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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #420 on: October 25, 2013, 10:51:21 am »
Finished La Vallée Infernale by Henri Vernes, the first adventure of Bob Morane. Imagine Biggles wracked by existential angst.

That was the last thing on my currently-reading list, and I'm going to stop reading and reviewing for a month or so now, in an attempt to focus on planning and writing a new novel. I've never not read before, so I'll probably have the shakes after a few days.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #421 on: October 26, 2013, 12:56:31 pm »
'The Luminaries' by Eleanor Catton. About one third through its 800+ pages and am enthralled.
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #422 on: October 26, 2013, 05:03:59 pm »
Just finished Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan.  Much better than you'd think from the title.  Hilarious in fact.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #423 on: November 16, 2013, 09:59:19 pm »
Just finished Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan.  Much better than you'd think from the title.  Hilarious in fact.
I did enjoy that one, but I did not think much of the other Logan one that won the other half of the prize.
I have not seen another one by Michael Logan although I did hear there was one coming.
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #424 on: November 18, 2013, 01:58:59 pm »
Just finished A Serpent Uncoiled by Si Spurrier.Knew him mostly from his comic work, which is always inventive and darkly funny. This carries on in the same vein. Very, very entertaining.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #425 on: December 08, 2013, 11:28:53 am »
I really did go all of November without reading any prose books, apart from Adventures with the Wife in Space, which I read on the train to Brighton and back.

First book I read after the break was In the Broken Birdcage of Kathleen Fair by Cate Gardner, and now I'm reading Winter Well: Speculative Novellas About Older Women, edited by Kay T. Holt.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #426 on: December 08, 2013, 10:13:08 pm »
second book in the ender series - about rather nasty piggies and some Portuguese trekkies who don't want to rock the boat - orson scott card's ideas are clever but his style is a bit annoying - a bit too telling for my liking but it's less telling than Ender's Game - prefer William Golding when it comes to exploring these kind of moral dilemma themes

and a book about the clothing syles of the ancient people of the aegean - in a nutshell: the women wore wraps and men wore less if anything at all, but the vast majority of images of the men are of warriors so I'm wondering if this was just sportswear and in everyday life they loafed around in slippers and onesies  :-\
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #427 on: December 09, 2013, 09:03:21 am »
I have just finished the world's newly discovered 1965 novel STONER by John Williams (and briefly reviewed here).
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #428 on: January 20, 2014, 07:41:42 pm »
New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear, which I'm enjoying, and World War Hulk, which is fine in a summer blockbuster kind of way.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #429 on: January 21, 2014, 10:25:54 am »
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher I do like his Dresden books ;D
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #430 on: January 22, 2014, 12:44:34 am »
Currently reading the complete Bone by Jeff Smith, a fun epic comic.

plus I'm reading some of Peter Crowther's short stories.


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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #431 on: February 04, 2014, 04:54:26 pm »
Just finished Costume Not Included by Matthew Hughes, which was a lot of fun, though it might be tough to review without spoiling the best bits. Now started The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #432 on: February 11, 2014, 11:55:02 pm »
Reading Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor. Interesting story about the effects of a UFO that crashes in the waters off Lagos.

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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #433 on: February 14, 2014, 10:59:07 pm »
chuggie and the fish-freaks of farwater by brent m kelley

the eponymous anti-hero, demi-god of drought, is on trial for something he probably did but cannot really remember as he he was most likely bladdered at the time - irony is that he has the ability to suck all the water out of the whole courtroom's living tissues if he so wished ...
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Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Reply #434 on: February 27, 2014, 04:32:10 pm »
Reading City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett, a crime novel set in a world where the gods have been killed and their work undone. Very interesting so far.