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Earthcane
17-04-08, 17:51
The book is very spooky and more atmospheric than the film which was more of a shocker.

However that famous picture of Jack Nicholson leering through the axe-smashed door is one of the iconic movie images of the 20th century!
And one that has been parodied way too many times, which drains the scare factor out of it for me :p

But yeah, I've read some of the first Dark Tower. Got lazy and switched to the Graphic Novel instead :p

But I really want to get into Pet Semetery.

touchthesky
17-04-08, 20:13
^I advise it! If you've seen the movie and didn't like it don't let that put you off. The book is King in top form!

I want to read the Dark Tower books now becaue I've heard they're a lot like Insomnia and Hearts In Atlantis and I love Insomnia and am falling in love with HIA.

FAN_NO_1
17-04-08, 21:38
And Then There Were None.:d

Rivendell
17-04-08, 21:40
^ I'm going to see that on stage soon, I can't wait! I love Agatha Christie's murder mysteries, though admittedly haven't ever read any!

Angelus
17-04-08, 21:42
^ I'm going to see that on stage soon, I can't wait! I love Agatha Christie's murder mysteries, though admittedly haven't ever read any!

Chris, do you know if there are any X Files novels available?

Rivendell
17-04-08, 21:43
Yup, there's one called 'Goblins (http://www.amazon.co.uk/X-files-Goblins-Charles-L-Grant/dp/000648204X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208468610&sr=8-1)'.
I've never read it though.

Angelus
17-04-08, 21:47
Yup, there's one called 'Goblins (http://www.amazon.co.uk/X-files-Goblins-Charles-L-Grant/dp/000648204X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208468610&sr=8-1)'.
I've never read it though.

Thanks. Seems there's a ton of novels out there. :jmp: Amazon is great... 1p. :D

Vertigo
17-04-08, 22:11
Thanks. Seems there's a ton of novels out there. :jmp: Amazon is great... 1p. :D

I`ve got tons of X-Files novels since 1998 (or something) and you MUST read Ground Zero!!! And also Ruins is great one (about Yucatanian ruins!). I love both novels:p

Lonely Istari
17-04-08, 22:33
The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory

^ Excellent read from start to finish! :tmb: And much better than the film.

Andariel
17-04-08, 23:01
Infected by Scott Sigler

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x302/lustyheroine/web/Infected.gif

zappo3000
18-04-08, 22:23
i had to read 'of mice and men' at school.

it was crap

ECB
18-04-08, 22:31
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

aquaflute
18-04-08, 22:46
Anne of the Green Gables

Lonely Istari
19-04-08, 02:31
Anne of the Green Gables

Excellent! :tmb:

ihatecold17
19-04-08, 03:42
i had to read 'of mice and men' at school.

it was crap


i hated that book.

rowanlim
19-04-08, 04:54
Once Upon A Star - Nora Roberts, Jill Gregory, & a few more :D

zappo3000
19-04-08, 13:15
can you break the code?http://www.danbrown.com/secrets/digital_fortress/cryptography.html

does it say the answer anywhere?

i think it is-(highlight to view)you are seeing things

touchthesky
21-04-08, 16:47
just finished hearts in atlantis today.

am now on the Seaquest DSV novel! Cant wait to read this.

rowanlim
02-05-08, 17:00
I am now reading Northern Lights by Nora Roberts. Great book :tmb: ;)

Vertigo
02-05-08, 17:02
In the miso-soup by one of my fav writers Ryu Murakami

rowanlim
02-05-08, 17:43
^Is that a Japanese book? What is it about? :)

sjam_raider
02-05-08, 17:59
Twilight

Vertigo
02-05-08, 18:46
^Is that a Japanese book? What is it about? :)

Ryu is the best Jap. autor! It`s shocking book about maniac and Tokyo guide. But I prefer his book 69 about his school years (I`m sure it`s autobiography)

Tiger-Zebra
02-05-08, 19:04
I last read a book called @One Whole And Perfect Day' but I can't remember the author. All I can remember is that The book was australian.....

Naz2000
02-05-08, 19:07
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Tiger-Zebra
04-05-08, 09:49
Final Harry Potter book. In progress.

I have read all the Harry potter books and when I finished the last one I burst in to tears. My brother looked at me as though I was being strange. (lol, he always does)

Kerrigan
04-05-08, 09:55
Currently reading "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

rowanlim
04-05-08, 13:20
I just rented a new one by Nora Roberts - High Noon. So far so good :tmb:

@Vertigo: Sounds cool. The only Asian author whose work I've read is Amy Tan ;)

Kerrigan
04-05-08, 13:26
I just rented a new one by Nora Roberts - High Noon. So far so good :tmb:

@Vertigo: Sounds cool. The only Asian author whose work I've read is Amy Tan ;)
I've only read The Bonesetters's Daughter but I loved the book.

touchthesky
06-05-08, 13:47
Stephen King-Gunslinger.

rowanlim
06-05-08, 13:50
I've only read The Bonesetters's Daughter but I loved the book.

I've read the Kitchen God's Wife, a great book :tmb:

Well High Noon is a brilliant book. Another cheer for Nora Roberts ;)

sjam_raider
06-05-08, 15:08
Eclipse

rowanlim
06-05-08, 15:52
Creation in Death - JD Robb. I'm freaked out, it's like the killer is all fleshed out :(

Inkheart
06-05-08, 16:05
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire. I've read it once, but it's such a complex plot, I didn't get it all because I soared through it madly. Utterly fantastic, it is!

rowanlim
06-05-08, 16:13
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire. I've read it once, but it's such a complex plot, I didn't get it all because I soared through it madly. Utterly fantastic, it is!

Sounds interesting. Is it about witches? :)

Amarok
06-05-08, 16:15
Gilgamesh, sometimes I REALLY dislike being in a University.:hea:

Vertigo
06-05-08, 16:16
Bram Stoker: Dracula

Rein
06-05-08, 16:35
Bram Stoker: Dracula

great book:) i hav read it first time when i was 13^^ (and no im not 14 or 15 now, im almost18:P)

i`ve read Kreve- Skirgaila. its historical novel. kinda ****, but i had to read it for school. borrrriiiinnngggg...:D

Candygirl
15-05-08, 11:21
Last book i read:
the Bancroft Strategy by Robert Ludlum

anyone read it yet??

kryptonite23
15-05-08, 11:22
How Do They Work :D

Natey168
15-05-08, 11:24
I'm almost finished reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer, and I have to say, it's great! I think I like it better than Twilight..

Candygirl
15-05-08, 11:28
Krypt, thats the name of a book??

kryptonite23
15-05-08, 11:39
Krypt, thats the name of a book??

Yep, it's an informative book ;)

Candygirl
15-05-08, 11:41
Yep, it's an informative book ;)

what is it about??

kryptonite23
15-05-08, 11:41
what is it about??
It tells how things work ;)

Candygirl
15-05-08, 11:47
what things??

kryptonite23
15-05-08, 11:50
what things??
Any kinds of things ;)

Candygirl
15-05-08, 12:05
hmmm.....

matrix54
15-05-08, 12:16
Juilus Caeser... BORING!!!:)

Candygirl
15-05-08, 12:48
j. Ceasar isnt boring.. i love the Mark Anthony's speech...

Vertigo
15-05-08, 12:49
Jewel of seven stars Bram Stoker

Survival
15-05-08, 12:51
Just bought The Ruins and The Skeleton Crew :jmp:

touchthesky
15-05-08, 13:51
I am reading Danse Macabre.
Stephen King's look at horror movies.

myrmaad
15-05-08, 17:44
Hamlet again. for a class.

Lonely Istari
17-05-08, 02:19
Just finished The Boleyn Inheritance last night. :tmb: Faschinating read! Never hated Henry VIII more! What a monster!

http://www.turnhere.com/images/ss_pgregory_8_j.jpg

touchthesky
17-05-08, 08:30
101 Dalmatians-Dodie smith.

Vertigo
17-05-08, 11:08
William Gibson`s short stories like New Rose Hotel, Burning Chrome and gonna re-re-re-re-----read my favourite Johnny Mnemonic again

sjam_raider
17-05-08, 11:09
Voice of the Gods - Trudi Canavan

Naomichi
17-05-08, 14:50
The Coming Plague - Laurie Garrett

Angel666
17-05-08, 18:28
Right now I'm reading King Dork by Frank Portman. It's pretty awesome.

oocladableeblah
17-05-08, 18:48
The Great Gatsby, it was pretty good, but not amazing.

MrBear
17-05-08, 20:04
The Great Gatsby, it was pretty good, but not amazing.

Obviously it's not got a lot of 'action' as today's youth generally prefer, but I must say it's one of the greatest books I've ever read :) it's almost irrelevant what he writes simply because of the way he writes :D

I quite frankly adore Francis Scott Fitzgerald.. :wve:

Vertigo
17-05-08, 20:05
Obviously it's not got a lot of 'action' as today's youth generally prefer, but I must say it's one of the greatest books I've ever read :) it's almost irrelevant what he writes simply because of the way he writes :D

I quite frankly adore Francis Scott Fitzgerald.. :wve:

Agree 100%. But Jazz Stories is better:ton:

Geck-o-Lizard
17-05-08, 20:12
I'm currently reading "The Blade Itself", part 1 of The First Law trilogy, by Joe Abercrombie.

It's AWSOME. I only bought it because it had a pretty cover design... it seems that when it comes to fantasy/adventure, you really can judge a book by its cover. The writing's fast-paced and interesting, the characters are incredibly vivid, and there's plenty of dark humour.

MrBear
17-05-08, 20:44
Agree 100%. But Jazz Stories is better:ton:

Really? Now I know what to read when exams are over! :D

Elmer
17-05-08, 20:57
I just read The wheel of time Part II -The great hunt-
It was so fantasticly written that I became addicted and couldn't stop reading:P
*Is now impatiently awaiting the arrival of his already ordered third part of the bookseries that he loves the most*

touchthesky
28-05-08, 13:39
Just finished Harry potter and the deathly hallows last night.

Started on the dogs by rob calder earlier.

rowanlim
28-05-08, 13:44
Just started on Innocent in Death by J.D.Robb @ Nora Roberts ;)

marla_singer
28-05-08, 13:58
Just finished the Cairo Diary by Maxim Chattam, highly recommend it!

Wana b like Lara
28-05-08, 14:05
Umm ... I'm reading 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' again, it's good but i'm getting through it! :D

Wana b like Lara
28-05-08, 14:06
Just finished the Cairo Diary by Maxim Chattam, highly recommend it!

To what age group?

sjam_raider
28-05-08, 15:08
Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern
Really sweet and funny; I love it!

Geck-o-Lizard
28-05-08, 15:10
The Blade Itself and Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie. Just started the last one, Last Argument of Kings. I love them so much I'm re-reading them already. :cln:

marla_singer
28-05-08, 15:17
To what age group?

Well it has some pretty vivid depictions of awful violence. I guess it depends more on taste (you know, liking crime novels and stuff), but if it was age specific I would say maybe 18+.

L.C
28-05-08, 15:22
I'm on Prince Caspian just now.

Last read was Bram Stoker's Dracula about 2 weeks ago - what a brilliant book!

And to those Amy Tan fans, I'm right there with you. Her books are wonderful :tmb:

Elmer
28-05-08, 15:38
I'm reading the great Millennium, of John Varley:)
I already read it, but now I read it again, just because it's so great.
(And because I have to wright a book report (Is that the right word?)

Lonely Istari
29-05-08, 00:38
Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern
Really sweet and funny; I love it!


I'm reading P.S. I Love You right now which is by Cecelia Ahern as well. So far so good!

touchthesky
03-06-08, 12:04
Read The Dogs by Robert Calder.

Am currently around 100 pages into Russell Brands Booky Wook.

L.C
03-06-08, 12:11
I've finished Prince Caspian, and am now on Shadowmancer.

McGloomy
03-06-08, 12:12
I'm currently reading "Order of the Phoenix". ;)

Inkheart
03-06-08, 12:14
I've finished Prince Caspian, and am now on Shadowmancer.

I've read Shadowmancer, can't say I really enjoyed it though, unfortunately. It just didn't measure up to the genius of some other fantasy novels.

I've almost finished Shadow of the Wind which ranks as my Favourite Book of All Time because the characters are so real, and I'm soon to start Clive Barker's Weaveworld, which was recommended to me. Took me a while to find a copy (good old Amazon, though!) and it's just oozing promise.

Obscure
03-06-08, 12:15
The History of the World :wve:

It's a book that tells you all about history from prehistoric to modern times. It's amazing and really goes into detail of life in the past.

L.C
03-06-08, 12:36
I've read Shadowmancer, can't say I really enjoyed it though, unfortunately. It just didn't measure up to the genius of some other fantasy novels.It's still keeping me interested, but if it doesn't measure up, I'm more than likely to abandon it.

I'm off to my Reading Group meeting tonight, so will have at least a couple more choices to read if I do give up :)

rowanlim
03-06-08, 12:37
The Wrong Hostage - Elizabeth Lowell

This is the first book I've read from this author, it's pretty good :tmb:

Indiana Croft
03-06-08, 15:43
Atonement. Very good:D

touchthesky
03-06-08, 15:44
Atonement. Very good:D

I wanted to read that...and see the movie. Done neither yet but I know I will.

L.C
05-06-08, 11:53
Our reading group chose 3 children's novels this month.

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Invisible City - MG Harris
Just Henry - Michelle Magorian

I'll probably read the first two, after I've finished Shadowmancer. Anybody else read any of these?

marla_biggs
05-06-08, 12:00
last book i read was 1984, it was good

that must've been nearly a year ago :o

Kerrigan
05-06-08, 12:38
"Among Other Things I've taken Up Smoking"
It was pretty good and entertaining at that time, but not exactly memorable.

stereopathic
05-06-08, 13:10
just finished Taking Lives by Michael Pye. it wasn't bad i guess. i'm now on to Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk.

rowanlim
05-06-08, 16:02
Rising Tides - Nora Roberts

touchthesky
10-06-08, 22:52
Willaim Goldings Lord Of The Flies.

I've heard mixed reviews.

Vertigo
10-06-08, 23:00
Willaim Goldings Lord Of The Flies.

I've heard mixed reviews.

Someone stole my book but I love it! Amazing novel. One of the books I`d take with me to lost island!

rowanlim
11-06-08, 02:58
The Hollow - Nora Roberts

Leprechaun2010
11-06-08, 03:53
I'm currently reading the 9/11 Commission report. It's a very interesting book :)

I read that like 2 weeks ago... then I returned it overdue at the library and got fined 30 cents. Ha.

The last book I read was

http://i32.************/29bkdj4.jpg

Its funny.

Feather Duster
11-06-08, 04:06
Mrs. Frisby and the Rat's of Nimh:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm92/jacket254545/172068858.jpg

ChingKong
11-06-08, 04:08
Shel Silverstein - The Giving Tree

Vertigo
11-06-08, 10:23
We post covers?
http://www.bbcaudiobooksamerica.com/client/products/ProdimageLg/750567.jpg
Jonathan Lethem - Gun with occasional music. Amazing noir + sci-fi novel. Better than Blade Runner.

kryptonite23
11-06-08, 12:17
Reaching Out

Drone
11-06-08, 13:42
eeeh atm the only thing I'm reading is the manuals ....

Endow
11-06-08, 14:09
Even when it comes to leisure (in this case reading) I tend to be a professional procrastinator (only difference is I don't get payed), but this book was an awesome and obsessively fun read :

http://adrianclarke.com/collections/books/images/178f.jpg

Highly recommend it to anyone with even a remote interest for science.

touchthesky
15-06-08, 21:01
Someone stole my book but I love it! Amazing novel. One of the books I`d take with me to lost island!

I really enjoyed! :D.

I am currently reading

http://blog.ugo.com/images/uploads/twilight_book_cover.jpg

Anniversary
16-06-08, 02:24
the eternal spring of Mr.ito - Sheila garrigue

anyone read it? Its very good.:)
http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/japan/japan/misc/eto.jpg

ChingKong
16-06-08, 03:44
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/9687/wierdwq5.jpg (http://imageshack.us) :D

rickybazire
16-06-08, 07:04
Picture doesn't seem to work. But it's Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.

Ada the Mental
16-06-08, 07:42
I hardly read anything the last few months because I knew very well that if I started reading for pleasure I'd screw up my finals. :p Now that I'm done with the exams it's time to catch up!

So I reread Bag of Bones by Stephen King. Loved it as much as the first time. Lot's of details I'd missed.
I think I'm going to start rereading King's Insomnia, too, till I get my hands on something new.

touchthesky
16-06-08, 10:40
I think I'm going to start rereading King's Insomnia, too, till I get my hands on something new.

Such a good book!

Real Life Raider
16-06-08, 23:32
So I reread Bag of Bones by Stephen King..

I enjoyed Bag Of Bones. A good complex plot. Insomnia was ok but a bit of an odd fantasy that attempts to draw attention to the relatively poor Dark Tower series.

At the moment I am reading all of the original Ian Fleming stories from first to last.

I have just finished The Spy Who Loved Me which was not the best so far.

Most of them are excellent though and a darned sight better than the movies.

Vertigo
16-06-08, 23:36
Voyage to the end of the room by Tibor Fischer
One of the best books of our time

Rivendell
16-06-08, 23:57
Guess what Net? I boughts it for m'self. :D

http://images.play.com/covers/5490040x.jpg

rowanlim
17-06-08, 02:53
Memory in Death - J.D. Robb

TRexbait
17-06-08, 03:36
The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time.

Really good book, kinda quorky though... I LOVE IT!!! :jmp:

Earthcane
17-06-08, 11:35
The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time.

Really good book, kinda quorky though... I LOVE IT!!! :jmp:
^ I read a chapter or two when my Sister was doing it for a college presentation.

Quirky indeed! :D

Just reading the last chapter of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry.

kryptonite23
17-06-08, 12:20
The Giver

Christi
17-06-08, 12:27
That Was Then, This Is Now-S. E. Hinton

Shark_Blade
17-06-08, 13:20
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming.

http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/3307/crgiltnnk2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

My first James Bond novel, and I love the way how he wrote the story. Classy, dangerous and exquisite.

touchthesky
17-06-08, 13:23
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming.

http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/3307/crgiltnnk2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

My first James Bond novel, and I love the way how he wrote the story. Classy, dangerous and exquisite.
I'm not to keen on those new covers. Much prefer these ones;

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o270/Zappanose/Casino.jpg

Shark_Blade
17-06-08, 14:50
On the contrary I love the new ones! :D I got the whole lot of the Centenary Edition. I understand some people are not too keen on the design but I like it. Plus it's a hardcover edition which is really pleasureable for me to read (the words are in bigger fonts). I tried reading the original small size books books but much prefer the other one. But I guess I miss out on the forewords by people in the original ones, hope it's available on the net.

I didn't buy Devil May Care due to the bad reviews and receptions it received by the fans (as far as what I read from the james bond forum). Sebastian Faulks wrote as Ian Fleming, but I don't think no one can copy the other person's style. Am I wrong? Is it worth checking out?

Lara Coft Baby
18-06-08, 06:05
Still reading book 2 of the circle trilogy by Nora Roberts :p I havent really had time to read it. Been busy with other stuff.

Tihocan9
18-06-08, 06:13
The Count of Monte Cristo- It is pretty good but very long :o

The Giver

Ah, I love that book, it really made me respect others individuality better now that I treasure mine so much more.

Lara Coft Baby
18-06-08, 06:14
Memory in Death - J.D. Robb

Did you know J.D Robb is actually Nora Roberts? :p I never read any books that were written under J.D Robb. :D

Voni
18-06-08, 07:48
The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time.

Really good book, kinda quorky though... I LOVE IT!!! :jmp:

I loved that book! My grandad bought me a signed copy for Christmas one year :D

kryptonite23
18-06-08, 11:01
Merchants of Venice

Shark_Blade
18-06-08, 12:40
The Amber Spyglass.

:)

Vertigo
18-06-08, 12:42
Hello Hello
I`m at a place called Vurtigo

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n2/n10075.jpg
The best cyber-punk book after Neuromancer. I could read it every day and million times.

rowanlim
21-06-08, 13:59
Storm Warning - Nora Roberts ;)

digitizedboy
21-06-08, 14:05
Self Eteem Bible - Gael Lindenfield

seriously though, it's an interesting incite into where people go wrong in social situations and relationships. Wether it's encouraging enough to help people or not is another thing though...

rowanlim
21-06-08, 14:09
Did you know J.D Robb is actually Nora Roberts? :p I never read any books that were written under J.D Robb. :D

Yeah I know J.D.Robb is Nora Roberts. Her "In Death" series are really good, they get edgier & deeper each time :tmb:

kryptonite23
22-06-08, 09:47
Wind in The Willows

la-la-lara
22-06-08, 10:00
The Schopenhauer Cure- Irvin D. Yalom

http://www.scribepublications.com.au/files/book/cover_image/143/medium/Schopenhauer.jpg

tesorosbaby
22-06-08, 11:46
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies Of The Apocolypse by Robert Rankin, now reading the second part; The Toyminator.

I wuv Eddie Bear :)

Admles
22-06-08, 22:06
Darth Bane - Rule of Two.

Great book!

Dia2blo
22-06-08, 22:10
I'm currently reading "The Hunt for Atlantis" by Andy McDermott

Its pretty new and the synopsis starts like this:

"The hunt for Atlantis has obsessed many minds. No one knows this better than archaologist Nina Wilde: It dominated her parents' lives, and now it dominates hers."

SURPRISINGLY its not a lot like tomb raider, although there are a few comical references to her and Indy. Its bloody good so far too!

Paperdoll
22-06-08, 23:00
Just started American Psycho, after almost owning it for a year and never turning a single page. For the little I read, Bateman seems a bit more sympathetic than in the movie... but then again I haven't read enough to make that assumption :p

rowanlim
26-06-08, 04:53
Finding the Dream - Nora Roberts :D

Elmer
26-06-08, 12:46
Still reading The wheel of time!:)
Third book now.
It's just fantastic:tmb:

Legend 4ever
26-06-08, 12:47
Raising boys by Steve Biddulph
and
Raising girls by Gisela Preuschoff

touchthesky
26-06-08, 12:47
Just finished Twilight-Stephenie Meyer.

You#re on mars if you havent heard of it.

Vertigo
26-06-08, 13:33
Just finished Twilight-Stephenie Meyer.

You#re on mars if you havent heard of it.

I haven`t heard:confused:

Eddie Chase
26-06-08, 15:01
I'm currently reading "The Hunt for Atlantis" by Andy McDermott

Its pretty new and the synopsis starts like this:

"The hunt for Atlantis has obsessed many minds. No one knows this better than archaologist Nina Wilde: It dominated her parents' lives, and now it dominates hers."

SURPRISINGLY its not a lot like tomb raider, although there are a few comical references to her and Indy. Its bloody good so far too!
Thanks - I'm glad you're enjoying it! (If you're wondering why, compare my username to that of the lead male character in The Hunt For Atlantis... yes, I wrote it! :D )

stereopathic
26-06-08, 15:04
Just started American Psycho, after almost owning it for a year and never turning a single page. For the little I read, Bateman seems a bit more sympathetic than in the movie... but then again I haven't read enough to make that assumption :p

wait till you get about 130 pages in... :D


just finished Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk. it was a return to his older style and as such was a better book than his last couple, which were a tad to sci-fi for my taste. it was both graphic and funny.

i'm now onto Bel Canto by Anne Patchett. so far it's incredible.

errevet
26-06-08, 16:23
De leeuw van Vlaanderen, 'The Lion of Flanders'

Currently i'm reading 'The Gaudi Key'

rowanlim
27-06-08, 02:37
Bloodline - Sidney Sheldon

kryptonite23
27-06-08, 13:04
Florante at Laura :D

just croft
27-06-08, 13:11
I didn't buy Devil May Care due to the bad reviews and receptions it received by the fans (as far as what I read from the james bond forum). Sebastian Faulks wrote as Ian Fleming, but I don't think no one can copy the other person's style. Am I wrong? Is it worth checking out?

The Devil may care is great! (answer to topic aswell ;))
I was reading and making to movie with my head and belive me or not all James bond Actors were in it! I could really feel shared expirince from all James Bond ages it was great! Just not the very last pages it reminded me of Mission Impossible.

touchthesky
27-06-08, 16:19
Just started Heath Ledger;His beautiful life and his mysterious death.

But I bought New Moon by Stephenie Meyer too so I might stop reading the other one :/.

Geck-o-Lizard
12-07-08, 23:29
The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie. Fantastic series, I really reccommend it. :jmp:

Also finished The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch. Also a brilliant read. :D

digitizedboy
12-07-08, 23:52
Lost Hero - Danny Smith

dcw123
12-07-08, 23:52
The Shining.... harder to understand than the movie, but has better/new parts in it:D
Like when Danny crawls into the tube thing in the playground..and somewhings in there with him...:p

Lost Angel 21
13-07-08, 03:00
Crime and Punishment-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I'm presently reading it, have a LONG way to go before I finish it...373 pages to be exact...English honor's summer project...at least I know full well I'm not alone, as most of my friends are stuck reading it too. It's a bit boring in the beginning, but it's starting to get a little better, I guess...

Endow
13-07-08, 03:20
Think and grow rich.

No, seriously. My brother recommended it to me as a very good way to make an assessment of one's life goals. "Growing rich" is a metaphor, it's about realizing your dreams. My brother knows almost as much about procrastination as me, so I trust his judgment :p

EDIT: Actually I'm still reading it. My last finished book was "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. Damn, that was so long ago, I really need to read more.

kryptonite23
13-07-08, 06:18
I am currently reading at Gossamer by Lois Lowry and I find it very interesting!:)

touchthesky
13-07-08, 06:30
Eclipse-Stephenie Meyer :)

Kerrigan
13-07-08, 10:27
I finished "Ten Little Indians" by Agatha Christie and "We" by Evgheni Zamiatin (which was absolutely brilliant).
I am now reading "Golem" by Gustav Meyrink.

MrBear
13-07-08, 12:41
My last finished book was "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. Damn, that was so long ago, I really need to read more.

Heh, my dad's reading that one right now.. He quoted some passages when we were at the summer house, they were hilarious :D

The last book I read was Robert Ludlum's The Parsifal Mosaic.. Very entertaining :) not least after I guessed who Parsifal was a fairly long time before it was revealed (spoiler well, the one they thought was Parsifal anyway.. I'm still proud even though he turned out to be someone else :p).. I think it adds much to the value of the book when you can figure those things out if you just think about it a bit..

remote91
13-07-08, 12:43
Currently reading The Wasp Factory.

rowanlim
13-07-08, 13:16
The Villa - Nora Roberts

marla_singer
13-07-08, 13:24
Just finished The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver

Now reading 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King, superbly spooky :D

Endow
13-07-08, 13:34
Heh, my dad's reading that one right now.. He quoted some passages when we were at the summer house, they were hilarious :D

Bill Bryson has a gift.:) He talks about science but with all these crazy and funny details about historical (science) figures and whatnot.

Drone
14-07-08, 20:44
William Somerset Maugham - Theatre

stereopathic
14-07-08, 20:55
i recently finished Bel Canto. it was seriously one of the best books i have ever read. i highly recommend it.

marla_singer
14-07-08, 20:57
i recently finished Bel Canto. it was seriously one of the best books i have ever read. i highly recommend it.

I highly considered getting this book! By Ann Patchett, I think? It really intrigued me but I saw three others I wanted in the 3 for 2 offer :p

stereopathic
14-07-08, 21:24
I highly considered getting this book! By Ann Patchett, I think? It really intrigued me but I saw three others I wanted in the 3 for 2 offer :p

sometimes you have to go with the bargain! :D

Geck-o-Lizard
14-07-08, 21:44
sometimes you have to go with the bargain! :D

Oh totally. That's how I choose new authors to try. If I hate their work, then I didn't lose out so much. :p As chance has it, the last time I did the three-for-two offer, I stumbled across my two now-favourite authors and one steaming heap of excrement. :cln:

stereopathic
14-07-08, 21:45
Oh totally. That's how I choose new authors to try. If I hate their work, then I didn't lose out so much. :p As chance has it, the last time I did the three-for-two offer, I stumbled across my two now-favourite authors. :cln:

that's awesome. who are they may i ask?

Geck-o-Lizard
14-07-08, 21:47
Joe Abercrombie and Scott Lynch. They're both newcomers to the fantasy genre, and IMO beat the crap out of plenty of the old guard. :tmb:

The steaming heap of excrement was "The Magician's Guild" by Trudi Canavan. I implore you not to waste any money on her books. Buy lunch for a beggar with it instead.

stereopathic
14-07-08, 21:50
:vlol: good advice. and i will be sure to check out Abercrombie and Lynch.

MAST
14-07-08, 21:55
A Dutch book from Tim Krabbé : The Golden Egg
read it for school
:D

Voni
14-07-08, 22:36
My boyfriend gave me a book called 'Size 12 is Not Fat' by Meg Cabot :s. Not really a chick lit fan at all, but I gave it a go. It was pacey and interesting, but I could spot the plot twists a mile off...

touchthesky
29-07-08, 15:17
It's been a while since I posted in this thread.

So the last couple of books I've read;

Julie Burchill-Sugar Rush
Stephenie Meyer- New Moon
Stephenie Meyer-Eclipse
Chuck Palahniuk-Fight Club

Currently reading;

Burned Alive-Souad.

Theres a lot of rumour surrounding this book.

pinklaralover
29-07-08, 15:20
Fantastic Mr Fox XD Lmao!

peffect
29-07-08, 15:24
Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort (and the Deathly Hollows)! :hug:

remote91
29-07-08, 15:26
The Wasp Factory, was alright, with a nice twist.

Currently on Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

AmericanAssassin
29-07-08, 15:29
I haven't read it yet, but I just bought Barack Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope. I haven't heard much good news about it, so I'm worried. :(

Ada the Mental
29-07-08, 15:51
Misery-Stephen King :D

I should also watch the movie someday.

star-dust
29-07-08, 17:38
The Pelican Brief ~ John Grisham

Nannonxyay
29-07-08, 17:47
Heroes Graphic Novel Series 1

Angel666
29-07-08, 17:50
Killing Yourself to Live - Chuck Klosterman

I'm now reading The Raw Shark Texts - Steven Hall.

Thorir
29-07-08, 18:43
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. :)

touchthesky
05-08-08, 07:49
Sweet by Julie Burchill.

It's the second book to Sugar Rush (which was also a tv show), it's not too bad. Preferred the first though.

sjam_raider
05-08-08, 08:18
The High Lord - Trudi Canavan
The ending is so sad :(
But I love the book anyway :D

disneyprincess20
05-08-08, 08:20
I finished Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, and I must admit I thought it was better than the film. I'm currently reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, which is more humorous than I thought it would be.

L.C
05-08-08, 08:48
I finished "Ten Little Indians" by Agatha ChristieI read that one in high school and loved it. I used to read quite a bit of Agatha back then :)

I finished Schindler's Ark by Thomas KeneallyI tried reading Schindler's Ark, but it just didn't grab me.

I've been very busy lately, so took nearly 3 months to complete Shadowmancer. Someone said it wasn't very good, but I actually enjoyed it. I've just started on the sequel, in fact.

disneyprincess20
05-08-08, 09:35
I tried reading Schindler's Ark, but it just didn't grab me.

I kept on getting confused by the large amount of people in the narrative, and I had to keep on going back and checking who was who at some points. To say I "enjoyed" the book would be a stretch, but I felt more educated for reading it.

L.C
05-08-08, 09:50
^ Yes, I think that was the problem I had with it. I really wanted to get more depth from the story since I'd seen the film, but it was hard going for me.

Glad you kept at it, though :)

TombRaiderCool
05-08-08, 09:54
"Treasure's of Ancient Egypt" ;)

Your_Envy*
05-08-08, 12:29
HAWASS, Zahi: The Curse of the Pharaohs : My Adventures with Mummies

Geck-o-Lizard
05-08-08, 12:31
Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch. Friggin epic. Had pirates in it. :D

just croft
05-08-08, 12:48
A 200 A4 page AoD unfinished fanfic. I've been rewriting some parts for the story to make absolute sence now that me and Hazel are trying to finish it for good after a almoust 2 year hitus.

kryptonite23
05-08-08, 13:20
Freak The Mighty

pinklaralover
05-08-08, 14:35
Fantastic Mr Fox Lmao!

Last Magazine, Was NEW! Magazine. ;)

stereopathic
05-08-08, 15:00
i tried reading Everything Is Illuminated but it just didn't grab me. i may go back and force myself to soldier through it.

george_croft
05-08-08, 15:08
Currently reading: The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

Wow, just wow.

stereopathic
05-08-08, 15:13
Currently reading: The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

Wow, just wow.

george, i love that book! lemme know what you think when you've finished it.

Fallen.Angel
05-08-08, 15:15
Their Eyes Were Watching God...

george_croft
05-08-08, 15:27
george, i love that book! lemme know what you think when you've finished it.

Sure thing! I'm half way through it, and I can honestly say I've enjoyed every single page so far.

Wolf Angel
05-08-08, 15:50
I'm currently reading the 2nd Harry Potter book but I've just finished Across The Nightingale Floor.

domina
05-08-08, 15:52
The Secret Bride

It's about Henry VIII's sister, Mary Tudor. It's been a little fictionalized, but the actual story of her marrying his best friend, Charles Brandon, is true. Very good book, but then again, I'm a sucker for historical fiction, particularly if it relates to the Tudors.

Angel666
05-08-08, 18:07
I just finished The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (I beleive that was his name). It was absolutely amazing and I don't understand why this wasn't a bigger deal. I strongly recomend it to everybody. :D

L.C
05-08-08, 18:44
I just finished The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (I beleive that was his name). It was absolutely amazing and I don't understand why this wasn't a bigger deal. I strongly recomend it to everybody. :DI've just come back from my monthly book group, and that was one of the selections.

I didn't get a chance to read it, but everyone who did praised it very highly as well.

Will definitely read this one :tmb:

Naomichi
05-08-08, 18:44
The Throwback - Tom Sharpe.

::WEiRDO::
06-08-08, 12:57
The Shamer Chronicles: The Shamer's Daughter - Lene Kaaberbol

Nemo_91
11-08-08, 18:57
Not really a 'book' but "The Masque of the Red Dead" by Edgar Allan Poe. It's a short horror story.

marla_singer
11-08-08, 19:09
Not really a 'book' but "The Masque of the Red Dead" by Edgar Allan Poe. It's a short horror story.

"And the red death held sway over all..." :D

I've just finished reading Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk. It has firmly reminded me why I'm a Palahniuk fan :cln:

thanatos
11-08-08, 19:35
"And the red death held sway over all..." :D

I've just finished reading Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk. It has firmly reminded me why I'm a Palahniuk fan :cln:

Choke was the last book I read. Movie should be released soon, doubt it will reach the heights of Fight Club but I'm hoping for something good.

touchthesky
11-08-08, 20:10
I am reading Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

I finished Charlottes Web by E.B.White the other day.

stereopathic
11-08-08, 20:20
"And the red death held sway over all..." :D

I've just finished reading Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk. It has firmly reminded me why I'm a Palahniuk fan :cln:

it was nice to see him kinda get back to his roots. Rant and Haunted were a little too...paranormal. Rant especially.

Choke was the last book I read. Movie should be released soon, doubt it will reach the heights of Fight Club but I'm hoping for something good.

definitely looking forward to that one. :tmb:

nickless
11-08-08, 20:20
leonardo's code

marla_singer
11-08-08, 20:22
Choke was the last book I read. Movie should be released soon, doubt it will reach the heights of Fight Club but I'm hoping for something good.

Yeh, the 26th of September :D

Though Denny is quite chubby in the film, and from what I remember when reading Choke, he was insanely thin and whatnot.

The trailer doesn't look that impressive either...:(

Back on topic, I recommend Snuff to a more mature audience :p

Edit: I didn't see your post stereopathic haha but I definately agree about him going back to his "roots," though I enjoyed both Rant and Haunted too :D

Angel666
11-08-08, 20:30
Speaking of Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club was the last book I finished and before that it was Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley. I just started Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.

Tyrannosaurus
11-08-08, 21:41
Deus Irae, by Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny. Good stuff, and some food for thought, though I think it'd be lost on most readers now . . .

Now I'm starting The Life of Pi.

Bumio
11-08-08, 21:52
Jules Verne "Children of captain Grant"

and started reading O. Luts book "Spring" :)

xXhayleyroxXx
11-08-08, 22:41
"loamhedge" one of the redwall abby series by Brian Jacques :)
im reading the bellmaker now;)
xxx

Endow
12-08-08, 00:06
Started reading Haruki Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore". The question is - will I be able to finish it? I have a really bad habit of starting to read a book and not finishing it....

xxitsxnadyaxx
12-08-08, 01:56
twilight woot woot!

Immortalis08
12-08-08, 02:24
I Am Legend (SOOO much better than the movie :D) and Stephen King the Green Mile. :wve:

Tombcool
12-08-08, 03:01
The Alphabet of Manliness by MADDOX, The Lurker at The Threshold by H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

tomblover
12-08-08, 03:06
The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman

Finished it this morning.

SO.
****ING.
PURELY.
AWESOME! <3 :D

Changed my sig and location to go with my feeling of pure awesomeness.

Quasimodo
12-08-08, 03:07
twilight woot woot!

I'll have to give that book a try just to see what all the fuss is about!

Rachel Croft
12-08-08, 04:47
Im on Breaking Dawn, the last in the Twilight series. Its a damn good book.
yay, Ive been to Forks, soo pretty.

:BitterSweet:
12-08-08, 04:50
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. :)

Tombcool
12-08-08, 04:55
Oh, forgot to mention, I read Guts by Chuck Palahniuk for the second time, I just LOVE that short story.

I'll have to give that book a try just to see what all the fuss is about!

Don't bother, seriously, I didn't like the book at all too, very cliched IMHO.

I think one of the best vampire books are the early ones by Laurell K. Hamilton (like Lunatic Cafe). I also really like Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, but that is about werewolves.

touchthesky
12-08-08, 14:17
Im on Breaking Dawn, the last in the Twilight series. Its a damn good book.
yay, Ive been to Forks, soo pretty.

I am reading Breaking Dawn as well. Just got to Jacobs section.

:jmp:

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. :)

I love Jacob in the Twilight series!

Justflipit
12-08-08, 14:23
Stephen King - Dreamcatcher :cln:

chobits743
12-08-08, 14:29
Three Cups of Tea-a very good non-fic/bio about Greg Mortenson and his mission to build schools for Pakistan children.:)

Shark_Blade
12-08-08, 15:01
Live and Let Die.

Atlantisfreak666
12-08-08, 15:28
Noughts and Crosses By Malorie Blackman.
Fantastic.

pEhouse
14-08-08, 15:14
Right now I'm reading The lies of George W. Bush by David Corn. Figured I have to get into politics a little more. After that I'm starting a book about Kant's Critique of pure reason.

Voni
14-08-08, 15:31
I just finished Paradise by Koji Suzuki and I was kinda disappointed. It wasn't as good as his other stuff IMO. Now I'm reading A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil by Christopher Brookmyre.

touchthesky
14-08-08, 15:35
Oh, forgot to mention, I read Guts by Chuck Palahniuk for the second time, I just LOVE that short story.



Don't bother, seriously, I didn't like the book at all too, very cliched IMHO.

I think one of the best vampire books are the early ones by Laurell K. Hamilton (like Lunatic Cafe). I also really like Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, but that is about werewolves.
I disagree :).
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. :)

How are you enjoying it?

I'm 226 pages into Breaking Dawn :)!

Andromeda66
14-08-08, 16:05
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One hundred years of solitude.

Now I'm reading 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins

kryptonite23
15-08-08, 10:25
Gossamer :cln:

Drone
15-08-08, 10:32
Only manuals as awlays. Hope to read some literature and poetry soon

LegenDarY
15-08-08, 10:35
Currently reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I'm rereading all of them, already read Philosopher's Stone.

MrBear
15-08-08, 10:44
I'm rereading all of them, already read Philosopher's Stone.

Hope this isn't off-topic, but how was it to go back to it after reading the whole series? I have to read Philosopher's Stone for my literature course and I'm a bit curious how it'll turn out, having been through all the seriousness of the last books..

LegenDarY
15-08-08, 12:20
Hope this isn't off-topic, but how was it to go back to it after reading the whole series? I have to read Philosopher's Stone for my literature course and I'm a bit curious how it'll turn out, having been through all the seriousness of the last books..

It was kinda weird, for exactly the reason you mentioned. The last books are more serious and dark.. and to be fair; a lot more happens in the last books, the pacing is much faster and 'big' events take place right after each other. That's something you really miss in the first books, those are more about describing how everything looks and how everyone feels.

But it is neat to re-read them, cause you'll come across things that'll be mentioned later on, which shows how well Rowling thought of everything. For example the Ghoul on Ron's attic, it's mentioned in The Chamber of Secrets and will play a important role in Deathly Hallows.

So you'll definitely read them with mixed feelings, it's nostalgy, mixed with pride (at least for me towards Rowling) and a little boredom for the lack of events/action that take(s) place.

Nemo_91
17-08-08, 10:45
Currently reading Tomb Raider xD

sjam_raider
17-08-08, 12:23
Artemis Fowl & the Time Paradox. I love the series, I started reading them ages ago when I borrowed the first one off of my friend :D

Angel666
18-08-08, 01:08
How is that sjam raider? I used to be big into it but after the last one... I've kinda lost faith. :o

Nitro Typhoon
18-08-08, 01:15
Anyone hear ever read the Darren Shan Saga/Cirque du Freak trilogy? Such a great set of books :)
There's a movie based on the first three books coming out next year :jmp:

I'm re-reading the first book, Cirque du Freak, now.

I'd love to start reading the Artemis Fowl trilogy. Does anyone recommend it?

Tihocan9
18-08-08, 03:17
October Sky by Homer Hickam

Very good book, and I did it in 4 days :D

EmeraldFields
18-08-08, 06:53
My Life So Far By: Jane Fonda

It was a wonderful read!:)

kthnxbai
18-08-08, 06:58
Artemis Fowl & the Time Paradox. I love the series, I started reading them ages ago when I borrowed the first one off of my friend :D

awh I love those books...

Haven't read any of them in YEARS

didn't even know there were new ones lol

I'm on the Illiad (again)

Kamrusepas
21-08-08, 06:56
Necromancy! :D

I recently found more translated books from the wonderful Chuck Palahniuk, so I immediately ordered them :D They arrived on Monday, and I already finished reading Fight Club, currently reading Survivor :)

silver_wolf
21-08-08, 07:58
The Historian. Marvelous vampire book by Elizabeth Kostova. It's nearly 1000 pages long and I burned right through it! I'm still trying to figure out how much of it is fiction...

Kamrusepas
21-08-08, 08:54
The Historian. Marvelous vampire book by Elizabeth Kostova. It's nearly 1000 pages long and I burned right through it! I'm still trying to figure out how much of it is fiction...

Really? To be honest, I found it rather boring. Also, why in the hell [SPOILER] does the killing of Dracula have to be so incredibly boring in every book he is killed? Talk about anti-climax...

caleb
21-08-08, 09:05
Well,the very last book i read last 2 days would be Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. Hahhaa..interesting.

sjam_raider
21-08-08, 14:01
Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern

One of the best books I've read, really sweet and still hysterically funny.

"Oh dear God. Sometimes, because you're my best friend, I think that you're normal. Then every now and again you remind me that you're a man."
:vlol:

stereopathic
21-08-08, 14:05
Necromancy! :D

I recently found more translated books from the wonderful Chuck Palahniuk, so I immediately ordered them :D They arrived on Monday, and I already finished reading Fight Club, currently reading Survivor :)

survivor=my fave book of all time! i hope you enjoy it! :D

remote91
21-08-08, 14:10
Darkly Dreaming Dexter. **** me it was good.