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Offline MoP

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What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« on: September 02, 2006, 02:47:22 AM »
Since the other thread seems to have died I figured we should start another.

I'm currently reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2006, 03:30:44 AM »
Still in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Also concurrently reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2006, 03:54:22 AM »
But is it in the language of the infidels or not relstah? :D
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006, 01:01:37 AM »
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But is it in the language of the infidels or not relstah? :D
Well, no: I'm reading the Count of MC, not Le Comte de MC.

Actually yes, in engish, those infidels with their so-called Anglican Church. Burn them all, I say.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006, 01:12:19 AM »
Patrick O'Brian - Post Captain
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2006, 07:57:46 AM »
Spectre of the Black Rose (still)
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2006, 01:02:52 PM »
Did a quick reread of Ender's Game yestereday. Still a very entertaining read after all those years...
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2006, 05:06:49 PM »
the science of good and evil - michael shermer
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2006, 05:24:39 PM »
Reading both The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons and Windmill of the Gods by Sydney Sheldon.
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2006, 05:26:29 PM »
I'll be looking out for Hamilton's "Judas Unchained", so I can read that :-)
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2006, 01:43:58 PM »
Hmmm.. Three books atm.

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
Enigma, a biography of Alan Turing - (name escapes me atm)
Freakonomics - (names escape me as well).

When I finish one or two of those I'll return to some good ole fantasy reading.
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2006, 08:19:17 PM »
starship troopers-robert a. heinlein
alien-alan dean foster

i was already reading aliens, when i bought the other. i kinda got stuck in it. have to finish alien, cause it's only about 20 pages left.
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2006, 11:27:40 PM »
Hi all-New to site-looks pretty cool

Just finished reading Seven Pillars Of Wisdom by TE Lawerence.
A personal account of the arab revolt against the turks by Lawerence of Arabia himself.
Totally fascinating-they were a much harder breed in those days.

He was twice stung by a scorpion and weighed less than 45 Kilos at one point, passing out due to continual dysentry but he saw the job through and still retained the presence of mind to keep a diary.  RESPECT.

Cheers all

BTW also recently read A briefer hisory of time..

Currently reading Shell Scripting...O'Rielly  (sad. must get out more)

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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2006, 01:38:58 AM »
Orson Scott Card - Children of the Mind

After that I'll probably finish Daniel C Dennett's Freedom Evolves and then start on A Brief History of Time...
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2006, 04:17:55 PM »
Simon R. Green - A Walk on the Nightside
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2006, 08:40:41 AM »
Thud! by Terry Pratchett...
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2006, 01:38:53 AM »
Singularity Sky by... Ian Cormac methinks
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2006, 01:49:21 AM »
last I read that, it was still by (Charles?) Stross ;) (amazon confirms)

I'm a bit reluctant though, as he isn't nearly as good as some of the sci-fi writers I'm used to...

though their names...well, Iain M. Banks for one, if you need something of the absurdly funny variant, then Peter F. Hamilton, for really nice stories, or, last but not least, Alastair Reynolds, for convoluted stories.

Each of those is miles better then Stross, but then Stross is the one who is releasing some of his works CC licensed, and that work was a hardcore gadget novel, which I couldn't stand for more than 5 pages, before my interest came to a grinding, bleeding stop, and I quickly looked elsewhere for entertainment..
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2006, 11:22:54 AM »
I just finished Iain Banks' The Bridge.

I'm now working on a book by Carl Sagan's son: Nick Sagan - Idlewild
So far it's pretty interesting.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2006, 03:24:42 AM »
Thanks Rick. I actually dropped it in favour of House of Chains by Erikson.
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2006, 04:25:36 AM »
That's a good drop, too. I'm re-reading that at the moment... :)

I think I need some new books. Hmmm.
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2006, 12:19:09 PM »
About a third of the way through The Darkness that Comes Before by Scott Bakker...its very well written for a debut novel, but I'm sort of hoping it starts coming together a bit soon. It hasn't captured my imagination yet, certainly not like The Lies of Locke Lamora (which is a rollicking good read from start to stop).
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2006, 12:34:33 PM »
Clive Cusslers and Dirk Cussler - Black Wind
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2006, 05:20:34 PM »
THE TRAGEDY OF CORIOLANUS.

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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2006, 05:39:53 PM »
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About a third of the way through The Darkness that Comes Before by Scott Bakker...its very well written for a debut novel, but I'm sort of hoping it starts coming together a bit soon. It hasn't captured my imagination yet, certainly not like The Lies of Locke Lamora (which is a rollicking good read from start to stop).
It takes its time to get started, but rest assured that there will be several severely cool moments in the trilogy that make it worth it...
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