Two really good books! <3
I just finished reading 'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell'. It is such a finely crafted novel that I was unable to start another book for a few weeks when I finished. It's an amazing book and very good.
Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula Le Guin
Also, Rant is now my favorite Palahniuk, but I think things don't look promising for Chuck as his last two, Snuff and Pygmy, were both not very entertaining. Snuff might've worked as a short story but not as a novel. Pygmy was ok, but after some of the stuff I've read in other Palahniuk books, it wasn't really all that crazy or clever.
Gonna drop a HUGE list later, was considering starting this when I saw there was no "books" thread anywher, but for now
Most recent read: Pratchett's "Thief of Time" (re-read)
Most recent new read: Cory Doctorow's "Makers" (you can get a free, LEGIT, copy of any of his books at his website)
Up next: Fuck, I dunno. Got Iain Banks' Culture and David Weber's Honor Harrington series read half through, but Jacqeline Carey has a new book out I want to read. There is even more stuff on the long backlog.
Totally fucked over a girl I used to work with when she reckoned she had us all stumped with her pet trivia question about what was the name of Death's horse and two of us got it right straight away.
Chick lit book is NOT getting any better btw. It's not even trashy escapism bad - it's urge to murder brutally bad.
Doing last book of Dark Tower and midway through Dune right now.
Aka stuff I should have read years ago. >_>;
Just do yourself a favor Kuno. Do not read any of the other Dune novels. You'll be reading until the end of time. And maybe one out of every ten are good(that comes from my wife, she's read them all I gave up after two other ones.)
Have any of you read a book called "Elsewhere"?
dubliners by James Joyce
Best read of the last few months :-
John Meaney - "Bone Song" & followup "Dark Blood"
also been reading :-
Dan Abnett -Eisenhorn Omnibus
Joe Abercrombie - The First Law: The Blade Itself: Book One
Before They Are Hanged: Book Two
Last Argument Of Kings: Book Three
Had started Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero by Dan Abnett, but Bleach 27 & 28 arrived the next day, so just reading them now. I tend to only read when I'm on my lunch break, or travelling on public transport.
Almost finished "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell about Operation Redwing. Like it very much, but it's a sad book.
Going to read Salem's Lot after since I've always put it off.
Brill, I went to order First Lord's on amazon today and it was only $9.99, so if you can get past the mixing hardcover and paperback thing, it's a reasonable price and you don't have to wait a month.
Just a heads-up in case you hadn't price-checked yourself.
Next I hope to read
I am always re-reading
Bah. Friend reccomended it to me, only things I've read by him are Fight Club, Survivor, and Diary. Survivor was excellent, Diary I thought was meh. We'll see I guess.
Looking for Princep's Fury and Assassin's Quest. Currently re-reading The Name of the Wind.