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Re: What are you currently reading?

Currently read i, Lucifer by Glen Duncan. Opening 100 pages are very, very amusing, but plot thin and satarts to wear after a while.
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Old 18.11.2011, 12:17
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Currently I am reading the Kinetics and Mechanism of Iridium-Catlyzed Dehydrogenation of Primary Amines to Nitriles.

I do not recommend.
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Old 18.11.2011, 12:47
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I can highly recommend:
"1000 years of annoying the French" by Stephen Clarke (1066 to 2007)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Years-Annoyi...1616420&sr=1-1

I also enjoyed:
"An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years Of Upper Class Idiots In Charge)" by John O'Farrell (55 BC to 1945)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Utterly-Impa...1616420&sr=1-5

Both authors introduce unknown facts with good mild humour.
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Old 18.11.2011, 12:57
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just finished reading Room by Emma Donoghue. Excellent. Couldn't put it down. In fact stayed up til 2am last night to finish it - no wonder I'm so nackered today!

Going to start on another Jodi Picoult next I think. Not sure which one yet.
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Old 18.11.2011, 13:06
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Something completely different : reading "A Quiet Courage" by Liane Jones [for the second time actually]. It portrays the amazing courage and fortitude of the women of SOE during Wartime France, including Odette Churchill, Violette Szabo et al. One could easily cry over the sacrifices they made.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished Life of Pi by Yann Martel which is a great book. Earlier in this thread, I posted Swiss links to where you can buy this book on-line in all three major Swiss languages as well as the original English. Well, I'm posting one more link. There's an illustrated version out, and the pictures are gorgeous.

Life of Pi (Illustrated Version) written by Yann Martel illustrations by Tomislav Torjanac

My apologies, but the illustrated version is only available in the original English version.
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Old 20.11.2011, 16:24
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Man in the White Suit, Ben Collins Biography

A very strange "Stig" book, that although moderately interesting not particularly well written and a lot of the fact checking is flaky at best...
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Old 20.11.2011, 16:27
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Re: What are you currently reading?

nearly finished reading King's "Needful Things"... again...

and again so suprised about how blood thirsty and brilliant he is!
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After going though the whole Wilt series from Tom Sharpe, I'm moving on to The Midden, same author, an just as witty and hilarious. LOVE IT!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading Runaway, by Alice Munro.
Brilliant, although themes sound a bit sad to me overall.
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Old 24.11.2011, 14:18
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished Use of Weapons, by Iain M Banks, for the second time. Really great - although I say that as a big Banks/SF fan in general. His non-SF stuff (written as Iain Banks) is also excellent.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

English forum??
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Re: What are you currently reading?

To Kill a Mocking Bird... Going quite slow, mind you..

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To Kill a Mocking Bird... Going quite slow, mind you..

For years I thought Harper Lee was a male..... only found out recently that "he" is a "she"
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Currently I am reading the Kinetics and Mechanism of Iridium-Catlyzed Dehydrogenation of Primary Amines to Nitriles.

I do not recommend.
Brings back my recent memories about reading Advanced Corporate Reporting and Advance Taxation as night-time read. Recommend for guaranteed instant drowsiness ..
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. A great series if you are into that sort of stuff and I particularly appreciate his style of writing and I dig magic and elves etc.
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Old 24.11.2011, 17:39
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey

It's a sci-fi space opera. slow on the uptake, but the middle of the book is worth it.
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Old 24.11.2011, 20:19
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Forever Peace, Joe Haldeman.
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Old 29.11.2011, 14:52
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"They call me Nightwalker" by R van der Weide.

Yes yes ...... I know ... I just promoted his book under that thread title!

But, I am allowed to, as I am his mother!

And in case you missed that thread, this post is to remind you all to please go there and click the links to post your "likes" on his Facebook page ..... please ..... and to join the Facebook group for the book, as this will help him with future publications.

And also, very important .. please, if you read the book, post your comments as well, he is most interested to see if people actually enjoy it.

The story is based on the local folk-lore and legends of this small Swiss village as researched thru the town chronicles.
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Old 29.11.2011, 15:13
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Nick Sagan's Idlewild. It is not bad, but I have read better cyber punk books. Also, I am reading bit pretentious translation to Portuguese, which isn't too helpful.
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