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Last post Author Topic: What books are you reading?  (Read 417852 times)

IainB

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1000 on: August 01, 2019, 04:49 PM »
@MilesAhead: Thanks for the post. I hadn't known of either book. They both look interesting. I shall have to read them now...(SF addiction).

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1001 on: August 02, 2019, 09:30 AM »
@MilesAhead: Thanks for the post. I hadn't known of either book. They both look interesting. I shall have to read them now...(SF addiction).

Heh heh.  I've been a steady consumer of SciFi since the early 1960s.  I can only guess that I missed out on Clifford D. Simak's works because I must have looked at one of the stories with goblins and thought all his stuff was like that.  I am still chasing after Cosmic Engineers and a few others.  The ebooks make it a bit easier to get books I missed the first time around.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1002 on: August 05, 2019, 05:36 AM »
I am reading "The catcher in the rye" :up:

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1003 on: August 13, 2019, 09:31 AM »
Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip- by Bill Watterson starting with November 18, 1985
You can page-scroll sideways to go to the next one/s and follow the entire series by Bill Watterson.
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo' (2012))
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1004 on: August 19, 2019, 03:27 PM »
Biography of the author of The Wind in the Willowsw:

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1005 on: September 03, 2019, 04:23 PM »
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Re-reading - more accurately, reading the second edition - of The Tough Guide to Fantasylandw by Diana Wynne Jonesw.  IMO the first (UK) edition has a better cover, and they lost at least one good pun in the second, but only the latter has the Dark Lord Approved! stamp.

This is the cult classic in which Diana Wynne Jones, no mean fantasist herself, ruthlessly skewers [OMT] every tired trope and cobwebbed cliche of the entire fantasy genre.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1006 on: September 11, 2019, 03:47 PM »
Ghosts of the Tsunami
Author: Lloyd Parry, Richard
ISBN: 9781784704889
Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm

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Abstract:
On 11th March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan's greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis, and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant. And even after the immediate emergency had abated, the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and mysterious ways. Richard Lloyd Parry lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. 'Ghosts of the Tsunami' is a classic of literary non-fiction, a heart-breaking and intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts of those who lived through it.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1007 on: September 11, 2019, 05:27 PM »
Dr. Bloodmoney  by Philip K. Dick