Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Watch this topic Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
114 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 583090 18-Feb-2012 09:19 Send private message quote this post

dolores cannon The Convoluted Universe - Book Four

Using deep hypnosis and past life regression techniques, she presents mind-blowing theories and concepts originating from other dimensions.

In this new volume you'll find more information about the spirit side--where we go after we "die"--plus new information on life reviews and preparing contracts and your life plan of what you hope to accomplish on your return to Earth.

 
I always enjoy her books.  although this one did repeat too much from previous books, bummer.

gjm



618 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 40

Subscriber

  Reply # 610000 16-Apr-2012 13:30 Send private message quote this post

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline - sci-fi novel set in the not to distant future where real life is avoided and people spend most of there time in virtual reality. The creator of the VR or the OASIS as it is known dies and leaves a quest for people to do, the winner of which will become the owner of the OASIS.

I loved this book and all of its references to the 80's with its arcade machines, music, culture etc. Im pretty crap at writing reviews so have a look on Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/030788743X for some more elegant book feedback. Apparently it was in the top 10 books on Amazon sometime last year.

I really rate it if you are a child of the 80's and are into all things tech. 9/10 for me.




[Amstrad CPC 6128: 128k Memory: 3 inch floppy drive: Colour Screen]

392 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 610021 16-Apr-2012 14:02 Send private message quote this post

i read the hunger games series, bit girly but enjoyable




this is where a signature goes

6095 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 383

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 610028 16-Apr-2012 14:05 Send private message quote this post

Hunger games is a triology correct? So the second and third books are lead on's from the book the movie was based on ? So I should skip 1 and move to 2 and 3?

392 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 610038 16-Apr-2012 14:18 Send private message quote this post

yup a trilogy, but nah you have to read the whole lot, there are a few small differences between the movie and book which make it worth it.... actualy a whole lot of differences especialy in how you view the main character




this is where a signature goes

551 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 610039 16-Apr-2012 14:19 Send private message quote this post

networkn: Hunger games is a triology correct? So the second and third books are lead on's from the book the movie was based on ? So I should skip 1 and move to 2 and 3?


Correct.  But I would strongly urge you to read the first book before the second (Catching Fire) and third (Mockingjay) books.  There's a lot in the first book which is glossed over or left out altogether in the movie.  If you leap into the second book after watching the movie, I don't think it will be as enjoyable.

6095 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 383

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 610046 16-Apr-2012 14:24 Send private message quote this post

Lizard1977:
networkn: Hunger games is a triology correct? So the second and third books are lead on's from the book the movie was based on ? So I should skip 1 and move to 2 and 3?


Correct.  But I would strongly urge you to read the first book before the second (Catching Fire) and third (Mockingjay) books.  There's a lot in the first book which is glossed over or left out altogether in the movie.  If you leap into the second book after watching the movie, I don't think it will be as enjoyable.


Ok I will do, I read the first two chapters of the book and it so far just followed the script of the movie almost word for word, but I read pretty quickly so I expect it won't take long. Will make a nice break from the 8 Robert Crais books I just read in a row.
 

3141 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 98

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 610048 16-Apr-2012 14:27 Send private message quote this post

I just finished Jurassic Park, it was great - much better story than the movie. Interesting to see the changes Speilberg made to the original story too.

Great adventure story, very well written and very grounded in science.

658 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 610080 16-Apr-2012 15:37 Send private message quote this post

Just finished the Girl Who Played with Fire (I read Dragon Tattoo a couple of years ago) and have headed straight into the Hornet's Nest.





6095 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 383

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 610082 16-Apr-2012 15:41 Send private message quote this post

I got 2/3 of the way through the final book in that series and I can't be bothered finishing it.

gjm



618 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 40

Subscriber

  Reply # 610090 16-Apr-2012 15:54 Send private message quote this post

the last one starts a bit slow but the end is the best bit!!




[Amstrad CPC 6128: 128k Memory: 3 inch floppy drive: Colour Screen]

6095 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 383

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 610095 16-Apr-2012 15:55 Send private message quote this post

gjm: the last one starts a bit slow but the end is the best bit!!


Ok. I'll finish it. The other reason is that I have it on hardcover and now I have a kindle, reading big heavy books is such a drag!

1136 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 58

Subscriber

  Reply # 610120 16-Apr-2012 17:09 Send private message quote this post

Just finished reading Hunger Games and now started on the second one (Catching Fire).

Was not sure what to make of them before reading, but as you can plainly see - I enjoyed the first enough to download the second (reading the Kindle versions on iPad)




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 620742 7-May-2012 06:06 Send private message quote this post

Karl Pilkington - An Idiot Abroad, excellent easy going read

392 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 620798 7-May-2012 09:26 Send private message quote this post

just got myself a kindle actualy, i want to download the game of thrones first thing :)




this is where a signature goes

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Watch this topic Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by timmmay on 17-Apr-2014 18:39 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by SaltyNZ on 17-Apr-2014 16:47 (84 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Business vs Residential UFB, why the huge difference in cost??
Created by dman, last reply by dman on 16-Apr-2014 23:45 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Problem with NDSCam
Created by haydenmarsh, last reply by Benoire on 14-Apr-2014 21:28 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


Weather - Auckland
Created by networkn, last reply by Sidestep on 17-Apr-2014 13:47 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


True cost of driving ..
Created by rayonline, last reply by alasta on 14-Apr-2014 20:43 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


NZ still in the stone ages regarding IT ?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by wasabi2k on 17-Apr-2014 16:49 (16 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.