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#1 Posted by jazin (64 posts) -

So I was just wondering what the users of giantbomb is reading out there. I just got done ready Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and I just can not recommend this book enough to everyone I know. It is a great read that just got the rights picked up to be made into a movie. So I was thinking maybe for all the reader of the giantbomb community out there what are you reading or maybe what books would you recommend?

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#2 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3499 posts) -

A Storm of Swords.

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#3 Posted by Akeldama (4356 posts) -
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This just came for me in the mail.

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#4 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

In the middle of The God Delusion, just ordered the first four books in A Song of Ice and Fire.

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#5 Posted by gla55jAw (2776 posts) -

Halfway through A Game of Thrones. Also "reading" the 90-day novel.

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#6 Edited by Jesna (352 posts) -

Just started Dostoyevsky's The Idiot. If his other works are any indication it should be excellent.

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#7 Posted by Toxin066 (3466 posts) -

Death by Black Hole by Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#8 Posted by DarthOrange (4178 posts) -

Yellow Music. About half way through it, paper is due Wednesday :(

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#9 Posted by mrfizzy (1660 posts) -

Currently reading Marching Powder and then going to read a book called If The Dead Rise Not. Once they are all done I want to start How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove.

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#10 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

House of Leaves.

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#11 Posted by rynbeed (147 posts) -

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

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#12 Edited by TentPole (1856 posts) -

All things Cormac McCarthy. Just finished Child of God.

It takes balls to make a child killing, necrophiliac protagonist.

It takes talent to make it tasteful.

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#13 Posted by Julmust (1640 posts) -

Right now Lobster Johnson comics and Lysistrata

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#14 Posted by jazin (64 posts) -

ive heard alot about cormac mccarthy. Might have to look into some of his stuff

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#15 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

About a third of the way through Vernon God Little. I hated it for the first few pages, then grew to quite like the protagonist.

Really fancy getting stuck in to Dune, so might try that shortly after.

...every other person in this thread seems to be reading GoT. May very well read a Storm of Swords after this season has ended.

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ive heard alot about cormac mccarthy. Might have to look into some of his stuff

Blood Meridian is really, really good.

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#16 Posted by moywar700 (249 posts) -

I just read...

Batman and Robin

The Watchmen

The Sandman Vol.3

And The Hunger Games Trilogy like a month ago.

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#17 Posted by M_Shini (567 posts) -

On book seven of Death Note right now, been chugging my way through all of them hopefully finished in a month or so of me stopping and starting!

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#18 Posted by Grillbar (2075 posts) -

reading as in books. pfff overrated

i rarely read but right now i trying to finish The Nicomachean Ethics a Philosophy Book.

its really interesting but man its hard to chew though

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#19 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -

A Canticle for Leibotwitz.

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#20 Posted by redcream (821 posts) -

George Orwell's 1984

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#21 Posted by ShaggE (8297 posts) -

The Stories of Ray Bradbury.

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#22 Posted by Wemibelle (2358 posts) -

Between stuff right now. I don't have a good library within close driving distance (good one would be about a 25 minute drive). The one I go to instead never has any of the books I want to read (a few examples of things they don't have are Neuromancer and Hitchhiker's Guide) and I constantly have to settle for other books. This usually ends up turning out alright but it's really annoying. Makes me have to buy the books they don't have.

Some stuff on my to-read soon list would be the Game of Thrones books and Ashfall. Probably going to have to buy all of them.

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#23 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -

Rereading the Night Angel trilogy.

God I love Brent Weeks. I wish he'd hurry up and release the next Black Prism.

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#24 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Playing serious catch-up with the Discworld novels, I managed to completely ignore them up until recently. Mort was fantastic.

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#25 Posted by DelroyLindo (387 posts) -

@mrfizzy said:

Currently reading Marching Powder and then going to read a book called If The Dead Rise Not. Once they are all done I want to start How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove.

I just read a book called Papillon (excellent read by the way) and marching powder came up in my amazon reccommendations. How is it so far?

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#26 Posted by ATrevelan (618 posts) -

I'm about two hundred pages into Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erickson. Pretty awesome so far, even if I had no clue what was happening for the first hundred pages.

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#27 Posted by predator (382 posts) -

Metro 2034.

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#28 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -

Currently reading American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis and also starting the Steve Jobs biography.

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#29 Posted by DeF (5352 posts) -

@predator said:

Metro 2034.

in russian or is there an English translation?

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a collection of essays and interviews
a collection of essays and interviews
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#30 Posted by calmallamadown (16 posts) -

I'm reading Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov and then I'm going to read On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

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#31 Posted by chan05 (377 posts) -

The Horus Heresy 4: The Flight of the Eisenstein and Tom Bisell - Extra Lives.

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#32 Edited by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

The Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov. Almost finished it.

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#33 Edited by HandsomeMuffin (117 posts) -

@ervonymous: I loved Mort! Reaper Man is also fantastic! Anything with Death in from those books is great!

I just finished the first book of 1Q84 and now I'm reading the third Song of Ice and Fire book.

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#34 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1219 posts) -

The Little Mermaid.

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#35 Posted by mrfizzy (1660 posts) -

@DelroyLindo said:

@mrfizzy said:

Currently reading Marching Powder and then going to read a book called If The Dead Rise Not. Once they are all done I want to start How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove.

I just read a book called Papillon (excellent read by the way) and marching powder came up in my amazon reccommendations. How is it so far?

Really good. Can get pretty dark at times but all in a really great book.

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#36 Posted by MattyFTM (14794 posts) -

I'm reading Ready Player One at the moment and so far it's amazing. So far every chapter (I'm only up to Chapter 8) has had at least one line that made me say aloud "That's awesome, I love this book". I was worried some of it would be lost on me. I wasn't an 80's kid. I was born in 89 so I was a kid in the 90's and a teenager in the 00's. I suppose I'm somewhat a casual fan of 80's pop culture , but I never got into watching millions of 80's TV series' or movies. And sure, there are references that I don't get, but they're done in such a way that I don't need to get them. And the references I do get are totally awesome and always bring a smile to my face. The story is amazing and I can relate to the characters.

My only complaint so far is that it's a little hand-holdy. There are parts where it explains something that really doesn't need to be explained. For example, there's a character called Art3mis, and the writer feels the need to explain that it's pronounced Artemis, something which was totally obvious to me. And NPC - it explained what an NPC was. I guess it's necessary to try and bring the book to a wider audience, but it still feels a little off to me. It's not a major thing and I'm really just nitpicking. The book is awesome so far and I'm a bad person for writing so much on such a minor complaint.

Next, I think I'm going to read the Dirk Gently books. I loved the Hitchhiker's Guide books, but never went on to Douglas Adams' other series. I've been meaning to do so for a while, It's about time I finally got around to it. I also have a copy of Game of Thrones waiting to be read, but I don't know about that. I've never been much of a tolkienesque fantasy guy. I much prefer either sci-fi or more unique fantasy settings. And while I haven't read or watched any GoT, I get the distinct impression that it's going to be a very typical kind of fantasy novel.

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#37 Posted by TheHT (14240 posts) -

The Dunwich Horror and Other Tales.

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#38 Posted by predator (382 posts) -

@DeF: I'm reading it in Finnish, there's no English translation.

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#39 Posted by DeF (5352 posts) -

@MattyFTM: A book about video game stuff being hand-holdy ... don't you see the irony? :D

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#40 Posted by kindgineer (3059 posts) -

The Order by Nate Kendon

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#41 Posted by doobie (612 posts) -

ive just finished WWZ. not what i expected and really enjoyed it.

about to start Hannibal

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#42 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6456 posts) -

Mistborn Book 3

After that I'm going to order the rest of the Mercy Thompson series and start on that

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#43 Posted by Plasticstars (174 posts) -

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath.

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#44 Posted by Prince_of_Space (92 posts) -

I'm reading Final Events by Nick Redfern. I've been on a conspiracy kick lately so it's been right up my alley. Redfern posits the existence of a secret government think-tank called the Collins Elite, which believes that those gray-skinned bug eyed aliens that are so fascinated by rednecks' posteriors are actually the demonic pawns of Satan. Furthermore, some of the members of the Collins Elite, Redfern alleges, have made literal deals with the devil in order to gain fantastic technology and psychic powers. The entire premise is obvious hogwash but it makes for entertaining reading.

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#45 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (555 posts) -

I'm currently going through Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson; the second book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. It's all starting to finally 'click' for me so I'm starting to really get into it.

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#46 Posted by Marcsman (3558 posts) -

@mylifeforAiur said:

A Storm of Swords.

Yep re reading all of them. George R Martin is a visionnary.

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#47 Posted by 49th (3510 posts) -

I stopped reading books for a long time, around 4 years now for no reason.  
I've just got back into it now though and am halfway through 1Q84! I'm really enjoying it, it's quite a slow book but each small reveal keeps me reading.

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#48 Posted by Goof (35 posts) -

@GetEveryone: I'm just starting A Clash of Kings and I'd recommend getting through the first two before the third season comes out. Watching the show first certainly helps avert confusion when sifting through all the political details of the books, but in my experience it diminished any sort of suspense.

Instead of getting engrossed in the story I often found myself pushing through just so I could be caught up, and finally read something new (which is my own fault for watching the series first). Also, significantly less nakedness in the books (sort of). Take that as you will.

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#49 Posted by Goof (35 posts) -

@doobie: Highly anticipating the movie. It's less about excitement and more curiosity to see how they'll pull off the adaptation. Not sure how I feel about the Brad Pitt casting.

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#50 Posted by coaxmetal (1814 posts) -

Finishing the last book of the Malazan series