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PostPosted: 25.09.2010 11:10     Quote

Hi guys,how r u. Jst wonder if anyone reads books in english.
Would be great to make a thread in which we'd share our reviews and discuss new releases.Smile)
 
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PostPosted: 26.09.2010 17:16     Quote

Hi!
I do read books in English.
With Kindle I've read:
"No mercy" by John Gilstrap;
"The girl with the Dragon Tatto" by Stieg Larsson
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PostPosted: 26.09.2010 23:23     Quote

Not as often as I'd like to, but I do. The last one was Neil Gaiman's "Stardust". Have to admit I feel disappointed by Gaiman. I've heard a lot of good things about him, but I didn't like neither Stardust, nor American Gods.
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PostPosted: 27.09.2010 01:18     Quote

I like Terry Pratchett and Goodkind, Asimov, Wolfe, Simak, Hosseini. Gaiman wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett- very good book too.
Haven't done latest bestsellers yet.
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PostPosted: 27.09.2010 09:45     Quote

Another book I finished reading quite recently was Imperium by Robert Harris: story of Cicero through the eyes of his slave scribe. A very good reading for those interested in Roman history. Harris knows the subject pretty well and has a good style.

One of my favorite classic authors is Jack London. A surprisingly rich language, absorbing plots and amazing people as the protagonists. Not to forget very humane views of the author.
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PostPosted: 02.10.2010 19:47     Quote

what about justin cronin "The Passage" did anyone read this one? different reviews on that one. Colin Bateman worth to read big time. Fast paced, action packed,witty and unpredictable plot. Real page turner. I read his "Divorcing Jack", "Of wee sweetie mice and men","Belfast confidential","Horse with my name" all been great. highly recommend Wink
 
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PostPosted: 03.10.2010 13:47     Quote

vira
Hi, vira!

I also have a Kindle and every time I go to Amazon, I see "The girl with the Dragon Tatto" on the front page? Is it good? What do you think of that book?


As for me, a couple of days ago I bought Oscar Wilde's collected works and six plays by Eugene O'Neil. Right now I'm rereading "An Ideal Husband" by Wilde and still can't get enough of it. A brilliant play!
 
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PostPosted: 03.10.2010 14:11     Quote

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"The girl with the Dragon Tatto" in my mind is a kind of unreal detective story, but quite thrilling. I don't know why it's the number one on Amazon. The language isn't difficult as it's a translation from Sweden - easy reading for a time killing. I got it for free from the Flibusta otherwise I wouldn't get it.
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PostPosted: 03.10.2010 14:49     Quote

vira wrote:
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"The girl with the Dragon Tatto" in my mind is a kind of unreal detective story, but quite thrilling. .


the first book is crap - i could hardly finish it. was bored to death. the second similar but a little bit more dynamic. The 3-d one is the best but still below average. I have no idea why people around the world get so excited about these very average books. there is much better stuff around...
 
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PostPosted: 03.10.2010 19:17     Quote

vira wrote:
"The girl with the Dragon Tatto"

is there because it has a movie made, so people who watched the movie go on to look up the book.
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PostPosted: 03.10.2010 20:01     Quote

the film is bloody awful. even the book is better
 
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PostPosted: 03.10.2010 20:59     Quote

Never heard about the movie. But the reviews above don't put either the movie or the book on top of my to-download list Smile
 
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PostPosted: 09.10.2010 06:43     Quote

Aye, Sir!

I do... Actually quite a lot... Sometimes even serious stuff like "Canterbury Tales" by Chaucer... Have just recently got the latest Ken Follett (Fall of Giants). It is currently is sitting on my prs 505 in queue... Will start reading after I finish "Разбитая жизнь или волшебный рог Оберона", by Kataev. Wink


alekscooper wrote:

Right now I'm rereading "An Ideal Husband" by Wilde and still can't get enough of it. A brilliant play!


Yep. You are quite right. Oscar Wilde plays rock... Especially
"Importance of being earnest" and "Ideal husband". I know both almost by heart...
Best plays ever written... Too bad it is nearly impossible (at least in the Western Hemisphere) to find them on stage...

Oh well... Quite frankly you can't find Tennessee Williams, or Ibsen or Henry Miller either...
Too bad for the humankind Sad
 
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PostPosted: 11.10.2010 00:41     Quote

Never got round to read Chaucer lol must b very archaic. That's amazing u can read him no prob. Smile

Try Dickens,i bet u'll like it big time Wink
 
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PostPosted: 17.12.2010 05:16     Quote

Richard Morgan is one of the best new authors - all of his work - outstanding !!
 
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PostPosted: 16.01.2011 00:38     Quote

Hey lads and lasses!
I read in English only and the last book I read was Stephen King's latest novel "Under the Dome". A bit longish to my taste and resembles "The Stand", but as usual Stephen King rocks the world! I'm also a fan of Dean Koontz.

The next book on my reading list is "Gentlemen and Players" by Joanne Harris. I was told it's a very decent detective story set in an English private school.

I agree that Oscar Wilde's plays are hilarious, but must confess that I haven't finished any of Dickens' novels - so gloomy.. Chaucer is fun though and for those who enjoy English classics I can advise John Milton's "Paradise Lost" and "Paradise Regained". Very enlightening
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PostPosted: 08.02.2011 17:10     Quote

Is anybody alive here? Very Happy
I sometimes read in English, especially fantasy, e.g. Paolini "Brisingr" or Rowling (no comments Smile )
 
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PostPosted: 20.03.2011 03:16     Quote

Read in English all the time. Maybe like half of all I read, or even more. Right now: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson. Also: Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed.
 
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PostPosted: 05.09.2011 18:30     Quote

I'd disagree with the above opinion of Stieg Larsson's trilogy.
All three books had kept me awake at nights, absolutely impossible to put down. The extensive descriptions in the books might seem tedious to some, but it's mostly a matter of taste, I devoured every single word) I'd say give it a go.

And if you've been browsing among recent bestsellers lists:
I'd read the "Hunger Games" trilogy, due to the hype... The first one's great, the other two are only average.
"The Help" - a very nice novel that deals with issues of racism, but on a very small scale. Worth reading.

Time traveller's wife - I thought the language of the novel was just exquisite. A true science fiction novel, in my opinion, but also a great romance. Do not read if you'd already watched the film (which undoubtedly sucked, compared to the book).

All time favourites:
Lee Harper's "To kill a mockingbird" (won't describe it, it's a classic)
"Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides (after reading this book, you will feel like you have a strong bond or a sympathy with/for people with ambiguous sexuality Smile )
"Death with intervals" by Jose Saramago - although originally written in Spanish, the English translation seems better than Russian. What I love about Saramago's writing is, that it seems that there are no genres or boundaries for him, his writing is unique.

Also, I had heard many good things about the author China Mieville. Haven't read any of his books yet, but google (or amazon) him.
 
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PostPosted: 03.11.2011 12:17     Quote

Hi there! Its nice to see, that I`m not alone.
I try to read at least 1 book in English per 3 month.
This time it is Clockwork Orange. Quiet interesting and not so difficult
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