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#1 Anoebis

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:19 PM

Time to get this subforum alive, you guys wanted it damned! :D

So ok, in my case, the scriptures of Benedictus of Assisi, soon I hope to finish it and start in Dante - La Divina Comedia (the divine comedy) :-)

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:33 PM

David Payne : Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street

about an abandoned child who is rasied by Taoist monks and then finds out that his father is an american multi-billionaire and goes to work on Wall Street. Half-way through and I must say it's very good :)

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:31 AM

Hans Lenk - Macht und Machbarkeit der Technik (power and feasibility of technics)

sounds a bit watery and neutral ... I've chosen to only read the part where inforamtion systems are concerned ... especially the subject whether information systems can be made responsible for moral, ethnical and whatever decisions or not, that one interests me a lot...

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:50 AM

David Payne : Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street

about an abandoned child who is rasied by Taoist monks and then finds out that his father is an american multi-billionaire and goes to work on Wall Street. Half-way through and I must say it's very good :)

Sounds a bit cliched to me.

I just finished reading Asimov's 1st and 2nd Galactic series, finally ticked them off since I'd already read Foundation ages ago and reading Foundation first is a bit like jumping the gun. Before that O'Henry's short stories, before that the 8th Malazan book.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:03 AM

Sounds a bit cliched to me.

I just finished reading Asimov's 1st and 2nd Galactic series, finally ticked them off since I'd already read Foundation ages ago and reading Foundation first is a bit like jumping the gun. Before that O'Henry's short stories, before that the 8th Malazan book.



oh because you know of other books with a similar plot? lol

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:10 AM

Paul Oakenfold's Biography :-)

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:49 PM

oh because you know of other books with a similar plot? lol

In the sense you can come up with any number of these 'plots'

Boy raised by Vietnamese parents suddenly picked up by the CIA who say he's the son of a crack CIA agent and a Vietcong intelligence operative. Now its the 21st century and the war on terror and they need his father's skills....

Orphan raised in some monastery finds out that he's the heir of an ancient order of Templar Knights and he must safeguard a secret that threatens all of Christianity (this is Dan Brown/Indiana Jones style)

etc etc...

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

Young's Night Thoughts
I managed to pick up a first edition while I was in England over New Years

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

http://www.amazon.co...e...9609&sr=8-6

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:57 AM

In the sense you can come up with any number of these 'plots'

Boy raised by Vietnamese parents suddenly picked up by the CIA who say he's the son of a crack CIA agent and a Vietcong intelligence operative. Now its the 21st century and the war on terror and they need his father's skills....

Orphan raised in some monastery finds out that he's the heir of an ancient order of Templar Knights and he must safeguard a secret that threatens all of Christianity (this is Dan Brown/Indiana Jones style)

etc etc...



ah yes now that you put it that way ;)

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:59 AM

George Orwell - 1984

After all these years i finally got down to reading this classic again and it makes much more sense than the first attempt. About big brother and his totalitarianism regime with all the brainwashing and manipulation of info that comes part and parcel. I'm taking my time with it absorbing the author's brilliant ideas and style of writing.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:07 PM

Just finished Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Interesting book, not my kind of ideology or way of looking at things, but certainly very stimulating, very imaginative.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 05:14 AM

Just finished Charles Bukowski's Ham on Rye... What an awesome book

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:06 AM

inner paths to outerspace- strassman

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 11:55 AM

Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut. Literally only just started it so can't say much other than I loved 'Breakfast of Champions' so hopefully, since this is his most reknowned, it'll be fantastic.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:09 PM

Our Lady Of Darkness by Fritz Leiber

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:11 AM

I'm reading Dostoyevsky right now... just finished "The Idiot".

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:09 PM

Currently reading "Dreams of a Final Theory" by Steven Weinberg. It's about scientists' search for the final theory of physics and nature. Quite interesting, but I think his style is a bit arrogant.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:30 PM

I'm reading Dostoyevsky right now... just finished "The Idiot".

The Brothers Karamazov is great. Thats his only book I've read though.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:51 AM

I'm working my way towards that (his last). Notes from Underground is my favorite book.




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