Last book read?

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  1. TheCanadian

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    What was the last book you read?
     
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    'What Do You Care What Other People Think" by Richard Feynman.
     
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    "The Emperoror of Maladies, A Biography of Cancer" by Siddartha Mukherjee.

    Very well written.
     
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  5. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    'Hero of Ages' (Mistborn book 3)

    reading (again) 'Only Forward' by Michael Marshall Smith
     
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  6. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    don't be silly, Larry, it's a serious business.

    2g of lead tape at 3 and 9 and a leather cover and that book will start to work for you!

    (you'll be able to plow throught it no probelms at all)


    yeah yeah, I know, it's late, ok?
     
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    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. Best book I've read in a long time. Susan Cain is my new hero.
     
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    barry eisler , the first 2 of his "rain" assassin series set in japan
    very good,the guy was an actual cia agent....
     
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    One Rough Man, preceeded by Void Moon, preceeded by The Altman Code, preceeded by Chains of Command, this year so far.
     
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    The Fall of the Roman Empire By Peter Heather.

    If you like detail oriented history its a good one but I warn you it is very detailed and some parts are just hard to get through.
     
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    TV Guide (it's German equivalent)
     
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    Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. Fun, surrealist love story.
     
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    American Pastoral by Philip Roth.
     
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    Less than zero by Bret Easton Ellis

    The most desturbing book I have ever read. I almost felt ill at some points because it was so vivid.

    Like Catcher in the rye for the MTV generation.
     
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    "Kill Your Friends"


    "Thornbirds"
     
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  16. FlamEnemY

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    What do you mean by that?
     
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  17. agalloch

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    u cant go wrong with ellis, all his books are solid, for the most twisted read "american pysco"
     
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    I read that a long time ago
     
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    just read the book man

    it is so worth it. I read it all in one go.
     
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    God Save The Mark - Donald Westlake
     
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    On Camera Flash Technique for digital wedding and portrait photography by Neil Van Niekerk.
     
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    I may very well read it; I just didn't understand what catcher in the rye has to do with the Mtv generation. Nevermind that.
     
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    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

    This one should be mandatory in every European school.
     
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    oooh, nice choice.

    Now you need to go rent 'Apocalyse Now'

    Just finished 'an equal music' by Vikram Seth
     
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    Full series: "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin.
     
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    what, you have read 'The Winds of Winter'? :twisted:

    Seriously, though, does this guy love to kill off your favourite characters or what?
     
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    Very funny!

    Just finished the last Steig Larsson book, "The girl who kicked the hornets nest". What a great trilogy of books. Salander has to be the best female literary character in a generation. Too bad Larsson died, he had at least 4 more books planned in the series.
     
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    Haha, I wish I could read that now...

    If what happened at the end of A Dance with Dragons is true...I might cry. :(
     
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    you will not be the same after reading it
     
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    "Baghdad Without a Map" by Tony Horwitz. Hilarious and insightful diary of his travels in the middle east.
     
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    About to dive into Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik, which just came out yesterday. I'm easily swayed by the guys over at Penny Arcade, which is how I first stumbled upon the Temeraire series. It's sort of an alternate history telling of the napoleonic wars from the perspective of a British naval captain... but with dragons. They really do make everything better.
     
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    The Civil War: A Narrative Fort Sumter to Perryville Vol. 3 -Shelby Foote
     
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  33. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    oh Michael...
     
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  34. Agent Orynge

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    Hey, what did I do?
     
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    It's definitely not. It's quite obvious that it's only a set up for a "twist" of sorts.
     
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  36. norbac

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    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow.
     
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    I am reading the Smithsonian "Biology 101" book so that I can teach my son this coming year.

    Learnt that flatworms have no a-nus and use the mouth for both ingestion and egestion.
     
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    dragons make everything better?

    ...
     
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    I read The Hunger Games last night. The plot concept was terrific, has everything that adolescent readers crave --- teen angst-filled romance, poor young folks rebelling against a rich and despotic ruling class, gladiator-style ritualized violence, unresolved ending leading to a sequel.

    Unfortunately, the writing was pretty pedestrian. The part at the end about the dead combatants being morphed into wolf-like mutants was patently unbelievable. The combat scenes lacked detail or drama. No sex whatsoever (by design, I think).

    I won't be reading Books Two or Three.
     
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    the person who wrote the hunger games is such a cheat, the original book was called battle royale.

    I can't think of the word, not cheat, but if you copy someone else's stuff. I know you can get in huge trouble if you do it at college.
     
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    "plagiarize"
     
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    Wirth's Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs
     
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    I had a similar reaction to Chuck Palahniuk's "Rant."
     
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    About to finish American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Might read Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr. afterwards, since I've been meaning to do so for a while now.
     
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    You gonna teach your son dat ! :shock: lol

    Reminds me of the platypus which has one passage for repro and excre.:)
     
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    If you meet the Buddha on the road, Kill him! The pilgrimage of psychotherapy patients - by Sheldon Kopp.

    Interesting read so far!
     
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    The Alchemist
    Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew

    two very good reads BTW
     
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    Mennonite in a little black dress by Rhoda Janzen. Hysterically funny descriptions of some traditional cooking, but overly pretentious vocabulary in parts was a little off-putting...
     
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  50. norbac

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    Finally finished American Gods. One of Gaiman's best books, probably my favorite after Good Omens.
     
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