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Chic, IL What Book Are You Reading Right Now?

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Bosh_Talk, Jun 24, 2003.

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  1. YodaDaMax

    YodaDaMax Jedi Youngling star 1

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    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
     
  2. Fett402

    Fett402 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm about 45 pages into Betrayal...decent so far...I hope it impresses me.
     
  3. Schph_Gochi

    Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "Angels and Demons" - Dan Brown
     
  4. Kukbacca

    Kukbacca Jedi Master star 6

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    I DON'T READ BOOKS BUT I DID READ THIS THREAD

    http://boards.theforce.net/your_jedi_council_community/b10008/24063656/p1/?53
     
  5. DrJawa

    DrJawa Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Betrayal......
     
  6. kosure

    kosure Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm reading the Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel. Its about a rag-tag Jesuit mission to a planet with intelligent life.
     
  7. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

    Crazy memoir of this guy's f-ed up childhood.
     
  8. JediAutobot

    JediAutobot Jedi Master star 4

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    Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
     
  9. Rogue4809

    Rogue4809 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Just finished Betrayal - loved it!
     
  10. Le_Penguin

    Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling star 4

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    "The Hot Kid" by Elmore Leonard

    Better-than-average story about a young crook and a young lawman around the end of prohibition, each one striving to be the best at their work while simultaneously falling for their own image in the media. Great supporting characters (typical of Leonard) and a nice cop/robber parallel that reminded me a lot of the movie "Heat."

    -Le Penguin
    "No one forced him to rob banks."
     
  11. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    The Dream Merchan of Lisbon: The Game of Espionage

    by, Gene Coyle.........of course is former CIA:)

     
  12. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Casino Royale by Ian Fleming.

    Interesting stuff. I had never read a Bond book but I've seen the movies millions of times.
     
  13. kosure

    kosure Jedi Master star 3

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    Traitor

    /The Corelian Trilogy.
     
  14. JediAutobot

    JediAutobot Jedi Master star 4

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    Only You Can Save Mankind, by Terry Pratchett.

    Old school gaming, with a message.
     
  15. JodoKast74

    JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "Memoirs of the Second World War" by Winston Churchill
     
  16. DarthAstuart

    DarthAstuart Jedi Padawan star 4

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    all I been reading is comic books and rotting my brain, but i bought a book for a recent flight that i enjoyed muchly: killing yourself to live, by chuck klosterman.

    i first experienced chuck's writing through sex, drugs and cocoa puffs, his awesome collection of pop culture essays. then i went back and re-read his first book, fargo rock city, his memoir of growing up in the middle of nowhere in a hick town and loving hair metal.

    this latest book is a bit too self-indulgent in spots, but it really moves, and has his trademark great twists on the english language, along with some interesting and fun observations on pop and trash culture.
     
  17. LanceWS

    LanceWS Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I just read Dune for the first time.

    Dune + Peter Jackson = nerdy wetdream
     
  18. JodoKast74

    JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just started reading "Darth Vader- Dark Lord Rising".

    So far, so good.
     
  19. DrJawa

    DrJawa Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

    Also finished The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard recently and thought it was a really fun book.
     
  20. JediAutobot

    JediAutobot Jedi Master star 4

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    Just finished Eragon.
    A children's book, a fantasy, along the lines of Harry Potter in that I think it has a lot to offer older readers.

    Or did I like it because I'm such a child? :p
     
  21. DrJawa

    DrJawa Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
     
  22. kosure

    kosure Jedi Master star 3

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    I just read all the empire comics. Which were okay. Now I'm reading Underworld by Don Delillo, which is more baseball-y than I really care for. But theres a zany old art broad, so snaps for that.
     
  23. Lothos

    Lothos Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I've been reading Civil War, along with Green Lantern Corps and Justice League of America.
     
  24. shwanzi

    shwanzi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I usually read two books at the same time... one at work and one at home.

    The work one is Star Trek: New Frontier book 13 "Gods Above". I like this series of novels more than a couple of the official television series. The characters aren't cookie cutter boy scout types... some of them are totally the opposite of what is expected of a Trek character. Good stuff.

    The other is Vampire Hunter D - Volume I. Yes, this is the book that the original anime film was based off of and it finally got an English translation. The movie is pretty faithful to this (minor details aside) and it's a fast paced and fun. I can't wait to read the other 3 books in the series (which I happen to own as well).
     
  25. ThomSolo

    ThomSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I recently finished Stars and Stripes Forever and have started the follow-up, Stars and Stripes in Peril, both by Harry Harrison. They're alternate history books stemming from a single premise:

    In the early days of the Civil War, a Union ship stopped and boarded a British mail packet, the Trent, and took captive two Confederate diplomats. This action enraged the British people and government to the point of war, and a harsh ultimatum to the U.S. government was drawn up by the Prime Minister. Fortunately Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, intervened and reworded the message so that it allowed President Lincoln a way to save face while still releasing the Confederates.

    But what if Albert, who was dying even as he rewrote the dispatch, had not had that opportunity? Would Britain truly have gone to war in America? How might that have transpired?

    Read the books and find out. ;)
     
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