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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #525 on: April 04, 2016, 05:29:16 pm »
Andrew - The Affirmation comes recommended by my resident Priest fan as well. Meanwhile, I've been catching up on classics I missed so I've now read The Dispossessed, The Drowned World and Slaughterhouse 5 at long last - results varied. I also read The Three by Sarah Lotz, just to prove I'm still relevant and Rawblood by Catriona Ward because Nina Allan was raving about it. So if there's a moral to be had, it's probably: Listen to Nina Allan.
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #526 on: April 05, 2016, 09:01:23 am »
I finished The Extremes, George, and enjoyed it; but I think The Affirmation is probably my favourite so far.

Currently reading "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" by Michael Chabon, and "Use Once, Then Destroy" by Conrad Williams (short stories).


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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #527 on: April 12, 2016, 03:12:16 pm »
Ack-Ack Macaque which is rather fun  ;D
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #528 on: April 13, 2016, 09:01:52 am »
Ack-Ack Macaque which is rather fun  ;D

I enjoyed this one too (although I haven't yet read the sequel(s).

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #529 on: April 19, 2016, 05:02:49 pm »
Currently reading The Mallet of Loving Correction, a collection of John Scalzi's blog posts on Whatever. I wouldn't want to read it all in one sitting, but it's perfect for when I'm waiting for the children to emerge from their respective schools.

And also the Rising Stars Compendium Vol. 1, a huge collection of J. Michael Straczynski's comic about 113 people with superpowers, all from the same small town. The story is okay, but the artwork isn't very good.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #530 on: April 25, 2016, 12:16:25 pm »
Ack-Ack Macaque which is rather fun  ;D

I enjoyed this one too (although I haven't yet read the sequel(s).

I bought some months ago and am slowly chugging through my reading pile - I didn't realise there were sequels
there now is a serious risk that my library may increase inversely proportional to my bank balance
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #531 on: May 02, 2016, 09:10:10 am »
Spent a month reading lots of comics and little books. Best were The Projected Girl by Lavie Tidhar, Six-Gun Gorilla by Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely, and Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. I read all ten volumes of Transmetropolitan one after the other, and really enjoyed it.

Now I'm planning to spend a month just reading books for review, beginning with The Last Weekend by Nick Mamatas.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #532 on: June 05, 2016, 09:28:42 pm »
I'm trying to get through my backlog. This month's reading list is:
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N K Jemisin
  • Autumnlands - Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey
  • The Man in the High Castle - Philip K Dick
  • The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K LeGuin
  • Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula - Loren D. Estleman

Unfortunately, the last book I read (Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan) turned out to be the first in a trilogy, so I suspect next month will start with a visit to the library to find parts two and three.
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #533 on: June 07, 2016, 05:12:42 pm »
Just started I Am Providence by Nick Mamatas, about a writer murdered at a Lovecraft convention (at least so far). Also reading Hunters & Collectors by M. Suddain, which is a lot like a prose version of Transmetropolitan, but about a food critic instead of a journalist.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #534 on: June 17, 2016, 11:50:10 am »
being a slow reader, I'm strolling by Spectral's horror anthology, dipping in now and again, some very good tales in there, about halfway through, now. A lovely collection so far; a credit to the writers and editor.
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #535 on: July 17, 2016, 04:47:18 pm »
Just read Travel Light by Naomi Mitchison, the Small Beer Press edition. Uses defamiliarization very cleverly as a baby princess is spirited away from a murderous parent to live with bears and dragons.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #536 on: July 24, 2016, 07:40:10 am »
just finished Suetonius's account of Caligula and am steaming into the war of the worlds - the first was interesting, the latter is okay in places
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #537 on: July 28, 2016, 04:28:44 pm »
Currently reading Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace, another book from Small Beer Press, about a teenager who became an archivist of ghosts by winning a fight to the death with her predecessor. It's really good.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #538 on: August 02, 2016, 08:05:41 pm »
War of the Worlds: book 2 (I prefer Verne)
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #539 on: August 02, 2016, 10:32:59 pm »
I am (or was, not sure yet) reading Ann Aguirre's Grimspace. I'm only a few dozen pages from the end, but I got so sick of all the charactersí motivations and emotional lives being apparently written by a twelve year-old boy that even not yet knowing how the plot to breed space navigators and challenge the "Corps" for dominance of the trade routes turns out isn't really tempting me to carry on. Also for a story set in the far far future, a lot of boring prejudices and assumptions haven't even been challenged. Very odd to be 85% of the way through a book when I decide to chuck it, but there you go.
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