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Author Topic: The Awesome Books You've Read Recently Thread.  (Read 8878 times)
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« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2012, 06:31:35 am »

I just finished Cory Doctorow's new novel Pirate Cinema after I saw him do a reading of it at a bookstore. It seems a little bit forced at times, but it is a good read overall.
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« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2012, 06:40:10 pm »

Tippett, B.K. (2012).  Possible Bubbles of Spacetime in the South Pacific.

The abstract, most of the introduction and the conclusion I can follow.. the bit in the middle is beyond my long-expired schoolboy physics recollections.
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« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2012, 12:39:27 am »

Just posted a review of Stephen Hunt's Sliding Void on my blog.
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« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2012, 12:20:51 am »

I thoroughly enjoyed Lindsay Buroker's Hunted (Flash Gold Chronicles #2). You can read my review on my blog.
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« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2012, 07:46:44 am »

Halfway through "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and thoroughly enjoying it. A book about mysterious books! What`s not to love Wink
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« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2012, 04:56:58 am »

Just posted a review of Cindy Spencer Pape's Moonlight and Mechanicals (The Gaslight Chronicles) on my blog. It's pretty good (the book, not my blog   Roll Eyes)
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« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2012, 05:55:52 am »

Almost done with Jim Butcher's Cold Days, ties a lot of the Harry Dresden series together. Warning, doesn't contain spoilers, is spoilers...Wink
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« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2012, 08:46:25 pm »

Almost done with Jim Butcher's Cold Days, ties a lot of the Harry Dresden series together. Warning, doesn't contain spoilers, is spoilers...Wink

I finished it in 2 1/2 days.  It's good, and leaves you with another cliffhanger.  Jim is really good at those! 
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« Reply #58 on: December 09, 2012, 10:09:59 pm »

Finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Absolutely loved it!
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« Reply #59 on: December 25, 2012, 12:54:30 am »

Just posted a look back at Arthur C. Clarke's The Songs of Distant Earth on my blog.
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« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2013, 12:35:41 am »

I just posted a look back at C.S. Lewis' The Magician's Nephew on my blog.
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« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2013, 05:34:59 am »

Just posted a look back at Jules Verne's lost novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century on my blog.
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« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2013, 06:48:41 am »



I read the free sample from Amazon, but I only have a Nook instead of a Kindle. Gonna buy it on paperback!
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« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2013, 11:17:06 am »

I'm about halfway through it, but I can thoroughly recommend To Say Nothing Of The Dog by Connie Willis.  It's intelligent, it's funny and it's very well written. 
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« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2013, 05:08:04 am »

Just posted a look back at Ray Bradbury's Driving Blind on my blog.

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« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2013, 03:44:28 pm »

new books for me to read!!!!


Issac Asimov - Foundation and Empire
Issac Asimov - Second Foundation

Alan K. Baker - The Martian Ambassador

The "Foundation" books are tremendous - I read (and re-read) them years ago - I had them in paperback, but my wife bought me a nice hardback edition with the three original works for Christmas.  The other - later - books of the series are not nearly so good (my opinion).  Enjoy!
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« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2013, 07:07:41 pm »

Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke is worth a look .
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« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2013, 05:41:25 am »

I just finished Philip K. Dick's Ubik and I highly recommend it. Read my review at www.thegamecalledrevolution.blogspot.com.
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« Reply #68 on: February 20, 2013, 06:35:42 am »

Finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Absolutely loved it!

Have you  read Zafon's "The Angel's Game"? I recently finished it... kind of eerie. I'd compare it with Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum."

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« Reply #69 on: February 20, 2013, 04:05:25 pm »

I was given China Mieville's RAILSEA for Christmas. It was mostly a good book, it kept my attention throughout the read, however I found it was the concept of a massed ocean of railway lines with a variety of rolling stock to be the biggest hook. Disappointingly there was only one real use of a steam locomotive in the whole book, however Mieville's intention was to stay away from steampunk, so I hardly hold that against him. Other than that the plot seemed a bit rushed towards the end, with a fantastic build up, but an ending which didn't quite live up to this. One might even say it ran out of steam (ducks). All in all I enjoyed it, and would recommend it to all but the most dedicated of railfans.
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« Reply #70 on: February 20, 2013, 08:09:42 pm »

Finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Absolutely loved it!

Have you  read Zafon's "The Angel's Game"? I recently finished it... kind of eerie. I'd compare it with Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum."

Athanor.

It`s on my to-read list! I don`t actually have it though )=
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« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2013, 11:50:36 pm »

Kent David Kelly's The Girl Who Bled Forever (the Slipstream Chronicles) is a dark story unlike any other I have read. Check out my review at www.thegamecalledrevolution.blogspot.com.
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« Reply #72 on: March 20, 2013, 11:51:19 pm »

Just finished Jason G. Anderson's Gears of Wonderland, a steampunk version of Alice in Wonderland. You can read my positive review on my blog.
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« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2013, 12:36:18 pm »

Phoenix Rising- a Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel, by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. Not destined to end up on the Literature shelf, but best if thought of as light comedy, and exponentially more awesome than the last thing I read from that newsagent (Tony Greenes' wretched New Beginning).












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« Reply #74 on: April 08, 2013, 10:54:45 pm »

Just read Andre Norton's 1959 novel The Beast Master for the first time. If you want to know what I think of it, check out my blog.


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