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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #135 on: October 14, 2007, 01:51:49 PM »
yeah...but apparently translating Caesar's   "Commentaries on the Gallic War" was so difficult, it took a month to do.
It was easy for me, and i found it  interesting to read the book in Caesar's native language.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #136 on: October 14, 2007, 07:45:00 PM »


Aww, yeah.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #137 on: October 15, 2007, 06:02:57 AM »


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #138 on: October 15, 2007, 07:40:37 PM »
I read this awhile ago, though it was the last thing I read: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card.  It's the follow up to Ender's Game, though the novels are completely different.  I think I may have preferred this one, and though perhaps the Piggies - the slang term for the new alien species they encounter - aren't terribly convincing, Card's ability to write humans is excellent.  I may now have to read the third one.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #140 on: October 16, 2007, 01:00:38 PM »
Or a proctology one.  I bet that book's hard to thumb through.   ;D


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #142 on: October 18, 2007, 06:57:05 PM »
My local library just got this for me.

I loved The Last Temptation of Christ and Zorba the Greek so I thought I'd give this a go.

Depending on how I like the translation I might give Kimon Friar's poetry a go. Imrahil, any input to offer on that?
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #143 on: October 18, 2007, 07:00:21 PM »
im rereading jack londons the seawolf.  wolf is my hero.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #144 on: October 18, 2007, 08:18:02 PM »
I've just started reading Roma Eternia, by Robert Silverberg.
It's one of those alternate history things, for if Rome had never fallen. The author goes ainly under the assumption that Christianity caused Rome's fall, it looks like.
It's starting rather slowly, but it has some potential yet.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #145 on: October 18, 2007, 09:01:27 PM »
i'm on the 2nd book of the Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin, Clash of Kings

i'm completely blown away by this series so far  :clap: :D


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #146 on: October 18, 2007, 09:02:37 PM »
oh and for the record"  life is the ultimate piggishness."


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #147 on: October 19, 2007, 05:18:05 AM »
The author goes ainly under the assumption that Christianity caused Rome's fall,

Pretty much what Gibbon thought too.

And time to plug that book. If you've not read it and you have some time to, I'd suggest reading The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It is reflective of it's time but I don't think it's ever really been equalled as a work of modern History writing.

Oh and I'm perhaps a 1/5 of the way through book one of The Odyssey A Modern Sequel and thus far it's very good.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #148 on: October 19, 2007, 05:03:01 PM »
Robert E. Howard's "the Savage Tales of Solomon Kane". I'm a fan of the Conan stories, and I always heard about Kane and finally found a collection of the short stories. Kane is a great character, and I'll probably read it again pretty soon.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #149 on: October 24, 2007, 07:21:09 PM »
Even though King has lost a step in his writing, this book is still pretty good.