1. Post #1
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    May 2008
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    We talk about books here. Books are good for you. Read some.

    RULES:
    1) Talk about books and only books. No posts that don't have to do with books please.
    2) DO NOT SPOIL BOOKS
    3) When introducing a book, include a picture, breif summary, and personal thoughts on the book.
    4) Do not flame others for their book tastes. Not even 'Twilight'

    Other thread was just autolocked, I think.

    Also I'm reading Eragon again just because.

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    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    it's alright
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    replying to a post in the last thread
    SnakeSolid posted:
    I'm not really fond of science fiction books, instead I like stories which deal with the theme of human nature and its dark side, like what Macbeth does. Does anyone have recommendations?
    if you haven't read or seen it already, Hamlet.
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    I like Stephen King a bit.
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  5. Post #5
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    spooky villages: the complete collection
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  6. Post #6
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    Reading a novel called "Dance Dance Dance" by Haruki Murakami, it's brilliant, as is everything that man craps out. He could spit on a piece of used toilet paper, and it would still be book of the year.
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    Hay I'm reading the eragon series atm too :P on the last book.
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    May 2008
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    Just my luck to get the last post before lock.

    Bought A Game of Thrones (again) just now. Now I have the whole series in hardcover. Also got Century Rain by Reynolds and a zombie novel called Autumn by David Moody. Let's hope it's another positive surprise like Grant's Feed.
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    Starting "The Possessed" very soon. I realized that Dostoevsky was awesome after reading Crime and Punishment for school.

    I like Stephen King a bit.
    Fun and useless fact: It was "It" that got me into reading in the first place.

    Edit: I just realized how it looks when I'm discussing Russian literature posted from a Mac. It's ok, I kind of hate me too.
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    Warming up for The Hobbit
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    Dostoevski and Kafta are awesome.

    Reading Dante's Paradisio atm (underrated compared to inferno).
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    Dostoevski and Kafta are awesome.

    Reading Dante's Paradisio atm (underrated compared to inferno).
    ?

    kafka is awesome though
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  14. Post #14
    Puddin'
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    Reading these two at the moment. Thinking of starting the Mass Effect books after if I can actually find them in my local stores.
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    yeahh, caught 'em all
    Having hardcovers of your favorite books feels good
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    I spy me some motherfuckin Necronomicon

    Respek
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    Not half bad. Neil Gaiman is my favorite.
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  18. Post #18
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    I decided to actually start reading them and I'm loving them. Beside that I'm reading The Inheritance and the Wheel of Time series.
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  19. Post #19
    rogasm
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    yeahh, caught 'em all
    Having hardcovers of your favorite books feels good
    Reading the first one at the minute. Does anything friendly ever happen in it?
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  20. Post #20
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    Nope. Not once.
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  21. Post #21
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    need some books for my kindle, leaving for miami tomorrow
    suggestions

    Edited:

    i love stephen king
    he should write more books
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    October 2010
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    The SWORD OF TRUTH series by Terry Goodkind is one
    Of my favorite series, its better than the wheel
    Of time but some of the books are bland
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    Dennab
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    The SWORD OF TRUTH series by Terry Goodkind is one
    Of my favorite series, its better than the wheel
    Of time but some of the books are bland
    The Shannaras stuff or whatever it's called?

    Edited:

    need some books for my kindle, leaving for miami tomorrow
    suggestions

    Edited:

    i love stephen king
    he should write more books
    If you haven't check out H.P Lovecraft, but anyone who is a big fan of Stephen King should know him.
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    I decided to actually start reading them and I'm loving them. Beside that I'm reading The Inheritance and the Wheel of Time series.
    :respek:

    I'm up to The Adventures, just finished The Man with the Twisted Lip

    They're great :D

    Edited:

    The Shannaras stuff or whatever it's called?

    Edited:



    If you haven't check out H.P Lovecraft, but anyone who is a big fan of Stephen King should know him.
    Nah that's the Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. He's talking about the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

    Not read Sword of Shannara, my friend really rates it. The Sword of Truth series is fantastic though. Really really good example of non-Tolkien high fantasy
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  25. Post #25
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    My favourite book. Definitely worth opening.





    ...



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  26. Post #26
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    Wheel of time is probably better than SoT in my opinion, but that's just me.

    Mostly because I love Elayne
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    Wheel of time is probably better than SoT in my opinion, but that's just me.

    Mostly because I love Elayne
    Lan is the most awesome character in the series imo, I wish they had more stuff from his pov.
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    Lan is cool, but he's generally boring to me.

    My favorite male character is probably Mat, and Rand second. I never really liked Perrin, even though he reminds me most of myself.

    I guess I don't like myself, derp.
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    yeahh, caught 'em all
    Having hardcovers of your favorite books feels good
    When I have a job, I will spend the exorbant amount necessary to get these:



    Edited:

    Reading the first one at the minute. Does anything friendly ever happen in it?
    heh

    Edited:

    Also, does anyone know the 4th one?

    So far I've pegged them as

    1. Starks
    2. Baratheons
    3. Lannisters
    4. Greyjoys (?)
    5. Targaryens
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    Fuarrrrkin sexier than zeez bruh
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    links to purchase those please

    reading 1984 (again)

    finishing my own BOOKE soon. it seems good with soem psoitive feedback from those who have read it - dystopian novels ftw
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    Looks like the Greyjoys. Don't think any other house has a kraken/squid/octopus/general cephalopod as their coat of arms
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    after reading

    and

    All surprisingly hard to find as far as books go.
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    Really interesting autobiography.

    He was drunk most of the time.
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    I've already read the entire prequel series, I don't know why I didn't read this first.
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    Starting "The Possessed" very soon. I realized that Dostoevsky was awesome after reading Crime and Punishment for school.



    Fun and useless fact: It was "It" that got me into reading in the first place.

    Edit: I just realized how it looks when I'm discussing Russian literature posted from a Mac. It's ok, I kind of hate me too.
    let me know what you think of it, I'm still on The Brothers Karamazov
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    I've already read the entire prequel series, I don't know why I didn't read this first.
    because someone removed your brain

    All the Brian Herbert books are shit and Frank Herbert is a god.
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  38. Post #38
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    It's mostly an autobiography of Kevin Mitnick, one of the great early hackers. I finished it a few weeks ago and loved it. It's a really fun read and the technical language isn't too dumbed down, though you're not completely left in the dark if you're not too knowledgeable about some of the terms.

    Since I never finished The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I'm currently reading that too. If anyone knows of some inexpensive-but-awesome kindle books, I'd be glad to hear some recommendations.
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    I got this title just to give Postal a dollar
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    let me know what you think of it, I'm still on The Brothers Karamazov
    I will. How is The Brothers Karamazov? I've heard great things.
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    Ha, came in to post that I just started A Game of Thrones. I'm a bit late to that party. I don't really know anything about the series, just that it's popular and apparently very good indeed.

    I'm also working my way through the Dresden Files series at the moment. In short, a combination of detective fiction and fantasy, set in modern day Chicago. I just finished the fifth in the series, and there are currently 13 or so books. Up to the fifth, the writing has been getting progressively better, but I'm suspicious about how the momentum will keep up over so many books. Honestly, they're not the best or most memorable books, but they're a lot of fun. Good, light reading.
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