What's everyone reading?

What's everyone reading?

Postby jason » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:40 pm

I'm currently reading Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds. Spaceships and stuff.

Then I'm going to read "the Handsworth times"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handsworth-Times-Sharon-Duggal/dp/1910422193

I lived in Handsworth Wood until I was about 11.

Any recommendations? Spaceships/zombies etc.
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby russelldempsey » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:47 pm

jason wrote:I'm currently reading Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds. Spaceships and stuff.

Then I'm going to read "the Handsworth times"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handsworth-Times-Sharon-Duggal/dp/1910422193

I lived in Handsworth Wood until I was about 11.

Any recommendations? Spaceships/zombies etc.


Please please please read 'Excession' by Iain M Banks
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby Mad Bastard » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:32 am

I've just started The Hanging Tree (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanging-Tree-R ... 863&sr=8-1), the latest in Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series, loved the previous entries and enjoying this one too.
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby Phil » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:14 am

Still plowing gamely through the Dune series, including the prequels co-written by Frank Herberts son, and I'm up to Heretics Of Dune. Marvellous stuff.
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby jason » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:29 am

Mad Bastard wrote:I've just started The Hanging Tree (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanging-Tree-R ... 863&sr=8-1), the latest in Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series, loved the previous entries and enjoying this one too.



Yes I loved these. Have you read the severed streets or london falling. similar as in "the magic police"
http://www.paulcornell.com/books/novels ... d-streets/

Neil Gaiman is in one of them as a Neil Gaiman
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby jason » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:31 am

russelldempsey wrote:
jason wrote:I'm currently reading Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds. Spaceships and stuff.

Then I'm going to read "the Handsworth times"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handsworth-Times-Sharon-Duggal/dp/1910422193

I lived in Handsworth Wood until I was about 11.

Any recommendations? Spaceships/zombies etc.


Please please please read 'Excession' by Iain M Banks
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It's on my list now. I've read a lot of Iain and Iain M and so I may have read it but will check.... Is this all the sublime stuff? Civilisation subliming??
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby Mad Bastard » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:50 pm

jason wrote:
Mad Bastard wrote:I've just started The Hanging Tree (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanging-Tree-R ... 863&sr=8-1), the latest in Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series, loved the previous entries and enjoying this one too.



Yes I loved these. Have you read the severed streets or london falling. similar as in "the magic police"
http://www.paulcornell.com/books/novels ... d-streets/

Neil Gaiman is in one of them as a Neil Gaiman


Nope, not heard of that, sounds interesting!
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby russelldempsey » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:49 am

jason wrote:
russelldempsey wrote:
jason wrote:I'm currently reading Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds. Spaceships and stuff.

Then I'm going to read "the Handsworth times"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handsworth-Times-Sharon-Duggal/dp/1910422193

I lived in Handsworth Wood until I was about 11.

Any recommendations? Spaceships/zombies etc.


Please please please read 'Excession' by Iain M Banks
;)


It's on my list now. I've read a lot of Iain and Iain M and so I may have read it but will check.... Is this all the sublime stuff? Civilisation subliming??


Nah - Excession is more spaceshippy :twisted:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Excession-Iain-M-Banks/dp/185723457X
The Hydrogen Sonato is all about sublimation. An excellent read, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you were heavily into his work.
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby Phil » Fri May 12, 2017 8:13 am

Took a break from Arrakis to take on Peter Hooks latest. I've read all three of Hookys books and this was the one I was most looking forward to having lived through these songs and albums whereas I was too young for Joy Division and I never went to the Hacienda. How disappointing the experience turned out to be. Sadly, Hookys anger at his former band-mates infects pretty much every page in a way only hinted at in the earlier books and I found it quite tiresome after a while. I felt like saying to the book "OK, I get it!".

Some good photos in it though.
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Re: What's everyone reading?

Postby russelldempsey » Sun May 14, 2017 3:25 pm

Phil wrote:Took a break from Arrakis to take on Peter Hooks latest. I've read all three of Hookys books and this was the one I was most looking forward to having lived through these songs and albums whereas I was too young for Joy Division and I never went to the Hacienda. How disappointing the experience turned out to be. Sadly, Hookys anger at his former band-mates infects pretty much every page in a way only hinted at in the earlier books and I found it quite tiresome after a while. I felt like saying to the book "OK, I get it!".

Some good photos in it though.


Having read his perspective, what's your take on it? Six of one, half dozen of the other? Or is he right to be aggrieved?
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