What are you all reading at moment?
Into Thin Air is a great book. Read Anatoli Boukreev’s account of the events in The Climb as well as if you ignore the criticisms of people it adds a new dimension of the events.
I’m currently reading (deep breath):
Magnus – Sylvie Germain (post-WW2 book about someone coming to terms with the part his father played in the holocaust)
Countryman’s Cooking – W.M.W. Fowler (awesome 60s, manly cookbook)
The Last Nazis – Perry Biddiscombe (about the German guerilla warfare at the end of WW2 and beyond)
Gomorrah – Roberto Saviano (fairly well publicised book about the Naples “mafia”)
I tend to flit between books a lot.Posted 9 years agomatthewjbSubscriber
Do you have to start at the beginning of the Baroque Cycle or can you jump in straight into Cryptonomicon?
Well he wrote Crytptonomicon first and it does stand alone. But it gives away a lot of the twists in the Baroque Cycle.
So I’d start with Quicksilver. If you hate it you can still read Cryptonomicon.Posted 9 years agoBustaspokeSubscriber
Currently reading BREATH by Tim Winton,like it so far.I think The Weeping Women Hotel by Alexi Sayle is one of the most enjoyable works of fiction I’ve recently read.I also enjoyed reading Popski’s Private Army by Vladimir Poliakoff,based on his WW2 exploits in the Western Desert.Posted 9 years agosamuriMember
His Baroque cycle is three 900 pagers. I may start that again once I’ve finished my current one.
I’ve got these three waiting for me right now after reading cryptonomicon.
I have ‘The escape artist’ waiting for me too, and legion… and snow crash.
Got a few others lined up also, not having something to read would be a terrible thing, although i’ve found a book app for my itouch which makes all the classics available if I’m ever stuckPosted 9 years agoGJPMember
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I am reading “The Spell of the Sensuous” by David Abram.
It is quite hard to describe what it is about. It is a philosphical work about how changes in how we think and use language have led to our disconnection from nature and our environment.
**** me – I think I will pass on that one – sounds way over my simple head 🙄Posted 9 years ago
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