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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    "Charles: The story of a Friendship": Michael Joseph, 1943.

    A tale of a chap & his cat.
    Ordered a copy. Thanks. (71p + £7 p&p!)

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  • NotAllThere
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    Re-reading qntm's books. They make my head hurt.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    "Charles: The story of a Friendship": Michael Joseph, 1943.

    A tale of a chap & his cat.

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  • cojak
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    Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.

    I have a penchant for these disaster books, I’ve read Fatal Storm on the 1998 Sydney-Hobart race amongst others.

    A combination of horror as the events unfold and pondering what I would do in those situations (not go in the first place I suppose…)

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  • d000hg
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    On a bit of a Terry Pratchett re-kick at the moment. I buy them on Kindle every time one is on offer and have been slowing growing my collection that way... a friend has the entire set in the classic paperback designs which I really love.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Next: "The Spying Game" by Michael Smith, being a 2003 post 9/11 expanded rehash of a 1996 book.

    Ironically it starts with Afghanistan in early September 2001, a few days before 9/11.
    Finally ground my way to the end of this epic.

    Next: The Birth of Modern Britain: A Journey Into Britain’s Archaeological Past: 1550 to the Present by Francis Pryor.

    There's 17 pages of preface.

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  • NotAllThere
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    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Heinlein. Read it yonks ago, but can't even really remember what it is about. No spoilers please!

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  • Gibbon
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    The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso. The best book I've ever read on the Greek myths (and I've read loads). Would have changed some of the essays I wrote for OU.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    The only book by Greg Bear that I've read is "Foundation & Chaos" being the 2nd part of the 2nd Foundation Trilogy.

    IIRC, I rather enjoyed it.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 19 September 2021, 07:23.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by NigelJK View Post
    Greg Bear was lumped in with the likes of William Gibson under the 'cyberpunk' genre. Both went on to diverge into variations on a theme of this.

    For a more UK take try Geoff Noon. Vurt is a good intro to his stuff.
    I've only read a couple of Greg's books but neither fits that category even slightly. Pretty heavy, serious sci-fi. You weren't thinking of Neal (Snow Crash) mentioned just above I suppose?

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  • NigelJK
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    Greg Bear was lumped in with the likes of William Gibson under the 'cyberpunk' genre. Both went on to diverge into variations on a theme of this.

    For a more UK take try Geoff Noon. Vurt is a good intro to his stuff.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    I consumed quantities of David Brin's epics, but I seemed to stop with "Earth" which resides, unread, on the bookshelf.

    Dunno what I'll read next, there's so much choice.

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  • d000hg
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    (re) Reading Eon by Greg Bear at the moment. An author I've barely read even though that style of hard sci-fi is something I love... I grew up as a teen reading virtually the entire of Asimov and Clarke which my dad had in paperback.
    Maybe it's time to get more of his works.

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  • xoggoth
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    I've actually started reading a book or two recently.

    Destroyed by Jane Sterne is good, about a young girl who is abused by a distant relative but is too frightened and ashamed to tell anyone, and her messed up brother who commits a murder. Based on true stories, the shooting was in the news.

    Then Rodinsky's Room. Obsession about finding facts about some reclusive nobody who disappears, gave up after about 40 pages.

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  • lorakeen
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    a bunch of Pratchetts. Picked up the almost complete collection at a book faire on Saturday, and actual books feel so much nicer than ebooks

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