What book are you reading now?

Zombie

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oh don't forget to specify the theme of the book.


I am off of Dan Brown books for a little while even though I like his writing style.

I picked up Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? yesterday' and plan on getting Al Franklin book( Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) after that. Both political themes.
 

XZeroII

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Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design. Believe me, I wish I weren't reading it.
 

FuZoR

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Finally picked up Enders Game yesterday... almost finished.
Great Read!
 

dpm

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Originally posted by: FuZioN
Finally picked up Enders Game yesterday... almost finished. Great Read!

I finished its sequel; speaker for the dead, the other day, and loved it.
Then I picked up Xenocide - the third book in the series, and..... I'm bored. really, really bored with it.
 

SirWoj

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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

The book is about all of the people who work to grow, process, market and deliver nasty fast food to the masses. Very interesting.
 

StageLeft

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Prey was decent, but I was hoping for something more epic out of it. I still think that timeline is one of the most entertaining books I've read.
 

Armitage

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlein

It's OK ... I've never been a big Heinlein fan, but thought I'd give him another shot.

At work ... Perl in a Nutshell
 

SaltBoy

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1984. It's been over 10 years since I read it last. Dang, it's good.
 

Whitecloak

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Originally posted by: Skoorb
Prey was decent, but I was hoping for something more epic out of it. I still think that timeline is one of the most entertaining books I've read.

 

nife4

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Brave New World: Forgot author
Sci-Fi

Really good book

and

Saving Faith: David Baldacci
Suspense i guess...
 

lancestorm

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"Devil at my Heels" -- or "on my heels" or something. Biography of a man who was shot down in WWII, survived 42 days in the ocean, and was held POW for 2 years by the Japs. Interesting read so far...
 

Orsorum

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A History of Rome to A.D. 565, Boak, Arthur E.R. and Sinnigen, William G. A bit dated, but a good book nonetheless. Gibbon's work is on my list, but that's a work I'm saving until I'm out of college and have an extra half hour a day or so to devote to it.
 

bradruth

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Nothing right now other than college texts, but I think I might pick up The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Has anyone read it?
 

blackdogdeek

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Originally posted by: nife4
Brave New World: Forgot author
Sci-Fi

Really good book

and

Saving Faith: David Baldacci
Suspense i guess...

aldous huxley wrote brave new world iirc
 

Hopes Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Good read. :)

btw its not a diet book :p
 

EXman

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Jul 12, 2001
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The Butlerian Jihad the prequel to the prequel of the Dune series. Good Stuff.
 

911paramedic

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Digital Fortress (author of DaVinci Code) Sister gave it to me for my birthday, I'm on the second page. ;)

Editorial Reviews

In most thrillers, "hardware" consists of big guns, airplanes, military vehicles, and weapons that make things explode. Dan Brown has written a thriller for those of us who like our hardware with disc drives and who rate our heroes by big brainpower rather than big firepower. It's an Internet user's spy novel where the good guys and bad guys struggle over secrets somewhat more intellectual than just where the secret formula is hidden--they have to gain understanding of what the secret formula actually is.
In this case, the secret formula is a new means of encryption, capable of changing the balance of international power. Part of the fun is that the book takes the reader along into an understanding of encryption technologies. You'll find yourself better understanding the political battles over such real-life technologies as the Clipper Chip and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) software even though the book looks at the issues through the eyes of fiction.

Although there's enough globehopping in this book for James Bond, the real battleground is cyberspace, because that's where the "bomb" (or rather, the new encryption algorithm) will explode. Yes, there are a few flaws in the plot if you look too closely, but the cleverness and the sheer fun of it all more than make up for them. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and a lot of high, gee-whiz-level information about encryption, code breaking, and the role they play in international politics. Set aside the whole afternoon and evening for it and have finger food on hand for supper--you may want to read this one straight through.

 

dpm

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Originally posted by: bradruth
Nothing right now other than college texts, but I think I might pick up The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Has anyone read it?

I read excerpts for a modern strategy class once. Not something I'd choose to read for pleasure. Not as bad as Clauzewitz's On War...