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    What are you reading?

    Postby orald » 18 Apr 2008 18:32

    Currently I'm re-reading ASoIaF, but slowly, looking for all those clues and stuff I missed on the first read.
    I'm still at the first few chapters of A Game of Thrones, and can't stop giggling maniacly over the future fate of certain characters, their misconceptions and the plot twists that'll tear them to pieces. :twisted:

    Bad news is I'll have to struggle through Catelyn's chapters again. Bah. :?
    Only good chapter she had was the wedding one. :twisted:

    On my first read I was still trying to organize the "world" and understand who's who(not really helped much by Matrin's huge characters appendix...too many friggin' names and minor characters!).
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    Postby Omphalos » 18 Apr 2008 23:16

    Chocky, by John Wyndham.
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    Postby orald » 19 Apr 2008 01:08

    I've read Ender's Game and liked it, but I think I tried reading the one after and got bored. But that was a few years ago, maybe I'll try again sometime.

    Same with Hyperion(sp?), I never got to actually reading it, just snipets, not to talk about the others in the series.
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    Postby orald » 19 Apr 2008 13:47

    I think I heard Bean's books are a fall from Ender's.
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    Postby Omphalos » 19 Apr 2008 19:48

    orald wrote:I think I heard Bean's books are a fall from Ender's.


    Well, you cant win every award in the world with every book you write, so that may be true. But Card has a very unique ability, IMHO, to keep writing in a series and not getting boring or going too far.
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    Postby Robspierre » 20 Apr 2008 00:39

    My grammar primer, Animal Dreams, piles of Education articles, oh and the latest issue of Playboy.

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    Postby orald » 20 Apr 2008 02:06

    Does the Playboy mag have any KJA article? :)
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 24 Aug 2009 15:27

    Bump?

    I went to Ireland a while ago, and in Dublin every tour was proclaiming the awesome-ness of James Joyces' Ulysses. I just started reading it and am on Chapter 6: Hades. It's supposedly the best novel of the century, and I've read reviews of various SF/F books proclaiming them as things like " the most revolutionary/best/most ingenious book of the century since Ulysses" *


    * On the Omphalos Book Review, talking about Rogue Moon, Algis Brudys
    * On this PBS documentary on the Gormenghast Trilogy, Mervyn Peake
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby lotek » 24 Aug 2009 15:50

    I got my copy of "Eye" by FH, just to realize i'd already read it, but in French so it's double treat!!
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby smugetsu » 24 Aug 2009 18:45

    Reading Burning Chrome by William Gibson...it's a collection of short stories, and a small one at that, so it shouldn't take long.

    After that I think I'm going to re-read the Dune series. The real ones.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Slugger » 24 Aug 2009 19:06

    "Collapse" by Jared Diamond.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 24 Aug 2009 19:26

    Dark Tower V: Wolves of Calla. - Stephen King. :cylon101:
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Seraphan » 24 Aug 2009 19:36

    Re-reading Heretics of Dune.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby othaderak » 24 Aug 2009 20:04

    GEofD for the first time since ninth grade and The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Cranial malfunction(s) is/are likely imminent...
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Robspierre » 24 Aug 2009 20:09

    My college text books :puke:

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Nebiros » 25 Aug 2009 04:19

    Chung Kuo series by David Wingrove

    Up to book 6 out of 8: White Moon, Red Dragon

    Been wanting to write a review of this series, but there is just so much to this series I don't know where to begin. A review could be more than one A4 page long.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby inhuien » 25 Aug 2009 07:04

    The House of Suns by Alistair Reynolds, high tech space opera. It's okay and'll fill a hole.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby SandChigger » 25 Aug 2009 12:13

    Erewhon by Samuel Butler. ;)
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Freakzilla » 25 Aug 2009 12:23

    SandChigger wrote:Erewhon by Samuel Butler. ;)


    Have you read it before? I've got it "in the pile".
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Omphalos » 25 Aug 2009 12:40

    I read that recently. Decent book.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby DuneFishUK » 25 Aug 2009 12:45

    Listening to Dune while I'm working, reading my first copy of Analog during lunchbreak and a book of Norman Spinrad essays at home.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby TheDukester » 25 Aug 2009 19:05

    Being a Franchise Parasite for Dummies.

    The author is someone named K.J. Anderson.
    "Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 25 Aug 2009 20:26

    The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. Read a lot of his other stuff, but never got around to this one before, for some reason.

    I had been surprised that he won a Hugo for this book, but Snow Crash didn't even get nominated. I'm about halfway in, and I think I understand. This is the better book of the two. Snow Crash is more fun, but this book has more meat.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 26 Aug 2009 14:27

    Snow Crash owns. It's completely my type of book.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby SandChigger » 27 Aug 2009 11:44

    Freakzilla wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:Erewhon by Samuel Butler. ;)


    Have you read it before? I've got it "in the pile".

    Never cover to cover. ;)
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