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Which book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Apeman, Dec 4, 2002.

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    im reading King of Murgos by david eddings and also Eyes of Prey by John Sanderman
     
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    I started Maalouf's "The crusades as seen by the arabs" (Les croisades vues par les arabes)
     
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    Hey, Elfshadow is a good book! And the sequels are even better... elfsong truly fleshes Danilo out...

    I finally got myself a copy of the Hoobbit... now I am going thorough it with a thick comb to get all the Thranduil bits. *swoons*
     
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    Just finished "A Scanner Darkly" by Philip K. Dick I'm hoping to read "Dude, where's my country" by Micheal Moore
     
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    Finished "Clash of Kings" second book of the song of ice and fire by G. Martin. Brilliantly written, great story, great characters, the perfect example of a great book. Better than LOTR in my honest opinion.

    Moving on to "A storm of swords" next book in the series.

    Thumbs up :thumb:
     
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    Am borrowing books from Eze. (Yep, a lazy Ara here...) Right now, reading the Runnin g*somethign* Demon, by Terry Brooks. 'tis okay enough.

    I did also get myself the Complete Tolkien Companion and Illustrated Poems from the Lord of the Rings... guess what I am also reading?
     
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    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    David McCullough's biography, _John Adams_. Superb book, it is almost enough inspiration to make me want to go to law school, almost. :shake:
     
  8. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    @ Chandos - Don't do it :hmm:

    To be a lawyer actually requires a commitment to the profession that most people simply don't have. I know too many classmates who aren't practicing now because law was a waystation, whether they knew it or not. On the other hand, if you really are interested, PM me and I'll tell you about the highs and lows. You can then make your own decision.

    Back on topic - I am reading Dragon Society by Lawrence Watt-Evans. Interesting premise, uneven prose.
     
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    Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. Started about half way through though, just wanted to re-read Helms Deep before going onto the Return of the King.
     
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    The Shaping of Middle Earth, got it for a bargain price too :D
    Also still reading LoTR, up to book 4.
     
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    I am reading Great Expectations by Dickens. That dude writes quite intriguing stories but there is no flow in his novels, rarely am I able to read more than one chapter at a time.
     
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    @ joacqin - IIRC, Dickens wrote that book as a serial novel and published one chapter at a time. Thus, lack of flow.
     
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    I know, but all his novels I have read have the same lacking and I quite sure that not every one of them were written in parts for magazines.
     
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    At the moment I am reading one of the greatest book I have ever read... The Hollow Chocolate Bunny Rabbits of the Apocolypse by Robert Rankin...

    In my view this guy is the most comical author along with Terry Pratchett, and thats saying something :D .
     
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    Got "Heavy Metal: THe Music and its Culture" by Deena Weinstein the other day. It is a pretty interesting sociological and rhetorical look at the massive genre of HM.

    \m/
     
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    rying to decide between JG Ballard's "The Kindness Of Women" - the sequel to Empire Of The Sun - and Elmore Leonard's "Pronto" - I thought about trying Leonard because I liked the four movies i've seen of his books so far and I know the books are usually better than the films...
     
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    Will Rhode - "Paperback Raita". Recommended especially for those who travelled in India.
     
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    ventured back to the universe and started book 4, God Emperor of Dune, enthralling as all the others.
     
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    Just finished John Grisham's "The Bleachers" and am 15 pages from finishing "Band of Brothers" by Stephen E. Ambrose. Wondering what will be next ....
     
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    Too many books on the go right now.

    "Killing Hope" by William Blum
    "Sigma Protocol" by Ludlum
    "People's History of the US" by Howard Zinn
    "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William Shirer.
     
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