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Discussion in 'General' started by Weekly_Estimate, 7 Nov 2010.

  1. Ferino

    Ferino Active Member

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    Prince of thorns and the follow ups, king and emperor are all outstanding. Been listening to them on the commute too and from work, love the setting and Jorg is a brilliant character. Can't wait for prince of fools to come out.
    Also a big fan of the king killer chronicles, something about rothfuss just keeps me turning the pages even when little of consequence or importance seems to be happening.
     
  2. walle

    walle Well-Known Member

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    1001 Inventions - The enduring legacy of muslim civilization, third edition.
     
  3. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Winston Churchill - The Second World War

    Picked it up on a charity stall a while ago and have only just gotten round to reading it. By it, I mean them - all six volumes.
     
  4. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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    Ubuntu unleashed 2012
     
  5. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Just bought the new Discworld book, Raising Steam..
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Peter F. Hamilton: The Great North Road.
     
  7. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Still working through Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. Loving it, just getting way too little time to read.
     
  8. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    1984 - George Orwell
    Tuhoe: Portrait of a nation

    Recently: World War Z
     
  9. Auxilliary

    Auxilliary Crashes into space stations

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    At the minute: Peter F. Hamilton - Judas Unchained

    but recently I have also read;

    Frank Herbert - Dune
    Frank Herbert - Dune Messiah
    Peter F. Hamilton - Pandora's Star
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The Home Computer Wars by Michael S. Tomczyk, once Jack Tramiel's right-hand man at Commodore International. Published in 1984 (First Edition First Printing, collectors!) it promises to tell an insider's story of the rise of Commodore up to Tramiel's ouster then a brief mention of Atari's rebirth under his auspice. I'm hoping it'll help fill in a few gaps left by Commodore: A Company on the Edge by Bruce Bagnall. And, with luck, to fill the hole in my heart left by Bagnall's cancellation of its sequel, The Amiga Years.
     
  11. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    I don't know exactly how it happened, but I've begun reading the Popol Vuh. Quite fascinating how many cultures and civilisations are completely left out of our western-(more specifically Europe-)centric view of history (that's taught in schools).
     
  12. Ganiy

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    Not a definite book, but I gather information about blogging. That is not only what books say, but articles, forum suggestions. Much information should be studied by me.
     
  13. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I'm now on Ben Aaronovitch's third book in the Peter Grant series. Most enjoyable!
     
  14. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I am currently ploughing through John Le Carré's book.

    God damn.
     
  15. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    I've finally finished book 7 of The Wheel of Time (A Crown of Swords). I started book 8, which is Path of Daggers. At Christmas I got the box set of A Song of Ice and Fire (though I've read all of the books already). I also bought a "keep calm and read on" bookmark, because why not!
     
  16. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Last week I finished (fiction)
    John Fante - Ask the Dusk
    (I've read "wait for spring, bandini" before, I find this one better)
    (classic Novel, really well written)

    This week I started (non-fiction)
    John Navarro - What every body is saying
    It's about what our automatic nonverbal communication reveals about our feelings/emotions/intentions. Didn't expect too much of this, but it's prooving a very interesting read. Will probably read this again in a few months.
     
  17. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Necro revival.
    Just finished the wheel of time, and the ending made up for the slow build up midway through the series. It felt like a lot happened pretty quickly, but I'm pretty happy with the series. At no point did I feel like it was dragging on too much, though some people did feel that way.

    Not sure what I want to jump into next, think maybe a trilogy before I dive into another larger series. I already know what I want to read, its just deciding which to start.
     
  18. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    Re-re-re-re-reading Nivens Ringworld saga (not including Protector) - about a third into Engineers.
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Just finished:

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane --Neil Gaiman

    If you like that series, you'll like the Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka.


    Also just read: The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson. Like The 100-year Old Man who Climbed out of his Window and Disappeared it's a good laugh.
     
  20. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    I've just read books 1-4, one after the other. Absolutely loved them.

    Have also recently read "The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August" by Claire North; really enjoyed it, an excellent twist on time travel.

    I'm now half way through 'The Long Mars' by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter. I'm enjoying the series, but not sure how much Terry is involved in the writing.
     

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