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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
    Which Rincewind is after Interesting Times?
    I really need to know (urinating dog)
    There are a lot of Discworld reading-maps, here is a loud pink one...

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    It recommends The Last Continent to follow Interesting Times.

    I couldn't help noticing that the feel of Discworld changed subtly after the first two books (Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic) with things settling down for the long term, becoming more Ankh-Morpork centred, and with Chief Wizard assassinations dropping off sharply.

    I thought it would get stale, but with each new book, Pratchett simply picks up his characters and gives them a little extra burnish, while gently pointing out yet more of the absurdities of the modern world.
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    He is awesome though. I missed out all the books in the map between Interesting Times and The light Fantastic, is that crucially bad.
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    I have been reading Uncle Scrooge comic books, all of his creator (Carl barks) classics, that go from Uncle Scrooge first issue to number 70.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramesses the Great View Post
    I have been reading Uncle Scrooge comic books, all of his creator (Carl barks) classics, that go from Uncle Scrooge first issue to number 70.
    Do you like Don Rosa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus the Virus View Post
    Do you like Don Rosa?
    Actually he is my favourite comic writer (Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck rules), but I read almost all of his stories and I'm currently reading Bark's because of the references Don Rosa takes from them.


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    Stalingrad - Anthony Beevor
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    The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer

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    I thought i should continue reading Mémoires d'Hadrien by Marguerite Yourcenar.

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    Creation by Gore Vidal

    I'm finding it very hard to pick up reading again, considering my Rock Band bass pedal finally got repaired after being broken for a week.
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    The Rising - Brian Keene, I love zombies but usually movies so gave it a shot so far its okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramesses the Great View Post
    Actually he is my favourite comic writer (Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck rules), but I read almost all of his stories and I'm currently reading Bark's because of the references Don Rosa takes from them.
    Yeah mine too, he both writes and draws well and as you say Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck rules.
    Carl is a classic with funny and great scripts.

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    Do many of you guys re-read obsessively? That's one of my many vices.
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    I'm currently reading Crime and punishment by Fjodor Dostojevskij.
    Just started reading it today and I'm loving it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azael33 View Post
    Stalingrad - Anthony Beevor
    what a coincidence. I've just started to read it
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    Crime and punishment by Fjodor Dostojevskij.
    Oh man! That book was a pain in the ass to read. Course I was in the 10th grade. In the end, looking back it was a good book.

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    I'm currently reading Quintus Curtius Rufus' "History of Alexander." Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCernick View Post
    Patrick O'Brian's excellent Aubrey-Maturin series. I got the complete series for my birthday in a beautiful boxed set and I can't stop reading, they're just too awesome. I'm currently about halfway in "Blue at the Mizzen" and I'm already feeling regret that I'm nearing the end of this 6000-odd page masterpiece.
    I'm only on H.M.S Surprise but the pages are dissappearing fast

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    Stalingrad - Anthony Beevor
    Great book, just like everything else from Beevor.

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    Having read The Dream of a Ridiculous Man and Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky I think he is such a good writer that I just had to read more of his books, so I have just started to read Notes From the Underground.
    Next up I think I will read The Brothers Karamazov
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    Afghanistan: A military history from Alexander The Great to the fall of the Taliban. (Stephen Tanner)
    30 pages left.
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    And to My Nephew Albert I Leave the Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan in a Poker Game : David Forrest.

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