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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby MWB on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:47 pm

Yeah, wife said the same thing about starting slow. I'll actually probably start this book today.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:56 pm

Admin wrote:Has anyone read the Stieg Larsson books (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.)? Recommended?

My father liked them so much he sent copies of all of them to me. They're good—well written with interesting characters. Too bad about the author.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:27 am

just finished Vernon God Little by D. B. C. Pierre. From a 15 yr olds pov, a dark comedy about a boy who is blamed for a school shooting masacre and how the media and people in the world view him. It takes a while to get used to the language, f word is used at least 1 time a sentence. Almost quit reading the book because the writing seemed almost foreign (after just finishing the 1st 3 song of fire and ice books) but I'm glad I stuck with it. One of the weirdest books I've ever read, one of the reviews said it's like huck finn meets south park, and I guess that's pretty accurate. You really can't tell if this thing is pure genious or garbage, but I really liked it in the end. check it out if you want something different.

So in the last few months, I've read 1st 3 song of fire and ice books, the name of the wind, and vernon god little. Anyone have any suggestions on a good fantasy type book, I loved name of the wind and looking for something similar? I might pick up Lovecrafts at the mountains of madness, but looking for something else... help please
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby columbia on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:28 am

"Hockey: A People's History"
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:31 am

just started reading malcolm gladwell's outliers. pretty good so far.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:22 am

Anyone ever read the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:25 am

eddysnake wrote:Anyone ever read the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb?

Robin Hood wrote a book? :scared:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Kraftster on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:41 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:just started reading malcolm gladwell's outliers. pretty good so far.


All the Gladwell fans I know rave about this book, but everything I've ever been told about it seems to be a statement of the obvious.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Twisted Wrister on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:44 am

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gonchar's #1 fan on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:54 am

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby danisu21 on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:09 pm

the taming of the shrew (shakespeare). leaves of grass (whitman).

both of those are currently being read for next week's classes.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby LeopardLetang on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:23 pm

Gonchar's #1 fan wrote:Image


i read that many years ago. entertaining ride through his mind.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby LeopardLetang on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:35 pm

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great perceptions from a great writer and a hardened traveler on so many different countries. gave me my first glimpses of what life is like in places like Turkmenistan, Cambodia, Hungary, Turkey and more. just like Dark Star Safari did with the entire east coast of africa.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:38 pm

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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Gaucho on Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:07 pm

Finished Point Omega by Don DeLillo (solid) and now read The Humbling by Philip Roth (solid). The classic manga series Lone Wolf & Cub is awesome, though. Great stuff. If you liked Kill Bill you should read Lady Snowblood.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby crayz on Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:05 pm

Finally on the last of the Vince Flynn books....

Next up is goin to be Brad Thor
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby canaan on Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:06 pm

danisu21 wrote:the taming of the shrew (shakespeare). leaves of grass (whitman).

both of those are currently being read for next week's classes.

:thumb:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby rasbatch on Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:14 pm

Ghosts of Cannae- about Hannibals invasion of Italy and huge roman battle.
Saw the author on the Daily show and thought that could be cool. It's alright
but the authors writing style is a little hard to get use to.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:53 pm

danisu21 wrote:the taming of the shrew (shakespeare). leaves of grass (whitman).

both of those are currently being read for next week's classes.

Huh, I didn't know schools these days still assigned literature from dead white men. Are you being asked to critique them from the point of view of a one-legged African-American vegan lesbian, or something like that?
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:05 pm

Shyster wrote:
danisu21 wrote:the taming of the shrew (shakespeare). leaves of grass (whitman).

both of those are currently being read for next week's classes.

Huh, I didn't know schools these days still assigned literature from dead white men. Are you being asked to critique them from the point of view of a one-legged African-American vegan lesbian, or something like that?


:thumb:

Maybe he goes to Hillsdale? :pop:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Kraftster on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:09 pm

Shyster wrote:
danisu21 wrote:the taming of the shrew (shakespeare). leaves of grass (whitman).

both of those are currently being read for next week's classes.

Huh, I didn't know schools these days still assigned literature from dead white men. Are you being asked to critique them from the point of view of a one-legged African-American vegan lesbian, or something like that?


hahaha
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:29 pm

Kraftster wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:just started reading malcolm gladwell's outliers. pretty good so far.


All the Gladwell fans I know rave about this book, but everything I've ever been told about it seems to be a statement of the obvious.


i feel that way about most of gladwells books but they are interesting enough
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:31 pm

The Five Love Languages, I have to read it for Marriage class. It's actually not a bad book.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Kicksave on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:33 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:The Five Love Languages, I have to read it for Marriage class. It's actually not a bad book.


lol, whipped.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:39 pm

Kicksave wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:The Five Love Languages, I have to read it for Marriage class. It's actually not a bad book.


lol, whipped.


Actually, nah I'll save my remark for a rainy date.
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