What Are You Reading Now.

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  1. Kenosha Kid

    Kenosha Kid Active Member

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    I once quit TV as an experiment because I felt it was a time-sink. The TV licensing letters were so persistent and threatening I haven't had a TV license since. That was almost 15 years ago.

    They've been knocking on my door here every couple of weeks. I told them I didn't want one and told them why. They knocked on again a few weeks ago and my gf spoke to them. They told her I'd been marked as 'uncooperative'.

    Can you imagine anyone else getting away with trying to sell a product or service with this much aggression ?

    Anyway, rant over. I'm reading Transit, the second in Rachel Cusk's Outline trilogy. It's very good :)
     
  2. dbesim

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    Did you mispost this one here? I think it belongs in the ‘’six word story’’ thread. :superidea:
     
  3. Moon

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    The Illustrated Man. Brought it from this random book vendor off the street for two dollars.
     
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    Tristram Shandy - famous comic masterpiece from the 1730s. The first line is brilliant but I don’t understand the rest of the page. ‘Go again’ tomorrow..
     
  5. Mink

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    I finished this book.

    My thoughts can be summed up as: good book, but also a disappointing one as well.

    Now I'm onto "Assassin's Creed: Renaissance". Even with it's faulty writing structure (two paragraphs have literally been one long sentence each), I at least know what to expect and I enjoy it.
     
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    J. M. Coetzee, Inner Workings: Literary Essays 2000-2005. Amusingly enough, has a chapter on Robert Musil (specifically The Confusions of Young Torless).
     
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    The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke at the moment. It's only my second of his works, but I'm still blown away by how far ahead of his time he was.
     
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  8. Moon

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    Its that time of the year. Time to pick up the Scott Pilgrim series and blow through it in a week.
     
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    I've been reading comics, mostly from DC's Rebirth initiative. That's partly for research for my current project and partly for entertainment. Batman #50 was disappointing, Catwoman #1 looks like the start to a promising series, and I'm digging into Green Arrow #42 later.
     
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    Blasted through the Foundation triology by Asimov in June, and now July will begin with me attempting Gravity's Rainbow by Pynchon. Anybody read it?
     
  11. Moon

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    Gonna try to finish United State Of Japan since last time, I failed, horribly. I found the mundane chatter that spanned pages to be quite the turn off. But since I brought the damn book I might as well finish it. Or at least....try.

    If that gets boring, I'll just pick up....eh....something else. Haven't figured that one out yet. Wouldn't mind some Sci-fi recommendations though.
     
  12. Steerpike

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    lostinmath.png

    So far, quite good.
     
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  13. Night Herald

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    I've been meaning to give the Gormenghast series a shot for a long time, and now I'm about 3/4 through Titus Groan. It's a weird and wonderful book filled with beautiful language and oddball characters. One of a kind, I dare say, excepting perhaps its sequels.
     
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    I just finished reading an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) on Annabeth Albert's Tight Quarters, the 6th book in her Out of Uniform series. I really enjoyed it - while I've enjoyed some of the books more than others, the series as a whole it very strong, and this one will go down as one of the better ones. I think this is supposed to be the last book in the series, and I'm really going to miss new installments that build on the side characters (I want to know Rooster's story, dammit!).
     
  15. Krispee

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    The second book in the Thursday Next series called The Well Of Lost Plots. Very well written, very quirky, very me.
     
  16. MachineGryphon

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    Finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a couple of days ago and was pretty impressed. A little finance/corporate jargon in places but very intriguing characters and overall plot.
    Then I read A Clockwork Orange in the two days since. The film is very faithful apart from the cut last chapter. Also not as hard to read as some had me believe. The nadsat is usually discernible by examining the context and after a while flows just fine.
     
  17. Catrin Lewis

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    I'm reading Nora Roberts' The Reef and Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Diving into the Wreck. They're both suspense novels about treasure/salvage divers, one here on Earth in the late 1990s and the other in deep space 5,000+ years from now. It's interesting reading one, then the other. It enhances the experience, considering I knew little about the profession before starting the novels.
     
  18. Adenosine Triphosphate

    Adenosine Triphosphate Old Scratch Contributor

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    Just finished The Dark Defiles on the plane yesterday.
     
  19. D.Clarke

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    Switching between 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', 'Doctor Thorne' and The Woodlanders. Half way through Dorian Gray.
     
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  20. Mink

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    "The Terror" by Dan Simmons.

    I'm only 22 pages in and have learned more about the female body than I wanted. Now I'm debating if I want to continue reading this or not.
     
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    Just finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray and I have to say; I must laugh at the reviewer who gave it a one star on amazon claiming 'its boring, all he does is talk about different perfumes'..

    Wait, what? Lmao stop it. Great story.
     
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    Shogun, James Clavell.
     
  23. Stormsong07

    Stormsong07 Living in my own little world Contributor

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    I recently discovered Karin Slaughter and am working my way trough her Will Trent series. Currently on Unseen.
     
  24. Youssef Salameh

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    The Cosmic code by Heinz R. Pagels.
     
  25. Adenosine Triphosphate

    Adenosine Triphosphate Old Scratch Contributor

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    Bought The Hexslinger Omnibus this week and started reading A Book of Tongues.
     

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