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RE: What Are You Reading? - 18/9/2014 6:12:54 PM   
Art Decade

 

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Great read. Almost finished.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/10/2014 4:39:04 PM   
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Enjoying this more than I expected


Loving this, great for someone like me with little understanding of the physical world



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 29/10/2014 1:15:09 PM   
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - for maybe the tenth time.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 31/10/2014 11:48:00 AM   
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Well written and very good so far, but so savage at times it can be difficult to read.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 5/11/2014 9:34:52 AM   
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1984 by George Orwell. So dark but so good!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 6/11/2014 11:33:50 AM   
Willie Mayes Hayes


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Ryan Holiday is one of those guys I want to dislike (though I'm not sure why), but I'm enjoying this.



Re-reading for the first time in years. So good.



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/11/2014 1:14:40 PM   
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Just finished this:



It's enjoyable if you go into it NOT expecting the "balls-to-the-wall horror" King has kept promising from it. It is mostly a literary piece about one man's life, with occasional hints that something isn't quite right. Then it suddenly breaks out into full-on horror in the second-to-last chapter. Aside from that it's an odd novel, without real urgency or drive and spanning five decades for no good reason. I think it would have been better as a short story or novella, but in any case it still contains the odd moment of typical King brilliance.

Just go into it with the right expectations.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 29/11/2014 10:58:20 AM   
Charun


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I read two books this week (albeit one was only short):



A cracking little Lovecraftian novella.



Dry academic work that is only interesting if you are as morbidly fascinated by Islam as I am.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/12/2014 9:48:45 PM   
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James Ellroy- Perfidia quality stuff

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 8/1/2015 12:34:25 AM   
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Am currently reading Rebecca Front's book Curious which I got for Christmas.

I listened to the Radio Four short dramas based on it too. I think she has a really warm, witty and honest personality. There are a number of unique stories told, but even the ones which seem quite normal Front captures in a really poetic and funny way. It really is a charming and entertaining read.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/1/2015 7:14:36 AM   
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It is quite a good book although a little too obsessed with police procedure to the point of saying "look at me, I did a lot of research" and the ending is incredibly abrupt and unsatisfying as if he ran out of steam so just ended it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 31/1/2015 11:34:31 AM   
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Written as a corrective to historical apologetics suggesting that Adolf Eichmann was little more than a bored penpusher for the Nazi regime who knew barely anything about the Holocaust, this stunning book exposes the true evil of Eichmann, and the genocidal hatred of the Jewish people that he bore right up until the moment of his death. Full of original documentary evidence and fantastic insights (particularly into Eichmann's admiration for Islam and his wish that his "Arab friends" would finish the job he started), this book is highly recommended for those interested in the history of modern and ancient totalitarian ideologies.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 14/2/2015 11:37:20 AM   
Charun


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This is the second instalment in British author Tchaikovsky's epic Shadows of the Apt fantasy series, and it surpasses its precedessor - Empire in Black and Gold - by some degree of magnitude. The unique concept - which revolves around various "races" of humans who each have magically-inherited traits of different insects - is expanded on much more impressively than the first volume, the world-building is fantastic, the characters are more complex and interesting, and the action is spectacular (and virtually non-stop). This is essentially a colossal war story, although I hope that in future volumes Tchaikovsky will develop it into something more.

This is an epic-length series (ten books), and it will probably take me much of the remainder of the year to finish it, but if - as many reviews I've read suggest - it can not just maintain the standard it reaches in Dragonfly Falling, but improve upon it, then I'll gladly go along for the ride.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 24/2/2015 8:35:36 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/2/2015 8:47:07 PM   
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I picked up my first Sarah Waters 2 weeks ago today. I'm half way through this...my 4th. She's brilliant, and the reason I'm currently missing all my shows.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 5/3/2015 11:24:28 AM   
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Enjoying so far, though not sure how much fun 420 pages about whales will be.



Top stuff



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/3/2015 7:01:33 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/4/2015 10:14:26 PM   
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Some of the best of recent crime fiction has been coming out of Scandinavia.
I'm currently reading The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo. Complex, well crafted, compelling - genuinely hard to put down.

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