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Discussion in 'Other media' started by Weirdo, Nov 10, 2005.
I liked the Da Vinci Code. But I'll read anything.
Neil Gaiman's - American Gods
All makes perfect sense to me.
i'm reading fear and loathing in las vega i haven't seen the film so i try to read books before hand
Just finished off the Otori trilogy from Lian Hearn. A pretty decent alternative historical fiction series set in fuedal Japan.
Started the Da Vinci Code on my last day in sweden (a three hour ferry journey and a two hour wait for a plane) and managed to read around 500 pages in that time.
All i can say is that the hype surrounding it is definitley deserved. Brilliant pacing and an excellent story; however, it somewhat lacks in its character development, probably because of it taking place withing such a short period of time.
Haven't read any since I got back; but i'll probably finish it by the weekend.
I finished reading it about 2 months ago but i thought i'd add it anyway. Norweign Wood by Haruki Murakami. A great story if you like you slice of life kinda books. murakami is just such a great character developer and this book more than does him justice.
A brilliant author, I'd recommend looking for some of his other work, like Kafka on the Shore, or The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. It's a lot more surreal tho. And if you're a Haibane Renmei fan, maybe give Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World a try? It's kinda based on the novel, to a certain extent.
Starting in on Feast for Crows by George RR Martin once again, after lending it to a friend last year when I was just a few chapters in and only getting it back just recently. I can actually finish it this time! ^^
Murakami is possibly my alltime favourite author. South of the Border, West of the Sun is the closest he's got to NW in terms of a 'simple' story - the last I read of his was the two-part story that consists of A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance, Dance, Dance. The guy is a genius!
A book everyone should read is a book called Transit by Lana Citron not a long read but an incredibly good fast pace novel about a guy out for revenge with a twist ending. I enjoyed it anyways.
Imho; no where near as good as the previous efforts. Maybe because too many of my favourite characters chapters were ripped out to fill up the upcoming parallel second part 'A dance with dragons'.
Two of my faves are in it. Good enough for me boyo.
I've been alternating the Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery series [by Charlaine Harris for more: http://www.charlaineharris.com/] with Travis McGee series [by John D MacDonald for more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_McGee]. Love them both. Sookie is sort of the PG-13 version compared to the XXX Anita Blake Vampire Hunter [by Laurell K Hamilton for more: http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/]. Love Laurell. Starting either my latest Laurell acquisition, Micah or the next Travis book tonight/tomorrow.
Oh and Kara's just finished reading Dealing with Dragons [by Patricia C Wrede] to me and we've just started Wind in the Willows.
Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World. by Haruki Murakami.
This was the inspiration for Haibane Renmei.
Finshed reading "Lolita" today.
Very good book, with a strange narrative style.
Cryptonomicon by neal stephenson, this is a seriously good book, well worth reading.
A girl recommended I read .... "Why men lie and woman cry"
It was an light amusing read.
Was she trying to tell me something?
I read something called 'Why women can't read maps and men won't ask for directions'
The best of that type of book I've come across.
Is it just me or is everything shit? http://www.iseverythingshit.co.uk/
Is teh funny.
Finished reading Chapter house dune. Then discovered I hadn't read heretics of Dune. Bought that and will be finishing it shortly