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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #160 on: November 16, 2008, 04:16:06 AM »
Fahrenheit 451

And in a similar vein, I'm reading Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #161 on: November 16, 2008, 12:57:15 PM »
I just finished reading Jennifer Government. *winks at Tshern*

The plot was pretty good but the characterization was subpar at times. Still, a nice read - especially for the NationStates crowd.
You can tell the author had relatively little experience, but the book itself is entertaining.

And I got my first Carlin book yesterday, haven't started with it yet though.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #162 on: November 16, 2008, 05:11:59 PM »
Beowulf - bought new, with notes scribbled in by a bookstore browser.    :notam
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #163 on: November 16, 2008, 05:53:33 PM »
And I got my first Carlin book yesterday, haven't started with it yet though.

Have fun with those. I've got all three of his books, and they are without a doubt some of the funniest books I have ever purchased. Everyone here should get a copy, it's worth the money.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #164 on: November 16, 2008, 06:43:07 PM »
And I got my first Carlin book yesterday, haven't started with it yet though.

Have fun with those. I've got all three of his books, and they are without a doubt some of the funniest books I have ever purchased. Everyone here should get a copy, it's worth the money.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #165 on: November 18, 2008, 11:05:52 AM »
I'm finishing Pullman's His Dark Materials at the moment, I'm right in the middle of The Amber Spyglass. Veeery nice.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #166 on: November 20, 2008, 01:01:35 AM »
Finished the Gormenghast trilogy, it was good, would have been excelent but for the end of the third book, which kind of brought the rest of it down for me.

Now I'm reading The Riddle of the Wren, by Charles deLint, my absolute favorite author.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #167 on: November 20, 2008, 03:08:11 AM »
I'm now onto The Shadow Rising in the Wheel of Time series. Not having to wait years between the books has made reading them (over) a great deal more enjoyable.

I'm also starting The Name of the Wind which someone(s) here recommended.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #168 on: November 20, 2008, 11:07:08 AM »
I'm now onto The Shadow Rising in the Wheel of Time series. Not having to wait years between the books has made reading them (over) a great deal more enjoyable.

I'm also starting The Name of the Wind which someone(s) here recommended.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #169 on: November 21, 2008, 07:01:12 PM »
Finished the Gormenghast trilogy, it was good, would have been excelent but for the end of the third book, which kind of brought the rest of it down for me.

The author died before finishing the book, hence the somewhat unsatisfying conclusion. It was supposed to be at least five books long, not ending part-way through book 3. Another unfortunate death.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #170 on: November 21, 2008, 11:17:50 PM »
Finished the Gormenghast trilogy, it was good, would have been excelent but for the end of the third book, which kind of brought the rest of it down for me.

The author died before finishing the book, hence the somewhat unsatisfying conclusion. It was supposed to be at least five books long, not ending part-way through book 3. Another unfortunate death.

Oh, I hadn't realized...and that does explain it.  Makes me sad though :(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #171 on: November 22, 2008, 12:28:05 PM »
The Banjo & Kazooie Nuts and Bolts cheat book because the text on the screen is so eye bleeding small, I have no clue what the hell the objective is, what I'm supposed to do, where to go and so on.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #172 on: November 22, 2008, 06:51:15 PM »
The Banjo & Kazooie Nuts and Bolts cheat book because the text on the screen is so eye bleeding small, I have no clue what the hell the objective is, what I'm supposed to do, where to go and so on.



That makes me sad. Banjo Kazooie isn't supposed to suck. >.>;;

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #173 on: December 28, 2008, 06:03:37 PM »
Alta by Mercedes Lackey

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #174 on: December 29, 2008, 04:34:22 AM »
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Strange Stories.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #175 on: December 29, 2008, 05:54:07 PM »
Just finished Ender's Shadow.  Good read, now its a tossup between Shadow of the Hedgemon or War of the Twins.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #176 on: December 30, 2008, 12:29:08 AM »
I'm finally almost done with The Singularity Is Near.  I think after this I'll either be reading An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe or House of Leaves.

Then maybe start rereading the Solar Cycle.
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Re: What are you reading?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #178 on: December 30, 2008, 08:29:16 AM »
I'm currently reading the Complete Chronicles of Conan; all the published Robert E Howard Conan stories, none of the derived works.

A friend of mine has been telling me for years about how cool Conan is in the stories, nothing like the movies, great pulp fiction etc.  So far, so good!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #179 on: January 02, 2009, 07:38:51 AM »
I recently read this as assigned reading:


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