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What Are You Reading?

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

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny. Like visiting a soul friend who knows how you think and feel and doesn't judge.
  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    The Frood, a sort of biography of Douglas Adams
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  3. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Re, re reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R.Tolkien.
  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Vox, by Christina Dalcher. set in the not too distant future, almost present day, where all women (amongst other restrictions) are only allowed to say one hundred words a day otherwise their bracelets emit electric shocks.
  5. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Fintan O'Toole Heroic Failure - Brexit and the Politics of Pain. Fascinating! I've only read a couple of chapters so far but I haven't read anything I'd disagree with.

  6. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    Just finished I am Pilgrim and now starting Station Eleven. Quite a cheery book, so far most of the population of the Earth has been wiped out, so things can only get better right?
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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Ah! another rewrite of Bob Dylan...

  8. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    Haha, not quite a world war, or an original idea, but the devil is in the detail ;)
  9. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    Just started Phillip Pullman's latest in his 'Book of Dust' series; however, I've had to stop, as real world events are getting so depressing, I'm struggling to concentrate and it's sucking all the enjoyment out of reading.
  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Entertaining Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift.
    It's the 1660s. Interesting times!
  11. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    I'm also a fan of Tolkein, but I find the many books finished off by his son, to read more like history text books than novels. I've battled my way through the Silmarillion twice, and managed unfinished tales & lost tales 1 & 2, before learning not to bother.

    Just recently I've been binge reading Dan Brown: Angels & demons, inferno, deception point... (now on the da-Vinci code)
  12. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Just about to start Peter Robinson WHEN THE MUSIC 'S OVER this will be the third or fourth DCI Banks I have read.
  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor.

    It was one of those 99p Kindle books that looked like a bit of light escape from my historical novels.
    It turned out to be a real insight into the old age of several characters closeted together in a hotel in their failing years.
    In the end I had to find a handkerchief.
    Very well written.
  14. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Storm Front by John Sandford! It has more holes in the story than a tea bag and how it sold 40million copies I have no idea but I will carry on till the bitter end :(
    X Don
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Don't you just hate it when that happens? You really want to stop because it's that bad, but you still want to reach a conclusion. I think I have only ever stopped reading a book once. It really was that bad.
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  16. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Harpo Speaks! - the autobiography of Harpo Marx. Very amusing. After that the new Asterix is waiting.....

  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    That's one reason I avoid novels; they rarely reward time spent on them.
  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It wasn’t a novel I was commenting on. It was the bible.:)

    Ok not true.
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  19. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Just finished Dara Ó Briain's Tickling the English. An amusing history of one of his tours, with digressions about the English.

    Next on the list is Orwell's Diaries. A somewhat heavier read, I suspect.

    One thing I noticed, on the page concerning copyright etc, is the line "George Orwell has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work". Obviously some legalese that has to be there, but looks a tad odd all the same.
  20. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    70 years is up as of the end of January this year, so copyright of the author doesn't exist anymore. If it were assigned to someone else, that's a different matter.

    Perhaps it's his big brother asserting dominance:D:eek:

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