Re: What are you reading?

Postby sanjy009 » May 7th, 2012, 7:54 am

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GEBS wrote:World War Z, which is about the near collapse of a Zombie uprising. It's told entirely through interviews of people recalling past events. It's decent, I've never been a huge zombie fan but I've been on Walking Dead withdraw since the season ended.


I really enjoyed this, especially how the military tactics and weapon design had to change. Also the submarine stuff and people trying to swim to ships gave me shivers.

Author Max Brooks is Mel Brooks' son, and it's being filmed with Brad Pitt.

What are you reading?

Postby GEBS » May 12th, 2012, 4:54 pm

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sanjy009 wrote:
GEBS wrote:World War Z, which is about the near collapse of a Zombie uprising. It's told entirely through interviews of people recalling past events. It's decent, I've never been a huge zombie fan but I've been on Walking Dead withdraw since the season ended.


I really enjoyed this, especially how the military tactics and weapon design had to change. Also the submarine stuff and people trying to swim to ships gave me shivers.

Author Max Brooks is Mel Brooks' son, and it's being filmed with Brad Pitt.


That was definitely cool. I also liked how working class immigrants became instructors to professionals to teach them useful skills to help rebuild society. I would like to think that my skills would be of service in a post apocalyptic world.

Re: What are you reading?

Postby Lmo » June 2nd, 2012, 12:55 pm

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I would like to think that my skills would be of service in a post apocalyptic world.


depends ... can you actually make things? :wink:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby yo » June 2nd, 2012, 7:19 pm

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Recently finished the Hunger Game trilogy. I'm not going to lie, I liked, though clearly written at about a 5th grade level... They are young adult books...

Re: What are you reading?

Postby Q4857 » June 3rd, 2012, 2:27 am

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Just finished re-reading "I Miss My Pencil." One of my favorite design books. Shows a great understanding and love for the design process. Very inspiring.

Re: What are you reading?

Postby Mr-914 » June 15th, 2012, 7:02 am

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Just finished Super Freakanomics. Great read.

http://www.amazon.ca/Superfreakonomics-Steven-D-Levitt/dp/1554686091/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339761672&sr=8-1-spell

70% through Gladwell's Outliers. Why didn't I read this years ago, I don't know. Should be required reading in design & business:

http://www.amazon.ca/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0316017930/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339761731&sr=1-1
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby NURB » June 15th, 2012, 7:44 am

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Yes. Outliers is so interesting.

I got through about half of it, and my ebook expired from the library. Probably going to have to buy that one anyway.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Travisimo » September 2nd, 2012, 7:15 am

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Recently read 'Design is a Job' by Mike Montiero (he's the guy who published that web lecture 'F*ck You, Pay Me')

Its a good overview of working as an independent or as a small design business, and he has an entertaining style


also bought and on the to-read list:

Thomas Heatherwick: Making
Les Trois Mousquetaires ( to work on my French )
Eliot Noyes by Gordon Bruce
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Holixx » September 2nd, 2012, 3:27 pm


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I recently finished reading "Count of Monte Cristo" for the second time. The length is deceiving, it flies by.

Re: What are you reading?

Postby sanjy009 » September 2nd, 2012, 9:35 pm

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"Ready Player One"
Good but a bit repetetive, especially in how the protaganist has to basically pass the same trial 3 times with only superficial differences.

"Mr. Gatlings Terrible Marvel"
History of the Gatling Gun, especially good in describing the history of patents and how it affected product development.

"No Country for Old Men"
I wanted to read "The Road" but this was at the library instead. Superb, but I just watched the film and that's better.

Re: What are you reading?

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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. Totally funny and brutal!

Re: What are you reading?

Postby yo » December 21st, 2012, 12:46 am

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H.G.Wells "The World Set Free"

Re: What are you reading?

Postby sanjy009 » December 31st, 2012, 1:03 am

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I got "Raiders!" for Christmas:

http://www%20inbookdepository.co.uk/Raiders-Alan-Eisenstock/9781250001474

More detail, but I felt the original Vanity Fair article is a better read:
http://www.theraider.net/films/raiders_adaptation/downloads/vanityfair_article.pdf

I've seen the movie, and it's interesting in context of the three kids story, but it is essentially a vhs home remake.

Re: What are you reading?

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The Right Hand by Derek Haas. I am a major covert op fangirl and having just seen The Bourne Legacy I am now going through Bourne withdrawal so this is just what the doctor ordered. It's written by a Hollywood screenwriter so it reads like a movie. :D

Re: What are you reading?

Postby jon_winebrenner » January 9th, 2013, 7:16 pm

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I recently finished The Game of Thrones series through book 5. Love, love, love, LOVE that series. A fan of the TV series as well, but as with all book adaptations, the books are better.

I recently read World War Z (mentioned in this thread) and found it entertaining at best. Was hoping for more from it, though.

A fun read from Neal Stephenson (of cyberpunk fame) is one called "Reamde". It is a modern espionage-type thriller that partly takes place in a MMORPG...a smart, pop culture ride.

I'm now diving into "Blood Meridian" by Cormack McCarthy. I'm a huge fan of his book, "The Road"...and this one usually comes up in conversation with any McCarthy fan once you get past the shock and awe of "The Road".

I'm on GoodReads.com if anyone cares to link up there: https://www.goodreads.com/friend/i?i=LT ... IxNTQ6NDA3

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