last few good books you read?

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  1. newrmdmike

    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

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    so guys, i'd like to hear what all you've been reading lately.

    as for myself:

    siddhartha, steppenwolf - both hermann hess.

    the road - cormac mccarthy OH MY GOSH ITS GOOD(you feel compelled to read until your done, can be finished in 6-8 hours of reading), going to read his blood meridian next - or all the pretty horses, blood meridian is on times top 100 books in english list.

    Development and social change, a global perspective third edition by philip mcmichael. - a sociology professor, and author mailed this book to thailand so i could read it. Lots of eyeopening stuff in it, but not something you'll want to sit down and read all at once.

    over the last couple of weeks thats what i've read, along with the news.


    So lets hear it, what have you been reading!?!?!?!
     
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    i recently read a book called Blindness by jose saramago, it's definately worth checking out.

    on a side note, don't you hate it when someone lends you a book and then keeps asking you if you've read it yet. Then you usually have to find a nice way of telling them you didn't like it
     
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    Just been re-reading Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton while I wait the release of the next book due next month
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    umph ... this reminds me i haven'T been reading for ages! :( just no time ... I used to eat (good) books...
     
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    The Speed of Sound by Scott Eyman
     
  6. newrmdmike

    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

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    any kurt vonnegut fans here? he just died recently :(
     
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    skieur TPF Noob!

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    Gee, I read and studied those works in the original German several decades ago.

    skieur
     
  8. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I've just read Claudius, The God by Robert Graves and am now reading another Roman history book, but can't remember which one.

    Anyone who enjoyed 300 when it was out could do worse than reading Persian Fire by Tom Holland, or even Rubicon which deals with the shift from Republican to Imperial Rome.
     
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    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

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    skier . . . i feel like i'm missing out by reading them in english, is it worth learning german to appreciate the structure and original intent?
     
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    I'm making my way to the end of the Rebus series...but since I don't have the next in line I'm reading I am a Cat by [SIZE=-1]Soseki Natsume[/SIZE]
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I also like:

    Haruki Murakami stuff, not read them all yet
    Terry Pratchett, read them all
    Ian Rankin, read all the Rebus stuff I think
    Jim Butcher, read all the Harry Dresdens
    Iain (and Iain M) Banks, read the lot
    Quite like Bill Bryson and John Irving too...

    One Harry Potter to go too...
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    Does anyone have an english translation of Dr. Mabuse the Gambler by Norbert Jaques?
     

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