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Post by GetDexter » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:48 am

Had 'The Michael Palin Diaries' Vol1 for Christmas. Having been a long time admirer of Python after being introduced to them by a friend in the mid 80's, this book was right up my street. Palin is very open and honest (clearly never foreseeing a day when his diaries may be published) and his thought processes and insights as to his working relationships with the other Pythons are fascinating. Even when he writes about the day to day minutae of everyday life, he makes it interesting and witty!

So, what are you guys reading at the moment ?
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Post by felgekarp » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:24 am

Just started reading The Spectrum Book by Andrew Rollings this morning.
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Post by P-Head » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:25 am

The Blue Eyed Salaryman by Niall Murtaugh. This guy gave up being a world traveller to become a lifer at Mitsubishi. It's pretty good, quite insightful into the way big business in Japan works too.

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Post by necronom » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:42 am

No books at the moment. I'm still trying to catch up on RG - I should finish 31 today.

Books I have waiting to be read:

Web Site Story - Robert Rankin.
The Winston Effect.
The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey.

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Post by psj3809 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:03 am

felgekarp wrote:Just started reading The Spectrum Book by Andrew Rollings this morning.
Gutted ! I'm still waiting for mine !!! Must be in the last batch (doh !)

Cant wait for it, hope he does another one

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Post by felgekarp » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:17 am

psj3809 wrote:
felgekarp wrote:Just started reading The Spectrum Book by Andrew Rollings this morning.
Gutted ! I'm still waiting for mine !!! Must be in the last batch (doh !)

Cant wait for it, hope he does another one
All good things come to those who wait. When I got the package the other day I had no idea what it was and then when I realised what it could be I couldn't tear the packaging off fast enough :D
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Post by psj3809 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:26 am

So far from what i've seen on the net the format etc looks to be excellent.

Anyway back to books, i'm still reading the Judge Dredd graphic novel collections, got up to Vol 6 at the moment. Very good they are

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Post by dr_bob » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:48 am

P-Head wrote:The Blue Eyed Salaryman by Niall Murtaugh. This guy gave up being a world traveller to become a lifer at Mitsubishi. It's pretty good, quite insightful into the way big business in Japan works too.
Oddly enough the author of that is a relation (uncle? 2nd cousin? something like that ) of a mate of mine , only heard about the book a week or so ago ...must have a look.

Currently rereading Tim Moore's travel books at the moment (a very funny read and well worth look).He was one of the lads who did digitiser (Mr Hairs? I think??)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:07 am

Started reading Incompetence by Rob Grant last night. Only a few pages in, so hard to give any real impression. So far, its a bit Douglas Adams, though not as clever or as funny. I assume its building toward something bigger a few chapters in.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:14 am

For the last month I have been reading:
The Official DSA theory test for drivers of large vehicles....

Interesting stuff, if you want to drive a bus... :?

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Post by psj3809 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:15 am

Sounds good. Dont tell me the ending though and spoil it

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:26 am

Currently reading - psj3809's sig. LOL
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Post by psj3809 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:29 am

Well i dont mean to pick on the fella but i'm still totally stunned a month later someone thinks that

Whenever she comes on TV i think of Mr Flagg !

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Post by bolda » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:43 am

I'm part-way through "Green Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson. I read "Red Mars" years ago and made a start on "Green Mars" but gave up on it quite early. I just re-read "Red Mars" and am determined stick at "Green Mars" this time as I've got a copy "Blue Mars" ready to be read.

Now, can anyone else compose a sentence with as many "red"s and "read"s!? :D
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Post by djcarlos » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:42 am

Just finishing "Words & Music" by Paul Morley (absolute genius from start to finish...it should be required reading at school), and about to start "The Ultimate History Of Video Games" by Steven L. Kent (thanks for the recommendation RG, and thanks to the wife for getting it me for Christmas!)

Hopefully "TUHOVG" will be as great as Morley's journey into the pop paradox of the last century.
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