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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 30 March 2021, 20:16

I’m trying to power through Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, and so help me god I will finish it, but there is something about Asimov’s writing style that I really struggle to get into a good flow with. I know I like a book when I can start reading it, lose all track of time and not want to put it down. More than once with this first book have I looked to see how much further I’ve got to get through in a chapter.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Severelius » 30 March 2021, 21:36

Marmaduke wrote:I’m trying to power through Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, and so help me god I will finish it, but there is something about Asimov’s writing style that I really struggle to get into a good flow with. I know I like a book when I can start reading it, lose all track of time and not want to put it down. More than once with this first book have I looked to see how much further I’ve got to get through in a chapter.

I've been meaning to reread them ever since Apple announced they were doing an adaptation of it because they're some of my favourite science fiction books ever.

For what it's worth his Robot series is also brilliant, and I think a bit easier-going to get through. Provided you like detective stories, that is. I wish they'd adapt them, too.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 4 April 2021, 18:36

For the past couple days I’ve been reading Bernard Le Bovier de Fontanelle’s Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds. It’s an interesting work of natural philosophy, but rather dated seeing as it deals in heliocentrism.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Severelius » 12 May 2021, 17:56

Recent elections have thrust me back into being a politically obsessive moron so I'm reading The Great Rivalry: Gladstone vs Disraeli because clearly when you want to know more of politics, it's sensible to read a biography of two Victorian-era politicians rather than anyone modern or relevant to current events.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby SpookySpector » 4 June 2021, 20:47

Necroscope by Brian Lumley. And necroscope II.. And III..... and IV.. and V... wait together it’s longer than Lotr.. I’m beginning to regret this
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Unread postby savariarealestate » 5 June 2021, 07:35

thanks you
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 5 June 2021, 08:33

Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Severelius » 5 June 2021, 10:37

My current list:

1. The Flash Silver Age Omnbius Volume 3, because superhero comics are awesome.
2. The Histories by Herodotus, because I'm determined to find it interesting and actually finish it despite the ungodly impenetrable writing style of this man.
3. House of Hades by Rick Riordan, because I'm apparently a child.
4. Parliament, the Biography Volume 1: Ancestral Voices by Chris Bryant, because I'm a nerd.

... yeah it's no wonder I rarely ever actually finish a book is it?
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