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General Chat Thread, What are you reading at the moment? in General; Originally Posted by sted ms course books a good cure for insomnia lol and if reading fails they are heavy ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    ms course books a good cure for insomnia lol and if reading fails they are heavy enough to knock you out lol
    Have to admit - this one is actually quite interesting! It was the ITIL Foundation one that was just so incredibly dull and boring - it was when I fell asleep on the tube and nearly missed my stop, I decided it was time to give up and read something better!

    Highly recommend John Grisham, and Warm Bodies the novel is really good too!

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    just about to start Gears of War: The Slab, then I've already bought the hobbit to read after Gears.

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    Am almost finished reading Ann Cleeves Shetland series and have loved it.

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    I am currently rereading "The lord of the rings". In winter I saw the "Hobbit. An unexpected journey" and wanted to refresh all the story in my mind. So where the Hobbit is, there is The lord of the rings I think these books are much deeper as some people may think. They are based on eternal topics like love, friendship, kindness, evil, peace and war, vices and so on. But at the same time these stories are rather lyrical becouse of poems, songs, legends that are there. That is why I love them so much.
    Basically, I love hostorical novels and dramas. I love english, french and american literature. Jack London, Ch. Dickens, V. Hugo, J.Ostin and many others. I love how authors show their time, their historical epochs, people and characters.

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    Having finished reading a bunch of awesome but slightly obscure sci-fi/fantasy books I thought I'd give the new Dan Brown a try - Garbage. I'm hating it. Reading it is like wading through mud. The writing is trite and cliché, clunky and difficult to engage with. If I could get a refund on a Kindle book I would... (actually, I might check if that is even possible...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    Having finished reading a bunch of awesome but slightly obscure sci-fi/fantasy books
    What were these? I'm always looking for good sci-fi to read!

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    Bought World War Z and The Reluctant Fundamentalist on Friday, both are good reads.
    Finished The Last Man by Vince Flynn on Sunday on the drive back from camp - good book and like the main character too.
    Also managed to get a hold of an old copy of Animal Farm which I'm just flicking through now - seems appropriate for work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC_Tom_M View Post
    I'm always looking for good sci-fi to read!
    I've just read Simon Morden's Petrovitch trilogy (it was on special offer on Amazon) - science fiction, with lots of swearing (in Russian). I'm now on the fourth book in the trilogy (?), where things are getting a bit daft - the hero of the story has already invented anti-gravity, zero-point energy and hard AI but is still running around the place getting shot at rather than using any of his inventions to full effect. Still makes for a good read, though, even if half the fun is spotting the inconsistancies in the physics involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC_Tom_M View Post
    What were these? I'm always looking for good sci-fi to read!
    I'm a bit of a sucker for the Takashi Kovacs series from Richard Morgan - brutal, weird and downright graphic in places but I can't seem to put them down. I get pulled into the world without even trying. I also just finished reading the Magicians series by Lev Grossman - very obscure and odd and I will admit the first two were better than the last but again I was gripped. I ADORE the Hunger Games trilogy and have a re-read of that fairly frequently but somehow I stumbled across the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson - thoroughly loved this too. Blake Charleton's 'Spellwright' series is good. Not even sure if it's an adult book but I enjoyed them all the same - just missing book 3 :-( Don't think it's been published yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    that is an amazing book. I like all that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote. his books are hard to read because of emotions that they karry and embarrasement for our country's past, but very informative and touching. It is history

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    Just started on Rucker's "WhiteLight". Read the first quarter last night... hooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    Solzhenitsyn is a brilliant author and inspirational human rights activist IMHO - I recently read The Cancer Ward Cancer Ward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and can recommend that one too. It's been a long time since I read Denisovich though so will have to hunt that down and read it again...

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    The Cancer Ward is on the "next to read" pile

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    Well, Dan Brown's new book started to go down hill, and fast. I've given up on it and have resumed A Game Of Thrones instead.

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