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What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'The Games Room' started by Hotblack, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    Good grief. I have read through 'The Road to Reality', twice, His system of representing matrix algebra topologically is a little mind-mazing
    I started with 'The Emperor's New Mind' --- much more comfortable, one can dip in to it for 'snipits'.
    Hope your Ph.D (physics) holds up.

    Currently 'The Twelfth Insight' by James Redfield

  2. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Trash. Free novels from a "library" in an open phone-booth-sized enclosure where you drop off and pick up books without any formalities.


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  3. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    I have two books on the go currently; "Reading the Rocks" - about Victorian era geologists, and "Six Minutes in May"- about Churchill becoming prime minister in 1940...although so far it's been about Neville Chamberlain's unregarded qualities.
  4. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    We have something similar here - boxes the size of an oversized letterbox....called "Lilliput Libraries".
  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Marianne Dreams. It's a book that I read as a child but could never remember the title of it again. I have periodically asked people if they remember the book about the girl who was sick and who drew pictures that came to life in her dreams. There were ominous boulders with faces on that moved as well. Anyway, normally I'm met with a bunch of blank stares but over the bank holiday weekend two of my friends remembered the story, and sufficient other details to allow us to google it, and as a surprise, one of those friends sent me a copy.
  6. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    I very rarely read fiction but recently re-read Tolkien's Silmarillion - took me back many years to stuff I read in my younger days.
  7. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I'm reading The Flight of the Intrepid Monkey by Mac Zazski - which came to my attention as being listed as having one of the worst covers ever! I'm actually enjoying it, and finding it somewhat reminscent of Thorne Smith.

    Cheers, Jeff
  8. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    Having recently read, and enjoyed, Neal Asher's Spatterjay trilogy, I am now reading his Gridlinked, which is ok, but which I'm not enjoying quite as much.
  9. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I've just finished reading leCarré's A Legacy of Spies.

    Anyone else read it?

    If so, can you explain the ending? It seems to just fizzle out. :confused:
  10. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    I've really enjoyed all of his 'Circus' novels, good reads all of them; but you are correct, the ending on Legacy of Spies was extremely disappointing, almost as though he get bored with the book and wrapped it up as quickly as possible :(
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  11. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Picked up The Girl on the Train on Saturday and finished it today now started the other book I bought from the same charity bookshop. I thought it was a Wilbur Smith and turned out to be a WILL SMITH when I got home I put that down to dyslexia or plain old stupidity you choose but please be kind with your remarks.:rolleyes: Don
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Just finished The Dominion Trilogy by Joe Hart. Fascinating plausible futuristic social/medical scenario.
  13. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Currently reading 20,000 leagues under the sea by Jules Verne.I last read it as a teenager.
  14. krasis

    krasis Member

    I got the book Think Rich and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It has been highly recommended by Bob Proctor and lots of self development gurus.
  15. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Currently on "The Castle" by Franz Kafka and "Pinball" by Haruki Murakami
  16. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Just got "A Spy After All" and a bio of Jock Lewes, both of which were signed and being sold by the author John Lewes (Jock's Nephew) at a local garden centre at the weekend. As I can only read in bits now because of my neck, it is likely to take me some time, but it was interesting to talk to John about his uncle.
  17. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    I just finished Pharaoh buy Wilbur Smith and I read another book that was instantly forgettable I cannot recall the title and it is in the hallway awaiting return to the library. It was that interesting that I can't be bothered to get it. I have given up on my Kindle and am going to the library again.
  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Colin Cotterill series the Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery.

    Set in Laos with sidetracks into Cambodia (Kampuchea) Vietnam and Thailand. Written from the angle of the natives of those countries. Great series and much recommended for something completely different!
  19. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Maigret's Anger.

    With On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompsom waiting

  20. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    The Feather Men by Ranulph Fiennes.
    This seems to 'fizzle' just like SXH's ~ 'A Legacy of Spies' #269

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