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Old 01-02-2011, 18:59   #61
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light at the end

just finished this on the kindle, a great 80's vampire story about a group of social misfits who take on a vicious vampire in the subways of NY.
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Old 01-02-2011, 19:23   #62
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Just finished Dave Mustaine's Autobiography Good fun but a bit tame compared to the Dirt or similar.

Next up is Amexico : War Along The Borderline All about the now 4 year long Mexican war against the drug cartels. Should be interesting but grim reading.
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light at the end

just finished this on the kindle, a great 80's vampire story about a group of social misfits who take on a vicious vampire in the subways of NY.
Your surname is awesome

Did they ever make a film of this?
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Old 09-02-2011, 14:54   #64
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Me too, after reading The Visitor and realising there's a ton of stories before it...
Finished that excellent addition to the series a couple of weeks ago, now reading the 5th in the series, Echo Burning which so far for me is the weakest of the series but it is starting to come together now at about 80% in.
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:41   #65
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Just beginning Michael Moorcock's Mother London - a bit like the Pyat series but more readable ... I mean, conventional
Thought I'd come across an editing error in my copy, then I realised it had been mis-bound and is missing pages 120 - 180 appx

I don't suppose anyone has the text electronically and can email me the missing bit...?
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Old 10-02-2011, 17:19   #66
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Thought I'd come across an editing error in my copy, then I realised it had been mis-bound and is missing pages 120 - 180 appx

I don't suppose anyone has the text electronically and can email me the missing bit...?
let me look in my book collection when I get home.. may be able to send you the actual book not 100% sure I have that particular book I may though as I do have a fair pile of moorcock.

I had a book like this once.. misbound and repeated about 100 pages and missed out a further 100.. read the book past the error and couldn't figure out (a) why I had this funny feeling I'd read it before and (b) why it suddenly jumped and why some characters had died and others appeared without introduction..

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Thanks Pete - you're a star. Have a garland of Martian fire roses on me
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:22   #69
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Thanks Pete - you're a star. Have a garland of Martian fire roses on me
Had a look on my shelves last night no sign of it.. BUT I am 98% convinced I have this in the box of unopened books shipped from Aberdeen (Also "missing" my entire Dick collection... erm.. Philip K. Dick that is )

Dick and Moorcock.. (bad combination.. sorry) along with my Asimov, Clarke and Banks are the books I'd never throw away so I'll get the boxes out of storage and crack them open ! I'll stick it in the post as soon as I can !
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Finished Lee Child's Echo Burning last night (Jack Reacher #5). Probably the weakest so far but the last 20% (Kindle) or so were pretty good.
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just started The Obelisk by Howard Gordon (writer on '24' and 'X Files')

doesn't seem too different to an ep of 24 - enjoyable tosh
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Currently reading Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks. A cracking piece of space opera.
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I'm re-reading Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land - a book I thoroughly enjoyed in my early 20s. It is remarkable as much for its creation of Jubal's home and its inhabitants, as for anything else, and Valentine Michael Smith is a classic SF creation. This novel remains a page-turner.
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Been reading Charles Stross' Halting State over the weekend. Really enjoying it.
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I finally finished The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett. It took me a while to get through, I really struggled with it at the start as nothing of much interest seems to happen for a long time, and I was nearing the halfway point before it finally hooked me.

Once it did, it was very difficult to put down. A really exciting story, very nicely realised world.
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what are you reading (thread 4)

I'm reading a few atm I'm going through Harry potter and the deathly hallows again because of the films, the strain by Guillermo del toro and life the universe and everything by Douglas Adams
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Finished Halting State, really enjoyed it. Now working my way through "Diversifications" a superb collection of 16 short stories from James Lovegrove. This volume collects his entire short story output from the late 90's until 2008.
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currently "reading" 501 Must see movies or as I like to call it .. the "Got it, got it, need it" game

(picked it up cheap at a charity shop!)
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Just finished reading all 14 Reacher books - enjoyed them (otherwise I wouldn't have kept reading) but they are a bit formulaic - I guess there's only so much you can do in that field

And he doesn't half keep churning em out!
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Just about finished "Holy Machine" by Simon Beckett which I am really enjoying. He deals similar questions as Philip Dick (What is it that makes us human?) and also explores religious fundamentalism. A very thoughtful book. I notice from the publication history that this was published in the US some years ago, surprised that given the quality its taken so long to reach our shores (especially as the author lives here in the UK). Perhaps there isn't the market for (new authors) writing intelligent sci-fi?
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