So, what's everyone reading atm?

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So, what's everyone reading atm?

Postby Lardmaster » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:29 pm

I'm reading The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie, The Bio of a Space Tyrant series by Piers Anthony and Pretty Vacant (A history of punk) by Phil Strongman.
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Postby Vortan » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:38 pm

Lets see, turn reports, nap agreements, more nap agreements and various topics on the forum board ... I haven't any time left for anything else :!: :lol:

Best book I have ever read (like 18 times is called 'Healer' by F. Paul Wilson. Sci-fi classic. Read it.
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Postby trewqh » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:55 pm

About to finish 'The Hacker Crackdown' by Bruce Sterling - non-fiction about the struggle between the hacker underground+civil libertarians and Feds+Telephone Companies in the early 90s in the US.

Tomorrow I'm starting 'Permutation City' by Greg Egan. It's hard sf, if you're not following scientific journals regularly then don't bother reading Egan. Until about a year ago when asked about my favourite writer I'd give a bunch of names without being decided. Once I read some Egan, I have no doubts anymore. I love how this guy takes the hypotheses which are currently discussed in the scientific community, builds his own philosophical problems upon those and puts those into a book whose language is innovative and rich in symbols and metaphors. The plots are not as innovative, but always very intricately designed.
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Postby Saladin » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:09 pm

"A history of the Arab Peoples" by Albert Hourani and for relaxation i'm currently reading a fantasy novel by Ian Graham called Monument.
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Re: So, what's everyone reading atm?

Postby Saladin » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:19 pm

Lardmaster wrote:I'm reading The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie


I was thinking of getting this series. Let me know if it's any good LM!
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Postby Dragonette » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:08 pm

im going to be reading the new harry potter book when it comes out in the uk.

but at this moment in time a book called conquers moon by Julian may.

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Postby Lardmaster » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:18 pm

@Saladin The characters are excellent. I mean really excellent. I was really enjoying the first book but by the end I thought it was going to lead ina direction that has been done oh so many times before. I have been pleasantly surprised with the second book though. I would definitely recommend it. Sand dan Glokta is my new literary hero :)
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Postby Saladin » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:58 pm

Great! I've added his series to my new order from www.bookdepository.co.uk (cheaper than amazon!)

Another really great fantasy series that not many people seem to have read is the Runelords series by David Farland. It's really action packed and has some nice new surprising ideas that make it a great read.
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Postby Mullog » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:04 pm

I am reading Microsoft .NET Framework Web-based Client Development Training Kit 70-528. Really interesting stuff
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Postby korexus » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:10 pm

Right now? The back of a bottle of smirnoff, looking for inspiration for the presentation I have to give tomorrow.

More generally, Weaveworld (started yesterday)

When the next book comes out, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time sequence and Steven Donaldson's Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
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Postby Saladin » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:31 pm

Wheel of Time could be a long wait. I read it's been pushed back to 2009 now. If Jordan doesn't die first :( then we could be waiting indefinitely.
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Postby SmashFace » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:16 pm

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Postby Calidus » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:46 pm

Mullog wrote:I am reading Microsoft .NET Framework Web-based Client Development Training Kit 70-528. Really interesting stuff


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Postby Duke » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:54 am

Never mind him Cal. He is Norwegian. Who knows what they do?

I wrote this on some other thread but Sophies World by Jostein eeeeh *insert wierd norwegian name here*

Heavy philosphy with a novelly touch to it.
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Postby Saladin » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:37 am

Well i thought that the first 100 pages of Sophies World should have been named 'how to get a child interested in you' by John your neighbourhood peadophile. :)
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Postby Duke » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:44 am

Yes, yes. I'm picking up that vibe as well but I am intensely ignoring it for the sake of the story.
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Postby Mullog » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:38 pm

Calidus wrote:
Mullog wrote:I am reading Microsoft .NET Framework Web-based Client Development Training Kit 70-528. Really interesting stuff


You party animial you!!!



Yep. I'm a real party animal!

Anyway. I am also reading Litany of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe. I'm not sure if I like it, but the book is supposed to be great so I guess I do.
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Postby Vortan » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:43 pm

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Hold the phones mullog :shock: you mean you aren't capable of thinking for yourself :?:

:idea: It must be the effect of the cold. Move somewhere warmer ,,, say, Denmark or better still Holland. You could visit Saladin :D
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Postby Lardmaster » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:13 pm

@Sal. Finished the second book now. Very good. Shame it's only a trilogy cos there loads of mileage in the story. Going to start The sum of all men by David Farland next.
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Postby Tinker » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:37 pm

I'm re-reading the Hyperion Cantos (Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, and Endymion) by Dan Simmons. It's been more than a decade since I last read them and it's amazing how different I feel about the books this time through.
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