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Re: The Book thread

Postby novaekulla » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:11 pm

Littlemissmetal wrote:I'm expanding my Pratchett collection at the moment, we're looking to move house so most of my Pratchett books have been relegated to Shed-dom at the bottom of the garden in boxes.

Can I be arsed lifting all the stuff off of the boxes? Nope :D

Solution - buy all the ones I dont have - win :lol:

Lol. Win!
I have nearly all of his books somewhere...
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Nation is a good book kind of depressing for teh msot part but quite fun. it's a bit different from the ususal stuff but I liked it.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:55 pm

novaekulla wrote:
Littlemissmetal wrote:I'm expanding my Pratchett collection at the moment, we're looking to move house so most of my Pratchett books have been relegated to Shed-dom at the bottom of the garden in boxes.

Can I be arsed lifting all the stuff off of the boxes? Nope :D

Solution - buy all the ones I dont have - win :lol:

Lol. Win!
I have nearly all of his books somewhere...
I kind of act as a library for my friends lol.

Nation is a good book kind of depressing for teh msot part but quite fun. it's a bit different from the ususal stuff but I liked it.


hehe :D

My favourite so far has been Maskerade, but I just bought Wyrd Sisters so going to give that a whirl when I finish the Boudica book.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby novaekulla » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:57 pm

Littlemissmetal wrote:hehe :D

My favourite so far has been Maskerade, but I just bought Wyrd Sisters so going to give that a whirl when I finish the Boudica book.

Boudica as in crazy ginger chick who went nuts at the Romans, go her. Now THAT'S girl power.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:59 pm

LOL! Yes that Boudica - its a series but I haven't got the other yet - been good so far but really slow :? hoping it picks up soon!

Fifth Elephan is :yes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:22 am

Clive Cussler - Trojan Odyssey,

Usual Dirk Pitt routine but it passes the time in entertaining fashion.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Where Eagles Dare » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:33 pm

I do really like Pratchett but I must confess I struggled with 'Nation' quite a lot, whilst the concept was amazing I don't feel in many parts it was executed as well as it could have been. Has anyone read the most recent Robert Rankin yet? That's next on my list of books to get.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby MotorAmarth » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:59 pm

Im definately going to try to finish Nineteen Eighty Four this weekend
It was due back to the library two weeks ago, but meh, I work there so it doesn't matter :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby WorMzy » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:01 pm

I'm on to Maskerade now.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Rickles_the_Mighty » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:03 pm

Tried looking for John Milton's "Paradise Lost" in the uni library today but all I could find were critical analyses of it. I think I might go down the bookshop tomorrow and look for a Penguin Classics version of it, if there is such a thing. I've wanted to read the book since I got Symphony X's album of the same name some time ago. In the mean time, I'll try finish the dark tower now that I'm on break from uni though realistically I'll be reading about siege warfare in the Holy Land.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Finnvitka » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:27 pm

Rickles_the_Mighty wrote:Tried looking for John Milton's "Paradise Lost" in the uni library today but all I could find were critical analyses of it. I think I might go down the bookshop tomorrow and look for a Penguin Classics version of it, if there is such a thing. I've wanted to read the book since I got Symphony X's album of the same name some time ago. In the mean time, I'll try finish the dark tower now that I'm on break from uni though realistically I'll be reading about siege warfare in the Holy Land.


I have a copy somewhere. I think I got to Book 5 before utterly giving up.

I've been meaning to try reading it again but it's not happened so far
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Soze » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:27 pm

Azrael~Azure wrote:Just reading Philip K. Dick's book 'Time Out Of Joint' at the moment. Very interesting, and intriguing!


Philip K DIck was a genius, I`ve read just about all of his books. I`ve just finished Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds, second book I`ve read by him and I`ll definately carry on reading more. About to start The Last Colony by John Scalzi.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Darkweasel » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:31 pm

Just finished reading Lisey's Story by Stephen King.
Now, I'm a massive SK fan but this was just bollocks. Overlong, overwritten, dull and virtually plot free. Most of it takes place in either a flashback or an imaginary world (which I pictured similar to Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures) with next to nothing happening in the present.
For the first time since The Tommyknockers I laboured through every page until it became a victory for bloody-minded determination. It wasn't a victory for writing.
Want a decent, new King book? Read Duma Key instead. It's simply one of the best he's ever written.


Now to start on my lovely new leatherbound works of HP Lovecraft.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:16 pm

John Scalzi - The Ghost Brigades

Set in a future galaxy where every other species is big, nasty and hates humans. The solution is to genegineer big nasty humans as well. Then implant the minds of OAPs (it makes sense in context.) Interesting.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:21 pm

Boudica - Dreaming the Hound by Manda Scott

This is the third of four, its turning out to be a good series, if a bit gruesome in places :eyes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby raremens » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:18 am

' The female dominant by claudia varrin'

If your a women and like reading about men being tortured, used as slaves and know that the majority of the time thats all there good for. Then your going to love this book.

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