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post Mar 25 2010, 12:14 AM
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QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Mar 10 2010, 02:08 PM) *
I'm very excited. I bought Alastair Reynolds shiny new one, Terminal World today.
Almost bought this but bought Drood by Dan Simmons (whose Ilium and Hyperion/Endymion saga I loved immensely) instead. It's a tale of Charles Dickens hunting a murderer and going a bit mad with his opium addicted friend.Haven't started it yet.

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And I recently started 'Marrow' by Robert Reed, bought on the strength of a short story in an anthology I bought at Christmas. It's extremely weird, but good reading so far.

I've read a few of his and enjoyed them. Is marrow the one with the ball of rock planetoid carrying whole species around in it? Good story.

EDIT: Checked and it is. I also read Sister Alice, which I would also recommend.

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post Mar 25 2010, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE (Jubei @ Mar 25 2010, 12:14 AM) *
Almost bought this but bought Drood by Dan Simmons (whose Ilium and Hyperion/Endymion saga I loved immensely) instead. It's a tale of Charles Dickens hunting a murderer and going a bit mad with his opium addicted friend.Haven't started it yet.


It's really excellent, if a bit over-long. Takes a bit of time to get going, but then is really gripping.

Currently reading Transition by Iain Banks, enjoying it so far, although it did take me time to realise it wasn't an Iain M Banks novel.
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post Mar 25 2010, 03:34 PM
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QUOTE (Igmeister @ Mar 25 2010, 11:01 AM) *
It's really excellent, if a bit over-long. Takes a bit of time to get going, but then is really gripping.

Cool, looking forward to starting it even more.

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Currently reading Transition by Iain Banks, enjoying it so far, although it did take me time to realise it wasn't an Iain M Banks novel.

I thought for a brief second you were saying there was a new 'M' book out. sad.gif
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post Mar 25 2010, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Mar 24 2010, 09:36 AM) *
Anyone finish the new Fforde yet?


I'm starting it tonight. I've been reading The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell for a few days and I need a break from the depressing.
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post Mar 26 2010, 12:11 AM
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QUOTE (Jubei @ Mar 25 2010, 03:34 PM) *
I thought for a brief second you were saying there was a new 'M' book out. sad.gif


Nope, you've got the best part of a year to wait for Surface Detail.
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post Mar 26 2010, 02:21 PM
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Just finished War of the Worlds. Great stuff.

What next for me, guys?
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Call of Cthulhu, or A Study in Scarlet?
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post Mar 26 2010, 04:21 PM
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Could I just ask, if anyone here happens to be out and about book buying in the London area over the next couple of weeks could you let me know if you chance upon A Pub Crawl Through History by Mike Pentelow and Peter Arkell. I'd like to get it for my dad's birthday next month.
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post Mar 26 2010, 06:14 PM
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Reading Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, then going to move on to It Can't Happen Here and Elmer Gantry.
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post Mar 26 2010, 10:38 PM
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Reading "Beautiful Losers" by Leonard Cohen.

I just finished "The Late Hector Kipling" by David Thewlis (the dude who played the werewolf in the Harry Potters). Was good. The end made me quite sad. But books like that usually do.
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post Mar 27 2010, 03:26 PM
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The local The Works has The Little Book Of Mornington Crescent for 2 quid. I can finally say goodbye to double inversions putting me in Nip.

I also bought The Pocket Book Of Boosh, Ultimate Spiderman - The Scripts, and Strontium Dog Vol 5.

QUOTE (GundamGuy_UK @ Mar 26 2010, 02:21 PM) *
Just finished War of the Worlds. Great stuff.

What next for me, guys?
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Call of Cthulhu, or A Study in Scarlet?


I'm not a big fan of Verne, so maybe you should get that out of the way?
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post Mar 27 2010, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE (curtinparloe @ Mar 27 2010, 03:26 PM) *
The local The Works has The Little Book Of Mornington Crescent for 2 quid. I can finally say goodbye to double inversions putting me in Nip.

The main bonus of my awful minimum wage job there during university was the access to some brilliantly obscure books - I bought my housemate the Babylon 5 Cookbook for 50p.
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I had a surprise in Waterstone's this afternoon; whilst browsing the science fiction section I found a new John Wyndham novel!

Plan for Chaos is a previously unpublished, complete, Wyndham manuscript that was written at the same time as The Day of the Triffids.

Of course, there may be a good reason why it hasn't been published before now, but I guess I'm going to find out because I've bought a copy!
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post Mar 27 2010, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (omni @ Mar 26 2010, 06:14 PM) *
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis


How's this going Pete? I got recommended Sinclair Lewis by an English teacher some years ago, is he as good as I'm led to believe? He's got a cracking name, at least.
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post Mar 30 2010, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (Hobbes @ Mar 27 2010, 02:49 PM) *
How's this going Pete? I got recommended Sinclair Lewis by an English teacher some years ago, is he as good as I'm led to believe? He's got a cracking name, at least.

It's one of the better satires I've read in quite awhile. Just plowing thru the 1920's slang is fun in itself. I've downloaded a bunch of his stuff and I'm definitely going to read the rest if they're anywhere near as good as this one.
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post Apr 2 2010, 11:35 AM
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Finished Transition by Iain Banks A very good novel, once the maze of the first 50 odd pages is unravelled. Makes you think about the kind of world that we live in and the people who run it, Banks' most political novel since 'Dead Air'. Definitely blurs the lines between his M and non-M output too.
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