This forum's new features are great. Nice excuse to check/post MP.net more regularly.
Well, let's introduce the meaning of this group. It's quite simple: i have created this group to discuss (non-military) literature around the world; books (novels, sci-fi, and so on), authors and all...
Do not think i am some kind an "intellectual" or whatever, 'cus reading this things called books is a quite new thing to me. And that's one of my main goals here, to encourage new readers of good literature! And further on and/or together with it, discuss about some good books, authors, "what to read" hints and so on.
It have been always my intention to create something like this by adding a thread on Off-Topic section long time ago, but now with this new feature i just can't let it go.
Well, as said in the description: don't be afraid to join in guys.
(will post what I'm reading soon...)
Well, the book I'm reading is called "Nine Tomorrows" by Isaac Asimov.
It's has been a quite good reading, it flows really well. The book shows Asimov characteristics very well trough seven of his stories. He's one of the greatest scientific fiction writers which concentrates on issues of a possible future space like of humankind like, man vs. machine, men's intellectual atrophy due technology and so on... quite intriguing visions about future.
You may say - well, that's nothing new to me, i have seen a bunch of this buddy... - but, in fact we are talking about some of the best and pioneers in sci-fi works (as Arthur C. Clarke) which have influenced everything we have seen in this same kind, being in literature, movies, comics...
Worts to take a look.
So, what you guys are reading?
At the moment, I'm reading "English Society in the 18th Century" by Roy Porter. It's interesting as all hell and has a lot of insight into the Georgian era. The connections between the previous Stuart period and the following Victorian period, and the ideas, advances, and standards of the time are well-presented. The portions about social classes and the structure of the classes are the most interesting.
to be honest I dont really read anything right now. I finished High Priest and some books from Charles Bukowski, which I loved. I have to get something more from him.
anyone read book from EDWIN P: HOYT Army without country?
Hey Maine Finn, thanks for join in.
From what i heard this book isn't that dense as someone would expect, mainly for an historian's book. I'm not into to the history books yet, maybe 'cus i still feel this kind is in another level for me (being a "beginner reader").
Anyway, when the time comes, history books are one of my goals...
Abbandon the Depoiler: thanks for join in too, mate.
Never read this one. Couldn't find any info too. Military historian, eh?
History books, depending on the time period covered and when the book when written, can be good reading. I have a small collection that center around the 18th century. Most of it is military history but there are a few social/general history pieces in there too.
Abbadon - I haven't read "Army Without Country", but I'll look for it next time I'm at Borders. Is it any good?