Books you've read or are reading

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  1. StPauli1916 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Yes mate, haven’t read it all yet but it’s a good read so far
     
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    Continuing with the Wells.
     
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    Finished Anne Rice's Violin. One of her stand alone books but very much classic Anne Rice in its style.

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    Edit: Watched the 1933 movie adaptation of this book and was impressed. Oldest film I've seen as of yet, but will be succeeded by Metropolis, to tie in with The Sleeper Awakes, which was read before this.
     
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    Just finished this today - amazing! For some reason I always thought it was a mammoth book, but it's relatively small and a very easy read. I had a preconceived idea of what the story was about, but was wrong. Already have the Kubrick film downloaded for watching when I get a few spare hours. Would love to read the sequel (2010: The Year We Make Contact) but starting back uni soon and need to get my background reading done :frown:
     
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    Reading Mythos by Stephen Fry just now and enjoying it.
     
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    Man, that's one of the few books I've ever parked and put back on the shelf. Thought Fry managed to do the impossible and make greek mythology boring.
     
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    Haha, glad you said that actually! How far did you get? I felt the same in the beginning when he was talking about creation and how everything and everyone came about, but it does improve!
     
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    Trying to remember the name of the story and its slipped my mind. The Princess which gets carried away in a cloud... Was it Danae? Can't remember - also didn't like the way he tried to modernise the stories either. The whole thing just felt odd.
     
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    Aye, there have been some bits where I've thought ugh, this is *, what am I doing reading it, so can see why others might not like it but it has grown on me and on the whole I've enjoyed it.
     
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    Re-reading this.

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    100 pages into this and enjoying it so far

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    You read this one @Taz ?
     
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    Reading Harold Schechters new book about Belle Gunness. No one comes close to him with true crime books.
     
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    Just finished Volume 4 of Phillip K Dicks collective stories and it was brilliant! Think he was becoming more comfortable with writing novellas by this point as opposed to the short stories. Would highly recommend this to folks who like early sci-fi

    Favourites stories here were:
    Autofac
    Minority Report
    The Mold of Yancy
    Waterspider
    Orpheus with Clay Feet
    What the Dead Men Say

    The titles are a bit "*" mind you...

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