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#76 Post by Old Git » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:28 pm

The Complete Nemesis the Warlock. Volume 2. So not that complete. :roll:

From good old 2000AD. Where the bad guy is really bad and the good guy is worse. Even when it is revealed he killed his enemy's children he just gloats. :twisted:
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#77 Post by Nabeshin » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:44 pm

I've been reading a bit about the fall of the second French Empire under Napoleon III. More specifically Michael Howard's Franco-Prussian War and The Fall of Paris by Alistair Horne.

Both are really good. Howard's is more of military history book with its details on the military build up, battles and the eventual course of the war. The Fall of Paris concerns itself with the Prussian siege of the capital and the rise and fall of the Paris Commune.

I don't know what I'll read next but I want it be be a bit of a challange. I'm thinking Ulysses or Moby Dick.
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#78 Post by Old Git » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:32 pm

Moby Dick is a tough one. The adventure side is great, but there are pages and pages of whaling facts and features that you'd only expect from a whaling manual.

Right now I'm reading FIghting with the Commandos, by Stan Scott. He was one in the Second World War, lying about his age to get in the army.
Best stuff is just the attitude of the time and how he handled the mundane moments. Basically if you charge on the Germans failed, you sat down and had a cup of tea, then charged again.
Easy to read, really interesting.
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#79 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:04 pm

Nabeshin wrote:I'm thinking Ulysses


Reminds me of Sean's Show that used to be on Channel 4
"Great Prologue"

I'm still reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Should be going through a chapter a night but sidetracked the past while with the DS instead. :)
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#80 Post by Nabeshin » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Old Git wrote:Moby Dick is a tough one. The adventure side is great, but there are pages and pages of whaling facts and features that you'd only expect from a whaling manual.


Yeah I decided to go with the Moby-Dick. Hopefully I won't mind Melville's digressions about 19th century whaling too much.
I'll have to read Ulysses by the next time Blooms Day comes around.

Castor Troy wrote:Reminds me of Sean's Show that used to be on Channel 4
"Great Prologue"


A bit before my time I'm afraid, but I do remember Sean's Shorts. :)
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#81 Post by Old Git » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:53 am

Sean's show was great. Always remember Elvis as a spider and the damp sock. :D
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#82 Post by kodama » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:49 pm

Just read Ben Elton's Past Mortem.

It's good, not Ian Rankin good, but very readable. Who knew he could do Police murder mystery as well as everything else.

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#83 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:45 am

Started reading Dearly Devoted Dexter. The second in the series. It's obvious from reading the first book that they went in a different direction with the show. So while the first series took some of the first book, the second series is not based on the book.
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#84 Post by kodama » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:53 pm

As if the The Dark Tower series wasn't already long enough.

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/11/the_dark_tower_reopening_for_business.php

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#85 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:51 pm

I heard there was going to be another one.
Having never read them, I'll ask Didn't the last book wrap it up?
And I thought he was retiring. :scratch:
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#86 Post by Crucifer » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:17 pm

Another one? That'll be interesting...

I'm just halfway through the seventh book for the second time. It's such a good series! Perhaps this book will document some of Roland's adventures before The Gunslinger. That'd be pretty cool, IMO...

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#87 Post by kodama » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:07 pm

Should have read the page.

King stated he will write another Dark Tower novel. It will center around supporting characters and revolve around some important events between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla.

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#88 Post by kodama » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:23 am

The copy of School Girl Milky Crisis what I got for my birthday. ^________^

And if "son of" isn't Hayao Miyazaki, I will buy a hat then it eat!

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#89 Post by kodama » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:20 pm

I'm not reading Neuromancer, but I am thinking about rereading it after digging up this 1999 Desert Island Discs with William Gibson. I read it in 1991 or 1992. *sigh*

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/rad ... -0900a.mp3

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