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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Robbobrob » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:18 pm

I just finished "Why is God Laughing?" and just started "The Bible According to Mark Twain."

We who really love satire could learn alot from Mr. Twain. He was definitely touched by His Noodly Appendage.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Elastoman » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:27 pm

fueledbycoffee wrote:Ah, see, I like that. I'll have to check it out. Any recommendations?


I'm stumbling through Notes of a Dirty Old Man right now.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Elastoman » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:56 pm

Almost here! Ohboyohboyohboyohboy....

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:25 am

Sorry Bart, but 'Pickwick Papers' will have to wait. It's not in my school library, and it'll take me a few weeks to get out of the house and to the local library.

Starting the 'Wheel of Time' series instead. The author died before finishing the last book, but he left very detailed notes, and the person that has previously aided him with the series is going to finish it. I hope it's done before I get to the 11th book.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby sky lukewarmer » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:12 am

I am currently reading Blind Faith by Ben Elton and I felt compelled to say that when Trafford is enlightened by discovering the Humanists it so closely mirrored my own wonderment and euphoria at finding FSM.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:10 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Starting the 'Wheel of Time' series instead. The author died before finishing the last book, but he left very detailed notes, and the person that has previously aided him with the series is going to finish it. I hope it's done before I get to the 11th book.


Oh Good FSM. I hope you have some free time on your hands. I've been waiting for that series to wrap up since 1996. Don't miss the prequel novel as well.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:21 am

I finished And The Band Played On... It was very good, keeps you interested. The only problem I found was that the author did have a very slanted bias, but I happen to agree with that bias, so all's cool.

I've now picked up Strangers in Paradise, by Terry Moore. I've read a few issues before, and OMFG this is an incredible comic. He has some of the best characters in the industry. I urge all of you, even those who don't read comics to read it.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Elastoman » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:29 pm

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Sorry Bart, but 'Pickwick Papers' will have to wait. It's not in my school library, and it'll take me a few weeks to get out of the house and to the local library.

Starting the 'Wheel of Time' series instead. The author died before finishing the last book, but he left very detailed notes, and the person that has previously aided him with the series is going to finish it. I hope it's done before I get to the 11th book.


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:58 am

Rainswept wrote:Oh Good FSM. I hope you have some free time on your hands. I've been waiting for that series to wrap up since 1996. Don't miss the prequel novel as well.

There's a prequel? Cool. And yes, I have plenty of free time, at the moment.

sky lukewarmer wrote:I am currently reading Blind Faith by Ben Elton and I felt compelled to say that when Trafford is enlightened by discovering the Humanists it so closely mirrored my own wonderment and euphoria at finding FSM.

Make sure you tell us what you think! I love that book.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:56 am

Finished "Memnoch the Devil".

I liked it. It wasn't the best of the four, but that's probably because it was very much a different story. I found the theological interpretation interesting, and the writing was excellent as usual.

Now I'm reading "Rebecca".
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:46 pm

fueledbycoffee wrote:I finished And The Band Played On... It was very good, keeps you interested. The only problem I found was that the author did have a very slanted bias, but I happen to agree with that bias, so all's cool.

I've now picked up Strangers in Paradise, by Terry Moore. I've read a few issues before, and OMFG this is an incredible comic. He has some of the best characters in the industry. I urge all of you, even those who don't read comics to read it.


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:34 pm

Rainswept wrote:Picked up Royal Assassin this afternoon.


Finished Royal Assassin, next up is Assassin's Quest. Really enjoying this story.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Elastoman » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:07 am

Almost done with a re-read of American Gods, and a conversation with my Mom tonight has me wanting to re-read On Human Bondage so I can talk about it with her without the pauses to remember the story. Yeah, I know that Rainswept hates it, but I like it a lot. Especially when I read a little more about Maugham's life, and realized that the kid with a club foot was, in real life, a kid with a terrible stutter, and while Maugham was homosexual and the lead of the book was not, it was damn near an autobiography. What I like about Maugham is his characters - the dialog can be shaky, and his prose is sometimes (well, often) overly wordy, but his characters are amazing. All things being equal, I'll probably just read All Tomorrow's Parties again, and wait for Stephenson's next to be released.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Phlebas » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:23 am

Ahoy the shore!!!

I'm reading The Algebraist by Iain M Banks (again). Now there's a guy with imagination.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Moral Minority » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:37 am

I am reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath now.


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