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Re: Recommend a book you've read!

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 3:04 pm
by EvolvedMonkey
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan. Read it. You will love it.

Re: Recommend a book you've read!

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 5:22 pm
by Conan
jacoby308 wrote:most of you have missed the point of this thread - recommending good reads is great, but the point was telling what book youre reading now, and/or planning on reading :)


See title of the topic, maybe this is why people are getting it wrong =P

Anyway, I'm planning on reading The Count of Monte Cristo next. Very, very long book, and I got it free from work, woohoo!

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:18 pm
by cerb
righto, changed.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 7:00 pm
by BenJy!
I'm currently read:

Necronomicon: Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 7:26 pm
by Conan
^ I've also got this book, it's as a go between. Lovecraft can be a bit heavy going, so I read him while I don't have another book to read (am about half way through, and it is pretty damn good).

Finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies last night, was very amusing. Count of Monte Cristo next, should be fun.

I also read the two side-graphic novels to the Civil War series - X-men and Spiderman. They were enjoyable, but now I want to read Civil War again, such a good graphic novel!

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 2:57 am
by Ming the Merciless
Junky - William Burroughs, important novel of the beat era, good stuff.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:57 am
by a box
Kingdom of Fear - HST, read it for the second time :) just finished it while on the bus.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:58 pm
by GazNET
I'm disappointed my joke earlier in this thread didn't garner a response... :P

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:08 pm
by cerb
it was.... clever.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:45 pm
by Master Yoda
GazNET wrote:I'm disappointed my joke earlier in this thread didn't garner a response... :P


That's because I used it way before you :)
In this thread viewtopic.php?f=29&t=35610 epic thread btw

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:25 pm
by Salva
Currently working my way through Simon Scarrow's Eagle book series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Scarrow

just started the 4th one last night, well worth reading id say if your into these kind of books!


finished John Wilcox's Simon Fonthill series before i started on these, another set of books well worth reading, they get better and better as the series goes on!
http://www.britishempire.co.uk/library/wilcox.htm

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:46 pm
by mishymasher
Recently read A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R R Martin

Highly reccomend, series isnt finished yet

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:17 pm
by GazNET
jacoby308 wrote:it was.... clever.


Thanks! :D

Master Yoda wrote:
GazNET wrote:I'm disappointed my joke earlier in this thread didn't garner a response... :P


That's because I used it way before you :)
In this thread viewtopic.php?f=29&t=35610 epic thread btw


Darn! :P

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 2:07 pm
by Blargets
J.R.R. Tolkien - the Children of Hurin.

making my way through the backstory of middle earth and Lord of the Rings. its amazing how in depth he went into middle earth, languages, alphabets the whole business.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 4:12 pm
by cerb
Noise/Jacob Burak
Fantastic book about the "noise" living in a modern society causes, and sacrificing the quiet in order to fit in. still reading it though, i unvolunteraly paused reading Song of Fire and Ice series since its 15 pound a volume, and they cut each book into two volumes.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 5:13 pm
by Mez
Skarlet by Thomas Emson.

A good book which is the start of a trilogy. The one let down? It didn't advertise the fact the other two books are yet to be written. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise!

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:25 am
by Bobbobthebob
Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers.

It's the book that inspired the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and it's incredibly atmospheric. Whenever the main characters are in the zone there's a feeling of constant dread and fear of the unknown. People get killed or maimed by things they cannot see with properties beyond the understanding of current science; yet still they go back to look for more artifacts to sell on the black market in order to survive.

Now reading McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime by Misha Glenny.
It's all about the rise of modern organised crime around the world. It's depressing and fascinating all at the same time.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:45 pm
by Conan
Just started reading The Count of Monte Cristo - really enjoying it so far!

Re: Recommend a book you've read!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:01 am
by Im over here!
BenJy! wrote:Spawn - Shaun Hutson. One of the few books to literally make me sick, aborted fetuses ftw.


Shaun Hutson, Brilliant.

Assain was the last book I read of his.

Last book I read was Catcher in the Rye...Wahey.. :roll:

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:24 am
by Flawless
A clockwork orange, love it :G