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Old 21-01-2008, 16:04   #1
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[book] What are you reading Part 3

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Have finished, after MONTHS (well 3) Pride and Prejudice



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I was cheap and got the Ł2 version.

good story, not a quick read due to the language, but enjoyable.

Now onto catcher in the rye by J D Salinger which i got as someone said YOU MUST HAVE A COPY IN THE HOUSE (some line from a mel gibson film )

really want I am legend next but shall wait for my birthday.

and got Shakespear secret for half price at smiths last week, looks da vinci ish. and 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
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I got Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story from the library. Seems very good so far...good ol' Orbie!

I saw that "Shakespeare Secret" thing in the shops t'other day CJ, like you said it appears to be totally ripping off The Da Vinci Code. Everything from the story (dark historical intrigue) to the cover...you can almost hear the author's thoughts: "Coo, the Da Vinci Code did well. Why don't I write something exactly the same? Who else is arty and famous. Shakepeare, he'll do. I'll call it The Shakespeare Code! No, I might get sued. Secret. That's it. The Shakespeare Secret. This time next year we'll be millionaires etc."
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Got a couple on the go at the moment.
Working through The Naked Jape by Jimmy Carr & Lucy Greeves. Quite an interesting look at jokes & humour and there's loads of one liners on every page as well.

Also reading The Whisperer in the Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft. I've read so many books and seen films that have been influenced by the Cthulhu mythos but never really read the original material. And as it's broken down into the individual stories it's easy to go through bit by bit.
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Coming to the end of Will Self's "Book of Dave"
Rather excellent so far. Not a fun book, but the premise is excellently explored.
Can be quite awkward to read to begin with due to the vernacular used but stick with it.
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Old 21-01-2008, 16:19   #5
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STILL reading Weaveworld by Clive Barker, been about 6 months now and I'm only 150 pages in. Not cos its a bad book, its one of my all time favourites, just that life has seriously got in the way of reading for the last 12 months. Would love to read more, but that means being in one place on my own for more than 5 minutes at a time - not likely at the moment!
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Old 21-01-2008, 16:20   #6
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Just about to start No Country For Old Men - want to read the book before I see the film.
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That Self book is really very good, tried one of his before and couldn't get into it but found 'book of dave' very readable if possibly a bit too long. Was clever but still zipped along story-wise.

Am currently reading 'why Globalisation works' by MArtin Wolf which is so far way too simplistic and stupidly biased. Pretty amazing that someone like that could end up as a leading FT journalist but at least it's interesting to see what you disagree with.

As this isn't exactly bedtime reading, I have just started 'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth, never read any of his before. Very well written but not sure how engaging the story will be
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Currently reading My Boring Ass Life - Kevin Smith

I must confess I am not really enjoying it that much, as it is pretty samey at the moment (as hinted by the title). I am sure the Mewes addiction stuff later on is more interesting, though. I might put it down for a couple of weeks then come back to it.

The next book I have to read is Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace, then I will probably read Feast for Crows to get me up to date with Song of Ice and Fire so far.

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Currently reading Spares by Michael Marshall Smith, enjoying it very much and currently on chapter 5.

Just finished Star Trek Movie Memories by William Shatner - a great and indepth look into the goings-on of the first 6 Trek movies.
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About a third of the way through Fatal Revenant, book 2 of the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
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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.
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Currently reading My Boring Ass Life - Kevin Smith

I must confess I am not really enjoying it that much, as it is pretty samey at the moment (as hinted by the title). I am sure the Mewes addiction stuff later on is more interesting, though. I might put it down for a couple of weeks then come back to it.
i got this for xmas and i must say i loved it, i thought it was pretty funny, having said that the mewes section on his addiction is possible the most readable part, worth sticking with for that!
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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.
Very good TV show it is too. ITV are going to show it soon.

I'm about to start Cormac McCarthys 'The Road'. It takes me that long to read a book nowadays that i want a head start on the film.
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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.
Good show and the books are good too, waiting for Dexter in the Dark to come out in paperback. The first book is the basis of the first season.
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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.
Must get that, loved both seasons of the TV show (although the end to season 1 I saw coming a mile off)
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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.
I'm half way through this myself, I knew it was a TV series but haven't seen any of it. Enjoying the novel.
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Old 21-01-2008, 18:35   #19
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Finished reading A Drink Before The War on Saturday. Really enjoyed it.

Will pick up the next in the series later this week.
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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.
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