Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 04:53 AM
just tell us what book you are read / last book you read and in case you wanna say something about it
Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 04:54 AM
the lost symbol by dan brown
hope everyone knows abt it..
Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 05:09 AM
My general reading includes too many different writers and genres to mention. I can say I have a special affinity for the russian classics though. Oh and also for historical fiction a la Gary Jennings.
My favorite writer: Gary Jennings
My favorite book: The Journeyer
Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 08:38 AM
Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 09:33 AM
The storyline itself is not particularly new ... it's the story of a small band of survivors after an apocalypse that wipes out 99.9% of the human species. There are twists and turns along the way in trying to re-establish some sort of "civilization". It's not as easy as Ish, the main character, believed it would be.
This is not an "action" novel. The writing is thoughtful and pensive. The idea is to ponder on what exactly it is that constitutes "civilization" ... surely there's more to it than just gathering some folks together and making a few rules.
Ultimately, the story is a downer ... how could apocalypse not be? ... but it's not morbid. I liked it. At least, I think I did ...
Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 01:21 PM
Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 04:57 PM
The Theoretical Analysis of behavior
by J. E. R. Staddon
It was great read. Before that, I was busy with:
Intracranial Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment
by Lisa M. DeAngelis
but I couldn't finish it, because I was given the Staddon and I got hooked on it. And now I've got my hands on another one I'll have to read before I can finish the DeAngelis (it is a library loan, therefore, it can't wait):
Clinical Neuromythology and Other Arguments and Essays, Pertinent and Impertinent
by William M. Landau
Posted Tue Dec 07, 2010 08:34 PM
Today its a bit of Delany's Pocket Full of Stars and some Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness Through Relationship by Christian de Quincey and of course my chinese workbook but that doesn't count. I've lately been catching up on Pynchon and Delany, just finished a 'police procedural as social commentary' kick (Sjöwall/Wahlöö, Church, Qiu Xiaolong, et al. Probably 30+ novels in all), and currently have my fingers in books on the chinese opium wars, information design and field theory among other things. I have a stack and I usually am reading a couple at a time. I'm looking forward to reading Mark Twain's unabridged autobiography vol ! over xmas break - finally published in unabridged form 100 years after his death. His books were the first that started opening my mind and eyes to things outside my midwestern upbringing, I read them all when I was probably around 9 or 10 and he's been a hero of mine ever since.
Last month I didn't read a single book, I wrote a novel instead. (www.nanowrimo.com) woot!
Posted Thu Dec 09, 2010 07:30 PM
Gaunts Ghosts - The Founding
Quite a good book up to now, it is a science fiction book, centred in the heart of the warhammer universe.
However I do read alot of books other than in bed haha, some of the books that I am reading at the moment:
Advances in the neurobiology of schizophrenia
A very interesting book, detailed explanations regarding the dopamine hypothesis etc.
Confessions of "the old wizard" - Schacht
The reasons that I am reading this book at the moment is because of a presentation I have to give about the nazi regime. I must admit it is a interesting read.
Some of the books I am reading at the moment.
Posted Thu Dec 09, 2010 08:04 PM
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Posted Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:22 PM
I shall be giving it a read thank you
Posted Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:26 PM
Also, Handling The Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist (sp).
This post has been edited by FuneralOfWars: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:26 PM
Posted Fri Dec 10, 2010 01:11 PM
I discovered him right after I finished Mark Twain. If I was to choose one author that had the most influence on me it would probably have to be reading all of Vonnegut's work to date at age 11. The man was genius - I saw him on the daily show about a year before he died - amazing. Here's the clip in case you missed it.
This post has been edited by wingsofdesire: Fri Dec 10, 2010 01:14 PM