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Re: The Book thread

Postby Moonburp » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:40 pm

skull-wart wrote:I finished 2001 a Space Odyssey and it was very good. Especially where Hal malfunctions and the Ending - also I like books with short chapters. If a book doesn't change topic in 40 pages then it's probably going to bore me. :lol: Short attention span I guess.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Moonburp » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:53 pm

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:23 am

David Peace- 1974. Utterly disturbing in places. Like The Black Dahlia set in West Yorkshire.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:07 pm

Just finished John Wyndham's "Sleepers of Mars" and "Wanderers of time" and David Lee Roth's autobiography "Crazy from the heat". I'm now re-reading AE van Vogt's "The weapon shops".
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Re: The Book thread

Postby karastorm » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:37 pm

Waiting patiently for book three of the Demon Cycle ( daylight war). Read the first two and end of book two ( desert spear) leaves you wanting more so high hopes it'll be a damn good read. Partly through reading life of pi as I wait for the bugger.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Bisset » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:48 am

On book two of the Farseer trilogy. I figured I might as well start reading them.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Bizza » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:59 am

Just finished Fellowship Of The Ring, been awhile since I read these.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Skippy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:32 pm

karastorm wrote:Waiting patiently for book three of the Demon Cycle ( daylight war). Read the first two and end of book two ( desert spear) leaves you wanting more so high hopes it'll be a damn good read.

Damn I remember reading those years ago. Third ones still not out? Damn he's taking his time. Can barely remember it, may have to reread them before the new one comes out.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby karastorm » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:13 pm

It's due out on the 15th of April ( least that what my Amazon pre-order says)

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Skippy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:05 pm

Ah thanks I'll try and get it when it's out.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:07 pm

An interesting mix of titles for studying at home this week including Sexual Violence On The Jacobean Stage, The Origin And History Of Irish Names Of Places and about half a dozen different medieval bestiaries.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby skull-wart » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:12 pm

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:An interesting mix of titles for studying at home this week including Sexual Violence On The Jacobean Stage, The Origin And History Of Irish Names Of Places and about half a dozen different medieval bestiaries.


Is half of that book going to talking about fords and rivers? :lol: (I'm referring to the immeasurable amount of 'Bally' prefixes in Ireland btw, I lived near one in fact - the lovely backwater of ballygar :D )
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Re: The Book thread

Postby someone else » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:56 pm

Just reading Mick Walls ACDC biog - Angus sounds like a right prick
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Re: The Book thread

Postby someone else » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:03 am

Iain Banks diagnosed with terminal cancer and his next book will be his last. Not read much of his stuff recently, but The Bridge, Whit, Crow Road etc were all favourites at Uni.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:27 pm

skull-wart wrote:
Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:An interesting mix of titles for studying at home this week including Sexual Violence On The Jacobean Stage, The Origin And History Of Irish Names Of Places and about half a dozen different medieval bestiaries.


Is half of that book going to talking about fords and rivers? :lol: (I'm referring to the immeasurable amount of 'Bally' prefixes in Ireland btw, I lived near one in fact - the lovely backwater of ballygar :D )



Yeah plenty of Bally's where i'm from as well- Ballyhalbert, Ballywalter, Ballycranbeg, Ballygelagh etc. After leafing through about a third of it I could guess the meaning of most places without reading the entry because the most common prefixes of place names like Bally-, Kil-, Derry-, Carn-, Dun- etc all occur so often. A lot of them have interesting stories behind how the name came about though, and there's interesting patterns to where certain place names occur. Like around the border of South Derry, Fermanagh and Tyrone there's about 30 or 40 villages with the prefix "Derry-" like Derrylin, Derryvogie etc, but there's very few place names like that anywhere else on the island.
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