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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Hellboy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:25 pm

That's the Ebola novel, one of our teachers read excerpts from it in middle school- everyone pukes and shits their guts out, it's brutal.

I also distinctly remember the scientists getting lucky because they wafted what they didn't know at the time were Ebola fumes instead of smelling them, and they used diamond scalpels to cut bacteria underneath a microscope or something.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Django » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:09 pm

Ebola is like the goresplotation of books. Impossible to take seriously, they just want to scare the average american who will never
experience any serious disease aside from diabetes type 2. They should make a scary book about that.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Wolsk » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:27 am

I just finished the first "Hitchhiker's Guide," and it was hilarious.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Magnus » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Django wrote:Ebola is like the goresplotation of books. Impossible to take seriously, they just want to scare the average american who will never
experience any serious disease aside from diabetes type 2. They should make a scary book about that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reston_virus

The book is based on that incident. Which of course, is trying to scare the average american, however, the average american did come VERY close to an experience of that nature.

Essentially scientists discovered an Ebola strain in Crab-eating Macaques which had been shipped to New York, Texas and Mexico. The CDC (Centre for Disease Control) and USAMRIID (United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) start going batshit because now over 100 monkeys infected with Ebola are in America and the pathogen is possibly circulating in Airlines. They find out later that it isn't pathogenic in humans, still it doesn't take much to make that leap to humans.

It interests me because after Uni I'm looking to get into research of Evolutionary mechanisms in pathogens.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Dr. Fisch » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:43 pm

Django wrote:Ebola is like the goresplotation of books. Impossible to take seriously, they just want to scare the average american who will never
experience any serious disease aside from diabetes type 2. They should make a scary book about that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanta_virus
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Avvatar » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:50 pm

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Waterbear » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:59 pm

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Brig » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:59 pm

I am currently reading a lot of Stephen King Novels, I finished the Shining, and I plan to read Dr. Sleep, It, and The Stand.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by loafozard » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:31 pm

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by rockerboy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:00 am

brigbar wrote:I am currently reading a lot of Stephen King Novels, I finished the Shining, and I plan to read Dr. Sleep, It, and The Stand.
Heh I just did both of those. I'm reading a book called the goldfinch. It reminds me of extremely loud and incredibly close.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by pepper » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:10 am

After reading 14 novels + some theory for my two lit classes this quarter, I'm doing some pleasure reading this break:
Nervous Conditions - Tsitsi Dangarembga
Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung - Lester Bangs
Our Lady of The Flowers - Jean Genet
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Django » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:53 pm

God and The State - Mikhail Bakunin
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by dmitri ravinoff » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:14 am

I just finished A Storm of Swords and OH MY GOD WAS IT INTENSE
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Lexiprawn » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:30 am

Bluebeard, Vonnegut.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Sanvich Hoovy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:51 am

Bout a month or two back I finished Count of Monte Cristo (11/10 book new favorite) and last week i finished a collection of Lovecraft's short stories. Now I'm speeding through the Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov.
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