08:38:31 am
Between book store trips -- just finished Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys... thinking about either staying with the Gaiman, or perhaps the book version of No Country For Old Men.

Then again, this close to Xmas, I may just wait and see what sort of $$/gift cards I end up getting...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: sltlamina on December 14, 2007, 02:35:22 am
A Brief History of Time by Professor Stephen W. Hawking.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on December 14, 2007, 03:13:18 am
Drive Safe; A handbook for Western Australian road users.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: B.A.S. on December 16, 2007, 08:09:40 pm
Im reading I am Legend as of now.
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Post by: operaghost21 on December 16, 2007, 08:11:27 pm
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
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Post by: Kazzor on December 17, 2007, 03:28:39 am
Just finnished reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter


Hoping to get the next one for Cristmas \o/
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Glacies on December 18, 2007, 10:09:47 pm
Bonanza and Odalisque
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Post by: Brandonazz on December 26, 2007, 04:05:31 pm
Just got I Am America (And So Can You!) and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

I intend to finish them soon, but I try reading too many books at once.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on December 28, 2007, 10:59:36 pm
Stranger in a Strange land.

Good book..
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rax Dakkar on January 02, 2008, 09:38:47 am
Just go these books for Christmas:

Steven Colbert's "I am America and so can You"

The Onion's "Our Dumb World"

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Sun of Suns - A great science fiction novel that's kinda hard to explain, but I'm really enjoying it.  It takes place in a world called Virga that is effectivley a big ballon of air.  Theirs no gravity, so the humans must construct spinning cylinder cities to create artificial gravity.  Ships built like pointed cylinders bristling with rocket turrets float through the air power by alcohol burning jets.  Spheres of water and "asteroids" also orbit the artifical sun at the center of Virga (The Sun of Suns).  It sort of reminded me of the small planetoids each with their own gravity from Mario Galaxy.  I just got through a huge ships battle against some Pirates and it was amazing.  I hope this gets made into a movie some day, it would be fantastic.

Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Blarg on January 10, 2008, 02:02:40 pm
Currently, the Edge Chronicles. Good series, its a fantasy book that stands out to me because it has no "magic" in it, or other such thing. It simply has its own laws of physics, making the setting quite different from Earth. It all takes place in a place called the Edge, a giant cliff face. I have only gotten up to number five, unfortunately.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SBD on January 10, 2008, 08:05:48 pm
AK47: The Story of the Peoples Gun.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: helio-G on January 13, 2008, 01:08:15 pm
I got a java book with this line of code for Timing stuff:

Edit:Decoded
-Dan
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on January 14, 2008, 09:27:59 am
I got a java book with this line of code for Timing stuff.

Delete your crap please. I'm not scrolling through that every time I read this Topic.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: stuck on January 14, 2008, 03:26:07 pm
I got a java book with this line of code for Timing stuff:

Edit:Decoded
-Dan


That was Javascript, BTW. Java and Javascript are entirely different.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kcronos on January 14, 2008, 06:36:42 pm
Just go these books for Christmas:

Steven Colbert's "I am America and so can You"

The Onion's "Our Dumb World"

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Sun of Suns - A great science fiction novel that's kinda hard to explain, but I'm really enjoying it.  It takes place in a world called Virga that is effectivley a big ballon of air.  Theirs no gravity, so the humans must construct spinning cylinder cities to create artificial gravity.  Ships built like pointed cylinders bristling with rocket turrets float through the air power by alcohol burning jets.  Spheres of water and "asteroids" also orbit the artifical sun at the center of Virga (The Sun of Suns).  It sort of reminded me of the small planetoids each with their own gravity from Mario Galaxy.  I just got through a huge ships battle against some Pirates and it was amazing.  I hope this gets made into a movie some day, it would be fantastic.




That wouldn't actually work, as air has mass, and therefore gravity would exist.  Also, if there was a sun, then all the objects would be drawn toward it, and the air would ignite because of the heat.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: TotalSandwich on January 14, 2008, 06:45:06 pm
I'm reading The Times: Complete History of the World.

It's a beastie. But I love it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: stuck on January 14, 2008, 07:50:01 pm
I've officially decided that European Literature is the only type worth reading.

Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on January 15, 2008, 05:09:19 am
But isn't that more Russian than European?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Daxx on January 15, 2008, 10:12:15 am
Some people consider Russia to be part of Europe, I guess Stuck is one of them.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on January 15, 2008, 10:53:52 am
Some people consider Russia to be part of Europe, I guess Stuck is one of them.

I guess so.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: stuck on January 15, 2008, 05:56:52 pm
You see, I come from Poland, which is in Europe, and Russia is right next door. So I tend to think of Russia as European. Even if you split half of Russia into Europe and the other half into Asia like some sources, I'm pretty sure Dostoevsky wrote on the European side.

My English teacher gave our class ~5 American short stories, and they only dealt with gender issues. I, for one, did not enjoy it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on January 15, 2008, 06:56:25 pm
Finished stranger in a strange land last week (awesome book, read it!), and I'm about halfway through slaughterhouse five which is kinda..odd. Entertaining though.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on January 16, 2008, 11:58:07 pm
Man I gotta read faster. Enders Game, Stranger in A Strangers Land and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? are all on my table waiting to be read and my birthday is coming up soon.

Also stuck, I see your point. Also it sucks to have to read things like that, especially when they aren't particularly interesting.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on February 04, 2008, 06:22:39 am
I'm reading a boo called 'Vurt', where people take fathers as drugs and have sex with animals.

It is very bizaree, but gripping. Trippy, at least.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on February 05, 2008, 02:00:34 pm
Today my English teacher assigned us all a book. Some people got classics like Of Mice and Men, Catcher n the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird.

But for some odd reason I got a three year old book called Hitler's Canary. Is this any good?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on February 06, 2008, 05:19:16 pm
We were assigned to read Anthem by Ayn Rand by next week. I finished it by the time i got home from school yesterday. That was a really good book..novella..thing.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on February 07, 2008, 08:09:51 am
Today my English teacher assigned us all a book. Some people got classics like Of Mice and Men, Catcher n the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird.

I studied Of Mice and Men. It is dreary, uninteresting and far from the work of genius I was told to expect.

Isn't Hitler's Canary some ancient propoganda novel wherein a bunch of plucky Oxford lads survive the Blitz with a stiff upper lip and a few kicks to Fritz's bottom? Doesn't everyone use the terms 'queer', 'gosh' and 'blimey'?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on February 07, 2008, 01:43:34 pm
Today my English teacher assigned us all a book. Some people got classics like Of Mice and Men, Catcher n the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird.

I studied Of Mice and Men. It is dreary, uninteresting and far from the work of genius I was told to expect.


Are we talking about the same book? I am not sure I would call it a work of genius but I would defiantly call it interesting and engaging.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on February 07, 2008, 01:50:14 pm
Isn't Hitler's Canary some ancient propoganda novel wherein a bunch of plucky Oxford lads survive the Blitz with a stiff upper lip and a few kicks to Fritz's bottom? Doesn't everyone use the terms 'queer', 'gosh' and 'blimey'?

Maybe it is, but the one I am reading is about two boys (one jewish) living in Denmark during WWII. The term "Hitler's Canary" was a tease for Denmark at the time, because Hitler had Denmark eating out of his hand.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on February 07, 2008, 02:54:09 pm
Isn't Hitler's Canary some ancient propoganda novel wherein a bunch of plucky Oxford lads survive the Blitz with a stiff upper lip and a few kicks to Fritz's bottom? Doesn't everyone use the terms 'queer', 'gosh' and 'blimey'?

Maybe it is, but the one I am reading is about two boys (one jewish) living in Denmark during WWII. The term "Hitler's Canary" was a tease for Denmark at the time, because Hitler had Denmark eating out of his hand.

Sounds about right.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on February 21, 2008, 07:04:20 pm
I started jumper last night, and finished it today. It was a good book. The "Griffin's Story" version wasn't as appealing to me as first one. My mom was out in barnes and noble and she knew I wanted to read the book and she got that one..I read it that day and got the normal one.

Now I wanna read reflex. Then I'll get back into dune (I finished Chapterhouse) and read Hunters.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 21, 2008, 07:45:32 pm
Just read Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick and am starting the Saint by Dan Abnett.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: /lurk on February 23, 2008, 02:35:14 pm
The Complete Chronicles of Conan.


<_<
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 23, 2008, 04:41:06 pm
The Complete Chronicles of Conan.


<_<

The Barbarion or O'Brien?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: /lurk on February 23, 2008, 05:01:47 pm
The Barbarian, obviously. When did Conan O'Brian ever do anything worth chronicling?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Brandonazz on March 06, 2008, 01:13:22 pm
The God Delusion
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on March 07, 2008, 12:56:00 pm
I finished a book a day for the past week or so. Sandworms of Dune, Dune: House Atreides, Dune: House Harkonnen, Dune: House  Corrino, and A Scanner Darkly. I'm reading Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep? right now. After that I'm starting Atlas Shrugged
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kaizer on March 07, 2008, 12:56:30 pm
Finished To Kill a Mockingbird
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on March 07, 2008, 01:00:52 pm
I'm now reading A Brave New World, by Alduous Huxley.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 07, 2008, 01:45:28 pm
Just finished "The Saint" and now I am starting "Dr. Bloodmoney"

W00T, a 1047 page book pwned!!!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on March 10, 2008, 06:52:59 pm
OK, I'm skipping Atlas Shrugged for now. Now I'm reading Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, then the Machine Crusade, and then the Battle of Corrin. Then Ringworld Engineers, although I may finish Interview with the Vampire. THEN atlas shrugged.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SmileyMan on March 14, 2008, 05:46:27 pm
OK, I'm skipping Atlas Shrugged for now. Now I'm reading Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, then the Machine Crusade, and then the Battle of Corrin. Then Ringworld Engineers, although I may finish Interview with the Vampire. THEN atlas shrugged.

The Dune books are quite good.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 14, 2008, 10:31:57 pm
Finished "Dr. Bloodmoney" and I am now starting "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles".
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on March 19, 2008, 05:10:55 pm
Finally started Atlas Shrugged....

And then I got it stolen from me today by a kid in the hallway.

update because I hate being a chain poster: Got it back. With water damage.

That was a 22 dollar book too. Oh well. I managed to flatten it a bit using my saxophone (+case), 4 textbooks, my bookbag, and a few dictionaries. And myself. Had that on there for about 30 minutes.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on March 19, 2008, 06:14:54 pm
Finally started Atlas Shrugged....

And then I got it stolen from me today by a kid in the hallway.

Aw man. Want me to get a crowbar? We can find him if you want.

I have been reading Stranger in a Strange Land for a while. It is good, thought I had expected more.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on March 19, 2008, 06:33:34 pm
It's a good book..although I'm not sure I quite grok it..
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on March 19, 2008, 06:40:11 pm
It is hard to grok. I am around the 200 page point, they are about to ask Smith about his ability to snap people out of existence.

It is good, but I was expecting a bit more. But there is still over 400 pages so there is still time.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: pfellah on April 09, 2008, 12:04:06 pm
The John Adams mini-series on HBO has steered me toward the McCullough biography, so I've been working on that.

Spoiler: America gains independence, Adams becomes President. Shhhhhhh!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on April 09, 2008, 03:01:17 pm
just finished the moon is a harsh mistress.
That was an awesome book. Although it was (spoiler) sad when mike died.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 09, 2008, 03:36:37 pm
Call this semantic, but technically right now I'm reading a thread entitled "What are you reading?"
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jagon on April 09, 2008, 05:52:55 pm
well i WAS reading Of Mice and Men, till i finished it this afternoon  ::)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 09, 2008, 06:53:28 pm
Finished "VALIS" and am now starting the "Art of War" by Sun Tzu.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on April 09, 2008, 08:19:09 pm
Rogue Warrior by Richard Marcinko...pretty entertaining
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Hammerman58 on April 10, 2008, 09:46:11 pm
I have just finished World War Z. I thought it was very good. I think i might read 1984 next.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: shock223 on April 11, 2008, 09:57:51 am
reading the comlete amoral serise by Robert Greene
(the 48 laws of power and the 33 strategies of war, i have yet to find The Art of Seduction)

books are expinsive as hell but are well worth it
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on April 11, 2008, 03:37:57 pm
Currently I am reading the tale of the body thief. I finished its prequels last week. Really good book, and it seems to be the inspiration for a lot of WoD stuff.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snake Plissken on April 13, 2008, 03:03:41 pm
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I damn well enjoy the book. Well....we are skipping certain parts of the novel that aren't important. :)

I'm also watching it in class.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tomasgaquino on April 15, 2008, 05:32:01 pm
I've read Blindness, and now I'm finishing Seeing, both from José Saramago.

An overall view on the plots: On Blindess, an epidemic of blindness starts, and the whole society, frail as it is, collapses. Then, as the plot goes on, the author ponders on the weaknesses of men and whether we are already blind or not. There's a movie being filmed for this one.

And on Seeing, as everyone decides voting blank, the following government is taken as illegitimate. Then again, a whole web of thoughts and pondering is woven.

Ah, by the way, read these, now.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Henqix on April 17, 2008, 01:42:33 am
I'm reading Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Doctor Z on April 17, 2008, 02:46:51 pm
Same, but I havn't picked it up in a month. Right now, I'm re-reading Eldest.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kcronos on April 18, 2008, 10:56:16 pm
I'm reading a book about spiders...



Did you know that they dance and sing in order to mate  (Or squirm about and chitter, if you prefer)?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Doctor Z on April 20, 2008, 04:15:33 pm
O.o... Remember the frog from Walt Disney Bugs and Tweety? I just imagined a spider with a can and top hat doing that. SOMEONE MUST DRAW THIS! MY WORD BE DONE!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ultramarine on April 20, 2008, 04:18:30 pm
Gauph could do it...
Oh and I am reading, as mediocre as it sounds, a PC gamer Magazine.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 21, 2008, 11:57:06 am
High Fidelity.

The finest book of the nineties.


Edit: George Orwell in Spain. Inspiring.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Doctor Z on May 14, 2008, 07:28:37 pm
Stranger in a Strange Land
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on May 14, 2008, 07:32:00 pm
Iron Man volume 3, no. 84.
Fun times..
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 14, 2008, 11:16:06 pm
Just finished "Atlas Shrugged". Going to read "The Fountainhead" and "Anthem" next.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Logan Felipe on May 14, 2008, 11:42:03 pm
This topic...:P

Last book I read was LotF#7: Fury. A friend of mine recently gave me a bunch of 90's and 80's SW books, plus a Buck Rogers book from the 70's. I'll probably start reading one of those soon. Interestingly, the Han Solo adventures book series (debuting around the time on of the Indiana Jones films came out) seem Indiana Jones-ish in their plot lines (coincidentally, the cover of "Han Solo and the Lost Legacy" has something that's in use in a recent Lucasfilm production...)

Lost Legacy cover (http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/6/6b/Lost_Legacy_Cover.jpg)
vs
Indy movie poster (http://redlightnaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/indyjones-crystalskullmovie.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on May 15, 2008, 08:00:43 am
I just finished A Clockwork Orange. I am gonna start Fahrenheit 451 in a few minutes.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 15, 2008, 12:23:32 pm
A Homage to Catalonia is a fantastic, inspiring book. It's unbiased account into a brutal war affecting those of all shades of political opinion is intensley interesting. The 'tragedy' of the novel paticularaly hit home for me, and left me genuinley feeling betrayed; wanting to scream to comrades that died seventy years ago to get out before it all turns ugly. It gave me several new perspectives on my own political beliefs.

As an anarchist-socialist, it was paticularaly moving for me to see two perceptions of Barcelona during the revolution.

Read this book. It is amazing.

Now: Moby Dick.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ultimatum on May 21, 2008, 02:12:49 am
Now reading;the Hobbit.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 24, 2008, 12:03:37 am
Starting Heart of Darkness.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on June 04, 2008, 07:32:51 am
The Little Friend.

It starts out kinda like Huckleberry Finn, bible belt type kids just relaxing during the summer decades ago.

Around the middle it turns into a scooby doo kind of semi serious murder investigation by the kids. (The main characters brother was murdered as a child several years ago)

Then it becomes a dark and serious, life threatening investigation.

It's got it all!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 04, 2008, 10:33:15 pm
I'm half way through Jim Cramers Mad Money!

...

What? Title doesn't say it has to be fiction.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: HanianKnight on June 16, 2008, 09:10:22 pm
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, By Mark Twain

It seems like a pretty interesting book. Plus, I've never really read anything by him so its a learning experience as well!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 11:49:03 pm
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, By Mark Twain

It seems like a pretty interesting book. Plus, I've never really read anything by him so its a learning experience as well!

Ooh...
I got that from the local library on audio tape a while back.

Its good-you'll enjoy it, it think. :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Brandonazz on June 17, 2008, 06:44:02 am
That was the first mandatory book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

You should like it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: HanianKnight on June 18, 2008, 09:15:20 pm
Two good reviews is all I need.

Oh, and so far it is pretty good.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on June 19, 2008, 01:00:02 pm
I'm starting Ringworld throne. So far it's good.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on June 20, 2008, 02:00:30 pm
I got my first ever Stephen King book (actually its a collection of his short stories) - Skeleton crew.

It has The Mist!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gunner on June 20, 2008, 02:00:59 pm
Don Quixote
Page 768.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 20, 2008, 03:08:04 pm
I got my first ever Stephen King book (actually its a collection of his short stories) - Skeleton crew.

It has The Mist!

o reli is it gd.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on June 20, 2008, 03:30:05 pm
Don Quixote
Page 768.

Hardback or paper?

I MUST KNOW!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Brandonazz on June 20, 2008, 05:16:31 pm
I got my first ever Stephen King book (actually its a collection of his short stories) - Skeleton crew.

It has The Mist!

o reli is it gd.

we shud make a ne wsection for the book!!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on June 21, 2008, 03:03:25 am
*Is confused*

Was it something I said?


For a moment I was offended.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gunner on June 22, 2008, 10:14:15 am
Don Quixote
Page 768.

Hardback or paper?

I MUST KNOW!
Paper. :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cool AN on June 22, 2008, 12:57:52 pm
Don Quixote
Page 768.

Hardback or paper?

I MUST KNOW!
Paper. :)

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: shadowlord18 on June 22, 2008, 10:22:45 pm
i just got and finished both current books of skulldugery pleasant i suggest you read them its good
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 26, 2008, 05:58:19 pm
Just finished the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and I am now starting the Lord of the Flies and the Catcher in the Rye.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Doctor Z on June 26, 2008, 06:06:06 pm
I'm not reading anything... I SHALL TREK ACROSS THE STREET TO MY LIBRARY! *prepares*

Welp, I gots three books. A March 2008 book called "Emissaries From The Dead", a 1997 July called "Mars Underground", and a July 2000 called "Faith of the Fallen".

All fiction. First two, sci-fi.

Any y'all read any of em?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Person21 on July 05, 2008, 08:58:24 am
I just stared Dune, enjoying it so far.
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Post by: martyk on July 08, 2008, 09:16:15 pm
I'm running through World War Z a second time now.  I think I might try to get into the Myst books next.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on July 08, 2008, 10:08:52 pm
I just started World War Z...although it belongs to my friend so I can't finish it until I hang out with him again  :-\
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PatMan33 on July 14, 2008, 02:23:32 pm
I finally got working on The Salmon of Doubt. I've been taking it around with me for months now and have never actually read it.

Also I'm going to reread A Brief History of Time.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Danzik on July 15, 2008, 12:57:43 am
Is The Salmon of Doubt good so far?  I've been meaning to check into it.

Right now I'm reading Understand Iraq and On Becoming a Person for classes.
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 15, 2008, 01:07:05 am
A Handmaiden's Tale.

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Post by: Darth Grievi on July 15, 2008, 08:28:44 pm
The Dark Tower series by Steven King

I'm on book 5 out of... 7 I believe.
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Post by: Gunner on July 15, 2008, 08:31:29 pm
A book called "The Pigman", by Paul Zindel. For school.
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Post by: Tesla on July 22, 2008, 02:08:24 am
Isaac Asimov - The Complete Robot.

Awesome!
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Post by: Daxx on July 22, 2008, 05:58:10 am
Can't believe I've missed this one for so long:

Neil Gaiman - American Gods
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 22, 2008, 01:02:01 pm
I'm half way through Heart of Darkness and planing on starting 1984 next.
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 23, 2008, 02:17:54 am
Neil Gaiman - American Gods

American Gods is amazing.

Now I'm reading Watchmen, then I'll return to a Handmaiden's Tale. I'm about half way through it in a single day, so I should finish soon.

Rorschach is the greatest character ever.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 23, 2008, 01:44:22 pm
Rorschach is the greatest character ever.

Next to Ozymandias of course.  ;D

Oh and I just finished Heart of Darkness and I am now starting 1984.
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Post by: Little on July 24, 2008, 04:13:20 pm
Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
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Post by: Daxx on July 24, 2008, 04:20:34 pm
Sounds like you've got a pirated copy there.
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Post by: Gungnir on July 25, 2008, 08:16:03 am
Time Enough for Love.


Very strange book...like most of Heinlein's work. Good, though.
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Post by: 4d on August 01, 2008, 06:04:08 pm
Finishing Skinhead Army by Sab Grey. Starting Robert Holdstock's Celtika
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 01, 2008, 08:15:24 pm
Finished The Catcher in the Rye and I am now starting Catch-22 and White Noise.
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Post by: Gungnir on August 02, 2008, 01:52:37 pm
Reading Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.



Again.




In Hungarian this time.(for practice)
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Post by: HanianKnight on August 03, 2008, 08:44:19 am
I'll be starting Alice's Adventures in Wonderland pretty soon. After that I will probably read The Invisible Man.
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Post by: Ultimatum on August 03, 2008, 12:55:51 pm
Quote
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Be sure to drop by the Mad Hatter's place for Tea!
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Post by: Kenobro on August 17, 2008, 10:34:04 am
I am currently reading the seventh harry potter book. Just finished the 6th. No spoilers, please.(seriously)
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 17, 2008, 10:42:10 am
reading Here There Be Dragons and Watchmen (just got it yesterday)
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Post by: HanianKnight on August 17, 2008, 12:57:15 pm
I've never read Here There be Dragons, but Watchmen is absolutely incredible.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 17, 2008, 02:18:41 pm
I just half way through my read-a-thon. In total I've read 5 books and plays over the past 5 days. Mind you the books are full length novels.  :P
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Post by: Gunner on August 17, 2008, 03:08:24 pm
I just half way through my read-a-thon. In total I've read 5 books and plays over the past 5 days. Mind you the books are full length novels.  :P
Pffft. Mao is eating my time, due to 743 pages small font.
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 17, 2008, 03:11:37 pm
I've never read Here There be Dragons, but Watchmen is absolutely incredible.

I'm not too far into it...but it is CERTAINLY not disappointing me...  :o
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Post by: Daxx on August 17, 2008, 05:12:02 pm
Blitzed through Freakonomics the other day, been meaning to read it for a year but up until now it was sitting on my shelf gathering dust. I'm now re-reading The Science of Discworld 2.
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Post by: Gungnir on August 18, 2008, 10:34:56 am
I just half way through my read-a-thon. In total I've read 5 books and plays over the past 5 days. Mind you the books are full length novels.  :P
I remember when I read the entirety of the Dune sequels/prequels in slightly under 3 weeks....That was fun.


Oh, I finished Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show anthology. Good stuff....

I'm reading Heinlein's The Number of the Beast right now though
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 22, 2008, 12:04:20 pm
I just finished The Prince by Machiavelli and am now going to finish The Great Gatsby.
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Post by: Kenobro on August 22, 2008, 12:05:05 pm
Just finished up Harry Potter. Not sure what i will read next.
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 22, 2008, 12:47:00 pm
finished Watchmen and Here There Be Dragons...starting Abarat
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Post by: Tesla on August 22, 2008, 12:56:39 pm
I got two books... Yes Man by Danny Mitchell and Foundation by Asimov.
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Post by: Cool AN on August 22, 2008, 03:36:41 pm
I am almost done with Problemski Hotel by Dimitri Verhulst and I am reading Sin City The Hard Goodbye, among others.
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Post by: OldSnakeWontDie on August 27, 2008, 03:24:41 pm
CATCHER IN THE RYE for the bajillionth time.
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Post by: Daxx on August 28, 2008, 02:37:40 pm
Hitchhiker's Guide.

However, this time I'm literally reading it, and recording it as an audio book for my gf (best present idea ever). It's the first time I've done something like this, so we'll see how it goes. Trickiest part is in reading out loud for any appreciable time at enough speed.
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Post by: Kenobro on August 28, 2008, 02:38:08 pm
Harry Potter 2
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 28, 2008, 03:40:38 pm
finished Here There Be Dragons and Watchmen, started and finished Abarat...I want to read something else, but I start school in a few days and I dunno if I should even bother...probably depending on how much free time I get on campus...
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Post by: Brandonazz on August 28, 2008, 04:55:47 pm
Hitchhiker's Guide.

However, this time I'm literally reading it, and recording it as an audio book for my gf (best present idea ever). It's the first time I've done something like this, so we'll see how it goes. Trickiest part is in reading out loud for any appreciable time at enough speed.

Pass the mp3 on to me once the creepiness factor in me asking for it wears off.
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Post by: OldSnakeWontDie on August 29, 2008, 05:27:54 pm
They still make audiobooks????????
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Post by: Tesla on August 30, 2008, 03:02:44 am
...Yes?
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 08, 2008, 04:22:33 pm
Farhenheit 451 (for school) and American Gods...451's good; Gods is a bit weird, but totally awesome
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Post by: Little on September 09, 2008, 09:28:37 pm
Just read Farenheit 451.

I wanna be a fireman when I grow up!  ;D  ;)
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Post by: Cool AN on September 10, 2008, 08:24:24 am
Hopefully you know that they stop fires, instead of start them, so you wont be too disappointed.
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Post by: Ultimatum on September 10, 2008, 01:11:06 pm
I am currently reading...Horus rising by Dan Albot.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on September 10, 2008, 03:00:45 pm
Readind Island by Aldous Huxley. Brave New World, eat your hear out.
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Post by: Gungnir on September 10, 2008, 05:46:22 pm
What's island about? (just in general, if it's not too spoilerish.)


I finished revolt in 2100 and Methusalah's children (a must-read if you like anything with Lazarus long in it, or enjoy heinlein's works), so I'm looking for another book...
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on September 10, 2008, 10:03:13 pm
I'll give you a hint...

It's Huxley's vision of a perfect society.
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 12, 2008, 11:45:49 am
just read Anansi Boys and Halo:Contact Harvest...probably going to start Catch 22 now
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Post by: Kenobro on September 20, 2008, 11:13:17 am
About to finish book 5 in harry potter series.
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Post by: Gunner on September 20, 2008, 11:40:28 am
Reading the Timeline-191 series. These books are goooood.
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Post by: Yannick on September 20, 2008, 11:43:13 am
Brimstone by Preston&Child.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on September 20, 2008, 11:45:57 am
Just finished Anthem by Ayn Rand. Am now going to start We the Living.
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Post by: HanianKnight on September 20, 2008, 05:40:03 pm
Just finished The Stranger by Albert Camus, starting First Men on the Moon by H.G. Wells.
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Post by: Cool AN on September 21, 2008, 03:55:49 am
I am going to start Slaughter House 5 by Kurt Vonnegut soon, I just haven't yet.
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 22, 2008, 11:04:22 am
Nothing at the moment.

Then why post?

I'm reading Trainspotting, it's fantastic. After that Franz Kafka's The Trial or Filth.
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 22, 2008, 03:01:45 pm
started Kurt Vonnegut's Galapagos, starting Flatland tomorrow
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Post by: SmileyMan on September 30, 2008, 03:48:15 pm
I'm reading two books at the moment:

Please Understand Me by David Kiersey & Marilyn Bates
and
A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 30, 2008, 03:52:57 pm
started Dreamcatcher
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Post by: huggkruka on October 02, 2008, 07:28:22 am
I just finished(partially for school) reading about a Finnish family moving into an apartment building I can almost see from my room. It's the seventies, they turn into alcoholics and almost die, and the young girl of the family gets scarred for life. Next I'm going to read "Once Were Warriors".

I'm gonna be happy.  :(
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Post by: Daxx on October 08, 2008, 02:39:11 pm
Bought Pratchett's Nation for the plane. However, considering how fast I usually get through his stuff I may have to buy something else for the way back.
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Post by: Neo on October 09, 2008, 08:29:59 pm
I'm reading an old Sci-Fi short story by James White, for the second time. The story is called Second Ending and is about a man who wakes up out of a cryogenic sleep to find himself alone in the future. He awakens to an Earth destroyed by nuclear wepons and is trapped in a hospital and has been asleep for 433 years... It's the year 2333 (I think) and robots find him and he tries to rebuild Earth for as, all living things (even microbes) are dead because of the bombs. It's an amazing story...
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on October 11, 2008, 09:25:46 pm
I just finished "We the Living" and am now going to start the Grapes of Wrath and The Virtue of Selfishness.
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Post by: PatMan33 on October 14, 2008, 09:50:16 am
I'm reading I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You.
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 15, 2008, 07:08:33 pm
started The Handmaid's Tale for class, I think I'll finally get around to starting Catch 22
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on October 15, 2008, 07:10:10 pm
started The Handmaid's Tale for class, I think I'll finally get around to starting Catch 22

I take it you haven't got the the dead man in the tent, haven't you?
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on October 16, 2008, 09:51:43 am
started The Handmaid's Tale for class,

Great novel.
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Post by: eropS on October 19, 2008, 09:24:12 pm
Reading Woman Warrior, pretty good, i would suggest it.
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Post by: PatMan33 on October 20, 2008, 07:01:39 am
I'm trying to get back into Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency but every time I start it something happens and I'm unable to get around to finishing it. This is like my fifth start. From what I've read it's a great book! :-\
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Post by: Draugr on October 21, 2008, 03:55:47 pm
Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five both by Vonnegut, I am enjoying them so far.
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Post by: PatMan33 on October 21, 2008, 07:08:06 pm
I also started reading My Children! My Africa! again. It's a fantastic story (it's a play) and I encourage everyone to read it and, if you can, see it on stage.
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 23, 2008, 06:33:52 pm
I'm trying to get back into Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency but every time I start it something happens and I'm unable to get around to finishing it. This is like my fifth start. From what I've read it's a great book! :-\

I read it once, but I'll have to read it again someday because I don't think I understood a single thing in it...


anyway I finally started Catch-22, very...different  :D
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on October 23, 2008, 07:41:20 pm
Finally Finished The Virtue of Selfishness and finally finished my giant stack-o-books. It reaches all the way to the ceiling now. I am now going to solely focus on The Grapes of Wrath and when I am done with that finally find those damn Ravenor books from Warhammer 40K!
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Post by: shadowlord18 on October 23, 2008, 08:09:04 pm
i just read  assassins apprentice and assassins quest by robin hobb
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on October 26, 2008, 02:07:48 am
Just started On The Road by Jack Kerouac. Supposedly a life-changer.
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Post by: Tesla on October 28, 2008, 05:40:34 am
The Bachman Books By Stephen King.
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Post by: eropS on October 29, 2008, 10:20:13 pm
Three Cups of Tea
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Post by: Kenobro on October 30, 2008, 04:05:38 pm
Romeo and Juliet.  For a school assignment, really, but  bring the book home and read it from time to time.  At the beginning someone mentioned "marianheads"(or something like that).  What is this?
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on October 31, 2008, 03:00:34 am
I think you misheard 'maidenhead' which means 'virginity'.
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Post by: Kenobro on October 31, 2008, 01:44:12 pm
I think you misheard 'maidenhead' which means 'virginity'.

Crap...  Now it all makes sense.

Thank you very much...
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Post by: Glacies on November 01, 2008, 01:16:54 am
Three cheers for me.
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Post by: Kenobro on November 01, 2008, 01:27:55 am
Three cheers for me.

...

For what reason?
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Post by: Glacies on November 01, 2008, 01:37:44 am
That's the name of the book. It's by Donald jack.
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Post by: Kenobro on November 01, 2008, 02:00:23 am
That's the name of the book. It's by Donald jack.

You should have bolded it or something.  It made it look like you were just saying that for no reason.

Anyway, why is Romeo and Juliet so...  Vulgar?
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 03, 2008, 07:49:58 am
That's the name of the book. It's by Donald jack.

You should have bolded it or something.  It made it look like you were just saying that for no reason.

Anyway, why is Romeo and Juliet so...  Vulgar?

Because it's not as good as some of Shakespeare's other plays. Just you wait until you get to Macbeth.
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Post by: Ultimatum on November 03, 2008, 01:00:18 pm
Nonsence.Its hardly Vulgar.
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Post by: Gungnir on November 04, 2008, 09:54:52 am
Nonsence.Its hardly Vulgar.
Oh yes it is..especially considering the time period.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 18, 2008, 05:42:17 pm
Just finished the Grapes of Wrath and am now going to start a couple of books on the subject of objectivism.
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Post by: operaghost21 on November 18, 2008, 06:34:23 pm
nice...I really need to read more Steinbeck

anywho...finished Handmaid's Tale and now I'm starting Parable of the Sower (for the same class)
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Post by: Gungnir on November 18, 2008, 06:48:51 pm
Just finished the Grapes of Wrath and am now going to start a couple of books on the subject of objectivism.

Ayn Rand? Or stuff about Ayn rand?

Speaking of which, if I haven't said so already...I read Atlas Shrugged and it was amazing...
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 18, 2008, 08:53:25 pm
Just finished the Grapes of Wrath and am now going to start a couple of books on the subject of objectivism.

Ayn Rand? Or stuff about Ayn rand?

Speaking of which, if I haven't said so already...I read Atlas Shrugged and it was amazing...

Ayn Rand's non-fiction books. Mostly philosophical but I also got one on writing informative articles (could come in handy later).
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Post by: HanianKnight on November 19, 2008, 04:55:54 pm
I'm currently reading a huge book of Sherlock Holmes stories. After that I'll move on to the second volume of Sherlock Holmes stories.
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Post by: Snork on November 28, 2008, 08:48:11 am
I am now reading Stephan Kings IT
It's my first king novel, and It's the best book I've read this year.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 29, 2008, 11:55:11 pm
Finished the Ayn Rand novels and am now starting Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy. So far it is the most gory and violent book I have ever read, beating out my rabid fetus book about 5 pages in.
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Post by: Xenomorph on November 30, 2008, 02:42:07 am
Dead Space the graphic novel ;D
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Post by: Ultimatum on November 30, 2008, 10:12:28 am
Currently reading: Brethren
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Post by: operaghost21 on December 01, 2008, 01:31:10 pm
Parable of the Sower
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Post by: SBD on December 03, 2008, 06:17:16 am
Damn, I feel like some Tintin.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on December 03, 2008, 07:34:02 am
Damn, I feel like some Tintin.

 :D :D :D
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Post by: Connor on December 14, 2008, 08:44:16 am
I just finished The Stuff of Nightmares by Malorie Blackman and I'm halfway through some fantasy book by Michelle Paver from the Wolf Brother series; I forget what it's called, but it's green and it's the latest book in the series.
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Post by: Ultimatum on December 14, 2008, 11:38:35 am
I've resently started reading Centurion
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Post by: Met on December 14, 2008, 02:04:58 pm
I reread the sixth Harry Potter book in light of the movie coming out soon.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on December 16, 2008, 07:42:40 am
I just finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy...

That was a damn good book.
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Post by: SpinoC666 on December 17, 2008, 05:55:17 pm
I reread the sixth Harry Potter book in light of the movie coming out soon.

Soon as in next July?
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Post by: Met on December 17, 2008, 08:35:08 pm
You must be young.
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Post by: Ultimatum on December 18, 2008, 08:32:13 am
Currently reading A room with a view for my AS studies.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 19, 2008, 09:48:46 am
I recently got into the Culture novels by Iain M. Banks.
I finished 'Matter' earlier today.
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Post by: SBD on December 20, 2008, 02:37:42 am
I needed something to read on the plane, so I got A Brief History of Time by Steven Hawking.
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Post by: Veraal on December 24, 2008, 05:28:41 am
The tales of Beedle the Bard.

That's right.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on December 24, 2008, 02:03:39 pm
I just started Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
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Post by: Kenobro on December 27, 2008, 02:17:15 pm
The tales of Beedle the Bard.

That's right.


What a coincidence.  So am I.
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Post by: Little on December 27, 2008, 05:11:40 pm
The tales of Beedle the Bard.

That's right.


What a coincidence.  So am I.

I got it in my stocking.
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Post by: Ultimatum on December 27, 2008, 05:29:35 pm
I'm currently reading "The Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind.
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Post by: Gunner on December 27, 2008, 08:06:23 pm
Worldwar series by Harry Turtledove.
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Post by: Tesla on December 29, 2008, 01:47:58 am
I read The Tales of Beedle the Bard in one night, come on, its thinner than my little finger. How could you be "reading" it?

I'm reading The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.

You know, just in case.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on December 29, 2008, 12:56:05 pm
I just finished Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and am now reading nothing...

Could someone donate some books to me?  :-[
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Post by: Kenotai on December 29, 2008, 01:21:11 pm
Why not the library?
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Post by: Ultimatum on December 29, 2008, 01:21:34 pm
I'll donate this bible to you Andrew Ryan.......


Currently reading "The Go Between"
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Post by: Snork on December 30, 2008, 09:15:23 am
Still reading IT.. It's a big book :-\
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on December 30, 2008, 06:38:26 pm
I just started Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick. His Sci-fi books are always entertaining.
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Post by: smjjames on December 31, 2008, 08:09:34 am
I'm reading the ebook version of Dune: The Butlerian Jihad on the ebook reader I got for christmas.
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Post by: Fumanchu on December 31, 2008, 11:29:59 am
Still reading IT.. It's a big book :-\

Oh man, I love IT. One of the best King books out there for me. I also really liked Tommyknockers as well as a few others, but IT has one heckuva hook at the beginning.
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Post by: operaghost21 on December 31, 2008, 11:34:56 am
I mainly read IT because I liked the old miniseries, and I enjoyed it, but DAMN is it long...I just got bored at one point and put it down for a few months before finishing it
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Post by: PatMan33 on December 31, 2008, 12:50:40 pm
Codependent No More (http://www.amazon.com/Codependent-No-More-Controlling-Yourself/dp/0894864025)

Check it out, it's pretty good!
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on December 31, 2008, 01:18:19 pm
I just finished Counter-Clock World.
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Post by: Veraal on December 31, 2008, 08:51:06 pm
I got it in my stocking.

Coincidence, so did I.

It was ok, but of course, I would probably enjoy it ten times more if I was younger.
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Post by: Kidsoldier on January 01, 2009, 12:07:46 am
Just finished a book called 'Peace Child'
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on January 01, 2009, 02:08:13 pm
I just started And the Band Played on.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on January 02, 2009, 04:41:54 pm
I'm reading Consider Phlebas and I just can not get into it. Compared to the other two (later) Culture novels I've read its just so primitive and pulp sci-fi-ish. Full of gibberish names, one dimensional characters and annoying jargon.
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Post by: DarkDragon on January 03, 2009, 09:19:14 am
I'm currently on page 602/1075 of "The Pillars of The Earth" by Ken Follett. Awesome book.

Next on my list is "The Secret Servant" by Daniel Silva
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Post by: Ultimatum on January 05, 2009, 10:32:11 am
Finshed Pillars of creation,now on to Naked Empire


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Post by: Mr. Consideration on January 08, 2009, 07:57:14 am
I'm reading Survivor by Chuck Palahnuik. It's ingenious but too reminiscient of Fight Club.
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Post by: DarthZahl on January 09, 2009, 03:40:22 pm
I've got nothing new to read right now  :(
In this situation I always start to reread some Terry Pratchett books (I'll never get tired of these ;))
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Post by: Axelgear on January 19, 2009, 04:14:30 pm
My two favourite books at the moment are Flat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea, and Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction. I also love The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan.
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Post by: HanianKnight on January 20, 2009, 02:12:33 pm
I recently started reading Babbitt. So far it's pretty good.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on January 20, 2009, 03:19:29 pm
I am about half way through It can't happen here and have finished the Fellowship of the Ring.
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Post by: UFO King on January 24, 2009, 08:23:40 am
I'm reading a great sci-fi novel by Scott Mackay called Phytosphere. So far, I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Post by: omegatripod on January 28, 2009, 11:34:13 am
Cell by Stephen King. It's pretty good. Standard Stephen King stuff.
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Post by: Yannick on January 28, 2009, 11:44:30 am
The Plague by Albert Camus
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Post by: operaghost21 on January 28, 2009, 12:07:38 pm
Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville
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Post by: Ultimatum on January 28, 2009, 12:33:24 pm
Chainfire By Terry GoodKind
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Post by: Yannick on January 29, 2009, 11:31:15 am
Popcorn by Bob Elton
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Post by: Gungnir on January 29, 2009, 01:32:53 pm
Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville

This one is good.
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Post by: Little on January 29, 2009, 01:38:58 pm
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

 :-[ :-\ :'(
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Post by: Tesla on January 29, 2009, 02:08:38 pm
Cell by Stephen King. It's pretty good. Standard Stephen King stuff.

Oh, that's great!

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
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Post by: Little on January 29, 2009, 02:27:00 pm
Cell was good. I took that to school last year, and everyone gave me funny looks  :-\

Life of Pi was good.
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Post by: omegatripod on January 29, 2009, 03:19:47 pm
Life of Pi? One of the best. ;D
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on January 31, 2009, 12:21:34 am
Just finished It Can't Happen Here and am now starting All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy.
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Post by: SBD on February 01, 2009, 12:17:36 am
Finished I Know You Got Soul by Jeremy Clarkson this morning.
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Post by: Dwight on February 04, 2009, 03:10:47 pm
A Travel Guide to Heaven
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 04, 2009, 04:13:17 pm
I'm currently reading The New Testament. Thank you crazy Mormon missionaries!   
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Post by: Dwight on February 05, 2009, 02:58:30 pm
Currently readin this page.
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Post by: HanianKnight on February 07, 2009, 07:56:05 am
I'm currently reading The New Testament. Thank you crazy Mormon missionaries!   

As far as I can tell, the Old Testament has more crazy bad-ass stories that make no sense. I would read that one first.

Plus, it's always good to read the sequel last.  :P
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Post by: Dwight on February 08, 2009, 05:28:34 pm
ABARAHAM YOU MUST KILL YOUR SON ISAAC!
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Post by: Xeno264 on February 10, 2009, 01:36:45 am
Currently re-reading Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.
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Post by: DarthZahl on February 10, 2009, 02:57:16 am
Just reading Dan Abnett's "Eisenhorn" trilogy...
(Warhammer40k-nerd-stuff)
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 10, 2009, 03:18:15 pm
Just reading Dan Abnett's "Eisenhorn" trilogy...
(Warhammer40k-nerd-stuff)

 :D :D :D
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Post by: Kcronos on February 21, 2009, 06:44:31 pm
ABARAHAM YOU MUST KILL YOUR SON ISAAC!


Wow.   Next time put spoiler tags around that.  You totally ruined it for me.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 28, 2009, 12:53:24 pm
I finally finished All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, which had one of the most badass things I have ever read in a book.
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Post by: operaghost21 on February 28, 2009, 08:38:06 pm
starting Huckleberry Finn tomorrow...
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Post by: Raz on February 28, 2009, 08:43:31 pm
Finished Watchmen. The ending kind of falls apart in my veiw, but getting there is the fun.
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Post by: Ultimatum on March 01, 2009, 03:20:35 am
I'm now reading Confesser(the last Sword of Truth book!)
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Post by: operaghost21 on March 01, 2009, 05:32:19 am
Finished Watchmen. The ending kind of falls apart in my veiw, but getting there is the fun.

 ??? how?
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Post by: Krakow Sam on March 01, 2009, 08:08:20 am
I am reading Look to Windward.

It has big orbital habitats and a guy with a cranky military officer's personality implanted into his brain.
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Post by: Raz on March 01, 2009, 11:39:51 am
Finished Watchmen. The ending kind of falls apart in my veiw, but getting there is the fun.

 ??? how?

Because the ending simply sucked. It's like he wondered, " How can I possibly ruin this entire story in one big shot? ". It's a really lame ending, even if it does make sense, he should've have something else. I thought the whole point of Watchmen was to show how inevitable human extinction was, but then he turns around suddenly and saves them all. Stupid. Totally doesn't fit with the rest of the book.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on March 01, 2009, 11:46:37 am
Oh, because an ending where the entire world is nuked would be so much better ::)

I liked the ending. It was smart.
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Post by: Ultimatum on March 01, 2009, 12:00:27 pm
Uh guys

Kindly use spoiler tags >:(
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Post by: shock223 on March 01, 2009, 02:01:52 pm
Just reading Dan Abnett's "Eisenhorn" trilogy...
(Warhammer40k-nerd-stuff)

Cherubael is the star of that trilogy...

need to give that daemon his own book series
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Post by: Snork on March 03, 2009, 11:09:21 am
Treasure island.
>>
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 03, 2009, 02:53:53 pm
The original or a modified version?
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Post by: omegatripod on March 05, 2009, 11:40:27 am
Princess Sultana's Daughters by Jean P. Sasson. It's a sequel, so read the first one first. The first one's Princess by Jean P. Sasson, and I'd reccomend it to anyone who is even the least bit interested in human rights. Great books, but the sad thing is, the tragic stories in them are true. They're both nonfiction.
...
... :(
........WAAAAH!!! POOR SAUDI WOMEN!!! :'(
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 05, 2009, 04:25:23 pm
I am now reading the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

It's good so far. Definitely better than some of the other junk I've read.
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Post by: Gunner on March 05, 2009, 04:52:56 pm
Animal Farm, George Orwell, after just finishing a big book on North Korea.
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Post by: Dwight on March 05, 2009, 05:31:47 pm
Give a Boy a Gun
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Post by: operaghost21 on March 05, 2009, 05:35:42 pm
I remember that book!
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Post by: Dwight on March 05, 2009, 05:36:36 pm
its good
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 08, 2009, 12:23:32 pm
I just finished the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I am now currently reading the Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats.
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Post by: Dwight on March 08, 2009, 06:51:24 pm
Shooter
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Post by: Krakow Sam on March 09, 2009, 07:25:36 am
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre.

It is very witty and informative and also has silly cracks about Isaac Asimov's faeces.
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Post by: HanianKnight on March 09, 2009, 05:20:34 pm
I'm currently reading a little pulp Western called Kildoon: Bounty Man.

It's actually kinda cool.
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Post by: Dwight on March 10, 2009, 06:48:14 pm
Othello by Shakespeare
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Post by: Snork on March 13, 2009, 12:25:37 pm
The Tommyknockers- Stephen King.
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Post by: Yannick on March 13, 2009, 06:06:48 pm
Anyone suggest a good book to read?
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 13, 2009, 07:25:04 pm
Any book by Cormac McCarthy. I suggest Blood Meridian or No Country for Old Men.
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Post by: Dwight on March 13, 2009, 07:48:20 pm
Cry Of the Icemark
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 21, 2009, 12:24:31 am
I just finished Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift and am now reading nothing.
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Post by: Kenobro on March 21, 2009, 12:03:27 pm
I just finished Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift and am now reading nothing.

Then why post?

Currently reading Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Mythology.  More specifically, Nature Myths.
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Post by: Vetro on March 22, 2009, 09:11:27 am
I've almost finished the book RMS Olympic: Titanic's sister by Mark Chirnside. As its title suggests, it's about the Olympic, the lesser known sistership and companion liner to Titanic.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 22, 2009, 11:10:16 am
Wasn't that ship sunk by the Germans during WWI?
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Post by: Ultimatum on March 22, 2009, 12:23:56 pm
Your probably right.
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Post by: Vetro on March 22, 2009, 04:48:58 pm
Interesting story actually.... The Olympic was the first in a series of 3 ships. The second was Titanic, the third was a ship called Britannic. The final ship wasn't completed until 1914, the year when the war broke out, forcing the British to requisition the Britannic as a hospital ship. Hospital ships in WW1 were "immune" due to international laws, so you weren't supposed to sink one regardless of nationality. Unfortunately, on the 21st of November 1916 the Britannic struck a mine off of Kea island in the Aegean sea. The resulting explosion was enough to doom the ship and send her down in half the time it took Titanic to sink.

Olympic did not sink in the war. However, it was also requisitioned for military purposes, though this time as a trooping ship. Olympic carried thousands of Canadian and American troops across the Atlantic until the war was over, the ship also had the distinction of being the only non combat vessel in the fleet to have sunk a German U-Boat (U-103 to be exact) via ramming.
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Post by: Snork on March 26, 2009, 03:12:01 pm
Currently reading the book SPELLBOUND by Ru Emerson.
Before that, it was BORN TO EXILE by Phylis eisnstein.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 26, 2009, 05:00:09 pm
Just re-started Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.
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Post by: Gunner on March 26, 2009, 06:30:56 pm
Just re-started Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.
Whooo!
High five!
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Post by: SBD on March 27, 2009, 12:07:58 am
Achtung - Panzer! by Heinz Guderian.
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Post by: Snork on March 28, 2009, 07:56:08 am
The Regulators-Stephan King Richard Bachman.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 05, 2009, 01:48:04 am
I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. That had to be one of the saddest books I've ever read. I nearly cried at the end.
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Post by: Kishmond on April 06, 2009, 05:04:46 am
Currently obsessed with Michael Crichton books. Reading State of Fear.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 06, 2009, 02:52:18 pm
Read Pray, the Andromeda Strain, and Jurassic Park NOW!!!
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Post by: operaghost21 on April 06, 2009, 02:57:03 pm
Read Pray, the Andromeda Strain, and Jurassic Park NOW!!!

also, sphere.
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Post by: Kenotai on April 06, 2009, 02:59:26 pm
Andromeda Strain was good, but the ending was abrupt.  I found myself looking for more of the ending.
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Post by: Kishmond on April 06, 2009, 03:08:32 pm
Pfft, I've read all of those. First thing I did.
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Post by: Hammerman58 on April 06, 2009, 03:24:56 pm
I am reading a lot of David Wellington at the moment. I am almost finished with the vampire series and then i ll read his zombie series.
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Post by: HanianKnight on April 06, 2009, 05:46:51 pm
I'm reading some Sherlock Holmes stories now. They're pretty cool so far.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 06, 2009, 08:32:52 pm
I just started Fight Club!  ;D

Edit: I just finished Fight Club...

Holy crap that book was epic...
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Post by: Plank of Wood on April 16, 2009, 07:00:49 am
Animal Farm.

lolcommunismlol
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Post by: Vetro on April 16, 2009, 02:57:17 pm
I got a copy of a book called "Normandie: un chef d'oeuvre francais" today. From looking at the pictures it seems like a very impressive book so far and even contains a cut away of the ship and some deck plans (in a detachable fold out as well), though the text is entirely in french, which should make reading it somewhat difficult.....

The Normandie was among the first liners to be built that surpassed 1000 feet in length and was owned by the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (CGT) or "French Line". The massive 83 000 ton liner took the title of world's fastest ship away from the German liner Bremen  with an impressive service speed of slightly over 30 knots (about 56 kilometers per hour) which allowed a transatlantic crossing a slightly over 4 days and 11 hours.

Normandie met it's end during the liner's conversion into a troopship for government service during WW2 when a fire was "accidentally" started aboard her (there has been debate about whether or not this fire was indeed just a accident or a act of sabotage) which burned uncontrollably until the New York fire department attempted to put it out, unfortunately the massive amounts of water poured onto the liner eventually caused the ship to turn over to her port (left) side and the hulk sank into the mud. The remains of what used to be the largest ship in the world were then dragged out of the dock and re floated before being broken apart and sold as scrap metal.

More information: http://www.thegreatoceanliners.com/index2.html   (yikes, that doesn't direct to the Normandie page, head over to the big tab on the top left corner that says "Ship Histories" and find Normandie under 1930 bar if you want some images and additional info)

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Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 17, 2009, 08:47:01 pm
I just started The Meaning of Life by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. So far it's been very interesting. It teaches you a lot about Buddhism and life. 
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Post by: Vetro on April 24, 2009, 02:05:03 pm
Yay, Another liner book. RMS Majestic: The "Magic Stick" arrived today after a long wait (I ordered it at around the same time as the Normandie book). I've read 36 pages of it so far and it is a fantastic book. Plenty of illustrations of "The Magic Stick" (Ma-jes-tic) that I've never seen before cover it's pages. The Majestic itself is a ship that I don't know too much about and I am looking forward to learning more about it's history. It was the largest ship in the world for a considerable amount of time before the construction of the Normandie in the mid 1930's and was the third ship to surpass Titanic's size.
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Post by: Spartan King 95 on April 28, 2009, 07:33:13 am
I am currenty reading Spartan Quest; The Fire of Ares.
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Post by: Dwight on April 28, 2009, 03:36:03 pm
RX Book about prescription drug addiction in highschools.
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Post by: Plank of Wood on May 03, 2009, 08:27:52 am
"Things Can Only Get Better" by John O'Farrell.
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Post by: Oviraptor on May 05, 2009, 06:44:58 pm
I just finished reading The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and have just started on The Return of the King.
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Post by: Snork on May 06, 2009, 01:53:50 am
Harry Potter and the Sorcerors stone.
Good book >.>
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 06, 2009, 07:17:06 am
I just started reading The Pinball Effect and the Selected Poems of Charles Baudelaire.
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Post by: Snork on May 12, 2009, 07:55:00 am
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
I already read the second one a few days ago <.<
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Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on May 12, 2009, 08:59:24 am
Just finished 1984. Now reading Charlie Brooker - Dawn of the Dumb
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 12, 2009, 05:02:23 pm
I just started the Selected Works of Lord Byron and am moving onto an Anthropology book called The Hero of a Thousand Faces.
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Post by: HanianKnight on May 12, 2009, 08:35:10 pm
I recently finished Bounty Man: Kildoon, and The Guns of Dorking Hollow. Two cheesy Westerns.

I think I'll move on to something considered a bit more "Classic" .
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Post by: Spartan King 95 on May 12, 2009, 09:21:18 pm
Warriors Fire and Ice. Second book in the Warriors series.
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Post by: pie on May 13, 2009, 11:36:09 am
Voyage through the Universe: Spacefarers
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Post by: Spartan King 95 on May 13, 2009, 05:03:21 pm
Warriors : Forest of Secrets. Book 3.
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 13, 2009, 06:09:22 pm
just finished River of Doubt...it was about Teddy Roosevelt in the Amazon
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Post by: Snork on May 14, 2009, 04:59:56 am
Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 14, 2009, 03:10:26 pm
Just started Guns, Germs, and Steel.
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Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on May 14, 2009, 04:09:12 pm
I just started the Selected Works of Lord Byron

Does it make me a pleb to not like Byron?
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 14, 2009, 06:39:16 pm
No, his poetry is a little artsy smartsy for my taste too. I only really like one poem out of all that I read. I prefer Yeats myself.
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Post by: Kishmond on June 10, 2009, 01:53:27 pm
Started reading Call to Arms by Alan Dean Foster, mostly because I've got nothing else to read, but it seems a little off. Probably because I feel more sympathetic towards the cause of the people that are supposed to be the bad guys. And the good guys come off as a bunch of stubborn morons.
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Post by: Dwight on June 10, 2009, 04:05:54 pm
The Alchemist
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 11, 2009, 07:07:40 pm
I just finished Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neil. I've also read Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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Post by: Krakow Sam on June 12, 2009, 03:33:39 pm
I'm going through my modest collection of Tintin books at the moment. Man, I appreciate this no frills adventure stuff more now than I did when I was a kid for some reason.
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Post by: Gunner on June 12, 2009, 05:45:37 pm
The Alchemist
I have to read that this summer.
Reading Cold Sassy Tree.
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Post by: operaghost21 on June 13, 2009, 02:24:01 pm
just finished Tyrannosaur Canyon, starting Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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Post by: Kenobro on June 13, 2009, 02:26:37 pm
Finished reading Great Expectations.

I found the book to kind of drone on about the details too much, but that's just my opinion.
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Post by: Kishmond on June 16, 2009, 11:25:56 am
Finally got a hold of some good books. Re-reading a bunch of Discworld books, currently on Small Gods.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 16, 2009, 11:56:24 am
I just started Blindness by Jose Saramago and the Communist Manifestoby Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
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Post by: Yannick on June 16, 2009, 12:17:26 pm
Currently reading Book of the Dead.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 17, 2009, 12:23:47 am
The Egyptian version or another one? 
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Post by: MetallicDragon on June 22, 2009, 01:54:02 pm
Just finished the first Drizzt book, Homeland.

First chronologically, that is.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 22, 2009, 02:13:39 pm
I just finished Blindness and Six Characters in Search of an Author and am now starting The Tin Drum.
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Post by: HanianKnight on June 27, 2009, 07:49:57 pm
Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue

It's a giant graphic novel about some famous samurai from the Warring States Period. So far it's pretty good(mostly due to the extreme gore).
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Post by: pie on June 28, 2009, 04:03:13 pm
I'm reading Moonrush by Daniel Wingo. It's about exploration, exploiting, colonizing, and finally occupation of the moon.
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Post by: Tesla on June 29, 2009, 04:09:01 pm
I just bought the Stand by Stephen King. It's... a large book.
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Post by: Little on June 29, 2009, 11:48:57 pm
The Stand is one of my favorite King books, and that's saying something. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  :)
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Post by: Snork on July 01, 2009, 04:03:18 pm
The Dream Cycle by H.P Lovecraft.
My life was changed.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 09, 2009, 08:34:49 pm
I just finished Slaughterhouse-5,the Book of Revelation in the Holy Bible, The Call of Cthulhu, and several other stories by H.P. Lovecraft.
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Post by: Snork on July 10, 2009, 07:03:53 am
H.P Lovecraft wrote the Bible?
That explains everything.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on July 10, 2009, 09:21:12 am
Ia! Ia! Pn'glathn' redo'gro fngl rhnakl Chri'st repfghton, Ia YAW'EH fnglui gnkali amun'kt.
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Post by: Cow on July 10, 2009, 04:48:55 pm
I'm reading The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian. Nothing says summer reading like a collection of short stories about extreme violence. Soon I'll be reading both Johnny Got His Gun and A Canticle For Leibowitz.
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Post by: Kishmond on August 01, 2009, 10:45:00 am
House of Leaves
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Post by: Yannick on August 01, 2009, 11:55:02 am
The Reliquary by Preston & Child.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 01, 2009, 12:24:00 pm
The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne. 
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Post by: Inkling on August 01, 2009, 02:44:28 pm
I remember that book, Andrew.  You doing summer reading, or is it for fun?
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 01, 2009, 03:08:07 pm
Both. I finished over 70 pages last night. I also got Nausea by Jean-Paul Satre, Huck-Fin and Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Keasy, and Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad.
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Post by: Detoxicated on August 02, 2009, 11:21:45 am
Hunted by Chuck palahniuk
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Post by: Cow on August 02, 2009, 08:33:04 pm
So guys... I'm reading The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, and I have sudden urge to buy a digital watch.
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 03, 2009, 01:36:55 am
You sir, are a winnAr!!!
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Post by: Skyward on August 03, 2009, 11:39:45 am
Still have to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Grapes of Wrath by the end of the summer. I kinda slipped >_>

Hopefully, I will eventually get around to reading World War Z. I like reading, but I'm very slow  :-\
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 03, 2009, 02:06:59 pm
Still have to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Grapes of Wrath by the end of the summer. I kinda slipped >_>

damn...as much as I enjoyed Grapes of Wrath (and, to a lesser extent, this goes for Huck Finn too, I suppose) I remember it being a long book  :-\
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 03, 2009, 04:49:25 pm
Still have to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Grapes of Wrath by the end of the summer. I kinda slipped >_>

damn...as much as I enjoyed Grapes of Wrath (and, to a lesser extent, this goes for Huck Finn too, I suppose) I remember it being a long book  :-\

It is, over 300 pages actually. Still, it's nothing compared to The Tin Drum By Gunter Grass, that book is 500+ pages.
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 03, 2009, 05:09:57 pm
well, long for something I had to read in high school...
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 03, 2009, 07:39:34 pm
Hahahaha!!!  ;D

Eh...

You should read Atlas Shrugged...
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Post by: Snork on August 04, 2009, 07:31:24 am
Still have to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Grapes of Wrath by the end of the summer. I kinda slipped >_>

damn...as much as I enjoyed Grapes of Wrath (and, to a lesser extent, this goes for Huck Finn too, I suppose) I remember it being a long book  :-\

It is, over 300 pages actually. Still, it's nothing compared to The Tin Drum By Gunter Grass, that book is 500+ pages.
Really? I can read that much in about three days, but only if the book is good enough.(300 pages I mean)
Now, you wanna read a long book? It, by Stephan King.
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 04, 2009, 07:57:05 am
Now, you wanna read a long book? It, by Stephan King.

good point...I actually gave up reading that for about 6 months before I went back and finished it  :D
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Post by: Skyward on August 04, 2009, 01:42:44 pm
Still have to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Grapes of Wrath by the end of the summer. I kinda slipped >_>

damn...as much as I enjoyed Grapes of Wrath (and, to a lesser extent, this goes for Huck Finn too, I suppose) I remember it being a long book  :-\

It is, over 300 pages actually. Still, it's nothing compared to The Tin Drum By Gunter Grass, that book is 500+ pages.
Well, Grapes of Wrath is 535 pages.

I am only about a third of the way through Huck Finn...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 04, 2009, 04:07:57 pm
I just finished The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass (589 pages, I read about 180) and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and am now going to start on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kishmond on August 05, 2009, 06:15:57 pm
I am reading 3 books at once... House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, Making Money by Terry Pratchett, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by... eh, that Harry Potter person.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Doctor Z on August 05, 2009, 07:28:40 pm
Peter F Hamilton. o.o
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Post by: Cobra on August 05, 2009, 08:58:43 pm
I finally got World War Z. Enjoying the book so much.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 06, 2009, 12:15:22 am
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

FUUUUUUUUUUUUU! I want that book!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Hammerman58 on August 06, 2009, 07:39:44 pm
The Divine Comedy- Dante Alighieri
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Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 06, 2009, 10:24:56 pm
I just finished The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and am now reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, also by Mark Twain.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: DarkDragon on August 15, 2009, 10:23:07 am
I'm reading a collection of 25 math books with interesting topics.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cow on August 15, 2009, 12:39:11 pm
I'm reading a collection of 25 math books with interesting topics.

Yes. Math....interesting.....ever. *thud*
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 15, 2009, 02:28:41 pm
I finished The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo and I am about half way through One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Keasy.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on August 26, 2009, 05:23:09 pm
I am currently in the process of reading "Forever" by Pete Hamill.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 26, 2009, 09:39:39 pm
Done with Cuckoo's Nest and now am on Nausea by Sartre. And my god, this book reads slower than Huck Finn. 
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ultimatum on August 30, 2009, 07:59:46 am
Currently reading A Clash of Kings
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Post by: sporelord on August 31, 2009, 10:59:42 am
Just finished Dwarves - Markus Heitz i didint expect much but it was really really good. quite generic and Obvious but still good.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 07:58:14 pm
Fantastic Tales-Italo Calvino.
It's a collection of fantasy stories about vampires, ghosts and other creatures. Pretty good so far!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Plank of Wood on September 12, 2009, 03:07:09 am
Kitchener's Last Volenteer.
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Post by: Putspooza on September 12, 2009, 03:19:06 am
errr, 50 short science fiction tales.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cyst on September 22, 2009, 08:26:53 pm
War of the Worlds
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on September 23, 2009, 05:55:17 am
The Lost World

If you've never heard of it, imagine Jurassic park, but with less danger, and more dinosaur speculation "facts."
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snork on September 23, 2009, 08:05:53 am
Are you talking about the Sequel to Jurassic park, or another book?
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Post by: Yannick on September 23, 2009, 08:23:32 am
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, I finally managed to get my hands on this book.

(741 pages jesus christ)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on September 23, 2009, 04:37:09 pm
Are you talking about the Sequel to Jurassic park, or another book?
It's another book. Sorry, I was a little less than clear on that. Also when was Jurassic Park made? I know it seems off topic, but like, eight key scenes are almost the exact same as in Jurassic Park. I want to know what is a ripoff of what.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kishmond on October 06, 2009, 08:51:26 pm
Jingo. Terry Pratchett. Again.

Discworld books seem to have a high re-readability factor.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on October 06, 2009, 08:52:22 pm
That one big book with all of the Narnia books in it.
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Post by: Haseri on October 09, 2009, 10:17:58 am
Making my way through the Discworld series.

On number 19: Feet of Clay.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cobra on October 10, 2009, 08:56:15 am
Jingo. Terry Pratchett. Again.

Discworld books seem to have a high re-readability factor.

I'm actually about to start reading Jingo myself.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kitkat on October 11, 2009, 12:13:17 pm
Star trek: Tales from the Captain's Table
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Post by: Yannick on October 11, 2009, 01:19:52 pm
Just finished Hitchhikers guide and am now reading Lolita.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kenobro on October 17, 2009, 01:55:48 pm
Andromeda Strain
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cow on October 19, 2009, 04:36:04 pm
Finally going to get A Canticle For Liebowitz. Then The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: SimplyNecro on October 20, 2009, 07:31:13 pm
I kid you not

Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yannick on October 21, 2009, 10:36:45 am
Reading The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe and Life, The Universe And Everything and of course So Long And Thanks For All The Fish!


These books are amusing!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Spudman on October 30, 2009, 02:40:42 am
I'm reading Halo: First strike.
Good storyline, interesting characters, but a little boring as there is next to no description. Shame. I use excessive amount of description in my books...  :-\
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Detoxicated on October 30, 2009, 03:04:27 am
show me a book of yours
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snork on October 30, 2009, 06:17:39 am
Yes, I'm interested as well.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Putspooza on October 30, 2009, 09:54:55 am
The Death Gate Cycle 5 - The Hand of Chaos
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Spudman on October 30, 2009, 10:35:33 am
What? I have made some in my past, preferably sci-fi,  but i haven't done one in a while. I'll try to start one in the next couple of weeks. The best place to look at my writing is the Aii'eathyr thread. Even in there i use too much description. Anyone else right books?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snork on October 30, 2009, 02:37:13 pm
Actual Novels?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Spudman on October 31, 2009, 12:46:22 am
Well, i meant just write stuff generally. Not any published stuff or anything...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Detoxicated on October 31, 2009, 01:35:52 pm
What? I have made some in my past, preferably sci-fi,  but i haven't done one in a while. I'll try to start one in the next couple of weeks. The best place to look at my writing is the Aii'eathyr thread. Even in there i use too much description. Anyone else right books?

I like to see your kind of books.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Spudman on November 01, 2009, 01:46:08 am
I haven't written anything in a while. I could post a descriptive passage in my Aii'eathyr species thread, of a ritual summoning of Tarei'aun... Done it! Can be found in the Art section: Enjoy!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Putspooza on November 07, 2009, 01:39:06 pm
Still reading Hand of Chaos, I'm pretty sure I'm still in the parts I read a few years ago before I stopped reading the book.

EDIT:

Just finished it (great book by the way), now I'll start the sixth book in the series - "Into The Labyrinth"
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cow on November 19, 2009, 06:10:38 pm
Starting A Canticle For Liebowitz, finally. Some idiot at the library kept it after it was due.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snork on December 29, 2009, 05:28:46 am
Un Lun Dun- China Miéville

Wonderful book.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on December 29, 2009, 11:16:52 am
Bluestar's Prophecy - Erin Hunter

Don't you dare judge me.Punks.I know where you live.And where you sleep.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snork on January 13, 2010, 12:24:12 pm
The Scar- China Mieville.

Brilliant.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cobra on January 19, 2010, 02:42:58 am
Just finished reading Jurassic Park. I hadn't read it in well over 10 years.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Putspooza on January 21, 2010, 07:12:02 am
Finished "Matilda" Today, also started reading "The Hellbound Heart" but I might stop and return to it later.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gnoll on January 31, 2010, 07:41:07 am
Reading "Romeo ad juliet" for school.
It makes me feel all wierd and gushy...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on February 01, 2010, 06:46:33 am
I'm reading Red Prophet, by Orson Scott Card.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gungnir on February 01, 2010, 08:47:10 pm
Good series, that one.


Still on Cryptonomicon, myself.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on February 02, 2010, 07:03:27 pm
just finished Silence of the Lambs
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haseri on February 04, 2010, 10:22:41 am
Making my way through the first Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM! omnibus. Should take me a while.

Then back to Discworld for Thief of Time.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 05, 2010, 06:01:45 am
P.G Wodehouse Omnibus.

Just finished 'Code of the Woosters' and now moving on to some Jeeves and Wooster short stories.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cobra on February 10, 2010, 02:08:04 am
Half way through Discworld's Mort.
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Post by: Rysworld on February 10, 2010, 06:35:58 am
Prentice Alvin by Orson Scott Card.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on February 17, 2010, 03:54:50 am
Half way through Discworld's Mort.

Good stuff, I remember that when I was like 8 years old (no offense to Pratchett).

I just finished Triskellion myself and I thought it was pretty interesting.  They left way too much to the imagination though.  Not to mention the BEES.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Spartan King 95 on February 25, 2010, 07:19:14 am
House of Scorpion
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Post by: Rysworld on February 25, 2010, 03:00:19 pm
Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami.

Good book.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cobra on February 26, 2010, 03:25:37 am
Moved on the Discworld Pyramids.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Clarke on February 26, 2010, 01:17:21 pm
Making my way through this list (http://brainz.org/10-greatest-apocalyptic-novels-all-time/) I StumbleUponed. Just finished A Canticle For Leibowitz, I think i'll read On the Beach next.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on February 26, 2010, 07:23:17 pm
Just finally got a copy of Brisingr, along with Crocodile Tears so I'll be reading those over the next couple days.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on February 26, 2010, 07:31:31 pm
Just finally got a copy of Brisingr, along with Crocodile Tears so I'll be reading those over the next couple days.
I believe it's "Brsingr" or somesuch.

I really want that book.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on February 26, 2010, 07:33:36 pm
It's sitting in my lap right now.  I'm staring right at it.  (gigity) It's Brisingr.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on February 26, 2010, 07:48:50 pm
Oh. Disregard my idiocy as normal, then.

I will steal your body to get that book.

Just keep disregarding.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on February 26, 2010, 08:07:03 pm
Oh, I plan on it.
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Post by: Gnoll on February 28, 2010, 08:15:44 am
I'm reading the official Spore game guide.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on March 01, 2010, 11:21:36 am
Finished Brisingr, I'll do a little work with all the stuff I've been neglecting and then another day of solitude for Crocodile Tears.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on March 03, 2010, 02:59:23 pm
Grapes of Wrath.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Snork on March 04, 2010, 02:30:22 pm
Shade's Children-Garth Nix.

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Post by: Summoner on March 28, 2010, 10:36:43 am
Artemis Fowl The Time Paradox
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Post by: Skyward on March 28, 2010, 03:29:45 pm
Hopefully, I will be getting a copy of Metro 2033 in english.

Loved the game, thinking I would enjoy the book.

I think I have earned the right to read a book I want to read, as opposed to being forced to read some "American Classic Novel" crap.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Putspooza on April 01, 2010, 12:25:18 am
Still too lazy to go check if the library has "House of Leaves"
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Post by: Lush City on April 16, 2010, 04:54:27 pm
The 39 Clues series. Not only is the game addictive as hell, but it's the first mainstream "Heroes Unlimited" Author team up series in years. There should be more of those out there...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on April 16, 2010, 05:05:55 pm
The Bradbury Chronicles.

Only two stories in the book are made by him though, it's really more of a tribute.

Also, wow, Lush sure is in a hurry to post in all the topics he can, isn't he?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Skyward on April 16, 2010, 06:46:44 pm
Metro 2033 should be getting here in the next three days. :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on April 16, 2010, 09:04:22 pm
Also, wow, Lush sure is in a hurry to post in all the topics he can, isn't he?

Ry, may I remind you that you had 26 posts by the end of your first hour on the forum.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lush City on April 16, 2010, 09:38:21 pm
Also, wow, Lush sure is in a hurry to post in all the topics he can, isn't he?

Ry, may I remind you that you had 26 posts by the end of your first hour on the forum.


"He?"
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on April 16, 2010, 09:55:32 pm
Sorry, I have a tendency to assume people here are male until they put their gender on their profile.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lush City on April 17, 2010, 06:36:59 am
No Girls On The Internet?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 17, 2010, 06:59:42 am
Maybe if you had at least implied, at some point, that you were a she then people wouldn't make that mistake. So don't take offense if people make that mistake when you haven't even tried to make it generally known. Just don't accuse poor, innocent rysworld of being inconsiderate when really he hasn't done anything that is his fault.

And welcome to the forum, by the way.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lush City on April 17, 2010, 07:47:12 am
I didn't men it aggressively; it was just kind of weird to be called a dude. Oh well. And thanks for the welcome; this site doesn’t have a Newbie welcome Mat thread like some others so it's just free for all. But i got to say the security for this board is killer I had to wait several weeks and talk to a Mod just to get in.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 17, 2010, 07:55:43 am
The security was thanks to a certain troll.

Plus we like to keep the riff raff out. ;D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: operaghost21 on April 17, 2010, 09:42:16 am
But i got to say the security for this board is killer I had to wait several weeks and talk to a Mod just to get in.

wait a minute, what? how long have we been doing that?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: sporelord on April 17, 2010, 11:25:11 am
I was wondering the same...What security? And just to keep this ontopic im reading Orcs by Stan Nicholls
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Skyward on April 17, 2010, 11:43:03 am
But i got to say the security for this board is killer I had to wait several weeks and talk to a Mod just to get in.
Wow, I had no idea we started doing that.

Also, my apologies, I think I called you "he" in one of my posts earlier >_>
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on April 17, 2010, 02:02:02 pm
But i got to say the security for this board is killer I had to wait several weeks and talk to a Mod just to get in.

wait a minute, what? how long have we been doing that?
Well, I had to wait, but I never had to talk to a mod.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Person21 on April 17, 2010, 02:31:10 pm
I assume she just got tired of waiting and decided to just ask a mod so she'd be approved quicker.



EDIT: For the sake of being on topic, just started "Children Of Dune"
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on April 18, 2010, 12:46:48 pm
I am now reading Speaker for the Dead.

Yay.
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Post by: Tesla on April 18, 2010, 02:09:46 pm
Started "Infoquake" of the Jump 225 trilogy.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on April 18, 2010, 06:02:03 pm
this site doesn’t have a Newbie welcome Mat thread like some others so it's just free for all.

We DO have an introduce yourself thread that's kinda there for a reason >.>
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lush City on April 18, 2010, 09:38:43 pm
Hit the nail on the head. You have recurring trolls? That's new.


Oh and I'm going to finish The Keys to The Kingdom. Got into it at book two, got bored with book five, phoned in book six and Is going to revamp starting with book seven.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: dndfreak on April 19, 2010, 07:41:07 am
Yeah, we had a few that have made multiple accounts in the past after getting banned just via a simple proxy.  Hence, each new account is hand-checked by mods.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 19, 2010, 08:57:50 am
Inside out: Pink Floyd.


Syd used to be so cool...
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Post by: Gnoll on April 19, 2010, 05:41:28 pm
I'm reading Mythology: An Illustrated Anthology of World Myth and Storytelling.
... it's a big book.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lush City on April 19, 2010, 05:59:29 pm
It's got a big name.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on April 20, 2010, 03:47:31 am
Just finishing off my P.G. Wodehouse omnibus. Then I'm planning to borrow Ciaphas Cane from from my friend.
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Post by: dndfreak on April 23, 2010, 01:12:06 pm
I just found an old copy of the Descent novel and I'm reading that.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tesla on April 23, 2010, 03:02:41 pm
I finished Infoquake (I think it might now be one of my favourite books) an now I'm reading Rendezvous with Rama while I wait for the sequel to Infoquake, MultiReal.

I really don't like Arthur C. Clarke's writing all that much though.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Clarke on April 23, 2010, 03:13:16 pm
I really don't like Arthur C. Clarke's writing all that much though.
(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/star_pink_101/funny-animal-25.jpg)
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Post by: Tesla on April 23, 2010, 04:05:33 pm
Not his books, he tells good stories. But I find his choice of words and purple-ish prose irritating.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Skyward on April 23, 2010, 07:32:02 pm
My copy of Metro 2033 was supposed to arrive two days ago.

IMMA ENRRAAAAAAAAAAGE!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on April 24, 2010, 09:56:41 am
Speaker for the Dead.

Good book.
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Post by: Spudman on April 24, 2010, 11:52:55 am
The night angel trilogy are the best three books i have EVER read. So intricate, emotional and totally bad ass. Read them. Now.
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Post by: Clarke on April 24, 2010, 12:02:05 pm
I just finished the Coyote series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote_(novel)). While some things aren't explained very well(the main thing being telekinesis, even though it doesn't play a major role in the story and is only introduced in the last two books), its still spectacular, and probably up there in my top five.
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Post by: Lush City on April 24, 2010, 08:51:04 pm
Just fished the first six books of Ex Machine, good ****, got book 8 of The 39 Clues, a shame the series ends in august.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kishmond on April 29, 2010, 09:47:40 pm
Various collections of Isaac Asimov stories and essays.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on April 30, 2010, 05:50:58 am
Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium!
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Post by: Cobra on April 30, 2010, 07:36:41 am
Finally got on to Moving Pictures from the Discworld series.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rysworld on April 30, 2010, 07:08:12 pm
Children of the Mind.
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Post by: Putspooza on May 10, 2010, 12:15:16 pm
A collection of short horror stories. pretty cool stuff.
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Post by: Gunner on May 10, 2010, 05:42:47 pm
Rereading Timeline. I need new books. :P
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Post by: Kishmond on May 13, 2010, 08:51:36 pm
I, Robot. Later the Daneel Olivaw series.
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Post by: Gnoll on May 16, 2010, 09:12:59 am
The book that is made to order, but not to be read.
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Post by: ilikesanta on May 17, 2010, 06:41:25 pm
I bought me a kindle and i started off with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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Post by: martyk on May 19, 2010, 12:42:10 pm
Rereading Timeline. I need new books. :P

Good book.  I need to go over some Micheal Crichton again one of these days.  Great books.  Read Sphere.

Anyway, I'm just finishing up with Halo: Evolutions right now.  For a game with little to no plot in it, the Halo Universe has surprisingly good books.
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Post by: dndfreak on May 19, 2010, 12:46:59 pm
So true.  Makes me wonder what a book about No More Heroes would look like.

Actually, that's an awesome idea.  I need to do this.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Skyward on May 19, 2010, 06:57:06 pm
URGH!
I finally got my hands on Metro 2033 last week, but I have been too bogged with work to read it...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haseri on May 20, 2010, 12:27:33 pm
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cobra on May 25, 2010, 10:33:01 pm
Made a start on Reaper man the other day.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: ilikesanta on May 25, 2010, 11:46:37 pm
Started "Choke" today.
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Post by: Gnoll on May 27, 2010, 06:23:52 pm
Haven and Hearth's forums, as part of my effort to save our village. As soon as Gauphastus either unclaims the gates or lets me in, I'll be able to bring my hearth fire inside.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lush City on May 27, 2010, 07:12:57 pm
Rereading Timeline. I need new books. :P

Good book.  I need to go over some Micheal Crichton again one of these days.  Great books.  Read Sphere.

Anyway, I'm just finishing up with Halo: Evolutions right now.  For a game with little to no plot in it, the Halo Universe has surprisingly good books.


I don'y even play the games, and yet I know more about their plot than most Xtards.
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Post by: Uroboros on June 17, 2010, 08:11:23 am
"The Book of Jobie" by Mark J Ferrari.
Borrowed from my brother. Eet ees delicious. I may just start my reading habit again...
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Post by: operaghost21 on June 17, 2010, 09:15:44 am
"And Another Thing..."
Found it in the bargain section...not really surprised.
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Post by: Gnoll on June 17, 2010, 02:01:50 pm
The Cartoon History of the Universe.
It's the history of everything... in comic form!
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Post by: Haseri on June 18, 2010, 08:13:40 am
Pushing to finish Lord of the Rings.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 19, 2010, 01:11:39 am
"And Another Thing..."
Found it in the bargain section...not really surprised.

HUNT FOXES - KILL ENVIRONMENTALISTS!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lush City on June 25, 2010, 11:15:56 pm
The Secret History Omnibus

Volume One: From the Dawn of Time to 1917

A really kickass graphic novel that takes TheGump and extends it across all of known history. The basic plot is, back in the Neolithic, four siblings were given a magical talisman each, all having great power. They became the ageless Archons and wandered through history. The Hebrew exodus, The Crusades the Spanish Inquisition etc. were all secretly backed and about the conflicts and dealings between these four archons. It is quite kick-ass.
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Post by: Spartan King 95 on June 27, 2010, 07:11:35 pm
My very own:

Young Marines Basic Guidebook.

In the knots section now.
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Post by: art_is_a_mathform on June 27, 2010, 08:50:58 pm
I'm reading three books at once. ಠ_ಠ

The Singularity is Near - Ray Kurzwheil

Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert

Learning Ruby - Michael Fitzgerald
I'm a lifeless machine.
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Post by: ilikesanta on June 30, 2010, 06:24:03 pm
The name of the wind or something like that.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on July 01, 2010, 11:58:39 am
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
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Post by: Clarke on July 14, 2010, 07:09:29 am
On the Beach is a depressing book. Like, not Old Yeller depressing, but more like slow inevitable death depressing. I mean most post-apocalyptic books offer some glimmer of hope at the end, whether it be the promise of humans eventually rebuilding society, or some remnants of the society left. But no, Australians are too manly for hope. They prefer the whole "last refuge of life on the planet slowly dying with no chance of surviving" kind of apocalypse.
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Post by: Yuu on July 20, 2010, 04:36:48 am
"Noli me Tangere" aka "Social Cancer"
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Post by: Rysworld on July 20, 2010, 08:45:43 am
Watership Down.
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Post by: operaghost21 on July 20, 2010, 10:12:28 am
The Somnambulist
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Post by: Krakow Sam on July 20, 2010, 11:50:42 am
EISENHORN

I SO SUPER SERIOUS OH NO GOT TO STOP THE HERESY D: I
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Post by: Putspooza on August 09, 2010, 07:13:16 am
So I just got House of Leaves in the mail. And you guys I totally love the typewriter font and was totally sad when I saw that it stopped after the preface.
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Post by: Kishmond on August 10, 2010, 01:40:20 pm
It doesn't. The font goes all over the place throughout the book. Anything you see in that typewriter font is written by Johnny. Anything in the more normal font is written by Zampano. That's important to remember.

Currently rereading Watchmen.
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Post by: Kenotai on August 10, 2010, 01:48:45 pm
Don Quixote

'Tis hilarious.
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Post by: Gunner on August 11, 2010, 01:29:25 pm
Don Quixote

'Tis hilarious.
*brofist*
I had to read that for my grandpa, and I ended up enjoying it. :D
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Post by: Leonard_Church on August 19, 2010, 06:03:42 pm
I'm currently reading House of Leaves. It's really hard to explain, it's just better to read it. It's horror/awesome genre, I honestly can't stand horror things but this book was really amazing. (Oh for those of you annoyed by my double spacing that's done with.)
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 19, 2010, 06:26:39 pm
I'm reading The Course of Empire by Eric Flint and K.D. Wentworth. Good story so far. It takes place 20 years after 21st century Earth was conquered by aliens. I recommend it.
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Post by: Leonard_Church on August 19, 2010, 06:40:12 pm
I'm reading The Course of Empire by Eric Flint and K.D. Wentworth. Good story so far. It takes place 20 years after 21st century Earth was conquered by aliens. I recommend it.

Sounds interesting, I need a new book to read. I'll look at it, thanks!
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 19, 2010, 06:45:15 pm
I got it at Barnes & Noble, just to let you know.
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Post by: Leonard_Church on August 19, 2010, 07:04:30 pm
That's the only book store near me since Walden Books left the mall in my area. Makes me sad to see "The Shoe Department" there now. Thanks though!
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Post by: Spudman on August 24, 2010, 05:43:32 am
Just started reading the Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum, and i'm already 120+ pages XD
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Post by: Skyward on August 24, 2010, 06:06:16 pm
Currently reading Frankenstein.
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Post by: Gnoll on August 25, 2010, 02:14:09 pm
I'm reading Native Son. It's pretty good!
I hear that they're going to make us read the S.C.U.M. Manifesto next year. I'm not going to enjoy a single minute of it.
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Post by: Rysworld on August 25, 2010, 02:57:41 pm
Everything's Eventual, by Steven King.
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Post by: Lush City on August 25, 2010, 04:01:51 pm


Currently rereading Watchmen.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHGAHAH!!


Wait, did somebody say  SCUM? You're in for a treat.  ;D
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Post by: Person21 on August 25, 2010, 04:06:59 pm
I vaguely remember someone mentioning it a while back. Though I fail to see why you're quoting someone mentioning Watchmen, instead of that. Or the hilarity in Kishmond rereading Watchmen.
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Post by: Leonard_Church on August 25, 2010, 05:26:51 pm
last year my school made the seniors read the book Brave New world. The seniors that I knew that aren't that bright didn't get it. I read the book (Keep in mind I'm going into my senior year on the 30th) and explained it to each of them. This year I have the teacher and plan on arguing with him about it. He claims that the book is about the removal of religion but if you read it more closely (I've read over 10 times because i enjoy it.) it is actually a refocus of religion on technology and not science as he claims. I'm really looking forward to this argument. Best to all those who have to read it, it's actually a fun read!
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Post by: Rysworld on August 25, 2010, 05:49:06 pm
I love that book!

It was one of my favorites. In fact, I should probably find that book again and start reading it, I don't remember much about it.
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Post by: Leonard_Church on August 25, 2010, 08:29:18 pm
man I love just being able to talk about books with people who have read the same thing. I never get to do this because I'm so much higher up on a reading level than even my parents.
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Post by: Kishmond on August 25, 2010, 10:38:39 pm


Currently rereading Watchmen.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHGAHAH!!


Wait, did somebody say  SCUM? You're in for a treat.  ;D

Yeah what's so hilarious about Watchmen?

Anywho I just finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and it's awesome but now I have nothing to read again.
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 26, 2010, 07:39:09 am
I'm now reading Starfist book 3, Steel Gauntlet by David Sherman and Dan Cragg.
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Post by: Lush City on September 12, 2010, 10:02:40 pm
I love BNW if only for the horror factor.
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on September 12, 2010, 10:20:36 pm
I'm now reading "The Lost Fleet, Dauntless" by Jack Campbell.
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Post by: Lush City on September 13, 2010, 11:05:19 am
Spyboy, ever heard of it?
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Post by: Leonard_Church on September 14, 2010, 06:19:19 pm
Devices and Desires. Very very good read so far, although on the thick side. 633 pages and it's one of three. I'm 2 chapters in and it's already had 4 deaths of random people and one of an important person!
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Post by: Kishmond on September 16, 2010, 06:44:00 pm
The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.

Sooooo trippy.
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Post by: Rysworld on September 16, 2010, 07:18:42 pm
The Gunslinger, the first in a series by Stephen King, called "The Dark Tower".
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Post by: Lush City on September 19, 2010, 02:47:49 pm
Leopold's Ghost.


I hate humanity.  ;D
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on September 19, 2010, 07:23:06 pm
Doesn't that mean you hate yourself then?
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Post by: Lush City on September 20, 2010, 11:11:21 am
I'm an Uncle XCLTH then.
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Post by: Gnoll on September 20, 2010, 05:56:28 pm
So, yeah, guys, that last word is "Ruckus."
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Post by: Lush City on September 21, 2010, 10:40:14 am
It's actually an alien version of Tom. (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom) Symbolizng how i'm a "sell-out" to humanity.
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Post by: BlagStar on September 23, 2010, 08:24:16 pm
Well, a few days ago I got to page 222 or so of Mass Effect ascencion in a day, I'm planning to finish it soon.
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Post by: Gnoll on September 23, 2010, 08:33:23 pm
I'm reading the guide to Age of Empires.
 ...I'm not very good at that game.
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Post by: Haseri on September 30, 2010, 07:59:33 am
Let's see, trying to get to the finish of Lord of The Rings, then either Mogworld or Mass Effect: Ascension.

Then trying to catch up on Discworld and hopefully onto some Hamilton SF.
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Post by: Lush City on September 30, 2010, 11:05:06 am
Well, a few days ago I got to page 222 or so of Mass Effect ascencion in a day, I'm planning to finish it soon.


You record what pages you're on?
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Post by: Person21 on September 30, 2010, 02:53:47 pm
Most books have the page number at the bottom of each page. I assume he just checked that.
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Post by: Gnoll on September 30, 2010, 03:04:45 pm
Reading "By The Waters of Babylon." It's a short story in my English textbook.
The City Of The Gods in that story is actually the irradiated remains of New York. "The strange gods Lincoln and ASHING," (Washington) indeed. Post-apocalyptic stuff rules!
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Post by: Lush City on September 30, 2010, 05:22:26 pm
Thanks for spoiling it. :P
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Post by: Person21 on September 30, 2010, 05:50:37 pm
Good thing we have those spoiler tags now.
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Post by: Eagle on October 01, 2010, 01:11:19 pm
Brave New World by Aldoud Huxley. Better than expected.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on October 01, 2010, 02:52:45 pm
A gram is better than a damn.
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Post by: Eagle on October 01, 2010, 03:01:21 pm
Everyone is happy nowadays.
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Post by: Cobra on October 25, 2010, 11:50:36 pm
I have moved on to Discworld: Lords and Ladies.
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on October 26, 2010, 07:51:20 am
Reading Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham.

'Bout a US-led multinational armada from 2021 getting sucked into a artificial wormhole and being sent back in time to a few days before the Battle of Midway back in WW2 and appear next to a American fleet.

Best part of all, other ships get sent back too and get captured by the Japanese.

So yeah, its awesome.

And did I mention they have lasers and Metal Storm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Storm) weapons?
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Post by: Kishmond on November 02, 2010, 03:28:30 pm
I have been without good reading material for far too long so I just bought $19.65 worth of half price books.

Ringworld by Larry Niven
Disclosure by Michael Crichton
Nightfall (the novel) by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
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Post by: Gnoll on November 02, 2010, 04:47:28 pm
Reading "Battle: 5000 Years of Conflict: An Illustrated Guide."

Quite informative, really.
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Post by: Cobra on November 09, 2010, 04:57:41 pm
I just made a start on Terry Pratchett's Soul Music.
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Post by: Leonard_Church on March 29, 2011, 05:46:24 pm
I just finished A Clockwork Orange and The Gone Away World. I will recommend both books to any person who needs something to read or even wants something to read. Although The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway is a bit of a challenging read because the beginning is rather slow.
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Post by: Kishmond on March 29, 2011, 07:08:11 pm
I finished all of those up there and have been reading basically nothing but Neil Gaiman since.
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Post by: Gungnir on April 02, 2011, 02:38:33 pm
Just finished Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood. Enjoyed it, am on the next book, The Year of the Flood.
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on April 02, 2011, 11:38:10 pm
Reading the Honor Harrington series, second book. Quite a good read so far.
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Post by: Yusuf Mohammed on May 04, 2011, 11:16:35 am
I am reading now, how to educate my child.
If anyone can advice me for special book, Please tell me :)

Thanks
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Post by: Plank of Wood on May 04, 2011, 11:19:23 am
Make sure you do not read the book.
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Post by: sgore on May 04, 2011, 11:59:15 am
I am reading now, how to educate my child.
If anyone can advice me for special book, Please tell me :)

Thanks
It depends how old your child is, and what you're trying to educate him or her in.
If you're just looking for young children's books in general, one of my favorite's has always been "The Carrot Seed". It's a very simple, very short book, but I've always loved it.
http://www.amazon.com/Carrot-Seed-60th-Anniversary/dp/0064432106

Another classic young children's book is "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie":
http://www.amazon.com/You-Give-Mouse-Cookie-Give/dp/0060245867/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304535429&sr=1-1
There's actually a whole series associated with this one. This book is the first, I believe.

Again, these are just suggestions for young children's books, which is what I assume you're looking for. If you've looking for something different or more specific, please say so and we'll try to help.
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Post by: Great Distance on May 04, 2011, 12:23:53 pm
I love that there are people who aren't like me and are actually helpful.
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on May 04, 2011, 12:27:53 pm
Reading Starfist Book 5: Technokill.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2011, 12:47:40 pm
I'm reading Dune at the moment.

Tough read, but it seems pretty compelling so far.
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Post by: munchkin5 on May 04, 2011, 02:16:28 pm
Christopher Hitchen's memoir, man this guy can write.

As for children's books, The Vey Hungry Catapillar and It Was a Dark and Stormy Night were two of my favourites.
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Post by: Putspooza on May 18, 2011, 09:39:23 am
So I just finished Stephen King's It for the second time. I really should get it in English sometime.
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Post by: Ultimatum on May 31, 2011, 03:16:22 pm
OK,books I am reading so far.

Assassin's Appentice by Robin Hobb
Myrren's Gift by Fiona Mcintosh
The Eye of the world(wheel of time book 1) by Robert Jordan
A storm of swords 2:blood and gold(book 2 of Song of Ice and Fire) by George R,R Martin.
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Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 01, 2011, 08:01:16 am
Star Marines, book three of the Legacy Trilogy by Ian Douglas.

I like it.
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Post by: dndfreak on June 03, 2011, 09:33:11 pm
I'm torn between starting up Game of Thrones and continuing past the first in the Ender series, not sure which.
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Post by: Clayface on June 04, 2011, 12:20:38 am
you should read past the first in the enders series
or read the sub series enders shadow
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Post by: Ultimatum on June 04, 2011, 05:55:21 am
Ignore clayface,get  started on game of thrones,its 100% better then whatever that zone of enders is.
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Post by: Clayface on June 04, 2011, 10:10:36 pm
i really liked book 3 and 4 of the enders series,
and the enders shadow subseries
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Post by: Gungnir on June 10, 2011, 04:54:36 pm
As someone who was once an Orson Scott Card fanboy (I've got a gigantic collection of signed books that I've read multiple times)- Go with A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones. All the way. Ender's Game...eh, I find it to be more child/young person-oriented. Speaker for the Dead was pretty decent, but I'd say hold it off for a while.

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Post by: Rysworld on June 25, 2011, 08:57:08 pm
Just went to Barne's & Noble's and got the Necronomicon* and the first 6 volumes of Death Note. Time to get cracking.

*No, not that Necronomicon you dolt, the collection of Lovecraft works.
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Post by: Clayface on June 25, 2011, 10:45:19 pm
i was going to say, O_O uhhhhhh the necronomicon?!? you plan on raising an undead army?

if the necronomicon was really real, i wonder how much it would cost,

i'd put it in the multi-millions at least

or it'd be in some museum now, never to be opened again
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Post by: Rysworld on June 25, 2011, 11:03:44 pm
I would read it if it existed, out of curiosity.

I guess I'll just have to be the one to write it.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on June 26, 2011, 07:17:02 am
i was going to say, O_O uhhhhhh the necronomicon?!? you plan on raising an undead army?

if the necronomicon was really real, i wonder how much it would cost,

i'd put it in the multi-millions at least

or it'd be in some museum now, never to be opened again

Copies of the original necronomicon are held at only five locations worldwide.

The British Museum, The Bibliothèque nationale de France, Widener Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The University of Buenos Aires, The library of  Miskatonic University in Arkham, Massachusetts
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Post by: Clayface on July 18, 2011, 09:17:30 pm
I just read Idlewild and it's sequal Edenborne (spelling may be off since I don't have the books in front of me right now and don't want to find them), by Nick Sagan, (the son of Carl Sagan)
Idlewild was really really good, edenborn was ok,  I don't have the 3rd in the series but will read it when I find it. (they don't have it at my local bookstore)
also I just started reading this C++ book, i already know up to like chapter 4-5 but I'm starting from the beginning to reinforce what I already know,  I'm on page 30 out of 1550, so that should take a while.  But it's a very well written book, it's meant for a college class.
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Post by: Rysworld on July 18, 2011, 09:51:48 pm
I am reading through a small student's psychology handbook, and afterwards will make my way through a textbook of the same subject.

Because I am boring, sure, but also because pschology is hells of interesting.
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Post by: Gorman Conall on August 18, 2011, 07:11:52 pm
Currently reading The Warrior Heir.
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Post by: Plank of Wood on April 14, 2012, 12:03:53 pm
I'm reading "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" right now, it seems like a pretty good book so far, the mystery is really intere-

WHAT THE **** WHAT THE **** WHAT THE ****!
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Post by: Inkling on April 14, 2012, 10:39:28 pm
Yeah, I haven't actually heard good things about the books or movies.

I just know that at some point I will probably watch the movie.  It isn't up to me.
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Post by: Plank of Wood on April 15, 2012, 03:23:46 am
The story is decent and Lisbeth is great character once you get used to her, but there's always... that.

It's not even that it's just once scene either. It's a theme throughout the whole series.
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Post by: Brandonazz on April 15, 2012, 02:47:11 pm
Could you be more specific?

We have spoiler tags, you know.
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Post by: Plank of Wood on April 15, 2012, 03:21:48 pm
Well:

The basis of the book was that the author saw a woman violently raped when he was young, and his guilt as result from that is expressed a lot in this; as well as trying to show Sweden as not being the liberal paradise of love that everyone thinks it is. So rape, torture and violence against women come up a lot past the halfway point. Not even hinted at beforehand either, besides domestic violence statistic posted up between acts. For the first half it was fairly tame in comparison to the second until a really dramatic change in tone when Lisbeth gets violently raped by her legal guardian, who turns out to be a sadist. Thus the "WHAT THE **** WHAT THE **** WHAT THE ****".

Also Blomkvist is the most blatant self-insert character of all time.

However, it was originally written in Swedish so it has some funny names in it. Bork bork bork!
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Post by: Crazen on April 16, 2012, 04:09:47 pm
I read it actually. It's in that weird area of being interesting enough to read, but overall, just not very good. A reverse The Great Gatsby, if you will. Also, the second book become laughably cartoonish almost immediately.

Well, its original title explains it pretty well: Men who hate woman.
And yet my mother's book group is reading this. What.


Sweden's music is pretty good though, if your into folk or metal. Or folk-metal.
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Post by: Inkling on April 17, 2012, 12:53:04 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8fIVTH0TiM.
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Post by: Ultimatum on April 17, 2012, 02:11:40 pm
Currently reading 'The gardens of the moon' by Steve Ekison
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Post by: Cobra on April 21, 2013, 01:25:04 am
I'm near the end of Clash of Kings in the Song of Ice and Fire Series (game of thrones) Basically everyone was really loving the tv series I was tempted to watch but then decided to go with the books 1st I read book 1 and watched season 1. Then picked all the books up for not much and working my way through.
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Post by: eropS on April 21, 2013, 06:09:53 am
Storm of Swords is the best book I've ever read.
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Post by: Ultimatum on April 21, 2013, 06:32:26 am
Song of Ice and Fire is greatest series of books ever!

Right now I'm reading Grass for His Pillow(Tales of the Otori series)
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Post by: PatMan33 on April 21, 2013, 01:41:10 pm
Is that the uh... series that Game of Thrones is based on?

What did you like about it and what kind of reader would you recommend it to? Because I wanted to read those before I started watching the show.
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Post by: Ultimatum on April 21, 2013, 02:36:30 pm
I like the books because they subvert and deconstruct swords and sorcery. I've found the author  doesn't shy from the blood and guts(So I would not recommend the book to a reader with a weak stomach).I would  recommend the books to a mature reader who  enjoys fantasy stories and is prepared for blood,and is prepared to read a story with no 'Good or bad' clearly labeled.


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Post by: Krakow Sam on April 21, 2013, 02:41:07 pm
In what way is Song of Ice and Fire a subversion or deconstruction of anything?

I'm genuinely curious.
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Post by: Ultimatum on April 21, 2013, 02:52:12 pm
Read the books/Watch the TV series and you'll understand..I'm bad at explaining things.
 
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Post by: Tesla on April 21, 2013, 03:03:33 pm
Is that the uh... series that Game of Thrones is based on?

What did you like about it and what kind of reader would you recommend it to? Because I wanted to read those before I started watching the show.

"ASoIaF" is a neat little fantasy book that's light on the fantasy and heavy on the politics. It's a good read for someone who either doesn't like fantasy, or is tired of the unashamedly tolkienesque fantasy of elves and orcs and the like.  (There are things like magic and dragons, though in the books they've been gone so long that they're basically myth.)

As Ultimatum said, there's not a clear distinction between good and bad (though the narrative very clearly labels the protagonists and antagonists early on.) What I like, though, is that the author, George RR Martin, seemed to try to stay on the more realistic side of medieval warfare, and medieval culture in general. The books focus thematically on things like class, honour, and family.

As the books go on, you get to see a war begin and progress, and it really feels like you're reading through some significant historical era in the fictional world. There are a lot of cool mysteries and the author really pulls no punches with twists.

The main problem I have with the books is that they are a huge investment of time, and they can often drag. Since they follow multiple third-person-limited perspectives, there have been many occasions where I've started reading a chapter about a character I'm not interested in, only to find that the next five chapters are also following uninteresting characters. It sometimes seems like the author has very different ideas of what makes a story and a character interesting than I do.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on April 21, 2013, 03:05:16 pm
Read the books/Watch the TV series and you'll understand..I'm bad at explaining things.
 


I have watched a bit of the tv series.

I fail to see how it subverts or deconstructs anything. It just has more of a focus on politics and intrigue than something like Conan the Barbarian or Elminster or whatever the hell people read when they want Swords and Sorcery.
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Post by: Person21 on April 27, 2013, 02:52:16 am
The inverted deconstructed subversive literary qualities of the work are obviously just too subtle for you.
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Post by: Ultimatum on May 28, 2013, 01:14:38 pm
Right now I'm reading Son of Sedonia and..Gone with the wind,