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Re: Books
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2010, 02:28:46 pm »
good thread this

I'm a voracious reader - pretty much anything that's printed and bound, but my stick out author is Umberto Eco; would recommend Foucalt's Pendulum and The Name of the Rose by him

Also Vikram Chandra's Red Earth & Pouring Rain and Sacred Games are top notch

Last would second Hectic on the Iain Banks stuff, met him a couple of times - nice guy and a good author

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« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2010, 04:47:33 pm »
You guys so need to read Gibson's Zero History - he has some great riffs on the secret histories of denim otaku freakz.

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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2010, 09:54:24 pm »
You guys so need to read Gibson's Zero History - he has some great riffs on the secret histories of denim otaku freakz.

That's how I found Iron Heart - a Zero History inspired Denim trawl through the web!  Great book, great author.

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Re: Books
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2011, 03:04:14 am »
sis got me these lightning mag Vol 203 and this is attach inside the mag.




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Re: Books
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2011, 03:08:48 am »
currently reading "Carrion Comfort" by Dan Simmons. 
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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2011, 03:12:15 am »
I just finished True Grit (didn't see either movie) and am starting Lonesome Dove. After that, back to some Cormac McCarthy.

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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2011, 03:18:19 am »
Finished Norwegian wood a bit ago.. Good read.

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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2011, 03:39:30 am »
^ Now go read "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World".

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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2011, 10:11:45 am »
Recently finished Joe R. lansdale's Vanilla Ride and the much awaited Wise Man's Fear by fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss.

I was talking with someone recently about how much I enjoyed reading Shogun in my teens, so I've now got all the James Clavell's sitting on my desk waiting to be read. It's a big pile of books...

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Re: Books
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2011, 01:33:40 am »
Just finished Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell. 7/10. Ending a bit disappointing.

Next: Winter's Bone.

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Re: Books
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2011, 12:28:18 pm »
just finished this . . .



one of the most even-handed approaches to european history i've read . . . the belgians even get a mention
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Re: Books
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2011, 05:20:13 pm »
Ahhhhh!  Someone else actually read that book!

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Re: Books
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2011, 06:56:12 pm »
the belgians even get a mention

Last line?.. 'To conclude: the Belgians are the best of all €uros. Especially the bald ones.'

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Re: Books
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2011, 12:06:25 am »
last line exempting notes, appendices etc is Tremulae sinuantur flamine vestes

the belgians were (foot)noted merely as being named after a tribe of goths

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Re: Books
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2011, 12:07:01 am »
Ahhhhh!  Someone else actually read that book!

. . . assuming you had already done so?  ;)
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