login

Author Topic: What are you reading at the moment  (Read 313649 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

YoohooRiffer

  • Guest
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #90 on: September 19, 2007, 06:52:14 PM »
I just recently got these two classics:



I've only just begun Mind Over Matters and already it's absolutely hilarious, which is to be expected of course.  Mike Nelson's talent knows no boundaries.  Except for maybe extreme sugar sculpture.  I'm not sure if Mike could pull off one of these:


But at least Mike isn't a member of the KKK like this sculptor


Offline hare.29

  • Magneto-cent Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 345
  • Liked: 0
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #91 on: September 20, 2007, 01:24:23 PM »

It's not bad. Most of the reviewers appear to have stopped reading after the first chapter.


Offline bettertomorrowamy

  • Mr Bungle
  • *
  • Posts: 13365
  • Liked: 12
  • Get this lazy Manc twat an Emmy!
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #92 on: September 20, 2007, 01:27:07 PM »

It's not bad. Most of the reviewers appear to have stopped reading after the first chapter.


I got the audiobook.  I liked it a lot.  The whole time I kept picturing the future world as shown in 12 Monkeys.
On timeout


Offline MarkAndrew

  • Big Montana
  • *****
  • Posts: 611
  • Liked: 2
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #93 on: September 20, 2007, 01:27:53 PM »
Cryptonomicon and Red Seas Under Red Skies.


Offline Hebs

  • The FBI Pays Me to Surf
  • *
  • Posts: 2597
  • Liked: 54
  • Peachy keen!
    • Say Hello
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #94 on: September 20, 2007, 05:34:59 PM »

It's not bad. Most of the reviewers appear to have stopped reading after the first chapter.


Is it as simple as the title suggests?

Haha, thank you book designer, you wrote the ending on the first page.
.... t w i t t e r  //  b l o g  ....


Offline bettertomorrowamy

  • Mr Bungle
  • *
  • Posts: 13365
  • Liked: 12
  • Get this lazy Manc twat an Emmy!
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #95 on: September 20, 2007, 05:41:28 PM »

It's not bad. Most of the reviewers appear to have stopped reading after the first chapter.


Is it as simple as the title suggests?



Actually it isn't.  He explains in a lot of detail about all the things we in the industrialized world take for granted.  About what will happen if no one is around to maintain all these things.
On timeout


Offline Tripe

  • Stars in Musicals
  • *
  • Posts: 41553
  • Liked: 9932
  • Very dapper
    • Nick Rowley, Voice Artist
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #96 on: September 20, 2007, 05:46:34 PM »
So it's a bit like the basis of  this



Only going even further and wiping out the whole human race not just the Europeans.

I like counterfactuals, I'll see if it's at the library.



Offline Tripe

  • Stars in Musicals
  • *
  • Posts: 41553
  • Liked: 9932
  • Very dapper
    • Nick Rowley, Voice Artist
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #97 on: September 20, 2007, 06:15:15 PM »
I used to write Connections style essays for my GCSE Double Award Science. Excellent stuff.


Offline gammer

  • Second Banana
  • ****
  • Posts: 4012
  • Liked: 3
    • GoodTimers Hockey
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #98 on: September 21, 2007, 09:36:55 AM »
I've been reading my son allot of Sandra Boynton before bed time. Does that count?  ;)







Offline hare.29

  • Magneto-cent Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 345
  • Liked: 0
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #99 on: September 21, 2007, 12:59:02 PM »

Just started this (I have a cold, so I'm going through a lot of books). It's about the founding of the Royal Society. Enjoy reading about Newton, Wren, Hooke, etc. in the Baroque Cycle? Learn the reality with this book.


Offline hare.29

  • Magneto-cent Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 345
  • Liked: 0
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #100 on: September 25, 2007, 09:32:48 AM »
New day, new book:


Offline Junkyard

  • Can't Shoot Straight
  • *****
  • Posts: 8719
  • Liked: 5
  • Steampunk Monster Hunter
    • Riff Raff Theater
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #101 on: September 26, 2007, 04:29:29 PM »
Heavy Planet, by Hal Clement. It's actually a couple of books and short stories in one collection. About a bunch of aliens living on a high gravity planet. Likable, insect like charicters.



Check out the bottom left corner.



Offline Junkyard

  • Can't Shoot Straight
  • *****
  • Posts: 8719
  • Liked: 5
  • Steampunk Monster Hunter
    • Riff Raff Theater
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #103 on: September 26, 2007, 09:43:39 PM »
Hal Clement is one of the big names in "Hard Sci Fi." He does a lot of explaining, a lot of the tech involved is obviously within the realm of the posible, and the charicters have to face real perils that can't just be wished away with some super-science dues ex machina.
I do really like Hal Clement.


Offline sarcasm_made_Easy

  • Compsognathus
  • *****
  • Posts: 10320
  • Liked: 15
Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #104 on: September 26, 2007, 10:16:32 PM »
i put my making money thoughts in the discworld thread.  discuss it there :)