25/50 Book Challenge 2016

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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#41  Postby crazyfitter » Jan 26, 2016 7:04 pm

1. The History of England vol1 Foundation - Peter Ackroyd
2. Dead Man's Ransom - Ellis Peters
3. The Nine Tailors - Dorothy L. Sayers. Thanks for the recommendation Evolving I really enjoyed it.
4. The Stranger - Albert Camus
5. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams.Read this several times in the past and it just seemed a bit flat this time.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#42  Postby Blip » Jan 26, 2016 7:16 pm

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
2. Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
3. The Far Cry by Emma Smith
4. Gardens of the Imagination edited by Sophie Biriotti
5. Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#43  Postby Evolving » Jan 26, 2016 8:19 pm

Whenever I see your list, my brain announces, pavlovially: "A thousand thousand slimy things Lived on, and so did I".

Which brings, not only Samuel Taylor to mind (obviously), but also no. 5 on crazyfitter's list. The author, that is (obviously).
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#44  Postby Blip » Jan 27, 2016 7:15 am

Evolving wrote:Whenever I see your list, my brain announces, pavlovially: "A thousand thousand slimy things Lived on, and so did I".

Which brings, not only Samuel Taylor to mind (obviously), but also no. 5 on crazyfitter's list. The author, that is (obviously).


:lol:

You'll surely have read the first on my list, but maybe not the third? I'd recommend it to you, specifically.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#45  Postby Evolving » Jan 27, 2016 9:52 am

Interesting. I haven't, no, but perhaps I should. Sounds like The Secret Garden in reverse, which was my favourite book as a child.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#46  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 28, 2016 3:28 pm

I second the first. It's a heartbreaker though.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#47  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 28, 2016 3:29 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
2. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale - Joseph Conrad
3. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
4. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces - Radley Balko
5. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
6. To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway
7. Rasputin and the Jews - Delin Colon
8. James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#48  Postby The Hanging Monkey » Jan 28, 2016 6:04 pm

1. Donnie Brasco - Joseph D. Pistone
2. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - William L. Shirer
3. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#49  Postby Sciwoman » Jan 29, 2016 5:40 am

1. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
2. Kick by John L. Monk
3. Changes by Jim Butcher
4. The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Potzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
5. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
6. Shallow Breath by Sara Foster
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
8. The Dead Key by D. M. Pulley
9. Harmony Black by Craig Schaffer
10. Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell
11. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
12. Rolling Stones by Robert A. Heinlein
13. Hallow Point by Ari Marmell
14. Cold Days by Jim Butcher
15. One Spoonful of Trouble by Nic Saint
16. A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson
17. Super Ego by Frank J. Fleming
18. Still Life with Murder by P. B. Bryan
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#50  Postby Macdoc » Jan 29, 2016 6:16 am

hmmmph minor leagues...no 100 category .... :whistle:
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Also can I assume audio books as well??
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#51  Postby Fallible » Jan 29, 2016 8:04 am

Yes, Nameless includes audiobooks in italics.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#52  Postby Fallible » Jan 29, 2016 9:45 am

1. Asylum - Madeleine Roux.
2. Sanctum - Madeleine Roux.
3. Think - Simon Blackburn.
4. Half A King - Joe Abercrombie.
5. The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell. KINDLE BOOK.
6. Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies - Nick Frost.
7. The Watchers - Neil Spring.
8. Benediction - Kent Haruf.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#53  Postby Blip » Jan 29, 2016 2:32 pm

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
2. Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
3. The Far Cry by Emma Smith
4. Gardens of the Imagination edited by Sophie Biriotti
5. Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman
6. The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#54  Postby VazScep » Jan 29, 2016 8:16 pm

3. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch --- Philip K Dick

And now I know which other Dick novel I'm gonna reread.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#55  Postby Fallible » Jan 31, 2016 8:35 pm

1. Asylum - Madeleine Roux.
2. Sanctum - Madeleine Roux.
3. Think - Simon Blackburn.
4. Half A King - Joe Abercrombie.
5. The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell. KINDLE BOOK.
6. Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies - Nick Frost.
7. The Watchers - Neil Spring.
8. Benediction - Kent Haruf.
9. A Lovely Way to Burn - Louise Welsh.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#56  Postby The Hanging Monkey » Feb 01, 2016 10:19 am

VazScep wrote:3. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch --- Philip K Dick

And now I know which other Dick novel I'm gonna reread.


I find him very hit and miss but that one is great.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#57  Postby NamelessFaceless » Feb 01, 2016 3:49 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
2. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale - Joseph Conrad
3. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
4. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces - Radley Balko
5. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
6. To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway
7. Rasputin and the Jews - Delin Colon
8. James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
9. What is Free Trade? - Frederic Bastiat
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#58  Postby Evolving » Feb 01, 2016 7:20 pm

1. The Ancestor's Tale - Richard Dawkins.
2. The Nine Tailors - Dorothy L. Sayers.
3. Don Carlos - Infant von Spanien - Friedrich Schiller.

Not a re-read, for a change, though I've seen the play at least once, on TV.

Love the glorious anachronism of a 16th century heir to the Spanish throne who, bizarrely, together with his best friend the Marquis of Posa, is a 19th century democrat. "Geben Sie Gedankenfreiheit!" Inconceivable that a 16th century Spanish grandee would say such a thing to his king, or even understand what it meant. Schiller gives you the comforting feeling that he and you both are on the right side of history: on the side of progress and enlightenment.

Strange, actually, that the anachronism is more noticeable with Schiller than with Shakespeare. I suppose it's because he's closer to our own time.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#59  Postby Evolving » Feb 01, 2016 7:37 pm

Just looked him up, and I notice that the first performance was two years before the French Revolution. Well, Schiller was a 19th century democrat before it was cool.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#60  Postby VazScep » Feb 01, 2016 8:10 pm

The Hanging Monkey wrote:
VazScep wrote:3. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch --- Philip K Dick

And now I know which other Dick novel I'm gonna reread.


I find him very hit and miss but that one is great.
Me too. In a few of the novels, I feel like a great premise got squandered. I loved the idea behind Time out of Joint, but didn't like the way it ended at all. But then, in the afterword, someone said that the problem a lot of the time was that Dick was strongarmed by the publisher to take the story a certain way.

I'd avoided Three Stigmata because, based on the blurb I didn't think I'd enjoy it much, but turned out I thought it was awesome.
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