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#76 2015-12-15 17:43:25

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ohnonot wrote:

Douglas Adams - The long dark Tea-time of the Soul

Ahhh YES! Dirk Gently, we've spent many an hour together.  Nice chap.

Have you read: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and/or The Salmon of Doubt?


The sun will never set if you keep walking towards it. - my son
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#77 2015-12-15 20:13:42

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Douglas Adams ... I can only say:  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile

BTW, I recommend the book: Starship Titanic, a Douglas Adams book(!), written by Terry Jones(!). Naked(!!). 'Nuf said.

Read it several times ... will read it next year probably once again.  big_smile


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#78 2015-12-15 20:40:45

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Re: What are you reading right now?

HEY!  Nice - never heard of that one and a game too, for that other OS.

One can even tour the ship online.
{grabbing a coffee - I'm going for a walk}


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#79 2015-12-15 21:03:39

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Few books by Camilla Läckberg, Jo Nesbø, Mons Kallentoft and Kjell Eriksson in English and in Polish.

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#80 2015-12-15 21:27:24

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Sector11 wrote:

HEY!  Nice - never heard of that one and a game too, for that other OS.

One can even tour the ship online.
{grabbing a coffee - I'm going for a walk}

Nice find ... wasn't really aware there is such thing as "tour the ship"?!?

As for the game ... I have to try it once ...


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#81 2015-12-18 17:45:24

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Right now I'm reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", by Ken Kesey. So far so good.

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#82 2015-12-19 03:54:47

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Finished up Silent Spring - the open sourced .epub edition from Fadedpage.com

http://fadedpage.com/

Still churning on my maybe 5th time reading The First Circle by Solzynitsyn, but the uncensored version,

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#83 2015-12-25 12:29:29

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Re: What are you reading right now?

@paxmark1:  If you like Solzhenitsyn, his Gulag Archipelago books can be downloaded in various formats here.  I read all three volumes quite awhile ago; mind-numbing inhumanity.

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#84 2015-12-25 13:02:07

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Flatland by Edwin A Abbott

Seminal science fiction smile

Also the manual for F-16 Combat Pilot  glasses


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#85 2015-12-25 13:15:24

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Re: What are you reading right now?

M Train by Patti Smith


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Red pill or blue pill?

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#86 2015-12-25 17:10:06

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Slade House - David Mitchell

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#87 2015-12-26 16:26:39

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Re: What are you reading right now?

jdonaghy wrote:

Slade House - David Mitchell

You know, after I read Mitchell's Cloud Atlas...I really tried getting into his other books. I tried the "Thousand Autumns of Jacob" and "Ghost Written"  but I just couldn't get into them. I may try Ghost Written again, but it seemed to be much more unpolished than Cloud Atlas was, and a bit more disjointed and harder to follow. This of course my just be the fact that I listen to all of my book on audio, so I find that some books that people really really love, I can't really get into cause either of a crap narrator.


"I have not failed, I have found 10,000 ways that will not work" -Edison

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#88 2015-12-26 17:15:09

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Re: What are you reading right now?

This.  Great read if you like this sort of thing.


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#89 2015-12-27 19:47:20

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Dobbie, is that written like an actual history or is it written in narrative form?  I love the Games of thrones series, (I finished A Knights of the Seven Kingdomws just a month back or so) but I'm not really in the mood of a book that is going to read like the Simillarion from the lord of the rings series lol...


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#90 2015-12-27 20:02:20

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Horizon_Brave wrote:

Dobbie, is that written like an actual history or is it written in narrative form?  I love the Games of thrones series, (I finished A Knights of the Seven Kingdomws just a month back or so) but I'm not really in the mood of a book that is going to read like the Simillarion from the lord of the rings series lol...

haha, nah it is written like a actual history.  Very interesting for a totally fictional world.

I am halfway through a Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, this one interrupted my read smile  I personally found the Simillarion a good read smile  I have learnt to have epic amounts of endless patience with Tolkien books.


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#91 2015-12-28 04:24:55

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#92 2016-01-02 15:10:57

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Recently read:

  1. Umberto Eco: Baudolino

  2. Jan Guillou: Dandy (2nd in Great Century series)

  3. Hannu Rajaniemi: The Causal Angel

The Causal Angel forced me to read the whole Jean le Flambeur trilogy over again, almost finished Quantum Thief now.
Third time reading Baudalino.
Q: Am i becoming recursive?
A: Yes. Next I'm going to borrow all Erast Fandorins I can find in the library.

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#93 2016-01-02 15:45:40

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Re: What are you reading right now?

By the way, if any of your good folks are on GoodReads.com  Feel free to add my as a friend there:
GoodReads.com


"I have not failed, I have found 10,000 ways that will not work" -Edison

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#94 2016-01-02 15:59:24

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Re: What are you reading right now?

@ HorizonBrave - Love GoodReads one of the best IMHO...

Recently read:
               "Capital Dames" by Cokie Roberts and
               "Economics After the Crisis" by Adair Turner

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#95 2016-01-02 16:03:34

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Re: What are you reading right now?

I just finished Epic of Gilgamesh -- from now on it can only be more recent literature :-)

Baudolino is a good read.

/Martin


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prove their worth by hitting back."
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#96 2016-01-02 16:29:51

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Martin wrote:

I just finished Epic of Gilgamesh -- from now on it can only be more recent literature :-)

Indeed.  It's a timeless tale though, and an important part of our social narrative.  "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra."


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#97 2016-01-02 17:50:24

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Moneyball
which by the way used JMP software to crunch the stats.
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#98 2016-01-03 00:47:45

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Up until a few days ago, I was reading IPCC's wg1AR5 on climate change. Interesting read, if you have the patience. But, if I had written it, I'd have probably titled it "A Million Ways To Say We're Screwed"... sad
Now I need to read wg2 and wg3, But I think I'll wait a bit.

Meanwhile, yesterday I started reading this book:

cover.jpg

May not be "epic", but it sure promises to be a battle for me... tongue


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#99 2016-01-03 01:35:56

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Inodoro Pereyra wrote:

Meanwhile, yesterday I started reading this book:

http://s20.postimg.org/6jg6uoypl/cover.jpg

May not be "epic", but it sure promises to be a battle for me... tongue


A very very good book! I printed out the entire PDF lol


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#100 2016-01-04 17:01:34

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Horizon_Brave wrote:

A very very good book! I printed out the entire PDF lol

Yep, looks like it, so far.
I'm also thinking about it, as soon as I can buy me a printer... tongue


Imagination is intelligence having fun. (Albert Einstein)
The thing about the Internet is you can create a phrase, and make up its author, and everybody will fall for it. (Aristotle)

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