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Re: The Book thread

Postby Davros » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Just finished Max Cavalera's biog. it's a good read if you can get past the stock phrases of"man, it was tough" "that riff was keelar" etc.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:15 pm

how many "we focked sheet op!"'s was there per chapter?
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Davros » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:38 am

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:how many "we focked sheet op!"'s was there per chapter?


A fair amount actually! :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:30 pm

Started reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on Saturday and i'm already more than halfway through. Gripping stuff.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby metalsam » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:27 am

Finished 'The Richest Man in Babylon" and found my copy of Book Yourself Solid that I lost, so working back through that. Also started Plutarch's account of Sparta.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Fjar » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:24 pm

keera_envenomed wrote:Started reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on Saturday and i'm already more than halfway through. Gripping stuff.


I was wondering whether to pick that up. I take it you'd recommend it, then?
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Re: The Book thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:45 pm

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keera_envenomed wrote:Started reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on Saturday and i'm already more than halfway through. Gripping stuff.


I was wondering whether to pick that up. I take it you'd recommend it, then?


Definitely! I'd recommend her first two books as well - The Secret History and The Little Friend. She's one of the few modern authors I get excited about.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Bisset » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:14 pm

Started reading the Malazan series
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Brendancoles » Thu May 01, 2014 4:02 pm

Been reading Isaac Asimov's foundation series. Quite enjoyable for what it is.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Brendancoles » Fri May 09, 2014 4:48 pm

Now reading the running man in the time I'm waiting for the other books of the foundation series to turn up.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Mon May 12, 2014 4:57 pm

Brendancoles wrote:Been reading Isaac Asimov's foundation series. Quite enjoyable for what it is.

Definitely gets better towards the end of the series.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue May 13, 2014 11:19 am

About to finish Children of Dune, then it is onto Ship of Magic (first book in the Liveship Traders trilogy).
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Re: The Book thread

Postby metalsam » Tue May 13, 2014 1:16 pm

Nearly finished Plutarch's Sparta, start on Tchaikovsky's 'Harmony'.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby andy_m » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:40 pm

Sorry for starting here, but I'm a new member and as of yet I cannot start new posts of my own. And there doesn't appear to be any introductions topics, so books it has to be I suppose...

Currently reading Wheel of Time again. Fourteen books in all, I say again, but I got as far as book eleven and I decided to stop there because the last two books had not been released yet.

I then picked up A Song of Ice and Fire (or Game of Thrones).

I've also read Tolkien (not just LOTR), Feist (Magician and stuff), Eddings, Hobb, all that sort of stuff.

I also like my sci-fi, favourite author being the late Ian M. Banks.

So, there you go, first post...

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Aaaarrrrgggghhhh » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:47 pm

Welcome. Some fine selections there. :yes:

For reference, the closest thing to an introduction thread is here, if you wish to post any info & let people know a little more.

Or just post lots of random nonsense like everyone else & you'll soon get the hang of things around here. :lol: :P