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What Have You Been Reading Lately

Keith

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I am currently reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex).
It is a very slick, enjoyable novel, with some very well written characters and plenty of entertainment. So far very good.
 

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I've recently started reading heavily again. I have whisked through The Beach, by Alex Garland (which inspired the DiCaprio movie), The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum, and am now reading Percy Jackson And The Battle Of The Labyrinth (don't make fun, it cost me 10p!), Next up is probably Game Of Thrones - A Song Of Fire And Ice Book One.

And yes, I do read "real" books as well, I've got a bunch of classics To Be Read :p
 

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Hope the novel to the Beach is better than the film lol.
 

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I liked them both actually. I'm a fan of Danny Boyle. They're pretty similar overall.
 

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I liked them both actually. I'm a fan of Danny Boyle. They're pretty similar overall.
I am a Boyle fan too, but for me The Beach is his weakest film.
 

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In the meantime, I have just finished Percy Jackson and the Battle Of The Labyrinth. I had heard things about it, but it is too kiddy and Harry-Potter-ripoff-esque for me.

I have just started Game Of Thrones, A Song Of Ice And Fire Book One, and so far it's awesome! I've never seen the TV show so don't nobody spoil it for me! :p
 

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I'm just reading Shakespeare's Sonnets and Hamlet. I love middle english.
 

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As well as TMP I am also currently reading A 1984 Year in Review film Guide which is amusing, with some nice photos.
 

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I am reading a post apocalyptic zombie book called The Dead by Charlie Higson. Pretty good.
 

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China Inc

It is a book from a few years back by Ted Fishman discussing China's rise as the next superpower. It is a very detailed overview of China's growth and he broke it down well. Definitely can't say that he didn't go into enough detail or didn't use enough statistics. Sometimes it is to his detriment that he goes into too much detail and the flow from chapter to chapter isn't too good, yes it is a non-fiction book but still I have read other economics based books with better structure. It is interesting reading this a few years later because we see that China's growth is still very strong five or so years after the book was released. Some of his predictions have come true about just how big this economy will become. Overall a good book to read if you want to get the facts on what is fueling China's growth and how it impacts on the rest of the world specifically the US.
 

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Well, just finished reading Death Note: Another Note - Los Angeles BB Murder Cases.

A book narrated by Mello. For those who don't know, it focuses on the cooperation between L and Naomi Misora (the fiancée of Raye Penber) - L chooses her as his pawn basically, because he investigates through her. It's basically the story about how L gained the nickname Ryuzaki and about a war between another Wammy's orphan B (Beyond Birthday) and L. It's about B trying to make a case L cannot solve. All of it becomes interesting when a weird and I mean a WEIRD detective just pops up at the crime scene just when Misora is investigating, and the detective's name is Rue Ryuzaki. Not telling you more, because I'd spoil the book, but I can tell you it's awesome. An average reader will find it really good, however a Death Note fan like me will find it FUCKING AMAZING.
 

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Game of Thrones - A Song Of Fire And Ice Book One.

One word: AWESOME.
 

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