The Book thread

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Ndnd » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:17 pm

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It was really good, it had me laughing, awwing and crying.



Wasn't based on Monkey World in Dorset was it?


Yeah it was :) half the book was about what he did before Monkey world , how he met Jim and how they created Monkey world.

I think Jeremy and Amy are both still there actually. I absolutely adore Orangs :)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:04 pm

I thought I recognised the names! :D I've been to the park once, a few years ago, but Mum and I used to watch the televised series religiously! Orangs are lovely :)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Fjar » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:25 pm

I was up until 1:30am last night reading the second K-PAX book. It's not your typical page-turner but I couldn't put it down. :D

Started the third book this morning, while I was in bed feeling like shite.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:45 pm

Currently reading my way through the "Stoneheart Trilogy" by Charlie Fletcher. (Which is apparently a series for 10 year olds but I didn't realise this until after I'd finished the first book. Anyway, enjoying them so what the hell)

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Re: The Book thread

Postby thehairyone » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:01 pm

Just started on the Recluce series by L. E. Modesitt. Which it's certainly got some of the tyical fantasy stuff in there, it's quite definatly got the guy's own slant on it. If the rest of the book and series keep up with the first couple of chapters, I think I'm on to a winner.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby markguy764 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:16 pm

Just pinched a few of the missuses warhammer books as need sumtin new to read, started well so far :yes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Luke_X » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:53 pm

finished Dexter is Delicious the other day and i have to say, a very gory end to a Dexter book. im curious what will happen in the next book due to the return of some old characters and the various developments involving others.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Manji » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:44 am

My reading list as of late has been full of 'classics' because I'm a pretentious fuck (and thought I'd actually read some of the books that I probably should have read already). To whit:

Gawain and the Green Knight (some Oxford World Classics verse translation)
Jules Verne - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Dante Aligheri - The Divine Comedy
Edward Gibbons - The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Oh, and also all the Scott Pilgrim comics since I found the film rather enjoyable. And a load of Sandman by Neil Gaiman. Up to book 6 and it's epic as fuck so far :D

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Strapping Young Kate » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:07 pm

Just started Beloved by Toni Morrison. I have high expectations for this book, given what I've heard about it.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:49 pm

Revisiting John Ringo's Posleen War series. Currently on "A Hymn Before Battle"

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Twaddlefish » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:43 pm

Just started World War Z. Wish I'd bought The Zombie Survival Guide too, read it before but this has reminded me how good Brooks is. Anyone who wants to read these, read TZSG before WWZ.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby V-Man » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:51 pm

Twaddlefish wrote:Just started World War Z. Wish I'd bought The Zombie Survival Guide too, read it before but this has reminded me how good Brooks is. Anyone who wants to read these, read TZSG before WWZ.


I recieved it as a Christmas present last year. Top notch read :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Applecore » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:02 pm

Manji wrote:Oh, and also all the Scott Pilgrim comics since I found the film rather enjoyable.

Bump these up to the highest priority. You will not regret it.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:58 pm

The World According to Clarkson Part 4.

Selling point for the book? The chapter list cracks me up before I start reading any further. For example:

Ambulance, quick! Some idiot's had a brainwave.

The world is not safe until Scrabble is banned.

Move over - Pooh the Dark Knight is coming!

etc. :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

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