tree mouse16 October 2009 at 9:25pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
My favourite books this year have been 'Travels With Charlie' (John Steinbeck) and 'Under the Greenwood Tree' (Thomas Hardy).
I also gobbled up a huge helping of sticky, sugary, trashy Stephenie Meyer.
K'Ehleyr17 October 2009 at 12:15amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
I just re-read Hammer of the Gods about Led Zeppelin
nechesh17 October 2009 at 5:38amPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm reading Fight Club. I love the film so much i had to see how much more detail was in the novel. There is a bit, but the film is still perfect in it;s own medium.
toiling my way through Clive Barker's "Imajica".love Clive Barker, but these days when I have a few minutes to read, I fall asleep partway through a chapter so it's tedious!!
nechesh17 October 2009 at 1:35pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh MY! Imajica is one of my all-time favorite books! Stick with it and try to read it when you are not feeling sleepy. It is well with it. I adore Barker.I have been anxiously awaiting the next book of Abarat.
Zenrider17 October 2009 at 3:06pmPosts: 3560 (0 today)Status: offline
Not currently reading a book, but reread the Douglas Adams Hitchhiker series this summer. :-]
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
K'Ehleyr17 October 2009 at 3:30pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Progressive jen17 October 2009 at 4:31pmPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
sapling17 October 2009 at 8:27pmPosts: 896 (0 today)Status: offline
A recipe for singapore noodles.
Too bad I don't have any fresh coriander.
tree mouse17 October 2009 at 11:20pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
Douglas Adams was clever enough and cool enough not to care if people didn't 'get' him.
Unfortunately his canon has been extended by Eion Colfer whose 'hairy fairy' children's books are fun, but he's no Douglas Adams.
nechesh17 October 2009 at 11:24pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
If you like Douglas Adams i would highly recommend Terry Prachett. He does for the fantasy genre what Adams does for sci-fi only more. And he is far more prolific.
tree mouse17 October 2009 at 11:34pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
Mmmm, I find Terry a bit formulaic. He is fun but
reading a lot of him is like eating too many crisps.
tree mouse18 October 2009 at 12:04amPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
I loved Fight Club though.
nechesh18 October 2009 at 4:41amPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, i obviously disagree, but that's alright. In Fact Pratchett is my favorite writer and i think he is much deeper than you give him credit for. What have you read?
Progressive jen18 October 2009 at 5:15amPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
The only Pratchett book I've ever read was called Good Omens.
I have to say I really enjoyed it, enough so that I've read it twice.
Duddy18 October 2009 at 3:47pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
Now Detritus the troll is one of my favourite Pratchett characters. I'm thinking of having one of his helmets which cools my brain down and makes me more intelligent. As if!
Hugh Manatee18 October 2009 at 5:37pmPosts: 194 (0 today)Status: offline
Some really informative blogs lately.
What do imperial regimes and capitalist systems do when they?re sinking into dung-tar, taffy pits of their own excesses?
They go to war!!!
nechesh19 October 2009 at 3:02amPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Good Omens was actually written in concert with Neil Gaiman and is one of my all time Favorite books. Got me started on both authors.