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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby la la on Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:35 am

A Dance With Dragons (George RR Martin). Totally hooked on the Song of Ice and Fire series, I just love it, and this last book is an enormously fat paving slab of a book, which makes me really happy even though I have to use two hands to hold the book up and after a while my bad wrist starts hurting. But do I mind? Of course not.

And I'm on the waiting list at the library for The Long Earth (Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter) - something to look forward to!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:58 am

OMG this 'Good Omens' book is cracking me up...I have got to the bit with The Four Bikers of the Apocalypse' and their followers, a bike gang who try to emulate them by taking hilarious names like: "Embarrasing Personal Problems" and "No Alcohol Lager" :lol:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:14 pm

"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin on Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:The Leveson Report.



http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/news-and-events/ - misread briefing sessions as barfing sessions :haha:

Further Reading

The Report has now been published at http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/do ... 0/0780.asp

The Executive Summary has been published at http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/do ... 9/0779.asp
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:46 am

^^
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I think I'll wait for the film version.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:08 pm

Don't worry, ye won't have ter wayt fer the film versyun. I'll get ye a paper coppee fer yer berthday :haha:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:11 am

I have started to read 'The Life of Pi' by Yann Martel.

Just been made into a film.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roland Deschain on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:59 pm

I've started reading J K Rowling's first book for adults, A Casual Vacancy. It's certainly more colourful in its language than her previous offerings, and shows her as someone who can belt out an instant classic. Much recommended.

Oh, and just a little comment on A Song of Fire and Ice - :love:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin on Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:27 am

Roland Deschain wrote:I've started reading J K Rowling's first book for adults, A Casual Vacancy. It's certainly more colourful in its language than her previous offerings, and shows her as someone who can belt out an instant classic. Much recommended.


I'm stuck on p.53. Whatever I try, I can't get beyond it. When does the colourful stuff start?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roland Deschain on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:33 am

Griffin wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:I've started reading J K Rowling's first book for adults, A Casual Vacancy. It's certainly more colourful in its language than her previous offerings, and shows her as someone who can belt out an instant classic. Much recommended.


I'm stuck on p.53. Whatever I try, I can't get beyond it. When does the colourful stuff start?

On page 54. :moon:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby PKMKII on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:36 pm

A collection of HP Lovecraft stories.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roland Deschain on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:26 pm

PKMKII wrote:A collection of HP Lovecraft stories.

Are you enjoying them? Let me know your favourite.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin on Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:54 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:
Griffin wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:I've started reading J K Rowling's first book for adults, A Casual Vacancy. It's certainly more colourful in its language than her previous offerings, and shows her as someone who can belt out an instant classic. Much recommended.


I'm stuck on p.53. Whatever I try, I can't get beyond it. When does the colourful stuff start?

On page 54. :moon:


You lie!!

Now on p.56, after hard reading, and still no fun. :facewall:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby PKMKII on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:17 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:
PKMKII wrote:A collection of HP Lovecraft stories.

Are you enjoying them? Let me know your favourite.


I really liked The Cats of Ulthar. When you take something that doesn't inherently seem horrific, and then give it this angle of "We seem cute and cuddly, but we have the potential for supreme horror," it's much more unsettling than something that's supposed to horrific, being horrific.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:57 am

PKMKII wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:
PKMKII wrote:A collection of HP Lovecraft stories.

Are you enjoying them? Let me know your favourite.


I really liked The Cats of Ulthar. When you take something that doesn't inherently seem horrific, and then give it this angle of "We seem cute and cuddly, but we have the potential for supreme horror," it's much more unsettling than something that's supposed to horrific, being horrific.


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I dread to think what'll happen when you come across...shub niggurath !!!!! :shocked:
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