The title says it all - tell us which book(s) you're currently reading, and what you think so far.

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Nearly finished with Bertrand Russell's "The ABC of Relativity" and I have started on " The Science and Fiction of Autism" by Laura Schreibman.

Most enjoyed book I have read this year is " Pandora's Keepers : Nine Men and the Atomic Bomb"
I just finished the Invention of Air by Stephen Johnson. I enjoyed it very much. It has an interesting mix of the history of science & American history. I believe that Dry Storeroom No. 1 by Richard Fortey will be next.
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. His writings on the politics and leadership of his time are so vivid, I am enjoying it so far. :)
American Gods by: Neil Gaiman and Wicked By: Gregory Mcguire
I'm about halfway through The Arabian Nights. Some of the stories are fun, some are very tedious.
Hi. Just joined the group and AN tonight. I am currently rereading Sam Harris "The End Of Faith". I've read many fantastic books in my life thus far, but this really hits the nail on the head where god-belief is concerned. Highly recommended.
Just finished Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by Jeffrey Sachs. He gets in plenty of subtle jabs at religion's meddling in human progress. He does so dispassionately, making it all the more enjoyable.
Hi all,

I'm a recent arrival to A|N and a complete newbie to this group. I'm currently overcoming my irrational but intense dislike of Russian literature and reading War and Peace - turns out it's amazing! Might have to some of the others a second chance ...

Also, if I may, a mini-rant regarding the last book I read: The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Excuse my French but what a piece of shite. Annoyingly it was one of those ones where you had to read till the end to find out what happens/happened but I sincerely regret wasting those few days reading the book. Plot: predictable, characterisation: two-dimensional is giving the author too much credit, style: affected and clumsy. This book has single-handedly nearly destroyed any desire I may ever have had of spending time in Spain, that is how gruesome he presents Spanish society to be (though probably unintentionally).
Almost finished with " From Clockwork to Crapshoot: A History of Physics" It contains a lot of information and all you need to know to understand the basics of the history of physics.
Just finished 'Idiot America-How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free' by Charles P. Pierce. Also finished 'Losing My Religion' by William Lobdell.

Good reads.
currently reading 'A Long Way Gone'. its about a boy who is forced into the childrens army during the civil war in Sierra Leone, and all about how he escapes. its truly touching, but terribly sad and gory. and i've heard that it ends really well on a happy note.
I seem to be in a bit of a dystopian mood at the moment. I've recently finished reading Farenheit 451, which was superb but had more to say about mindless conformity than about censorship.

Now I'm about half way throug We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. According to the blurb on the back of the book, this novel was an influence for 1984 and I can certainly see some parallels. It's a good read as well




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