What Book are you Reading at The Moment.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by postie, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. postie

    postie Member

    Just wondered what books people are reading at the moment. I am in my Dan Brown phase at the moment reading Deception Point at present. I have already read The Da Vinci Code and Digital Fortess.
  2. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Just started a book called The Rule of Four, which is billed as the thinking man's Da Vinci Code. Have read all the Dan Brown books, and think that Angels and Demons is the best of the four.
  3. I'm reading Porno

    ... no, not that! - the sequel to trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  4. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Haven't read that one, but have read Filth, which is outstanding if you can get through all of the Edinburgh pronunciation and slang LOL
  5. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I've just finished the da vinci code, Angels and Demons, Deception Point, and am half way through Digital Fortress - I'm so glad I found Dan Brown's books! Bring on Solomon's Key!! :)
  6. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Agree. Actually gave up on Deception Point after a few chapters - serious case of cba! Is it worth picking up again?
  7. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    not really, imo...
  8. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    It is a quite well worked novel, but it is rather obvious who is behind the deception after about 100 pages.

    I would highly recommend Karin Slaughter. For a small town lass she can provide some graphic details. The first novel Blindsighted is the best but the others all worth a read. I generally go through them in between a day and a day and a half.
  9. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    I agree that Angels and Demons is the best Dan Brown book, but Deception Point is a bit weak.

    I'm currently reading "The Gangs of Chicago" by Herbert Asbury, it's a history of the criminal gangs in Chicago from when the city was first founded.
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I would say yes..
    I was actually shocked when I found ou who was actually behind the deception - I would never have guessed that individual!
  11. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I'm reading two autobiographies simultaneously!!

    Graham Nortons "So me" and Kenny Dalglish's autobiography (the dalglish one is while I'm at work, so not got very far through it seeing as I'm usually on here instead!)

    Does get awfully confusing tho... i trawled back 30 pages last night looking for the bit where Graham Norton last scored the winner in a cup final...

    a-hem :roll:

    And I'm really just treading water till HP and the Half Blood Prince is released!!!!! :biggrin:
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    OOoohh, can't wait! :)
  13. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    I'm part way through Feel - the Robbie Williams biography. Got it to read after my op but discovered this place & website building. But its nice to have Robbie in bed for a few mins each night ;)
  14. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    im reading the hyrem key, a history of the masonic order.

    its quite interesting. and no funny handshakes yet.
  15. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    You wish Karen!

    (p.s. Like the Joke!)
  16. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    I started reading that one yesterday as well. Bought it at the airport while waiting for my plane...

    Like The Da Vinci Code, I'm reading the English version of the book, rather then a Dutch translation. For the DVC, it was quite OK, but I'm having slightly more problems with this new book. The writers use more complicated words :mad:
  17. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    I've recently finished Michael Palin's "Himalaya" - would love to do that sort of trip one day :)

    Am now (slowly) reading "The New Forest at War", which is interesting because its about places around where I was brought up. Lots of detail about the buildup to D-Day.

    Oh, and then I have to wade my way through the odd OU Textbook for my course... :confused:

  18. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I'm readinga book called "The Learning Game"...It's about teaching and learning in the UK.
  19. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    sounds fun...
  20. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    It is interesting...not the normal fun reading I do, butI feel a bit professionally oblidged.

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