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    What are you reading?

    I'm on the 'Colour of Magic' by the King of Zanyness, Terry Pratchett, I'm about halfway through and having a whale of a time.
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    Tweety, I'm moving it to the arts section.

    I love your cartoons, btw.
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    Cartoons?
    What cartoons, those are highly lifelike selfportraits!
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    Woody Allen, Mere Anarchy

    It's very funny so far. I understand just half of the payoffs.
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    Lord of the Flies

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    I'm slowly getting through the Historian by Elizabeth Kostova; essentially a rewrite of the Dracula legend. Also started Marching Powder; a biography of Thomas McFadden, who was jailed in Bolivia (with one of the most notoriously strange prison systems in the world) for Cocaine trafficking.
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    I did consider reading the Historian, is it worth several hours of my time? (when I finish the twenty-odd Discworld novels)

    EDIT: Who gave me the rep for the 3rd post? Whoever it is, thanks.
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    Yeah, I'm liking it. A bit slow starting perhaps, and infact in general quite slow paced, but I really like its depth of research. It's got all kinds of references to a huge variety of historical events and places.
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    Hmm..I might check it out then. I was curious. Lately I've been bringing 'Greece and Rome at War' to class, so I guess I'm reading that.
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    Conn Iggulden: The Khan Series

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    The Satanic Verses

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    I thought we already had a thread like this.

    Anyway.

    The Divine Comedy.

    I'm also starting on The Republic.
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    I'm reading different magazines and newspapers.
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    I am reading Last Call by Tim Powers.

    I always enjoy reading Tim Powers, he juxtaposes good solid down-to-earth believable characters with the "Powers of the Occult". But whatever strange phenomena he describes, they always operate according to consistent rules and the people using them often pay for their power with extravagent and astonishing handicaps.

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    Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Soon I am going to read War and Peace by Tolstoy. However, as busy as I am with school nowadays, that book will have to wait.

    I recently read Persian Fire by Tom Holland. It offered interesting perspective on Xerxes' invasion of Greece.

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    Currently reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

    Its a post apocalyptic tale of a father and son and their flight for survial as they
    head for the coast. Very bleak and a great read.

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    Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nergal1610 View Post
    Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Soon I am going to read War and Peace by Tolstoy. However, as busy as I am with school nowadays, that book will have to wait.
    Reading Crime and Punnishment too, 60 pages to read, hope ill finnish it tonight. Was thinking about reading some Tolstoy too and some Pushkin, but gonna read Into the Wild first. How have you found the read so far? I've found the book quite consuming with its morbid and gloomy mood and I think reading it in my small room actually got me in quite a Raskolnikov like depression for a period. Love all the characters though, especially Razumikhin and Svidrigaylov.

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