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    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Novels? non-fiction?
    I'm reading Richard Powers' Galatea 2.2 for a class.
    It's just getting decent 60 pages into the novel but the premise is a good one:
    Teach a 'neural net' computer to read Literature and output an essay equivalent to a senior Undergraduate English student. (An interesting, very limited Turing Test)

    I also just started reading Accelerando by Charles Stross and Space Prison at Warren's suggestion.
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    I Predict A Riot - Colin Bateman
    I Am America (And So Can You) - Stephen Colbert
    The English: A Portait Of A people - Jeremy Paxman
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    Currently rereading 'Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World' by Haruki Murakami. It's been a few years.
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    Im just about to finish The Devil In Amber by Mark Gatiss. Its a follow up to The Vesuvius Club, his first novel.

    And jolly good it is.
    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I just finished Magical JxR, a manwha that will be put out by UDON. It felt like the creator completely changed his/her mind after two or three episodes, and radically retooled the story, to such an extent you can lop off the first 70-90 pages without changing anything.

    On top of my reading pile is Gakuen Alice, a TokyoPop title in the magical academy genre.

    CBG columns and Hobby gaming stuff:
    Manga reviews:
    • CommentAuthorStitchy
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    After reading the new Moon Knight I checked out some of Charlie Huston's novels. I've read Already Dead, No Dominion, and Caught Stealing so far; all of which I loved.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007 edited
    Just started "Count Zero" by Mr. William Gibson for the bazillionth time. I fucking love his terse, dense prose.

    Planning on re-reading "Imajica" by Clive Barker sometime before the end of the year. That book never gets old.

    Oh, and ordering "You Suck : A Love Story", the sequel to "Bloodsucking Fiends" by Christopher Moore.
    • CommentAuthorjohnplatt
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I'm splitting my time between a few books:

    Stephen Colbert's "I Am America (And So Can You)"
    Complete Peanuts, 1959-1960
    "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier"
    "No Logo" by Naomi Klein

    Also, the new issue of Wired and the last few issues of Native Peoples magazine.

      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Aside from the new issue of Wired, I'm about to dive into "Get In The Van" by Henry Rollins, and just recently finished (for like the fifth time,) "American Hardcore : A Tribal History" and generally being pissed off that I missed not just hardcore, but NYHC especially.
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    High Fidelity by Nick Hornby for probably the fifth time.
    Also considering delving back into Fragile Things by Gaiman and flicking back and reliving Crooked Little Vein for the squee factor.
    • CommentAuthordansolomon
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    on becoming a novelist, John Gardner. It's good, but not great. The introduction by Raymond Carver is more useful than the first third of the book itself, which is as far as I've gotten so far. That's intended more as a credit to Carver than a fault to Gardner, tho.

    • CommentAuthorDeadGuyPI
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Too many school books

    I Am America (And So Can You) - Stephen Colbert

    World War Z - Max Brooks
    • CommentAuthorcaiasward
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I'm (re)reading Kingdom Come (again).

    Also Stationary Engineering, 3rd Edition, because I have a test coming up on Friday.
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    The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
    Because I promised her that I would.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    God help me, I'm reading "The Space Wolves Omnibus". As licensed fiction goes, it's not that bad.

    Also listening to "I Am America (And So Can You) on audiobook.
    • CommentAuthortitivil
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Rereading Martin Amis' "The Information", finding it eerie now that I'm close to the (pro)tagonist's age.
    Also RAW's "Cosmic Trigger". Yeah, it seems like he kept rewriting the same book over and over again, but I dig.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I just finished "Gonzo" and am kind of at odd ends....
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    "Currently rereading 'Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World' by Haruki Murakami. It's been a few years."

    Great book! :) Have you seen the anime Haibane Renmei? It's based loosely ('inspired by' is more the phrase) on Hardboiled Wonderland.
    My reading pile is this at the moment:
    'Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts' (Georges Jean), 'The Power of Images' (David Freedberg), 'Lament of the Lamb vol. 6' (Kei Toume), 'Elements of Semiology' (Roland Barthes), 'The Fabric of the Cosmos' (Brian Greene) & 'The Amber Spyglass' (Phillip Pullman).
    & I just finished reading 'Bushido: The Soul of Japan' (Inazo Nitobe), last night, which was a fascinating read.
    • CommentAuthorDoremus
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    I just finished Sameul R. Delany's "Silent Interviews", and I'm a few chapter's into his "Nova".
    Last book before that was "Geek Love" by Kathernine Dunn, oh and The League Of Extrordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier.
    I would reccomend all of them.
    • CommentAuthortesla
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Pete Martin - I *adored* The End of Mr Y. I've since read PopCo - I enjoyed that, but it didn't make such an impression on me as Mr Y. I love the cover of the new version with the black edges to the paper - I read the previous paperback with the orange cover and the mouse.

    I have just supplemented my rodent-based reading with Mrs Frisby & the Rats of NIMH. I enjoyed it immensely, but regretted that I had not read it 30 years ago, when I was its target audience.