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Re: What are you reading right now?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:11 pm

Just picked up Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett. Work tomorrow should be quite nice.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:03 am

fueledbycoffee wrote:Just picked up Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett. Work tomorrow should be quite nice.

That is one of my favourite Pratchett books. It actually inspired me to go and find some horse meat to make into scubbo. It's not enjoyable stuff.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:35 pm

HOLY SHIT Ender's Game is amazing.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:41 pm

I quite liked Monstrous Regiment, though it can't quite trump Mort or Good Omens, which still tie for my favorite Pratchett (Good Omens, however, does have something of an unfair advantage, also coming from Gaiman and whatnot.) It's definitely up there, though.

Now I'm on to The God Delusion. Next up, The Idiot, by Dostoyevsky.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:44 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:HOLY SHIT Ender's Game is amazing.

Yes. Yes it is. Go out and read Ender's Shadow. It's that entire book from Bean's perspective. It's rather good.

fueledbycoffee wrote:I quite liked Monstrous Regiment, though it can't quite trump Mort or Good Omens, which still tie for my favorite Pratchett (Good Omens, however, does have something of an unfair advantage, also coming from Gaiman and whatnot.) It's definitely up there, though.

Good Omens is definitely excellent. In fact, I'm going to read it right after I finish reading the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:05 pm

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Zankou 2.0 wrote:HOLY SHIT Ender's Game is amazing.

Yes. Yes it is. Go out and read Ender's Shadow. It's that entire book from Bean's perspective. It's rather good.


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:06 am

Good Omens.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:51 am

I am attempting to read 'Agnes Grey' by Anne Bronte. I think I've got over the laughing fit now and am beginning to enjoy it, but it was this early passage where Agnes turns into Mrs Slocombe from 'Are you being Served' that set me off:

My dear little friend, the kitten, would certainly be changed:she was already growing a fine pussy;..........I had romped with her for the last time; and when I stroked her soft bright fur......Then, at bedtime, when I retired with Mary to our quiet little chamber, where already my drawers were cleared out...

It sounds like a passage from 'Talk like a landlubber'.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:18 pm

black bart wrote:I am attempting to read 'Agnes Grey' by Anne Bronte. I think I've got over the laughing fit now and am beginning to enjoy it, but it was this early passage where Agnes turns into Mrs Slocombe from 'Are you being Served' that set me off:

My dear little friend, the kitten, would certainly be changed:she was already growing a fine pussy;..........I had romped with her for the last time; and when I stroked her soft bright fur......Then, at bedtime, when I retired with Mary to our quiet little chamber, where already my drawers were cleared out...

It sounds like a passage from 'Talk like a landlubber'.

It is almost impossible to distinguish any difference. :D
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:29 am

Poor Agnes Gray. She's begun working as a Governess and she's got the worst children in the history of the world to look after. The boy is clearly going to grow up a serial killer.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:41 pm

I'm on "The Wastelands" in the Dark Tower series. Awesome, so far.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:06 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:I'm on "The Wastelands" in the Dark Tower series. Awesome, so far.


Which is that, the third. Really, really, stop after 4, I promise you'll only regret the books after that one.

As for me, I've finished my second full reading of Harry Potter, this one done from 1-7 with no breaks. I have moved on to Gregory Maguire's 'A Lion Among Men'.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:12 pm

Capellini wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:I'm on "The Wastelands" in the Dark Tower series. Awesome, so far.


Which is that, the third. Really, really, stop after 4, I promise you'll only regret the books after that one.

As for me, I've finished my second full reading of Harry Potter, this one done from 1-7 with no breaks. I have moved on to Gregory Maguire's 'A Lion Among Men'.

Everyone else tells me the rest of the series is amazing. Then again, one of them says the first book was horrible. I liked it.

Unfortunately, I can't just NOT read the whole series. I'm intrigued.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:22 pm

I just got done with The God Delusion, which I read twice. I'm going out to get The Ancestor's Tale tomorrow.
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