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What Book Are You Reading Now? Mk II

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    The King's Speech - Mark logue
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    Clash of Kings - George R.R Martin
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    The Boy Who Kicked Pigs.
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    Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
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    (Original post by laut_biru)
    Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
    How are you finding it so far? I bought this a few weeks ago after reading good reviews, and my friend saw it on my bookshelf and said it was the biggest load of rubbish he had ever read. He generally has quite good taste in books, but I had previously heard it was supposed to be pretty good so was a bit disappointed to hear that. I'm planning to give it a go when I eventually finish War and Peace (which is still a way off!). I hope you enjoy it!
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    (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
    How are you finding it so far? I bought this a few weeks ago after reading good reviews, and my friend saw it on my bookshelf and said it was the biggest load of rubbish he had ever read. He generally has quite good taste in books, but I had previously heard it was supposed to be pretty good so was a bit disappointed to hear that. I'm planning to give it a go when I eventually finish War and Peace (which is still a way off!). I hope you enjoy it!
    I'm only like 30 pages in right now, so it's hard to say. It does seem to be one of those books where the author was being 'clever', rather than just telling a good story.. but, so far that doesn't seem to be at the expense of writing something enjoyable.

    I have been told that people often seem to either love it or hate it though.
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    (Original post by laut_biru)
    I'm only like 30 pages in right now, so it's hard to say. It does seem to be one of those books where the author was being 'clever', rather than just telling a good story.. but, so far that doesn't seem to be at the expense of writing something enjoyable.

    I have been told that people often seem to either love it or hate it though.
    I read that over Christmas after picking it up during the summer and getting bored! It was the wierdest experience cos I'd just been to New Zealand to learn all about my Maori heritage and my tribe Te Ata Awa and it was mentioned in the first chapter!

    Keep with it, its a pretty interesting book but perhaps not as good as everyone lets on...
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    (Original post by fatal)
    I read that over Christmas after picking it up during the summer and getting bored! It was the weirdest experience cos I'd just been to New Zealand to learn all about my Maori heritage and my tribe Te Ata Awa and it was mentioned in the first chapter!

    Keep with it, its a pretty interesting book but perhaps not as good as everyone lets on...
    Have you read The Colour by Rose Tremain? It's set entirely in NZ, and features a few Maori characters.
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    The Red Queen - Phillipa Gregory
    Mercy - Jussi Adler-Olsen
    To the Moon and Back - Jill Mansen.

    I can never read one book at a time. xD
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    (Original post by laut_biru)
    Have you read The Colour by Rose Tremain? It's set entirely in NZ, and features a few Maori characters.
    No actually I haven't, I'll look it out
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    Just. Left. School. Don't. Read. Now.

    JK.. 'The Wasp Factory' by Iain Banks..
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    (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
    How are you finding it so far? I bought this a few weeks ago after reading good reviews, and my friend saw it on my bookshelf and said it was the biggest load of rubbish he had ever read. He generally has quite good taste in books, but I had previously heard it was supposed to be pretty good so was a bit disappointed to hear that. I'm planning to give it a go when I eventually finish War and Peace (which is still a way off!). I hope you enjoy it!
    I LOVED it. I thought it was the best book I'd read the whole year, if not the best book in longer. In fact I am now reading Ghostwritten because I found Cloud Atlas so good.
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    War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy.

    It's going to take ****ing ages. And the names and places to remember in relatively short periods of time! Frustrating but nonetheless it is a lovely novel so far.
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    (Original post by Stricof)
    War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy.

    It's going to take ****ing ages. And the names and places to remember in relatively short periods of time! Frustrating but nonetheless it is a lovely novel so far.
    Just ordered War and Peace Looking forward to reading it.
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    I plan to one day read War and Peace but i do often find the size of it rather intimidating
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    "A Song of Ice and Fire: Complete Edition" by George R. R. Martin

    It's not really "complete" but an eBook of the first 4 in the series (book 5 isn't out yet).

    Just finished "Game of Thrones" which was amazing, but I'm no where near finishing the whole thing.

    I love it, 4 long books in one which should keep me occupied for a while, then the last book to look forward to next month. The formatting etc was just plain awful though, a really lazy effort from Harper Collins :\

    I might still buy the actual books to keep on my shelf.
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    Currently reading Wuthering Heights York Notes.

    So very dull, so very helpful.
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    The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway

    It's an interesting read
    I've got War and Peace and Water for Elephants to tackle this summer! I miss reading for pleasure during term time
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Now that the last thread has been filled, it's time for a new one! Previous thread can be found here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=100193

    I am currently reading Scorsese by Ebert. Pretty damn good read.
    face-book, by Mark Zuckerberg.
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    (Original post by Stricof)
    War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy.

    It's going to take ****ing ages. And the names and places to remember in relatively short periods of time! Frustrating but nonetheless it is a lovely novel so far.
    It took me about a year to read it, on and off. After a while, it wasn't like reading a book. It was like going to Russia and and living in those houses. It was because the book was so long, and because it had been on my table for so long that it became almost real. That's one of the book's strengths.

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