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Which book are you reading currently? #6

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by dmc, Jan 2, 2007.

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    "His Dark Materials" trilogy finished, though I was a tad depressed with the ending.

    Now reading "Dream Park" (Niven & Barnes). Should be an enjoyable re-read, it's been about ten years since I last read it.
     
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    I got book one for christmas. Very good
     
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    Taking a break from Jorge Luis Borge's complete works by starting The Colour of Magic, with the intention to eventually go through all of the Discworld novels.
     
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    Zaid@: I hope you injoy every single one of them. You do know that there are over 35 don't you?
     
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    Steve King - The Stand
     
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    Mm. Dated but good, a nice scare... preferably to be read in one sitting.

    But then again, I'm a rabid fan of Mr. Leiber, so I would say that.

    Reading "Land of Laughs" by Jonathan Carroll. Seems to be a dud buy, not enjoying it much halfway through.
     
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    finished lord of light, good stuff. not sure what i'm tackling next as i have a whole load of books right now. may start on erikson's malazan series already.
     
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    Wow, it has been a while since I posted here - working from home since Christmas really killed my reading time but I finished The Honor of the Queen a while back and read The Short Victorious War on the flight over to London. I probably won't ready much until the flight home which is on the 29th so I am in a real lull bookwise.
     
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    European Politics in Transition- Kesselman and Krieger.


    [sarcasm] Riveting. [/sarcasm]
     
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    The New Empire, Walter LaFeber

    I think Chandos would like this--the author has a great deal of respect for the policymakers he discusses (1860-1898ish). OTOH, the basic point is that America did not 'stumble into' the empire it acquired in the Spanish-American war, which might not appeal so much. It's quite good, however; Lafeber's a damn fine historian.
     
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    Now onto second read through of "Bonehunters" by Steven Erikson. There is so much I missed first time around.
     
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    @HB

    you say that about every Erikson book that you've re-read :p

    Am halfway through The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford, good stuff.
     
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    I'm on a WWII kick. I'm re-reading "To Hell and Back," by Audie Murphy. It's very good.
     
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    Finshed The Dragon Waiting. Good stuff but the ending wasn't that great imo. Probably going to read Feist's Magician: Apprentice next. Don't have Master though :(
     
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    Laurell K. Hamilton: Mistral's Kiss
     
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    Finished "The Colour of Magic" and now starting "The Light Fantastic". I'm not sure I'll be able to put up with all the Discworld books, but the series certainly looks promising.
     
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    The Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko

    Next, The Day Watch, by the same.
     
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    Lucifer's Hammer, by Niven and Pournelle.

    I dunno, the beginning hasn't grabbed me, but I'm only 40 pages in. Maybe I'll change my mind.
     
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    Must love Dragons: by Stephanie Rowe
     
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    Don Quixote by Cervantes

    It's an interesting book for anybody interested in 14th century writing.

    That reminds me, if anybody is into humorous fantasy I'd recommend Night Watch by Terry Pratchett.
     
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