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  • What book are you reading at the moment?

    Just thought I'd ask!

    I'm reading the Bison books anthology of Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars stories.
    Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

    Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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    The Bladerunner by Alan E. Nourse (nearly finished)
    Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul Sammon (just started)
    The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (stalled about halfway through)

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    • #3
      I'm reading several books at once:

      1. The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
      2. Bran Mak Morn: The Last King by Robert E. Howard
      3. Conan of Cimmeria by REH, deCamp, Carter (#2 in the "classic 12")
      4. Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi (english translation)**

      I read based on mood, so I have a little something for whatever ails me! :D


      **I hate vampire books, but Vampire Hunter D, is the only vampire-related franchise I like, for its sheer originality, and its Sword & Sorcery feel over the clique post modern vampire romp, (i.e. Underworld, Buffy the Vampire-Slayer, Anne Rice, etc)

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      • #4
        For no apparent reason, I am reading:

        1. The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten (although I gave up on trying to actually pronounce the words a while back, and am now just enjoying the jokes)

        2. Tart Noir, edited by Stella Duffy and Lauren Henderson (a collection of short stories mixing "noir" crime with "post-feminism"... some stories hit, some get skipped) (but I bought it for 49p, so what do I care?)
        "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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        • #5
          I am currently reading -

          No Present Like Time by Steph Swainston

          and

          Elizabeth by David Starkey

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          • #6
            This was a reading weekend:
            The German edition of Harry Potter VI was delivered nationwide on Saturday, so we bought two copies for the kids and I read the English version (which I'd left untouched for this event after my wife had already read it this year.). This way we all read the same thing more or less during the same 36 hours. Fun to compare the original with the translations to see how they mastered certain puns and other peculiarities, hehe.
            Google ergo sum

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            • #7
              Currently reading the Eternal Champion.
              And a book called the Elegant Universe about superstring theory.
              Great stuff!

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              • #8
                Finally getting to Veniss Underground by Jeff Vandermeer!

                And some academic stuff of no interest to anyone here (maybe even me :) )

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                • #9
                  I'm halfway through, "Stalin, at the Court of the Red Tsar" by Simon Sebag Montefiore. It's fascinating & horrifying at the same time. definitely a more complex character than just a drab Bolshevik.
                  Arioch, aid me! Blood and souls for Arioch!

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                  • #10
                    Just about to start "Blue Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson....
                    Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
                    Bakunin

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                    • #11
                      Re-reading Blood by Mr. M,
                      The Kingdom Of God Is Within You by Tolstoy,
                      Loud Talkers - How To Build Them by H. Winfield Secor
                      "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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                      • #12
                        Managed to reduce my reading list down a bit over the past week or so. Now I'm on with:

                        1. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
                        2. Vellum by Hal Duncan

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                        • #13
                          Flight of the Nighthawks-Raymond E. Feist

                          The Golden Barge-Michael Moorcock

                          The Kinslayer Wars-Dragonlance hehe just was reprinted read the first and third awhile back, finally go it. -Niles

                          My Experiences In The Third World War (Savoy) -Michael Moorcock


                          I guess I should take one at a time. ;)

                          "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                          - Michael Moorcock

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                          • #14
                            Finished reading The Bladerunner by Alan E. Nourse and started reading Gloriana.

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                            • #15
                              Just finished rereading MM's The Silver Warriors

                              Halfway thru The Black Douglases Michel Brown (medieval scottish histroy)

                              Starting Gemmels's Druss the Legend

                              * sigh* wish I could read for a living

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