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Old 04-24-2012, 11:00 AM

All in all this was a good series.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:14 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:28 PM

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:05 AM

and so shed a few tears at the end
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:19 PM

Really a great piece of modern fiction. Egan is fantastic.

I don't think this series is very good, but I love it so much it's hard to tell.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:13 PM
wrong post

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:55 AM
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:55 PM
Marvel : Civil War

After the New Warriors and their reality TV crew tried to arrest a gang of super-villains in Stantford,CT , something goes wrong and 600 peoples are dead. Facing a massive uprising against masked viligantes, the US goverment comes up with a Registration Act for all heroes ,mutants and caped crusaders.

One on side , the pro-registration led by Ironman. With the backing of S.H.I.E.L.D led by Maria Hill and notable superheroes like Spiderman , Mr.Fantastic , Miss Marvel , Deadpool , Blade & Black Widow too name a few , they tried to unify all heroes to work for S.H.I.E.L.D else be thrown in a prison in the Negative Zone ( kinda like Guantanamo )

On the other side , the anti-registration led by Captain America and a "working-behind-the-scene-while-AWOL-from-SHIELD" Nick Fury. The renegade group also includes Luke Cage , Daredevil , The Punisher , Cable , Wolverine , Doctor Strange and many more.

While there is too many comic heroes involved and the story tends to be overwhelming just by the sheer number of comic books involved ( 106 ) , the fact is that the heart of the story touches something deep : the value of freedom vs security .... especially in a post 9/11 America.

I loved the twists in the story like when people from both side defect to the other side after Goliath is killed by Thor-clone. I loved the way that it's more a right vs wrong fight rather than a good vs evil fight. I also loved the way villains are working in the background ( Dr Doom , Green Goblin, etc ). Marvel really went all out on this one and if a super-hero movie wants to top The Avengers , this is the story that Marvel wants to tell.

A Civil War movie will probably never happen since Marvel sold the right to do X-Men and Spiderman movie ( damn u Fox) but the nerd in me knows that would be the most epic of the epic super-hero movie ... probably a trilogy too.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:25 AM

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:13 PM

Continuing the story of Richard and Khalen. I love this series.

Reread my copy of Tolkien's Letters which are invaluable sources of information.

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:08 AM
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:12 AM
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:43 AM

Nocturnal - Scott Sigler

Highly recommend! 5/5

Here is the trailer if interested:
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:16 PM

If I didn't work so damn much in the past two weeks, I probably would have been done with this book a lot faster. I probably would have gotten finished in a week if not less. I had a very hard time putting it down and while at I was at work all I could think of was this.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:23 PM

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:54 AM

Interesting storytelling dealing with death and false religion(s) mostly. Including the religion of Hollywood scandal. It had a strange narrative, some cool short stories told by many different characters and odd perspectives of what purgatory might be like.
I liked it but it was somewhat confusing to read every once in a while. It kind of jumped all over the place geographically, between characters and even the times it took place at.



Pretty good yarn, with a story within a story. Within a story. I liked it quite a bit.


THROTTLE (Kindle Single) By Joe Hill and Stephen King

Short but taught read "inspired by DUEL". So you know what it's about. This time it has a motorcycle gang under pursuit.

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:06 AM
finished the graphic novel of Clive Barker's Hellraiser vol 1
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:35 PM
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:28 PM
THE LOST GATE by Orson Scott Card

Pretty good book. I was sad to find out it's yet ANOTHER "first volume" of a series. I was praying it was just going to be self-contained. However, it was a good read.


DUNE MESSIAH by Frank Herbert

It took me almost 20 years to finally finish this. I tried several times and never got more than 120 pages in. This time, I did read the whole thing. I liked it, but most of the awe and splendor of the first book is lost the second time around. The mythology is basically established, and there's not much that's "fresh" or "new" this time around.


CRUEL MIRACLES by Orson Scott Card
Excellent, lengthy introduction by Card. I loved it. Then, the short chapters - each their own story, I guess - started. And I hated it. I got about halfway through and decided to quit.
This is coming from someone that's read almost everything by Card and love his work. I know he's Mormon. It's completely obvious if you've read have his books (especially the SHIPS OF EARTH series, FOLK OF THE FRINGE, or a handful of other titles).

This was just.... I couldn't get into it at all.

2/10 (unfinished)
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:59 PM
PATHFINDER by Orson Scott Card

You have to make ANOTHER goddamned volume one of a series, Mr. Card? Is it really necessary?
Also, it's another story about 'another earth' in which it was populated thousands of years earlier by a colony.... just like the SHIPS OF EARTH series, and several other of his storylines.
He's really losing his touch, this Orson guy.

I say the story was not too shabby until roughly halfway through, when he started going SUPER-DUPER overboard with character analyzing. "If I say this it actually means that. Did they do THIS because of that? If so, then does it really mean THIS?"
- He does this kind of shit all the time, but I was rarely as pissed with it as I was in this book. Then, he repeatedly did it for the rest of the book. He seriously needs a new editor; I could have cut out a good 100 pages of extra senseless dialog that was repeating events and/or ideas which were already explained or were self-explanatory.

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Old 06-02-2012, 05:05 AM

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:58 AM

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:51 AM

Dust and Decay - Jonathan Maberry

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Old 06-04-2012, 03:04 PM


For fans of Fantastic Voyage and The Shrinking Man will enjoy this novel. Sadly this is Michael Crichton's last novel he wrote but never finished.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:12 PM

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Old 06-09-2012, 08:39 AM
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:37 AM

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Old 06-19-2012, 10:54 AM

My favorite out of the series so far.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:27 AM
finished Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol 2 graphic novel and this

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:29 PM
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:35 PM
Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:45 AM

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Old 07-01-2012, 06:23 PM

I liked this book but it seems like Crichton wasn't quite finished with it before he passed away. It does kind of lake focus, it kind of seems all over the map. It reads almost more like a season of a television show as opposed to a novel that tells one cohesive story. With that said it is a fun adventure book.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:34 AM

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:53 AM
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:11 PM
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:29 AM

^^^ the movie was way better

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:07 PM
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:01 PM



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