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

  1. thom804

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    Not reading, but listening to The Horus Heresy series in it's entirety during my lengthy commutes.

    Read the first 6 books a couple of years ago, and loved them. Some of the narrators in the audiobooks are fantastic at adding another dimension, though.
     
  2. perplekks45

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    Really great read! Got the weirdest of looks on the train, though. I bought it in Barcelona, so I didn't get the censored German version without the swastika. Didn't occur to me until I saw people staring at the guy reading a red book with a swastika on the cover... me. :D
     
  3. Arboreal

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    Currently gripped by Daemon by Daniel Suarez... Complex plot involving computers, software and murder :D
     
  4. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    Edgar Rice Burrows : The Warlord of Mars.

    I kindled for free "the complete ERB" I don't know if it is or not, but a) the order is frelled (I may have mentioned this when I was back on Tarzan) and b) it was for the Barsoom saga that I wanted it, and it begins (with the third book!!!) at 78%.

    The man was a fairly prolific writer... not Ike Asimov prolific... buy yea, I've read a lot of stuff I didn't really mean to, in all sorts of funny orders. Though I'm making sure I read the Barsoom saga in the correct order.
     
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    The Living and the Dead in Winsford - Hakan Nesser

    Finished recently:

    Beautiful You - Chuck Palahniuk
    The Hand that feeds You - A.J. Rich
    World Gone By - Denis Lehane
     
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    Finished Nesser, started Cold Courage - Pekka Hiltunen this morning.
     
  7. Journeyer

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    Just finished Ultima by Stephen Baxter, and Inquisition by Alfredo Colitto.
    Now I've started Reading Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson.
     
  8. jrduquemin

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    Figure Of Hate (A Crowner John Mystery) by Bernard Knight

    This is the 9th book in a series of 12 I believe and they're set in Exeter in 1195/96
     
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    I want to read all books by Tess Gerritsen! I absolutely love her thrillers.
     
  10. Andy Mc

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    Is anyone else doing the Goodreads challenge this year? If so what are your goals?

    I'm aiming for 24 books and have currently done 14. Oops, Audible and 3 hours in a car a day have their benefits it seems.
     
  11. tyepye

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    Not doing the challenge but so far read 7 books this year via Audible.

    So will aim for 25 based off that, but will probably end up being closer to 15-20! Commute to work is great for Audible :)
     
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    I do the challenge. My goal is 52 books in 2016, that means 1 book a week. Until april it went good, now I have a backlog :(
     
  13. perplekks45

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    Recently-ish finished:

    Masters of Doom
    Shades of Grey
    Cold Courage
    Black Noise
    Bazaar of Bad Dreams
    SevenEves
    End of Watch
    City of Mirrors

    Graphic novels:

    Wytches Vol. 1
    Outcast Vol. 1-3
    Neonomicon

    Currently reading:

    Ender's Game
    The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism
     
  14. EvilMerc

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    Currently on Cibola Burn; book four of The Expanse. Of the four I've read so far this has grabbed me least but still a decent read. Onto Nemesis Games after this.

    Once I've got as far as I can with that series I'm back to my favourite author Peter F Hamilton, his newest book, The Night Without Stars, is out in September so I want to re-read the preceding book (for the third time!) to enjoy it fully. Can't wait!
     
  15. tyepye

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    Cibola Burn is definitely the weakest of the books, but Nemesis Games is a fantastic return to form - my favourite so far.

    Read a few things over the last month or so:

    Long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambers - good book set in space in the future, Firefly like in terms of crew, not much action to it, more character stories and world building but I enjoyed it.

    Read a couple more of the Jodi Taylor's St Mary's series - enjoy this series, a don't have to pay much attention read.

    Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman - was funny but never really got properly into it.

    Now re-reading the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde - my favourite book series.
     
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    Given that I hugely enjoyed Shades of Grey by him, how does it compare to the Thursday Next series? Same style, same kind of characters, ...?
     
  17. Flibblebot

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    Thursday Next is completely different to Shades of Grey - still cerebral (lots of literary puns and in-jokes), but more humour and lots more action. When SoG came out, it didn't sell very well because lots of people were expecting something more akin to Thursday Next or Nursery Crimes.
     
  18. perplekks45

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    Thank you very much, I am sold. :thumb:

    //edit: ordered the first two books in the Thursday Next series yesterday, will probably start reading them tomorrow when they arrive.
     
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    The Second World War by Anthony Beevor
     
  20. tyepye

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    Beaten to it by Flibblebot but wholeheartedly agree. Also don't be put off by the mentions of the classics etc that are in the book. Hasn't spoilt my reading of them - although I suspect if you have read them you might get a few more of the jokes.
     

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