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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    yup, this is the correct answer. Really everything after the Afghanistan business is a waste of paper.
     
  2. lawyerdad

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    Agreed. There's a sense of "damn, I'm at 900 pages, I better find a place to land this thing!" Still an excellent read, though.
     
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    Just finished this book on based on both your comments, any similar books you would reccomend that I might enjoy?
     
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    Interesting and fun.
     
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    Loving this. I made a good pick for getting into comics.

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    Another one I'm enjoying.

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    Finished Hitchhiker's guide. I thought it was well done, but personally I found it a bit tiresome.

    Readng China Meiville's The Scar next.
     
  8. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Saw some aging hippe reading it on the bus yesterday, the radio series was better than the book.

    Struggling through Liber Novus The Red Book by Jung, its so dense and complex a text, read for a couple of hours then pause for thought.
     
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    Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson. I'm about a quarter way through so far and loving it. A lot of the humor in it reminds me of Catch 22, which is a good thing.
     
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    I put many place markers in my copy of Cryptonomicon just so I could revisit particularly well-crafted passages. Stephenson is a genius.
     
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    There have been several spots where I didn't spot the joke, or the brilliance of a passage, until several pages later, whereupon I went back and reread the passage and greatly enjoyed it. It's an extremely well written book so far. Like I said, only a quarter of the way through, but I am loving it.
     
  12. lawyerdad

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    I'm about to start this, which a friend at work loaned me: [​IMG]
     
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    After plowing through a bunch of Faulkner, my mind needed a reset with some light pop fiction, so I'm reading Vince Flynn's "Transfer of Power". Such stereotypical jingoistic, pro-military nonsense, but it is rather entertaining. Exactly what I needed.
     
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    Being that he was from up in these parts, very popular around here. Never read him, but would hear him regularly on a local radio show. Folks were crushed when he died recently.
     
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    You're in the Twin Cities? So am I actually, though not originally from here. Hearing about his death on NPR made me finally decide to pick up one of his books.
     
  18. javyn

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    This could very well be the stupidest book I've ever read. Good thing it's only 124 pages.

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    Yup-
     
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    Have you read Antony Beevor's recent tome? And if so how does this compare?
     

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