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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2007, 02:21:07 AM »
The Saga of The Volsungs

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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2007, 07:16:25 AM »
Correctamundo! It is quite difficult to describe, but to give you a basic outline, a man writes about the history of Pontius Pilate and the devil visits Atheistic Soviet Russia to harass him, from what I gather.

A very amusing novel!

True - this book is a total classic and anyone into literature at all should read it. The deconstruction of human character, critique of socialism and the how Satan is portrayed is beyond amazing.

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2007, 11:23:08 AM »
Those who liked Master and Margarita and other works by Bulgakhov should consider reading the following by Victor Pelevin:

-Omon Ra
-Buddha's Little Finger/Clay Machine Gun
-Babylon/Homo Zapiense

The last two were translated twice; hence the two titles: one for the UK and the other for the US.  I haven't seen one bookstore that didn't carry at least one or two of these, and they will blow you away.

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2007, 09:55:07 AM »
Glen Cook - The Black Company trilogy. <-- reccomended

And Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice for a school assignment.
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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2007, 11:30:12 AM »
Glen Cook - The Black Company trilogy. <-- reccomended

Yeah! I've read them in Spanish, but they're excellent, specially if you're fed up of elves and faeries kind of fantasy.

I'm reading Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World. If you have any interest on history or languages is a really good read.
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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2007, 04:28:10 PM »
Almost done with the Street Lawyer, and wow, this is the first time it's taken me less than 2 weeks to finish a book in years.

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2007, 04:55:16 PM »
Almost done with the Street Lawyer, and wow, this is the first time it's taken me less than 2 weeks to finish a book in years.

Grisham has that effect on people.

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« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2007, 05:15:28 PM »
Grisham has that effect on people.
It's just ironic being that I didn't like the book when I started - odd beginning, moved too fast, etc. But really, I like it quite a bit now, so yes, he does indeed.

Still doesn't beat A Time to Kill, but I'm not sure if anything will beat my biased opinion of that one.

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« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2007, 05:19:16 PM »
It's just ironic being that I didn't like the book when I started - odd beginning, moved too fast, etc. But really, I like it quite a bit now, so yes, he does indeed.

Still doesn't beat A Time to Kill, but I'm not sure if anything will beat my biased opinion of that one.

Funny, A Time to Kill is one of his books I liked the least.

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2007, 05:20:22 PM »
Maybe I just need to read more of 'em then.

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2007, 05:45:29 PM »
Maybe I just need to read more of 'em then.


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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2007, 04:41:58 AM »
Recently John Steinbeck "Of Mice And Men" and F.Scott Fitzgerald short story "May Day".

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2007, 06:50:46 AM »
Just started Martin Baker's debut thriller "Meltdown".  :p

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Re: Current Reads
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2007, 09:49:14 AM »
Currently reading

The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
There are no Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings -Kenn Amdahl (Really good book explaining the fundamentals of Electronics for people other than electrical engineers).

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« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2007, 07:53:26 AM »
just finished "the Historian" by Elisabeth Kostova, a brilliant twist on the dracula tale

currently reading "imperium" by robert harris