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Re: The Book thread

Postby jackcake » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:05 pm

CJ Sansom's latest Shardlake book is out on paperback, so I'll be nabbing that asap.

At the moment I'm reading Exit Music by Ian Rankin, little bits at a time.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:45 am

I've been reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn - The First Circle for a while. I think i started it when he was still alive :eyes:

Great book of you are a Soviet Union nerd like me! :yes:
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Postby lars_ulrichs_blister » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:16 am

Got a few books to trade in the merch section if anyones interested....
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Re: The Book thread

Postby andeh » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:32 am

Page 367 of the Reality Dysfunction, not even a third in :coffee:

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Schizoid » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:02 pm

Just started reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown recently. Heard it was a really good book, I haven't read anything in ages, and the film's coming out soonish, so I thought I'd best read it before watching the film! Really enjoying it so far :D

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Jonoleth » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:45 pm

Schizoid wrote:Just started reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown recently. Heard it was a really good book.


Lies.

Dan Brown books are proper toilet books, chapters that are about as long as the average, erm... visit, and content that will wash over you in a sort of lukewarm vaguely acceptable manner. as an actual book though, DULL.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby logandog1 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:30 pm

Just finished
The Way Of The Wyrd by Brian Bates
Great book, based on a collection of Anglo-Saxon magical and medical manuscripts from the British museum I am told.

and have just started
Twelve by Jasper Kent
Set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. So far a good vampire (or Voordalak as they are called in the book ) story

Next one will be
ORCS by Stan Nicholls
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Leleanor » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:15 pm

Jsut finnished Bloodstock my Melvin Burgess. AMAZING book. It's a futurisation of an ancient myth with Sigrud and Fafnir the dragon. It is beautifully written if a little confusing at times. I would definatly recommend it!
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:22 am

Just finished: Simon R Green: The Unnatural Enquirer.

Set in The Nightside - a patch of concentrated weirdness and wickedness in the heart of London - a PI teams up with a half-succubus reporter to track down a DVD that may or may not have conclusive proof of the Afterlife. Not great literature but entertaining.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:49 pm

"Fool's errand" by Robin Hobb, the first of the Tawny Man trilogy.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby logandog1 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:20 pm

Tet wrote:"Fool's errand" by Robin Hobb, the first of the Tawny Man trilogy.


Yes I enjoyed that one. Has anyone read Robin Hobb's ' The Soldier Son Trilogy'. I was thinking of
picking it up, and would like any comments on it before I go buy the books.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Sonata90 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:45 pm

I've just started reading Wilbur Smiths Egyptian novels, the first being River God. It's set in Ancient Egypt and for now sounds rather interesting, especially the 3rd and 4th book which i can't wait to get to.

Other than Historical Fiction, i quite enjoy James Herbert, any other Herbie fans out there? My favourite book by him so far has to be 'The Dark', but i'm yet to read them all so that might change :yes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Deli Kate » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:55 am

logandog1 wrote:
Tet wrote:"Fool's errand" by Robin Hobb, the first of the Tawny Man trilogy.


Yes I enjoyed that one. Has anyone read Robin Hobb's ' The Soldier Son Trilogy'. I was thinking of
picking it up, and would like any comments on it before I go buy the books.


Nothing Robin Hobb has written is nearly as good as the 'Farseer Trilogy' The Liveships don't make you feel the same way (NIghteyes!) and the Soldiers Son doesn't have quiet the same depth. having said that though, I bought them all in Hardback as soon as they were printed and as I am notorious for speed reading I never buy hard backs so I must have really wanted to read them. I should also say that I haven't re read them which I always do when I really love a book.

So the jury's out on that one ;)

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Re: The Book thread

Postby logandog1 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:20 pm

I think I will give The Soldier Son Trilogy a miss.
I have Just finished 'Orcs' by Stan Nicholls, Really enjoyed it and it was nice to have a book from the Orcs view instead of them being the 'monsters'.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:07 am

I've managed to end up with four on the go at the same time!

One at work - Battle of the Hurtgen Forest
One in the kitchen - Ramage's Trial
One in the living room - Last stand!
One in the karzi - Viz Magna Farta

I almost started a fifth this morning...