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Re: What are you READING right now?

Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:27 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchh ... the_Galaxy

I am currently reading all in one part of this novel.. BEST BOOK EVER READ :D
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:50 am

Last book I finished a couple months ago: I Am Legend

It's really excellent (but short!) IMHO. I can totally see it's influence on other authors like Stephen King and films like Night Of The Living Dead... I really wish the film had followed the book better then it did and made the infected less monster-like. Some say that I am Legend (the movie) is closer to the book then The Omega Man. I think it's debatable. In some ways I think the older movie catches the spirit of the book a little better. That said, I did enjoy the new version. The opening 1/3 of the movie is breathtaking.

Currently reading the first set of the DARK TOWER comics I got off ebay last year. They are really good so far (on issue 3).
I am a major bigtime fan of the Dark Tower series (until the very end anyway). Especially when tales of Roland's younger years were told (which is what the comics are all about). Very good illustrations too. I haven't bought a single comic book since I was a kid collecting GI JOE so long ago.

Next up I'm going to find out about the next set of the Dark Tower comics, procure and read them. Then perhaps I'll start in on my hardcover of SK's Duma Key.
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:35 am

I am now on the second book of the Enchanter series by Sara Douglas.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:12 pm

The Narnian by Alan Jacobs.

Started this a while back and couldn't get into it. It's a literary biography that goes into dense detail on what Lewis read throughout his schooling, and how it influences him. This time I've gotten past the half-way point and am finally enjoying it.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:48 pm

The Jesus Incident, By Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom. It's good sci-fi. Herbert did write some good books besides the Dune super-series. I just finished A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. That's awesome Sci-Fi right there, even moreso if you are interested in the technological singularity.
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:39 pm

scottynx wrote:
I just finished A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. That's awesome Sci-Fi right there, even moreso if you are interested in the technological singularity.

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:50 pm

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:06 pm

Freakenomics. It's a very easy to understand book, despite the implications of an economics text. It reads well, too. Good book if you have the slightest interest in public policy and/or sociology.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:43 am

The Living Dead a collection of short stories dealing with zombies. most of them are more...zombie metaphores but still incredible stories.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:47 pm

Darkmage wrote:
Freakenomics. It's a very easy to understand book, despite the implications of an economics text. It reads well, too. Good book if you have the slightest interest in public policy and/or sociology.


I finished Freakonomics not too long ago... that book is awesome!
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:23 pm

I'm starting into Alastair Reynold's "Revelation Space" universe ATM. I've got the three linked novels and will go from there.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:28 am

I just finished Check Palahniuk's Survivor. I'm starting Mickey Spillane's Dead Street.
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:26 am

A Feast for Crows from the Fire and Ice series, A badass series I must say.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:51 am

Deathright wrote:
A Feast for Crows from the Fire and Ice series, A badass series I must say.

Truly.

However, I've learned not to get attached to his characters. :wink:
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:20 am

Watchmen!

Only 3 chapters in, but already see there's no way in hell they're going to properly encompass that in a single movie.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:11 pm

kvndoom wrote:
Watchmen!

Only 3 chapters in, but already see there's no way in hell they're going to properly encompass that in a single movie.

Pretty much. I do think the movie will be better though. There really is a lot that can and should be cut for a film.

I just read "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. It's the most amazing love story I've ever read. The story seems so original and imaginative, defiantly worth the read.

If you have a wife/daughter who loves to read and hasn't read this yet, it would make an excellent gift. It's my wife's favorite book.
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:55 pm

State of Fear. On my iPhone.
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:26 pm

Asimov's Guide to the Bible -- it's a secular guide, looks at history and then-modern scholarship (1970s) Just re-read The Diamond Age, and will probably read A Canticle for Liebowitz next.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:24 pm

Just finished Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley... again, its a great book, I always like to read it once a year at least...
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:00 am

I'm reading The World Of Jeeves -omnibus by P. G. Wodehouse. It's fun!
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:04 pm

Jacob's Wound by Trevor Harriot.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:05 am

The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

I hate reading, so I'm making very slow progress.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:25 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:
I just read "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. It's the most amazing love story I've ever read. The story seems so original and imaginative, defiantly worth the read.
Ditto that. Good book.

I just finished Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi, the latest in the Old Man's War universe.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:11 pm

The Second treatise on goverment by John Locke. Re-read actually, I like it.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:13 pm

The Divine Comedy of Dante
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:10 pm

Orcs: Bodyguard of Lightening by Stan Nicholls

has yet to really grab me but only read about 50 pages so far
 
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:13 pm

The Talisman by Stephen King / Peter Straub. Will read Black House next. Just a few more King novels and I'll be caught up. Of course, you can never truly be caught up with that man...

Will very likely read Watchmen again soon. That book was freaking incredible.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:32 pm

kvndoom wrote:
Will very likely read Watchmen again soon. That book was freaking incredible.
I have my copy sitting next to me on my desk at work. I've already lent it out to a few coworkers to prep them for the movie. :)

Seeing as how I have two young kids, I don't read often. If I do get the opportunity in the near future, then chances are that I'll re-read American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:54 am

Confessor - Terry Goodkind

Just got the paperback finally, only about 50 or so pages in.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:41 am

A Meeting At Corvallis which is the third book in a series by S.M. Stirling. the first book, Dies The Fire, is by far one of, if not THE best post apocaloyptic novel Ive ever read. im rereading them all as the 5th book just came out recently.
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