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Re: What are you currently reading?

Game Change (by John Heileman and Mark Halperin) on the US 2008 elections. As you read, things get more and more outrageous.
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Old 19.02.2011, 10:04
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Re: What are you currently reading?

1000 years of annoying the french by Stephen Clarke
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Free by Chris Anderson
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This is one of my favourite books... I finally watched the movie after reading it and as much as I loathe to say it, my husband was right and it is good!
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Old 19.02.2011, 20:12
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished Book 12 of The Wheel of Time, The Gathering Storm.
Well-written, new writer's got a similar style to Robert Jordan (the original), but one thing really threw me, each time it came up: "off of". As in, "He got off of his horse.", "She took the pan off of the stove.". There were several examples in the book (not quoted here - wouldn't want to drop in any spoilers!). Each time one came up, it threw me out of the story and I had to backtrack and read up to it again prepared for the glaring grammatical error. Does this sort of thing throw other people when they're reading? Should I send a calmly-written letter of complaint to the publisher? Or do I just grimace and put up with it?
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I am reading Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks, good book I like the wy he writes, if sometimes he moves too fast though
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"Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.
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Old 20.02.2011, 12:36
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"The To Do List" by Mike Gayle. I found it in the library in Thun
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Old 20.02.2011, 13:50
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Just finished Book 12 of The Wheel of Time, The Gathering Storm.
Well-written, new writer's got a similar style to Robert Jordan (the original), but one thing really threw me, each time it came up: "off of". As in, "He got off of his horse.", "She took the pan off of the stove.". There were several examples in the book (not quoted here - wouldn't want to drop in any spoilers!). Each time one came up, it threw me out of the story and I had to backtrack and read up to it again prepared for the glaring grammatical error. Does this sort of thing throw other people when they're reading? Should I send a calmly-written letter of complaint to the publisher? Or do I just grimace and put up with it?

WOT fan myself. Send the letter!
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Old 20.02.2011, 13:52
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Galyouye's "Dark Universe" - short sci fi novel - can't recommend it enough.
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Old 20.02.2011, 21:32
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Now reading Adrenaline by Jeff Abbot
this guy writes thrillers that you really can't put down!
I highly recommend Panic by him too
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I'm just reading ''Safe haven''by Nicholas Sparks..not the best book that ive read,but really good anyway..
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi —a fascinating look at the life of one of the all-time great cyclists.
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"Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.
I have that one, is it any good? It looks massive
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Old 21.02.2011, 19:43
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I have that one, is it any good? It looks massive
got to admit i think i put it down half way through - just got a bit bored.. wondering if i missed something good in the 2nd half? can anyone tell me?
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Old 21.02.2011, 20:21
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Re: What are you currently reading?

That is my favourite book title ever. Book is a really good read too.

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Old 21.02.2011, 23:30
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
.... and the movie is just as beautifully made as the book
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I haven't read this book, but I'd like to:

Meine Schweiz: Ein Lesebuch von Friedrich Dürrenmatt



My Switzerland: A Reader (?) by Friedrich Durrenmatt

Is there an English translation of this book, and if not, can anyone who can read German say if it is any good? Thanks!

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I read Salt, and found it fascinating. I love reading about history, food, politics, economics and culture, and it's all there. I should read Cod, given the impact the trade had on my country.
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has anyone read any of Mark Kurlansky's work
such thrilling titles as
"salt"
"cod"
and lets not forget
"the big oyster"

all quite interesting in depth looks at each subject.

no... really.
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Old 22.02.2011, 08:50
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WOT fan myself. Send the letter!
Sent an email to Tor Books ... anyone else going to fight for improved grammar?
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Old 22.02.2011, 08:56
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I read Salt, and found it fascinating. I love reading about history, food, politics, economics and culture, and it's all there. I should read Cod, given the impact the trade had on my country.
yes if you enjoyed "salt" you would really enjoy his earlier work "Cod" and in certain, perhaps obvious ways, the books are interconnected.

if you are interested in New York City at all "the big oyster" talks about the development of the city from the 1600's
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