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Post  Smashy B on Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:12 pm

Update: Finished High Rhulain and Choke a while ago. High Rhulain was meh, very bland, but Choke was amazingly addicting to read. I swear I'm in love with Chuck Palahniuk's style of writing. Now I'm reading Citizen Soldier for a book review for my history class. I'm still interested about reading the book though cause follows the sorta the everyday life of the average people that fought in World War II and it's not cut and dry because the author, Stephen Ambrose, gives you the story of real people, real names, so it's more like reading a story than a report on what happened during this time.

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Post  Serras-Kai on Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:40 pm

Eldest,
Watchmen,
The Gunslinger,
Black Cat,
Full Metal Alchemest,
One Piece,
Soul Eater,
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!,
Dragon Half,
and Eyeshield 21.

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Post  JGH27 on Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:19 pm

Almost done Wizard and Glass then I'm gonna read Frankenstein. Already it's kicking my ass though just from scanning a few pages lol

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Post  Pikpik Love on Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:47 pm

Cancer Ward
Bless Me, Ultima
Life of Pi
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Acceleration
FLCL
Watchmen
Full Metal Alchemist
We3
Buddha - Osamu Tezuka

Aside from books, I enjoy reading magazines like Rolling Stone, Transworld, and Juxtapoz as well.

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Post  Central Scrutinizer on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:09 pm

Currently I have too many good books to read now:

1984
Grapes Of Wrath
The Sun Also Rises

Gotta work out this shit.

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Post  Smashy B on Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:01 pm

Central Scrutinizer wrote:Currently I have too many good books to read now:

1984
Grapes Of Wrath
The Sun Also Rises

Gotta work out this shit.
Let me guess, you're readaing those for school, aren't you?

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Post  Central Scrutinizer on Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:26 pm

Nah, not really. I am just tired of cliche fantasy stories and swedish crime novels. So I have decided to go over to the classics instead. It has worked out good so far.It also helps when you had an grandfather with a whole libary of classic literature. Got to borrow some stuff from there too, so it's a nice start.

And yes. Swedish crime novels have almost become an genre over here. Can't stand that shit anymore, especially when they are hyped up as much as they are here.

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Post  Smashy B on Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:37 pm

Well, if you're tired of those genres, then might I suggest lookin into reading books by Chuck Palahniuk when you'ew done with the classics. Shoot me for bringing him up again, but I love his writing style and he's my favorite author right now. I'd read one of his books, but I got to focus on the one I have to read and review for my history class.

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Post  Central Scrutinizer on Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:44 pm

Maybe I'll check him out then.

Haven't read anything by him, but I guess you have some recommendations in store then?


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Post  JGH27 on Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:45 pm

smashbro wrote:Well, if you're tired of those genres, then might I suggest lookin into reading books by Chuck Palahniuk when you'ew done with the classics. Shoot me for bringing him up again, but I love his writing style and he's my favorite author right now. I'd read one of his books, but I got to focus on the one I have to read and review for my history class.

*shoots Smashbro*

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Post  Smashy B on Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:59 pm

Central Scrutinizer wrote:Maybe I'll check him out then.

Haven't read anything by him, but I guess you have some recommendations in store then?
Fight Club, Choke, Haunted, Diary, maybe Snuff but I have to check it out.

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Re: Oprah Winfrey's Book Club (The Book Thread)

Post  Fedaykin on Mon May 18, 2009 12:39 pm

How did I miss this thread?

I'm a huge fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy,but not restricted to that.
Here a short list of my favourite books and authors:

The whole Dune series(including the new ones,they are nice in their own way) - I read the 6 originals in 3 weeks,I'm still hooked
Almost everything from Terry Pratchett - intelligent fantasy at its best,my favourite would be A Good Omen
The Known Space stories from Larry Niven,his books written together with Jerry Pournelle are also outstanding
I recently fell in love with The Lies Of Lock Lamorra - the author created a really interesting world there
If you like absurd humor,there is no way around Christopher Moore,that guy is a genius
The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy - do i have to say more?

I'm sure,that I forgot some books,but oh well ^^

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Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Tue May 19, 2009 12:13 am

"Hello Coraline, We're your other parents"

Shit scares me.

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Post  Kallin on Tue May 19, 2009 1:01 am

Fobby-Kun wrote:"Hello Coraline, We're your other parents"

Shit scares me.

I still need to read that. My roommate got me on a Gaiman kick.

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Post  Fedaykin on Tue May 19, 2009 11:27 am

Have you read American Gods? The concept of Old Gods vs New Gods got me into buying it,very well written and intruiging story

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Post  Kallin on Thu May 21, 2009 8:41 pm

Fedaykin wrote:Have you read American Gods? The concept of Old Gods vs New Gods got me into buying it,very well written and intruiging story

As soon as he finds the book in his Treasure Trove of Literature, I'll be reading it. Until then, no, I haven't read it yet. I want to so very, very badly.

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Post  Avalanche on Fri May 22, 2009 10:47 am

Do Manga's count? I just finished Gantz and Battle Royal. The later is best described as Lord of the Flies on crack. Its insanely cruel and violent, and my only reason for reading trough it was seeing what boundaries (sp?) it would ignore next. Gantz is a bit meh too, though incredibly detailed.

I guess I'll start reading real books again when I'm in France for the summer.

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Post  SurgePox on Fri May 22, 2009 12:41 pm

I started Gantz, and though there were definent things I hate about it, there was a lot of awesome mindfuckery.

and battle royale is also an awesome movie, based off an awesome book.

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Post  Avalanche on Fri May 22, 2009 1:32 pm

SurgePox wrote:I started Gantz, and though there were definent things I hate about it, there was a lot of awesome mindfuckery.

and battle royale is also an awesome movie, based off an awesome book.

Aah, I was told about the movie but didnt knew there was a book about it. And yeah Gantz is stuffed with mindfucking with twisted morals, revivals and clones but the aliens steal the show. There are fucking zilioneyed dinosaurs, robo-rock lee's with chicken inside.

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Post  Central Scrutinizer on Sun May 24, 2009 10:43 am

Gantz is probably one of the worst mangas I have ever read.

Worst case of style over substance ever.

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Post  jwla on Mon May 25, 2009 7:58 pm

I need new things to read. I read (mostly) anything. I kid you not. I read the history of the Oxford English dictionary, and liked it. Now, I am looking for recommendations...

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Post  Ziren on Mon May 25, 2009 8:25 pm

jwla wrote:I need new things to read. I read (mostly) anything. I kid you not. I read the history of the Oxford English dictionary, and liked it. Now, I am looking for recommendations...

Pretty much anything by Tad Williams if you're looking for more serious fiction. For comical fiction, I'd suggest Terry Pratchett.

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Post  zach also rises on Mon May 25, 2009 8:30 pm

The only fantasy books you should be reading are the series that starts with A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

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Post  Kallin on Mon May 25, 2009 9:07 pm

zach also rises wrote:The only fantasy books you should be reading are the series that starts with A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

I can support this idea.

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Post  jwla on Tue May 26, 2009 8:59 am

While I haven't read much fantasy, when I pick one up, it will definitely be something mentioned here. The only thing I don't read is romance. I don't know how women stand some of that. I'll take my romance--or what little of it appears--in my standard fiction or non-fiction, thank you very much! Wink

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