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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2008, 05:39:13 AM »
Ooh, I love Richard K Morgan.  He gets a good fusion of Sci-Fi and Film Noir into his books.


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2008, 07:00:25 AM »
I almost bought Our Dumb World at Barnes and Noble this weekend, but $30 is pretty steep. I'm gonna wait for it to come down on the used sites and get it in a year or two.

I thought the same thing, but I found more things to laugh at on the front cover alone than I have in most of the comedy movies I've watched this year. So it was kind of a done deal. Plus I love books you can just open up to any random page and find something worth reading. (All of the Onion books are like that). It was worth it so far :)

Ooh, I love Richard K Morgan.  He gets a good fusion of Sci-Fi and Film Noir into his books.

He is a new author for me, who came highly recommended. I haven't read a good sf novel in a long time (let alone read for pleasure) so this will be interesting. Glad to hear you like the author though, what I've read so far is great.


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2008, 07:06:35 AM »
I recently bought a few books, though I haven't received them:




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Re: Books you have recently bought
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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2008, 10:15:44 AM »
Picked this guy up yesterday:


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2008, 10:25:46 AM »
Does it hold to Gibbon's theory about the root causes?


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2008, 01:46:24 PM »
Does it hold to Gibbon's theory about the root causes?

I've not read Gibbons(not for lack of wanting) and I only picked it up yesterday...so I couldn't tell you; but thus far he's been doing comparisons to us and Rome at various points pre-collapse, but he has mentioned sticking more to the internal causes of collapse as opposed to barbarian invasion as in Peter Heather's book.
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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2008, 01:56:28 PM »
OK so probably at least the revised version of Gibbon then (though personally I think Gibbon had it down perfectly :))


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2008, 01:58:54 PM »
Is that the over-taxation, over-expansion theory?


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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2008, 02:00:17 PM »
Over extension but most importantly a weakening of the civic spirit, principally the fact that Christianity weakened the Empire.

I wondered if a similar theme will be touched on in the book. :)


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2008, 02:22:27 PM »
I try not to buy books unless I'm going to keep them and re-read them, or my library doesn't have the ones in particular I'm after.

So, without further ado...

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A novel I know next to nothing about, other than vague memories of an older brother loving it when I was younger, and the fact that Norman Spinrad wrote one of the best original series Trek episodes, "The Doomsday Machine."  It was. $.01 on Amazon, plus $3.50 shipping.  Not bad.

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No idea about this book either--it's apparently a First Doctor adventure, and I know next to nothing about him.  Might be a fun way to get to know a bit more--the only other contact I've had with Doctor One is through a Target novelisation of "The Romans" I read a number of years ago.

Another one cent book.

And then finally:

Yep, I was a fan of Enterprise.  This apparently un-does the crappy ending of the series.  I don't plan to keep this--I'll donate it to my library when I'm through.  It cost full price, but I feel like I get so much value from my local library that I'm happy to donate books to them when I'm finished with 'em.

Yes, I read a lot of genre-fiction.  Sue me.


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2013, 12:24:30 PM »
APGIL and I were in Barnes & Nobles yesterday to get an engagement calendar for him, and I saw that some of their leatherbound classics series were on sale for half price. I've long admired the bindings on these books, so I think I will try to pick some up. I started off with these two:





Never read either; I think I will try to read these at home rather than take them on the train.
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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2013, 01:48:32 PM »
100 Years of Solitude is one of my favourite novels.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2013, 01:53:38 PM »
American Gods is a better bag of ideas than a novel I thought, I liked Anansi Boys better


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Re: Books you have recently bought
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2013, 02:19:43 PM »
I bought 100 Years of Solitude on APGIL's recommendation and his recommendations are usually pretty right on (In Cold Blood notwithstanding), so I have high hopes for it. And I've been wanting to read something by Neil Gaiman for a while so I figured this was a good opportunity.

They also had a compilation of Mark Twain novels (the most prominently featured being Huck Finn, one of my favorites), but it wasn't half price so I didn't pick it up.
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