What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by minornut @ Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:21 pm

My daughter is currently reading Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd

Not quite standard reading material for a 13 year old girl.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:59 pm

Doctor Congo wrote:Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky - brilliant sci fi, very funny with a genuinely fascinating premise and story told from 2 view points that spans thousands of years.


I'm re-reading this at the moment, such a good book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:
Doctor Congo wrote:Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky - brilliant sci fi, very funny with a genuinely fascinating premise and story told from 2 view points that spans thousands of years.


I'm re-reading this at the moment, such a good book.


theres a sequel called Children of Ruin which is good but not quite the same. Very much worth a read/listen.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:11 am

Doctor Congo wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:
Doctor Congo wrote:Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky - brilliant sci fi, very funny with a genuinely fascinating premise and story told from 2 view points that spans thousands of years.


I'm re-reading this at the moment, such a good book.


theres a sequel called Children of Ruin which is good but not quite the same. Very much worth a read/listen.


Oooo, I'll buy that once I've finished, thanks
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by stuart @ Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:59 am

I recently read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and loved it so much.

It's wonderful, I loved the the little Hempstock girl, the whole book had that wonderful quality of not quite knowing what part of the story really happend and what was the overactive imagination of a childs memory.

And it's really sad at the end.

It's eays one of my new favourite books. It's short too so you can rattle through it in a few nights!

Next up is more Neil Gaiman, "Neverwhere".
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Re: What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:30 am

Ever-hilarious, Mrs Thorn brought me a book to read while I'm in hospital, it's this:

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Of course, she didn't bring me my glasses.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by CJ+ @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:10 am

That is an incredible book, and everyone should read it immediately.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:10 am

Good choice!
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by DI Burnside @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:25 am

Excellent book, he’s got anew one out I think.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:21 pm

I just read this part:

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Six broken ribs means that lolling out loud isn't such a good idea, it turns out.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by foo @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:45 am

Hah!
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by S1K @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:44 pm

I’ve just bought this on your recommendation DT. It had better be good or I’ll track you down and stick things in your chest hole.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:46 pm

I've just finished it. It's very very good. Funny, but also moving.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:13 pm

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:03 pm

Do you need me to prescribe something for you...?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:20 pm

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by DI Burnside @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:51 pm

Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:I’ve bought it on Damo’s rec too, seeing as he’s pretty much a Doctor by now.


Harrumph. I, and others IIRC, have recommended that book on multiple occasions in the past.

I just went to pre-order his new one due out soon to find I pre-ordered it back in May !

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:08 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I’m reading Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre the guy who did Bad Science a while ago. Early on but it’s interesting and terrifying in good measure.


If you liked that, follow it up with Bottle of Lies by Katherine Egan

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:15 am

Now on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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On first chapter and not hooked yet.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by DI Burnside @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:04 am

Just finished Adam Kay's latest "Twas the Nightshift before Christmas", easily as good if not better than "This Is Going To Hurt"

There is one horrific section though, and he does post a warning about it offering you the chance to skip it. I didn't and it had me welling up, it is one of those stories that shows what clinical staff have to deal with and that sometimes people need to spare a thought for them too.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:20 am

I've got that to read too, but haven't got round to it yet.

And I'm generally totes emosh lately anyway so will probably be utterly ruined reading it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:42 pm

I am reading the fcuking TUPE rules again.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Dirk @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:09 pm

CJ+ wrote:I am reading the fcuking TUPE rules again.

From the viewpoint of employee or employer?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:19 pm

CJ+ wrote:I am reading the fcuking TUPE rules again.

Have your co just been bought out or something?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Employer, not employee.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:01 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
CJ+ wrote:I am reading the fcuking TUPE rules again.

Have your co just been bought out or something?

Nah, bidding for a contract. Will have to tupe people if successful.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Turntable @ Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:35 am

DI Burnside wrote:Just finished Adam Kay's latest "Twas the Nightshift before Christmas", easily as good if not better than "This Is Going To Hurt"

There is one horrific section though, and he does post a warning about it offering you the chance to skip it. I didn't and it had me welling up, it is one of those stories that shows what clinical staff have to deal with and that sometimes people need to spare a thought for them too.


Interesting you should say this.
I thought the first one was brilliant and the second one was properly boring and pushed together with second-rate anecdotes.
I stopped reading it about two thirds the way through and, if memory serves me correctly, had a wank as a preferable alternative.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Strawman @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:39 pm

The Biography of Satan, The Devil and His Fiery Dominions by Kersey Graves
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biography-Sata ... ref=sr_1_2?

Originally written in 1865 an interesting if quite short book (if it was fiction it would be a novella more than a novel) which tries to show where the myths about the devil and hell spring from. <Spoiler> not from the Bible and certainly not the old testament. Partly Roman, partly Hindu amd partly Egyptian mythologies for the most part. The symbolism in revelations is mainly based on Astrology for example. A clear book about something I always wanted to understand more, there is so much 'common' knowledge in Western culture about evil which seems disparate from the Christianity and now I can sort of see how it developed in parallel to the spread of the Church from the middle ages on. Cracking title anyway.
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Re: What are you reading?

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