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What book are you reading?

Discussion in 'Books' started by speedingslug, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. speedingslug

    speedingslug Scout

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    What book are you reading?

    So I've just finished Iain M Banks Player of games which I found very good *****

    I'm now reading his Use of Weapons which is a bit weaker, I'm not fond of books the dot around different timelines like pulp fiction, but just keep to the story.

    Sorry if the thread already exists.
     
  2. georgewalker

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    I'm reading his "Matter" at the moment, which is fairly good. The last book I read that I couldn't put down was "Scar Night" by Alan Campbell. And I loved the prequel, "Lye Street". Didn't care for the sequel, Iron Angel, so I never picked up the one after that.

    I hardly ever post here, so I probably won't see a reply to this. Sorry.
     
  3. sammybaker

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    I'm reading Dan Abnett's "Straight Silver" from Black Library. Its a real maddening book of mechs and close combat fighting.

    Anyone else a fan of Abnett? :D
     
  4. JRScherer

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    I'm currently working on the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson. I'm on Toll the Hounds at this time, which is, I believe, the 8th book in the series.

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    This series is turning out to be one of my all-time favorites, if not my very favorite. I highly recommend it.
     
  5. JRScherer

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    I'm a big fan of Abnett and Lanning's comic book work, but have yet to read any of their prose work.
     
  6. LeRolls

    LeRolls Rocket Ranger

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    Necromunda: Survival Instinct - Andy Chambers
     
  7. sugarpromises

    sugarpromises Cadet

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    well aside from textbooks>>>ugh I just finished the Curious Case of Benjamin Button...I love the Fitzgeralds narrative...I am trying for once to see if I can read the Old Testament...I am still in Genesis..hmm

    I am also in the middle of...
    Inkspell
    Queste by Sage
    Leven Thumps

    Would like to start Picture of Dorian Gray sooooon...heck maybe I will today?
     
  8. AlexM

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    Well, some of the stuff ive been reading lately hasnt been strictly SF
    I just finished 100 Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and now I'm going back and forth between John kennedy Toole's A Confederacy Of Dunces and The Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozoiz.
    100 years of Solitude won the Nobel for literature in 1980. its about the history of a fictional South American Village and is considered 'magical realism'. I'm reading an English translation, of course. It's an amazing book for fans of any genre.
    The YBSF I'm reading is the latest, and I'm about three stories into it. it's good so far. The Elizabeth Bear story is interesting.
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Sad to say but I am in the midst of reading a Clive Cussler novel, The Chase. :(

    But in my defense it was on clearance at the local B&N and it is *not* a Dirk Pitt novel! :D
     
  10. Harold

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    I am currently reading the dark tower series by stephen king its a great book also look at a series called the broken man. I like this book so much.
     
  11. Omphalos

    Omphalos Orthodox Herbertarian

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    Contact, by Carl Sagan.
     
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Ever watch the movie?



    (I can't believe, looking back, that the movie is from 12 years ago! :eek: )
     
  13. Omphalos

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    Ive read the book a few times before, and I own the movie. The book is really great; the movie just less so.
     
  14. resaliens

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    I'm reading Devil's Cape by Rob Rogers, whom I met at FenCon in Dallas a few months ago. It's his debut novel but reads like a pro - its a superhero/supervillain clash set near New Orleans and spans back 30 years to the rise of the Robber Baron and the demise of the heroes...but a new hero is rising up from among the ranks of the criminals, it's just that the criminals don't know it yet. Pretty good so far. Jumps around from POV to POV but unfolds chronologically. Not a bad debut.
     
  15. ellensin

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    just read The Sword Of Ages by Kay Gossage - think she is new the book was good I found it on Lulul.com while looking for something totally non related
     
  16. booktags

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    Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson.
     
  17. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Currently splitting my time between two novels..................
    ~~~Michael Crichton, Rising Sun
    ~~~David Weber, Flag in Exile
     
  18. Viktor Kuprin

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    The Dark Dimensions by A. Bertram Chandler

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    Soviet Locomotive Types
    by Heywood & Button

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  19. LeRolls

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    Faith & Fire - James Swallow

    I'm a big Warhammer 40,000 fan.
     
  20. Webster

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    The Mechanic's Tale by Steve Matchett
    On Basilisk Station by David Weber
     

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