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Old 08-03-2007, 09:52 AM   #61
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Henning @ Mar 7 2007, 07:50 PM) [snapback]282345[/snapback]</div>
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Terry Pratchett's The Light Fantastic. I started it yesterday when it arrived - I had finished The Color Of Magic the day before.


Loving it!
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I just finished that. Great book, but the later books get even better.
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:37 PM   #62
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Finished reading Bubblegum Zone. The whole thing was pretty darn huge - and written so well I've been reading until early morning hours for several nights in a row.

I've got a huge pile of various fanfiction just waiting to be read... so that's what I'm going to do for next few days.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:09 PM   #63
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Old 13-03-2007, 11:22 PM   #64
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Another one: "The magician" by W. Somerset Maugham. Intended to be a kind of light reading before going into more serious stuff, but I ended discovering a romantic and quite boring (for its style) novel. Very different from other books I've read from the same writer, specially the short tales ones, which are great.
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Old 14-03-2007, 01:28 AM   #65
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Alright. I put "Churchill" on the back-burner for a while.


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Am currently skimming through a history of the Greek philosophers.

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Old 14-03-2007, 05:24 AM   #66
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I have been reading Gullivers Travels by Johnathan Swift, if you want something with plotholes read it, I cant see how this gunge ever got published let alone be considered a classic!
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Old 14-03-2007, 08:52 AM   #67
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BlindMonk @ Mar 14 2007, 12:28 PM) [snapback]283489[/snapback]</div>
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Am currently skimming through a history of the Greek philosophers.
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Funny you should say that, I'm currently in the middle of a book on philosophers, from Monists to Modern times.

Incidentally, Tito reminded me of another book called Magician, by Raymond E. Feist, which I've only just finished reading. It's quite good, and there's sequels too, but I haven't been able to find the time to go to the library, let alone read it. The only problem I have is the name of the unfortunate protagonist, Pug, who thankfully changes it, or really has it changed for him, later on.
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Old 14-03-2007, 11:23 AM   #68
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Mmmm, Watchmen, so good memories... I hope they don't make a film of it, they would probably screw it completely.

About your comment, Dillon, I think it is a bit radical. It is quite an old book, so you can't compare it with modern ones in terms of plot. The structure of this book follows that of children tales, with a sharp satire hidden behind it, and that is what can make it an interesting novel (I wouldn't say classic, as I find that concept quite silly).
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Old novels were nothing like modern ones. In a novel you expect a plot from the beginning to the end, but old novels have nothing to do with that. The only constant is the characters if any and each episode is mostly an independent story. The good thing is that if you get bored and stop reading it for several months you won't need to remember almost anything when you continue with it.
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Old 15-03-2007, 10:44 PM   #70
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Back in the days of old you didn't really have much else to do in a sunday afternoon i bet, so you can spend it by reading a 500 page novel right?
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