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Which book are you reading currently? #4

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Taluntain, Oct 31, 2005.

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    I refuse! You must acknowledge that I am correct, I demand it! I DEMA--er, um...right. Agree to disagree. Gotcha.

    You're the umpteenth person I've heard say that. Will definitely be getting those when they're released as mass market paperbacks.
     
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    Just finished Pratchett's "Going Postal" and I have to say that I am not impressed. Sure it is worth reading but ranks among his less good work. Re-read "A hat full of sky" before that and despite it being a "childrens" book it was vastly more entertaining.

    Am now reading Diamond's "Collapse" about how and why some societies collapse and cease to exist. Skipped the first fourth of the book cause it was an indepth analysis of Montana and it didnt peak my interest at all. The current look on Easter island is more interesting but Diamond is till too scientific for my tastes. I want more hearsay, anectdotes and legends and not a bunch of cold hard facts!
     
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    Just finished Temptation and THe Art of Deception by Nora RRoberts...... not-very-memorable light fluffy romance stuff. did keep me occupied for the bus ride home fromt he city... :D
     
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    The problem I find with Pratchett is that he's adding social commentary to his books, and making them darker.

    I miss Rincewind....

    Still, I still adore his books and buy whatever I can get my hands on, I just wish there were more wet-yourself jokes
     
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    I haven't read any since Carpe Jugulum (I think) I've felt he's started to just churn them out, also like Daie I miss the greatest WIZZARD of all time Rincewind. There's nothing like a "oh **** I'm going to die" to get your pulse going and of course you know somewhere lurking in the darkness is the Luggage.
     
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    DS, have you read the Last Hero then?

    I enjoyed that.
     
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    @Daie no what's that one about ?
     
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    :hmm: Perhaps I'll have to borrow some from the bil he's got everything Pratchett
     
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    Robin Hobb's "Fool's Errand" has FINALLY become available at the library (it was so popular that I was the 6th person in the queue for it) so I am now reading that. I have high expectations so it had better be good.
     
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    @HB

    Not as good as the Farseer trilogy, but still very good.

    Have finished Blood Storm by Colin Forbes, was quite disappointing imo.

    Since so many SP people bring up the game "The Dig" in the playground, I bought a copy of the book by Allan Dean Foster. May start that.
     
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    Pratchett is able to combine great social commentary and wonderful humour when he tries. Jingo, Small Gods and others are great exemples of that. Now and then he fails though and a book like "Going Postal" arrives, still worthwhile but not in Pratchett's normal class.

    I like it when it is a bit darker and have to say that the worst Pratchett book ever is a Rincewind one, dont really remember the name but the one where he is at that desert place. It is really really really bad.
     
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    Monstrous Regiment is a good example of social commentary, and its pretty good. Small Gods and Interesting Times ruled though. I love the slogans of the resistance movement
     
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    Going to try and read The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Hope I finish it this time.
     
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    The World Is Flat, by Thomas Friedman.

    I got it for Christmas, and thought I'd never even crack the cover. I was bored, so I did, and it turns out that it's rather fascinating. Highly recommend it.
     
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    Decided to put The Name of the Rose on hold again. Am reading Bump & Run by Mike Lupica. It's fiction but it's supposed to be what the real "behind the scenes" goings-on are in the NFL. Good stuff.
     
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    Bump & Run is AWESOME. It is SO funny. I had as good a time with it as I did reading the Fletch novels. I'm now reading Prince of Fire, Daniel Silva's latest which I've been waiting for for some time now.
     
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    Reading Hobb's Ship of Destiny now. I like the series, its definitely a nice change of pace from all my other books.
     
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    Ship of Destiny rules.
     
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    I just finished Deadhouse Gates and can't say that it even compares to Gardens of the Moon. Great start, great finish but that little thing called the middle was very boring.

    What's with all the death and torture in this one? 10, 000 crucifictions along a road? Shattering a child's limbs and leaving him to suffer? Mr. Erikson must have some really twisted stuff going on in his head. He really kind of turned me off.

    I am going to give Memories of Ice a try because he has great descriptive writing, there's no denying that. But before that I am reading Greg Keyes "The Charnel Prince".
     
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