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Re: What are you reading?

#61 Post by Octavious » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:13 pm

This summer has been a fun combination of Sherlock Holmes and Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher series.

Frankly they're a bit predictable, naive, and at times childish, but the Witcher books make for a nice mature contrast.

Spoilers for Sherlock. The person who it is blatantly obviously the bad guy from the start is the bad guy. Every single woman is perved over by Watson who explains in detail how especially hot he finds them. Everyone with a hint of a title is toadied up to to a sickening degree. Half of Sherlock's deductions are based upon blatant nonsense, such as a witness being excitable and unreliable because she's Welsh. Half of Sherlock's clients end up dead because of his sheer incompetence
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Re: What are you reading?

#62 Post by Yigg » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:14 am

I'm reading the first Altered Carbon, by Richard K. Morgan. I saw the trailer for the Netflix show, so naturally I went out and got the book.
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Re: What are you reading?

#63 Post by jmo1121109 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:11 am

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Re: What are you reading?

#64 Post by MilesFM » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:54 pm

Someone's palm
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Re: What are you reading?

#65 Post by MajorMitchell » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:15 pm

Adani Mining (Australia) publicly released financial statements. You might think it dull but a company with just under $Aus 30 million in assets and over $Aus 1.8 billion in liabilities promises future excitement. Will a $US 1 billion dollar fund raising effort by Adani Ports be the twist in the plot ? Ring your sharebroker soon...
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Re: What are you reading?

#66 Post by mdrltc » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:46 pm

Recently Read. These authors can write:
Miles Cameron (Traitor Son Cycle)
Joe Abercrombie (First Law Trilogy)
Anything by Carl Hiaasen (Some are intended for adults, some for kids, either are good)
If you haven't tried Donald E. Westlake, try the Hot Rock. A movie was made long ago, but the book is better.
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Re: What are you reading?

#67 Post by Ectrot » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.
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Re: What are you reading?

#68 Post by Yigg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:16 pm

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.
I hope that's good! I'm sometimes apprehensive when it comes to King. He takes too long to get to the point.

I just finished all 3 Arc of a Scythe books by Neil Shusterman. Gonna crack open Ready Player One here, next.
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Re: What are you reading?

#69 Post by Hannibal76 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:48 pm

Dark Way to Paradise, Dante's Inferno in Light of the Spiritual Path by Jennifer Upton
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Re: What are you reading?

#70 Post by SpaceDip » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:56 pm

Churchill's Memoirs of the Second World War.
Before that i read Kissinger's Diplomacy.
Next will be Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
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Re: What are you reading?

#71 Post by MajorMitchell » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:31 am

My own scribblings ordinaire & hardly watching any TV news etc
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#72 Post by Octavious » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:43 pm

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Re: What are you reading?

#73 Post by Octavious » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:49 pm

Oh, a question for any keen students of highbrow literature.

How do Asterix comics work on a kindle?
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#74 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:03 pm

Love asterix... Hate Kindle
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Re: What are you reading?

#75 Post by MajorMitchell » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:00 am

Well.i quickly read my two books about Trumptoad that I was given at Christmas, then promptly lent them to another chap.
Been reading snippets of 11th/12th/13th century history.. building and alchemy for research.
Today I borrowed a history book "Ancient Rome" by Mathew Dillan & Lynda Gardner, it's a university history curriculum book.. so it starts with early Republic (I think) & ends with Augustus the Emperor
Oh I also borrowed a picture book.. the world's worst cars.. UK.based author.
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Re: What are you reading?

#76 Post by ChesterPerry » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:12 am

The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908–1923. by Sean McMeekin - and unfortunatly I'm playing Turkey!
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Re: What are you reading?

#77 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:08 pm

I'm re-reading Tolkein. Gonna see if I can get my hand on copies of the Unfinished Tales and some of his other lesser-known works.
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Re: What are you reading?

#78 Post by Dejan0707 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:06 pm

goldfinger0303 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:08 pm
I'm re-reading Tolkein. Gonna see if I can get my hand on copies of the Unfinished Tales and some of his other lesser-known works.
Good stuff. Hobit, Lotr, Silmarilion are all amazing. Other books are fine too.
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Re: What are you reading?

#79 Post by Shesk0S » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:01 am

I'm rereading Dune before I go on to read Dune Messiah, also good to refresh myself for the movie coming in December. At the same time I'm reading Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, very slowly making my way through discworld. Oh and Patterns of World History I...
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Re: What are you reading?

#80 Post by Dejan0707 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:21 am

Did anyone read Kushiel triology? Is it any good?
I bought the books but never bothered to dive in...
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