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Post 121

Abi

I finished the Eyre Affair and it was the best book I have read in ages.

Now starting Bernard Cornwell - Harlequin.

Hurrah for books that you get so wrapped up in that when you stop you are disorientated for the next few minutes! smiley - smiley


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Post 122

Andy

Are you reqading the Talisman as a prelude to its impending sequel the Black House?


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Post 123

Fieg

Okay, at the moment I'm reading:-

1) Moll Flanders - Defoe. The language is taking a bit of getting used to, but the story is bowling along nicely, so that's okay.
2) Colony - Rob Grant (one half of the guys that wrote Red Dwarf) Only just started it, so too soon to tell.
3) Learning Gnu Emacs - Software guide. Not very edifying but very useful, my current copy is getting a bit dog-eared as I have been carrying it between home and work for the last 6 months!

Just finished:-
Prozac Nation - Very good insight into the mind of someone suffering depression.


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Post 124

Solsbury

About to start Rocketship Galileo, Robert Heinlein.


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Post 125

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

I've just put down the Collins paperback dictionary and thesaurus. Does that count? smiley - erm

I wanted to know what Cadre meant.

Clive smiley - winkeye


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Post 126

Trinity's Child

They are doing a follow up to Talisman?...Cool smiley - smiley

Have you any details?


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Post 127

Trinity's Child

They are doing a follow up to Talisman?...Cool smiley - smiley

Have you any details?


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Post 128

weegie

reading planet of the apes .... no don't tell me what happens! smiley - smiley after that, i think its time for the great gatsby again.


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Post 129

Crescent

Finally finished Naked God. Wow. That is some trilogy Mr Hamilton wrote. Even with the slow start that is some of the best reading going smiley - smiley What an ending, incredible, an excellent blend of space opera, hard sci-fi and horror. Kick ass. Started 'Shadow of the Torturer' by Gene Wolfe.
BCNU - Crescent


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Post 130

DoctorGonzo

A quick pause during '..Kool-Aid..' to read Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse 5'.
A slim volume, but not one I'll forget in a hurry.

DG


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Post 131

weakpun

Slaughterhouse 5 is ace, but my favourite Vonnegut would be either 'Cat's Cradle' or 'Galapagos' - highly recommended.

Just finished reading "A Scanner Darkly" by Philip K. Dick - a writer I appreciate more every time I read one of his books, and this is one of the best I've read. Absolutely tremendous. Confusing, funny, disturbing and touching.


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Post 132

Gedge :-)

'Kings of Albion' by Julian Rathbone, hope it's as good as 'The Last English King'.

Just finsished 'Stonehenge' by Bernard Cornwell, I perfer his Sharpe series for silly escapism though, Harlequin was good, looking forward to his next one in the series.

smiley - biggrin


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Post 133

Andy

The sequel to The Talisman is called The Black House and concerns Jack's life as a adult. He's a detective searching for a killer.
The idea that it's a sequel to The Talisman is very cool, but even cooler is the fact that it pretty much doubles up as a Dark Tower novel, with more stuff being revealed about Ted Brautigan (from Low Men in Yellow Coats) and the role of the Breakers in the Crimson King's plans for the Tower.
Oh, it's out mid September apparently.


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Post 134

Abi

Gedge, I loved 'the Last English King' too! we have brilliant taste! smiley - smiley


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Post 135

Psybro

Finished Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Our Late, Great Fearless Leader a couple of days ago.

I'm 26 pages into Pet Sematary by Stephen King.


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Post 136

Crescent

Weekend reading frenzy, now on The Citadel of Autarch, the final book in Gene Wolfes Book of the New Sun. Until later....
BCNU - Crescent


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Post 137

Ashley



Thanks to pressure from my colleague Sam, I am now embarking on the Lord of the Rings trilogy...


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Post 138

threesecondmemory

"A quick pause during '..Kool-Aid..' to read Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse 5'.
A slim volume, but not one I'll forget in a hurry."

Is that the electric kool-aid acid test by tom wolfe (i think)
About Ken Kesey and the merry pranksters.

'Cos if it is, its fantastic. I read it about three years and loved it.


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Post 139

DoctorGonzo

The very same - and I have Ben to thank.

DG, off to the Edinburgh book festival to see Naomi Klein smiley - smiley


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Post 140

Awix

I'm just about to finish off 'Planete des Singe' by Pierre Boulle. Before that I spent three months reading just about the complete works of doom-meister John Wyndham (quick plug for my Uni project) so I'm definitely in the mood for something lighter. Probably have another breeze through the Spellsinger series.


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