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Re: What are you reading?

Post by wub » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:47 am

In the last week;

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Missus hadn't read a Discworld for a while and suggested we start at the beginning of the series

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Was buy one get one free so made the most of it :)

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Hadn't read a Jack Reacher book before, so decided to give it a crack. Nothing too substantial, good enough story/decent plot to keep me guessing, not close to Connelly's work with the Bosch series though IMO.

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Just started on this, hadn't read it before and it was on sale so thought I'd give it a punt.

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Just ordered this as a follow up to Jingo for the Vimes story arc

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Also on order as follow up to Great Shark hunt which I've just finished a third readthrough of.

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Got a couple of business trips coming up so need something disposable for the airport/plane.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Electric_Head » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:49 am

Wub - You should get a copy of Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.
It's an amazing look at circus freaks.
Really one of my favorite books of all time.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by SCope13 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:47 pm

Just started neuromancer
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by AllNightDayDream » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:58 pm

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Halfway through it. Very interesting.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by hugh » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:00 pm

Reading through a Song of Fire and Ice. Starting book 3 tomorrow.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by NickUndercover » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:14 pm

Image in french. Love Celine's style and even though he may have been a tnuc, he's probably one of the best writers of the 20th century.
cloaked_up wrote:im not a fan of belgium tho TBQH (genocide in the congo anyone????)

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Johnlenham » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:22 pm

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About halfway through. Sometimes I can smash a book in a day othertimes it takes a few weeks to get through. I dont think it helps I stupidly watched the TV show first some im like "aww come on I want to get to book 3!"

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dubfordessert » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:30 pm

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a grammar of the multitude some italian autonomism

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frankfurt school, writes like a douchebag but am getting through at a good pace
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by cloquet » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:29 pm

Rönin wrote:Image in french. Love Celine's style and even though he may have been a tnuc, he's probably one of the best writers of the 20th century.
I've been meaning to read JTTEOTN for years. Need to get my arse in gear and track down a copy.

recently I've read -

Dispatches, Michael Herr
Queer, Burroughs
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (gets better every time I read it. possibly my favourite book.)

about to start pynchon's latest effort, Inherent Vice.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jizz » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:34 pm

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first thing I've read in aaages, reminded me why its a good hobby to have

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by SCope13 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:40 am

JizzMan wrote:Image

first thing I've read in aaages, reminded me why its a good hobby to have
Such an amazing book.


Reading Neuromancer. Bit hard to follow, but good.
ultraspatial wrote:doing any sort of drug other than smoking crack is 5 panel.
incnic wrote:true headz tread a fine line between bitterness and euphoria - much like the best rave tunes

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by NickUndercover » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:18 am

JizzMan wrote:Image

first thing I've read in aaages, reminded me why its a good hobby to have
Yes !!! The ending is fucking glorious and all the sun/shadow/emptiness references blew my mind when I read this. Definitely one to keep next to the bed
cloaked_up wrote:im not a fan of belgium tho TBQH (genocide in the congo anyone????)

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by wub » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:28 am

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And I fucking hate myself for it, but have picked up a couple of decent tips from it including one WTF moment of horrendous realisation about something that I'd previously overlooked :lol:

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Kochari » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:34 am

Just finished:

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Malcolm X - The Last Speeches

Moving on to:

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Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray

Absolutely amazing writing, never read any Wildes before. This paragraph is one of the best things I've ever read:
He played with the idea and grew wilful; tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy and winged it with paradox. The praise of folly, as he went on, soared into a philosophy, and philosophy herself became young, and catching the mad music of pleasure, wearing, one might fancy, her wine-stained robe and wreath of ivy, danced like a Bacchante over the hills of life, and mocked the slow Silenus for being sober. Facts fled before her like frightened forest things. Her white feet trod the huge press at which wise Omar sits, till the seething grape-juice rose round her bare limbs in waves of purple bubbles, or crawled in red foam over the vat's black, dripping, sloping sides. It was an extraordinary improvisation. He felt that the eyes of Dorian Gray were fixed on him, and the consciousness that amongst his audience there was one whose temperament he wished to fascinate seemed to give his wit keenness and to lend colour to his imagination. He was brilliant, fantastic, irresponsible. He charmed his listeners out of themselves, and they followed his pipe, laughing. Dorian Gray never took his gaze off him, but sat like one under a spell, smiles chasing each other over his lips and wonder growing grave in his darkening eyes.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by pearsall » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:57 am

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A World of Trouble by Patrick Tyler

A history of US policy in the Middle East since the end of World War II - very interesting and informative. Also played quite straight, too, which is nice, as it is a subject that usually inspires frothing-mouthed hysteria across the political spectrum.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by kay » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:24 pm

Just read this, really enjoyed it. Alastair Reynolds is a brilliant author.
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Now trying to make my way through The Princess Bride. It's one of my favouritest movies as it's hilarious but I'm not as sure about the book so far.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Johnlenham » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:14 pm

I keep meaning to buy this.. I should get on it as I have more than enough time at work to read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by SCope13 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:18 pm

pearsall wrote:Image

A World of Trouble by Patrick Tyler

A history of US policy in the Middle East since the end of World War II - very interesting and informative. Also played quite straight, too, which is nice, as it is a subject that usually inspires frothing-mouthed hysteria across the political spectrum.
Ooo, nice, gonna have to check this out. :W:
ultraspatial wrote:doing any sort of drug other than smoking crack is 5 panel.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by NickUndercover » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:23 am

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Interesting insight.

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Classic, everyone should read this
cloaked_up wrote:im not a fan of belgium tho TBQH (genocide in the congo anyone????)

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