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Offline MoP

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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2006, 02:00:38 am »
Cheers - I've heard that from quite a few places now so there must be something going for it.
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2006, 05:15:21 am »
American Gods by Neil Gaimen
Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister by Gregory McGuire
Pyramids by Terry Pratchet
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2006, 01:01:19 am »
Olympus - Dan Simmons
"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2006, 12:11:33 am »
Terry Pratchett - Feet of Clay

Finished up Night Watch yesterday. :lurk:
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« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2006, 01:09:52 am »
L.A. Confidential

Damn, it's pulpy to the extreme.
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That David played, and it pleased the Lord
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« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2006, 06:31:22 am »
Quote from: Genome
L.A. Confidential

Damn, it's pulpy to the extreme.
Watch the movie. Its absolutely fantasticly pulpy as well!
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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2006, 11:21:33 am »
On to the Warrior Prophet by Bakker - having real trouble giving a shit. Aside from Kellhus and Achamian (although less and less at every page) I cannot seem to care one way or the other for any of the characters. Which is a shame, because the writing is good.
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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2006, 12:02:24 pm »
Quote from: Star
Quote from: Genome
L.A. Confidential

Damn, it's pulpy to the extreme.
Watch the movie. Its absolutely fantasticly pulpy as well!
Seen it twice. I think I liked it a bit more than the book though. Probably because you don't have to put up with Ellroy's horrible descriptions of things.
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?

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« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2006, 10:36:28 pm »
Neal Asher - The Skinner
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.

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« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2006, 10:52:49 pm »
Michael Hill - The Public Policy Process

Without a doubt the most annoying book I've read in weeks. :D
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« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2006, 12:50:06 am »
[Edit] Wrong thread! :D [/Edit]

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« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2006, 12:52:13 am »
Terry Pratchett - Thud!

Awesome. :D
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« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2006, 12:53:08 am »
Thud! was great! :D

How far have you gotten?
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« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2006, 12:57:46 am »
Halfway. Vimes has just learnt how to play. :)
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« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2006, 08:25:21 am »
alastair reynolds - pushing ice
The simplest thing is to work with n-dimensional Minkowski spacetime.

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« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2006, 09:02:37 am »
Still on The Count of Monte Cristo.

Concurrently reading:

The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon K. Penman. Revisionist historical novel on Richard III.

Grunts! by Mary Gentle. Fantasy humour: the fight between good and evil as seen through the eyes of an orcish warband who discover a cache of modern weapons

Katherine Swynford: The History of a Medieval Mistress by Jeanette Lucraft. About John of Gaunt's mistress, whose blood runs through the veins of the British royal family to this day.
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« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2006, 09:25:06 am »
I have given up on The Warrior Prophet (for the moment at least) and started in on a reread of Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy.
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« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2006, 12:53:54 pm »
Stephen Graham Jones - Demon Theory

A horror slasher in the guise of a moviescript with footnotes all over. The writer definitely had a look at House of Leaves before he wrote it, but it is different enough to not be derivative...
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« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2006, 11:59:06 pm »
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - The Gulag Archipelago
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« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2006, 12:17:23 am »
Robin Hobb - Shaman’s Crossing
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« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2006, 12:11:34 am »
Daniel C Dennett and Douglas R Hofstadter - The Mind's I
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« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2006, 10:23:41 am »
Robin Hobb - Forest mage (nearly done)
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« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2006, 04:00:45 pm »
Greg Bear - Darwin's Radio
There's a lot to be said for wilful ignorance.

Isaiah 45:7
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« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2006, 02:37:13 am »
just finished elizabeth kostova's historian, now onto the well of lost plots by jasper fforde.
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« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2006, 03:57:29 pm »
from instinct to identity: the development of personality = louis berger

it's good, written 30 years or so ago... he seems to be under the impression that homosexuality is caused by male#s being raised in too female an enviroment and vice versa...any queers here care to comment?
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