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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/10/2012 12:36:36 PM   
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Still chipping away at the Tarzans.  Currently on Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.

Went to one of the biggest 2nd Book Shops in the UK this weekend.  Over 10,000 books, some great titles dating from publishing dates up to a 100 years ago.

I bought a book called Space Viking.  I am that type of person.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/10/2012 2:13:57 PM   
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A re-read for the start of October...




Why is Joss Ackland on the cover?




Because he's always awesomely Russian? One of my friends served him in a Barnstaple Sainsbury, twice and by all accounts he is lovely, true story.


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ORIGINAL: Invader_Ace

Still chipping away at the Tarzans. Currently on Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.

Went to one of the biggest 2nd Book Shops in the UK this weekend. Over 10,000 books, some great titles dating from publishing dates up to a 100 years ago.

I bought a book called Space Viking. I am that type of person.


Sounds awesome.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/10/2012 9:19:30 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/10/2012 6:54:36 PM   
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After an epic 2 and a half months or so, I finally finished Under the Dome this week!

Now I've started on The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/10/2012 7:13:34 PM   
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Reading this for the third time; third in a four part series of a Yorkshire set crime story that includes the Yorkshire Ripper. Great stuff, deals with corruption and the collateral damage it leaves in its wake.



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 6/10/2012 8:26:51 AM   
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Started 1984 finally, been meaning to read it for a long time. Excellent so far, rifling through it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/10/2012 6:18:24 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/10/2012 2:04:00 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/10/2012 10:25:30 PM   
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After 2 months I have finally finished Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.

It was good, at times I forced myself to persevere, but ultimately worth doing, especially the final 100 pages.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/10/2012 7:38:46 AM   
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Going to see this next week at the theatre:



Also close to finishing my Roald Dahl bookset I got last Christmas.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/10/2012 10:40:35 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 19/10/2012 10:01:50 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/10/2012 10:31:27 AM   
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Struggling my way through



by procrastinating and reading this



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/10/2012 8:46:29 AM   
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Rubbish.

I shall rectify that by reading this next



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/10/2012 10:45:19 AM   
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...and loving every minute of it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/10/2012 3:51:49 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 28/10/2012 12:54:19 PM   
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Just finished:



and:



and am now reading:



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 28/10/2012 6:50:01 PM   
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Just finished:






What did you think?

I've already read After Dark and thought it was very good and Norwegian Wood remains in my top 5 but when I decided to read Wind Up Bird Chronicle, I gave up because I was bored. Want to read more Murakami because I don't want to believe he's only capable of one amazing book.

Just finished reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Very good. Just not as exciting as i'd hoped. Though will crack on with the second tomorrow if I find it in the charity shop.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 28/10/2012 7:30:57 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: pedros

Just finished:






What did you think?

I've already read After Dark and thought it was very good and Norwegian Wood remains in my top 5 but when I decided to read Wind Up Bird Chronicle, I gave up because I was bored. Want to read more Murakami because I don't want to believe he's only capable of one amazing book.

Just finished reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Very good. Just not as exciting as i'd hoped. Though will crack on with the second tomorrow if I find it in the charity shop.


I enjoyed it. As with all collections of short stories some are better than others, but overall I'd recommend it. I too was bored by the Wind Up Bird Chronicle (the first short story in the Elephant Vanishes is actually the beginning of Wind Up Bird) so didn't bother reading any of his other stuff, then I started going out with my now girlfriend who's quite into Murakami (this book is hers) and read Norwegian Wood and loved it. I then read Sputnik Sweetheart and really enjoyed that too. Wouldn't mind reading some of his other stuff to see how it compares, but not sure what.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 28/10/2012 9:50:09 PM   
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I'm currently breezing through 2001: A Space Odyssey. Wasn't quite aware of how short and easy a read it was. I started it last night and should have it finished by tonight's wee hours. It reads as a pulpier version of it's cinematic counter-part but I'm wrapped in it nonetheless. ASO would make a great gateway book into the world of science-fiction literature due to it's easy accesibility. I'm also curiously amused by some of the predictions Clarke made for it's setting in time.

The sci-fi horror based Hull Zero Three is next up, just in time for Halloween, and then begins my second attempt at Consider Phlebas.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 30/10/2012 9:57:05 AM   
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I've just finished reading Vagabond by Bernard Cornwall which is the 2nd book in the holy grail trilogy, great read and looking forward to finding out the conclusion of the story.

Am also two thirds of the way through Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson, read it a good few years ago and thought it was ok, but really enjoying it 2nd time round. Hoping to read Animal Farm next

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 30/10/2012 7:47:34 PM   
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Currently halfway through...



Second one of these I've read. Amusing, silly, very light and easy to read, although ultimately probably a bit forgettable From what I've read so far of them though, I'm more curious than I was to watch the Aardman film - I can imagine that in hands like theirs, it's good fun!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 2/11/2012 10:35:21 AM   
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Just started this. Seems good so far, though there may be waffling:



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 8/11/2012 2:58:37 PM   
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Almost finished. As much as it's gripping and it hooked me in after initially having difficulty with it, I fail to see what the fuss is about. For me, the author is reaching out for a special something and doesn't quite touch it. The best sections are the near-future and post apocalyptic as they get closest to the answers the author has been looking for. The Timothy Cavendish section feels pointless to me and despite the great writing, the other stories feel a bit padded out. I feel like I'm missing something.

Great read though and well worth the time.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 8/11/2012 5:38:30 PM   
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Almost finished. As much as it's gripping and it hooked me in after initially having difficulty with it, I fail to see what the fuss is about. For me, the author is reaching out for a special something and doesn't quite touch it. The best sections are the near-future and post apocalyptic as they get closest to the answers the author has been looking for. The Timothy Cavendish section feels pointless to me and despite the great writing, the other stories feel a bit padded out. I feel like I'm missing something.

Great read though and well worth the time.


Pretty much sums up my thoughts exactly. Good but felt there was something lacking and perhaps not worthy of the hype

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/11/2012 2:56:20 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/11/2012 3:02:26 PM   
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What are you thinking of it?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/11/2012 3:06:36 PM   
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Just started today. Enjoying so far. Awesome cover too



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/11/2012 9:52:11 PM   
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Finished this the other day - fascinating book. I highly recommend it to anyone with a passing interest of Everest (Sway?) It also just won the Samuel Johnson award for non-fiction book of the year or something.

Am now re-reading:



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 14/11/2012 11:57:41 AM   
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