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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby specialeyes » Tue Jan 10, 2012 08:47 am

Mark909 wrote:By the way if you're into your cyberpunk stuff Ready Player One is a good read.


Brilliant book! Couldn't put it down! Also Surface Detail was very enjoyable, a return to form for Banks.

Just finished stealing light by Gary Gibson, first in a trilogy. New author for me but I like his style so far, fast paced, a real page turner. Got the next book on order 'Nova War' should get it today!

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Postby t0pc4t » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:14 am

I am going to have a look and see if I can get that Ready Player One on kindle.
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Postby specialeyes » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:55 pm

t0pc4t wrote:I am going to have a look and see if I can get that Ready Player One on kindle.


It's great if your a child of the eighties!

Also on your kindle, download the 1811 dictionary of the vulgar tongue. It's free. Some quality cussing from the 1800s and earlier!

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Postby t0pc4t » Tue Jan 10, 2012 13:18 pm

cheers will do, old cussing rocks you filthy catamite
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Postby Stevo 666 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 21:24 pm

Now started on 'The Andromeda Strain' by Michael Crichton. Good stuff so far...
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Postby clamps81 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:57 pm

I'm actually in the middle of a Richard Morgan binge now - picked up Altered Carbon to go away with, had it nicked and had to rebuy it when I got back to the UK, but well worth it. Reading Broken Angels now and quite enjoying it. Then, I think back to Stephenson as I've not read readme yet and from there probably to Charles Stross again to give the Merchant Princes series a shot.

I did read a book called Emergency Sex about a bunch of UN aid workers recently as well - it was interesting stuff, an account from the perspective of three friends who worked in Cambodia, Rwanda and the like. Some of them are obviously a bit sanctimonious and deluded, but still worth a read to get more of an idea of what goes on in those sort of situations.
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Postby Rushmore » Fri Jan 13, 2012 22:29 pm

i'm about halfway through "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" by Aron Rolston
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Postby thekickingmule » Sun Jan 15, 2012 16:57 pm

I've just started reading the Sherlock Holmes novels. Should keep me sorted for a while. Sadly I don't read as much as I used to, so this may take me a while to finish.
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Postby Raymondavalon » Tue Jan 17, 2012 08:37 am

Just finished George Carlin's "When will Jesus bring the pork chops?" some good old dry satire
Now getting through Asimov's "Foundation" series, of book 1 of 8..

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Postby t0pc4t » Tue Jan 17, 2012 15:11 pm

I've read about the first 4 merchant princes and if memory serves they were pretty good
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Postby bluechair84 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 17:20 pm

Just finished Oryx and Crake by Margret Atwood - Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the last human alive reflects upon his part in the genetic modification and gene splicing of practically everything, until a superbug develops killing off the worlds population leaving him alone and surrounded by wolvogs (wolves spliced with hogs) and racunks (guess). 9/10.

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Postby Stevo 666 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 20:07 pm

Just started on 'Minority Report' by Philip K. Dick (same bloke who wrote the book that Blade Runner was based on). Will be interesting to see how similar the film is to the novel.
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Postby bluechair84 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 21:38 pm

Stevo 666 wrote:Just started on 'Minority Report' by Philip K. Dick (same bloke who wrote the book that Blade Runner was based on). Will be interesting to see how similar the film is to the novel.


Hmm good call... Will amazon that before bed.

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Postby JBA » Sun Jan 29, 2012 22:36 pm

CraigXXL wrote:I'm just going through the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo. Wasn't sure to begin with after going off someone else's recommendation but he really builds the characters up nicely and you can't but get involved.


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Postby PaulC7 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 13:13 pm

I knew a little bit about the history of Liverpool Cathedral but on a recent trip to my local library i came across the book...

Building Liverpool Cathedral by Peter Kennerley

I flicked through and its full of great pictures which considering there 100 years old are very clear, so i took it home.

Upon reading it i found it to be one of the best books ive ever read, telling the history of something is a simple thing but how it comes across in a book in a way that keeps me turning the page is a different thing all together.

But in this case the author has done a fantastic job not only telling us how it was built but of who the people were the highs and lows between those people and what it meant at the time of building.

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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby t0pc4t » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:46 am

I find Phlip K dick a bit boring despite him having written some of the best sci fi films I can think of (total recall was based on one of his as well)

I'm reading the Hunger Games at the moment, I know it's a kids book but man is it bleak.

Good so far though, very dystopian
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby specialeyes » Fri Mar 09, 2012 14:15 pm

Coming towards the end of 'the diamond age' Neal Stephenson.
Really enjoyed it and think I will get some more from him.
Any suggestions from Stephenson fans?

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Postby Northwind » Sat Mar 10, 2012 21:59 pm

Snow Crash! FFS. What sort of weirdo starts out on Diamond Age :lol: Then Cryptonomicon.

And then if you have a month to spare and strong book-holding arms, Quicksilver etc.
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby Northwind » Sat Mar 10, 2012 22:01 pm

On a bit of an old scifi run just now, just rereading Robert Heinlein's the Door Into Summer- great despite creepy paedophile plot :?
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby specialeyes » Sat Mar 10, 2012 23:46 pm

Northwind wrote:Snow Crash! FFS. What sort of weirdo starts out on Diamond Age :lol: Then Cryptonomicon.

And then if you have a month to spare and strong book-holding arms, Quicksilver etc.


The cheap sort who saw it going for 2 quid :wink:
Cotic is demanding all my cash! :lol:

Ebayed some stuff, ordered snow crash. :wink:


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