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Old 21-01-2008, 19:13   #21
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really enjoying Darkly dreaming Dexter which I got from Play.com
Didnt realise it is also a TV series until I googled a minute ago.
also got for xmas and will be read very soon.

I should count my books this year, sure its around 100 each year (one every 3-4 days)
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Old 21-01-2008, 23:41   #22
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That sounds similar to the amount I used to read, now alas I seem to read maybe 20 or so a year, mainly when I really get into one (if i'm enjoying it and undisturbed I can read solidly for hours with just tea and pit stops).
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I'm currently reading Terry Goodkind's Chainfire which is book 9 in the Sword of Truth series, i'm starting to find them a bit samey - although i'm going to read the last two books as well

After that it's the Dune series for me.
Not wanting to put you off or anything, but the last two are worse, far worse!!

I almost gave up half way through the last one and really wished I had!
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Not wanting to put you off or anything, but the last two are worse, far worse!!

I almost gave up half way through the last one and really wished I had!
See, I really enjoyed the last one, apart from the last couple of chapters...
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really want I am legend next but shall wait for my birthday.

also got and read The Unquiet by John connolly which was another charlie parker book and was so-so. Far better than the rubbish P cornwall, book of the Dead

Reading The Unquiet at the moment and have Book of the Dead to read - any new Scarpetta book I just have to read - can;t help it, even if it's crap!

as for I am Legend, I can send you my copy if you like?
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barefoot soldier .. a true life story that reads like a hollywood film this guy is amazing and truly deserved the V.C. he got.....
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half way through dexter and its exactly like the tv show so far. Which is abit boring if you watched the tv show. I would have loved it if hadn't watched the show so hopefully books 2&3 will be new and fresh.

Thanks Headstar, think mum has got it for me already
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After that it's the Dune series for me.
I usually read Dune at least once every 2 years or so, very engrossing book. Book 2 was alright, but book 3 was also really good IMO. After that they kinda tailed off

The US TV adaptation of Children of Dune (book 3) is actually 2 and 3 together, if you ever watch it.
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The World Without Us

What would happen if Humans dissapeared overnight.
That looks interesting - what does it read like - a fiction type book or more of a non fiction newspaper style?

Currently reading the already mentioned Thomas Covenant Runes of the Earth, and really struggling to get interested, despite loving all the earlier ones. So much so in fact that I am also reading Robert Ryan's After Midnight again!
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I've not long finished the Mission Song by John Le Carre, I'm now reading Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis.
Always looking for new ones to put on my "to read" pile
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That looks interesting - what does it read like - a fiction type book or more of a non fiction newspaper style?

Currently reading the already mentioned Thomas Covenant Runes of the Earth, and really struggling to get interested, despite loving all the earlier ones. So much so in fact that I am also reading Robert Ryan's After Midnight again!
They certainly aren't as easy as the first couple of chronicles, but I enjoyed the first and am enjoying the second

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Thanks Headstar, think mum has got it for me already
no worries

Give me a shout if she doesn't deliver the goods!
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Old 23-01-2008, 22:11   #33
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the bitch will be slapped, its on my Amazon UK wishlist

right, finished darkly dreaming dexter and i enjoyed it but not that much as its pretty much the same as season 1 of the tv show but


am hoping the next 2 are a plot i don't already know.
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Don't think book 2 resembles season 2. Not seen season 2 yet, but i'm sure from the dexter thread in the tv forum that it's a different idea.
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almost finished reading Alex Haley's ROOTS - £6.99 @ Play. Hardly needs any introduction, been on my list for a long while. Enjoyed the long first section set in Africa, and later years really gets you in the minds of the characters of the time. Need to wait for the dvd boxset to become cheaper now !

And anyone that enjoyed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time might want to check out Carry Me Down by M.J.Hyland, only £3.94+pp at Amazon. It's told through the eyes of a 12-year old boy, growing up in 1971 in Ireland, but feels grittier than Incident.
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now trying to finish Jpod by D coupland, which is a weird book about EA employees in Vancouver and has random pages with random words on. And some trippy scenes - like


The very nasty whsmiths are doing the new Harlan Cobden The woods for £3.99, so I must buy it. DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!
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now trying to finish Jpod by D coupland, which is a weird book about EA employees in Vancouver and has random pages with random words on. And some trippy scenes - like
I was pretty disappointed with Jpod after having loved Microserfs so much (Jpod being a kind of loose followup). Too cynical and structureless (I admit I was probably missing the point, of course...)

Just finished I Am Legend, which I enjoyed just about as much as any book I've ever read. Get it! (I've even linked to a nice copy without Big Willy on the cover )

More hardcore sci-fi action next - I'm finally getting around to doing Roadside Picnic, the novel the film Stalker was based on.
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Old 25-01-2008, 11:38   #38
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i have told my mum i WANT big willy on the front

hope she takes that the right way

someone said jpod is being shown on US tv so may come to the UK soon.
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I had no idea it had been adapted for telly.

Wow, this looks spectacularly bad... http://www.cbc.ca/jpod/
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The very nasty whsmiths are doing the new Harlan Coben The woods for £3.99, so I must buy it. DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!
And damn you Ms. Anderson!!!111 Because of your post I had to see if Sainsbury's had it for the same price! And they did!
Another on the to-read pile!!!!!

I'm lovin' 'Postmortem' by Patricia Cornwell right now!

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