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#1 LadyGrey

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:42 AM

I would like to get a book thread going over here. I know Dutch probably has plenty to say on his latest tome. In fact, I heard about the book I am currently reading from his book thread in general a lonnnnng time ago. My current reading book: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas PynchonMy current audiobook: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome (I listen to it while I am eating/walking somewhere, unless I have company)What are you guys reading/what have you read lately? If you feel like it, tell me what it is about and whether it is any good too.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:59 AM

I just got my shipment from Amazon which included A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Infinite Jest, and Consider the Lobster all purchased after David Foster Wallace's death. Dutch and BigD recommended them to me in the thread Dutch started about his death. I'm starting with A Supposedly... and will try to have that finished within a few days.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:04 AM

As a matter of fact, I'm re-reading Infinite Jest at the moment, as my own personal tribute to the departed author. I'd love to here what you think of supposedly, i think it's completely hilarious...Lady Grey: have you ever read Infinite Jest or any David Foster Wallace? If you like Pynchon, I can't see how it would be possible for you to not love IJ.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:07 AM

Read a book?What is this ... 1850?Actually..I'm re-reading a book I read a few months ago "God Makers"Also reading "12 Ordinary Men"





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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:16 AM

Let's see....I just read 9 of the Dresden Files series, reading Sandworms of Dune and Legacy of Ashes currently. Waiting for the next installment of Song of Ice and Fire to come out in paperback.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:25 AM

View Posthank213, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 12:16 PM, said:

Waiting for the next installment of Song of Ice and Fire to come out in paperback.
Same here. Next one should be awesome if he is taking so much time on it.I'm into all the fantasy sci/fi stuff also. I'm currently reading Chainfire which is the 10th book in the Sword of Truth series. I really like this series.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:33 AM

Been sick the past week so I re-read Lord of the Barnyard Tristan Egolf, one of my favourites and At Swim Two Birds by Flann O'Brien most likely my favourite book. Haven't found many good English book stores here, Israel, so the old ones and swaps will do.reading The curious incident of the dog in night time by Mark Haddon, a really clever book.Plan on getting infinite jest as soon as I can
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:13 PM

Just finished Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman, and I'm currently reading On The Road and A Confederacy of Dunces.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:06 PM

View Posthank213, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 11:16 AM, said:

. Waiting for the next installment of Song of Ice and Fire to come out in paperback.
I hear they are in the process of adapting that for HBO/BBC.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:21 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 2:04 PM, said:

Lady Grey: have you ever read Infinite Jest or any David Foster Wallace? If you like Pynchon, I can't see how it would be possible for you to not love IJ.
No, I hadn't heard of him before he died but based on all the recommendations I have seen here I am really interested to try some. I will put that book on my Amazon wishlist for sure.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:25 PM

Going through my Tom Clancy books again. re-read in the last couple months Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, Hunt for Red October, Cardinal of the Kremlin and Clear and Present Danger. Can't find the next in the series, The Sum of All Fears, so I'm reading Rainbow Six out of order, although it's basically a standalone. Same with Without Remorse, which I'll probably read next.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:29 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 1:21 PM, said:

No, I hadn't heard of him before he died but based on all the recommendations I have seen here I am really interested to try some. I will put that book on my Amazon wishlist for sure.
Well, I personally gurantee that you'll love Infinite Jest.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:34 PM

View Posthank213, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 2:16 PM, said:

Waiting for the next installment of Song of Ice and Fire to come out in paperback.
It's not even out in hardcover yet. I've been waiting forever on that.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:35 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 4:29 PM, said:

Well, I personally gurantee that you'll love Infinite Jest.
Feel free to ship me a copy and I'll confirm/deny.
We are all so complicated, and then we die. We are a subject one day, with our vanities, our loves, our worries, and then one day, abruptly, we become nothing but an object, an absolutely disgusting pile of shit. We pass very quickly from one stage to the next. It's very bizarre. It will happen to all of us, and fairly soon too. We become an object you can handle like a stone, but a stone that was someone.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:38 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 3:06 PM, said:

I hear they are in the process of adapting that for HBO/BBC.
I've heard that too. I'm torn on the subject. As awesome as it would be to see it brought to life, the storylines and cast of characters could become overly complicated quite easily.

View Postjeff_536, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 3:25 PM, said:

Going through my Tom Clancy books again. re-read in the last couple months Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, Hunt for Red October, Cardinal of the Kremlin and Clear and Present Danger. Can't find the next in the series, The Sum of All Fears, so I'm reading Rainbow Six out of order, although it's basically a standalone. Same with Without Remorse, which I'll probably read next.
I enjoyed Rainbow quite a bit, pretty much all the Clarke strories were fun reads. I re-read the The Bear and The Dragon and the Debt of Honor/Executive Orders story arc fairly often as well.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:38 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 2:35 PM, said:

Feel free to ship me a copy and I'll confirm/deny.
I'll ship you mine after I'm done re reading it. I've given my copies away about 6 times by now.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:44 PM

I just finished reading Icons of Evolution last night. I am currently reading The Iliad. I was reading the collective works of Plato and Socrates quoted it all the time so I decided to check it out. Not through the introduction yet so dont know if I will even understand it at all.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:53 PM

An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory, by Peskin and SchroederSpacetime and Geometry, by Sean CarrollGravitation, by Misner, Thorne, and WheelerQuantum Field Theory, by Mandl and ShawQuantum Mechanics: A Modern Development, b7y Leslie Ballentine

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:59 PM

Well after monsieur yorke's visit I'm sure we all feel properly abashed.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 02:12 PM

Go Dog GoHop on PopGoodnight MoonThe Foot BookThe Goodnight GeckoThese are just some of my nightly reading rotation. How many of you here can say you read between 3-6 books a night? Huh?Didn't think so.




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