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#1  Edited By MachoFantastico

So what books are you currently reading?

I have nearly finished The Northen Lights by Philip Pullman, it's part of 'His Dark Materials' series and I also have the two fellow books in the series to read. I believe it's called Golden Compass in the US. I know a film was made on it, but never seen it. It's been a good book so far, can feel quite childish in areas but also as a much darker side to it. 

After that I'll get around to reading Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell.

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Half way through the Northern Lights at the moment. Not feeling the love for it like i did the first time i read it for school years ago....

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#3  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

In search of Schrodinger's cat: Quantum physics and reality. It's really interesting so far.

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#4  Edited By Claude

Programming the Universe by Seth LLoyd and Religion Explained by Pascal Boyer. I'm not much of a fiction reader, history is my favorite, but I dabble in some science. I'm on the science kick right now. Religion Explained is a little bit of both.

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#5  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
Claude said:
"Programming the Universe by Seth LLoyd"
I hear that's a really interesting read. I'm planning on getting to it after I've finished Schrodingers cat.
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#6  Edited By thebeast

I'm switching between a few depending on where I am/what state of mind I'm in - nothing fictional at the moment though:

  • The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
  • Long Way Down - Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
  • C.O.D.E. - Charles Petzold
  • Don't Make Me Think! - Steve Krug
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#7  Edited By ZombieHunterOG

I just finished I am legend {Way different then the movie thank god }

and now im read a book called : Elephants on acid and other strange experiments really interesting so far 
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#8  Edited By Claude
MattyFTM said:
"Claude said:
"Programming the Universe by Seth LLoyd"
I hear that's a really interesting read. I'm planning on getting to it after I've finished Schrodingers cat."

It's pretty interesting, quantum theories are always that way. He goes into the fact that the universe is a huge computer with information constantly being given off by the particles that make it up, in essence he has created a quantum computer to help understand what and why. I like the history he gives of the human endeaver into this field. 

I've never heard of Schrodingers Cat, I'll have to look that up. 
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#9  Edited By ZombieHunterOG
DualReaver said:
"Blargh, I read I Am Legend after I saw the movie, and almost had a fucking hissy fit. I love the last passage in that book, so much."
Mee to thats the way the movie should have ended none of the Hollywood happy ending BS 
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#10  Edited By wefwefasdf

I'm currently reading Cry, The Beloved Country.

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#11  Edited By theshadow027

I'm reading Duma Key by Stephen King and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. They are both pretty great reads.

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The Plot Against America -- Philip Roth

The Book of Daniel -- E.L. Doctorow

"Great Short Works of Herman Melville"
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#13  Edited By zitosilva

I'm reading Freedomland by Richard Price. And it isn't good at all.
Also I started the Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea, by Yukio Mishima, but it's too soon to pass any judgment.

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#14  Edited By singular

Just finished "First and Last Men" by Olaf Stapleton for the 2nd time

Currently I'm reading "The Game" by Stephen King and "Last Men in London" by Olaf Stapleton

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#15  Edited By Verdugo

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

Before that I had finished reading The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, well made story.

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#16  Edited By adam_grif

Books you're currently reading.

none.

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#17  Edited By Mourne

The new Koontz book, Your Heart Belongs To Me. Powerful opening, but I'm only seventy pages in at the moment.

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#18  Edited By lamegame621

Breakfast of Champions- Kurt Vonnegut. Great book. All his books are amazing.

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lamegame621 said:
"Breakfast of Champions- Kurt Vonnegut. Great book. All his books are amazing."
What a great fucking choice. 

<3 Vonnegut.
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The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard

sarkeen said:

"Just finished Fight club by Chuck Palanhuik.(Name possibly wrong).

Currently reading Choke by same author. 

Great books."
Palahniuk. Close... but no cigar. I've read all of his novels and have a hard back first edition of Fight Club signed and personalized by the man himself. I also have a signed copy of Choke. Hell, I even got a package from him for sending him fan mail. I have much love and respect for the man.
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DoctorTran said:
"The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard

sarkeen said:
"Just finished Fight club by Chuck Palanhuik.(Name possibly wrong).

Currently reading Choke by same author. 

Great books."
Palahniuk. Close... but no cigar. I've read all of his novels and have a hard back first edition of Fight Club signed and personalized by the man himself. I also have a signed copy of Choke. Hell, I even got a package from him for sending him fan mail. I have much love and respect for the man."
Speaking on Palahniuk, I just finished reading Rant this past weekend, and really enjoyed it.

I'm on march break this week so I have a lot more time to read, so I also finished The curious incident of the dog in the night-time. And now I'm reading Nineteen Eighty-Four.
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#22  Edited By Linkyshinks

Ways of Seeing by John Berger

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#23  Edited By Undeadpool

"The Last Wish"
I played the game (The Witcher), NOW I'm reading the book. It's fantastic.

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Man, Economy, and State- Murray Rothbard

Give Me a Break- John Stossel

Fellowship of the Ring (Third Time)- Jr Tolkien

Crisis and Leviathan- Robert Higgs

Critique of Keynesianism- Various Authors (Edited by Henry Hazlitt)

Egalitarianism As a Revolt Against Nature- Murray Rothbard

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#25  Edited By Optiow

I am currently reading 'The Latter Days at Colditz' by P.R,Reid. It is a good book.

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#26  Edited By Kr3lian

Books?  What are those?  I have been up to my ears in primary scientific literature for as long as I can remember at his point.  Ugh.

Anyway, I hope to reread Fellowship of the Ring on my next flight.

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#27  Edited By Suicrat

I'm currently reading The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto. It's for my Asian Canadian Experience class. It's about Japanese Canadians and different generations' responses to the internment of Japanese Canadians during The Greater East Asia War (also known as the Pacific Theatre of World War 2).

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#28  Edited By zidane33

i'm reading the odyssey right now and i like it very much

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#29  Edited By maxszy
TrueEnglishGent said:
"So what books are you currently reading?I have nearly finished The Northen Lights by Philip Pullman, it's part of 'His Dark Materials' series and I also have the two fellow books in the series to read. I believe it's called Golden Compass in the US. I know a film was made on it, but never seen it. It's been a good book so far, can feel quite childish in areas but also as a much darker side to it. After that I'll get around to reading Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell."
That is an incredible series. Here in the States the three books are The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. They are are some really great books, and surprisingly I would suggest watching the movie after you have read the book. The movie I felt was very well done and portrayed the source material quite well. Very very unfortunate that the other two movies will never be made.

Anyway! This is about books! Another great passion of mine!

At the moment I am reading "Empire" by Orson Scott Card. Great author, this is the first book I have read from him that isn't part of the Ender franchise in one way or another. And I must say, I am very impressed. Very good book thus far.
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#30  Edited By Aurelito

A book about Mongolic empires covered by comedy, racism and nihilism.

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Right now:

The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass

Tree of Smoke - Denis Johnson

The Lay of the Land - Richard Ford

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Odd John - A Story of Jest and Earnest by Olaf Stapledon

When Sysadmins Rule the Earth by Cory Doctorow

Into the Shadows a collection of short stories in the Shadowun Universe by several authors

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#33  Edited By get2sammyb

The Gargoyle. It's cool because all the edges of the pages are black so it looks burnt.



The actual story is pretty haunting. It's very psychological.

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#34  Edited By Alex_Murphy
Claude said:
"Programming the Universe by Seth LLoyd and Religion Explained by Pascal Boyer. I'm not much of a fiction reader, history is my favorite, but I dabble in some science. I'm on the science kick right now. Religion Explained is a little bit of both."
You might like some of Howard Bloom's stuff.
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#35  Edited By cspiffo

Finishing up "Brother Odd" by Dean Koontz (<70 pages to go).  Not as good as the first two Odd books but still quite good.

This thread has given me many ideas for my next book. :^)

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#36  Edited By grilledcheez

Himmler's Crusade (for fun which means it'll take me forever to read it) and Black Cross for school.

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#37  Edited By RogueBomber12

I just started
American Gods - Neil Gaimen
Inferno - Dante Alighieri
And almost done with, The Road - Cormac McCarthy

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#38  Edited By BoG

I'm reading Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.

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#39  Edited By natetodamax

lol books

On topic: I did finish reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow a few days ago. It's alright.

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#40  Edited By Lies

A ways in to The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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#41  Edited By End_Boss

The Hobbit.
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For the second time this year.

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#42  Edited By lilburtonboy7489
BoG said:
"I'm reading Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment."
Nice
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#43  Edited By AndrewGaspar
End_Boss said:
"The Hobbit....For the second time this year."
I finished that not too long ago! But the last time I read it was several years ago. Why are you reading it for your second time in the space of three months? =P

Right now I'm reading "America Alone" by Mark Steyn for myself and I'm reading "Watership Down" for school. They're both pretty good.
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#44  Edited By AgentJ

I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I liked it, but it wasnt as good as i thougt itd be from what everyone was saying about it.

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#45  Edited By OneEyedNinja7

I'm about 2/3 of the way through Don Quixote, but I sort of want it to be over.

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#46  Edited By LackLuster

I just finished Choke by Chuck Palahniuk a few weeks ago and now I'm reading Do androids dream of electric sheep by Phillip K Dick

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#48  Edited By citizenkane

I was reading Paradise Lost, but I seemed to have lost my copy.  I'll probably start reading The Brothers Karamazov and/or Utopia now.

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#49  Edited By teh_destroyer

Nothing at the moment,I am pretty picky about my reading material which just makes it harder for me to find something to hold my interest.

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#50  Edited By Canberra

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger I’m working my way through the classics.
Its great, especially now as I am the exact same age as the protagonist.