Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    Off Limits...... beetle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Somewhere ......... near here....
    Posts
    3,754

    Default Books...........

    Ok

    Have been a fair bit of catching up on my reading...or lack of, and was wondering if other PF1 people read and if so what do you read?


    I spose the obvious one is can you read?


    I used to read horror, and mystery and such, and then went off that for a while and got into fiction and non fiction in a big way, and have just read the first Patricia Cornwell? that was reccomended to me, less than 24hrs and the book is finished....hmmmmm

    Would like to hear about authors, or books you really like to read?

    i have been told by many a geek, sci fi and fantasy are a geeks lot? is this true?



    beetle
    Im not trying to be difficult it just comes naturally.

  2. #2
    Senior Member godfather's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Central New Munster
    Posts
    3,053

    Default Re: Books...........

    I read horror, science fiction and mystery, all rolled into a single volume usually.

    And that's just the reports I have to read and try and make sense of for work .....

  3. #3
    Off Limits...... beetle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Somewhere ......... near here....
    Posts
    3,754

    Default Re: Books...........

    You mean there not the reports you have written then?????


    Any spare time to read anything? even a newspaper????

    Or DIY the cottage stuff???

    beetle
    Im not trying to be difficult it just comes naturally.

  4. #4
    Senior Member godfather's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Central New Munster
    Posts
    3,053

    Default Re: Books...........

    DIY mainly, but here is our private beach, accessible only by a hair-raising 4 wheel quad bike ride via a 2 km private track...
    http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/beach.jpg

  5. #5
    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Wild West
    Posts
    21,900

    Default Re: Books...........

    I read mostly Science Fiction. Hard science fiction to be specific, mostly.

    I hate how everyone, including most bookshops, lump science fiction and fantasy into one group, as if they have any remote relationship with each other.
    Fantasy is a whole nother genre. A stupid one too.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    290

    Default Re: Books...........

    George Orwell (1984/Animal Farm)
    Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and loathing, The Rum Diaries)
    Albert Camus (The Stranger - British translation)
    Lewitt (Freakonomics)
    Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke etc)
    Albert Camus (all this stuff)
    Mario Prezo (The Godfather)
    Irvine Welsh (anything of his)

    Plus heaps more I forget, anything and everything.

  7. #7
    Pedantic Bloke Sweep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tokoroa
    Posts
    7,671

    Default Re: Books...........

    Quote Originally Posted by beetle
    Ok

    Would like to hear about authors, or books you really like to read?

    i have been told by many a geek, sci fi and fantasy are a geeks lot? is this true?

    http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

    beetle http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/images/...y_dog_eyes.gif
    I have a very long list of Authors. Patricia Cornwell is among them. I would read toilet paper if it was not printed with flowers.

    Genre has never been important to me as I have read Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Crime, Mystery, Westerns, Humour etc.

    I must admit that I'm not into Biographies and I usually read Fiction rather than Fact. Escapism really I think.

    Having said that I also like books set in NZ and or Australia as I can imagine myself walking down the same street as it were. Some Authors research factual matters very well and others don't.

  8. #8
    Computer Tech
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    5,381

    Default Re: Books...........

    If you like Patricia Cornwell try Kathy Reichs as I and other people I know think she is a better writer.
    Also Harlen Coben, all his books are excellent.
    Then there is Dan Brown who did The Da Vinci Code but I think his other books are better - Angels & Demons - Deception Point - Digital Fortress.

  9. #9
    Baking. bob_doe_nz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In the kitchen
    Posts
    5,198

    Default Re: Books...........

    Hugh Hefner...

    Or not...
    My shutdown application

    Call me Angel Nob Bobstickles. The baking vending builder who can't fix it.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Greven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Invercargill
    Posts
    3,740

    Default Re: Books...........

    I tend to read fantasy. R.A. Salvatore is a good author.

Similar Threads

  1. Excel 97 Books
    By sswcharlie in forum PressF1
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-02-2008, 08:37 PM
  2. PC Reference Books
    By Grimy in forum PressF1
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13-09-2007, 08:11 PM
  3. Dirty books
    By Thomas01 in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 25-02-2007, 10:12 AM
  4. Sci-Fi Books and Authors
    By Winston001 in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 12-04-2005, 12:17 PM
  5. Network+ books
    By wintertide in forum PressF1
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-06-2004, 10:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •