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Skagboys. Enjoying revisiting the characters. Feels slightly formulaic. Needs more Spud.

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Cities of the Plain, McCarthy - although the Blizzard has derailed it

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spot the dog

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The Intelligent Investor

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How google tests software - great read fellow IT geeks

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was toying with posting a books thread today, i finished slaughterhouse five by kurt vonnegut last night. what a good read, i got through it in the guts of a day.

may start "a day in the life of ivan denisovich" by stolzyenistin later on. im still reading under thew loving care of the fatherly leader but its such a large book its taking me forever to read. its pretty heavy going in parts so finding it hard going. im about 3/4 of the way through it but ive been on it for about 3 months now

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the daily mail - fail

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i am reading The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Great summer read.

Have two Hilary Mantel books lined up for a trip to France. Bringing up the Bodies (follow up to Wolf Hall) and A Place of Greater Safety, set in the French revolution.

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Girlfriend read that Stolzyenistin. Said it was short but really hard going. Very grim. Finished Galapagos by vonnegut few weeks ago. Superb.

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duffy, and everyone for that matter, do you read a balance of work related and non work related books?

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i'll be getting into galapagos. i want to read a load of books <200 pages to make me feel better about the n.korea book

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i've been reading Infinite Jest on your recommendation. Only a few hundred pages in though, so plenty more to go.

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I'm reading 'Brooklyn' by Colm Toibin. I'm lucky in that work reading is fiction too. All good. Can recommend 'Amongst women' by John McGahern. Tale of an old republican and his family life down on the farm.

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Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan - The Strain

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i have infinite jest to read also but the size of it frightens me.

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Buy a kindle. Large books will never intimidate you again :-)

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Toying with re-reading Infinite Jest.

How is work reading fiction THWWT?

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english teacher innit

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You'll have to let us know how both the Mantels go. I really enjoyed 'Wolf hall' and have been meaning to read 'A place of greater safety' as well.

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And Shat is bang on the money. Every book is research.

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where can i download mobi files for the kindle for free

Thats right for free

Big woop you wanda fight about it?

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Wayne I found the strain on a bus 4 years ago, still haven't read it

Currently getting grimmed out by The Principles of Fluoresence Spectroscopy by J Lakowicz

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making glo-sticks m8?

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Required reading so I can pretend that I know what I'm talking about in my phd viva ss :-( after that it's viz magazine all the way til retirement.

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Half way through 1Q84 Book Three by Murakami, quite similar to his other work but good none the less

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@Mullano
You can find them on torrents, try demonoid. But you can also download a programme called Calibre that will convert ePub files to mobi - ePubs are much easier to find on the auld torrents.

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Read a visit from the goon squad & the white tiger recently, both fiction and easy reading. Started Robert Fisks The Age of the warrior yesterday, its shaping up to be very interesting, it certainly provides an insightful background on the middle east. Also read a Wall in Palestine before the others, worth reading to understand more about the settlements and their impact

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50 Shades Darker, I'm ashamed to say! lol

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Any tips folks? Need to acquire a few book presents

Decent biography - a la Niles Rodgers, music related preferably or about anyone else that has a good back story, not sporting related

Something humourous/quirky

Cheers

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for the ladies - Shanghai Girls, hard going in places, awesome representation of china

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Working my way through some classics at the minute.

Just finished Last Exit To Brooklyn. A complete implulse buy after hearing Alt J's 'Fitzpleasure' and reading about where the lyrics came from. Cant recommend highly enough tbh. Prob the best book ive read in my life. Great introduction from Irvine Welsh too.
Waiting on Requiem for a Dream coming in the post. Cant wait to get stuck into it.

Reading The Great Gatsby in between :)

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In the middle of The Lady in The Lake by Raymond Chandler.
Got The Girl with Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace queued up next

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you finish Infinite Jest, Ronan?

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i did, yeah. a whiles back. still cant get it out of my head.

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'tis amazing. So many great characters throughout

Barry Loach, Steeply, Stice, Pemulis, Clipperton, Lenz,

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started reading Haruki Murakami - 1q84 last week, but really wish I'd got it on kindle as the book is massive in my small lady hands and making it tough to read at bed time, so not really getting through it as much as I would like.

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Randy lenz is incredible

"There"

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haha ceri, i couldnt read a book again after reading on the kindle

on book 4 of game of thrones atm, i know i am behind most folks but they are a great read

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Finished the Farseer Trilogy no back to book 3 of Game of Thrones today in time for next season starting in March.

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anyone read the Farseer or any of Robin Hobb's books?

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See they are making Cloud Atlas into a movie

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Farseer trilogy is class Duff. Have read the Golden Fool or whatever you call the sequel to it and am on the third book of the liveships one. They're great but the Farseer one is the best imo

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Been reading John Updike's Rabbit series. On the third one now. They're great. Real classic 20th century American literature.

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Last Exit To Brooklyn and Infinite Jest added to my basket based on this thread. Top work.

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Coincidentally I just started 'Rabbit, run' this week Dee. My sister recommended it to me.

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Cloud Atlas already is a movie.

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yeah I've heard that so not in any rush to read the others although I have them all at home. Thought the ending was shit though and the last book a bit long and drawn out.

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Thought this might be of interest to some folks on here...

The Best Science Fiction Books, According To Real-Life Scientists

io9.com/the-best-scien...

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I really like the look of Dragon's Egg.

"In a moving story of sacrifice and triumph, human scientists establish a relationship with intelligent lifeforms--the cheela--living on Dragon's Egg, a neutron star where one Earth hour is equivalent to hundreds of their years. The cheela culturally evolve from savagery to the discovery of science, and for a brief time, men are their diligent teachers . . ."

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