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Re: A good read...

Postby VLozano » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:19 am

Anything good and old? I'm becoming a fan of project gutenberg, and I need some Engris practice... maybe sci-fi will do the work, as the old Sherlock Holmes is in his last bow now...

Before answer "Rich", notice I wrote "GOOD and old", and not only "old"
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Re: A good read...

Postby blueteeth » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:38 pm

Gulliver's Travels -- Jonathan Swift in Project Gutenberg. Especially the other three voyages (apart from Lilliput) which people normally don't read.

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Re: A good read...

Postby VLozano » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:50 am

Did anyone read something by Cory Doctorow? He's a Project Gutenberg supporter, and although he's Canadian, some people say he writes fine books.
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Re: A good read...

Postby bgamble » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:46 am

The new Dan Brown book Inferno seems pretty good so far
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Re: A good read...

Postby VLozano » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:31 am

From that guy I've only read the DaVinci code, and after puking I decided to not read anything else from him...
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Re: A good read...

Postby Rich » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:21 am

Hey Doc - what did you think of Brainrush 3 ?
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Re: A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:21 am

Brainrush 3, I have not read it yet Rich, although will now add it to my reading list. Going away in three weeks so no doubt will get to read a few books then. I tend to mainly read sci-fi at the moment. Having said that, I've read 1/3 of 'Six years' by Harlan Coburn. That's seem okay, so far.

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Re: A good read...

Postby Snowy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:11 pm

bgamble wrote:The new Dan Brown book Inferno seems pretty good so far


yup, I love it. you get in the book from page 1.
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Re: A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:37 am

Has anyone read any good Sci-fi books recently. On vacation as of 31st July so might load the Kindle up with any recommended books.

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Re: A good read...

Postby Rich » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:08 am

DrSidewalk wrote:Has anyone read any good Sci-fi books recently. On vacation as of 31st July so might load the Kindle up with any recommended books.

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Beyond Measure - Jim Baggot 0-19-852927-9.

Depending on your view this is either science fiction or pure truth.....
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Re: A good read...

Postby VLozano » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:46 am

I've put some old sci-fi books with the Cory Doctorow's ones in my reader from feedbooks, and I'm enjoying them.

Marion Zimmen-Bradley (or whatever)'s "The colours of Space" finished. I loved it.

Old good sci-fi, where the future starship computers were still giving their outputs through perforated papers... gorgeus!
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Re: A good read...

Postby Craig » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:48 am

Vic: Saw you mention the Gutenberg project:

If you haven't read the Count of Monte Cristo I highly recommend it. Not only is it a classic and very good, it is a very long read. The only downside is that the Gutenberg version uses a lot of old english terms which some of them were confusing for me. Lots of "fortnights" and "toilet" for instance. (and toilet is not used in the manner it is used today, totally different meaning back then). Combine that with some of the French words that you'll find a smattering of and it does slow down your reading.

"The Man in the Iron Mask" is another good one from the Gutenberg project.

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Re: A good read...

Postby Craig » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:53 am

BTW: I thought the two follow-up Monte Cristo books in the Gutenberg project totally sucked.

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Re: A good read...

Postby VLozano » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:54 am

Craig wrote:Vic: Saw you mention the Gutenberg project:

If you haven't read the Count of Monte Cristo I highly recommend it. Not only is it a classic and very good, it is a very long read. The only downside is that the Gutenberg version uses a lot of old english terms which some of them were confusing for me. Lots of "fortnights" and "toilet" for instance. (and toilet is not used in the manner it is used today, totally different meaning back then). Combine that with some of the French words that you'll find a smattering of and it does slow down your reading.

"The Man in the Iron Mask" is another good one from the Gutenberg project.

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I've read it in Spanish few years ago. The versions of the feedbooks I've read of Sherlock Holmes novels had the same old words, and I loved them. In fact, I don't use "two weeks" when I can use "a fortnight"... it's archaic, but I'm too. I need to lose about 30pounds and start to practice swordfighting, shave a bit my beard and become a musketeer. Sadly, I doubt my managers will accept seeing me wearing a musketeer uniform at work :(
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Re: A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Tue May 20, 2014 5:54 am

Read all of Ryk Brown's books. Episode 11 is out in three days (23rd May, 2014).

The Frontier saga's are a very good read.

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