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What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by David Tails on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 4:40 pm

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As the title suggests; this is just a post to find out what people are currently reading (I don't want any sarcastic comments stating "This thread" thumbsup)

I'm currently reading What The Night Knows by Dean Koontz. I'm only about 19 chapters in, but it's really good so far.

I finished Shattered Bones by Stuart MacBride at the weekend. That was okay, but the editing was poor so it detracted from my enjoyment a little.

Actually that is another question for this thread. Is it just me, or does sloppy editing bother you? I'm talking in terms of spelling mistakes, double words etc. I find it really off putting and I can't really explain why. I guess it could be because it interupts the flow of the story.

It really grinds my gears Shocked

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Post by Galted on Sat 07 May 2016, 2:53 pm

Rowley wrote:I have read the Godfather Galted, it gets slagged off quite a bit but I enjoyed it. The background stuff is interesting. Could have lived without the stuff about Lucy's fanny, but other than that it's a decent read.

That was bizarre, the whole bit about her and the doctor was unnecessary. Glad they left it out of the film.

I wasn't really expecting much from the book, glad when I'm proved wrong in such matters.
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Post by ShahenshahG on Sat 07 May 2016, 4:34 pm

Haha the fanny bit was feckin funny. He was fixated by sonnys giant Winkle. Also there were some weird bits that should have been left out like calling death that foul traitor to man..it was a poor end to a seriously good bit about the man's death and the interaction between the two men.

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Post by Rowanbi on Tue 17 May 2016, 11:45 am

About halfway through Haram Balkania. Apart from rehashing a lot of Ottoman history, I can't really see much point to it. Sapiens finished well anyway. The last few chapters were all aobut the distant future and how humans are destined to become godlike - if we don't destroy ourselves first. Within a thousand years or so we may have dispensed with out physical bodies, created a common memory bank and moved off this planet. & that's not a long time on the grand scale, a mere blip on the radar compared with the 200,000 years our species has already been around. But who really knows about the future? All the old science fiction writers had us living on the moon and other planets by now, but none of them predicted the internet. chin idea
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Post by Derbymanc on Thu 26 May 2016, 6:17 pm

Been reading through the C'thorran books. Read the first years ago so found the others but was miffed to see it never got concluded and a lot of question were never answered (book 5 is apparently due out this year about 15 years after the last one).

The first books okay, in fact i really enjoyed it but it's downhill after that with some strange bits about gods and believing them and in the 3rd it takes a very strange and odd turn. didn't read the 4th as i found it it wasn't finished but i still wanna know where them worms came from

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Post by Guest on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 7:31 pm

Currently reading the Vince Flynn 'Mitch Rapp' stories. Extremely enjoyable & a significant step up on the 'Reacher' books, in every sense.

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Post by Rowley on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 9:00 pm

Am about half way through Elvis Costello's autobiography Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink and cannot recommend it highly enough. For anyone who has had the misfortune to have read Morrissey's autobiography this is very much the book that should have been. It is eccentric, self deprecating, warm and extremely amusing. Basically it is everything Morrissey's should have been if he wasn't such a whining bell end.


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Post by Guest on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 12:13 pm

Just read Adam "Nergal" Darski's biography "Confessions of a Heretic"

Lead singer and guitarist with Polish Black/Death Metal band BEHEMOTH he talks frankly about a whole host of subjects including his battle with Leukemia. Intelligent and articulate, he comes across well and makes no apologies for his attitudes and opinions on certain matters including appearing as a judge on Poland's version of "The Voice" and dating Poland's version of Kylie Minogue for a time.

Of little or no interest to anyone not into Metal or specifically a fan of BEHEMOTH, which rules out Rowley, Galted, Shah and everyone else on here.

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Post by Galted on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 1:46 pm

Currently finishing David Copperfield (the Dickens book, not the c*nt).

The second Dickens I've read, and the first for nearly 30 years (after being very much put off by the dreadful Hard Times). Have to say that I can see what the fuss is, his prose is excellent despite the odd lapse into melodrama and, in parts, very funny. Suffers a bit from poorly developed characters, a tendency to sanctify young women, and a reliance on coincidence after coincidence. Will give Great Expectations a go sometime soon.
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Post by Guest on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 1:57 pm

Galted wrote:Currently finishing David Copperfield (the Dickens book, not the c*nt).

The second Dickens I've read, and the first for nearly 30 years (after being very much put off by the dreadful Hard Times).  Have to say that I can see what the fuss is, his prose is excellent despite the odd lapse into melodrama and, in parts, very funny.  Suffers a bit from poorly developed characters, a tendency to sanctify young women, and a reliance on coincidence after coincidence.  Will give Great Expectations a go sometime soon.
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After finishing "Confessions of a Heretic", I started reading "No country for Old Men". I have read four pages (it was late and I was tired) but I can say without fear of contradiction that, all being well, I will read some more pages at some stage.

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Post by Guest on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 12:53 pm

As predicted, read some more pages however it could be that the copy I have "downloaded" for Kindle isn't official and has made reading very tiresome or maybe I'm just fed up with it. having watched the film, I'm aware of where it's headed (nowhere satisfactory) so I've binned it off and started "Others of my Kind" by James Sallis...not loving it but again, it's been downloaded for free however it's not a patch on his other stuff

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Post by Galted on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 1:06 pm

Finished David Copperfield. The last few pages were similar to the first 700 apart so my opinion remains the same.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by superflyweight on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 1:25 pm

You should give Bleak House a go, Galted. It's a whopping length, but very good and up there with Great Expectations as his best work.

Currently reading Brideshead Revisited. A bit slow to start with but its cracking along now.

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Post by Galted on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:00 pm

superflyweight wrote:You should give Bleak House a go, Galted.  It's a whopping length, but very good and up there with Great Expectations as his best work.  

Currently reading Brideshead Revisited.  A bit slow to start with but its cracking along now.  

Will give it a go after GE. Really enjoyed Brideshead Revisited, though I had seen the series some years before and, when I read it, I had Jeremy Irons's voice narrating.
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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:01 pm

Dickens is sh*te. Like the ballet and opera. All sh*te.

I'm currently reading two books as I'm a maverick who doesn't play by the rules.

One is called 'Among You' by Jake Wood - he did 3 tours with the TA. 2 in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. He also worked at a bank as an analyst when he wasn't with the TA. He comes back with chronic PTSD. It's a bit sh*t at the moment and he needs to up his game if it is to make it onto my top 50 War Books list.

The other one is 'Ardennes - Hitler's last gamble' by the brilliantly named Antony Beevor. It's f*cking ace, like all Beevor's books on WWII. It is currently residing at 11 on my top 50 War Books list but if the second half is as good as the first, then it may well edge into the top 10.


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Post by Galted on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:04 pm

Is the first one about coxy?
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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:07 pm

Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

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Post by Galted on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:13 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

Jake Wood is clearly not a real name, like Max Power and Uriah Heep.
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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:14 pm

Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

Jake Wood is clearly not a real name, like Max Power and Uriah Heep.

Is Galted a real name?

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Post by Guest on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:22 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

Jake Wood is clearly not a real name, like Max Power and Uriah Heep.

Is Galted a real name?
What about Victoria Wood?

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:23 pm

DAVE667 wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

Jake Wood is clearly not a real name, like Max Power and Uriah Heep.

Is Galted a real name?
What about Victoria Wood?

English fast bowler, Mark Wood?

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Post by Galted on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:30 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

Jake Wood is clearly not a real name, like Max Power and Uriah Heep.

Is Galted a real name?

Yes.

My full name is Galted Ramone Fannycleaver.
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Post by Guest on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 3:21 pm

Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

Jake Wood is clearly not a real name, like Max Power and Uriah Heep.

Is Galted a real name?

Yes.

My full name is Galted Ramone Fannycleaver.
Used to be Galted Ramone Gashsplitter but he changed it so as not to be confused with the Berkshire Gashsplitters

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Post by Galted on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 3:51 pm

DAVE667 wrote:
Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Galted wrote:Is the first one about coxy?

No, it's about Jake Wood.

Jake Wood is clearly not a real name, like Max Power and Uriah Heep.

Is Galted a real name?

Yes.

My full name is Galted Ramone Fannycleaver.
Used to be Galted Ramone Gashsplitter but he changed it so as not to be confused with the Berkshire Gashsplitters

Don't even mention those thieving, backstabbing bastards to me.
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Post by Galted on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 3:53 pm

This reading thread will be five and a half years old next Wednesday and it only contains 14 pages.
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Post by Guest on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 9:29 am

Just goes to show that the vast majority of people on here are slack jawed mouthbreathers who contribute nothing to society save for a few turds every day.

Clearly I'm referring to people who aren't me, Tina or you, Galted. The rest of 'em, I'm not overly fussed about...especially that Shah.

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Post by Galted on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 10:19 am

Very beautifully put, SerialDAVE. Perhaps if you used this writing ability more this thread would have many more posts.
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Post by Guest on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 11:05 am

I doubt it very much, GALTED. These drug addled frigwidgets are too busy sitting around in bubble baths, surround by scented candles and whale music, plotting to destroy Christendom by putting explosives in Nokia phones and flipflops, throwing homosexuals from high buildings to try and cover their own very obvious leanings. Others are just out and out racists spoiling for a fight.

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Post by Galted on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 11:16 am

That would be a great opening chapter.
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Post by Guest on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 11:36 am

It would tail off substantially after that

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Post by Galted on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 11:49 am

You'd just need to spice it up with a disembowelling every few chapters.
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Post by Guest on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 11:52 am

Won't sell many children's books with that sort of thing, Galted,

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Post by Guest on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 1:31 pm

How I escaped My Certain Fate by Stewart Lee.

Very funny indeed.

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Post by Galted on Tue 18 Oct 2016, 12:18 pm

Finished Great Expectations, it's pushed David Copperfield off top spot on my list of top 3 Dickens books. Bloody good stuff, apart from the silly names and excess of coincidences. I will read Bleak House next as suggested so that the list can become a top 4.

Currently into the second chapter of Wuthering Heights. Hope it picks up soon as it's just been a mess of long-winded waffle.
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Post by alfie on Sat 22 Oct 2016, 1:29 pm

Reading All the light we cannot seeAnthony Doerr ; an American author who has won a few literary prizes recently . I am not surprised : haven't read any of his other works but I will - this one is absolutely brilliant.
World War 2 story told from the point of view of a young blind French girl and a German soldier ...it moves me . Keep turning the pages but not wishing for an end...

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Post by Guest on Sat 22 Oct 2016, 8:30 pm

Red or Dead by David Peace. About the great Bill Shankley. Written in a style designed to irritate and seems to mock Dan Brown.
Bill got up. Bill went to the cupboard. He opened it. Bill took out the table cloth. Bill spread it out on the table.... etc. Two pages of that to read about Shanks making breakfast. FOUR pages about him washing his car. F*cking well gave up in the end and am going to re read seven books by the brilliant James Crumley

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Post by Guest on Tue 09 May 2017, 12:46 pm

After seeing the trailer for Dark tower I picked up a copy of The Gunslinger. Only 100 pages in but really enjoying so far

Also picked up a copy of The Shining and IT as well which I've never read either

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Post by lfc91 on Tue 09 May 2017, 1:40 pm

Currently reading Empire VII: The emperors Knives by Anthony Riches. Enjoyed the first 6 and the 7th seems to be just as good.

Before that it was Seveneves by Neal Stepherson. One of my favorite books in a long time. Haven't read many sci fi books, which considering im a big fan of the genre in movies and TV, is quite surprising. After this though will definitely add a few more sci fi books to the collection.

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Post by Luke on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 2:17 pm

Currently working my way through Mark Billingham's Tom Thorne series. Currently on the 8th of about 14. The1st few were good, the rest are okay but a bit repative. Doesn't help that I'd worked out who the killer/surprise twist was half way through. And that I can't work out weather is like Thorne or not, at first he was a mysterious, lived the job etc (like Micheal Connelly's Harry Bosch). Now he just comes across as a miserable git, who's actually a bit of a t**t.
Will carry on and hope that they get back to the first ones.



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Post by Steffan on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 9:09 pm

Currently reading the Orwell classic '1984'. Quite ironic given the events in Catalonia at the moment. Along with the whole Trump v Kim Jong-un saga. Could have easily been called '2017'

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 8:28 pm

1985...The recently discovered sequel by George Orwell..

Now the people are watching Big Brother..

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 2:11 am

DEvoured Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson with one sleep in the middle
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Post by andygf on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 2:49 pm

Another heads-up for Stewart Lee's "How I Escaped My Certain Fate". I have re-read this a few times over the last few years, and although at first I was unconvinced at his high level of pedantic footnotes and over-analysis of comedy, I have overcome these reservations and decided that it is a feast of a book. Lee has a brilliant vocabulary and his perspective is fascinating to me. He also talks about music and comics which I absolutely loved.
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Post by lfc91 on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 4:30 pm

ChequeredJersey wrote:DEvoured Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson with one sleep in the middle

Read the first in that series (The way of kings) a few years back. Really enjoyed it. Was a long'un though! Definitely more than one sleep to get through it...

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Post by Luke on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 9:37 am

Just finished Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay.

Worth reading if your traveling, as easy to read. Fairly intresting story, good ending.
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