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#1 kareshi

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:42 PM

I just finished Black Sunday by Thomas Harris.
(The man has only written 4 novels since the mid-1970's, and Black Sunday was the first one. The others in order are Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. With Black Sunday done, I'm starting on those.)


Black Sunday is about a plan to fly a bomb-laden blimp over the Super Bowl and explode it, killing 80,000+ people, possibly including the President. Then there's a terrorist hunter guy who has to figure out what the plot is and who is involved, which involves all sorts of detective work which is actually pretty interesting. There are setbacks on both sides (terrorists & good guys) which keeps you wondering how it's all going to end up. It's a pretty good read, and it helps somewhat if you know something about the terrorism scene from the mid-70's, mostly with the Israel and Palestine conflicts. The book moves at a pretty fast pace, it didn't feel tedious or "hack"ish at any point.

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#2 nintendoom

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:48 PM

I just got done reading Slaughter House Five during a sloooow night at work. Great book about time travel (in a different way than youd think), aliens, and the war.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:53 PM

I just got done reading Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. It's an anthropological study about the rise of human societies all over the world and why some societies developed into ones with modern technology while others are still hunter-gatherers. The main question is: Why were Europeans the ones to come over and defeat the Native Americans and not the other way around?

It's pretty good but the dude is a bit too long-winded in his writing.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:09 PM

In between schoolwork, a book called Cinderella's Big Score: women of the punk and indie movement, by Maria Raha. Quite good.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:11 PM

Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry textbooks
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#6 Naz

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:22 PM

last book(s) i read was the entire hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:33 PM

I'm heading back through The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson (for the second time). I'm almost done with Quicksilver. After that, once more through Cryptonomicon and then onto the Harry Potter books.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:47 PM

I just finished Nuklear Age by Brian Clevenger, pretty good. Before that, Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and [i]Fantastic Voyage[i] by Isaac Asimov, all good stuff.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:03 AM

I just finished Nuklear Age by Brian Clevenger, pretty good.

I read about 200 pages of that. Every page took 120% of my effort to not give up on the book. I would say I lasted pretty long. That guy should stick to web comics from now on.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:10 AM

Book 8 of the Wheel of Time.

Then I'm gonna be reading the Worm Ouroboros.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:58 AM

Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis. All about the competitive scrabble circuit.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:07 AM

last book(s) i read was the entire hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series.

that's what i'm currently reading.

there's a bunch of stuff i've never read that i'd like to start once i finish hitchikers, but i really want to go back and reread i am legend, some bret easton ellis stuff, and maybe solaris. hmm...
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:44 AM

Read almost anything by hillerman. Good mysteries and what-not.

Mostly I've just been reading porn.. I mean jane austin.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:04 AM

I just got done reading Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. It's an anthropological study about the rise of human societies all over the world and why some societies developed into ones with modern technology while others are still hunter-gatherers. The main question is: Why were Europeans the ones to come over and defeat the Native Americans and not the other way around?

It's pretty good but the dude is a bit too long-winded in his writing.

I started that when I was hanging at my brother's place, and it really is quite good. Sadly I didn't have time to get past the first few chapters.

I'm in the middle of Quicksilver, been slacking on my reading a bit :(

I also picked up some Sanctuary books on a friend's reccommendation.. kinda cheesy fantasy, not so good. Soon I need to get the new Song of Ice and Fire book by George R.R. Martin.

Haha, Wheel of Time ;)
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:06 AM

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