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Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:07 pm
by BenJy!
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.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:04 pm
by Bobbobthebob
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.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:21 pm
by Deathtaker27
I just read the Redemtion of Althaus (omnibus) by david and leigh Eddings

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:59 pm
by n0rd
a stupid swedish book in a homework assignment... 437 pages what!!! btw the book was super lame and boring -10/10

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:27 am
by Conan
Finished Iain Banks last night, was pretty good, I'll definitely read more of his.

Gonna read Neil Gaiman's American Gods next

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:50 am
by syco cocker
May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell very funny book & very much like some people I know.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:59 am
by *sketch
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.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:53 am
by Bobbobthebob
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

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:19 pm
by cerb
Brave New World / Aldous Huxley
terrific novel, highly recommended. very very relevant despite being written in 1933.

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:28 pm
by Arbor plena simia
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).

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:04 am
by cerb
read 1984 a long time ago. will try fahrenheit 451 :)

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:37 am
by n0rd
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?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:48 pm
by GazNET
Harlan Coben - Long Lost

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:03 am
by cerb
Smoke and Mirrors / neil gaiman

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:34 am
by windowmaker
cerb wrote:Smoke and Mirrors / neil gaiman


<3 me some Neil Gaiman

Here Comes the Sun / Tom Holt

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:25 pm
by Odgor
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Books that you have read and suggest.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:50 pm
by lambnut
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.

Bruce

Re: Books that you have read and suggest.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:53 pm
by cerb

Re: Books that you have read and suggest.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:55 pm
by GazNET
cerb wrote:http://forums.ukcs.net/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=41710
same?


Yes. Merged. :)

Re: What have you just READ?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:04 pm
by n0rd
n1 GazNET :)

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