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What Books Are We Reading?
« on: October 17, 2009, 02:55:25 PM »
Don't know if we've done this yet - if so apologies, but it seemed like a good place to talk about the Ozzy biography!!!

Pretty damn good so far - only a short way in, but he conjours up a wonderful image of the West Midlands in the 1950/60s/70s. 

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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 03:01:56 PM »
Does Razzle count as a book?

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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 03:12:53 PM »
So long as the pages aren't stuck together and the text is legible.
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 03:28:27 PM »
I'm reading Dorian Grey and the latest T3 magazine.
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 03:37:32 PM »
Currently reading the latest issue of Tape-Op, which arrived today. Not reading any actual books, as they're all in storage whilst the house is a building site!
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009, 03:41:50 PM »
whats a book?


Seriously, I've had no need of books since the invention of the internet, or at least since its been available in broadband.
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 03:46:24 PM »
Currently cruising though Descartes Error, Antonio Damasio (who also has the most awesome pompadour you've ever seen, the man rules) as the non-fiction, on the off chance I might learn something, and The Judging Eye, R. Scott Bakker, to actively avoid learning anything at all.

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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 03:49:13 PM »
Currently cruising though Descartes Error, Antonio Damasio

I thought you'd read that a while back... Any good?

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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009, 05:00:05 PM »
lord of the rings again... :lol:

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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2009, 05:12:49 PM »
I mainly tend towards pulpy detective fiction.
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2009, 05:25:47 PM »
A bit late off the blocks but I've just finished The Da Vinci Code, which was pretty good if all that research is accurate.

I do read a bit of fiction as it makes a nice change from sound engineering manuals!
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2009, 05:29:18 PM »
Currently cruising though Descartes Error, Antonio Damasio

I thought you'd read that a while back... Any good?



Paused, restarted. Same with the fantasy book, for that matter! I get distracted easy. Its an interesting take, certainly worth reading. Basically the thesis is how our emotionally based values affect and guide reason, and that they need to because reason doesnt realkly do anything by itself (gives no imputus, no basis to decide whats best, that sort of thing - our emotions do all that), the neural mechanisms that underly such things, contextual alterations to our thoughts/reason/emotions/sense of self (all fairly inextricable in damasios view, if I understand him correctly). Highly recommended.

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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2009, 05:30:45 PM »
lord of the rings again... :lol:

Am I the only person that absolutely cannot stand that book, or the films? :lol:

(no offense or anything, I just dont get the appeal, and yes I read it, or I wouldnt know that!)

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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2009, 06:10:32 PM »
No I hate LOTR too.

I could never get past the first page of the first book it bored me so.
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Re: What Books Are We Reading?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2009, 06:56:20 PM »
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