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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby t0pc4t » Thu Apr 12, 2012 13:07 pm

my wife's mate gets sent free books all the time and I'm reading one of those at the moment, it's called 'The Half Made World' and is a sort of steampunk / fantasy hybrid. I haven't finished it yet but it's highly engaging
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby specialeyes » Thu Apr 12, 2012 14:02 pm

Just finished assassins apprentice, robin hobb. Loved it and now need the remaining 2 books of the trilogy but I'm broke so am reading the silmarillion again.

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Postby richvass » Sun Apr 15, 2012 19:28 pm

I'm on the fifth book, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. A really good read so far.

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Postby Northwind » Sun Apr 15, 2012 21:29 pm

richvass wrote:I'm on the fifth book, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. A really good read so far.


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Postby castlelad » Tue Apr 17, 2012 20:15 pm

Every now and then i get the "big book " and read a tad of that............

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Postby Fatamorgana » Fri Apr 27, 2012 15:15 pm

The most recent Martin Evening installment.
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby Parryman » Fri May 11, 2012 14:22 pm

Nearly finished the most recent Matt Reilly - Scarecrow novel.
Same old toss, quite enjoying it really.
Got a Stephen King lined up next, 4-27-62 or whatever.
Or hunger games maybe.

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Postby t0pc4t » Tue May 15, 2012 14:19 pm

I liked Hunger Games but it was really quite bleak.
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby sloppycowpat » Fri May 18, 2012 17:41 pm

just finished 'sharpes devil' by Bernard Cornwell

now going to read the 'the rats' trilolgy by james herbert
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Postby stubs » Fri May 18, 2012 18:38 pm

Just starting Polity Agent the fourth Cormac novel by Neal Asher. Loving the whole series I know a lot of people for some reason hate Neal Asher but I cant fault his books. The first Cormac novel was a bit disjointed but he was setting the scene I suppose for the story arc that followed. The 3rd book Brass Man was brilliant and Polity Agent is looking a cracker loved the prologue.
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby t0pc4t » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:50 am

it keeps on getting better I reckon, the Cormac series is brilliant imo.

I also enjoyed the Spatterjay series of books which are set in the polity. The Skinner is just good but there were points during the 3rd one (Orbus) where I was really blown away.

I@m reading 'The Departure' now and it's showing as much promise, not sure why it got so slated on Amazon.

After that probably 'Ready Player One' and then the 3rd game of thrones.
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Postby stubs » Tue Jun 19, 2012 17:41 pm

Just finished the last of the Neal Asher, Agent Cormac novels. I absolutely loved them he gets a lot of bad reviews for some reason which I admit put me off trying the books but I had a voucher for abebooks.com so I thought I would get the first novel to try it out. Really glad I did and now I have got all his polity novels lined up to read in order.
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Postby t0pc4t » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:04 am

I do read Amazon reviews from time to time but never ones for the Cormac novels, what do people say?

He's pretty violent, that's for sure but personally I don't think it's excessive.
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Postby stubs » Wed Jun 20, 2012 21:55 pm

Didnt read all the Amazon reviews but some of them were a bit over the top. Fair enough he isnt Iain M Banks or Isaac Asimov but some people seem to think his characters are very one dimensional which I didnt think was true. Also some people didnt seem to like the Aliens, the intelligent computers or the space battles, which seems odd why would you read hard core space opera when you dont like either.

Good fun books which rattle along at a good pace without too much philosophical ****. Too many sci fi writers seem to forget the sci bit these days.
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby t0pc4t » Thu Jun 21, 2012 07:48 am

I'd agree with all of that.
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby Daryl_C » Mon Jun 25, 2012 21:18 pm

currently on Robert Rankin ; Japanese Devil Fish Girl. Very good stuff from him! also just finished the Salmon Fishing in the Yemen book that the film was based on! not seen the film yet but if its as good as the book it should be cool! :mrgreen:

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Postby Cat With No Tail » Mon Jun 25, 2012 21:34 pm

I've been reading some Clive Cussler books lately. The "NUMA" ones. They're actually pretty good. Not exactly modern classics, but good light reading.

Also read some poker books, just to keep a hand in (no pun intended).

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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby karlbrewster » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:28 pm

I'm reading "Tested Advertising Methods" by John Caples.
Experimenting with a little bit of copywriting here.
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby Abra » Thu Jul 12, 2012 13:39 pm

Im halfway throught the game of thrones 1st book. pretty good : D
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Re: So what Books are forumites currently reading?

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Thu Jul 12, 2012 19:22 pm

Anyone "reading" books on audible here? I just got the phone app.


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