Favorite books / What are you reading?

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

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I'm about to finish Robert Jordan - Eye of the World.
     
  2. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    I actually see that as a positive. However I dont read much sci-fi. It is very cool to read somthing and point out "Ha, we actually use this today"
     
  3. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    So I just finished Crime & Punishment. I'm astounded. Really really amazing book. So, yesterday, knowing that I'd finish the book and ask for more, I went to the bookstore and bought Brothers Karamazov. It was pretty expensive, two volumes, very well translated (Crime & Punishment in Brazil was translated from the French versions mostly; this "East Collection" that my Crime and Punishment and Brother Karamazov belongs are translated directly from the Russian), beautiful covers, etc. I'm really anxious to read them, but I think I'll buy before The Doors of Perception of Huxley before going to BK. Anyone here has ever read The Doors of Perception? It is a book as dense as Crime and Punishment? Because if it is, doesn't make much sense reading it before BK just to let my mind breath a bit.
     
  4. Blakut

    Blakut Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 9, 2008
    I tried my best with the russian prose... i failed...

    I've read Soljenitsin and some Tolstoi. But when i tried War and Peace... oh man, i've started that three times, i mean... come on. I must have something wrong with my brain.

    Although their sci-fi rocks. Have you read some of that?
     
  5. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 4, 2009
    Aye. Morton had a set of stones on him anyone would be proud of. Guess if your gonna go, you leave a hell of a legacy to remember you by right?
     
  6. CrustyKestrel

    CrustyKestrel First time out of the vault

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    Dec 29, 2010
    I'm currently working through Sartre's The Roads to Freedom series. I'm on The Reprieve at the moment, although I haven't had very much time to read it, as I have spent a lot of my time reading various books for university recently. The first book of the series, The Age of Reason is easily one of my all time favourite books.
     
  7. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Finished Jordan's Eye of the World. Now I have to go to the bookstore to buy the sequel. Crap, which bookstore works on holidays!!!???
     
  8. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    My God, Serbian translation of Necronomicon costs about 25$! And I actually thought about buying it...
     
  9. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. Pretty good book about the early days of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Makes one wonder how the US can't seem to win dispite of material superiority.
     
  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Dragon Reborn from Robert Jordan. Nice book.
     
  11. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Just got a couple of books from my friend Ian McDonald, a belated Christmas gift.

    Currently I am reading the Atrocity Archives by Charless Stross.

    British secret service and bureaucracy meets Cthulhu mythos.
     
  12. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    That happens so often that it must be based on real events or something.

    Just prepping myself to start reading Dickens' "Great Expectations" as it's the easiest one. In the mood for some Victorian writing.
     
  13. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 18, 2011
    The Postman by David Brin . Looks apocalyptic , not that far into the book though...main character is fun :)
     
  14. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    963
    Sep 3, 2010
    Just finished Kevin Smiths contributions to Batman. they were pretty good.

    Trying to find time to Read House of Leaves as well haha
     
  15. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003


    This is what I got reading for now. Right now I am on Killer Elite
     
  16. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    My girlfriend got me that Kick-Ass book for Christmas, looking forward to starting it.
     
  17. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I'd like to get Kick-Ass. Everyone says it's kickass awesome.
     
  18. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    The last comic that I followed, although not lately, was the Walking Dead. Pretty good with a very post-apocalyptic setting.
     
  19. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    The only comic book I follow is Martin Mystère.
    I honestly recommend it to everyone, 'cause it's for everyone with a certain IQ.

    Oh, and it has nothing to do with a supid cartoon with the similar name...
     
  20. Yoshi525

    Yoshi525 Vault Senior Citizen
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    Dec 10, 2006
    The next one's better, five and six are good to. Then comes Crown of Swords, which is where the series starts declining into an endless sea of melodramatic shite. Though if you can stomach about 3000 pages of said shite, it gets good again at book eleven, the last two are better still (the last is the best in the series IMO, Sanderson is a better writer than Jordan basically).

    That said, I kind of regret ever reading any of the tripe, I mean it's a good read but I could get a LOT more from 10,000 pages of material...

    Currently reading Michael Palin's: New Europe. Two of my loves in life are Palin and traveling Eastern Europe so it's a obvious choice. His words make me want to explore the Balkans; aside from Bulgaria, Romania and Greece, I've so far avoided them.