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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1950 on: March 07, 2015, 02:25:30 PM »
Week #10/Book #10. Dark Sky by Cyan Brodie.

Ooh I know who that one is.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1951 on: March 08, 2015, 08:26:17 PM »
I'm over halfway through Book 6 of the Foundation series by Asimov. Now I understand why the prequels shouldn't be read first.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1952 on: March 08, 2015, 09:07:24 PM »
Fiction: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Non-Fiction:
   Getting Into Character by Brandilyn Collins
   Fundamentals of C++ Programming by Richard L. Halterman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1953 on: March 09, 2015, 09:35:28 AM »
Long time since I did any C/C++. Is Kernighan & Ritchie's book no longer the gospel according to?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1954 on: March 09, 2015, 12:57:14 PM »
Long time since I did any C/C++. Is Kernighan & Ritchie's book no longer the gospel according to?
I honestly don't know. However, I understand that after this book was published, there have been changes to the C language standard; so I may guess that this book is no longer gospel.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1955 on: March 15, 2015, 07:08:24 AM »
Week #11, book #11. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1956 on: March 17, 2015, 08:38:56 PM »
I am currently reading Time and The Gods by Lord Dunsany.


Week #11, book #11. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

That's a wonderful one.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1957 on: March 18, 2015, 09:34:11 AM »
I am currently reading Time and The Gods by Lord Dunsany.

Week #11, book #11. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

That's a wonderful one.

I wondered at first why a Japanese writer was tacking something so quintessentially English then I realised he was doing just what Annie Proulx did with Brokeback Mountain, taking a conventional story and placing it in an unconventional setting. It seems to me the great house servant class system is a metaphor for feudal Japanese society, the protagonist, Mr Stevens, a samurai selling body and soul to successive masters.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1958 on: March 21, 2015, 03:29:12 PM »
Week #12. Book #12. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1959 on: March 21, 2015, 03:37:26 PM »
Week #12. Book #12. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.

In for a depressing week then.  :(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1960 on: March 21, 2015, 04:21:00 PM »
Fiction: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman


Loved it.

I'm reading The Stand. One of the few old King books I never got around to reading. Found a copy of the Complete and Uncut Edition, hardback printed in 1990 for FIFTY CENTS! Or maybe a dollar? I can't remember their hardback price. Along with 8 other hardback King 1st printings, all in damn near perfect shape. Saw them in the cart as the worker was putting them on the shelf a little while back. I was tickled pink. Someone gave away one heck of a hardback collection. ;D You gotta love Goodwill.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1961 on: March 21, 2015, 04:35:28 PM »
Loved it.

I'm reading The Stand. One of the few old King books I never got around to reading. Found a copy of the Complete and Uncut Edition, hardback printed in 1990 for FIFTY CENTS! Or maybe a dollar? I can't remember their hardback price. Along with 8 other hardback King 1st printings, all in damn near perfect shape. Saw them in the cart as the worker was putting them on the shelf a little while back. I was tickled pink. Someone gave away one heck of a hardback collection. ;D You gotta love Goodwill.

I've heard that the uncut version is supposed to be damn near unreadable.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1962 on: March 22, 2015, 07:22:09 PM »
Really?


I'm about a hundred words in and so far so good. I don't have a copy of the original and this is what they had, so I figured I'd read this version. Though it wouldn't be the first time Stephen King has let me down. I'd have much rather gotten a 1st printing of the original, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.

I thought it was more or less an expansion with some changes made to bring the science aspects more or less up to date, though after looking it up, I think I was wrong.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1963 on: March 23, 2015, 08:24:00 AM »
Really?


I'm about a hundred words in and so far so good. I don't have a copy of the original and this is what they had, so I figured I'd read this version. Though it wouldn't be the first time Stephen King has let me down. I'd have much rather gotten a 1st printing of the original, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.

I thought it was more or less an expansion with some changes made to bring the science aspects more or less up to date, though after looking it up, I think I was wrong.

I've only ever read the original, abridged version and remember a couple of places where the absence of the edited material was really noticeable.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1964 on: March 27, 2015, 05:05:18 PM »
And speaking of Stephen King. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was a quick read so with time in hand I chose a longer book for week #13/book #13: King's Revival.

p.s. There's a couple of good reads in the Kindle monthly deal at present: Red Love by Maxim Leo and The Story of Film by Mark Cousins. And of course there's always Dark Sky by Cyan Brodie. ;)
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