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Offline Mastafrank

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #810 on: November 07, 2011, 01:18:49 PM »
Out of the 21 books I own these 9 are my favorite

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #811 on: November 07, 2011, 01:59:58 PM »
No Ender's Game?  That was great, but I didn't read any others in the series.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #812 on: November 07, 2011, 02:18:36 PM »
You only own 21 books. How have you not got more?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #813 on: November 07, 2011, 02:19:57 PM »
No Ender's Game?  That was great, but I didn't read any others in the series.
yea Im buying 'Enders game next week plus the other novels in the Ender series

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #814 on: November 07, 2011, 02:22:55 PM »
You only own 21 books. How have you not got more?
well if I where rich I'd own hundreds. I get most books for free..
I'm planning on going to a church thrift shop to see what kind of books they have.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #815 on: November 07, 2011, 02:26:02 PM »
Try secondhand shops, I've bought over 1,000 books second hand.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #816 on: November 07, 2011, 02:28:12 PM »
Yea there are amazing deals to be found :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #817 on: November 07, 2011, 02:51:26 PM »
Frank, you better build up a decent collection. Think of all the wonderful books you're missing out on, like Emphyrio by Jack Vance, or Dune by Frank Herbert, or The Space Merchant's by Frederik Pohl, or Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber, or The Stars, My Destination by Alfred Bester . . . etc etc

*five hours later*

or Elric of Melnibone by Michael Moorcock, or Light by M. John Harrison, or Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, or Ringworld by Larry Niven, or Helliconia by Brian Aldiss, or The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson, or A spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony . . . etc etc

*another five hours later and he's still on speculative fiction*

or The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov, or The World of Null-A by A.E Van Vogt, or The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick, or Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, or Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees . . . and I'm going to stop before I move on to Literary Fiction and destroy us all.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #818 on: November 08, 2011, 12:13:32 PM »
Just downloaded Stephen King's new one, 11/22/63.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #819 on: November 09, 2011, 04:55:27 AM »
Just finished "das Lilien Grab" - Valentina  Berger  not a bad crime novel by a local (Austrian) writer.

What's next?
 Could be the biography of Friedrich Dürrenmatt, "Dürrenmatt oder Die Ahnung vom Ganzen" by Peter Rüedi, that's been waiting a while now. The first "real" attempt at a biography of this great writer.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #820 on: November 11, 2011, 10:28:36 PM »
I am reading Corum, The Prince in Scarlet Robes by Michael Moorcock.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #821 on: November 12, 2011, 05:10:56 AM »
I am reading the first Donovan Creed novel, written by John Locke. You might have heard of him, he's famous for selling a gazillion ebooks an hour, or something like that.
So, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Apart from the cheap pricing, I can't see much. I can't believe in Donovan Creed as a character, and the plot's pretty simplistic. I might not finish it. At least I don't feel ripped off, having not paid much to download it to my Kindle.
I won't be downloading anymore though.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #822 on: November 12, 2011, 06:21:59 AM »
True, but now someone who was waivering on the fence is going to go, "He's sold like a gazillion and one ebooks, maybe I should give it a try."

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #823 on: November 22, 2011, 08:04:38 AM »
Ender's Game  by Orson Scott Card
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #824 on: November 23, 2011, 02:55:25 PM »
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