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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Ubi Dubium » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:33 pm

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Zankou 2.0 wrote:I have a copy of that, but I don't want to read it for fear of it falling apart.

And I am gonna read Mists of Avalon soon.


Mists of Avalon was really good. Heavy, intense material, but really good. There are also two prequels . . . or one prequel and a sequel, I can't remember.

Yes, I've read those and they're OK, but the original book was far superior.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Dan (dat haole dude) » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:00 am

The Shark God (Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in the South Pacific)-Charles Montgomery
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby anickels » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:01 pm

Finished Brisingr. On to At The Mountains of Madness.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:16 am

fueledbycoffee wrote:Cheers. I actually haven't gotten around to Crooked Little Vein, yet. You'll have to tell me how it is.

I finished the book a couple of days ago--I've been recuperating.

That book is great. Disgusting, yes.
Imagine fifty Godzilla-fetishists getting their cream on over a badly recut version of Godzilla with moaning over the top and you have one of the more vivid scenes of the book.

And then there's the opening line: "I woke to find the rat taking a piss in my coffee."

Joss Whedon wrote: "I think this book stole my soul."

Extremely enjoyable. Read it. 'Shit magnet' Michael McGill is definitely one of my favourite book characters of all time.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:38 pm

Sounds like vintage Ellis. I'll buy it right away.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:21 am

fueledbycoffee wrote:Sounds like vintage Ellis. I'll buy it right away.

Highly recommended.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Wawizzle » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:59 pm

"The Theory of Almost Everything" by Robert Oerter
“We are often hesitant to look at other faiths or to examine our own critically because we feel that, in doing so, we are being disloyal to our own deeply felt convictions. ... And yet our beliefs are not worth very much if they cannot stand up to any scrutiny.” -- James Livingston.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby BumbleBee » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:48 pm

I not long ago finished reading "How To Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints) by Kathy Lette. Currently not reading anything, since I'll be studying soon, I can guess I will be reading medical textbooks
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Moral Minority » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:31 am

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:08 pm

The Gospel of the FSM.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Xi the Tolerant » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:07 am

elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (for a fifth time and i mean the whole series) by Douglas Adams
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
and... (yes i relize i propably read to much at a time but i can never focus on one book)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
Nothing is Impossible...

And if you believe in one of the multiple universe theories, (don't ask me which I'm no expert... yet...) everything is the truth. Why can't FSM be the truth for this one?

and if you were wondering... The avatar is a thing I did for a graphics arts class I had once... The people are Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, and the Ninja from ask a ninja. Two of them are my heroes and one makes me laugh occasionally...

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:31 am

Xi the Tolerant wrote:Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Yes! Just make sure you read Making Money, because Raising Taxes is coming out in the next year or two!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ken worley » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:25 am

Xi the Tolerant wrote:...
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (for a fifth time and i mean the whole series) by Douglas Adams



I actually wish he'd have divided his time with less HGTTG*, and more Dirk Gently.


* before anyone craps their pants....I love HGTTG....but...

If the tragedy of his early demise is unavoidable.(and it still appears so), and if he was only to write 7(?) non-fiction books....Id've rather seen a ratio of 2-3 Guide,4-5 DG...
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Edd » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:42 pm

ken worley wrote:
Xi the Tolerant wrote:...
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (for a fifth time and i mean the whole series) by Douglas Adams



I actually wish he'd have divided his time with less HGTTG*, and more Dirk Gently.


* before anyone craps their pants....I love HGTTG....but...

If the tragedy of his early demise is unavoidable.(and it still appears so), and if he was only to write 7(?) non-fiction books....Id've rather seen a ratio of 2-3 Guide,4-5 DG...


In a perfect world we would have gotten more Dirk Gently in addition to the Guide books. I too felt Dirk was a great character with lots more potential than Arthur Dent. Dirk did stuff, stuff happened to Arthur.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ken worley » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:10 pm

My favorite bit was when Dirk visited the mental hospital to se Odin.

...And was given a tour of the facility, and "shown" the girl who repeated the NYSE stock ticker exactly, 24 hours after the fact, and the other (child?) who contemporaneously said every single word with some stranger from missouri, usa, or someplace...
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