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Forum: Reading 2015-11-07, 21:13
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Posted By chalsall
If you are able to get a copy of "Good Omens" it...

If you are able to get a copy of "Good Omens" it would be super cool. I have a copy on my bookshelf. It is truly fall-down funny.



If you haven't explored Terry Pratchett's Disc World...
Forum: Reading 2015-11-06, 23:50
Replies: 18
Views: 6,980
Posted By chalsall
Interesting. I am simply speaking based on...

Interesting.

I am simply speaking based on my reading something (years (sometimes decades) ago) in the past.

I read something. It made an impact on me. I thought it might make an impact upon...
Forum: Reading 2015-11-06, 22:21
Replies: 18
Views: 6,980
Posted By chalsall
Terry Pratchett did amazing things during his...

Terry Pratchett did amazing things during his life, including introducing phraseology such as the above.

I am currently reading his last book. Slowly.
Forum: Reading 2015-11-06, 22:08
Replies: 18
Views: 6,980
Posted By chalsall
Root is in Stephenson's work, not Gibson's. ...

Root is in Stephenson's work, not Gibson's.

But, yeah, I generally agree with you. Why have a character which seems to be supernatural when it is not needed?
Forum: Reading 2015-11-06, 21:59
Replies: 18
Views: 6,980
Posted By chalsall
Thank you for playing... :smile: In my...

Thank you for playing... :smile:

In my opinion, one isn't a "true geek" until one has read Gibson's Neuromancer.

His later work was good and interesting, but this was seminal (IMO).
Forum: Reading 2015-11-06, 18:56
Replies: 18
Views: 6,980
Posted By chalsall
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

A highly geeky book.

It is set in two different time periods, modern time (as of 1999, when it was written) and World War II (2).

It basically mostly involves the advances in cryptography and...
Forum: Reading 2015-11-06, 18:39
Replies: 18
Views: 6,980
Posted By chalsall
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

OK, Mike has made this space available for discussion. Thanks!

Please feel free to bring your most important books forward. But, the important thing is, you must stick around to answer questions...
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