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
    You're absolutely right.
    If only Cthulhu came out and killed all those bastards just like he killed Justin Bieber.
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Reading "Matter" from Iain M. Banks atm. Don't know what to think of it yet. Not your typical scifi book, that's for sure.
     
  3. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    That's for certain. "Matter" isn't even typical as a Banks work, and Banks is a man that gives himself quite a bit of lattitude. I remember seeing an interview with him somewhere where he said that at one point he'd thought his well may have dried up as far as Sci-Fi writing was concerned, that he wasn't sure if he had much untrodden ground left to cover there. After finishing Matter, I couldn't help but feel that he must have written it after that interview and that he had basically attempted to freshen things up by hybridizing the genre.
     
  4. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    If anyone is interested in Chinese / naturalistic medicine "Natures Diet" is a good read and you learn a bit about doin' things, the right way
    DISCLAIMER: The last statement may only apply to fast food eatin' yanks :D
     
  5. Dr. Combat Shotgun

    Dr. Combat Shotgun First time out of the vault

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    Aug 19, 2010
    I read commemorative edition of Necronomicon, complete collection of Lovecraft. I love it.
     
  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Picked up Le Père Goriot from Honoré de Balzac.
     
  7. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010


    Should be mandatory reading for all Belgians IMO. :(
     
  8. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Any reason why you say we should read this book rather than the many others about Leopold's reign of terror?
     
  9. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Started The Shadow Rising from Jordan.
     
  10. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Because this is by far the best book I have read on this subject.
    If you have other recommendations please feel free to share them :)

    Some reviews:

    http://www.amazon.com/King-Leopolds...iewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

    Currently reading Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horla
     
  11. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 18, 2011
    Finishing Two Towers , JRR Tolkien . Great work .
    English edition , not the translated one because of the amount of mistakes they make in my language and shitty copies they put to press , not to mention the PRICE itself ! Grammar mistakes too , they fired some sensible lectors . Btw those kind of mistakes are seen from an airplane , 2 pages with no spaces or commas or points...
    And i kinda like that recycled paper , feels heavy and old in hand , it doesn't stink like the new one .
     
  12. Little Robot

    Little Robot sup Orderite

    Sep 29, 2010
    I'm reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson-- it's very good. I'm really into the book, and even the part I thought would be less interesting (the architecture/politics behind the Exposition) is really well-written and enjoyable. I'd definitely recommend it.
     
  13. archont

    archont It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 20, 2008
    Jane's Tank Recognition Guide and the Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost.

    I guess I'm more into factual literature.
     
  14. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Kalevala is amazing. I have never read anything like this.
     
  15. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    You just made me want to read this... fucker!
     
  16. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 18, 2011
    Finished Two Towers by Tolkien.
    Moving on to The Return of the King.
    Next stop is Metro2033!
     
  17. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Finished it.

    It's rather ok, but the beginning is pretty slow. By the time it really becomes interesting & picks up the pace, it's done way too soon.

    But worth a read, if you're into scifi.
     
  18. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006


    What if England never left India? Excellent read, as is everything by Stirling.



    Awesome series about nantucket thrown back in time.
     
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I am reading AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo, I rented it from the library, but it rained sideways the other day so my backpack got soaked and the book's front cover got ruined, now I have to pay it, but I still get to keep the book.
     
  20. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 18, 2011
    Double win!

    Animated movie is great!