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2005-02-07 14:13:28
Recent reading
zaphod
Just finished reading Michael Chrichton's "Prey".  Not bad.  Typical Crichton though.  Slow to start, but the pace picks up around the middle of the book and you can't put it down for the last 50 pages.

Well worth the read.

While I'm on the subject of a good read, I've been going over my really dodgy collection of reading material and I've come across a few gems that others may want to track down.

Harry Harrison - Stainles Steel Rat.  Find it, buy it, read it, kill any and all who get on your way.

E.E. "Doc" Smith - buy them, read them, palm it off on some poor, unsuspecting schmuck. It's trashy, pulp, space-opera stuff but good for taking the brain off the hook.  A bit like watching American Comedy (there's an oxymoron if I ever heard one). 

Tom Clancy - Only read his stuff if you are a hardcore fruitloop and don't have anything better to do for a month.

Isaac Asimov - Depends on your tastes.  I didn't like foundation, but rather enjoyed the "Tales of the Black Widowers".  Only suggestion is get some and try reading it.

Anyhow, enough crud. Back to the howling pack....

Mood - slightly out-of-it
Music - ZZ-top - Afterburner
Edited - Never
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Hardcore fruitloop Hey I like Tom Clancy's stuff on the whole. If you wnat a real cerebral read try "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick. Yes it is classified as a scif-fi book, but the premise is what would the world be like if the Axis had won WW2. It is set in the US during the 1950s.
Posted by:New_Roosterman

New_Roosterman  

date: 07/02/2005 19:19 GMT
Actually, I was defining myself, I have a complete collection of his Jack Ryan stuff, and don't mind it at all.  I wasn't really all that keen on his net-force series though.

I haven't gotten around to reading any of Philip K Dick's work, but I'll keep an eye out for it next time I'm going through second-hand bookshops.
Posted by:zaphod

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date: 10/02/2005 19:45 GMT
At least you've stopped complaining about the heat. It has been snowing over Edgbaston Reservoir today. Wanna swap?
Posted by:Edna

Edna  

date: 14/02/2005 05:29 GMT
Zaphod, you can get "The Man in the High Castle" at any store as even though it was written in the 50s it is still reprinted regularly.

In terms of Netforce, I agree with you there 100%.
Posted by:New_Roosterman

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date: 16/02/2005 18:42 GMT
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