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    Iain Banks bites the dust, sad times. One of my favourite authors. RIP.

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    Good author. RIP.

    Was always looking forward to the next culture book.
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    Indeed RIP

    I just finished the Master of Rome series by Colleen McCullough.

    Gret stuff for an Australian, I recommend them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Gret stuff for an Australian, I recommend them.
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    Almost finished with the book called Divergent.

    It is pretty fast paced but I thought it very much resembled the Hunger Games trilogy. Was still thoroughly enjoyable though (even though cheesy at times)

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    Currently reading America's Forgotten History Part 1 by Mark David Ledbetter. It is quite an enjoyable read for a history book. I am not sure how it compares with mainstream history books of the US since the author states that he gives a different perspective from the standard textbooks. It is an engaging read and while I am still about a quarter way through the first in a 4 part book series, I would recommend it to anyone (laymen like me especially) to take a look at it if they want to see how America's politics has evolved over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Almost finished with the book called Divergent.

    It is pretty fast paced but I thought it very much resembled the Hunger Games trilogy. Was still thoroughly enjoyable though (even though cheesy at times)
    Yeah, read it. It was nice in that there was no contrived love triangle for once, which tends to randomly have become a staple of YA dystopian fiction.

    The second book of the trilogy is worth checking out as well; they're by no means great reads but aren't bad to read in a few spare hours.

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    yeah, the good thing is that they are fast paces so you can end them in a few hours. Will check out its 2nd part

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Almost finished with the book called Divergent.

    It is pretty fast paced but I thought it very much resembled the Hunger Games trilogy. Was still thoroughly enjoyable though (even though cheesy at times)
    Almost a direct copy I thought, but still, was okay. I like The Hunger Games though, I think there's a dark sarcasm about Katniss' character which people seem to miss, and what lifts it above other YA stuff.

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    Even the protagonist in Divergent (Tris) is kind of similar in character to Katniss. Obviously Katniss seemed much more classy

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    Finally finished Great Gatsby, must have been on my shelf for 5+ years. Need to pick up and start one of the others I've started. It's between Second Wind by Bill Russel, Zealot, and Love in the Time of Cholera. Think I might finish Zealot first, seems pertinent right now.
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    What did you think of Gatsby?
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    Slow, dry and tedious imo. Not half as thought provoking as it likes to think it is.

    Not unlike yourself itbt.

    In a similar vein, I just can't finish the Magic Mountain. Not bad, as such, but just so long-winded. Endless dialogue and a glut of flowery language (strange that I of all people should complain about this) just makes for a truly laborious read. Have started with 1Q84 by Murakami instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Finally finished Great Gatsby, must have been on my shelf for 5+ years. Need to pick up and start one of the others I've started. It's between Second Wind by Bill Russel, Zealot, and Love in the Time of Cholera. Think I might finish Zealot first, seems pertinent right now.
    Love in the Time of Cholera, just SO good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Have started with 1Q84 by Murakami instead.
    Would be interested in knowing how you find it.

    I've been waiting for it to come down in price for Kindle.

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    Love in the Time of Cholera, just SO good.
    Reminds me I have One Hundred Years of Solitude sitting on my shelf. I got through half of it, then stopped reading. Of course I'm going to have to start it all over again, otherwise my brain might turn to custard.
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