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  1. hyder

    hyder horrible horrible horrible

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    Conquistadors by Michael Wood

    Good history book. I try to alternate fiction and non-fiction otherwise I end up reading nothing but history.

    Gonna move onto Ulysses by James Joyce next because it will make me seem smarter.
     
  2. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I've just returned from a two week holiday with two days of long haul flights either end so lots of book have been read!

    Born to Run. - An amazing book that came about when the author wanted to know why he always got injured running. While looking for answers he meets an amazing cast of characters and a Mexican tribe who run 48 hour 200+ mile races for fun. The book then explores human physiology and evolution and the evidence that as a species we are highly developed long distance runners and the modern running shoe is very bad for our health. This is a really inspiring read and a well written and exciting story which i implore you all to buy.

    The zombie survival guide - A load of boring dross.

    World War Z - A novel about the zombie apocalypse written by the author of the Zombie survival guide. Unlike his previous work this is actually very good and is written as a collection of accounts told by survivors of the zombie invasion.

    Angels and Daemons, The Divinci Code and The Lost Symbol. I read the trilogy on holiday and they are entertaining page turners while being completely rubbish at the same time. The book equivalent of the holywood action flick but it is basically the same story 3 times over. Harvard prof with female love interest defeats mad man from secret organisation. The Divinci code is definetly the weakest of the three imo.

    One Day - A novel following the lives of two people who met in university and details one day of their lives every year. Not my normal type of book but it was cheap on the kindle so i took a chance and actually enjoyed it. It's a slow burner but enjoyable when it gets going and has a very moving ending. This will definitely be made into a rubbish chick flick.

    Why does E=MC2 - Currently reading this and finding it quite interesting. Co-written by Prof Brian Cox of mysteries of the universe fame.
     
  3. BRAWL

    BRAWL Dead and buried.

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    Just finished: The Founding by Dan Abnett
    Reading: The First Heretic by <no idea, to update later lol>

    Total Warhammer fan, Read pretty much all the 40K stuff the past year I can, with the addition of Frankie Boyle, Dara O'Briain, Richard Dawkins and a few others mid-year!

    40K books are good actually, very military, very imaginative, missed my stop on friday because of the end of "Necropolis"
     
  4. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Not feeling the love for it so far.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Took me a while to get into it, too.

    I felt like the characters had all been established without telling the reader at first, but about two thirds of the way through the book I was in love with 'em all.
     
  6. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Fixed. :p

    Top book tough. :thumb:
     
  7. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    CPC, does that count?
     
  8. PBear23

    PBear23 What's a Dremel?

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    Have it sat on my pile, need to get round to it!!
     
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  9. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Good choice, you're going to be hooked from now on. :D
     
  10. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    The difference Engine (william gibson and bruce sterling) Really good book so far, its generally considered one of the first steampunk books.

    Just finished reading:

    Ghosts of Manhattan - It's basically a steampunk version of batman, once i got past just how similar it was to batman, it got really good. - also, I want hidden arm mounted flechette guns.

    EDIT: I also started reading Dune, but honestly, was not wow'd by it, got about a chapter in and just gave up.
     
  11. Jimbob94

    Jimbob94 What's a Dremel?

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    Just finished Godel, Escher,Bach:An Eternal Golden Braid AWESOME :D
    Now reading transition by Ian M. Banks, another amazing book
    Also, I loved Dune (have only read the first one)
     
  12. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    A collection of stories by Franz Kafka. Can't remember the exact title, but I'm sure there are various such compilations.

    Not really a book, being a compilation of smaller works, but being able to read either a 20 page story, or a handful of 1-2 page stories a night fits my schedule well.
     
  13. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    martian time-slip - philip k. dick

    i finished reading "Dune" not too long ago, i <3 it.
     
  14. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    How many of you are reading e-book editions whether it's iPad/Kindle?

    Sam
     
  15. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Just finished reading Frankie Boyle's auto biography - My S**t Life So Far. Pretty damn funny and interesting stuff.

    About a third of the way through Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett. Not my favourite of his novels, but definitely up there.

    Honestly, I'm a bit a more focused on writing my story for NaNoWriMo. I'm a little behind right now, as I had two gigs on saturday and sunday. I'm about 4,500 words behind right now, but I intend to make up the difference over the next two nights.
     
  16. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    The Gates of Darkness - Raymond E Feist
     
  17. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    No you git
     
  18. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I shall wear Midnight (Terry Pratchett)
    Deathnote (vol 1)
    and I'm about to start reading Innocent Mage (Karren Miller) once I've finished Midnight.
     
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  19. Jimbob94

    Jimbob94 What's a Dremel?

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    Deathnote is a very good, interesting series :thumb:
    Have just got out Paradox by John Meaney, has anyone else read it:confused:
     
  20. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    Wait until you get to Thud
     

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