What are you reading right now?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Felstaff » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:25 am

Well, Elijah Wood has put his name forward to play "Sam, the youngish man on the hotel's night reception" in case a film is ever made of it. I think Daisy Ridley wants to play the eponymous sex-mad Belinda. I think the finest line of the entire novel* has to be
Her nipples hardened with her feeling and they were now as large as the three inch rivets which had held the hull of the fateful Titanic together.



*I'm fairly sure at 69 pages, it doesn't qualify as a 'novel', not to mention the basic spelling errors, frequently bizarre syntactical choices, dearth of plot or character development, and unnecessary over-usage of semicolons
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:33 pm

Very emotive. A melancholic lust for the ages.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby steady » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:13 pm

99 francs
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Felstaff » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:44 am

but euro ain't one.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby MeisterKleister » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:40 pm

The Tome of Bill series
by Rick Gualtieri

An urban fantasy horror comedy about Bill, a programmer, geek, and ordinary (and very snarky) guy, who one day finds himself turned into a vampire.
The 3rd book in this series had one of the funniest moments for me in recent memory. I hadn't laughed this hard since The Disaster Artist.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby MeisterKleister » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:03 pm

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1)
by Dennis E. Taylor

This has just become one of my all-time sci-fi favorites along with The Martian -- Superb science fiction all around and a lot of fun.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Astrogirl » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:25 pm

I'm reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough and it's advertised as a thriller and it kinda is but it also kinda isn't. The tag line is don't tell anyone the ending. Well, it would be nice to be informed that the book is in the supernatural/fantasy area. The advertisement doesn't mention it and the first half or 2/3 of the book don't either. So you try to figure out how any of this can possibly be ... well, if this were our real world, as we are told it is / led to believe it is, it wouldn't be.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby MeisterKleister » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:33 pm

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby runningman » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:48 am

Now I read "The Financier" from the trilogy of Theodore Dreiser, which still includes "The Titan" and "The Stoic." A great work and I want to start reading the following parts as soon as possible.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Aetre » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:25 am

I'm making my way through Middlemarch.

...It'll be a while.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Astrogirl » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:36 am

Wikipedia says it's the most important English novel. I've never heard of it before.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Aetre » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:02 am

Short version:

It was a serial in the late 1800s, written as historical fiction about the 1830s, released in 8 books that kinda read as if they're seasons in a modern TV series, with each chapter being more or less an episode. The author, George Eliot, was an atheist woman writing under a man's name, and she's one of those Victorian authors who often gets praised because they so openly loathed every Victorian-era mannerism and formality and social convention. Wilkie Collins was another (Woman in White, The Moonstone), but he mostly made fun of Victorian stuffiness, where Eliot delved really insanely deeply into every last facet of how these social ideals were flat-out ruining people's lives in an insidious, relentless way.

The book is pretty predictable in that sense, because you very quickly get the (correct) notion that absolutely nothing is going to end happily for any of the main characters. But it's entertaining and witty anyway, so I'm enjoying it. It's just... long.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Astrogirl » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:55 am

Sounds cool.
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