What are you reading right now?



  • Currently reading Inferno by Dan Brown. Love the Robert Langdon series and I'm trying to read the book in time for the new movie.



  • @RiceEater22 I couldn't get into the da Vinci code, and the film was.... well it didn't help. Should I try again?



  • @MrsMachineandSoul The film is love it or hate it kind of thing, so you don't really have to give that one another try. But for me, I just like the books because of Robert Langdon. I think his character is really interesting with the way he looks at the situations he's placed in. Also, the mystery in the da vinci code really drew me in. I myself am religious, so the mystery in the book was very intriguing to me. High stakes, if you will. I wasn't one of those people that shunned the book when it came out saying it was blasphemous. I enjoyed it a lot. So emotionally invested. And the other stories (angels and demons, the lost symbol, inferno) are also really good mystery novels dealing with their own conspiracies and such. You don't have to even read da vinci code to get into the other stories either, because they are their own separate stories. They do reference each other, but not to the point where you need to know characters or plots from the other books. The chronological order is Angels and Demons, Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno. So if you want to just read other ones and skip the da vinci code, by all means go for it.



  • @RiceEater22 thanks, I'll give the series another go.



  • Currently reading: The Wheel of Time by Carlos Castaneda
    Last full read: Different Every Time: an authorized biography of Robert Wyatt by Marcus O'Dair ^ ^



  • I'll be finishing up The Wheel of Osheim today and moving on to Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie. I can't wait for more First Law goodness. :grin:



  • Right now I'm switching between Armada by Ernest Cline and Tomorrow is Tomorrow. Armada is okay, but Ready Player One is better. Tomorrow is tomorrow is kind of cyber punk set after Pittsburgh is destroyed in a terrorist attack. It's pretty depressing and not an easy recommendation unless you're from the city (there are some specific references Pittsburghers would get)



  • @Pituitor I'm reading Lovecraft too atm, got a small paperback collection called Dreams in the Witch House. I'm about a 1/4 of the way through really liking it!



  • @Burgundy I'm reading a Lovecraft collection atm aswell, the nameless city has been one of my fave!



  • I am currently reading Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan. It was recently co-opted as a Netflix series.

    500 years from now, humanity now has the capability to digitally download the soul and transfer their consciousness from body to body. It is like a neo-noir thriller with body hopping.



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  • @Lexad said in What are you reading right now?:

    I am currently reading Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan. It was recently co-opted as a Netflix series.

    500 years from now, humanity now has the capability to digitally download the soul and transfer their consciousness from body to body. It is like a neo-noir thriller with body hopping.

    This sounds really rad!!



  • @Spidarro said in What are you reading right now?:

    @Lexad said in What are you reading right now?:

    I am currently reading Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan. It was recently co-opted as a Netflix series.

    500 years from now, humanity now has the capability to digitally download the soul and transfer their consciousness from body to body. It is like a neo-noir thriller with body hopping.

    This sounds really rad!!

    Yeah, I am getting about halfway through at the moment. There are bunches of little touches, like Catholics ask not to be "re-sleeved" because of thoughts of the soul. Most people only re-sleeve once or twice and then don't want to keep living at that point, but then you have the Meths or Methusalehs who have perfect clones of themselves kept on ice and have lived for hundreds of years.

    A little more on the actual story, (and this is introduced in the first chapter so no spoilers), but a man was re-sleeved into a body back on Earth and hired by a Meth to investigate his apparent suicide. Since he had a backup, he was immediately re-sleeved but can't remember the 2 days leading up to his apparent suicide. He believes he was murdered but the cops have moved on, hence needing the help of this investigator.

    I think it will play itself really really well as a Netflix series.



  • Here's a list of mangas I'm reading https://hummingbird.me/users/Robbl/library/manga



  • Finally I switched Sharp Ends with Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee because it got delivered a couple of days ago and she is one of my favourite SF writers. Although this is her first novel, her collection of short stories Conservation of Shadows is one of the best I have ever read. The Fox's Tower and Other Tales is also very good. Very inventive and poetic. She reminds me a bit of Ann Leckie. I definitely recommend her work to any SF fan interested in something a little bit different.



  • Infinite Jest. It's a little daunting and I'm finding it too hard to appreciate if I'm not totally rested but it's a hell of a read.



  • blood of elves



  • daredevil yellow

    I just read Daredevil yellow today and it was amazing, really deep, atmospheric story and great art. cant recomend it enough



  • I just finished VALIS by Philip K. Dick. It's a great SciFi novel with an interesting narrative structure, placing Dick in the world himself. I don't want to give too much away, as I would highly recommend it, but the books focuses on themes of religion and mental illness weaved throughout it's SciFi plot.



  • Well, I've been digging into the Durarara!! light novels recently, I bought the first 3 and I'm going through the first one right now.
    I really like it so far, it's been refreshing my memory from the anime. I love that world and those characters so much!

    I also got All You Need Is Kill (upon which Edge of Tomorrow is based), and I kinda want to start it as well.