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    Raghavendra_​Mudugal

    Hey, Smiley

    Now I am on "Da Vinci Code". "Digital Fortress" and "Angels & Demons" are in the queue. Tongue Out

    And who as read "The Code Book" by Simon Singh on cryptography, cipher and decipher, encryption algorithm.....  I just want to know about it.

    Which book you are on now, and what are your collections? [A]

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    TommyCarlier

    I think "Angels and Demons" is way better than "The Da Vinci Code". I'm not currently reading a book, but the last book I've read was "Imagining the Tenth Dimension", from Rob Bryanton.

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    Lee_Dale

    I'm on book 7 of the Dark Tower by Stephen King at the moment, Started reading it ages ago but put it down for months just picked it up again.

    I tend to buy books for the sake of it got some many queued up to read.

    Next book is the Ricky Hatton autobiography, then I got a book abotu El Nino to read.

     

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    andokai

    Jpod by Douglas Copeland.

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    Adrian​JMartin

    Don't read "Digital Fortress" ! it Stinks! it's the worst book in the world( and i've read a few bad books) , but DF is the worst - you'll want to sue DB to get the time back.

    Angels and Demons on the other hand is a good read, only one or two( ok more like 5 or 6) liberties with the tech taken.

    Da Vinci Code is ok, too.



    Reading now: "The Britghtonomicon" by Robert Rankin

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    Massif

    Urgh! Dan Brown! I did actually read Angels and Demons, and Da Vinci code while on holidays (nothing else to read... plenty of time to chill.) But would never recommend them to anyone.

    Still, I'm just about to finish "The Salmon of Doubt" which is a collection of Douglas Adams' works published, and (previously) unpublished. I would recommend that, although it includes a half-written story which ends on a very tantalising note.

    Don't know what I'll be reading next, time to visit the library methinks.

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    Chadk

    Im reading... Uhm.. The Windows sdk? Perplexed

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    prog_dotnet

    State of Denial by Bob Woodward

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    JonLumb

    AdrianJMartin, any suggestions for books (fiction) that really excel (excuse the pun) on the technological accuracies side?

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    Massif

    JonLumb wrote:
     AdrianJMartin, any suggestions for books (fiction) that really excel (excuse the pun) on the technological accuracies side?


    Almost anything by Neal Stephenson, although the book that's popped into my head is Cryptonomicon.

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    harumscarum

    Good to Great, bought The Innocent Man yesterday.

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    Sabot

    Dan Brown book's aren't actually all that good and I've read all four. If you like that sort of thing stick to Steve Coonts, Clive Cussler or the daddy that is Tom Clancy.

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    figuerres

    leeappdalecom wrote:
    

    I'm on book 7 of the Dark Tower by Stephen King at the moment, Started reading it ages ago but put it down for months just picked it up again.

    I tend to buy books for the sake of it got some many queued up to read.

    Next book is the Ricky Hatton autobiography, then I got a book abotu El Nino to read.

     



    re-reading "the stand" slowly... the "expanded" ed....


    read most of kings books... The Tower is kinda cool/freaky how so many storys wind up beeing part of the tower.....

    Hile, and Well Met Gunslinger!

    Long Days and Pleasant Nights.

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    Massif

    Sabot wrote:
    Dan Brown book's aren't actually all that good and I've read all four. If you like that sort of thing stick to Steve Coonts, Clive Cussler or the daddy that is Tom Clancy.


    I wholeheartedly agree, but, given that Dan Brown is a useless Monkey - why did you read all four?

    That shall be the last bad thing I say about Dan Brown (the useless monkey) as I'm guilty of reading all of J.K. Rowling's works and loving them. (I'm just a big child, so ner nerny ner ner.)

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    Lee_Dale

    figuerres wrote:
    
    leeappdalecom wrote: 

    I'm on book 7 of the Dark Tower by Stephen King at the moment, Started reading it ages ago but put it down for months just picked it up again.

    I tend to buy books for the sake of it got some many queued up to read.

    Next book is the Ricky Hatton autobiography, then I got a book abotu El Nino to read.

     



    re-reading "the stand" slowly... the "expanded" ed....


    read most of kings books... The Tower is kinda cool/freaky how so many storys wind up beeing part of the tower.....

    Hile, and Well Met Gunslinger!

    Long Days and Pleasant Nights.


    Yep I was blown away by the Dark Tower series, King is the man for science fiction and it's really clever without being too weird.  Its also amazing how the story is SO LARGE Ive forgotten stuff that happened in the Gunslinger book 1 and also how he didnt rush to finish it and he started writing the series 30 years ago.

    My friend say the ending to Dark Tower was kinda dissapointing so I'm anticipating the worse anyway.

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    JeremyJ

    I loved the Dark Tower series up until the ending.  It felt like he didn't know how to end it so he just sort of threw something together at the last minute.  It really ticked me off.  I waited how many years for this ending?!?!?

    Right now I am reading The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams.

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