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What have you read recently?

Postby satbunny » 9:45pm on 14 Nov 16

So, what fiction/non-fiction non gaming books are you reading right now?
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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby GB Steve » 1:26am on 15 Nov 16

I've just started a triple whammy of:
- Link Arms with Toads by Rhys Hughes;
- Circus Philosophicus by Graham Harman; and
- A Field Guide to Reality by Joanna Kavenna
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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby nclarke » 9:36am on 15 Nov 16

I just started reading through David Downing * Station series after a recommendation by someone on the old Tavern. Enjoyed book 1, Zoo Station and looking forward to the others when book 2 gets in.
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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby satbunny » 9:40am on 15 Nov 16

I am paused half way through book 4 of the Expanse sequence. The books share characters and setting but they are remarkably independent of each other.

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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby NickMiddleton » 11:41am on 15 Nov 16

satbunny wrote:I am paused half way through book 4 of the Expanse sequence. The books share characters and setting but they are remarkably independent of each other.

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I'm trying to decide whether to dive in to volume two whilst waiting for Season 2 to reach Netflix, having devoured season one AND volume one in the last week...

I'm also wondering about Charles Stross' Merchant princes sequence...

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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby chingerspy » 6:49pm on 15 Nov 16

Listening to The First Law book 2 - Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie and read by the fantastic Steven Pacey on my commute. I really enjoyed the audio books of short stories and Book 1 from this setting. I've listened to them all in turn so far.

Also reading Sapiens A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari in epub format. Finding it to be amazingly well thought out and thought provoking. Certainly making me see things differently.
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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby chingerspy » 6:53pm on 15 Nov 16

I'm trying to decide whether to dive in to volume two whilst waiting for Season 2 to reach Netflix, having devoured season one AND volume one in the last week...

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Book 2 Caliban's War is great... I listened to it while working in the garage a couple of months ago. Introduces a superb character in U.N. Undersecretary Avasarala get ready for a lot of cursing!
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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby satbunny » 9:24am on 16 Nov 16

I'd dive in. Netflix are never going to catch up in time for your patience

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Postby Dom » 12:53am on 17 Nov 16

chingerspy wrote:Book 2 Caliban's War is great... I listened to it while working in the garage a couple of months ago. Introduces a superb character in U.N. Undersecretary Avasarala get ready for a lot of cursing!


In the TV series they introduce her a lot earlier in season 1. Great series.


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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby GB Steve » 12:03am on 19 Nov 16

Also getting to the end of Circus Philosophicus by Graham Harman, giant ferris wheels, oil rigs and China Miéville feature in the mythical examination of his brand of realism.
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Postby satbunny » 6:15pm on 19 Nov 16

China appears as a character?

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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby Shane » 7:49pm on 19 Nov 16

I recently read The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky. A really interesting and fun book about tribes of humans who can change into their spirit animals. An excellent read.

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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby Dom » 9:12pm on 19 Nov 16

His 'Children of Time' SF epic is also worth looking out.


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Re: What have you read recently?

Postby Shane » 2:42pm on 20 Nov 16

Dom wrote:His 'Children of Time' SF epic is also worth looking out.


Yep, I read that earlier this year. Truly great novel, and well deserving of the Arthur C Clarke Award.

I didn't suggest it as it wasn't "recently".


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Postby Dom » 3:47pm on 20 Nov 16

We always used to make suggestions and comments back when the Tavern wasn't the snug for UKRP. ;-)


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