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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Maniacal » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:06 pm

Trying to read 'Harbour' by John Lindqvist but I just can't get into it, just not as engrossing as 'Let The Right One In' or 'Handling The Undead'.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by halloweengirl » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:12 pm

Maniacal wrote:Trying to read 'Harbour' by John Lindqvist but I just can't get into it, just not as engrossing as 'Let The Right One In' or 'Handling The Undead'.

Have to agree with you on this one. I finally struggled to the end of 'Harbour' but I was a bit underwhelmed with it in comparison to his others.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Maniacal » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:03 pm

An old art book called 'Vile Bodies: Photography and the crisis of looking'. I purchased mainly to my interest in post-mortem photography and the works of Joel Peter Witkin but there's so much more too this book. Loving it.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Melvin Junko » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:41 pm

Just finished Brian Lumley's Bloodwars and need a little break from the man, got his next 2 at home as well, but decided to go a bit more hardcore and read Wrath James White's Population Zero. I usually only read during my lunch breaks, but I just can not read his stuff when I'm eating. HAd that with Succulent Prey and the Ressurectionist as well, I literaly feel physicly sick when I read his books while eating. Cold sweat, shakes, light headed, i'm not even kidding. No other writer has this effect on me. I feel filthy after I read his work and I love it :)
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by TheThinMan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:47 pm

I've just started reading Grant Morrison's Supergods but the new Aberystwyth book has just arrived so everything gets put aside until I've finished that.
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what are you reading?

Post by MaxRenn » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:19 am

The Dead by Charlie Higson, follow up to The Enemy. Young adult novels about kids trying to survive after a virus either kills everyone over 14 or turns them into cannibal psychos. Very grim and violent for young adult fiction, and not full of the humour you might expect from the creator of The Fast Show. I'm about half way through The Dead, and so far it's superior to The Enemy.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by scrobble » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:39 pm

Stephen King's Under The Dome. Am about 250 pages in and really enjoying it so far, but it's so heavy to read in bed (have got the hardback from the library)! I can't help thinking of it as 'Under The Tome' (I know, terrible pun).
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by maxmum » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:22 pm

Still reading A Dance with Dragons.... it's very loooong. :)
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what are you reading?

Post by MaxRenn » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:49 pm

Still reading Higson's The Dead, Jesus it's grim (in a good way)
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by iateabee » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:53 pm

I've just started China Miéville's Kraken, and am really enjoying it so far.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Maniacal » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:17 pm

My friend has leant me New Moon and Eclipse, it's amazing how much I didn't find Twilight that bad of a read. Thogh the character of Bella gets on my tits..
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Post by AlessaDark » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:25 am

Recently finished A Dance with Dragons by G RR Martin and the amazing Embassytown by China Mieville, also have to recommend The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie - cynical realist epic fantasy - and Feed by Mira Grant - post-zombie world through the eyes of a blogger.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by plushroom » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:16 pm

Currently reading:
A Touch of Dead - Charlaine Harris
Nostrodamus Ate My Hamster - Robert Rankin
Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

Plus my usual regular dose of comic books and the first Preacher graphic novel in preparation for meeting Garth Ennis at Forbidden Planet in a couple of weeks...presuming it goes ahead after all that London is dealing with right now :?

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by evilandy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:09 pm

just read league of extraordinary gentlemen century:1969, alan moore is mentalist as ever. not as good as century:1910 though.
also reading an indian novel called bunker 13, which is crazy and drug fuelled and gladly un-filmable.

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