What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Both of these got a mention in this novel but only because Thora's boyfriend is a German and her friends kept inviting him to dinner parties so that they could serve hakarl and brennevin to him. He gamely played the naive foreigner when they did.

    I am now reading "The Cleaner" by Paul Cleave. It is about a New Zealand serial killer who decides to investigates when a copycat's killer crime is attributed to him.
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have finished "The Cleaner". Quite a violent book. 3.5/5.

    I have started reading The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. It is one of several books from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die that I have selected to read this year.

    While we are talking books a question that I might as well ask here -

    What is the longest book you have read? I think mine might be A Storm of Swords (around 1200 pages).

    Edited to add - I have read The Bible completely twice - King James version and The Good News Bible- so one of those might have been longer.
     
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  3. Snowlilly

    Snowlilly Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    currently reading "Drawn" by James Hankins.

    Longest book I have read was "It" which was 1104 pages and "The Terror" at 992 pages by Dan Simmons.

    I might have to try those Icelandic novels you read :)
     
  4. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    Currently reading Under the Dome by Stephen King.
     
  5. Lowdarzz

    Lowdarzz Captain Captain

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    Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
  6. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Rear Admiral

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    Probably the book I just finished a few days ago, The Better Angels Of Our Nature by Steven Pinker, which packs a heck of a lot into 700-odd pages and roughly 21000 locations on Kindle. A Storm Of Swords might have been my choice if I'd read it as one volume.
     
  7. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks There's a- a peck here with an acorn pointed at me Premium Member

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    I'm on page 722, so half way through Under the Dome. Hope to have it finished before the show starts.
     
  8. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    besides the harry potter books Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa clocked in at 970 pages and my current read, The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu is 1,182 pages Longest book series I have read is the complete Dresden Files to date (15 books, few comics) longest manga series I have read is Detective Conan/Case Closed up to issue 24
     
  9. Starkers

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    I know I've definitely read books in the 7/8/900 bracket, not sure if I've read much beyond this. The last big book was 11/22/63 which, I think, is close to 900 pages.
     
  10. SmoothieX

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    Words can't do those two 'foods' justice.

    I've been reading several of the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. Never realized how much I liked cop drama.
     
  11. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have started reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick and it is the first PKD book I have read since the 1990s. Back then I could only afford second-hand books, or borrow from the library, so I would only find an occasional PKD book to read and this was one that always alluded me.
     
  12. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have finished reading The Man in the High Castle and I found it disappointing. I have previous enjoyed PKD's works but it has been at least 15 years since I have read anything written by him so maybe my tastes have changed too much since then.

    I have decided that my next reads will be The Story of Blanche and Marie by Per Olov Enquist. It is a novel about Marie Curie and her lab assistant,Blanche Wittman and my e-book read will be A Fado by the River by Geoffrey Wells.
     
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  13. SeerSGB

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    Currently "Doctor Who: Shadows Of Avalon" & "Fast Forward: Confessions of a porn screenwriter"
     
  14. doubleohfive

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    I'm in the middle of Chapter 15 in Mockingjay.
     
  15. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks There's a- a peck here with an acorn pointed at me Premium Member

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    I finished Under the Dome a few days ago and wanted to stew on it. I read it because I'm looking forward to the TV show that is coming up. I really do hope they stray from the book a lot. Under the Dome is a bad book, a readable but bad book. Stephen Kings greatest ability is to write as if someone is talking to you. It works well with long, drawn out plots to keep you interested and going. However on works like this, where everyone is a walking cliche and misogyny abounds, it comes off as bad fan fiction. In fact change the names and this could be Lost fan fiction. I felt as reading it that SK said to himself after watching Lost, I want to write a better Lost and sorry he failed.

    Now I'm reading book two of Songs of Fire and Ice, A Clash of Kings. I just started watching season two of Game of Thrones on BluRay and I'm four episodes in. What I do is watch episodes and follow closely with the book. I enjoy seeing the changes and differences and where they keep faithful to the book. I have season three of Games of Thrones on my DVR, I got finally got HBO. I figure that I can go directly into Season three after season two and should be done in time for season four and the next book.
     
  16. Enterprise is Great

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    A Doctor Who novel Harvest of Time
     
  17. Wereghost

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    Currently downloading Joe Hill's novel NOS4R2 in audiobook form. Can hardly believe that I've just chosen to listen to nineteen hours of Kate Mulgrew's voice. :devil:
     
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  18. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Reading Professional Baking: The Essentials by Gail Sokol. I'm expanding my baking skills.
     
  19. Saga

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    The Man Who Saved The Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands
     
  20. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I finished reading A Fado by the River. The events of the book takes place in Mozambique in 1974 and in Portugal 38 years later. A man finds that someone is trying to blackmail him over the death of a woman in Mozambique, but is she really dead, and if she is did he kill her? 3/5.

    I am now reading Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.