So what is the Giantbomb users reading?

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#1  Edited By jazin

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  Edited By mylifeforAiur

A Storm of Swords.

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This just came for me in the mail.

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#4  Edited By dungbootle

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  Edited By gla55jAw

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

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#7  Edited By Toxin066

Death by Black Hole by Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#8  Edited By DarthOrange

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

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#9  Edited By mrfizzy

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  Edited By ShadowConqueror

House of Leaves.

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#11  Edited By rynbeed

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

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#12  Edited By TentPole

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  Edited By Julmust

Right now Lobster Johnson comics and Lysistrata

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#14  Edited By jazin

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

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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.

@jazin said:

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  Edited By moywar700

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  Edited By M_Shini

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  Edited By Grillbar

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  Edited By TheDudeOfGaming

A Canticle for Leibotwitz.

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#20  Edited By redcream

George Orwell's 1984

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#21  Edited By ShaggE

The Stories of Ray Bradbury.

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#22  Edited By Wemibelle

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  Edited By Canteu

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  Edited By ervonymous

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  Edited By DelroyLindo

@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  Edited By ATrevelan

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  Edited By predator

Metro 2034.

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#28  Edited By joshthebear

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

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#29  Edited By DeF

@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  Edited By calmallamadown

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  Edited By chan05

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

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#32  Edited By GunnBjorn

The Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov. Almost finished it.

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#33  Edited By HandsomeMuffin

@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  Edited By NlGHTCRAWLER

The Little Mermaid.

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#35  Edited By mrfizzy

@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  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

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  Edited By TheHT

The Dunwich Horror and Other Tales.

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#38  Edited By predator

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

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#39  Edited By DeF

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

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#40  Edited By kindgineer

The Order by Nate Kendon

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#41  Edited By doobie

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

about to start Hannibal

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#42  Edited By BabyChooChoo

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  Edited By plasticstars

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath.

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#44  Edited By Prince_of_Space

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  Edited By Cyrus_Saren

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  Edited By Marcsman

@mylifeforAiur said:

A Storm of Swords.

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

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#47  Edited By 49th

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  Edited By Goof

@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  Edited By Goof

@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  Edited By coaxmetal

Finishing the last book of the Malazan series