Author Topic: What book are you currently reading? Pt II  (Read 7846 times)

Offline Mordeth

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13743
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2007, 11:13:10 pm »
thief of time was pretty good, love.. uh.. I forget his name, the sweeper

he's fucking class :)
always remember rule number one

reading the first and last freedom - krishnamurti ... it's... interesting, page by page I'm not sure what I think about what he's saying.. some of it seems incredibly obvious and not worth writing about, some of it seems like absolute bollocks and some of it seems pretty insigthful... only 80 or so pages in so hopefully he ties it all together at some stage later on.
Lesbians shouldnt be allowed to use dildos. They have made their choice

My balls are exceptional, but not weird.

Offline Ebert Von Snappenhausen

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2697
  • Örf!
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2007, 01:00:05 am »
Lu-Tze, the Sweeper.

Ronnie Soak is kinda funny too.
In a hard-headed way. :lurk:
If there is a thread, I'll post in it. If I post in it, it will die. That is the cycle of the Walrus.

When people see me lurkin', they go pomgwtfnoesbbq and guestify. Are you a pretty little guest now too?

Offline MoP

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1769
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #102 on: March 07, 2007, 10:18:09 am »
Started Ink by Hal Duncan the other day...not far into it yet but it felt like getting back together with an old friend.
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
What you need is someone strong to use you...
...like me

Opiate - Tool

Offline Mordeth

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13743
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2007, 03:13:16 pm »
wilmot robertson - the dispossessed majority

around 80 pages in so far and... wow... i honestly can't believe someone wrote this book

I tried to get some kind of idea of what it was about from reading the blurbs on the back cover.. and it's only now that I've actually read a bit that I realise why most of the people who commented on the book refused to let their names be shown

wow
Lesbians shouldnt be allowed to use dildos. They have made their choice

My balls are exceptional, but not weird.

Offline Deus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5856
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #104 on: March 25, 2007, 04:33:56 pm »
Memory and Matter - Henri Bergson

Probably the most complicated book of philosophy I ever tried to read...
Hong's 1st law:  "It's only the other people who are munchkins"
Hong's 2nd law: "Thinking too hard about fantasy is bad"
Hong's 3rd law: "Any sufficiently widespread magic is indistinguishable from technology"

Offline Lannie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6814
    • http://www.lannie.net
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #105 on: March 30, 2007, 03:27:58 pm »
jacqueline carey - "banewreaker"

and I just caved in an bought the last book in Card's "Shadow" saga, "Shadow of the Hegemon"
it's probably going to be a disappointment but I want to know how the story ends...
"the Internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens, and you need to take advantage of that"
-- Strongbad

Offline Nasojiti

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3793
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #106 on: April 03, 2007, 05:26:02 am »
Stephenson - Snow Crash and for lulz Crichton's - Next

Then I'll start reading this Erikson hack people have mentioned.
It is believed Stalin is directly responsible for personally shooting, cooking and consuming as many as 230 million Soviet people.

Offline The Artist Formerly Known As Genome

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3197
  • Bearded Dictator
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #107 on: April 03, 2007, 10:16:35 am »
For some reason, I'm re-reading Thief of Time. Maybe because it's good.
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?

Offline Uche Obiora

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1541
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2007, 02:40:55 am »
Steve Berry's The Templar Legacy. Prolly start on Tad William's Shadowplay afterwards.
There's a lot to be said for wilful ignorance.

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Offline Gholam

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1420
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #109 on: April 10, 2007, 08:04:28 am »
Robin Hobb - Fools Errand

Offline Cthulhu

  • Hipper Than Jesus
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6580
  • Come to the dark side. We have cookies!
    • http://www.almightytallest.com
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #110 on: April 10, 2007, 08:36:27 am »
Robin Hobb - Mad Ship
I remember that it rained for years / And the blood, it left a stain

Offline Deus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5856
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #111 on: April 10, 2007, 08:40:02 am »
Richard Preston - The Hot Zone
Hong's 1st law:  "It's only the other people who are munchkins"
Hong's 2nd law: "Thinking too hard about fantasy is bad"
Hong's 3rd law: "Any sufficiently widespread magic is indistinguishable from technology"

Offline Dax

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1880
    • http://www.myspace.com/daxlet
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #112 on: April 13, 2007, 07:59:01 am »
Shadowmarch by Tad Williams

Dax, who is up late for no reason and didn't get anything done tonight like he planned....
One time, I saw a shark bite a whale.

Offline Mordeth

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13743
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #113 on: May 15, 2007, 12:51:44 pm »
well, I guess no one's been reading this month

started reading from dawn to decadence - by jacques... something a while ago but it's not really gripping me, so I'm starting  'shamrock and the sword' by robert ryal miller .. it's about the st patricks battalion (irish american soldiers) in the us-mexican war who (i think) defected to the side of the mexicans because.. well.. it was the right thing to do! :)
Lesbians shouldnt be allowed to use dildos. They have made their choice

My balls are exceptional, but not weird.

Offline Cthulhu

  • Hipper Than Jesus
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6580
  • Come to the dark side. We have cookies!
    • http://www.almightytallest.com
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #114 on: May 15, 2007, 01:03:28 pm »
Clive Barker - Weaveworld
I remember that it rained for years / And the blood, it left a stain

Offline Aimless

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7793
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #115 on: May 15, 2007, 07:23:55 pm »
Finished "The Game", by Neil Strauss, one of the most accomplished pickup-artists in the world. It was a very fun--and surprisingly involving--read! Warmly recommended to men and women alike, esp. Rick.
Sometimes I think, sometimes I am

Offline Julius

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6337
  • What.
    • lulzer
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #116 on: May 16, 2007, 02:04:13 am »
Iain M. Banks - Use of Weapons
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
God to Earth: “Cry more, noobs!”
- Marc Laidlaw

Offline Uche Obiora

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1541
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #117 on: May 16, 2007, 03:39:37 am »
Dan Simmons -  The Terror
There's a lot to be said for wilful ignorance.

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Offline MoP

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1769
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2007, 11:14:24 pm »
Just finished Ink by Hal Duncan this morning (jetlag is grand) and I'm not sure what I think except that I have just finished something special. I was reading (and still am) reading Mason and Dixon by Thomas Pynchon on my vacation. It's a nice read but as far as historical fiction goes Neal Stephenson's The Baroque Cycle beats this hands down.
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
What you need is someone strong to use you...
...like me

Opiate - Tool

Offline Star

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1637
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #119 on: May 19, 2007, 11:43:00 pm »
Weekend in Paris
Undomestic Goddess


My guilty pleasure ready. Requires zero brain power and even less attention to detail. Its a good break :)
I hope last night doesn't wake up this morning and tell tomorrow what I've done

Offline Uche Obiora

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1541
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #120 on: May 21, 2007, 02:23:00 am »
Steven Erikson - Midnight Tides and Dan Simmons - The Terror.
There's a lot to be said for wilful ignorance.

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Offline GrimReaper of Wrestling

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1560
    • http://www.myspace.com/marcel1973
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #121 on: May 31, 2007, 02:10:06 pm »
Druid Queen by Douglas Niles
Oh God I am the american dream
I do not think Im too extreme
An I'm a handsome sonofabitch
I'm gonna get a good job 'n be real rich

Offline Deus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5856
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #122 on: May 31, 2007, 02:54:16 pm »
R Scott Bakker - The Darkness That Comes Before
Hong's 1st law:  "It's only the other people who are munchkins"
Hong's 2nd law: "Thinking too hard about fantasy is bad"
Hong's 3rd law: "Any sufficiently widespread magic is indistinguishable from technology"

Offline Cthulhu

  • Hipper Than Jesus
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6580
  • Come to the dark side. We have cookies!
    • http://www.almightytallest.com
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #123 on: May 31, 2007, 03:02:33 pm »
Quote from: Deus
R Scott Bakker - The Darkness That Comes Before
Fucking beautiful.  Great, great series.
I remember that it rained for years / And the blood, it left a stain

Offline Deus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5856
What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #124 on: May 31, 2007, 03:13:25 pm »
Yeah. It's a reread and I must say I enjoy it more this time around. This guy obviously knew what he was going to write in the last book when he was writing the first one already. Great control of the plot, great characters, good setting. It's definitely worth the read...

I'm very curious what his next book (The Aspect Emperor) will be like...
Hong's 1st law:  "It's only the other people who are munchkins"
Hong's 2nd law: "Thinking too hard about fantasy is bad"
Hong's 3rd law: "Any sufficiently widespread magic is indistinguishable from technology"