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What are you reading?

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:03 pm

Simple question: What are you reading at the moment? Who is it by? And is it any good?

I'm reading a book called Going Postal by some obscure writer named Terry Pratchett. :wink:

Really good book full of all sorts of references and allusions. :D

Did you know that"Twelve and a half percent" is an eighth of 100 - A piece of eight? :wink:
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Postby Ptim » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:08 pm

I'm reading "The Subtle Knife" didn't get into it as fast as the first one but I'm still getting hooked!
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Postby Jason » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:09 pm

Currently I have the following books on the go...


Game Night by Jonny Nexus

Interesting read - basic premiss is a bunch of gods role playing. The story swaps between the players and their characters. There are some very funny moments especially for those that have dabbled in playing the likes of Dungeons and Dragons.

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Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber.

This is the first two books in a series of fantasy novels. The two main characters should be familiar with anyone who has read The Colour of Magic. Gray Mouser and Fafhrd are the inspiration for Bravd and the Weasel.

Good fun books if you like sword and magic fantasy.


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Nation by Terry Pratchett

Terry's new book that is out in September. This is my second read through and I am enjoying it a lot more the second time round. See my review in the next issue of Discworld Monthly.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:11 pm

Moderator - Jason wrote:
Nation by Terry Pratchett

Terry's new book that is out in September. This is my second read through and I am enjoying it a lot more the second time round. See my review in the next issue of Discworld Monthly.


I find that's often the case with Terry's books. I tend to miss so much on the first readthrough. :)
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Postby Colin » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:11 pm

Moderator - Jason wrote:
Nation by Terry Pratchett

Terry's new book that is out in September. This is my second read through and I am enjoying it a lot more the second time round. See my review in the next issue of Discworld Monthly.


No spoilers, but ...

I *loved* Nation on first reading, and even more the second time, ... and now my missus (not normally a great fan of DW) is also enjoying it.

Very different to other books by Terry, yet strangely familiar ...
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Postby Statsman » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:43 pm

Currently reading House of Chains by Steven Erikson.

A very good series in the 'High Fantasy' vein but also real enough to be believable, i.e. some of the heroes die messily & bloodily
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Postby Colin » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:51 pm

My other book-on-the-go is Vulcan 607 - the story of the Falklands War Black Buck 1 raid on Stanley Airfield.

Just amazing! :shock:
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Postby Toothy » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:35 pm

'Around Ireland with a Fridge' - by Tony Hawks, the comedian.

In a rash drunken moment, Tony bets a friend £100 that he can successfully hitchhike around the whole of Ireland with a fridge in tow. And so the story begins. It's a witty tale of how he takes on the bet, his trials and tribulations, the interesting characters he meets and surreal situations he finds himself in. It's a story full of fun and warmth about the country and its people. I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far! :)
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Postby mogadoh » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:02 am

I've got 'Reaper Man' in full swing at the moment. Plus 'The Unadulterated Cat' also by Terry Pratchett which I'm about to start...because i like cats :D
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Postby SapphireForgeCat » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:02 am

I'm reading through this book called "Only You Can Save Mankind" by some dude in a cool Hat. It's about my fifth time reading it.. But hey.. It never gets old. I've been laughing all morning.
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Postby Katariina » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:06 pm

The Memory of Earth, by Orson Scott Card.

It's the first book in the Homecoming series. I'm finding it a bit hard to get into it, though I've liked his other novels.
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Postby Twankydillo » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:20 pm

I've been reading my way through children's fantasy books, lately. Currently it's Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. I've nearly finished it because it's only a tiny book. Next it'll be Larklight by Philip Reeve.
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Postby Statsman » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:28 pm

Currently reading "Who Moved My Cheese?". Book recommended by a cooleague & a very good read for those of us who are experiencing change... and not just change actually.
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Postby Dunsurfin » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:33 pm

Just finished "Engleby" (Sebastian Faulks). It left me a little dissatisfied but was provoking and gripping and gave a good insight into the forensic view of an insane killer and, also, the catastrophic effects of mixing diazepam with alcohol!
(Also re-reading Mort - I have to have a Discworld book on the go at all times)
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Postby Hegewych » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:18 am

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