What are you reading?

(LordOdysseus) #1

I’m still juggling these 5 books:

  1. Foundation - Isaac Asimov
  2. Dune - Frank Herbert
  3. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  4. The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
  5. It - Stephen King

What about you?

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(Amantus) #2

Surface Detail by Iain M Banks.

Nearly finished with the culture series and I’m starting to get a bit sad :grin::sweat_smile::disappointed_relieved::sob:

(Nana Skalski) #3

These new forums for now.

But I have to finish “At the Mountains of Madness”. Will do, someday. :closed_book:

(Steve Ronuken) #4

http://www.baen.com/feldspar is a good, if short, read.

(Kristin Sabrioski) #5

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

also trying to catch up on my 11 years of missed eve lore. lol

(CCP Falcon) #6

I’m actually thinking about starting to re-read all my old James Herbert novels again, however I’m also writing a lot recently, so my time is kinda full with that :smiley:

(Steve Ronuken) #7

The Rats trilogy? that was disturbing.

(CCP Falcon) #8

Fantastic books, although my favorite is '48 :smiley:

(Steve Ronuken) #9

ooo. not seen that one. bought! :smiley:

(CCP Falcon) #10

It’s amazing, an action/horror novel on the surface, but beneath it there’s a serious look into undertones of how Allied and Axis propaganda affected those serving in the armed forces during WWII, and how class divided people during the war years.

Really interesting read :smiley:

(ER0X) #11

Right now I’m reading… The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov.

(Pleasure Hub Node-514) #12

(Tom Forager) #13

I’m currently on Xenocide in the Ender’s Game series.

(Abstract Unknown) #14

I’ve most recently finished the short book “The Man Who Was Thursday” by G. K. Chesterton.

The book is about an undercover policeman who infiltrates an anarchist sect. The story seems to take a philosophical and possibly literary perspective (whatever that means). Lots of stuff about the way poets think, but most of that went over my head.

I realised who Sunday is about 1/3 through the book and got to thinking how this might work. It seem to me that an anarchist group made up of undercover policemen would effectively silence genuine anarchists; if the genuine believe there is a big bad organisation that they’re just not good enough to get into, surely they’d remain content that someones already doing something and they’d be less likely to act themselves or develop their own group. It makes sense better in my mind; I’m having trouble articulating my thoughts. Although saying that, to be rejected might well cause envy.

The attribution of character to the days of the week, toward the end of the book, is very interesting and I feel there might be something a little deeper there.

The ending is intellectually interesting when actually considered, but very unexpected and ultimately disappointing. Maybe I just didn’t get it; I wanted an explanation of what Sunday was actually doing as both ‘himself’ and the other person.

Mail me if you’d like to explain what I’m missing.

(Khergit Deserters) #15

Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks. Read Surface Detail, but now going back to read the books in order. (Or does reading them in chronological order even matter much? Seems maybe not).

(Amantus) #16

It doesn’t really matter, but you might as well read them in order

(Amber Stonei) #17

Just finished Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov, now I am reading Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice

(Arthur Dentz) #18

Picked up American Gods again (so I can compare the TV version) and I’ve two trilogies to finish (Kinglsayer Chronicles & The Causal Angel) before I’m allowed to buy myself another book.

(LeFleur) #19

The Worm Within by Sarah Newton.

(Althalus Stenory) #20

The Witcher, written by Andrzej Sapkowski