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    #26
    Gentlemen & Players, by Joanne Harris. I've been had, I should have seen the 'surprise' ending miles off.

    Ursula LeGuin's Gifts was interesting - one of those un-exaggerated fantasies set in the Highlands (as in, Scottish or Irish hill country) where everyone's abilities are so ordinary the whole thing could almost be dismissed as peasant superstition. Almost... a disquieting book to read.

    Now off to investigate the 1001 Arabian Nights stories, research for costumes.

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    #27
    Gates of Fire
    by Steven Pressfield
    Those Spartans were l33t.

    Also reading Angels and Demons, meh.

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    #28
    Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind

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    #29
    Just finished Ice Station, by Matthew Reilly. A bloody good Grishamesque rampage of high-tech weaponry and small unit actions.

    Written when he was like 23, which is a little depressing.

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    #30
    Halfway through 'Tigers in the Mud' by Otto Carius.

    It's a book detailing the combat career of a Tiger tank commander, Otto Carius. It's great to get a perspective of the how the "bad guys" saw and experienced things during the war. Really dispels a lot of myths you see associated with the German soldiers of WWII.

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    #31
    GaR wrote:
    Just finished Ice Station, by Matthew Reilly. A bloody good Grishamesque rampage of high-tech weaponry and small unit actions.
    I normally don't like fiction books, but I enjoyed that one. I reckon it'd make a good movie.

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    #32
    Straw Dogs by John Gray, and for the 3rd time. It's a pretty damning critique of humanism and a lot of humanity's generally accepted values.

    The other one I re-read recently was Sophie's World - only my 2nd read of that one. It's a pretty popular book, but for those who don't know it's a really easy to read introduction to the history of philosophy, presented as a fictional story about a young girl.

    Yes, I need some more books to read but in both cases I felt I'd missed a lot of detail in my previous readings.

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    #33
    Kernel_Corn wrote:
    I normally don't like fiction books, but I enjoyed that one. I reckon it'd make a good movie.
    heh, true that. Fricken non-stop action for 600 pages.

    Now reading At the Stroke of Madness, by Alex Kava. Quite entertaining.

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    #34
    cymbeline - shakespeare for uni. its really good. im reading rainbow six - tom clancy for pleasure
    Vegrandis
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    #35
    Vegrandis wrote:
    cymbeline - shakespeare for uni. its really good. im reading rainbow six - tom clancy for pleasure
    I just finished performing "Benedick" from "much ado about nothing" I love performing Shakespeare I hate reading it.

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    #36
    JS wrote:
    I just finished performing "Benedick" from "much ado about nothing" I love performing Shakespeare I hate reading it.
    ohh ur an actor?? did u study or do u just do it for fun? im studying directing at the mo
    Vegrandis
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    #37
    NAM.

    about the vietnam war. Real eye opener, told from a grunts view.

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    #38
    re-reading Matthew Reilly's 'Contest' and Terry Pratchett's 'Thief of Time' & "The Truth' - still good

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    #39
    just finished Terry Pratchetts 'Thud' and desperatly need something else to read.

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    #40
    Read "The Dreadful Judgement" by Neil Hanson.

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    #41
    Vegrandis wrote:
    ohh ur an actor?? did u study or do u just do it for fun? im studying directing at the mo
    I do a lot of am-dram and the occasional bit of pro work. I didn't study it but I sure do like performing
    Where you studying directing? Not South Seas?

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    #42
    Clarkson: Born to Rile.

    I needed something while I try and fine the next Dune novel.
    Jeeves
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    #43
    JS wrote:
    I do a lot of am-dram and the occasional bit of pro work. I didn't study it but I sure do like performing
    Where you studying directing? Not South Seas?
    no im studying at unitec in mt albert. my ex and a whole bunch of guys i know do a lot of pro acting at the SiLo theather in town and as well at the Civic. its handy to know actors etc so i can shove them in my short films lawl
    Vegrandis
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    #44
    Vegrandis wrote:
    no im studying at unitec in mt albert. my ex and a whole bunch of guys i know do a lot of pro acting at the SiLo theather in town and as well at the Civic. its handy to know actors etc so i can shove them in my short films lawl
    Ahh another prestigious member of the Unitec film school mafia
    There are times when I am sure the entire industry is either gay or part of the Unitec Film School mafia
    PM if you want my CV.

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    #45
    Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

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    #46
    Araby - James Joyce

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    #47
    Satanic verses - Salman Rushdi
    He's rough, he's tough, and bad guys yell "enough"

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    #48
    Faith of the Fallen - Terry Goodkind

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    #49
    The Chalice, by Phil Rickman.

    Very well written. About a third of the way through, and it's rockin ma socks.

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    #50
    Just finished The Chalice. It's quite an awesome story

    About to start on Balefire, by Kenneth Goddard. Apparently, it's edge-of-the-seat compelling.

    ::edit::

    This thread is now stickied. For great justice.