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Other Books you are currently reading?

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

  1. IamJudd

    IamJudd Modder

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    46 years old and only just found the delights of Neil Gaiman. Consider myself an enlightened heathen!

    Norse Mythology
    Sandman
    American Gods (plus the two Shadow Moon stories)
    Neverwhere
    Stardust

    Have just ordered Preacher by Garth Ennis... loving the TV show and, again, fallen for the bravado of Joseph Gilgun as Rudy in Misfits never thinking he would fill Robert Sheehan’s comic relief shoes as Nathan - then reading that, as Cassidy, he steals every scene and when Seth Rogen was casting, felt that the role was written for this Lancashire lad! Joyous!
     
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    Neil is one of those authors you can read anywhere and be entertained. He's not such a great singer as I found out when he was pulled on stage by his wife whose show I attended some years ago.
     
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    That's funny - I recently watched a doc about him on Prime - his softly spoken musings are extremely good and I was quite taken with his attitude.
     
  4. Almightyrastus

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    Oh yes, his Norse Mythology book is awesome, had so much fun reading that even if all the stories are basically the same: something happens, probably Loki's fault, threaten to kill him just in case until he fixes it...
     
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    You forgot Thor eating and drinking everybody else under the table.
     
  6. satisfiedwimp

    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    I'm nearing the end of Ant Kind, the debut novel from Charlie Kaufman, which has been exactly as crazy/weird/funny/philosophical as you might expect. It's almost impossible to describe, but I really recommend it to anyone who's a fan of his films.

    An elevator pitch might describe it as Synecdoche New York meets A Confederacy of Dunces meets Anthony Burgess' Enderby Trilogy meets Marx Brothers. It's as happy going high-brow as it is lamping you with dumb puns and slapstick tomfoolery. There's existentialism, science fiction, horror, social commentary, political commentary, film criticism... Just so many aspects all working in tandem. It's been a such long time since I read and enjoyed something this unique.
     
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    Gave "We should all be feminists" a read yesterday lunchtime which was good and now hoping to read "Stonelifting".

    Really got out of the habit of reading so hoping to get back into it.
     
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    Finished the book and loved it. Just like everything else be Sylvain Neuvel he strikes a perfect balance of adventure, humour, science, and politics for me.

    Next up.... probably Red Widow by Alma Katsu, once it arrives. To bridge me over I'll finally read The Three Jokers.
     
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    Never heard him sign but I do like his readings. I have listened to audio books of N.G. reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Stardust.
     
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    You're not really missing out. And while I can't get into audio books at all I definitely agree he has a nice reading voice.
     
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    Splinter Cell Blacklist: Aftermath. I think I enjoyed the book as much if not more so than the campaign in the game!
     

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