Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

What are you reading?

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

  1. BigHandMan

    BigHandMan Senior member

    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Under the Banner of Heaven has been on my "to read" list for awhile. I wasn't overly impressed with A Man in Full (particularly the ending). Bonfire is definitely superior (but, also IMHO, a weak ending).

    A Man in Full has been sitting under my nightstand for weeks. After reading about 40 pages, I tired of it - overly ornate writing.

    Banner was fantastic. I need to read Into Thin Air.
     


  2. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003

    I need to read Into Thin Air.



    It's terrific.
     


  3. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,727
    Likes Received:
    1,343
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Finally finished all 640pp of The Ballad of Desmond Kale. I can't believe it won the Miles Franklin Award, or any other literary award. As far as I'm concerned it was just a tiresome convict-era saga that set out to hit on every historical novel cliche known to man (hence its length) whilst telegraphing every plot twist about 20 pages in advance.

    Now reading Boris Akunin's Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog. I'd rather be reading a new Erast Fandorin novel, but this will do for now. So far it reads like a Russianised, feminized Father Brown story.
     


  4. silverfox

    silverfox Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    php and mysql - really boring stuff
     


  5. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,601
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Burlington, ON
    Finished Niall Ferguson's The War of the World

    Starting David S. Landes' Dynasties
     


  6. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
     


  7. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

    Messages:
    3,799
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    Hope is not a Strategy. Thanks Zach, while you're sitting on the beach in Venezuela. Ass. [​IMG]
     


  8. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    We're Going to Make You a Star . . . by Sally Quinn
     


  9. strazzaque

    strazzaque Senior member

    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Sydney
    Just finished Robert Ludlum's Trevayne.
    My effort at taking to political thrillers is at an end.

    From now on I'll stick to cryptozoology, like Steve Alten's MEG series, about a prehistoric giant killer shark (carcharodon magalodon) that resurfaces in modern times, as well as the Aliens/Predator novelisations.

    There's also my much loved non-fiction bios, especially the writings of Neil Strauss.
     


  10. naapa

    naapa Active Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    Where the air is crisp
    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Great book.
     


  11. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

    Messages:
    4,649
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    i like that book, too.

    i'm still reading good soldier svejk. about 400 pages into it. a riot, of course. it reminds me of the old tailor in pittsburgh. he was at a chinese buffet and ate only the crab legs. the manager noticed and encouraged him to eat some rice. the tailor, his name was cooper, of all things, was put off, but to be polite, decided to do as the manager said, heaping rice onto his plate. as he ate the rice, with some crab legs, he noticed a few of the grains wriggling, and to his dismay, found they were maggots. the manager, alarmed no doubt, allowed the tailor to eat gratis for six weeks. but the tailor was run over by a horse carriage on his way across the parking lot and never took advantage.
     


  12. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    6,497
    Likes Received:
    459
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    I'm reading some low brow Ben Elton book but already know what I want to buy/read next - History boys - the one with the introduction by Alan Bennett. Just watched the movie and I enjoyed it.
     


  13. Reuters

    Reuters Senior member

    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Location:
    Shanghai Bund
    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Great book.

    May you achieve enlightenment.
     


  14. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,601
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Burlington, ON
    i like that book, too.

    i'm still reading good soldier svejk. about 400 pages into it. a riot, of course. it reminds me of the old tailor in pittsburgh. he was at a chinese buffet and ate only the crab legs. the manager noticed and encouraged him to eat some rice. the tailor, his name was cooper, of all things, was put off, but to be polite, decided to do as the manager said, heaping rice onto his plate. as he ate the rice, with some crab legs, he noticed a few of the grains wriggling, and to his dismay, found they were maggots. the manager, alarmed no doubt, allowed the tailor to eat gratis for six weeks. but the tailor was run over by a horse carriage on his way across the parking lot and never took advantage.


    "Yes, sir. Pleased to report, sir. I am an idiot, sir."
     


  15. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles / London
    Time to crack the books for airport competence testing. Ugh.

    Currently reading the British Airways Procedure Manual, probably moving onto the Airport Information Tech Guide 2007 later tonight.

    Feel the excitement.

    JB

    PS And here's to my 500th post!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by