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    Quote Originally Posted by shiato storm
    if you fell asleep in the middle of one?! ? riveting read eh?
    LOL, no no, they are riveting books, but i'm afraid, when my eyes grow sore and tired they tend to take control doesnt matter what i'm reading/watching.

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    Am reading: The blind watchmaker - Richard Dawkins

    Next on the list - The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail - Micheal Baigent

    and probably re-read (for the umpteenth time) all of Douglas Adams stuff

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    Dead Air by Ian Banks

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    Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand - don't normally read a book after I've seen the film but enjoyed it more than I thought I would so bought the book.

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    Just finished The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown myself. Gotta say it was a very exciting read, every chapter (and there are a lot of them) ended in a cliffhanger. I read in my lunchbreak at work but somedays it was nearly 3pm and people started to wonder if I was going to do any work

    Currently reading 'Hunt for Red October' by Tom Clancy. About half way through and its quite good.

    Got a few more lined up. Couple of Stephen Fry books possibly. His sense of humour is oh so naughty!
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    Currently- Nothing, unless you count paper and National Geographic (which, i'll mention, is the best magazine i've gotten into so far- and i'm not usually into that sorta thing).

    I last read King Rat by James Clavell and also tried to read The Romance Of The Three Kingdoms (various authours afaik) but realised i was about 1/10 of the way through after 2 months and didnt wanna devote much more time to it when it wasn't really as rewarding as i expected

    Next- either "Stranger In A Strange Land" by Robert A. Heinlein OR "The Riddle of The Sands" by Erskine Childers, both on reccomendation of my dad (who's pretty reliable for book choices )
    Depends on which one is closest when i next feel like picking something up.


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    Any Good?

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    Currently 3/4 through The Pilgrim's Regress by CS Lewis. Also by Lewis - The Four Loves, and then just started The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. Started Treasure Island for the second time (read it the first time in high school for my pre-20th century novel), and I also recall having got good way through The Three Musketeers. I suppose I could pick that one up again. Finally, now and again I'll read a chapter from one of James Herriot's classics. All good books however, 'Regress' can be a little tricky to read at times, and Dumas has a rather elaborate style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klarrix
    Any Good?
    Just finished it now. Enjoyed it but not his best.

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    Reading the Da Vinci code makes the French patriotic? Erm, personally I think it makes them far-left wing, anti-Christianity and overly romanticised (if that's a word).
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    Re: I'm Reading - Will Be Reading.

    Just finished: Astropolis Pt 1: Saturn Returns. Not bad. not quite Alistair Reynolds or Peter F Hamilton, but has promise.

    Currently on: Accelerando. I f**king love Charles Stross.

    Next: Will finish "Stand On Zanzibar" and "Don Quixote". Interuppted Quixote to read Zanzibar, and interupted Zanzibar to read the above two.

    After that, I'll probably try and complete Vol 2 of the Hunter S Thompson correspondence, which I've been meaning to do for about 6 years.

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    "Next on the list - The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail - Micheal Baigent"

    Don't bother. Seriously. Turgid, non-logical, leaps of faith, badly written. Avoid.3


    I can heartily recommend The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, if no one has read it. It's brilliant.

    And Neverwhere by the same man still ranks as one of my top books ever. Ever.

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    Re: I'm Reading - Will Be Reading.

    Ignoring the massive thread revival...

    I've just finished A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, quite a good read actually, more of a whistlestop tour than a tome of encyclopedic facts though.
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    Re: I'm Reading - Will Be Reading.

    Oh, yeah, I did revive it, didn't I? How strage, I only clicked it coz it was near the top of one of the lists. Sorry.

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    Re: I'm Reading - Will Be Reading.

    good thread revival tbh

    I'm reading Vulcan 607 by Rowland White (cheers Ma_Tumble S!) which is mind blowing...old Vulcan and Victor bombers and the Argentina conflict

    I WILL be reading We Landed by Moonlight, the Secret RAF Landings in France 1940-1944 (cheers MA_Rias S!)

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    Re: I'm Reading - Will Be Reading.

    Just finished 'The Penultimate Truth' by PK Dick. Nothing lined up though....
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