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Old 2004-03-10, 23:46
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Last book you read

What a coincidence.

Please tell me here what book you are currently reading or just have read.

I'm currently reading Wheel of Time, part 5 in the english version, part 10 in the Swedish.
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Old 2004-03-10, 23:52
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Old 2004-03-11, 00:09
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I've just finished reading Jennifer Government by Max Berry. It's alright, the concept behind it was fantastic; set in the future, the world is run by large American Corporations, and the Government has very little authority. A whole Corporation war is sparked off when a guy called Hack Nike fucks up on a contract which orders him to shoot 10 kids who buy new Nike trainers... and it all goes spaz from there.
The dissapointing thing about this book is that all the charecters where complete stereotypes. Not one archtype springs to mind. Not only that, but it could have been written a bit better in places, and towards the end, it becomes little more than your average thriller. Still a decent read though.

I;ve just started reading High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. It's been a great read so far, very funny and all that jazz.
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Old 2004-03-11, 00:10
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Kumar et al. - Basic pathology

Book that will be next to be fully read:
A theory booklet for my drivers license.
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Old 2004-03-11, 00:14
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At the moment i am reading Kurt Cobain's biography, it's very interesting. The last book i read was... quite a while ago. oh wait it was the Sweet Smell of Psychosis, by Will Self
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Old 2004-03-11, 01:32
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I finished reading The Sands of Mars recently which is one of Artur Clarkes earlier books. I've now started to read Gridlock by Ben Elton.
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Old 2004-03-11, 01:46
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Just finished Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Meyers. Really good book, and an easy read. Its a (fictional) narrative about a soldier's experience in Vietnam.

Snap--high fidelity is supposed to be really good, all my friends have read it
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Old 2004-03-11, 07:34
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I'm currently reading "Bni Daniel" (My Son Daniel) by Esther Straight-Wartzel.
Before that I read "Edi Melech Hamastulim" (Edi King of Drugs), by the same author.
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Old 2004-03-11, 08:02
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Catcher In The Rye by J.D.Salinger again, probably.... love that book

apart from that.....i read some H.P.Lovecraft, i'm in the process of reading some Edgar Allen Poe, Rene Descartes, and a comic by Jhonen Vasquez (the creator of Invader Zim), which looks really good
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Old 2004-03-11, 10:33
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I'm currently half-ways on the swedish book "En ö i havet"(An island in the sea), written by..... oh man, now I suffer by a minor amnesia.

Edit: Well, it was Annika Thor...
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Old 2004-03-11, 10:49
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I just read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Nice book
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Old 2004-03-11, 13:21
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Just finishing Tolkein's Silmarillion - it's not easy going but good stuff none-the-less. Bit like Greek legend to read!
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Old 2004-03-11, 14:53
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What a coincidence.

Please tell me here what book you are currently reading or just have read.

I'm currently reading Wheel of Time, part 5 in the english version, part 10 in the Swedish.
Lol, exactly the same here. (Part 10 in Hebrew)
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Old 2004-03-11, 16:18
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I recently read The Man in the Iron Mask, it was pretty good.
(90% different from the movie, btw)
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Old 2004-03-11, 17:27
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Lol, exactly the same here. (Part 10 in Hebrew)
KADERE THE RIPPER (Im in the 5th chapter I think)
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Old 2004-03-11, 18:11
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I'm currently reading "Bni Daniel" (My Son Daniel) by Esther Straight-Wartzel.
Just finished it .
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Old 2004-03-11, 19:03
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I was reading "nosso lar" which is... a true story of he rise and evolution of aman in spiritual way... and was readin, well just looking a bit of some of the oxford complete shakespeare works in which i always read the same sad story.
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I'm actually reading a few books at once

Last one I finished reading was De Procedure (the Procedure) of Harry Mulisch.
Not a bad book, rather interesting actually yet it had a bit of a disapointing end. To anyone aquintant to Harry Mulisch, it's one of his more readable work

I'm currently reading:
1984
The Days of the Jackhal (I always read that one on looooong train journeys )
the Quran (whether it's true or not, I can't deny it's better written/translated than the Bible)
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I just finished The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown a few days ago.
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Old 2004-03-11, 20:31
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I'm currently reading Karakter by F. Bordewijk (Dutch literature) whenever I'm not feeling sleepy in the train.
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Old 2004-03-11, 22:23
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Recently read Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab. Great book About a British SAS patrol sent to Iraq in the Gulf War, and their story.
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I am also reading Al Franken's book Liars about Bush, Fox and such, not so frequently, though, have barely read anything in it during the last 2 months, read most of it directly after xmas. He is like Michael Moore, just a bit more serious and a bit more trustworthy.
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I am also reading Al Franken's book Liars about Bush, Fox and such, not so frequently, though, have barely read anything in it during the last 2 months, read most of it directly after xmas. He is like Michael Moore, just a bit more serious and a bit more trustworthy.

Al Franken is the man. He used to be so awesome when he was on Saturday Night Live, and he's really funny (just look at the title of the book)
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Just finishing Tolkein's Silmarillion - it's not easy going but good stuff none-the-less. Bit like Greek legend to read!
I'm reading that again. It's great.
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