What are you reading?

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  1. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    I've not gotten far into the campaign yet (ships are still working on the mines and forts), though I'm familiar with Gallipoli's legacy as a place of horrific tragedy. Did he survive the battle?
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    He was there for about 6-8 weeks before he was shot in the leg while advancing on the enemy. He was sent to a hospital in Greece and later to a hospital in England. He returned to Australia in 1916 and was still on crutches. He stayed with his family but some time after disappeared without a trace, the army did not know what became of him. In the 1920s his mother and sisters hired a private investigator to look for him he wasn't located. My grandmother thought he probably died in the Great Flu Epidemic and I did locate a death certificate that might be him but we haven't proved it beyond doubt.
     
  3. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sudden Backtrack by Kim Harrison
     
  4. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    Finished the Martian, that was really good.

    Going to start on Roger Moore's autobiography next.
     
  5. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have almost finished The Third Gate by Lincoln Child. I think it is my least favourite of his solo works so far.
     
  6. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have just started Blue Labryrinth, the new Agent Pendergast novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child that became available on Kindle about half an hour ago.
     
  7. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So, Anyway... by John Cleese. An autobiography and let me recommend this. It's a great read.
     
  8. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I just added So Anyway to my very long Wishlist.

    I really enjoyed the Pendergast novel.

    Now I am onto Lost Horizon by James Hilton. I am alternating between the Kindle and the Audible version. The narrator is Michael de Morgan.
     
  9. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Rama II by Gentry Lee and Arthur C. Clarke
     
  10. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Let us know what you think. There are divided opinions about that trilogy, to say the least. :rommie:
     
  11. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I've been reading the Vampire Diaries series, as well as 41 by George W. Bush. Good reads.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    This. The stories vary wildly, but many are quite clever.
     
  13. Halmirdax

    Halmirdax Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The Fellowship Of The Ring and it is brilliant.
     
  14. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I seriously want to read some Octavia Butler.

    I've already read the "Parable..." novels for college and "Fledgling" for pleasure, but I'm interested in reading "Kindred." Then, I'll branch out to one of the other trilogies.
     
  15. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I just bought it. Thanks.
     
  16. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    No problem. I hope you like it. :)
     
  17. Starkers

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    Just started on Shift, the follow up to Wool.
     
  18. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    The Wool series is very good. Enjoy!
     
  19. CommanderRaytas

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    Just finished Stephen King's "Revival". I truly adore King's books, really, but this one...I read the last words, said "nope. nope, nope, nope", closed it, and went to cry myself to sleep.

    Okay, it wasn't that dramatic, but the "nope" part happened, and for good reason: the book is spectacularly well-written, with great characters and a very thrilling plot, but...boy fucking howdy, the ending is the most awful thing to ever bloody awful.

    I won't spoiler this by saying how or why, but dayumn.... I think a bit of my soul just died. o.O
     
  20. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I had a similar experience with a recent read. Not Stephen King, mind you, but it was a great story with some interesting characters that made me want to keep finding out what happens. Towards the last quarter of the book, it switches to a different character and takes a nosedive into absurd territory so aweful it soured me on the experience. The whole time, I kept cringing and wanting to say, "No no no! Where are you taking this story, character?" I understood the context behind what the author was trying to do given what he had grown up with, but it was done in such a heavily-handed manner and felt in conflict with the tone and atmosphere he had created earlier in the story.


    The earlier part of the story was a great adventure story about survival. Then the last part is about trying to spiritually redeem a tribe of cannibals. Wish I was kidding.