What book are you currently reading?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Anth, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Dr NinjaBellydance

    Dr NinjaBellydance What is your pleasure sir

    'Life's not all ha ha hee hee' by Meera Syal
    Bit girlie for my usual tastes, but actually very good, about Asian community in London. Probably not for the guys though..... :p
  2. johndoch

    johndoch upurs

    Just finished the The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It was ok although it was a bit short and finished it in three short sittings
  3. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    The Lost Art of the Samurai.
  4. Mrs Owt

    Mrs Owt New Member

    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco - my brain hurts!
  5. Alex_JHH

    Alex_JHH Cardboard Tube Samurai

    The teeth of the tiger by Tom Clancy
  6. Chris_sirhC

    Chris_sirhC 6th Kyu, Yoshinkan Aikido

    Book Seven of the 'Wheel Of Time' series by Robert Jordan
  7. gumby

    gumby New Member

    Currently I'm reading Sun Tzu's Art of War. I would recommend it to any martial artist.

    Next I'll be reading I Robot again. I need to be up on the story before I go see the movie :D
  8. Silver_no2

    Silver_no2 Avenging Angel

    Just about finished "Not On The Label" by Felicity Lawrence. Excellent book if people are interested in our food chain and the effects that the large supermarkets are having on the environment, the economy, our health, society as a whole etc.

    Not sure what I am going to read next. I am in the wonderful position of having the Edinburgh Book Festival coming to town in a month's time which is absolutely brilliant. If anyone is going to be in Edinburgh during the last two weeks in August then I would strongly recommend going along to a few of the events. The website is www.edbookfest.co.uk if you want to have a look.
  9. Tittan

    Tittan Valued Member

    The Year of Rice and Salt - a What If book.
    What if the black plague had eradicated every living soul in Europe?
    What if the Arab (muslim) and Asian (Chinese) cultures were the ones in charge of evolution?

    Not the best What If book I've read, but entertaining... Also, I've learned a bit more about Islam by reading it, but I'm starting to doubt the authors knowledge now (half way trough the book...)
  10. MuayKiDo

    MuayKiDo Che!

    Heritage of the gods, a guide to traditional Japanese kenjutsu stiles. By Willem Bekkink. This book inspired me to buying a decorative Daisho, though I use the katana as an Iaito and the Wakazashi for practising battojutsu (the katana is standard length: too long for me to draw)
  11. Timmy!

    Timmy! A Hypno-Toad In Disguise

    Liberation Day by Andy McNab.
  12. Silver_no2

    Silver_no2 Avenging Angel

    Have now finished "Not On The Label" by Felicity Lawrence. Am about to start "Al Qaeda and What It Means to Be Modern" by John Gray. I'll keep you posted.
  13. booksie_girl

    booksie_girl Lucy the Terrible

    Angela's Ashes - The level of poverty really scares me, especially since it didn't have to be that way. When you read stories about peverty in war, it's a story of people doing the best they can. Angela's ashes is about pathetic parents more concerend about smoking and drinking than feeding their starving kids.
  14. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    whats that book like? im thinking of reading some of his books, but dont know which to choose ATM.

    cheers :)
  15. Stan O'Kella

    Stan O'Kella Hmmmmmmmmmmm?

    Filth by Irvine Welsh, well funny and a little disturbing!!

    Gang War by Peter Walsh, the inside story of the Gooch and the Manchester gangs
  16. Tatsumaru

    Tatsumaru Your new God!

    ulysees by james joyce, you know just some casual reading.

    j/k, i'm not that suicidal, at the moment i'm reading birdsong by sebastien faulks for english lit A level. I haven't read very far yet but it seems well written and interesting enough so far :)
  17. MuayKiDo

    MuayKiDo Che!

    I am now diggin into Clive Barker's books of blood. And before that the long run by Steven King writing as Bachman. Great bed time reading! :)
  18. matt_991

    matt_991 Valued Member

    Dracula by Bram Stoker
  19. budogirl

    budogirl Armed and fabulous!

    Oh. My. God!

    I have just read "The Land of the Living" by Nikki French. It came free with a magazine I bought :rolleyes: and I read it whilst on the bus travelling to work. Don't read this post anymore if you want to read the book yourself as I am about to slag off the ending and spoil it for you... :D

    The plot is a woman (Abbie) who has been kidnapped and held prisoner. She escapes but is not believed by the police until she manages to find the kidnapper's next victim. The kidnapper comes to kill the latest victim when Abbie finds her. Abbie is hiding but then comes out of the shadows and pretends to want to kiss the kidnapper when really she just pushes her thumbs into his eyeballs, pushing them back into his brain. And he doesn't do anything!! :rolleyes: He ends up in Intensive Care Unit in hospital and everything works out. What a dumb book!!! :D
  20. doors

    doors Valued Member

    Wonderland Avenue Tales of glamour and excess. By: Danny sugarman
    its about a kid in the 60's who hangs out with the doors and later manages Ray Manzerak and Iggy Pop. true story. Anybody that likes rock-roll and especially anybody that likes the doors will love this book. i reccomend it to all.

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