Close

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 31

Thread: Books

  1. #1
    DF Jedi BM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    2,826
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked:        39
    Karma Level
    403

    Default Books

    I have recently become a keen book reader after not reading a book since school.

    Just wondering how many others of you are book worms and what books do you read? I dont think textbooks count!

    Maybe we could have a review thread or something?

    At the moment I am working my way through and really enjoying the Rama series by Arthur C Clarke.

    Cheers BM

  2. #2
    DF Wh0re andyroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    ping
    Posts
    132
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    185

    Default

    Hey - A fellow bookworm

    This week I are mostly reading "The History Of The English Language"

    An excellent book that I reccomend highly is called "Foucaults Pendulum" by Umberto Eco

    I think a review section would be a good idea - Also any links for free e-books would be good as well ;D

  3. #3
    DF Member Nicci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    I also love reading. I read all types of books, at the moment I'm going through an Andy McNabb stage, but usually I'm into anything that makes me laugh.

  4. #4
    DF Jedi broona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Newcastle, UK
    Posts
    1,324
    Thanks
    163
    Thanked:        39
    Karma Level
    261

    Default

    I'm re-reading some classics at the moment, namely George Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984. Also just read Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (for the 10th time!), best book ever written?! Trying to read more of Huxley's work, but sometimes a bit too in depth to understand.

  5. #5
    DF Wh0re Known's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    163
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    If you like Clarke, try looking for L. Ron Hubbard, ignore all this scientology crap and read the books for what they are.
    The series I read were Battlefield Earth - a series of 10 books and gave a different insight to what A.C Clarke would give.

  6. #6
    DF Jedi BM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    2,826
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked:        39
    Karma Level
    403

    Default

    Ahh cool there are some more readers out there......

    As I said I am currently reading The Garden of Rama which is the 3rd of 4 books about Rama. If you like science fiction books then I would recommend the Rama series.

    I also like Mario Puzos books and have read nearly all the books he has written. I would recommend 'The Godfather'. Very good book if you have seen the film or not! But I actually thought 'The Last Don' was better than 'The Godfather'.

    I think one of my favourite books is Mr Nice by Howard Marks. Its an auto biography about Marks years as an international drug smuggler.

    If you like Clarke, try looking for L. Ron Hubbard, ignore all this scientology crap and read the books for what they are.
    I will certainly look out for his books in the future

  7. #7
    DF Wh0re scaira's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    East Kent
    Posts
    185
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    189

    Default

    A self-confessed Sci-Fi junkie myself! Near enough anything Arthur C. Clarke has written is great (Rama, Childhood's End, Fountains of Paradise are the best, in my humble opinion!) and the Foundation series by Issac Asimov is another fantastic epic.

    Just finished Eon by Greg Bear, heavy shit! :-) The science is way out there but a good read!

  8. #8
    VIP Member CzarJunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Atlantis
    Posts
    13,598
    Thanks
    749
    Thanked:        2,864
    Karma Level
    2126

    Default

    Pretty much like bitchMonkey I went years without reading then about 8 years ago I picked up a book and have never looked back. I love travel books for some reason, not the Berlitz guide to fukin Glasgow type travel books but books that are factual but have been wriiten in story form about various places, at the moment I am reading 'Down Under' by probably my favorite author, Bill Bryson.

    I also love Biographies and Autobiographies, especially by famous soldiers or footballers.

  9. #9
    DF VIP Member gunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,928
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked:        16
    Karma Level
    1047

    Default

    I also only discovered books last year before a mammoth flight abroad. A personal favorite has been the Dreamcatcher by Stephen King.
    Liverpool FC - Pride of Merseyside
    Attention - Use Ebay? - Support DF and use this link when buying/selling/signing up:
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

  10. #10
    DF Jedi wizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    daan saaf
    Posts
    2,588
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked:        1
    Karma Level
    315

    Default

    yep im the same. I never really read a book until I was 19. I suffer from a form of Dyslexia which causes me to loose concentration and used to find myself re-reading the first chapter over and over until I just got bored and chucked it in.

    Now I have learned to focus more and find times to read where i'm not going to get distracted. Like on the train or on holiday. I have read shit loads since I was 19. I read all the John Grisham's and Most of James Patterson. Loads of Biographies from Richard Branson to Mike Reid (Frank Butcher). I Recently read 'Kitchen Confidential - Antony Bourdain' Which is a good read.

    Book Review Section would be great

  11. #11
    VIP Member Elwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    1,544
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by BitchMonkey
    I also like Mario Puzos books and have read nearly all the books he has written. I would recommend 'The Godfather'. Very good book if you have seen the film or not! But I actually thought 'The Last Don' was better than 'The Godfather'.

    I just finished The Sicilian, I'll definetely be going to read the others by him.

    Originally posted by Broona
    I'm re-reading some classics at the moment, namely George Orwell's Animal Farm
    I havent read this book, I've seen the video though
    :shock:

    cheers
    lee

  12. #12
    DF Jedi wizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    daan saaf
    Posts
    2,588
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked:        1
    Karma Level
    315

    Default

    lol Lee are you talking about the highly pornographic video? is so then i thnk there are some wires crossed

  13. #13
    DF PiMP Chip2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Peterborough
    Posts
    495
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    209

    Default

    I've been a big Terry Pratchett fan for years, other good stuff IMHO is: Anything by Ivine Welsh, Bravo 2 Zero & Mr Nice

  14. #14
    DF Jedi BM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    2,826
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked:        39
    Karma Level
    403

    Default

    I just finished The Sicilian, I'll definetely be going to read the others by him.
    Go for The Last Don, its Puzos best IMO.

    Anything by Ivine Welsh,
    He wrote Trainspotting didnt he? Have you read it and is it much different from the film?

    Cheers
    BM

  15. #15
    DF Rookie vegas's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    I tried to read Trainspotting BitchMonkey but found it real hard work as it's written phoeneticaly(?) or in Glaswegian.

    Personally I have periods where I read loads and others where i don't. Currently I'm 'on' (so to speak ) and have been reading a couple of Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus books after I borrowed one off my dad.

    Also read Nick Hornby's About a Boy which was good (although the film was better) and am part way thru a book about the NSA and GCHQ.

    Got about 6 books to get thru over me hols in 2 weeks as well

  16. #16
    DF PlaYa GETanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Now now now.
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    213

    Default

    Currently re-reading the Tom Clancy series. A fine writer with great gripping spy story-lines.

    DO NOT be put off reading the books by the films made. So many changes to them, only Red October makes a reasonable stab at the book.

    The current film, Sum of all Fears, total PC crap.

    G

  17. #17
    DF Jedi fe_man2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    St Albans
    Posts
    2,511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        1
    Karma Level
    318

    Default

    If you want to read some more contemporary SCiFi I must recommend both

    Neal Stevenson - Snow crash

    or Michael Marshal smith - spares, one of us.

    Infact anything by either of these 2 is superb.

    Also for you more old skool fans - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournell- footfall, mote in god eye etc etc.

    Cheers
    Ironman

  18. #18
    DF God marcode's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Satriale's
    Posts
    11,870
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked:        40
    Karma Level
    1226

    Default

    Originally posted by LeeElwood


    I just finished The Sicilian, I'll definetely be going to read the others by him.

    cheers
    lee
    i dont get much time to read except when im on holiday, altho i do want to read a bit more cos when i read on holiday i get thru loads of books and cant put em down... but as soon as i get home i just cant be assed or cant find time....

    last thing i read was few weeks back Mario Puzo - Omerta, this was the first decent looking book that came to hand in Whsmith in the departure lounge at prestwick airport..i liked it was a good read

    ... like broona ive read 1984 by george orwell abot a year ago.. i didnt like it... was just so hard goin on the mind.. especially the second half of the book which is really just an extract of "goldstiens"(bloke from the story) book.. that was really bloody boring and i just ended up not finishing it... saw the film on channel 4 couple of weeks back.. it was on at like 4am the same night that big brother finished, and having read the book it made the film make a bit more sense cos unless u know the back ground it'd quite confusing to watch..

    ye book review section would be a good idea... another good section to add to df's already bulging selection of topics

  19. #19
    DF Wh0re sbaxter9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    england
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    a book review section would be good
    just read gangbuster by peter bleksley an undecover cop at scotland yard
    not a bad book
    cocky the rise and fall of curtis warren is good to
    for comedy tom sharpes made me laugh never thought i could sit there reading a book laughing my head off
    also trainspotting was a great read but you have to read the first chapter until you start getting into the glaswegian accent
    the punic wars was a good one as well about hannibal and his battles with rome 300 bc
    as i said read all kinds of books i dont stick to one subject but im always on the look out for reccomendations

  20. #20
    DF PiMP sonar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    DJ §onar Mixing Labs
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    I personally suggest Nick Hornby, he truely is the master of the male confessional (that sounds familiar, it might've been in the inside cover book review )
    Of course Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger is a must. Works by Dickens and Fitzgerald are always excelent, although I always have to trudge along through those two.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [NEW] Stephen King Books - 9 books for £7.00
    By Karoline in forum Cheapskates Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21st November 2010, 10:47 AM
  2. Bed and Books..........
    By CzarJunkie in forum Your Photos & Artwork
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 14th June 2008, 06:18 PM
  3. Some e-books
    By maverick_15 in forum Health & Fitness
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 26th April 2007, 08:59 PM
  4. e-books
    By Finger Print in forum PC Software
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd March 2007, 10:01 PM
  5. C++ Books
    By DelTrotter in forum Programming
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 13th October 2002, 09:16 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •