What book are you currently reading?

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  1. TheScotsman

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    I've just finished Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas for the first time, finally - kinda disappointed I read in a matter of like, two days. Oh well, sign of a good book I guess. I'm reading Naked Lunch at the moment and I'm only like 60 pages in and I have absolutely next to no idea what the hell is going on so far. I've no idea who the main character is, what's going on, what "junk" is or what these weird creatures are he keeps talking about.

    I never get to talk to anybody about books (other than fucking Harry Potter) so at least partially indulge me, here. Let's show we can talk about things other than sex, on the odd occaison.
     
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    Pffft books

    I just finished Lies My Teacher told me now I'm on The Republican War on Science.
     
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    You can't "pffft" books. This is literature, man!
     
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    Firewall..The Iran_Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up
    by Lawerence Walsh
     
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    Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century by Julie Peakman.
     
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    Watch me, pfffffffffffffffffffft. I forgot to say, after my curent book I'm going to read Harry Potter :tongue: :biggrin1:
     
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    You and your crafty secret agent-esque ways.

    Also - that sounds vaguely intriguing. Wasn't that way back when looking at an uncovered ankle was considered hardcore pornography?
     
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    Re-reading "Time and Again" by Jack Finney. Didn't have anything new on the bookshelf after I finished reading my last book.

    Its a good read but using self-hypnosis to transport the main character to another time seems a bit weak. It would have been more plausible to use a machine for a fantasy tale but, of course, that has already been done.
     
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    Yeah. Writing is something I fantasise about doing for a living, but the problem lies in that most fucking things have been done. You struggle to come up with anything new whatsoever and just run with it in the hope it might actually wind up working for some insane reason.
     
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    Oh, you would be surprised. Anything we do that we believe is new has more than likely already been done. They were actually quite naughty, though you usually did it with everyone but your spouse! :tongue:
     
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    The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith - Peter Carey

    I've very much enjoyed the other stuff of Carey's Ive read - but this one is getting on my wick frankly - 50 pages to go, I'll finish it tomorrow I guess but it has gotten to the stage when I'm really just reading to finish it. I know it's a comment on cultural and societal influence, on nationlism and national identity and colonialism - but it is also right up its own arse and full of its own cleverness in a way that Carey's other books, those I've read, are not, Ho-hum - that's what i'm reading - I don't recommend it.
     
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    I just finished Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. I would have been done late last night, except I discovered around 3am that I was one of the fortunate folks whose copies were missing several dozen pages. :rolleyes:
     
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    "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" A great story told through the eyes of an autistic child.
     
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    That is a bloody good book! That one I would recommend.. definitely - Mark Haddon is the author.
     
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    Depends on my mood -- these are currently in progress:

    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
    • Green Belt Sudoku
    • The Essential Wooden (no, that's not what YOU think it means) by John Wooden
    • Darwinism and its Discontents
    • and the latest edition of the National Enquirer
    (I don't watch TV)
     
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    Junk is heroin. As for the rest, don't try to figure it out, just let it saturate your brain and invade your nervous system.

    I'm currently reading Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren

    It's very interesting.
     
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    War and Peace.
     
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    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter



    I'm not that far in to it, but I can't put it down. I read The Prince by Machiavelli on my way home from vacation.
     
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    I'm in the middle of two books at the moment:
    A Pratical Handboook for the Boyfriend by Felicity Huffman & Patricia Wolff
    Carolina Isle by Jude Deveraux
     
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