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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #720 on: 22 November, 2009, 09:12:12 pm »
I finished Damnation Alley today. What a great book.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #721 on: 22 November, 2009, 09:43:05 pm »
Just finished reading vol 2 of The DMZ it was awesome, I enjoyed it much more than vol 1 but wonder if it was because I read it straight after reading Little Brother by Corey Doctorow, so the idea of the USA being in civil war seemed almost too real.  Both of these are awesome and very recommended reads.  I have now just started reading Jasmyn by Alex Bell which is a modern and very creepy and well written fairy story which I am enjoying very much, hope the quality keeps up throughout the book.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #722 on: 22 November, 2009, 10:07:49 pm »
DMZ is a cracking read.  Only read the first three TPBs, but they're ace.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #723 on: 22 November, 2009, 11:30:08 pm »
At the moment I'm reading the second book of The Wheel of Time: The Great Hunt.
I've read all the series before but I'm ploughing my way through in preparation for when I get the new book, The Gathering Storm. It's a shame Robert Jordan died before completing the last book, but he left lots of notes (and written sections.) so I'm hoping the new chap did him proud. I've heard mixed things, but largely positive.

Speaking of series of books, where the original author died, I grabbed And Another Thing from the library a couple of weeks back. I'm surprised it even turned up that early! I've yet to read it though. (I'm not keen on reading two books at once.)

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #724 on: 23 November, 2009, 07:38:24 am »
At the moment I'm reading the second book of The Wheel of Time: The Great Hunt.
I've read all the series before but I'm ploughing my way through in preparation for when I get the new book, The Gathering Storm.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #725 on: 23 November, 2009, 05:06:46 pm »
Reading some of the Krazy Kat kollections again. Every panel is a work of art.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #726 on: 23 November, 2009, 10:51:17 pm »
You're a stronger man than me Mardroid, I managed to get to halfway through the sixth book before I lost the will to carry on.

Heh. I know what you mean. I read some of the middle books feeling that the story hadn't moved on much despite how much had happened. That being said I still enjoyed them, and rather like the subplots and the world as a whole.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #727 on: 24 November, 2009, 07:07:27 pm »
Just started to read "The Exterminators", drawn by the excellent Tony Moore. Anyone else read it? Seems cool so far.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #728 on: 24 November, 2009, 07:29:37 pm »
Just started to read "The Exterminators", drawn by the excellent Tony Moore. Anyone else read it? Seems cool so far.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #729 on: 24 November, 2009, 08:56:50 pm »
I've been reading 100 Bullets, an issue a day. Just read issue 89. Long, hard slog, and it's no easier to follow. Still, I love it so...
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #731 on: 26 November, 2009, 05:02:09 am »
I finished Damnation Alley today. What a great book.

'tis indeed. On the way through did you experience the whole thing drawn in your mind's eye by Bolland & McMahon like Stevie did?

I've just begun Flood by Stephen Baxter (with Ark waiting in the wings). Must say that I'm enjoying it more than the Time's Tapestry books, but geez --& I mean this as a tribute to Baxter's writing-- the opening chapters weren't half gruelling!
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #732 on: 27 November, 2009, 09:33:43 pm »
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #733 on: 27 November, 2009, 10:16:57 pm »
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #734 on: 28 November, 2009, 11:38:57 am »
Just read Frankie Boyle's autobiogrhapy, pretty much in one sitting - it's a fine, funny read. Don't know if anyone else here has read it, but the Galaxy's Greatest gets a few mentions, and a character that isn't Judge Dredd even gets mentioned by name, which was a nice surprise.

Just treated myself to "Fahrenheit 451," too, as I'm on something of a classic sci-fi read at the moment - "The Shrinking Man" by Richard Matheson I got through last week, and I couldn't help thinking it would make a great movie if re-made today - imagine how scary all the giant people (and things!) could be made to look.