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Offline MoP

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Cheers - I've heard that from quite a few places now so there must be something going for it.
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American Gods by Neil Gaimen
Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister by Gregory McGuire
Pyramids by Terry Pratchet
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Olympus - Dan Simmons
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Terry Pratchett - Feet of Clay

Finished up Night Watch yesterday. :lurk:
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L.A. Confidential

Damn, it's pulpy to the extreme.
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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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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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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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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Neal Asher - The Skinner
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Michael Hill - The Public Policy Process

Without a doubt the most annoying book I've read in weeks. :D
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[Edit] Wrong thread! :D [/Edit]

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Terry Pratchett - Thud!

Awesome. :D
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Thud! was great! :D

How far have you gotten?
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Halfway. Vimes has just learnt how to play. :)
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alastair reynolds - pushing ice
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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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Offline MoP

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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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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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Robin Hobb - Shaman’s Crossing
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Daniel C Dennett and Douglas R Hofstadter - The Mind's I
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"


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Robin Hobb - Forest mage (nearly done)
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Greg Bear - Darwin's Radio
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just finished elizabeth kostova's historian, now onto the well of lost plots by jasper fforde.
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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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