Book Club Spinoff - What Cha Reading?

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Postby SporkAndrew » Tue May 08, 2012 8:27 am

I've got the latest Dark Tower on my Kindle waiting for me. Just have to finish off The Crippled God for the second time, re-re-read Scott Pilgrim, finish Game of Thrones for the third time then I can dive in.

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Postby dogmeat » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:38 am

I've just read Pratchett's Long Earth & Long War back to back. Excellent reads.

On a Murakami short story collection now.

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Postby OMGBEES » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:42 pm

I read Long Earth on Pablo's mention and was surprised at how dreadful it was!
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Postby dogmeat » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:41 am

Huh. Shows how subjective reading matter can be. It had the feel of an airport pageturner at times, I'll grant you that.

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Postby Gobo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:29 am

dogmeat wrote:I've just read Pratchett's Long Earth & Long War back to back. Excellent reads.


I've got both of those on my stack, haven't got to them yet. I heard the first was really good but the second, not as good.

I was just on vacation and read:

Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Good but not as good as Old Man's War)
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (really quite good)
The Martian by Andy Weir (excellent, easily my favourite of the bunch)
Darkness Take my Hand by Dennis Lehane (great)
Axis by Robert Charles Wilson (alright, also not as good as the first in the series)

It's amazing how little of a tan you can on the beach in Mexico with SPF 60, lying in the shade and reading a ton of books.

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Postby OMGBEES » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:04 pm

I finished The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigaluppi, which won both the Hugo and the Nebula, and definitely shouldn't have.

Before that I read the Graveyard Book, which was very charming.
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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:34 pm

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Postby pablo banquo » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:43 pm

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Postby Rob » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:11 pm

Finally reading Ready Player One, in advance of clearing the decks for the imminent arrival of The Peripheral.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:04 pm

I really liked that book. It was hard to put down.

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Postby pablo banquo » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:20 am

Oh, just noticed the comments on Long Earth/War.

I liked Long Earth, disliked Long War, liked Long Mars. Though Long Mars has a bit of a Children of the Corn vibe to it.
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Postby dogmeat » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:49 am

I'm waiting for Long Mars to go paperback before I read it anyway.

Currently reading Hans Fallada's Alone In Berlin. It's a great read, if a shade harrowing. No surprise given it's set in wartime Berlin and the author was a renowned dissident against the regime.

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Re: Book Club Spinoff - What Cha Reading?

Postby dogmeat » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:21 pm

Re-reading Pratchett & Gaiman's Good Omens for the first time in almost 20 years. It was wasted on me the first time around.


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