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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #460 on: November 25, 2009, 08:04:49 PM »
Vancian version of Hastur Hastur Hastu, that'd be funny.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #461 on: December 02, 2009, 05:49:58 PM »
Anita Blake Series: Cerulean Butterfly.

Yes, I am hooked on this series.  :D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #462 on: December 02, 2009, 06:12:41 PM »
Tess of the d'Urbervilles.  In all honesty, I think Tess is a silly git and I don't feel sorry for her.  Although I find the book more fascinating in a sense of trying to divine what Hardy believes than the actual story at hand.  I just don't like the main character, fucking mary sue.

EDIT:  Got to the end. 

[spoiler]She never became an hero.  I am disappointed.  Her death only added to the "Oh, I'm so pretty and everyone is so mean to me blah blah blah.  If you weren't such a dumbass, Tess, your life would suck significantly less.[/spoiler]
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #463 on: December 08, 2009, 06:01:00 AM »
hardy is one of my top 5 fav authors,

have not read tess, but jude is a+++
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #464 on: December 09, 2009, 10:41:56 AM »
Currently reading the Discworld books. Just finished Men at Arms today, started Mort, and can't wait till I have money again so I can track down more City Watch books.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #465 on: December 09, 2009, 06:48:23 PM »
Currently reading the Discworld books. Just finished Men at Arms today, started Mort, and can't wait till I have money again so I can track down more City Watch books.

I recommend Night Watch.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #466 on: December 09, 2009, 06:57:20 PM »
But...Thud!
The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #467 on: December 09, 2009, 06:58:41 PM »
That too.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #468 on: December 09, 2009, 08:11:15 PM »
THIS IS NOT MY COW!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #469 on: December 09, 2009, 10:20:14 PM »
Is that my cow? It goes "buggrit, millennium hand and shrimp!". It is Foul ol' Ron. That is not my cow.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #470 on: December 10, 2009, 06:27:25 AM »
Currently reading the Discworld books. Just finished Men at Arms today, started Mort, and can't wait till I have money again so I can track down more City Watch books.

I recommend Night Watch.

I second that.  Plus, Going Postal is a good read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #471 on: January 02, 2010, 04:15:05 PM »
Just finished "Term Limits", by Vince Flynn.  Wow.  I finally found a book too right-wing even for me.  This is like a Glenn Beck wet dream.  I may despise the current crop of politicians and their bullshit, but even I don't think whacking four of them to be the way to fix it. 

I also picked up "War Baby!  The US Caliber .30 Carbine" by Larry Ruth, and "Desperate Measures - Last-Ditch Weapons of the Nazi Volkssturm" by W. Darrin Weaver.  Both are interesting looks into interesting weapons made in interesting times.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #472 on: January 02, 2010, 04:28:58 PM »
I'm about halfway through The Eye of the World; first book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #473 on: January 22, 2010, 12:30:11 PM »
The Hound of the Baskervilles!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #474 on: January 23, 2010, 03:04:32 AM »
Got "The Sten Machine Carbine" by Peter Laidler.  Very interesting stuff, especially about the lesser-known experimental and resistance-made STENs.

Also reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King.  Refreshing, it's like King finally got his head out of his ass after Cell and the last Dark Tower book, and started writing like Stephen Fucking King again.  A must-read for fans so far.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #475 on: January 23, 2010, 07:58:02 AM »
Also reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King.  Refreshing, it's like King finally got his head out of his ass after Cell and the last Dark Tower book, and started writing like Stephen Fucking King again.  A must-read for fans so far.

I heard exactly the opposite actually.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #476 on: January 23, 2010, 02:45:13 PM »
Also reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King.  Refreshing, it's like King finally got his head out of his ass after Cell and the last Dark Tower book, and started writing like Stephen Fucking King again.  A must-read for fans so far.

I heard exactly the opposite actually.

It lacks a lot of the supernatural element, at least at first, but it more than makes up for that with plain old human evil.  Having read pretty much every King novel and short story ever published, I'd put this one in the upper half at least.  It's no IT, but it's a far cry from From A Buick 8.

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« Reply #477 on: January 23, 2010, 08:50:46 PM »
I heard it from my mother, who has also read pretty much every King novel and short story ever published.   :P She said that it was worth reading once because it was King, but not worth buying or owning at all.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #478 on: January 23, 2010, 09:31:34 PM »
Got "The Sten Machine Carbine" by Peter Laidler.  Very interesting stuff, especially about the lesser-known experimental and resistance-made STENs.

Also reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King.  Refreshing, it's like King finally got his head out of his ass after Cell and the last Dark Tower book, and started writing like Stephen Fucking King again.  A must-read for fans so far.
I loved The Dark Tower (Book 7 and the series), but I really couldn't stand Cell. I haven't read everything he's written, but since I started reading him two years ago his work has comprised a good 75% of the material I do read.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #479 on: January 24, 2010, 09:02:04 AM »
I finished Under the Dome.  Very interesting.  I wasn't completely satisfied with the ending, but King often intentionally leaves endings unsatisfying, and I can live with it.