Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by TheCanadian, Feb 12, 2012.
What was the last book you read?
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'What Do You Care What Other People Think" by Richard Feynman.
"The Emperoror of Maladies, A Biography of Cancer" by Siddartha Mukherjee.
Very well written.
'Hero of Ages' (Mistborn book 3)
reading (again) 'Only Forward' by Michael Marshall Smith
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?
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.
barry eisler , the first 2 of his "rain" assassin series set in japan
very good,the guy was an actual cia agent....
One Rough Man, preceeded by Void Moon, preceeded by The Altman Code, preceeded by Chains of Command, this year so far.
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.
TV Guide (it's German equivalent)
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. Fun, surrealist love story.
American Pastoral by Philip Roth.
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.
"Kill Your Friends"
What do you mean by that?
u cant go wrong with ellis, all his books are solid, for the most twisted read "american pysco"
I read that a long time ago
just read the book man
it is so worth it. I read it all in one go.
God Save The Mark - Donald Westlake
On Camera Flash Technique for digital wedding and portrait photography by Neil Van Niekerk.
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.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
This one should be mandatory in every European school.
oooh, nice choice.
Now you need to go rent 'Apocalyse Now'
Just finished 'an equal music' by Vikram Seth
Full series: "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin.
what, you have read 'The Winds of Winter'? :twisted:
Seriously, though, does this guy love to kill off your favourite characters or what?
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.
Haha, I wish I could read that now...
If what happened at the end of A Dance with Dragons is true...I might cry.
you will not be the same after reading it
"Baghdad Without a Map" by Tony Horwitz. Hilarious and insightful diary of his travels in the middle east.
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.
The Civil War: A Narrative Fort Sumter to Perryville Vol. 3 -Shelby Foote
Hey, what did I do?
It's definitely not. It's quite obvious that it's only a set up for a "twist" of sorts.
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow.
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.
dragons make everything better?
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.
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.
Wirth's Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs
I had a similar reaction to Chuck Palahniuk's "Rant."
Aust Corporations Act 2012
Litigation 2: Casebook
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.
You gonna teach your son dat ! :shock: lol
Reminds me of the platypus which has one passage for repro and excre.
If you meet the Buddha on the road, Kill him! The pilgrimage of psychotherapy patients - by Sheldon Kopp.
Interesting read so far!
Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew
two very good reads BTW
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...
Finally finished American Gods. One of Gaiman's best books, probably my favorite after Good Omens.
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