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« Reply #1455 on: December 23, 2012, 01:13:47 AM »

Franklins Ghost: Did you read Alloy of Law, as well? That's a good 'un.

After that, I'd suggest just reading other Sanderson novels. I'm currently reading Elantris (his first novel), and after that I'm gonna start Warbreaker, The Emperor's Soul, and The Way of Kings.
Thanks Inanimate. Haven't read Alloy of Law yet but think I will move onto that now and then follow your path and try reading his other books. Interested to see what he does in Alloy of Law.
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« Reply #1456 on: December 23, 2012, 06:05:22 AM »

I recently read Arto Paasilinna's Lentävä kirvesmies ("The Flying Carpenter"). I found it very funny. It was about a bronze age Finnish man named Ronkoteus, who builds flying vehicle which is carried my White-tailed Eagles and flies around Europe and Middle-East doing all kinds of silly stuff.

At the moment I'm reading Paasilinna's Suomalainen kärsäkirja ("Finnish Snoutbook"), which tells about girl and her elephant who do circus tricks in Siberia and try to find living in Finland where EU has banned elephants and other animals from circuses etc. So far not as funny as carpenter, but still pretty absurd.
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« Reply #1457 on: December 23, 2012, 02:19:10 PM »

Has anybody here read any of Ted Dekker's stuff?
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« Reply #1458 on: December 25, 2012, 01:17:58 PM »

Currently going through The Design of Everyday Things.
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« Reply #1459 on: December 25, 2012, 02:08:29 PM »

Currently going through The Design of Everyday Things.
That's a very good book. I got Emotional Design as a Christmas present and looking forward to read it too.
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« Reply #1460 on: December 26, 2012, 03:38:18 PM »

Currently going through The Design of Everyday Things.
That's a very good book. I got Emotional Design as a Christmas present and looking forward to read it too.

I didn't even realize he had a line of books, I'II definitely look more into his work once I've finished off The Design of Everyday Things.
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« Reply #1461 on: December 26, 2012, 06:50:51 PM »

House by Ted Dekker is ace
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« Reply #1462 on: December 27, 2012, 05:40:44 AM »

Currently going through The Design of Everyday Things.
That's a very good book. I got Emotional Design as a Christmas present and looking forward to read it too.

I didn't even realize he had a line of books, I'II definitely look more into his work once I've finished off The Design of Everyday Things.

Norman is pretty much guru in field of usability along with Nielsen and their names got very familiar in my university courses about usability and user-centric design. And not for vain, their guidelines etc. are very good basis for designing products and software.
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« Reply #1463 on: December 30, 2012, 08:50:54 AM »

"Howling Stones" by Alan Dean Foster: light weight soft-core scifi.

"ReVISIONS" ed. Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel: a mix bag of alternate histories. So far, the collaboration between Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross in "Unwired" is my favorite.

"Olympos" by Dan Simmons: "Iliad" + "Odyssey" + space opera = I might have more of a clue in a month or two.
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« Reply #1464 on: December 30, 2012, 01:01:01 PM »

Innovation Nation by John Kao
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« Reply #1465 on: January 01, 2013, 03:34:16 PM »



Got it for christmas, just started reading it.
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« Reply #1466 on: January 01, 2013, 05:14:40 PM »

'To Say Nothing of the Dog', by Connie Willis. Time travel to the Victorian era. Pretty good so far, about halfway through.
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« Reply #1467 on: January 02, 2013, 02:21:46 AM »

Finished reading The Cornelius Chronicles. 

It all comes together when you realize Jerry Cornelius is a technique, not a character.
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« Reply #1468 on: January 02, 2013, 05:54:42 PM »

Now I'm reading "Mastery" by Robert Greene. It's interesting so far, but a bit slow as well.
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« Reply #1469 on: January 03, 2013, 12:56:19 PM »

I am currently at the tail end of Alan Moore's run on Saga of the Swamp Thing. It's been fantastic so far, and the last few issues seem promising.

I'm also reading Alison Bechdel's new book, Are You My Mother?

About one hundred pages in I find myself less consumed than I was with Fun Home, but still a great read.
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