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Old 08-13-2009, 04:06 AM   #61
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Man, I have no life. The last book I read was 3 months ago. It was Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. Pretty good book.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:40 PM   #62
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I just read The Grapes of Wrath, Death of a Salesman, and have started In Cold Blood, for English and I rather enjoyed them.

I really like Ray Bradbury's stuff with Fahrenheit 451 (best title ever imo) and Something Wicked This Way Comes being favorites. His short stories are good stuff too.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:57 PM   #63
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Got all of David Sedaris' books a few weeks ago. Been reading them a lot.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:16 PM   #64
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I am reading Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:35 AM   #65
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6 DAY BUMP

Thinking about ordering The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya the light novel, since I found a gift card for $25 that I got ages ago, and figured out I can use it online. None of the book stores I usually go to have the hardcover edition in stock, only paperback, but I like hardcover cover more, so might end up ordering it soon.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:49 PM   #66
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Reading the Sun Also Rises right now for my English class. About 40 pages in, and I hate everything about this novel. Is there a drastic style change later on, or does it constantly stay this shitty?
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:58 PM   #67
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out of everything Hemingway wrote, why the fuck did they pick "The Sun Also Rises"?
That is, like, one of his worst books. Even HE thought so.
what the fuck?
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:00 PM   #68
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Warhammer 40k: The Space Wolf Omnibus is what I'm currently on.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:00 PM   #69
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Well, they had us read the Stranger and the Metamorphosis, so I guess they decided to fuck things up by throwing a token shitty novel in there.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:01 PM   #70
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Hemingway's a good author most of the time.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:03 PM   #71
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I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt on that. I still fucking despise this book.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:04 PM   #72
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Re-reading Isaac Asimov's Robots and Murder series. Followed by the Foundation series. Possibly followed by his short story collections.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #73
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He has a short story called "The Short Happy Life of Francis Micawber" which I would recommend people read because it is enjoyable.

One of the big things with Hemingway is that he is totally sexist. Any women who is assertive or takes up a male role in his novels tends to be viewed poorly. Any man who acts like a "woman" or is submissive is regarded as scum. The men have to be MEN. That's why lots of his books have to do with bull fighting or hunting or wars.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #74
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This book seems to be about writing techniques that get no where and characters without social skills that speak to one another like groups of five year olds.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #75
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Been reading Raymond Feist books for a long time now, god dang those books are so amazing. The character development and rules of the magic and things is insanely well done, the world is pretty awesome and the story just keeps your attention through-out.

Went back and finished the Bazil Broketail series a few weeks back. I'm really going to miss that series. The last one was pretty decent, the 2nd to last one was freakin' amazing imo.

Read the first 4 or 5 Runelords books about a year ago... let me tell you sumfin, if you ever read those book series I hope you're not the kind of person that gets attached to characters, cuz DAYUM. Good books though, really like the brutal-ness of it all.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #76
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I finished the Catcher in the Rye, today. Excellent book.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:36 PM   #77
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Starting to read the Heart of Darkness. Not sure what to read after this. Any recommendations?
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:24 PM   #78
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If you've not read it, all of the "Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" series is really good.

Also, anyone know anything about the Starcraft books? Which are good, if any, etc, etc?
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #79
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Starting to read the Heart of Darkness. Not sure what to read after this. Any recommendations?
If you enjoy that, I'd recommend A Handful Of Dust by Evelyn Waugh.

Currently reading a collection of Robert Barrett Browning poems, I'll probably start reading some Philip Roth after my exams are done.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:31 PM   #80
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Just finished Streets of Blood. While I was a bit disappointed when the exposition men came a-calling to the main guy's house and took him for a ride in the exposition express at the end (I don't think that could be counted as a spoiler), I guess it kind of made sense.

I'm thinking of either rereading this:


Or moving onto the next Shadowrun novel:

Pulpy goodness.


I should also finish Friday and Job: A Comedy of Justice (even though the protagonist really sorta gets under my skin).
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:11 AM   #81
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Neal Stephenson is a pretty damn great author.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:49 PM   #82
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Readin' Metro 2033. Pretty amazing book.
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I agree, mostly. Except for that book he wrote with his uncle (Well, the first one. I can't speak of the other).
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:24 AM   #84
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Just finished re-reading Slaughterhouse Five yesterday. Forgot how great of a read it is.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:23 PM   #85
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Reading Richard Dawkin's The God Delusion. Still.
Reading the third Dexter book, still, that one didn't capture me as quickly.

Two others, one I've been reading for over a year, I just keep getting too distracted.

I enjoy reading though.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #86
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:54 PM   #87
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Augh don't make me relive that. There was only one moment that actually entertained me, and that was the harlequin fanboy, if only because his ridiculous mancrush on Kurtz was freaking hilarious. How did I describe it, when I entered class one day...? "It's like A Separate Peace meets the end of that one chapter in The Great Gatsby meets the Internet." Something like that.

And yeah I hate Hemingway's stuff with a passion. Not because of any sexism, mostly just because the characters' personalities tend to grind on my nerves...as does the writing style. That lady in A Farewell To Arms? I was overjoyed when she died. Seriously, what a shrew.

Currently reading Lord of the Flies. I think Jack may be my favorite so far.
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Simon is the best
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Simon is Jesus.

Also finished reading Metro 2033. Kremlin moster sounded like premium-grade nightmare fuel.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:43 PM   #90
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Finished Lord of the Flies. Pretty awesome. Pretty screwed up, which is why it's awesome. Jack is still my favorite.
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