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What are you currently reading?

I don't know if there's another thread like this, I tried to find one but no luck. Seems simple enough.

So what are you currently reading?

I'm reading through World War Z by Max Brooks for a second time. Absolutely brilliant. Just ordered two more copies for my brother and my dad. Once I'm done I'm probably going to continue Carol Berg's Rai-kirah trilogy. I'm stopped on part 2 a week ago.
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Old 08.12.2008, 13:11
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I've just finished reading The Deportees - a collection of short stories by Roddy Doyle. Made me chuckle right the way through.

The next one I'm going to read is called Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon. Have no idea what its going to be like, but I liked the cover of the book and its small enough to fit in my handbag going to work
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Old 08.12.2008, 13:14
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, a novel about a man who rises from poverty in rural India through questionable means--really enjoyed it. I'm starting James Elroy's Because the Night, a 1984 crime fiction novel set in southern California.
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Old 08.12.2008, 13:18
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Re: What are you currently reading?

This thread should be merged with this one.

Current read: almost finished "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
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Old 08.12.2008, 14:10
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Re: What are you currently reading?

hotel behind bars... this guy goes into various jails around the world by his own free will to get a better understanding of life in the various prison systems...
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Sherlock Holmes
What a delightful read !!!

I bought
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sherlock Holmes
What a delightful read !!!

I bought
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Yep. Me too. Great classic reading.
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Old 08.12.2008, 14:25
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Am down to the last 150 pages of "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts. Exceedingly good!

Queuing up for Christmas reading is "Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud" by Peter Watson. Saw it in Orell Füssli in Zurich and though that the title was intriguing....
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This thread should be merged with this one.

Current read: almost finished "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
One of my all time favorites--read it about 4 times and still enjoy leaving through certain sections of it. Ironically, now I actually teach rhetoric and use sections of the book as assigned reading...the section on abolishing all grades is always good for conversation
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished 'The Stars my Destination' by Alfred Bester, brilliant sci-fi.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished reading 'A Thousand Splendid Suns', great book. And just started reading 'In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin'.
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Old 08.12.2008, 13:17
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. It's this years Booker Prize winner.

It's about the darker side of India and although it's written in a humourous style, the subject matter and message are deadly serious. It's a little hard to get into and some aspects of the novel don't work but generally it's entertaining.

I'm surprised it won the Booker though. It's far more accessible that recent winners (a good thing) but it's shallow and the characterisation is poor. It's all rather forgettable.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

To Kill a Mockingbird.

AMAZING book. Very meaningful. (Y)
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AMAZING book. Very meaningful. (Y)
One of my all time favourite books. Read it at school for the first time and it is the only book I remember from school. Also remember the movie with Gregory Peck - it was really good too, but not quite as good as the book.

Just got given the last 3 books in the Thomas Covenant series - anyone read these? Are they worth the effort? (I really liked the first chronicles, thought the second were ok.)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Hemingway's " A Moveable Feast"

It's about his time in Paris where writers, painters and all sorts of artists met in Cafés.

Has some very funny incidences in that little booklet,
like when he met Scott Fitzgerald and Scott wanted his temperature taken there, in the hotel ...

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - which is really a great book and I cant wait to get to the other 2 in the series.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Read the 2nd one (could not find the 1st one so read the synopsis). If you love the 1st and 2nd Chronicles like I do, it was a welcome return to The Land. Have not read the 3rd and the final one is not out so can't comment, but I would go for it. A little fantasy can't hurt!

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One of my all time favourite books. Read it at school for the first time and it is the only book I remember from school. Also remember the movie with Gregory Peck - it was really good too, but not quite as good as the book.

Just got given the last 3 books in the Thomas Covenant series - anyone read these? Are they worth the effort? (I really liked the first chronicles, thought the second were ok.)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Yoshikawa's "Musashi". Reading it for maybe the 5th time, but still a fascinating story about one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just started to read Iain M. Banks "Use of weapons" I usually like his books, but this one does not have any effect on me..but maybe it gets better..
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Read the 2nd one (could not find the 1st one so read the synopsis). If you love the 1st and 2nd Chronicles like I do, it was a welcome return to The Land. Have not read the 3rd and the final one is not out so can't comment, but I would go for it. A little fantasy can't hurt!

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thanks - will have to start after I finish Jasper Fforde's latest (ok light reading) and A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian (recommended to me).

Then there's the rest of the stack of currently unread books to tackle one day when I have the time....
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