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Old 23-01-2008, 10:06   #436
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Re: What are you reading?

Good for you. Nice book.

Mind you it's been a fair few years since I read it. I recently git starship troopers and Starman Jones in audiobook.

The starship troopers is much better than the film.
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Old 23-01-2008, 10:19   #437
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Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows..
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Old 23-01-2008, 10:20   #438
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I've still got to listen to that..... Or get a large print one

MMMmmm choices choices lol
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Old 23-01-2008, 15:36   #439
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Re: What are you reading?

The Ecolitan Operation and The Ecologic Succession by L.E.Modesitt, Jr.

A sort of cross between space opera hero and ecological freedom fighter.
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Old 23-01-2008, 15:51   #440
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Re: What are you reading?

I just stared listening to 'we can remember it for you wholesale'

Now trawling through audiobooks to see what I fancy listening to next.
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Old 23-01-2008, 17:18   #441
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished "3 Para" which was a very good read but also disturbing as well & now re-reading "Picking up the Brass" by Convoy C**k & The Rigger which is a fictionalised account of one lad doing Basic Army training in the mid 80's.Ironic thing is I can relate to a hell of a lot in the book!

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Old 23-01-2008, 19:04   #442
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Heroes - Nigel Cawthorne
Its the stories behind The Victoria Cross Winners since WWII

Just finished sniper one - Dan Mills, was a really good read
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Old 23-01-2008, 20:39   #443
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Ok, in the hope of something slightly more cerebral than "what are you using to destroy your braincells", here's a thread for discussing what you're using to *inspire* them instead!

So what are you reading at the moment? And what's good/ bad/ worth recommending/ worth avoiding about it?

For me it's currently "The Truth" by Terry Pratchett.

A story from the Discworld, Pratchett takes another of his hilarious satirical side-swipes at the lunacies of this world (helped, no doubt, by his experiences of working as a journalist before he started writing fiction).

As usual his plots and characterisations are spot on, the writing is excellent, humorous without being forced, touching without being sentimental and his observations are sharp and witty without being laboured.

If you've ever read Discworld and enjoyed it, you'll love this one, if you haven't, it's a good place to start because you don't really need to have read the earlier stories to understand the background.

Definitely recommended!
james pattersons jack and jill a fast paced read
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Old 23-01-2008, 20:51   #444
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Old 23-01-2008, 21:06   #445
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I'm re-reading quite an old fantasy series, namely Julian May's 'Saga of the Exiles' trilogy, I'm just near the end of the first volume 'The Many-Coloured Land' & have been surprised how much I've enjoyed it, so far
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Soon by Jerry Jenkins

A futurist Earth where religion is banned after it is blamed for the outbreak of WW3.
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Old 23-01-2008, 21:31   #447
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I'm re-reading quite an old fantasy series, namely Julian May's 'Saga of the Exiles' trilogy, I'm just near the end of the first volume 'The Many-Coloured Land' & have been surprised how much I've enjoyed it, so far
I managed the first Julian May but found it such a chore I've never returned to him.I can't put my finger on why he doesn't appeal because he apparently writes the sort of fiction I like.
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I managed the first Julian May but found it such a chore I've never returned to him.I can't put my finger on why he doesn't appeal because he apparently writes the sort of fiction I like.
Julian May is female

The follow on books seem to have a better pace and later works are much better.

Reading the revised version of The Gunslinger (Dark Tower Book 1) by Stephen King. Somewhat reminiscent of David Gemmel's Jerusalem Man crossed with a Spaghetti Western.
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Julian May is female

The follow on books seem to have a better pace and later works are much better.

Reading the revised version of The Gunslinger (Dark Tower Book 1) by Stephen King. Somewhat reminiscent of David Gemmel's Jerusalem Man crossed with a Spaghetti Western.
Perhaps that's the reason.
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Re: What are you reading?

just finished "The Righteous Men" by Sam Bourne... was good alot better then say Da Vinci Code or even Angels and demons...

similar kind of story but I think better researched and brought over.
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