What are you reading?

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

  1. Lookingglassman

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  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am just about to start reading The Quiet Earth by Criag Harrison. I have been wanting to read this book for a couple of decades but copies of it were selling for $400+. Now it has finally been republished for the first time in 27 years. It seems that the new paperback is almost sold out but it is available on Kindle.

    I hope this book is worth the long wait :)
     
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  3. TorontoTrekker

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    I'm sorry!

    In my defense, though, I don't think I referred to anything that wouldn't have already been able to conclude on your own, if you're nearly halfway through, just based on the events of the plot. There's still a surprise or two waiting for you. :)

    Plus, isn't the ten years since it was published long enough for the spoiler period to expire? What is the statute of limitations on books, anyway?
     
  4. DoctorZ

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    I just finished a book that was so good I couldn't do anything else in my free time until I had finished it. However, it's probably not your typical fare for this crowd....or maybe it is......?

    The book is "Exploding The Phone," by Phil Lapsley.
    http://explodingthephone.com/
     
  5. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Oops. :alienblush:

    Maybe we should put "Spoilers" in the thread title.
     
  6. Ghost07

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    Well, I finished the Obsidion Trilogy, and now I've begun the next trilogy in the series; book 1 of the Undying Flame...Phoenix Unchained.
     
  7. Smellincoffee

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    "Frewheeling" means "not edited much". The author actually used the word "natch". Gagh!
     
  8. Starkers

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    Ooh that's interesting. I always liked the film, never knew if was based on a book. Let us all know if its any good :)
     
  9. Miss Chicken

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    I have finished and I really enjoyed it. 4/5.

    However, though the beginning is quite similar to the movie, its ending its very different. I didn't mind this ending but I can understand why some people who loved the movie might not.
     
  10. trekkiedane

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    You wrote one thing I hadn't read about or guessed (right) yet, is all.

    Just a guess: same (one year, or is it a half?) period as for all other media, but that's not the point. The point is that you caught me off guard :rommie:

    That's a very good idea! I wouldn't want the other books I've not read yet spoiled... lI mean, would you start reading Hamlet, War and Peace, The Idiot, Ulysses... if you knew what they were all about


    :p
     
  11. Starkers

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    Interesting, I might give it a go :)
     
  12. Kira's Mom

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    Just got Kathy Reichs' new Tempe Brennan novel, Bones of the Lost, on my Kindle. Halfway through it already!
     
  13. Miss Chicken

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    I have just started reading The Satin Man: Uncovering the mystery of the missing Beaumont children by Alan Whiticker.

    The disappearance of the 3 Beaumont children from a beach in Adelaide in 1966 is Australia's greatest mystery and I believe that the author gives his own theory about what happened to them in this book.
     
  14. Captain Kathryn

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  15. Ghost07

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  16. Starkers

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    This prompted me to look the incident up on Wikipedia. Very sad, I'd be interesting in knowing what his conclusions are?

    I finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, just started The Testimony
     
  17. RandyS

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    "Mostly Harmless", The fifth, and last book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series to be written by Douglass Adams. I was planning to read Eon Colifer's new book, "And Another Thing....", when it occured to me that it's been at least twenty years since I read the other books, so I decided to refresh my memory of the older stuff, despite the fact that I listen to my CD's of the radio series once a year.
     
  18. Enterprise is Great

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  19. Captain Kathryn

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    I read books 1 and 2. When I have more money, I'll be getting 3-5. Hope they are good!!
     
  20. RandyS

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    I thought they were. You shouldn't be disapointed.

    If you afford it, you should hunt down a copy of the hardcover that collects them all (minus AND ANOTHER THING...). At least, I THINK it collects all of Adams' books. My copies are thirty year old paperback editions, so I never bothered to look too closely at that hardcover. I just know it exists.