Which book(s) are you currently reading?

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by psj3809 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:47 pm

Feel so thick hearing some of the 'clever' books on this thread people are reading.

I'm 'ahem' reading Judge Dredd - the complete case files - Book 10

And no its not a comic, its a 'graphic novel' ! Theres a difference ! ;)

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:53 pm

merman wrote:"By Permission of Heaven - the story of the Great Fire of London" by Adrian Tinniswood

It's a part of history I didn't study at school, and this is a fascinating book. There's a lot of background about what was happening just before the fire started, vivid descriptions of the battle to fight the fire, and then the story of how the capital was rebuilt.
Lol, I just read multiple articles on wikipedia about that recently. helped me find out that the tower I went up when I was on a scout visit to London when I was 11 or 12, is actually to commemorate the fire. For years I thought it'd just been some weird random monument. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_t ... _of_London
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:05 pm

neuromancer wrote:
merman wrote:"By Permission of Heaven - the story of the Great Fire of London" by Adrian Tinniswood

It's a part of history I didn't study at school, and this is a fascinating book. There's a lot of background about what was happening just before the fire started, vivid descriptions of the battle to fight the fire, and then the story of how the capital was rebuilt.
That sounds good, I think I'll track that down.

Same here - just bought it off Play (used) £4 for hardback inc p+p
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by rtrgrl78 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:32 am

I'm reading 'Paranoia' by Joseph Finder, it's a real nail biting on the edge kind of book. It's the first book I've read by Joseph Finder, and only got it by chance as it was on offer at my local supermarket for like £2! what an ace read am getting in return! Will check out more of this guys other stuff.
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Sputryk » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:54 pm

Midnight - Dean Koontz. Again. After once more 'spoiling' myself whilst reading his terrifyer Watchers, I felt the need to re-read some more of his older works that I have. And Midnight is a good 'un! :D

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by felgekarp » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:01 pm

Picked up the Dark Horse Aliens Omnibus volumes 4, 5 and 6 and Terminator Omnibus volumes 1 and 2 this week so I'm working my way through those at the moment.
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by koopa42 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:20 pm

Am reading Watchmen graphic novel, I missed the whole Watchmen thing when it was originally released

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by felgekarp » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:39 pm

How are you finding it so far?
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Shinobi » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:50 pm

psj3809 wrote:Feel so thick hearing some of the 'clever' books on this thread people are reading.

I'm 'ahem' reading Judge Dredd - the complete case files - Book 10

And no its not a comic, its a 'graphic novel' ! Theres a difference ! ;)
I've been reading the earlier Judge Dread graphic novel up my friends.. I like the Judge Death story as he kills everybody who's alive as he said the living commit crimes.. I know that female Judge traps his soul but does he come back in any of the later books, as I can't get into that Mega City civil war things?

Been trying to read American Gods but a little weird by even my standars
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by RetroRik » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:35 am

I've just started reading the Chevy Chase book.. "Im Chevy Chase...And Your Not."

Wow, i had no idea he and his brothers and sisters had such a bad childhood.. :(

Just getting into his early career now... Its a good read so far. :D

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by MC1 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:15 pm

I've just finished 'When the Lion feeds' by WIlbur Smith.

Read it years ago but it is still class.
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:19 pm

Espedair Street by Ian Banks then on to Necrophenia by Sir Robert of Rankin.
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by neuromancer » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:01 pm

I haven't quite finished Coupland's Life After God, and have now picked up Haunted by James Herbert (I haven't read this for at least 15 years).

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Megamixer » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:16 am

The Spear by James Herbert.

Is it just me or do all of his books have highly detailed, lengthly sex scenes? It's like porn for bookworms :?
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by mohicankid » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:35 am

yes they do!
quite a few are taboo too!


i'm currently making my way through the 100 greatest novels on the ds...on oliver twist now!...i've read most of them before, but a lot of them were dumbed down kids versions...its nice to read them in their orrigional format...easier than a real book too!

just read moab is my washpot...stephen fry's book about his life in boarding school...a verry good read but not advised if you have a problem with homosexuality!
also just finnished walking a golden mile..by Darren Mathews aka william regal...i loved this book as i personaly know or know of a lot of the people he talks about in the earlyer chapters of his book! :D
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