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by Teut
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 17568

Re: Books you just bought

I've just bought -

The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks and
Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson, a Tale Of The Malazan Book Of The Fallen
by Teut
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36910

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)

Depends on where I am reading them. If I'm at home, I just leave them pages down, unless it's a really thick book, in which case I improvise a bookmark. If it's my Work Book (read during lunchtimes), I have to use some sort of bookmark because I keep it in a small locker and thus can't place it face...
by Teut
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recomend me some Sci-Fi !
Replies: 107
Views: 21302

Re: Recomend me some Sci-Fi !

yes.. and i liked the ending to that book. it's genius, who thinks up planetorbitblackholecrystalthing? It wasn't the ending to Revelation Space I was disappointed with, it was the ending to Absolution Gap - the last in the series. It's difficult to discuss without revealing major spoilers for the ...
by Teut
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 47704

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

And then there's The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, which uses the following on the back cover Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons that I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda...
by Teut
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1446769

Re: Man Thread: I hear eunuching, but you can't come in

Mostly by saying: " I give great oral!" You know, I've never had one of these conversations - either of the "I give great oral" or "She gives great ..." kind. It's not something I'd be particularly willing to discuss about anybody, either. The conversations I used to h...
by Teut
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recomend me some Sci-Fi !
Replies: 107
Views: 21302

Re: Recomend me some Sci-Fi !

Some epic sf to read -

The Gap series by Stephen Donaldson (starts with The Real Story and gets much thicker)
Revelation Space and sequels by Alastair Reynolds - gloriously geeky, but disappointing ending.
The Nights Dawn Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
by Teut
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: I never...
Replies: 814
Views: 81032

Re: I never...

I'm married, and get daily kisses.

But I've never fallen asleep whilst travelling.
by Teut
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M Banks - Culture Novels.
Replies: 25
Views: 6178

Re: Iain M Banks - Culture Novels.

Use Of Weapons is a stunning book, and is Culture. Inversions is interesting but never really gets going. It's a good experiment but, perhaps, not a very good story. I used to love Player Of Games but I re-read it recently and was less impressed for some reason, not entirely sure why. My favourite ...
by Teut
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 34230

Re: Opening Lines

There's a few I've always liked. This one can seem confusing but is actually a very clear statement of setting: Composite image, optically encoded by escort-craft of the trans-Channel airship Lord Brunel : aerial view of suburban Cherbourg, 14 October 1905. The whole first chapter of Northern Lights...
by Teut
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416269

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Heya, I'm pretty happy at the moment, 'cos I'm not quite as old as the Grumpy Code Monkey (although I'm in the top 2%). I'm a service engineer for kit that was mostly built in the 70s, so all this new-fangled "microprocessor" stuff is just confusing. I've been reading XKCD for a while now ...

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