So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5

Started by Dixkot, January 07, 2010, 12:00:04 pm

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Dixkot


Blastzone

Just finished Ian Rankine's Exit Music, and now beginning The Lost Symbol, Dan Browns new effort
Mon the Jambos

Andy42g

January 12, 2010, 12:00:15 pm #2 Last Edit: January 12, 2010, 12:01:50 pm by Andy42g

Liking this a lot.
Amazon link.
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Chris Quartly



Generation Kill

What an amazing book, a news reporter follows a US marine recon company in Iraq (during the beginning of the invasion, until just after Baghdad was "liberated".

What you get here is a warts and all, honest and true account of what happened with this company, and indeed, most of the marine corps. From royal feck-ups all way accross the chain of command and ineptitude to challenge most imaginations, to inspiring acts of courage and humanity (perhaps the humanity is in short supply).

It's not pro-war and it's not anti-war, it's just about the marines on the ground (and very much in the thick of the action with them). It's funny, horrific and just about everything inbetween. Read it.
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Reg

Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Reg

Well, started browsing the 100 Must Read Science Fiction Novels, and the first one that I'm going to bag that I haven't got/read yet, is Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination.

Anyone read it and got any views?
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Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Reg

January 16, 2010, 16:22:04 pm #6 Last Edit: January 16, 2010, 16:24:23 pm by Reg
Only about 16 pages, this is the 'promo' issue 0.  Got it at Forbidden Planet in Cardiff lunchtime today for 85p (am working down here this weekend).  85p - not bad at all for a $1.00 cover price.

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Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

andyhaines

Finished The Shadow Of The Wind and I thought it was brilliant. :)

Just started:


Whatever colours you have in your mind
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine


Spud

Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 14, 2010, 11:41:36 am


Generation Kill

What an amazing book, a news reporter follows a US marine recon company in Iraq (during the beginning of the invasion, until just after Baghdad was "liberated".

What you get here is a warts and all, honest and true account of what happened with this company, and indeed, most of the marine corps. From royal feck-ups all way accross the chain of command and ineptitude to challenge most imaginations, to inspiring acts of courage and humanity (perhaps the humanity is in short supply).

It's not pro-war and it's not anti-war, it's just about the marines on the ground (and very much in the thick of the action with them). It's funny, horrific and just about everything inbetween. Read it.


Did the show on channel4 do it justice?  I thought it was excellent.

Chris Quartly

I still haven't seen it, I have it but we always seem to be in the middle of something else.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:<br /><br /><br />Q's Comps<br /><br />Some Other Suckers Parade

Bez

Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 19, 2010, 16:23:23 pm
I still haven't seen it, I have it but we always seem to be in the middle of something else.


I was disappointed with the show and the book tbh....both left me underwhelmed. For me they'd been over-hyped...
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Andy42g

Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 19, 2010, 16:23:23 pm
I still haven't seen it, I have it but we always seem to be in the middle of something else.

It's great - the TV version that is.
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Andy42g


Joe Haldeman - The forever War. Read this years ago and recently saw that Ridley Scott has signed to film it. The book is definitely worth a re-visit.
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Tony Johnson

Currently stalled on The Pendragon Cycle, got a bit stuck with Merlin - odd as it is my favourite one of the five. So I'm reading Kevin Mcloud's book that accompanies his Grand Tours series. I'm enjoying the book, because I love Kevin's enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach to everything; however I think the book is very poorly put together in its content and layout, I would have been sick if I'd paid the extortionate cover price for a cobbled together moneymaker...
So long and thanks for all the fish...

Fishy

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