Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by smirnoff, Dec 4, 2006.
Just finished Flow my Tears, The Policeman Said.
Now I'm starting Blood Meridian.
i'm a scifi/fantasy guy...
Unseen Academicals (Terry Pratchett) and Transition (Iain Banks)
Modern British novels and Sula. Meh.
I just bought Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. Havn't opened it, though.
Right now I'm reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.
I'm a sci-fi / fantasy guy too, and sometimes I miss reading good stories, novels, etc.
But shit, I read scientific journals (mostly organizational psychology and nursing journals)every other day.. so when I'm back home, I don't want to touch a book.
It's very good, make sure you get the rest of that series as well!
revelation space is a great novel, and the start of a great series. Reynolds does a great job combining extremely creative ideas with technology extrapolated from current theories about astrophysics- i good line between hard science and scifi.
Haven't read a book in a while...
Although, a few weeks back while waiting for my friend to get ready I picked up a book she had lying around and read a few pages. It was called "Why Men Love Bitches" by Sherry Argov.
Funny read if any girl is interested... also, a lot of truth in there.
Just finished up some great stuff for school.
Mason & dixon, Vineland, by Thomas Pynchon
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Don Quixote, Cervantes
a ton of theory
Looking to move on to Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon, farewell to arms, fear and loathing, and some of this murakami I keep hearing about. School swamps me but can't wait for the summer.
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The Botany of Desire
I picked up some neat version of Hitchhikers Guide but haven't read it yet.
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I like the enthusiasm I felt from that!
Right now I'm reading Bag of Bones (g-ma gave it to me for my birthday and I've just finally started reading it....)
I just finished this book a friend gave to me called The Condition written by Jennifer Haigh, definitely not the type of book I normally would read but once I start a book I have to finish it before I pick up another one. And before that book I read A Clockwork Orange, still haven't seen the movie but the book was really good, although I couldn't really follow it at first..
I am not much of a reader. However a friend of mine gave me her Sony E reader, so i speed read one of the book a-bit. Its pretty good. She gave me a copy.
i dont think i'll be able to make it past the second chapter. weed has got my mind fucked, cant remember what i just read. a lady friend of mine let me read it.
Hey man, how's that Harry Potter book Crackpipe got you?
Im liking them. Definately some of the best fantasy I have read. I really like the way the magic works in the series. The second book had alot of politics but still tons of good action and character development.
I am super addicted to the Dresden series. I usually finish them a few days after they are released and have reread a few of them.
Enjoy being in time... that is if you don't kill yourself first.
I just read stuff for school. That's about it...
I loved The Tao of Pooh, really inspirational
Just started The Te of Piglet
What did everyone read during 2010? Any new favourites? What are you working on now?
Mostly I've been reading Elmore Leonard. Also went through the Harry Potter series for the first time. Now I see what all the fuss is about. Been watching the movie versions of everything I've read whenever possible.
Here's the official list:
Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Under The Done - Stephen King
Voyageur - Robert Twigger
The Captives - Elmore Leonard
3:10 to Yuma - Elmore Leonard
The Moonshine War - Elmore Leonard
Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
Hombre - Elmore Leonard
The Big Bounce - Elmore Leonard
Valdez is Coming - Elmore Leonard
Cat Chaser - Elmore Leonard
Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
The Lost City of Z - David Grann
52 pickup - Elmore Leonard
Stick - Elmore Leonard
Out of Sight - Elmore Leonard
Last Stand at Saber River - Elmore Leonard
Touch - Elmore Leonard
Island of the Sequined Love Nun - Christopher Moore
Right now I'm into this and enjoying it very much:
I do mostly audio-books anymore. Right now I'm listening to "All the Devils Are Here" about the sub-prime crisis. It's nice to know we live in a society where if you rip off enough people fast enough to get really rich at it, you can buy your way out when the shit hits the fan (or buy enough insulation). Maybe you can become US Ambassador to the Netherlands.
I reaad way too much last year to even remember it all.
Right now I'm re-re-re-reading the Illuminatus! Trilogy, and also reading One Dead in Attic by Chris Rose.
I just tend to browse around in the Baen Free Library, nowadays, in the little time I'm not reading manga or webcomics. I had to re-do my library card, because it lapsed two years ago without me even knowing!
Novel - Moby Dick
Comics - Fables
Random - Philip K. Dicks random writings and short stories. I never realized how crazy he was before. Actually insane, he believed he was a man named Thomas who was persucuted by the Romans during the time of Jesus and that he is reliving a modern day Book of Acts.