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@general_spiller I really enjoyed Norwegian Wood I think its one of Haruki Murakami best books. I watched the movie of the book as well which at first I thought was a bad adaption but after watching it a 2nd time thought it was a lot better think my expectation was too high. Murakami has also written a book about running which is a good read even if you do not run. Kafka on the shore is good as well.

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Elodin

Just finished Morning Star by Pierce Brown. An amazing finish to a great trilogy. Also started A Gathering of Magic, sequal to A Darker Shade of Magic. So far really good. Will probably reread my favorite series next; Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. First book is Name of the Wind. Best prose of any fantasy novel I have ever read.

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Hego

Started reading John Keegans' The American Civil War. Looking forward to this, John Keegan is one of the better military historians around from what I gather

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SaveAsDoc

The Pilgrim's Progress (with a study group!), Star Wars: Dark Disciple, and To Kill A Mockingbird (which is the audiobook version, but that counts, doesn't it? ).

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Jake3103

@dryrain: Yeah, Norwegian Wood is great. I think The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is my favourite Murakami novel, though. I've recently gone through Paul Auster's City of Glass from the The New York Trilogy which was exceptional.

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Churchy

I've been reading Clive Barker's Books of Blood Vols 1-3. He's a fantastic horror writer and manages to explore a lot of human taboos whilst writing utterly compelling stories. The best in these particular volumes has to be The Midnight Meat Train.

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Vinny

The Star Wars novel Darth Plagueis. I know it's no longer canon but it's very interesting.

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FullbringIchigo

i'm re-reading Harry Potter (yeah i know don't judge me) and re-reading some Sherlock Holmes (can't beat a good Sherlock story)

oh and Naruto: Sakuras Story too

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Rudy_Manchego

On book two of the Long Earth Series - The Long War. Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Enjoying it but maybe not as much as the first. Will see if I enjoy enough to continue with the series.

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get2sammyb

I just finished The Miniaturist. It was one of those books that I devoured to be honest. It's set in Amsterdam in the late 17th century (I'm obsessed with Amsterdam right now) and is about a girl who goes to live at the house of her new wealthy husband. There were parts of the story that I found a bit unconvincing — particularly the whole sub-plot upon which the title is derived — but I really enjoyed the claustrophobic atmosphere and the sheer amount of research that evidently went into the period.

I might try the author's new book next, which conveniently just came out.

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Octane

The Outer Limits of Reason by Noson S. Yanofsky; it's a good read, I just don't have much time to read anymore..

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Hego

@get2sammyb: Read that a few months back, like you found the sub-plot a bit woolly to be honest, but it provides a pretty good insight of what life was like in the period. Definitely worth a read.

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Unashamed_116

I've been reading Ghost Empire by Richard FIdler, and it's great so far! It's a history of the rise and fall of Constantinople, and it's a fascinating history. If you've got a passing interest in these things, I'd definitely recommend it. It does a wonderful job of making history come alive.

@dryrain: Awesome to see some other Murakami fans on here! I'm a big fan of both Norwegian Wood and Kafka, though I think the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is my favourite. Definitely recommended

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RR529

Man, all this talk of books has made me realize I haven't read a book since high school...

So, I dug around my room and found my copy of Jurassic Park (totally forgot I even had it) and started it up tonight.

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Hego

@get2sammyb: I Am Pilgram seems to be a pretty good murder mystery/conspiracy thriller, it's by Terry Hayes. I started it yesterday and its been pretty good so far. If you like the Sherlock Holmes tv show, there's a book called Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz which I thought was pretty good, he also has another Holmes novel called House of Silk

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Hego

Finished The American Civil War by John Keegan and the first Witcher novel called the Last Wish, both were good if your interested in either subject. You can tell The Last Wish was written by someone who hadn't fully developed his quality but it's a decent read nonetheless. American Civil War was very good, especially to someone like me who has never studied the subject in school or college, really interesting read and well broken down

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RR529

Finished up Jurassic Park tonight!

It was a bit slow to get going, as it (understandibly) spent a lot of time explaining the history of genetic science, the technical aspects of genetic engineering, etc., which while sometimes interesting, was also a bit overwhelming to try and take in (luckily, there was usually a TL;DR explanation shortly afterwards). However, once things got going, it was absolutely gripping.

I was stunned to find that not only was the book more in depth (as to be expected), but the story was genuinely different in many areas, challenging my preconceived notions based on watching the film, which made it all the more exciting. It was like going back to an old favorite, but experiencing it for the first time all over again, which feels wonderful (last felt when I read the InuYasha manga a few years ago for the first time, after being a longtime fan of the anime).

Next up, I'll be giving Okinawa: the Last Battle of World War II (non-fiction) by Robert Leckie a go.

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