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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2007, 04:37:30 am »
Ah, Edgar Allan Poe.
Read a few of his poems and his tales, and I've got to tell you, he rules. :biggrin:
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2007, 08:53:56 pm »
Well, I prefer Lovecraft, but Poe is definitely amazing.

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2007, 11:24:52 pm »

   The mountains of madness - H.P. Lovecraft (again...damn i have to buy new books) 


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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2007, 12:02:26 pm »
What are those Lovecraft's about?
I hear about it all the time but nothing specific?
What are the themes?
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2007, 12:56:25 pm »
I'm finishing "Las luces de septiembre" - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (in Spanish this time, Luthy!  :wOOt:).

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2007, 04:10:26 pm »
Well, most of Lovecrafts stories are intertwined by a concept known as the "Cthulhu Mythos". Lovecraft created an assortment of deities, all cruel and malevolent in nature. It's somewhat difficult to understand unless you peruse his stories.

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2007, 03:08:43 am »


  Hoot, a children's book


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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2007, 02:32:44 pm »
Currently re-reading Assimov's foundation saga :)
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2007, 09:13:11 pm »
Currently re-reading Assimov's foundation saga :)
My dad used to be a huge Asimov fan. We've got a lot of his books here, but I've never bothered to read them... Any good?
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2007, 09:42:13 pm »
My dad used to be a huge Asimov fan. We've got a lot of his books here, but I've never bothered to read them... Any good?
From my point of view... all of them are good. The foundation and the robot's sagas are my faves though. Old-school sci-fi at its best. They do a good nice and light reading for the holydays or after a tedious jobday. You should try them. :alien:
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2007, 11:51:51 pm »
Hmm i am reading 2 volumes
They are about templer knights (my fav)
And the writer is a polish guy named : Henryk Sienkiewicz 
The action is happening in Poland  :nosweat:

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2007, 07:56:40 pm »
Too many books for one moment:

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales - such a great book for someone who loves satire! Recommend!

Hermann Hesse: Franz von Assisi
Holger Kalweit: Das Totenbuch der Germanen
(both in Czech, of course :blush: )
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2007, 08:36:28 pm »
Libretto of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". Tomorrow I go to the opera house! :yeha:

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2007, 08:59:03 am »
My sister lent me some books of Pratchett. First I read ”Mort”, in Hungarian, and though I’ve found it great, I was surprised because I couldn’t find that famous humour I’ve heard of… Or I didn’t have an eye for that.

The second book I’ve read was ”The colour of magic”, in English. I was literally suffering while reading, because I still didn’t get ”the feeling”. What, who is this, how come, what is this person doing, where are we in space and time… :insane: But in the middle of the book my attitude changed somehow, I managed to accept the unexpected turns of the book, and I began to enjoy it very, very much…

Now I’m reading ”Moving pictures”, in Hungarian, and I’m crying of laughter. Since I usually read on the subway too, people keep watching me :blink: when this stupid woman tries to make order on her face or wipes her tears :roll:

Good that I didn’t give up. ^_^

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2007, 09:25:48 am »
I have read only a few Pratchett's books. For example Hoghfather (there's some British movie based on this novel - and it's great x), The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, Soul Music and Science of Discworld (this was fantastic - not so funny but lot of information from physics and wave mechanics..).
But then again, who does.

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2007, 08:37:40 pm »
I haven't read anything by Pratchett yet - to my great shame.

But I'm currently reading "My name is Red", by Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish guy who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006 with this very title. The book is really extraordinary, and it helps me understanding a little bit of culture of the country where a bit of my heart is  :innocent:

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2007, 10:04:51 pm »
Just finished reading "El Caballero de la Armadura Oxidada" ("The Knight of the Rusty Armor") for Spanish... One word to it: short. At least I got it out of the way.
It just talks on how to get out of your "armor" and find your inner self... I'd rather read a book from Thomas K. about that. :lol3:
I'm about to finish the first part to "To Kill a Mockingbird" for English. I guess I'm kind of even starting to like it. The beggining seems really boring and even silly, but as it goes on, there's a whole bunch of events happening, a lot having to do with racism in the Americas... And well, you know, I'm just getting to the trial that appears in the 1963 (or something!) movie (which was nominated for a few awards) as the main part of the story.
It's pretty good, actually better than I thought it would be.
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2007, 07:24:42 pm »
The Slavian and Scandinavian - Medieval History of War and Cooperation
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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2007, 03:29:18 pm »
Einar Már Gudmundsson - Englar Alheimsins (Angles of the Universe)
I am reading it fifth time now... thin book with serio-comic characters.
The author reflects in his book a true life story of his own brother.
There's also a movie based on this book.
Very sad, and nice...

Eight lights by Leo Pavlát.
In the book are more than half of the chapters - lights filled with texts inspired by Torah, Talmud and midrashes...

And finally an antalogy of stories written by Karen Blixen...
But then again, who does.

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Re: Now reading...
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2007, 04:56:20 pm »
Fatal Revenant by Stephen R Donaldson.

Donaldson is a master!  He's one of the original greats from the fantasy fiction genre, and his characters are beautifully crafted, complex and flawed.

Although he is from the USA, he kind of has a British style of writing to me.  He recently did a book tour for this new publication and I'm pleased to say that mine is a signed and dedicated copy  :).    I also got my favourite books ever signed too, all five books from his sci-fi space opera The Gap Sequence (yes, he did actually write them too - I didn't just get him to randomly sign my fave books!).

Anyway, it's strange, Sci-fi doesn't generally appeal to me, but my fave story ever is from that genre.  I think it's down to his fantastic story-telling ability and plot and character development.  :thumbup:
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