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Old May 7th 09, 12:17   #81
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Re-reading the Scar by China Meville. I would recommend any of his stuff.
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Old May 7th 09, 15:12   #82
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

As a pathetic way to make up for the fact that I have to delay my desired purchase of a motorcycle for at least a few months, I'm reading a book called No Angel, about an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Hells Angels. Pretty fascinating stuff.
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Been bored lately and read a couple of Star Wars books.

The first one "Death Star" tells the story of the finishing stages of the Death Stars construction,including how that fatal design flaw happened,to its destruction through several characters.

The second one "Darth Bane Path of Destruction" tells of the rise of Darth Bane and the beginning of the "Rule of Two" against the background of a galactic war between the Sith and Republic.

Was pleasantly surprised with both of them.Not literary great but entertaining nonetheless
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The first one "Death Star" tells the story of the finishing stages of the Death Stars construction,including how that fatal design flaw happened,to its destruction through several characters.
Did it include a description of what kind of union subcontractors were used, and the ethics of what kind of work contractors take and whether or not they are complicit in the Empire's political goals?
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Did it include a description of what kind of union subcontractors were used, and the ethics of what kind of work contractors take and whether or not they are complicit in the Empire's political goals?
Actually it sort of did
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

I mostly gave up on SW novels after a time but that one did look somewhat intriguing. "Shatterpoint" is still the best one, although largely because it's Matthew Stover writing it and he lifted the plot from "Heart of Darkness."
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Oops - Deleted, message should have been in "watching" not "reading" thread

Currently listening to the second Eragon Book on Audio CD, not bad as an audio CD, but, not sure I'd want to spend the time actually reading it

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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

I am currently reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. My niece gave me the book and said "READ it uncle". I am enjoying it.
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

As well you ought. It's very fun indeed.

I'm haphazardly culling my collection, and there are a few books I'm undecided about, and therefore re-reading: John Dalmas' "Regiment" series. Dalmas had a good idea and then beat it to death, but the first few books of his that I encountered worked rather well.
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Jumping back into sci-fi, I picked up Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C Clarke.
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