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Old 19-02-2006, 10:02 PM   #71
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I think Soul Music and Moving Pictures are my favourites, but they're all good. The last one was excellent (my housemate read it straight through again as soon as he finished it) - it struck a good balance between the more mature storytelling he's been going for in the last few books and the humour of the earlier ones. Hopefully he'll manage to keep that balance.
For gamers, there's a wonderful bit in Thief of Time involving a Yeti which should make you laugh

I'm reading The Science of Discworld again at work at the minute, since I can get through it in bits between phone calls - the science is well-presented (though there's little in there I didn't already know) and the story is also good. The third one I especially enjoyed (I love books about evolution whose authors aren't afraid to say how stupid and dangerous Creationism/Design is - Dawkins' The Ancestor's Tale is far and away the best non-fiction I've read in a long time, possibly ever).
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Old 19-02-2006, 10:13 PM   #72
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Originally posted by rlbell+Feb 19 2006, 09:42 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (rlbell @ Feb 19 2006, 09:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by TheGiantMidgit@Feb 19 2006, 06:54 PM
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Ever tried reading Fundation by Isaac Asimov?. I don't like fiction either, but with this saga I was hooked.

The Foundation series just kicks.
YMMV, but the only must read books in the Foundation series are the original three (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation). Later, Asimov tried to tie many of his books into one universe. While the novels are worth reading, the new novels that tie things together are second rate. Prelude to Foundation was especially disappointing (this from a reader who went out of his way to read everything penned by Asimov, at least once).

Caves of Steel, Under a Naked Sun, and Robots of Dawn are the SF mystery novels featuring Elijah Bailey and R. Daneel Olivaw. Pebble in the Sky, Stars Like Dust, and The Currents of Space are set before the rise of the Empire that is collapsing in the Foundation trilogy. I would recommend these books without the linking novels of Robots and Empire, Prelude to Foundation, or Foundation and Earth (which tries to bring the series full circle). [/b][/quote]
I wasn't even aware of any others outside of the original trilogy. Oh well, they're irrelevant.
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Old 20-02-2006, 06:43 AM   #73
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I just finished Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and am now reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson once again.

I've been trying to find Principia Discordia*, but it seems no bookstore has it around here. :P

*) Full name: Principia Discordia or, How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her - THE MAGNUM OPIATE OF MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER Wherein Is Explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything
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Old 20-02-2006, 10:05 AM   #74
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Dropped "The Vampire Sextette" - last story (Tanith Lee, The Island is full of noises) was just too boring for me to keep any interest in finishing it.
Loaded up and read through "Sunglasses After Dark" by Nancy Collins. Now, this one is a good book. A good, solid read, altough nothing too surprising.

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Old 20-02-2006, 01:29 PM   #75
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I'm reading Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan, an autobiograhical novel about an IRA teenager locked up in a borstal (youth prison) back in 1939. Not a classic, but a fairly interesting portrayal of the English borstal system and the problems between Ireland and the UK.

The story itself might work better on a reader at the age of the narrator (16).
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Old 20-02-2006, 02:06 PM   #76
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i am reading your minds :twisted: you are all disturbed people..i'll stop reading your minds..don't wanna end up like one of you :bleh:
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i am reading the forum Blah, blah, blah... in abandonia :whistle:
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Old 20-02-2006, 08:54 PM   #78
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I'm just about to finish Ten Days That Shook The World - which is a brilliant account of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

It's a great read.
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Old 20-02-2006, 09:00 PM   #79
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I'm reading Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll. It's the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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