Jump to content



Photo

What are you reading right now?

books

896 replies to this topic

#766 Debus42

Debus42

    Neowinian

  • 37 posts
  • Joined: 13-June 12
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • OS: Android, OSX
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S

Posted 16 June 2012 - 21:25

How does it compares to the likes of Mishima or Haruki Murakami?


I haven't got round to reading any of Haruki Murakami's stuff yet, but the only way I can describe CLB as is; Deep, harrowing and real.


#767 vetsanctified

sanctified

    Your order is meaningless. My chaos is significant.

  • 20,926 posts
  • Joined: 29-November 01
  • Location: ø
  • OS: OS X 10.9 and Xubuntu 14.04
  • Phone: iPhone 5 (very cheap second hand)

Posted 16 June 2012 - 21:29

I haven't got round to reading any of Haruki Murakami's stuff yet, but the only way I can describe CLB as is; Deep, harrowing and real.


Sounds pretty much like HM, and that's great. What book do you recommend as a starting point?

#768 Debus42

Debus42

    Neowinian

  • 37 posts
  • Joined: 13-June 12
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • OS: Android, OSX
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S

Posted 16 June 2012 - 21:34

Sounds pretty much like HM, and that's great. What book do you recommend as a starting point?


The first one I read was In The Miso Soup, followed by Piercing. They're not as hard going as CLB, and shorter so definitely a good place to start.

#769 The Dingus Diddler

The Dingus Diddler

    Sir Derpy McHerperton III

  • 1,933 posts
  • Joined: 04-October 10
  • Location: Scotland
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 1020

Posted 16 June 2012 - 21:51

Posted Image

#770 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:21

James Patterson - The 11th Hour

#771 vetMathachew

Mathachew

    Wise beyond my youth... that's what she said!

  • 11,244 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 04
  • Location: Spring, TX
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 28 June 2012 - 15:10

Posted Image

#772 Paul Ferson

Paul Ferson

    Neowinian

  • 1,240 posts
  • Joined: 08-September 09
  • Location: Northern Ireland
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z

Posted 28 June 2012 - 15:17

Posted Image

Seems interesting. I liked Archangel and Fatherland by Harris as well so I decided to see how his more recent works compare.

#773 Mohitster

Mohitster

    Neowinian

  • 1,442 posts
  • Joined: 12-October 05
  • Phone: Lumia 525

Posted 28 June 2012 - 15:23

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea

#774 vetMathachew

Mathachew

    Wise beyond my youth... that's what she said!

  • 11,244 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 04
  • Location: Spring, TX
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:25

Posted Image

#775 DocM

DocM

    Neowinian Senior

  • 16,947 posts
  • Joined: 31-July 10
  • Location: Michigan

Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:13

Re-reading 'Killing Lincoln' by Bill O'Reilly, an excellent and very well researched account of Lincoln's assassination and the events surrounding it.

Already have his next book, 'Killing Kennedy,' on order. Comes out in October.

#776 vetMathachew

Mathachew

    Wise beyond my youth... that's what she said!

  • 11,244 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 04
  • Location: Spring, TX
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:43

Posted Image

#777 vetMathachew

Mathachew

    Wise beyond my youth... that's what she said!

  • 11,244 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 04
  • Location: Spring, TX
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:45

Posted Image

#778 Paul Ferson

Paul Ferson

    Neowinian

  • 1,240 posts
  • Joined: 08-September 09
  • Location: Northern Ireland
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z

Posted 12 August 2012 - 17:10

Posted Image

I'm liking it so far. It has a strange scale of time in some ways; it jumps forward two years in the space of a single page, for example, but it's still a really enjoyable story. This is my first experience with Stephen King, and with it being based around something so historically significant I suppose it can only be a good start. Since I saw the film Christine quite a few years ago I'd like to read the original book it was based on too. I'm fairly confident the next book I'm going to be reading is George Orwell's 1984. I haven't posted an update in this thread in over a month. :o

#779 vetMathachew

Mathachew

    Wise beyond my youth... that's what she said!

  • 11,244 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 04
  • Location: Spring, TX
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 12 August 2012 - 18:29

Posted Image

#780 vetMathachew

Mathachew

    Wise beyond my youth... that's what she said!

  • 11,244 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 04
  • Location: Spring, TX
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:41

Been a while since I posted here. Read a lot of comic books and several novels. Off I go to read!

Posted Image