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12 Apr 2007, 11:08 am

I just finished Papillon and started The Count of Monte Cristo. I have read it before, but the prison theme stuck after Papillon.


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12 Apr 2007, 11:17 am

The Stranger by, Albert Camus


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12 Apr 2007, 11:30 am

millenium people, jg ballard. it's very good.


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12 Apr 2007, 11:41 am

The Gunslinger-Stephen King.


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12 Apr 2007, 12:08 pm

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams. :D


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12 Apr 2007, 12:48 pm

"Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino



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14 Apr 2007, 2:02 am

dgd1788 wrote:
The Stranger by, Albert Camus


I just finished reading The Plague. He's a great writer, but the translation I had used too many garden path type sentences.

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.


Is it as good as HHGG? I read The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul a few years ago and I thought it was a little too dependant on the whole "interlocking story" thing.

Right now I'm reading The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer.



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14 Apr 2007, 3:12 am

Outcast: The Un-Magician.



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14 Apr 2007, 3:13 am

How to sell your home without a real estate agent (yawn). Anybody want to buy a house in Hawaii?



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14 Apr 2007, 10:29 am

maldoror wrote:
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.

Is it as good as HHGG? I read The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul a few years ago and I thought it was a little too dependant on the whole "interlocking story" thing.

Nothing is as good as Hitchhikers. But Dirk is still good in is own right. If you didn't like Long Dark Teatime, you probably won't like the first book. It's all over the place, at least in the first few chapters I've gotten through.

What you should check out, however, is "Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic" by Terry Jones. DA didn't have the time to write it because he was working on the Starship Titanic video game, so he gave it to Terry Jones from Monty Python to write it. Terry said yes on the condition that he could write it naked. :lol: Great book in the spirit of HGG.


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14 Apr 2007, 11:13 am

I'm not reading it right this second, but "Animal Farm" by George Orwell.



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14 Apr 2007, 6:26 pm

this forum



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14 Apr 2007, 6:34 pm

dgd1788 wrote:
The Stranger by, Albert Camus


I had to read that in French for uni. I'm not sure if I actually did read most of it in French, but c'est la vie, hein?

At the moment I'm reading, or more accurately not reading, Dune Messiah. I loved Dune but I can't get into Dune Messiah at all. I got about two thirds of the way through and I haven't picked it up for weeks now.



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14 Apr 2007, 6:34 pm

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14 Apr 2007, 11:54 pm

Started re-reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (by Pirsig.)


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