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    1. 10-12-2004 05:39 PM #1
      Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
      What's everyone else reading?

    2. 10-12-2004 06:07 PM #2
      Three Kingdoms (A historical novel of China)
      Attributed to Luo Guanzhong, tranlated by Moss Roberts

      It's good so far, but the combination of 900+ large trade paperback small print pages and the fact that it's jam-packed with Chinese history make it slow going.


    3. 10-12-2004 06:31 PM #3
      The System of the World - Neal Stephenson

      Next in cue...
      Iron Council - China Mieville
      Atrocity Archives - Charlie Stross
      Dark Tower VII - Stephen King


    4. 10-12-2004 07:45 PM #4
      Science fiction by david weber ...can't remember which one of the Honor Harrington novels...


      I read that if you were an American that had finished one book this year you were one out of a hundred...the study was done for the year 2003....sad, just plain sad.


      last nonfiction book that I read was The Total Money Makeover,
      it was very good commonsense advice that is not commonly followed


    5. 10-12-2004 08:04 PM #5
      the house of the dead by Dostoevsky.
      its so depressing its good!!

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    7. 10-12-2004 11:12 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Daddy’o »

      I read that if you were an American that had finished one book this year you were one out of a hundred...the study was done for the year 2003....sad, just plain sad.

      I'm reading:
      A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
      The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones by Stanley Booth


    8. 10-13-2004 10:52 AM #8
      fury- salman rushdie
      light in august- william faulkner (for school)

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      10-13-2004 11:01 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by bigelliot »
      Three Kingdoms (A historical novel of China)
      Attributed to Luo Guanzhong, tranlated by Moss Roberts

      It's good so far, but the combination of 900+ large trade paperback small print pages and the fact that it's jam-packed with Chinese history make it slow going.

      Can you describe a little more of what part of the Chinese history this deals with? I read a bunch of historial novels so this may be right up my alley.


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      10-13-2004 11:03 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by scirocco192 »

      A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

      I'm waiting for the 4th book. This is one of the best fantasy series I've ever read.


    11. 10-13-2004 03:20 PM #11
      the great unraveling - paul krugman
      player piano - vonnegut (2nd time)

      both are excellent


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      10-14-2004 01:13 AM #12
      very soon:

      warrior politics - Robert Kaplan


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      10-14-2004 03:27 PM #13
      I'm in the last 100 pages of The Dark Tower. I'll keep my judgment open until i finish it.
      Cheers, Adrian
      726 bottles of beer on the wall.

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      10-15-2004 12:00 AM #14
      Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
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      Donatello - Team Post-Killing Ninja
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    15. 10-15-2004 01:02 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by pawn707 »

      How is it? I checked out a signed copy at the bookstore today and it looked interesting...


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      10-15-2004 01:38 PM #16
      I am finally, just getting to read the Drenai Series by David Gemmell...

      Reading the first book; "Legend"

      Too much Fantasy, not enough time

      A brave man's weapon is his heart.

    17. 10-19-2004 06:42 PM #17
      middlesex was really good - at first i thought it was going to be a british book, but then i was surprised....

    18. 10-19-2004 07:38 PM #18
      I started to read Cryptonomicon four days before my classes started up again in September. My workload is so brutal that I've put it aside until Christmas.

    19. 10-22-2004 05:05 PM #19
      Paranoia by Joseph Finder. A semi-farcical corporate thriller. A fun fast read.

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      10-24-2004 10:43 AM #20
      The Prince-

      Niccoli Machiavelli


    21. 10-25-2004 02:39 AM #21
      Party Monster- James St James.
      Its a very quick book I couldnt put it down and just finished it.
      Going to get some Stepehson tommorrow.

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      10-25-2004 11:10 AM #22

      This is a humorous and auto-biographical story of life in Canada's North. I don't often read Canadian literature and this book, so far, has been a great and worthy read.


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    24. 10-26-2004 04:31 AM #24
      Dune series- Frank Herbert: almost done with children of dune and it's getting pretty good

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      10-26-2004 08:48 AM #25
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      10-27-2004 12:33 PM #26
      in the last month:

      Kitchen Confidential
      Mourning Wood
      The Daiquiri Girls
      some comic noir spy book, forgot title

      Currently i'm working on

      The Brothers Karamazov


    27. 11-01-2004 09:10 AM #27
      Timeline, by Michael Crichton.
      Very good book

    28. 11-01-2004 11:54 AM #28
      Just finished Red Slippers by Dennis L. McKiernan the other day, and should be starting America(the book) by the Daily Show/John Stewart tonight.

    29. 11-01-2004 07:13 PM #29
      America by Jon Stewart is a great book. I'm reading that and Catch Me If You Can

    30. 11-02-2004 03:03 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by gti4door »
      in the last month:

      Kitchen Confidential

      I really enjoyed this book. Interesting read.


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      11-02-2004 09:00 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by snohobo »

      I really enjoyed this book. Interesting read.

      very much so, this was my 2nd reading.

      Did you ever work in a kitchen?


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      11-04-2004 08:05 AM #32
      The Da Vinci Code


      Started it 2 nights ago and can't put it down.


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      11-05-2004 01:34 AM #33
      I read The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty last night. I think it may have just taken the podium on my "favorite books" list. It's a smart satire on race, culture, and society. I found it to be laugh-out-loud hilarious at parts and thought provoking at others.





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    34. 11-06-2004 01:53 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by chetacer »
      The Da Vinci Code


      Started it 2 nights ago and can't put it down.

      same here, finished it about 10 minutes ago. as popular as this book was, I cant believe I waited untill now to read it.

      I need a new book now. I might check out that book that VDUbbens reading.


    35. 11-06-2004 01:55 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by arsenall79 »
      Timeline, by Michael Crichton.
      Very good book

      Way better than the movie!


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