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Offline Peter Grant

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Terry Pratchett's DEATH

And you gotta love the Death of Rats, the Grim Squeaker
God told me He doesn't exist.


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I love all Terry Pratchett's characters, but especially Granny Weatherwax.

She's pretty cool, but Rincewind is my favourite.
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I'm reading Atlas Shrugged now based on the accolades bestowed upon it in this thread. Don't think I've read anything nearly as thick before (i.e. many pages). Isn't there a movie out yet? - they've had like 53 years ...

Mintaka

 

Starting page 460 of 1078 today.... ( in case anyone cares :P ) My aim is to beat the movie release date that cygost linked to.

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« Last Edit: January 07, 2011, 17:58:36 pm by Mintaka »
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I had no idea what mine were at first but I'll venture some choices:

Trillian - Hitchikers guide to the galaxy - D. Adams

Joshua Calvert - The Night's Dawn trilogy - Peter Hamilton (Not because he's a womanizer, but just because he has really cool adventures)

But I think my favourite is Dexter Morgan.
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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So... I did not deliberate long on this one. For the last few years my reading time has been hijacked (sadly) by text books.

However, I LOVE the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Because, according to society, I am also a bit mad...

Who knew?
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Jon Rico - Starship Troopers (Heinlein)
Lazarus Long - Time Enough For Love(Heinlein)
Arthur Dent - Hitchhikers Guide (Adams)
The Patrician - Discworld (Pratchet)
Isabel Kid/El Cabrito - Floating Outfit series (J T Edson)
Hermione Granger - HP (Rowling)
Susan Calvin - Robot Series (Asimov)
The Doctor - (Various)
Ayla - Clan Of the Cave Bear (Auel)
Jenkins the robot - City series (Simak)
Smash Ogre - Ogre Ogre (Piers Anthony)
Worzel - Lensman series (EE Doc Smith)


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not a bad list, alloytoo  ;) 

I seem to have left fantasy and science fiction reading behind a little. Something which I thought would never happen!  :-[


(To make up for this deficit I play hours of Dungeons and Dragons Online  :D)
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The Stainless Steel Rat in the series by Harry Harrison


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The Stainless Steel Rat in the series by Harry Harrison

D'oh how could I forget Slippery Jim and beautiful yet deadly missus


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not a bad list, alloytoo  ;) 

I seem to have left fantasy and science fiction reading behind a little. Something which I thought would never happen!  :-[


(To make up for this deficit I play hours of Dungeons and Dragons Online  :D)

I confess I'm not up to speed on the latest stuff, my list is mostly the classics.


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Flashman (Flashman)
Mr J.L.B. Matekoni (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
George Smiley (Le Carre)
Mycroft Holmes (The other Holmes)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (James Bond)
Enderby (Enderby trilogy -- Anthony Burgess)
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After much reflection:  Alan Shore.

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I like Denny Crane more. ;D

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LOL this thread reads like one on an Objectivist forum  (wtf!!)
Isn't this supposted to be for Skeptics, can you imagine. Bloody Hell! >:D

Brain, did you really write a book. What is it?

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Sorry I've been out of touch Superman.
Yes I did write a novel classified as Sci Fi some 206000 words of it and titled "Moses was a Liar". It's got some objectivism philosophies in it. Sequel is at a 50% stage at the moment but I'm sukkeling somewhat with it.
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Great stuff, I will have to look into your book this weekend.
Interesting seems that you did not intend it to be classified as Sci Fi.
Does not matter, it is just amazing that a South African will include some Objectivism in his book.