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I just read 'Water for elephants' and it was truly amazing. I read it in three days and could not put it down!
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1) The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros by Mark Tier

2) Financial Armaggedon" by Michael J. Panzner

These are both interesting books, or I found them to be so.

2) Also has a interesting website (http://www.financialarmageddon.com/)
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Old 20.04.2009, 10:04
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Not read it yet bought it in the UK after i was told it is a fantastic book to read Twilight, i am waiting to see the film first so i can enjoy the film as the books are always better than the films
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Old 21.04.2009, 15:19
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'Rant' by Chuck Palahniuk. By turns imaginative, creative, brilliant, thought-provoking and illuminating. Themes are social stratification, time travelling, infectious disease, godhood, youthful entertainment and covert government. Hard to beat.
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Old 21.04.2009, 16:20
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I liked "1984" but Orwell wrote many other good books:
  • Animal Farm (One of the best books ever written. Fantastic caricature of stalinism)
  • Down and out in Paris and London (The living conditions of poor people in Paris and London)
  • Burmese Days (Fiction based on Orwell's experience in Burma from 1922 to 1927. Full of racist and snobish "Pukka sahibs". It made me realise that the "exotism" of the colonies was sadly just a myth)
I also loved "Dubliners" by James Joyce.
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Old 03.06.2009, 12:37
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I recently read Twilight in 3 day`s i couldn`t put it down it was FANTASTIC, just waiting for my Blue Ray DVD to arrive anyday now so i can watch the film
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Old 03.06.2009, 12:58
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I recently read Twilight in 3 day`s i couldn`t put it down it was FANTASTIC, just waiting for my Blue Ray DVD to arrive anyday now so i can watch the film
I love Twilight although Stephanie Meyers really shouldnt create such unrealistic expectations of men.

Have you read the rest of the books? I really like Book 4. Trailer for New Moon (Book 2) is out in case anyone's interested!



Currently reading a crime fiction novel called Triptych by Karin Slaughter, borrowed from one of the fellow EFers. Gripping!
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Old 03.06.2009, 13:37
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I love Twilight although Stephanie Meyers really shouldnt create such unrealistic expectations of men.

Have you read the rest of the books? I really like Book 4. Trailer for New Moon (Book 2) is out in case anyone's interested!



Currently reading a crime fiction novel called Triptych by Karin Slaughter, borrowed from one of the fellow EFers. Gripping!
Wow brilliant thanks for that trailer

No just read the first 1, and trying to track the rest down here at the moment.

I fell in love with Edward in the book
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"Evening Is the Whole Day" by Preeta Samarasan, a Malaysian who did her studies in the US and now lives in France. It explores conflict within an Indian-Malaysian family as well as the racial politics of the nation. The time structure of the novel gives the feeling of 'revelation through sad hindsight'. Remarkable, accessible literary style.

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Old 01.07.2009, 14:13
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I just finished reading "The Picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde. It is a book that has been on my "to read" list for a very long time & I am really please I finally got round to it as I really enjoyed it.
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Old 01.07.2009, 14:34
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Sweet. thanks for the Twilight trailer. Can't wait to make Woodsie watch it
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'Pygmy' and 'Snuff' by Chuck Palahniuk. Rather unusual and entertaining books with sly social commentary.
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physics of the impossible by michio kaku
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Old 07.07.2009, 10:04
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"Join Me" by Danny Wallace
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If u want a book that will make you pee yourself laughing you want to read 'My Booky Wook' which is Russel Brand's autobiography

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Just an introduction to a new book:
the new book Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, coauthored by two bloggers (Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum of The Intersection), has finally arrived in stores!
In Unscientific America—the sequel to The Republican War on Science, a New York Times best seller—journalist Mooney teams up with scientist Kirshenbaum to explain how religious ideologues, science-phobic politicians, a profit-driven media, and hyperspecialized scientists have all helped create a dangerous state of affairs, one in which we find a vast gap between the world of science and the American public.
Consider: For every five hours of cable news, less than one minute is devoted to science; 46 percent of Americans reject evolution and think the earth is less than 10,000 years old; the number of newspapers with weekly science sections has shrunk by two-thirds in recent years. The public is polarized over climate change and in dangerous retreat from childhood vaccinations. Meanwhile, only 18 percent of Americans have even met a scientist; more than half cannot name a living scientist role model.
Mooney and Kirshenbaum examine the root causes of this disconnect and urge those who care about science’s place in our society to take action to reintegrate science into the public discourse before it is too late.
You can find out much more about Unscientific America at the book’s Web site: www.unscientificamerica.com.
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Old 21.08.2009, 21:43
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson. Thriller/crime fiction, easy read n' great stuff, just finished it.. another good Swedish writer that can build intriguing characters, something to get your teeth into.
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The Rum Diary - Hunter S. Thompson

Sounds slightly dated (set in the 1970s after all) but worth one's while.
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Old 20.10.2009, 16:35
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Wow brilliant thanks for that trailer

No just read the first 1, and trying to track the rest down here at the moment.

I fell in love with Edward in the book
I have now read all 4 books and they are all fantastic (btw i have started to read them all over again)
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Gosh,
Frost Dancers, Garry Kilworth. ( about hares in a watership down kind of way )
Lyttleton's britain, Humph Lyttleton.
Moondust, Andrew Smith.
Mein Name Ist Eugen, Klaus Schadelin .
Ghost Stories , M R James.
Mind Over Matter, Ran Fiennes.
Innocents Abroad , Mark Twain.
Beyond The Blue Horizon , Alexander Frater
River Of Time , Jon Swain
British Rail Timetables (fiction).

plus anything really scary, or funny,
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