What are you reading now?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by marilyn peake » February 25th, 2010, 12:01 am

First book I'm going to read on my Kindle: a science fiction novel about robots, GENESIS by Bernard Beckett.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by FK7 » February 25th, 2010, 12:56 am

Lucky bastard.... I want a Kindle so bad.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Scott » February 25th, 2010, 12:53 pm

Terry Towery wrote:If anyone has ever wondered why editing is so important, read this version of the novel. Way too bloated.
Speaking of bloated, I'm starting Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke on recommendation. Is it possible it deserves all the high profile accolades it's received and not one word is wasted? Damn thing would kill someone if it fell on them from a not-so-great height.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by katya152 » February 27th, 2010, 10:30 pm

All Roads Lead Me Back to You by Kennedy Foster. So wonderful.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by LGS » February 28th, 2010, 10:19 am

Right now I'm reading Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann. If you want to learn how to write clean, vivid, intelligent prose, he's one to study. Loved this description: Sad-jeaned whores. Perfect capture.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Nick » February 28th, 2010, 6:09 pm

FROM WHERE I WAS STANDING by Chris Rowland. Have yet to begin it, but I imagine it'll be very good. It's a memoir of the Heysel tragedy, which oft gets overlooked in response to Hillsborough, though both were terrible, terrible affairs that really should never have happened.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by marilyn peake » March 3rd, 2010, 3:57 am

Finished reading science fiction novel, GENESIS by Bernard Beckett. Wow, what an incredible ending. I'm now going to read NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro - I've been meaning to read this for a long time.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by craig » March 3rd, 2010, 11:49 am

Finished two books yesterday --

-- SANDSTORM by James Rollins. Quite an adventurous thriller.

-- UNWORTHY by Kirsten Beyer. This is a Star Trek novel. Yes, I'm a Trekkie. It was absolutely fascinating, though! Star Trek books are far better than most people think they are.

And today I will be starting --

-- THE DIGITAL PLAGUE by Jeff Somers. This the sequel to THE ELECTRIC CHURCH, which I think I posted about a few pages ago. It'll be a dark sci-fi noir book.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by eringayles » March 3rd, 2010, 5:38 pm

I have at least 4 going at once - variety is the spice, right?
I'm loving Bones of Faerie -Jami Lee Simner. Terry Pratchett books (not really into him). Lord of the Rings (didn't get into it 20 yrs ago - liking it more this time). Seven Little Australians (wonderful!!)

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by SteveShakespeare » March 5th, 2010, 2:34 pm

Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson
"The difference between the almost-right word & the right word is...the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." -- Mark Twain

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by zoecourtmansmith » March 5th, 2010, 4:50 pm

Just finished Straub's A Dark Matter. Brilliantly done, and I loved the sorta literary horror bent. Next up? If On A Winter's Night A Traveler.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Jamo » March 5th, 2010, 8:37 pm

A Special Providence by Richard Yates

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by JilltheImpossible » March 6th, 2010, 1:04 am

I've just finishing up Xenocide by the lovely Orson Scott Card and about to start on Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsey.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by bronwyn1 » March 7th, 2010, 6:51 pm

The Comedians by Graham Greene

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Rik » March 8th, 2010, 7:51 am

I've just started reading KIM, by Rudyard Kipling - a book I've been meaning to read for the past 30 years. After that, I'm going to read Conrad's HEART OF DARKNESS and other stories - again, a book I've been keen to read for ages. Once those two are out of the way I can get back into my comfort zone - good, solid SF/F stuff.
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