What have you just READ?

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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby BenJy! on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:07 pm

I've just read:

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, not to shabby and has some rather quirky giggle worthy moments in.
The Hellbound Heart, a good short novella full of guts, lust and mystert. (It's the book in which Hellraiser was adapted from)
Books of Blood (Vol 1 -3) Like most anthology's there stories worth reading and some that aren't but mostly good.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Bobbobthebob on Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:04 pm

I've just read:

Starship troopers by Robert Heinlein
- The power suits are like a 12 year old's dream, the politics are kinda fascist. Somehow I still enjoyed it.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
- Possibly one of the most disgusting protagonists in any book I've read and it's funny as hell

Nature Cure by Richard Mabey
- More nature writing and slightly purple prose. I love this kind of mish mash of literary critique, psychogeography, science and prose poetry.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Deathtaker27 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:21 pm

I just read the Redemtion of Althaus (omnibus) by david and leigh Eddings
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby n0rd on Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:59 pm

a stupid swedish book in a homework assignment... 437 pages what!!! btw the book was super lame and boring -10/10
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Conan on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:27 am

Finished Iain Banks last night, was pretty good, I'll definitely read more of his.

Gonna read Neil Gaiman's American Gods next
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby syco cocker on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:50 am

May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell very funny book & very much like some people I know.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandad
not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby *sketch on Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:59 am

Charles Bronsons autobiography....it was on the bookshelf when I got here, left by a previous gap year person. Guy sounds like he was a complete wanker. I can't stand "jack the lad" types, where people think they're just being funny. i.e. my GCSE english teacher who loved the disruptive types because she thought they were funny.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Bobbobthebob on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:53 am

Recently read:

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
-Starts out as an awesome effort to drive cyber-punk way over the top. The main character is "Hiro Protagonist" - samurai swordsman, professional hacker and high speed pizza delivery guy for the Mafia. :mrgreen: It turns into a few boring walls of text of pseudo-history and flakey psychology towards the end but it was still highly enjoyable.

A Tranquil Star by Primo Levi
- A collection of short stories by a fairly famous Jewish Italian author (mostly famous for his holocaust novels). My favourite story from the collection, Bear Meat, is available online here: http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/featur ... ction_levi

Currently reading: Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson and Seasons of Life by Foster & Kreitzmann
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby cerb on Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:19 pm

Brave New World / Aldous Huxley
terrific novel, highly recommended. very very relevant despite being written in 1933.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Arbor plena simia on Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:28 pm

cerb wrote:Brave New World / Aldous Huxley
terrific novel, highly recommended. very very relevant despite being written in 1933.
I agree, very good read. If you like that kind of stuff I would also recomend 1984 (obviously...) and Fahrenheit 451 (I particularly recomend this :P).
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby cerb on Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:04 am

read 1984 a long time ago. will try fahrenheit 451 :)
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby n0rd on Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:37 am

mhh a booked called "Matilda" maybe you have heard about it lol xD It was in the english class....


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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby GazNET on Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:48 pm

Harlan Coben - Long Lost
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby cerb on Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:03 am

Smoke and Mirrors / neil gaiman
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby windowmaker on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:34 am

cerb wrote:Smoke and Mirrors / neil gaiman


<3 me some Neil Gaiman

Here Comes the Sun / Tom Holt


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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Odgor on Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:25 pm

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Books that you have read and suggest.

Postby lambnut on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:50 pm

I want to recommend this book:

Ken Follet - Pillars of the Earth.

Its from medieval time basically most happends through the fight for power of England and the main charachter is a mason who wants to fullfill his dream to build a chathedral.

Its a must read if you are into reading books.

I have read all of Wilbur Smiths books and they are a series of books that I do recommend.

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Re: Books that you have read and suggest.

Postby cerb on Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:53 pm

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Re: Books that you have read and suggest.

Postby GazNET on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:55 pm

cerb wrote:http://forums.ukcs.net/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=41710
same?


Yes. Merged. :)
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby n0rd on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:04 pm

n1 GazNET :)

just finished some book about Star Wars, like a Star Wars encyclopedia of all the main characters and vehicles
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