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16-08-2011, 23:02   #61
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Only started it today, but its pretty good so far.
I read that just last week, compelling stuff!
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and yes I would recommend.
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Anything by Dan Simmons is good, I'v read most of his stuff ,loved Hyperion and The fall of Hyperion and am re-reading The rise of Endymion at the moment.
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My childhood reading was defined by Salems Lot, Christine. and Cujo. But the best of all was 'It'. A marathon at 1000 odd pages, but just the most brilliant and imaginative story I have ever read. Bar none. And I've reaf a lot! In fact, I think I am going to get onto Amazon and give it another go
Yep, IT is an amazing book! He is at his best when writing about day to day life from a children/teenagers perspective!

Think of the movie 'Stand by Me' which is an adaptation of his novella 'The Body'

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Just finished A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Immediately ordered the second book on Book Depository, it was a great read. Can't believe I didn't know about it until now.

Until that arrives, I am reading For the love of Physics by Walter Lewin. A great read for anyone interested in physics. I'd also recommend you check out his physics lectures on MIT Open course ware.

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and yes I would recommend.
Ah that's a great book. You reading the Omnibus one with Fall of Hyperion included? I've read the first half of the follow up Endymion, it's really good too, still haven't gotten around to Rise of Endymion yet, might have to re-read Endymion first since it's been so long.

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Just finished A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Immediately ordered the second book on Book Depository, it was a great read. Can't believe I didn't know about it until now.
I think that will be my next book, I think I'll hold off on the 2nd one until after season 2 of the show comes out, don't want know what happens before hand!!
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Anything by Dan Simmons is good, I'v read most of his stuff ,loved Hyperion and The fall of Hyperion and am re-reading The rise of Endymion at the moment.
Read Ilium and Olympos...great science fiction reads...mad stuff altogether.
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Likewise, I bought the first 4 books after watching Game Of Thrones. Can't wait to start A Storm Of Swords as the story is getting better & better
Just finished A Clash of Kings mere moments ago, absolutely loved it, epic does not begin to describe this series.

I think I'll wait a while before I start on A Storm of Swords though, don't want to get through them too quickly and be faced with a horribly long wait for the next one after I finish A Dance with Dragons!
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I'm reading the third installment of the Warrior of Rome series which im really enjoying.

The main character is an Angle and his two companions are a Hibernian and a Caledonian. (An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman)
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I'm currently reading Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong. It's the 9th book in her Otherworld series.

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