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    What do you guys and gals like to read? Read anything good lately? Looking for something good to read (besides the Mane)? Post it here.

    Currently, I'm reading the "Harry Potter" series (again).
    Recently read:
    "Footfall" (Sci-Fi) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
    "Warlock" (Sci-Fi/Fantasy) by Andre Norton.
    "Expendable" (Sci-Fi) by James Allen Gardner.

    In the queue:
    The "Freedom" series (Sci-Fi) by Anne McCaffrey.

    Ben

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    Apocalypse Watch by Robert Ludlum. Long but very cool.

    The Heritage Trilogy I forget the author (sci-fi) but AWESOME story line.

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    • #3
      recently read 'hyperion' by dan simmons and am currently finishing up 'fall of hyperion', the sequel. very thought-provoking sci-fi.
      next up is 'song of susannah', book 6 of stephen king's dark tower. the last book wasn't the best, but the series is wrapping up so i gotta finish it.

      no1broncofan - how do you rate larry niven's work? haven't read any of it but heard good things.

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      • #4
        mosca,

        The only Larry Niven I've read so far is "Footfall." Don't be put off by the cover, it's an awesome ride! The local used bookstore sells nearly new hardbacks for about the same as a new paperback and I've been keeping my eye open for more of Niven's work. So far, no joy. I may have to put some on hold at the library. They're hardly ever in.

        I thought "Song of Susannah" was better than "Wolves of the Calla" but still not up to par with "The Drawing of the Three" or "The Wastelands." Still a very good read. Part seven is due out later this year and I'm dying for it!

        Ben

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        • #5
          I think I have read only one book in my life that I have enjoyed and that was the sphere(yeah, I know the movie sucked). Now that I think about it, thats the only book I have read that wasnt involving school. After seeing the movies Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, I am starting to think that I am missing out on some great stories out there.I think I might go stop by that thing they call the library tomorrow.

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          • #6
            hyperion is a cool series...

            I just read "rule by secrecy" & holy blood, holy grail -

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            • #7
              Originally posted by amesj523
              I just read "rule by secrecy" & holy blood, holy grail -
              holy blood, holy grail... my dad read that and messianic legacy a while back. funny now there's all this hoopla over the da vinci code, a work of fiction, when these non-fiction books (if not others) on a similar topic have been out for years.

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              • #8
                Mosca,

                I was wrong about Larry Niven. "Infinity's Road" was also by him and very good. I was gonna get the copy they had, but there was too much other stuff that looked good and I ran out of cash.

                Ben

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                • #9
                  Father Joe

                  I am reading "Father Joe" by Tony Hendra.
                  I'm not going to write a review for you slugs because frankly I'm surprised that 90% of the people on this board have ever SEEN a book much less read one.

                  If your interested you will read the reviews out on Amazon.

                  It's a very funny, extremely well written book.

                  Two words.

                  Pulitzer Prize.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mosca
                    holy blood, holy grail... my dad read that and messianic legacy a while back. funny now there's all this hoopla over the da vinci code, a work of fiction, when these non-fiction books (if not others) on a similar topic have been out for years.

                    And according to hb, hg - it's (the interest in such) basically has gone on since roughly 1300's (from kings etc thinking of such conspiracies) -

                    I love fiction - but you know - that sometimes we have stranger stories that really existed than anything fiction....



                    I've also read origins of evil - about fallen angels - lots of CS lewis (the different christian ideology to me is fascinating - actually reminds me alot of how the hindu's/krsna's have things setup) -

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                    • #11
                      just finished-

                      Catch-22, joseph keller? A+(this thing had me rolling)
                      The Godfather- mario puzo A-(I want to be a gangster)
                      The da Vinci Code- whoever B-(it would have been better if I read it in H.S.)

                      next up...
                      I want to read the bible, I've never actually sat down and read the thing.

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                      • #12
                        its a good story

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                        • #13
                          Wow, not many readers, at least not in the underground.

                          Anyway, just finished "Wheelers" by Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen yesterday. Pretty good read if you like Sci-Fi.

                          Ben

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                          • #14
                            1) "The Moon and Sixpence" by W. Somerset Maugham

                            2) "Plainclothes Naked" by Jerry Stahl (Hilarious black comedy/noir)

                            3) "A Year in Van Nuys" by Sandra Tsing Loh (Very funny parody of "A Year in Provence")

                            4) "Slow Dance on the Fault Line" by Donald Rawley

                            5) "Demian" by Hermann Hesse (for about the 50th time)

                            and, of course:

                            6) "My Life" by Bill Clinton (in progress)

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                            • #15
                              hesse is great. steppenwolf is one of my all-time favorites. have to remind myself to check out some of his other stuff soon.

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