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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 3:24 pm 
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As per Chuckles' thread, finished Night Watch last night. Timing was entirely coincidental.
Such a good book. Would be amazing to see a decent budget TV adaption of it.

Summer reading season in the sun is approaching, so have a few sci-fi books lined up for holidays. :thumbup:


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What's on your list? I'm looking for a couple of good series' to read. Just started the Dark Tower series and probably going to go through the whole of ASOIAF again at some point, though something similar (and not as intense) in between would be good


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Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
What's on your list? I'm looking for a couple of good series' to read. Just started the Dark Tower series and probably going to go through the whole of ASOIAF again at some point, though something similar (and not as intense) in between would be good

Brandon Sanderson's mistborn series might be right, and he's finished that. His stormlight series is very good but just two books so far. Anthony Ryan did a really good series, Blood song iirc book 1 was amazing and so books 2+3 fell short. David Eddings belgariad if you want an easy entertaining read. Robin hobbs books on Fitz are very good, I think assassins apprentice is the first. Also look at Brian Staveley, Mark Lawrence and Michael J Sullivan (Sullivan's has the bigger series, the other 2 have done sets of 3 books).


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Saw mention of the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy on here last week, so going to grab the first book on my Kindle. Thinking of getting some non-fiction as well. The State of Africa was mentioned also recently on here as worthwhile read about Africa post colonialism. Also watched the Siege of Jadotville recently, which is vaguely related.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 4:22 pm 
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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
What's on your list? I'm looking for a couple of good series' to read. Just started the Dark Tower series and probably going to go through the whole of ASOIAF again at some point, though something similar (and not as intense) in between would be good

Brandon Sanderson's mistborn series might be right, and he's finished that. His stormlight series is very good but just two books so far. Anthony Ryan did a really good series, Blood song iirc book 1 was amazing and so books 2+3 fell short. David Eddings belgariad if you want an easy entertaining read. Robin hobbs books on Fitz are very good, I think assassins apprentice is the first. Also look at Brian Staveley, Mark Lawrence and Michael J Sullivan (Sullivan's has the bigger series, the other 2 have done sets of 3 books).

:thumbup:

I'll maybe try it. I've never read that much fantasy tbh, more action/crime/thriller but I did really enjoy A Game of Thrones and enjoying the gunslinger so far. Heading away for 3 weeks in about a month so i'm assuming i'll have a bit of spare time to read a bit so will stock up, probably on my kindle for the ease


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As an exercise in patience and tolerance for all forms of literature I've been slowly making my way through the BBC 100 books to read before you die list. Sadly Time Travellers Wife was on this which have just finished and now want to stab someone in the face. My god what an absolute pile of wank. How the f uk is it on there?!


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Nolanator wrote:
Saw mention of the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy on here last week, so going to grab the first book on my Kindle. Thinking of getting some non-fiction as well. The State of Africa was mentioned also recently on here as worthwhile read about Africa post colonialism. Also watched the Siege of Jadotville recently, which is vaguely related.


Recently finished Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall which I thought was excellent if you are after any more non-fiction suggestions. Found myself saying "ahh of course" out loud quite a bit when reading it.


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As an exercise in patience and tolerance for all forms of literature I've been slowly making my way through the BBC 100 books to read before you die list. Sadly Time Travellers Wife was on this which have just finished and now want to stab someone in the face. My god what an absolute pile of wank. How the f uk is it on there?!


I just opened Guardians version, then checked over here and you're doing a version. So I thought I'd pop the link here for you https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/ ... -full-list

Haven't read it yet.

I've read it now, very dated, very victorian. Despite all I've read I've only read 10. Of those I'd agree with Coetzee's Disgrace without a doubt.


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Cheers for that Boobs. All subjective of course but a very different list that


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Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
Boobs not Moobs wrote:
Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
What's on your list? I'm looking for a couple of good series' to read. Just started the Dark Tower series and probably going to go through the whole of ASOIAF again at some point, though something similar (and not as intense) in between would be good

Brandon Sanderson's mistborn series might be right, and he's finished that. His stormlight series is very good but just two books so far. Anthony Ryan did a really good series, Blood song iirc book 1 was amazing and so books 2+3 fell short. David Eddings belgariad if you want an easy entertaining read. Robin hobbs books on Fitz are very good, I think assassins apprentice is the first. Also look at Brian Staveley, Mark Lawrence and Michael J Sullivan (Sullivan's has the bigger series, the other 2 have done sets of 3 books).

:thumbup:

I'll maybe try it. I've never read that much fantasy tbh, more action/crime/thriller but I did really enjoy A Game of Thrones and enjoying the gunslinger so far. Heading away for 3 weeks in about a month so i'm assuming i'll have a bit of spare time to read a bit so will stock up, probably on my kindle for the ease


try Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy if you enjoyed those two series.

Say one thing for Ruggabugga, say he gives good book recommendations....


I'm a bit fictioned out at the moment so just started this. Only started last night but seems to be pretty well written so far:

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RuggaBugga wrote:


I'm a bit fictioned out at the moment so just started this. Only started last night but seems to be pretty well written so far:

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Dan Jones writes very good historical books, quite different and much more analytical than his TV programmes which are quite obviously tailored for those with a more casual interest in matters historical. Masses of citations and well sourced material and offers plenty of further reading material for more niche aspects :thumbup:


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Downloaded Yanis Varoufakis' latest book, Adults in the Room.
Only on the 3rd chapter but already its a massive fudge you to the EU :lol:
Obviously I need to read a few other takes on what happened to Greece to get a more rounded view but some of the stuff he says about how the EU structured the bailout is criminal.


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tabascoboy wrote:
RuggaBugga wrote:


I'm a bit fictioned out at the moment so just started this. Only started last night but seems to be pretty well written so far:

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Dan Jones writes very good historical books, quite different and much more analytical than his TV programmes which are quite obviously tailored for those with a more casual interest in matters historical. Masses of citations and well sourced material and offers plenty of further reading material for more niche aspects :thumbup:


Good to hear. Was a bit worried by the subtitle.

I've actually decided I might start with the Norman conquest and work through the various dynasties. Can any of the history buffs recommend some good material. Not too heavy, not too light preferably.


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Started American Gods. Still early days and I've no idea what's happening, besides filling in a few blanks myself; but I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Somehow I've never read Gamain before. Next up is probably Good Omens (as a Pterry fanboi). What else should I stick on my reading list?
I do love reading a good book for the first time. Not something I've actually done much in the last few years.


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I'd like to get a friend a book for her birthday. She's well educated and interested in politics and culture.

I could just google it but I thought I'd try tap you guys in case you have any good ideas.

Any suggestions?

ed. going three pages back it looks grim. :uhoh:
Google it is.


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On the suggestion of the missus just finished Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Did look on here and a few of you had recommended it. Whilst she can write a nice sentence or paragraph she is a bit like Haruki Murakami in that the story never fcuking goes anywhere and the characters are just wholly unsympathetic. Hated it.


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Revisiting glen Duncan's the last werwolf, really enjoy his books, interesting and appropriate mantra 'kill, eat, fuxk'

I lucifer was a great book too, the devil back on earth in a broken down body, contemplating ageing


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Nolanator wrote:
Started American Gods. Still early days and I've no idea what's happening, besides filling in a few blanks myself; but I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Somehow I've never read Gamain before. Next up is probably Good Omens (as a Pterry fanboi). What else should I stick on my reading list?
I do love reading a good book for the first time. Not something I've actually done much in the last few years.

I'm very jealous of you getting to read good omens for the first time. Its on my desert island list


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Nolanator wrote:
Started American Gods. Still early days and I've no idea what's happening, besides filling in a few blanks myself; but I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Somehow I've never read Gamain before. Next up is probably Good Omens (as a Pterry fanboi). What else should I stick on my reading list?
I do love reading a good book for the first time. Not something I've actually done much in the last few years.


American Gods is fantastic. I just downloaded the tv show too, looking forward to getting stuck into that.


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