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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:21:39 AM
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I'm currently reading Angelmaker. Fun stuff. Leaving for a trip on Friday. Hope to have it finished by then so I don't have to lug around a hardback.

Planned reading material for the trip:

Embassytown by China Mieville

The City & The City by China Mieville

and

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury


I haven't read any Mieville yet so kind of risky taking two books by an author that is unknown to me but Embassytown sounds right up my alley. Love Bradbury and have heard great things about the Martian Chronicles. I plan to read those two first and if I finish them off, I'll start in on the other Mieville.
benedict
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:45:20 PM
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I've read all of Mieville's novels, and for me, The City & The City was one of my least favourites. The ones I enjoyed the most and recommend are his so called "Bas-Lag" trilogy, especially Perdido Street Station and The Scar.

Hope you have a good trip...
benedict
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:15:29 PM
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Reading The Rook by Daniel O'Malley... great so far! And when I first started reading, it somehow reminded me of TRST...
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012 10:29:55 PM

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Gone away world = Fantastic book, I can usually pick up twists and plots early on but this one blew me away again and again, highly recommend reading, more from this author please......

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
benedict
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 5:34:28 PM
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Conceptually yours... wrote:
Gone away world = Fantastic book, I can usually pick up twists and plots early on but this one blew me away again and again, highly recommend reading, more from this author please......


I really enjoyed Gone Away World too... although I didn't find Angelmaker as compelling.

Just got Liminal States by Zack Parsons... the book is part of a multimedia project that also encompasses video, music, artwork, blogs and web pages!!
You can check out the main website here: http://liminalstates.com/


bernito42
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 3:32:56 AM
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Johnathan Srange and Mister Nolan XXXXXXXXXX
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:57:45 AM

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Just finished Austers Brooklyn follys, great book. Now reading The Great Gatsby :)

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
Steven Hall
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 9:47:27 AM

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I'm reading a proof copy of A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
It's really great - Zen, quantum theory, little bit of concrete text. I think you guys will like it!
S
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:36:33 PM

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Hey anybody seen on the road yet?? going on Wednesday looking forward to it.


See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
benedict
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:13:35 AM
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Two recent reads that I highly recommend:

Wool (Omnibus) by Hugh Howey
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Steven Hall
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:35:02 PM

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Conceptually yours... wrote:
Hey anybody seen on the road yet?? going on Wednesday looking forward to it.


Nope. We shall await your thoughts Cy!
S
MiaVRO
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 9:03:39 PM

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Read T50YS last night. It was scary. I guess that will have to hold me over until 2014's The Familiar.
MiaVRO
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 9:10:09 PM

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Also, mainly because the movie is coming out and I watched the preview 10x, Cloud Atlas looks good, doesn't it? Has anyone read it?
benedict
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:00:35 PM
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Shift by Hugh Howey
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:22:17 PM

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Ok its that time again to clear the shelves, books for postage or I send you the book you send me someting back?? first up Auster, Travels in the scriptorium. Next Auster, Brooklyn Follies, Auster Augie Wrens Christmas story, Harkaway, Angelmaker and Kerouac The subterraneans and Pic.

See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
timlarsson
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:55:36 PM

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I've been meaning to buy Angelmaker for quite some time... I can offer you a Swedish edition of Travels in the scriptorium ;) (hehe, just kidding). Don't know if I have anything exciting to trade.

As to what I'm reading at the moment:
The Idiot by Dostoyevsky (Had to google how to spell his name in English. We spell it a bit closer to the Russian spelling; Dostojevskij)

Started The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowlings, but it was really horrible. It felt like she forced a lot of "adult" stuff in there just because it wasn't a kids book. So I took a break from it.
MiaVRO
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 3:05:17 AM

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I would LOVE Augie Wren's Christmas Story!!! I love the movie Smoke!!!!!!! Tell me what I have to do!

Conceptually yours... wrote:
Ok its that time again to clear the shelves, books for postage or I send you the book you send me someting back?? first up Auster, Travels in the scriptorium. Next Auster, Brooklyn Follies, Auster Augie Wrens Christmas story, Harkaway, Angelmaker and Kerouac The subterraneans and Pic.
Conceptually yours...
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:01:50 AM

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Email me your address.


See in black and white, feel in slow motion....
MiaVRO
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:12:04 PM

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I recently started reading Roughing It In the Bush by Susanna Moodie. I've been really interested in Canadiana recently, especially in regards to backwoods homesteading and self-sufficient lifestyles.
Though written in the ~1850s, the book's vivid nature scenes seem so relevant -- I can't help but say to myself "I've been to where she's talking about! I lived there! In that city! In this country! This is MY Canada!"
Needless to say, I'm super proud of my country :)
Anyways, it's a good read so far!
MiaVRO
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:16:22 PM

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Oh, and a couple months ago I read RED MARS by Kim Stanley Robinson.
The jist, is that it's about the colonization and potential terraforming of Mars. It follows a select few of the original 100 colonizers, all scientists. The book is split into a couple of sections, all from a different individual's point of view.
Boy, is it a good read!! I have never been much of a scifi expert, so this was a great introduction to the genre. It's very scientific and quite practical, though still filled with so many relevant human emotions and situations, even though they take place on another planet!... Just absolutely enthralling. I can't say enough good things about it!
It's followed by 2 more novels which I haven't yet read.
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