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1What books are you reading? Empty What books are you reading? on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 9:37 pm

Cunnus Maximus

Cunnus Maximus
Currently starting the third book of Liu Cixin's Three Body Problem Trilogy.

The series gets progressively better as you go along. Definitely one of the best series of hard sc-fi books I've ever read.

It deals with issues like alien invasion, the Fermi paradox, galactic communication, the human spirit, betrayal, runaway climate change and technological progress.

The revelation at the end of The Dark Forest (book two) is a staggering insight as to why we appear to be relatively alone in the universe. It's so feasible that you'd think it was slap-in-the-face obvious in retrospect, but I've only ever heard a notion like it once before.

2What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 10:49 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
I was reading Time and Relative Dissertations in Space but I was reading it out of order and then put it down for a couple of weeks and then forgot what bits I had read and what bits I had not.

So I started Keith Booker's The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism. It's alright.

The most interesting thing I have read lately is how Paramount bought the film rights for War of the Worlds from H.G. Wells in 1925 and there were several failed attempts to get it green lit. Hitchcock was lined up at one point in the '30s.

It was a magazine article but it's mentioned here: http://markbourne.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/alternate-universe-movies-alfred.html

3What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Mon 25 Sep 2017, 7:26 am

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
Mark Kermode's The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex. Also, The Communist Manifesto.

4What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Thu 28 Sep 2017, 4:36 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
An anthology of eclectic speculative fiction short stories, ‘Moondust Memories’, by Vaughan Stanger: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Moondust-Memories-Vaughan-Stanger-ebook/dp/B00GMQYJXA/ref=la_B007FP6ZIO_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506608411&sr=1-6

5What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 2:25 am

Plain Old Dave


I have recently rediscovered the Sage of Baltimore, one Henry Louis Mencken. A master of the essay.

The Hills of Zion
Sister Aimee
The Sahara of the Bozart
Diary of a Retreat
Recollections of Notable Cops
The Noble Experiment

Tremendously entertaining, insightful and witty; a black belt wordsmith. The Colossus of American letters of the Jazz Age and easily one of the finest prose writers of the first half of the 20th Century.

6What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 8:46 pm

Mott1


Tom Sharpe's The Throwback. His later works lacked the spark of his classic period, and for me this is the peak of his output - savage farce at its finest.

7What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Sun 13 May 2018, 4:06 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
I am two-thirds of the way through Paradise Lost but can't be fucked to finish it. I don't care if everybody else thinks it's a master piece, it bores the arse off me.

8What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Sun 13 May 2018, 4:33 pm

Pepsi Maxil

Pepsi Maxil
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Place and Leisure. It is a study book I'm revising for my final uni assignment

As for fiction I'm halfway through the first Red Dwarf novel and really enjoying it. One of the most entertaining and amusing books I've read in a long while. Love the additional content and the larger sense of scale. When I finish I think I might start the Blake's 7 novel called "Project Avalon".

9What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 8:23 pm

Pepsi Maxil

Pepsi Maxil
Chief Caretaker
The City of Gold and Lead. Very engaging stuff.

10What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Thu 07 Mar 2019, 11:51 am

Guest


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Ordered two from Amazon

How Britain Initiated both World Wars - Nicholas Kollerstrom (a gently spoken peace activist and sadly a disgraced academic after daring to question certain historical narratives. I really do despise the academic world and its consensus on reality).

Dope Inc - Executive Intelligence Review (an old favourite of mine, this is a more recent addition).

Both of these will segue-way nicely into The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion by Peter Hitchens which I intend to borrow from the library.

I hope I don't end up as dead as an Iranian nuclear scientist for divulging my reading habits.

11What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Sat 08 Jun 2019, 12:30 pm

Tanmann

Tanmann
Recently managed to read James O'Brien's How To Be Right in just a day. Very readable and pretty astute.


12What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Sun 09 Jun 2019, 11:48 am

Pepsi Maxil

Pepsi Maxil
Chief Caretaker
Back to the Future by George Gipe.

13What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Sun 09 Jun 2019, 11:50 am

Tanmann

Tanmann
Commander Maxil wrote:Back to the Future by George Gipe.

Big Grin I remember finding and reading that in a charity shop at 17. Really liked the way it embellished on the film.

Glad you found a copy too as it's kind of a rarity today.

14What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Fri 15 Nov 2019, 9:13 pm

Pepsi Maxil

Pepsi Maxil
Chief Caretaker
Backwards by Rob Grant.


Really enjoying it so far.

15What books are you reading? Empty Re: What books are you reading? on Fri 15 Nov 2019, 9:53 pm

Cunnus Maximus

Cunnus Maximus
@Pepsi Maxil wrote:Backwards by Rob Grant.


Really enjoying it so far.

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