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KOA Book Club

Postby durban » Fri May 18, 2012 10:39 am

Anyone fancy signing up, a book a month of something and a discussion hereafter?!?!

Could do it on movies or albums or whatever if you prefer...
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Re: KOA Book Club

Postby Steve1977 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:15 am

I dont read regulary to contribute erm...regulary, but recently I read Jurrasic Park by Michael Crichton and thoroughly enjoyed it. Felt that Spielberg and co made the right choices when they amended things to make the first film but as a book, thought it was great.
Some suprisingly graphic moments in there and felt that Alan Grant was more of a 'Indiana Jones' style risk taker in this than the film.

Also in the same book is Congo, so this might be my next one.
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Postby Freshmaker » Fri May 18, 2012 1:01 pm

I'm reading every day, but I tend to fall asleep every time (might be because I read at night...). And I'm all open for new books to read. But they have to be available as e-books though :)
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Postby Abyss » Tue May 22, 2012 10:20 am

I'm trying to read "Atlas Shrugged" these days (paperback). Takes a bit of getting used to after reading on my Kindle for the last year or so.
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Postby Tripod » Thu May 24, 2012 9:47 am

Yeah, don't know about a book club, sometimes I read a lot of books in the space of a few weeks and then none for months,

If you've seen Game on Thrones on telly - or if you haven't - I definitely recommend the books by George RR Martin, really enjoyed reading those.

@Steve: Pretty much all the Crichton books are good. Shame he died. I started with Jurassic Park and loved it and have read several since.

Recently I also read Metro 2033 (and the weaker follow-up 2034). A great idea, the only people who survived the nuclear holocaust were in the Moscow underground, the tale picks up 15 years later, stations have formed alliances like little countries, Stalkers venture above ground to collect anything useful, the tunnels are full of perils, the young protagonist seems loosely modelled on Frodo from LotR, tasked with venturing across the whole of the small universe the people live in and beyond.
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Postby Freshmaker » Thu May 24, 2012 10:42 am

What the Chief said, George R. R. Martins books are really good reads :-)
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Postby alkis21 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:54 am

I'm an avid reader but I never liked the idea of a book club. I want to read what I want depending on the mood, at my own pace.

I am currently reading Stieg Larsson's second book of the Millennium trilogy: The Girl Who Played With Fire. I think it's inferior to the first one.
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Postby Freshmaker » Thu May 24, 2012 11:05 am

Wait till you reach no 3. :)
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Postby durban » Thu May 24, 2012 12:06 pm

Tripod wrote:@Steve: Pretty much all the Crichton books are good. Shame he died...


Can we not rebuild him from DNA found in a mosquito?!
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Postby Tripod » Thu May 24, 2012 12:57 pm

I'm not sure how Freshy meant his comment, but I'm afraid I only liked the first book of the Millenium Trilogy. Lisbeth is an enigma in the first book, an extremely interesting character. But her whole background is exposed in the next two books - it's pretty much all they are about - and that's usually a disappointment, it makes her more... human, boring.

@Durban: If you find a Mosquito that stung him... but probably you end up with a ton of really boring people before you finally clone Crichton. We aren't so fussy when it comes to dinosaurs, any T-Rex will do, but people? :)
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Postby Freshmaker » Thu May 24, 2012 2:50 pm

Alex, I didn't wanna spoil it for Alkis. That's why I tried to be a bit cryptic.
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Postby Binary » Wed May 30, 2012 8:28 am

Tripod wrote:If you've seen Game on Thrones on telly - or if you haven't - I definitely recommend the books by George RR Martin, really enjoyed reading those.

Freshmaker wrote:What the Chief said, George R. R. Martins books are really good reads :-)


Curiously enough, I think I was the one who recommended them to my 2 bros Jorn and Tripod, and I wouldn't recommend them anymore. GRRM is becoming "Robert Jordan v2.0" if you know what I mean...

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Re: KOA Book Club

Postby dnielsen » Wed May 30, 2012 4:20 pm

I would like to suggest the book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T. E. Lawrence for our next weekly meeting, and then I would like to ask all members of the KOA Book Club to formulate 10 provocative questions regarding the interplay between the haunting deamons of Lawrence's inner voice and the effect that his revelations thereof had on Winston Churchill's conduct as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

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