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karellen
February 23rd, 2007, 07:37 AM
it's simple: what is the last book you just finished reading? and I'm refering to a real/classic book, on paper with covers, not docs on the pc. mine's is solaris by stanislaw lem

Titus A Duxass
February 23rd, 2007, 07:38 AM
The Swarm.

mcduck
February 23rd, 2007, 07:59 AM
Anansi Brothers by Neil Gaiman (well, I've been reading some Actionscript & UML too, but let's just forget about that, shall we?).

Btw, Solaris is a great book, I've always liked Stanislaw Lem. Have you read Cyberia? It must be one of the craziest sci-fi books ever written :D

steven8
February 23rd, 2007, 08:05 AM
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

karellen
February 23rd, 2007, 08:05 AM
:) no, but I'll try find it. sf is one of my favourite genres - asimov, clarke, heinlein, bradbury...and the other great guys

steven8
February 23rd, 2007, 08:07 AM
:) no, but I'll try find it. sf is one of my favourite genres - asimov, clarke, heinlein, bradbury...and the other great guys

Asimov is the king, in my opinion!

karellen
February 23rd, 2007, 08:25 AM
yeap, I agree :)
for anyone who want to get a glimpse of his masterpieces...
http://infohost.nmt.edu/~mlindsey/asimov/question.htm

kinson
February 23rd, 2007, 09:11 AM
Robert Kiyosaki - Rich Dad Poor Dad (http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Money-That-Middle/dp/0446677450)

:)

TheMono
February 23rd, 2007, 09:24 AM
Kiyosaki annoys me... He's mostly right, but he just comes off smug.

I'm on a Mario Puzo bender at the moment. Just finished Omerta, currently reading The Sicilian.

weatherman
February 23rd, 2007, 09:26 AM
Haruki Murakami - Dance, Dance, Dance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance,_Dance,_Dance

kinson
February 23rd, 2007, 09:29 AM
Kiyosaki annoys me... He's mostly right, but he just comes off smug.

I'm on a Mario Puzo bender at the moment. Just finished Omerta, currently reading The Sicilian.

He sounds quite confident of himself in the book, which I'm guessing why you say he sounds smug. But the book helped me lots, cause before reading it, I was really under the mindset of "work hard, save some money", which in hindsight(20/20 ;) ) was really naive.

I bought his "Retire young, retire rich" book(As well as SAMS Ubuntu Unleased :p ), gonna start sometime soon I hope :)

Cheers,
Kinson

karellen
February 23rd, 2007, 09:32 AM
I've read Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami :), I liked it

weatherman
February 23rd, 2007, 09:34 AM
I've read Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami :), I liked it
I liked Dance Dance Dance very much as well, it was the first book I read by him, I'm looking forward to read some other ones. I've been told Kafka on the shore is really good.

yabbadabbadont
February 23rd, 2007, 09:35 AM
Technically not a book but, "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Rui Pais
February 23rd, 2007, 09:41 AM
bah I love when a book catch my attention in a way that i need to read it till the end and don't think about anything else.... regrettably in most of the cases i just got bored and start reading another, keep 2 or 3 at the same time... :)

My last ones:
A good man is hard to find, F. O'Connor (medium, last story very good)
In cold blood, T.Capote (medium, i wonder why is considered a masterpiece?)
A queda de um anjo, C.C.Branco (a surprise, didn't expect i would appreciate so much a writer from Romanticism)

niko7865
February 23rd, 2007, 09:50 AM
The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

zugu
February 23rd, 2007, 10:57 AM
Ubik - Philip K. ****

dorcssa
February 23rd, 2007, 11:01 AM
I'm just finishing the Dune trilogy. :)

By the way I like Asimov too! :D There's a five volume series(very big volumes) and it's title is Asimov robot, empire and foundation universe, and I have all of it. :D

steven8
February 23rd, 2007, 11:04 AM
I'm just finishing the Dune trilogy. :)

By the way I like Asimov too! :D There's a five volume series(very big volumes) and it's title is Asimov robot, empire and foundation universe, and I have all of it. :D

The Foundation Books. They changed my life forever! I just loved 'em.

karellen
February 23rd, 2007, 11:48 AM
The Foundation is a landmark in sci-fi and not only. I read all of them twice, second time only in digital form...:(...that was really a pain, but it was too tempting :d

zgornel
February 23rd, 2007, 11:52 AM
Hermann Hesse - Steppenwolf - a truly puzzling extraordinary book

RomeReactor
February 23rd, 2007, 12:06 PM
Hermann Hesse - Steppenwolf - a truly puzzling extraordinary book

Steppenwolf is one of the deepest books i've read!

As for myself, just finished "America: The Book" by the writers of The Daily Show, and am in the middle of Orwell's "1984".

karellen
February 23rd, 2007, 12:08 PM
I've read Steppenwolf last summer....interesting experience, deep book :)

graabein
February 23rd, 2007, 12:44 PM
Fatal eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bulgakov).

I gave Faulkner a shot but realised I wasn't up for stream-of-consciousness literature at the moment... So I switched to Thomas Mann and now that I'm visiting Reykjavik, Iceland, I'm reading the Nobel's literature winner Halldor Laxness.

dorcssa
February 23rd, 2007, 01:57 PM
and am in the middle of Orwell's "1984".

That was a compulsory reading at high school, it was intersitng, but a little frightening.

rolando2424
February 23rd, 2007, 09:55 PM
Os Maias, it's a big Portuguese book, that I was forced to read because of school... (search Wikipedia if you want to know more about it :D)

tigerpants
February 23rd, 2007, 10:35 PM
Fatal eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bulgakov).


Nice. Have you read Master and Margarite by Bulgakov? fabulous book.

Just re-read Oman Ra by Viktor Pelevin.

PartisanEntity
February 24th, 2007, 12:16 AM
The last book I read was The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk. I was very impressed with it, I have always admired his journalistic work due to his honesty and humanity. Now I am reading Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon, again by the same author.

fenian
February 24th, 2007, 02:19 AM
The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

C-A
February 24th, 2007, 04:12 AM
Gulliver's Travels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulliver's_Travels) by Jonathan Swift.

linux_kid
February 24th, 2007, 04:18 AM
artimis fowl, the opal deception

Trebuchet
February 24th, 2007, 04:35 AM
The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine

I'm currently reading All On Fire, a biography of William Lloyd Garrison and the fight to abolish slavery.

slugkilla
February 24th, 2007, 05:12 AM
Dune by Frank Herbert. Possibly the best book I've ever read.

yabbadabbadont
February 24th, 2007, 05:17 AM
Dune by Frank Herbert. Possibly the best book I've ever read.

If you enjoyed Dune, you should read his "Whipping Star" and "Dosadi Experiment" books sometime.

MattSMiddleton
February 24th, 2007, 05:20 AM
God's Debris by Scott Adams

EdThaSlayer
February 24th, 2007, 10:34 AM
"The Road Ahead" by Bill Gates. :)

steven8
February 24th, 2007, 10:35 AM
"The Road Ahead" by Bill Gates. :)

I can't wait for the sequel, "The Bodies Left Behind." :)

karellen
February 24th, 2007, 10:43 AM
I can't wait for the sequel, "The Bodies Left Behind." :)
nice one ;)

steven8
February 24th, 2007, 10:49 AM
nice one ;)

What can I say. Bill Gates is my muse. :lolflag:

Artificial Intelligence
February 24th, 2007, 01:34 PM
The 4 last book I read this month:

Arthur et les minimoys by Luc Besson
Arthur et la cité interdite by Luc Besson
Slawter (The director's cut is fatal) by Darren Shan
Bec (screams in the dark) by Darren Shan


I have a weakness for horror and fantasy genre :KS

graabein
February 24th, 2007, 02:32 PM
Nice. Have you read Master and Margarite by Bulgakov? fabulous book.

Just re-read Oman Ra by Viktor Pelevin.

Yep, that and another one by Bulgakov. I like him. Never heard of Viktor Pelevin. Guess I'll look him up.