Favorite books / What are you reading?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Snackpack, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I'm reading "Je codenaam is Jonas", a Dutch translation of a children's CYOA book. It sucks, but it boosts nostalgia to unknown heights. :D
     
  2. Empty09

    Empty09 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Can anyone recommend some interesting books?

    I've just noticed that I have read only a few books until now.
    I want some interesting books, and I'd like it either to be some well paced action kind of book or those hidden messages tucked in well written phases if anyone understands what I'm talking about.
    No traditional shit or books about vampires.

    Hit me with your best shots.
     
  3. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    Anything But Chuck Palahunik, Survivor and Fight Club are my personal favorite.

    And Gaiman's The Sandman series
     
  4. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    Anything By Chuck Palahunik, Survivor and Fight Club are my personal favorite.

    And Gaiman's The Sandman series
     
  5. Empty09

    Empty09 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 26, 2009
    I've seen Fight Club, the movie.
    It was good, I've heard the movie was better on some sites. But the book must be almost the same as the movie and it was good overall.

    I started reading Hersenschimmen (originally name)
    But it has another title because it's in romanian (my language).
    The romanian translation would be "Imaginary Sightings" or something like that, I guess "Hallucinations" works too.

    It's a story narrated by a Alzheimer diseased man, didn't read much of it, bought it between my last post and this one so...:).
    Written by Bernlef (Hendrik Jan Marsman). Bernlef is a pseudonym.

    I'll keep on posting with the progress.
     
  6. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    A book called Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. It tells about Mason's time as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam war. Seems good so far, helps if you're into helicopters.
     
  7. A3-Dieciocho

    A3-Dieciocho First time out of the vault

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    Sep 14, 2010
    I'm reading A Bear called Paddington, blast from the past.
     
  8. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

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    May 7, 2009
    Oh man that was a favourite of mine for a long time !
     
  9. mor

    mor Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jun 18, 2010
    still no time for proper reading, which in my case means being sprawled in bed with that huge old pillow i keep rescuing from the garbage bin or chill out on the balcony during the weekend morning just before the sun gets to me.
    so i decided to give a try to audiobook's, to pass the time while commuting to work. so today i am borrowing one from my friend and see if its worth the trouble (converting to mp3, higher cost and unknown quality reading).
    tbc...
     
  10. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

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    May 7, 2009
    Reading Warhammer 40k rulebook :roll:
     
  11. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 11, 2003
    I read Trainspotting the other day. Wicked read.
     
  12. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I never particularly liked that one.

    Give me Cave of Time, Third Planet from Altair, or Who Killed Harlowe Thromby? any day.
     
  13. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

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    Feb 2, 2010
    oryx and Krake!
     
  14. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Nice, I enjoyed that book (Oryx and Crake). Definitely a grim view of the world. How do you like it so far?

    I've been reading the Watchmen as I continue to expand my graphic novel/comic book reading... overall, impressed.
     
  15. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Terry Pratchett's Nation :ok:

    Great read full of very Pratchettesque characters and situations. I think he's drawing on a lot of the stuff he explored in The Science of Discworld series - it's basically about the evolution of society, belief system, rules etc...
     
  16. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

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    Feb 2, 2010
    So far it is a much easier read than Handmaids Tale (by the same author)

    Handmaids tale was a good book... but it became sort of tiring near the beginning. By the end of the the book, it was really interesting.

    WPD
     
  17. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    A Midsummer Night's Dream by Billy Shakespeare.

    Oh, Puck, you incorrigible scamp!
     
  18. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    I saw a stage production of this play about a year ago. It was hilarious.
     
  19. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    And now it's time to get some good ol' criticism.
    I'm reading Air Gear, a manga about a team of roller-skaters. ;)
     
  20. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Reading Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. On page 10 and I can already tell it's gonna be shit.
    :P