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Malop



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Currently Reading <cont 5> Reply with quote

Otherwise known as the Deornoth review thread Very Happy

Only kidding, I'd post what I've been reading but I'm not sure that BS 25999, ISO 27001 and Business Continuity exercise guide are the type of things for this list.

But who knows.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jasper Fforde- First among Sequels Laughing I love this author.
Besides I'm switching between the Dschinnland- and the Nicht alle waren M?rder-audiobook
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Currently Reading <cont 5> Reply with quote

Malop wrote:
Otherwise known as the Deornoth review thread Very Happy


Very Happy

I mean Embarassed

I've just finished reading Nate Kenyon's 'The Reach', the tale of a girl with almost limitless psychic powers and her incarceration in a psychiatric hospital. 'The Reach' is short, sharp and very intense but a little too like Stephen King's 'Firestarter' to really stand out in it's own right. My full review is over Here.
I'm now starting on Gregory Frost's 'Shadowbridge'...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just finished Bones of the Hills By Conn Iggulden, one of the best reads i have had i quite a while...well since Simon Scarrows last book...a fictional accout of the life of Genghis Khan (3rd in series) ...bloody great read!...tried to start 3 books since i finished and they all feel a let down compared to this book.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just started Superior Saturday by Garth Nix, so far so good Smile

Finished The Unblemished by Conrad Williams last week - a very macabre horror. Good characterisation and prose, but I prefer spooky horror over grim gory horror I've decided.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lizzy: Haven't you just won a book somewhere?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Thanks to Deornoth Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm great I am Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just finished reading Gregory Frost's 'Shadowbridge', the opening instalment (of a duology) in a tale of a world of bridges and the stories that reside in and amongst them...
Although the narrative can get away from you (if you're not careful) and the ending is a little abrupt I still found loads to enjoy in 'Shadowbridge' with a plot that gripped me and locales that I wanted to spend more time in, my full review is over Here.
I'm now finishing off Ken Macleod's 'The Night Sessions' and am well into Mike Wild's 'The Clockwork King of Orl'...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just finished Ken Macleod's 'The Night Sessions'; a tale of terrorism, robots and the place religion has in an enlightened age.
There are some interesting ideas here along with a 'police procedural' plot that is slow but gripping, the only problem is that there aren't enough pages to fit it all into. The result is a book that shows potential but doesn't develop into much else. My full review is over Here.
I'm now finishing off Mike Wild's 'The Clockwork King of Orl'...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a huge fan of the Joe Pitt books so I didn't do much else last night (other than drink too much red wine) but read 'Every Last Drop', finished it on the way to work this morning.
The revelation, at the end, isn't going to surprise anyone who likes vampire books (and there are signs that Huston's lean writing style is starting to put a little weight on) but this latest instalment is still way above most urban fantasy. My full review is over Here.
I'm now reading John Scalzi's 'The Last Colony'...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just finished reading Max Brooks' 'World War Z - An Oral History of the Zombie War' and it was bloody great. There was a little too much tech-speak, and the bit about the blind Japanese gardener fighting off zombies just didn't work for me, but on the whole this was everything that I love about zombie books and films. I'm gushing about how great I thought it was over Here.
I'm now reading Graham Joyce's 'The Tooth Fairy' and that's pretty cool too...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished "The Longest Cocktail Party", a book about the Beatles' record company, Apple, written by the resident "House Hippy" for Apple, Richard DiLello.

Apple isn't related to the modern Apple, of iFame.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got my first two books from Osprey in the post.

'Deceiving Hitler', by Terry Crowdy about double agents and a special branch that dealt with this specifically during the second world war (which is the one I'll be reading first.
And 'Counterfeiter', by Moritz Nachtstern and Ragnar Arntxen, about being a part of Block 19 at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, forging British and American currency.
Both looking like very interesting reads Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Selik wrote:
And 'Counterfeiter', by Moritz Nachtstern and Ragnar Arntxen, about being a part of Block 19 at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, forging British and American currency.


This one was made into film in 2007. Haven't seen it, but it had good reviews.

And if you are interested in World War II, but not exactly in armies and battles, I would recommend "Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II's Heroic Army of Deception" by Philip Gerard. It's a really interesting story about a special unit of US Army devoted to camouflage and deception on the battlefield.
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