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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #400 on: August 27, 2009, 05:15:34 PM »
Finished Nineteen Eighty-Four a few days ago. Hadn't read it in English yet. Currently reading Kafka's Der Prozess and Achebe's Things fall apart.
I couldn't make it past the part where they stick the sack of rats on his head. I was really freakin' disturbed, and the book was so depressing I just couldn't make myself continue reading it after that. I guess I'm weak.  :(
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #401 on: August 27, 2009, 06:35:15 PM »
Finished Nineteen Eighty-Four a few days ago. Hadn't read it in English yet. Currently reading Kafka's Der Prozess and Achebe's Things fall apart.
I couldn't make it past the part where they stick the sack of rats on his head. I was really freakin' disturbed, and the book was so depressing I just couldn't make myself continue reading it after that. I guess I'm weak.  :(
the thing on his head was infinitely creepier than a sack of rats...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #402 on: August 27, 2009, 06:50:53 PM »
the thing on his head was infinitely creepier than a sack of rats...
A cage of hungry rats, then? It's been a while...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #403 on: August 28, 2009, 01:51:05 AM »
I may be desensitized, as I don't actually remember the rats.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #404 on: August 29, 2009, 11:08:01 AM »
the thing on his head was infinitely creepier than a sack of rats...
A cage of hungry rats, then? It's been a while...
A cage-ish mask. So technically your second guess was very much right. But the book has a really positive ending.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #405 on: August 29, 2009, 05:43:43 PM »
the thing on his head was infinitely creepier than a sack of rats...
A cage of hungry rats, then? It's been a while...
A cage-ish mask. So technically your second guess was very much right. But the book has a really positive ending.

I don't know if I'd call it a positive ending. They finally broke Winston.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #406 on: August 29, 2009, 09:18:53 PM »
I'm currently reading the Blackest Night series from DC, too. It's one of those "buy comics across five different series and a couple we're making just for this!" things, so it's interesting. I missed out on the first couple Green Lantern issues, so I'm hesitant to get the ones for August, but I think I will if I can, and I need to find the Green Lantern Corps ones too. So far Blackest Night, Blackest Night: Titans, Blackest Night: Batman and Tales of the Corps have all been pretty awesome. Blackest Night: Superman was... kinda shitty... to be honest, but then, I'm not much of a Supes fan...

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Re: What are you reading?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #408 on: August 30, 2009, 10:34:34 PM »
Reading the first Anita Blake novel, on the recommendation of one of our own BG moderators, he shall remain anonymous unless I start to dislike the book or my character in his game dies, hehe. :p

AC recommended it.   :P

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #409 on: August 31, 2009, 05:45:55 PM »
Reading Master and Margarita (Saatana saapuu Moskovaan in Finnish, it means Devil arrives to Moscow) again. It is just that darn good.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #410 on: August 31, 2009, 06:45:46 PM »
Starship Troopers
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #411 on: September 01, 2009, 12:28:28 AM »
I just finished reading Dan Simmons' The Terror. I'm probably going to go back to reading either House of Leaves or more Lovecraft stories.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #412 on: September 02, 2009, 07:48:33 AM »
Starship Troopers

Excellent book, so much better than the movie.  One of these days I'm going to have to pick up more Heinlein.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #413 on: September 02, 2009, 01:33:09 PM »
The Odyssey, the Fitzgerald translation for the 5th time, for class.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #414 on: September 02, 2009, 06:02:13 PM »
I think I was there when you read it for the third or fourth time.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #415 on: September 02, 2009, 07:01:25 PM »
I think I was there when you read it for the third or fourth time.
Yep, you were. In a very fetching skirt, if I recall.   ;)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #416 on: September 03, 2009, 01:34:59 AM »
I think I was there when you read it for the third or fourth time.
Yep, you were. In a very fetching skirt, if I recall.   ;)

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« Reply #417 on: September 03, 2009, 02:05:45 AM »
I think I was there when you read it for the third or fourth time.
Yep, you were. In a very fetching skirt, if I recall.   ;)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #418 on: September 03, 2009, 05:19:33 PM »
Starship Troopers

Excellent book, so much better than the movie.  One of these days I'm going to have to pick up more Heinlein.

I didn't like it. I finished it and read all the way through, damnit, but I didn't like it. That's probably because I went into it expecting a lot more action and fighting -- more along the lines of the movie but without the suck -- and not political theory. Though, if I read it now I'd probably enjoy it. I had the same problem with 1984 -- except I hated that book so much I actually paid someone to borrow it and never bring it back. But at least I finished that one too.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #419 on: September 03, 2009, 06:50:41 PM »
Starship Troopers

Excellent book, so much better than the movie.  One of these days I'm going to have to pick up more Heinlein.

I didn't like it. I finished it and read all the way through, damnit, but I didn't like it. That's probably because I went into it expecting a lot more action and fighting -- more along the lines of the movie but without the suck -- and not political theory. Though, if I read it now I'd probably enjoy it. I had the same problem with 1984 -- except I hated that book so much I actually paid someone to borrow it and never bring it back. But at least I finished that one too.

Yeah, the book is a good book but it is NOTHING like the movie, heh.
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