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Old 10.01.2014, 15:30
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading a Polish linguistic analysis, it's a well written comparative study of Russian and generally Slavic communicational patterns from pragmatic view vs Anglophone discourse algorithms. Different needs, rituals. It's very dry and pleasant, quick to read. No wordy intro or small talk or annoying, chummy, catchy jargon.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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I was thinking of giving Atlas Shrugged a go, has anybody read it?
Regardless of whether you believe in the philosophy or not, I was told it might be worth a read. It is a long book, has anybody got through it?
hey, yes I have read atlas shrugged. My dad suggested it to me when he found me reading the communist manifesto out of interest. I was travelling around europe for three months when I read it and it took me about that long to finish. It is true, regardless of your philosophical beliefs, it is a good read. So good that I ended up reading the fountainhead aswell. Give it a go I say hope you enjoy!
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Old 11.01.2014, 05:26
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Right now a book of the Bindella winetraders about the vineyards from where they get their stuff. About the owners of the vineyards and the places and the history of both places and families
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Re: What are you currently reading?

" Ignorance is bliss principle" great book by Kern Frost, very unusual:
www.kernfrost.org
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished Snow Crash. Very good sci-fi adevnture, some great ideas.
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Old 11.01.2014, 12:54
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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Old 11.01.2014, 13:13
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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Old 11.01.2014, 14:27
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Re: What are you currently reading?

This will sound like a cliché but at the moment i'm reading "Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money" by Diccon Bewes.

Planned for a long time to get a book about CH and then got this one as a present, don't usually read travel books but this is probably one of the top 5 books i have EVER read
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Re: What are you currently reading?

i'm currently reading 'three dog night' by elsebeth egholm.
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Trigger to Life

A good friend of mine, Michael Grindfors, has just written his first book, "Trigger to Life", which he terms a philosphical thriller. I found it a great "feel good" book, fast-paced, entertaining and suspenseful. Highly recommend it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Trial - Franz Kafka.
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Old 20.01.2014, 16:39
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I finished Donna Tartt's book "The Goldfinch". I mostly really enjoyed it but it was frustrating in places almost like it was written by two different people. Some parts were excellent and kept me going through the almost 800 pages, other parts it seemed like had never been near an editor. Overall though it was pretty good.

I'm about to start "The End of Mr Y" by Scarlet Thomas.
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Old 20.01.2014, 16:53
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Re: What are you currently reading?

1.The Lonely Poligamist by Brady Udall,
2.Sexualites, identities, behaviour and society
3.Introduction Tantra - Transformation of Desire
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The System of the World by the master Neal Stephenson

excellent!
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Old 20.01.2014, 23:30
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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1.The Lonely Poligamist by Brady Udall,
2.Sexualites, identities, behaviour and society
3.Introduction Tantra - Transformation of Desire
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I just saw the last Lars von Trier's movie. I think you might find it interesting, considering what you are reading..

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Old 24.01.2014, 18:59
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Persian Oven and California Exit (Vivid evocations of a working life in Los Angeles) by James White
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Lord of the flies - Everybody must get stoned.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Got this book today. EFers of a certain age may appreciate it.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One (German translation)

Player One (French translation)

Player One (Italian translation)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

There is one more thing which I'm reading that you're not going to believe. It's a French book which I am slowly translating through the help of Google and other on-line sources. I'd rather not go to all that trouble, but American publishers don't think there are many locked-room mystery fans (or partisans du chambre close), which is not only why most of Paul Halter's books have been untranslated into French, but also why most of the works of American Edward D. Hoch have--until recently--been out of print.

Anyway, although Halter is a French writer, he is such a big fan of Golden Age British mystery writers like Agatha Christie and honourary Brit John Dickson Carr that most of his books are set in England during the 1930's. Spiral is a notable exception. It story takes place in contemporary France and is targeted toward young adults. I'm only a third of the way through the book, but there's a spooky hotel on the Breton coast that would give Norman Bates the creeps. Mystery fans who know French might want to check this out. Mystery fans who DON'T know French might want to read the eight books or so of Halter's that have been translated into English.

Spiral by Paul Halter
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I've just started reading a book by Barbara Kingsolver called 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle'. It charts her family's attempt to spend a year living on food that they had grown themselves, or that had been produced in their neighborhood. It's a thought provoking and interesting read... and it's certainly making me think about where my food comes from.
http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.com/

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