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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #500 on: May 11, 2010, 06:09:28 AM »
Just finished "Assegai" by Wilbur Smith.  Mediocre at best.  Poor pacing, outlandish plot, one-dimensional characters, weak writing.  The book came fairly well recommended, so I was hoping for something on the level of Pressfield's "Gates of Fire".  Sadly, it was nothing close to that.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #501 on: May 18, 2010, 08:38:45 PM »
I just finished The Antichrist (or The Anti-Christian, depending on how you want to translate it) by Friedrich Nietzsche. Without touching on the content, I'm one of the first to jump to Nietzsche's defense when he's branded as a nazi, but I do have to admit that some of the language he uses doesn't exactly help his case. (Which may have to do with the fact that it was more or less commonplace before the thirties and forties.)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #502 on: May 19, 2010, 07:22:41 AM »
I am almost finished reading Vampire Wars by Steven Savile. It iss really good so far, full of battles, vampires and necromancers. :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #503 on: July 17, 2010, 02:00:48 PM »
recently read the zombie survival guide, makes you look at the world in a new light for a while,

now i'm in the middle of a couple great books about python and XHTML!

i never could stand novels.... i'd rather read whatever the wikipedia random page button summons, or even a dictionary with decent etymology notes

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #504 on: July 17, 2010, 11:13:50 PM »
Just finished The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya. Having seen the Anime and read the Manga versions of these stories already, I'd say I like the Manga's take on Mysterique Sign (unless the Kyon's grandparents arc is added in later), the Novel's version of Remote Island Syndrome (In Media Res is hella cool), and the Anime's version of Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody (Can't put my finger on this one, might just be nostalgia since I watched the Anime first...). I can't decide which version of Boredom I liked best, but it wasn't ever my favorite story to begin with...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #505 on: August 06, 2010, 05:26:58 AM »
The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker.

Going to re-re-read House of Leaves to bridge the time between getting the next books in the series. My girlfriend wants to me read The Book of Lost Things as well.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #506 on: August 19, 2010, 10:34:52 PM »
Read both "The Eye of the World" and "The Great Hunt" by Robert Jordan in under 6 days, halfway through "The Dragon Reborn" right now.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #507 on: August 21, 2010, 09:28:05 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #508 on: August 22, 2010, 07:58:51 AM »
Read both "The Eye of the World" and "The Great Hunt" by Robert Jordan in under 6 days, halfway through "The Dragon Reborn" right now.


stop at any time before book 7.

or at least know you have been warned.

6ish - 10 ish are balls.

> 10 gets better... so far..



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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #509 on: August 22, 2010, 06:48:26 PM »
Read both "The Eye of the World" and "The Great Hunt" by Robert Jordan in under 6 days, halfway through "The Dragon Reborn" right now.


stop at any time before book 7.

or at least know you have been warned.

6ish - 10 ish are balls.

> 10 gets better... so far..
I have bought book 1-6 so we'll see how long it takes for me to get there, summer break is over tomorrow so I won't have much enthusiasm for reading when I get home
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #510 on: August 24, 2010, 06:32:33 AM »
Monster by A. Lee Martinez.  Damn funny

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #511 on: August 24, 2010, 08:05:21 AM »
Re-reading The Eye of the World because I've finally found a copy of The Great Hunt.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #512 on: August 25, 2010, 06:51:47 AM »
Anansi boys by Neil Gaiman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #513 on: August 26, 2010, 07:30:15 AM »
Cthulhu's Dark Cults

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #514 on: August 26, 2010, 09:01:35 PM »
Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach. Reading it for a university level Utopia/Distopia course. I'm actually re-reading it since I read it for a High School level Utopia/Distopia class.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #515 on: August 26, 2010, 10:20:15 PM »
Reading The hunger Games trilogy,along with some John Grisham. I checked out the first book of the Hunger Games from the library and now that i love it i plan to buy all three in the future.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #516 on: September 03, 2010, 05:56:41 AM »
Finished The Klarkash-Ton Cycle and the Trail of Tsathoggua

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #517 on: September 10, 2010, 02:34:09 AM »
Well, I've just started 1984 for the first time. The one I read just before that was Boneshaker, which is amusing to describe since it's a "Steampunk Alternate Civil War Zombie" book.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #518 on: September 18, 2010, 09:05:53 AM »
Finished The Klarkash-Ton Cycle and the Trail of Tsathoggua

Just to be curious, is there any particular collection of Clark Ashton Smith you'd recommend? I'm trying to expand my collection of Weird Tales horror. The one I'm currently looking at is "Return of the Sorcerer" -- it caught my eye because Gene Wolfe wrote an introduction for it and the others I found were too pricey for someone I've never read (or just period for the $100+ collections I found @_@)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #519 on: September 18, 2010, 12:13:49 PM »
rereading plato.

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