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  #921  
Old 09-04-2007, 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by Danger^Cart
Dan Brown is a literary stain on the asscrack of shitty writers. Unlike you I had the sense to stop after Da Vinci Code, though. You have no one to blame but yourself, yet I still feel sympathetic for the pain you must have endeared. Godspeed you, and a quick recovery.
rofl
A friend of mine didn't like Da Vinci Code, but he also read DIGITAL FORTRESS and said it was really good. He couldn't believe it was the same writer who did Da Vinci Code.

Well... that guy is a motherfucker for fooling me like that!

I gave him two books, and his chances are officially OVER.
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  #922  
Old 09-05-2007, 11:14 AM
Shadowland - 7/10

Pretty depressing story that's undercut by the author's starfucking attitude towards Frances Farmer, hovering near tabloid quality writing/journalism at one point, and making it somewhat about him on his journey to "find" the real her.
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  #923  
Old 09-05-2007, 04:07 PM

A little more adventure oriented than the Hyperion books, but it was a fun read. The ending was a bit confusing, but I guess it's all explained in Rise of Endymion, wich I'm reading next.
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  #924  
Old 09-18-2007, 01:52 AM
Fables Vol 1: Legends In Exile



Fables Vol 2: Animal Farm



Fables Vol 3: Storybook Love



Fables Vol 4: March Of The Wooden Soldiers



I initially got the first TPB on a whim but I ended up loving the storyline and had to race back on the following day to pick up the next 3 Volumes. Cant wait to get the others soon
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  #925  
Old 09-18-2007, 02:42 AM
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish - 9/10
Definitely my favourite HItchhiker sequel.
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  #926  
Old 09-27-2007, 12:59 PM
Pulp by Charles Bukowski

Now I have finally read every one of his novels. Not so good as the previous ones but still hilarious and pretty absurb - 9/10.
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  #927  
Old 09-27-2007, 03:35 PM
The Boys Vol 1

this was some great stuff, good to see Ennis putting out Preacher quality action/sexuality/profanity in a comic again
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  #928  
Old 09-28-2007, 05:43 AM
Finished the following yesterday afternoo - 'tis deffinately a good read, in my opinion :-

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  #929  
Old 09-28-2007, 07:06 AM
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Fables Vol 1: Legends In Exile



Fables Vol 2: Animal Farm



Fables Vol 3: Storybook Love



Fables Vol 4: March Of The Wooden Soldiers



I initially got the first TPB on a whim but I ended up loving the storyline and had to race back on the following day to pick up the next 3 Volumes. Cant wait to get the others soon

FABLES is really neat.

at my library they have fables in the kids sections lol i kidd you not.but then again they have the magazine section right next to the kid section and yes you can guess the magazines they have.
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  #930  
Old 09-28-2007, 08:28 PM
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FABLES is really neat.

at my library they have fables in the kids sections lol i kidd you not.but then again they have the magazine section right next to the kid section and yes you can guess the magazines they have.
oh man! talk about giving kids a reality check if they read that stuff... I can just picture little timmy coming home from the library after reading Fables: Animal Farm and asking his mom - "mommy, is it really true that goldilocks is getting busy with baby bear?" lol!
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  #931  
Old 09-29-2007, 02:08 PM
The Scarlett Letter - 5/10

I had to read this for a class I'm taking and I guess I'm just not into these so called "classics"
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  #932  
Old 09-29-2007, 07:12 PM
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The Scarlett Letter - 5/10

I had to read this for a class I'm taking and I guess I'm just not into these so called "classics"

just rent the movie and pretend you read it lol
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  #933  
Old 10-01-2007, 07:49 PM
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just rent the movie and pretend you read it lol
That's what I planned on doing but I got too lazy. We're reading like 14 books this year so I'm sure I'll watch the adaptations to keep up
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  #934  
Old 10-01-2007, 08:02 PM
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just rent the movie and pretend you read it lol
Haha, the movie isn't exactly an accurate adaptation of the book. It's kinda like the softcore porn version of The Scarlet Letter....with Robert Duvall dressed in Indian garb killing people. You'd fail the test.
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  #935  
Old 10-06-2007, 01:23 AM
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just rent the movie and pretend you read it lol
I can't believe no kid ever thought of that!

Anyway-


From The Two Rivers: The Eye Of The World Part 1

Probably shouldn't be posting this yet since finishing this is technically just reading half a book. But hey, it's two volumes.

Really liked it. It's very addictive, even if I'm having some trouble with the oddly slow characterizations, but the plot's fantastic, at least the backstory and concepts are incredible. I can't fucking wait to see all these places visited and all these mythologies explored. Seems like I've found something special.
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  #936  
Old 10-07-2007, 07:48 PM

DEAD@17
7/10
AWESOME ART .GREAT STORY.
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  #937  
Old 10-08-2007, 03:55 PM
Atonement - 9/10

The ending totally blew me away, not what I was expecting, but it's quite reminiscent of The Green Mile in some aspects. The title ties in so many issues of guilt, remorse and writing as a form of catharsis, that I almost went through a near religious experience. I'm officially stoked for the film.
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  #938  
Old 10-08-2007, 08:24 PM



5/10
your telling me supergirl has trouble fighting karate kid.then she has a stupid flashback mid fight.





THE RUINS
bloody good book.once you get past what it is and what it can do .but it is a horror novel.nice dark ending.
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  #939  
Old 10-09-2007, 06:01 PM
Last night I finished No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July. I got it having loved her movie and thinking the website she created for it was brilliant and certainly wasn't disappointed. A delight to read, funny, sad, poignant, sexy, thought-provoking, amazing. I love that lady.

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  #940  
Old 10-10-2007, 04:18 PM
TAI-PAN - 8/10

I love Clavell's ability to make you fall in love with his characters. Or hate them accordingly. I can't wait to start on GAIJIN, but I might want to try finishing NECRONOMICON before I start that (it's 1300+ pages).
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  #941  
Old 10-11-2007, 08:12 AM
Started reading some of hte World War Hulk stuff, heh Iron Man went down like a sissy....

"YOU KILLED HER!!"

"oh hell...."

take that you self righteous prick
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  #942  
Old 10-11-2007, 08:11 PM
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Started reading some of hte World War Hulk stuff, heh Iron Man went down like a sissy....

"YOU KILLED HER!!"

"oh hell...."

take that you self righteous prick

yeah its cool to see the hulk make iron man his bitch.
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  #943  
Old 10-14-2007, 04:55 AM
Joel McIver - And Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica

Very informative and wide publishment. Also pretty critical in right parts and shows very well the nowadays conflicting status of the band that used to be the right stuff.
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  #944  
Old 10-14-2007, 06:47 PM
The Bonehunters-A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen
by Stephen Erikson

great book
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  #945  
Old 10-16-2007, 05:06 AM
Just finished the following this morning :-

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:51 AM
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  #947  
Old 10-22-2007, 05:58 PM
The Average American Male - 9/10
Rather short really but a hilariously good read.
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  #948  
Old 10-23-2007, 01:30 AM

Robert Jordan - The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time: Book 1).

Quite the pleasurable, addictive read. I was kinda expecting, and hoping to have the finale hint at what the next book will entail, but there was not a lot of that. I really liked the final chapters and the epilogue thing. Eventhough I smelled that twist coming after five chapters into the book, I liked how it was revealed.

I'll definitely keep on with this world, since I'm very much hooked.
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  #949  
Old 10-23-2007, 04:16 AM
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Robert Jordan - The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time: Book 1).

I'll definitely keep on with this world, since I'm very much hooked.
You mean you'll keep your "Eye" on this "World", right?
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  #950  
Old 10-23-2007, 01:25 PM
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You mean you'll keep your "Eye" on this "World", right?
Wheel I ever!

Except I'm going to do the unorthodox thing and read one book of "Wheel of Time" and one book of "Sword of Truth". This way I can give each world a breather before reading the next 800 page behemoth (900's in the case of "Stone of Tears"), so I don't get too fed up with the characters. Not that they're tiring, but that much time in one world can be a problem, it helps when you're reading them as they're released, I suppose.

So that means, I'm going back to finish "Wizard's First Rule" before going ahead with "The Great Hunt".

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  #951  
Old 10-31-2007, 05:47 AM
GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum

I loved the other stuff I've read by Ketchum so far, but for some reason this one didn't grab me as much. I felt that the actions taken by these neighbors to this young woman was not so plausible. I was willing to go with that until the next door neighbor decided to fall for it, too. It all seemed a little far fetched. I liked the very last scene before the final chapter, though. That was pretty neat.

Then, I read him talking about writing it, and how it was based off of a real life scenario that happened in the early 60s. THAT'S when I was kinda sickened and grossed out. The idea that his horror isn't so ridiculous as I originally thought it would be.
I still didn't feel connected to anyone in the book, and it didn't turn me off or disgust me enough to want to stop reading.

With that said, it was not bad. But the worst of his I've read.

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  #952  
Old 11-03-2007, 04:10 PM


Collection of 3 novellas all revolving around the same main character and his drug fueled journey. This book is like Fear and Loathing combined with Sin City. Great read 9/10...i am actually counting the days off on my calender until his sophomore effort Godspeed comes out.
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  #953  
Old 11-05-2007, 01:39 AM

Terry Goodkind - Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1)

I don't know what to think of the ending. I loved where it was heading, but didn't completely love where it ended. A little too many borderline copouts. I really liked the several twists continuing, though. I also didn't completely understand what the hell was what happened at the very end (about the crypt).

Regardless of the ending, I very much enjoyed this book. If anything, it's very unpredictable, and the pages leading to the finale were really good. Yes, I had a HUGE fucking problem with the Denna arc, taking far too long to do nothing except extended scenes of torture and humilliation which, honestly, were unnecessarily drawn out. Too much time wasted. I did adore where that arc ended though. It's hard to compare this with Jordan's "Eye of the World". Both have strenghts and weaknesses, and I can't tell which I enjoyed more in the end.

Great book. Can't wait to get back to the characters in "Stone of Tears".
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  #954  
Old 11-06-2007, 06:38 PM
Esperanza's Box of Saints
by María Amparo Escandón.

Wonderful on every imaginable level.

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  #955  
Old 11-08-2007, 11:46 PM
Gold Coast by Elmore Leonard

It was the quick, light fun that I expect with most of his work.
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  #956  
Old 11-10-2007, 09:23 PM
no country for old men

re-re-read.
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  #957  
Old 11-12-2007, 01:45 AM
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
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  #958  
Old 11-18-2007, 02:58 PM


Figured it was time to read some Alan Moore Swamp Thing, so this one, titled "Love And Death" is my first.

Completely blown away by this trade--I had never read any Swamp Thing comics before, but Moore's writing is typically ambitious and amazing.

The sequence where ST travels to hell with the help of The Demon, The Spectre and The Phantom Stranger was awesome. Moore makes the villian Anton Arcane really villianous and pretty disgusting. The last story in here, "Rites Of Spring", is very memorable and awesomely drawn. Moore does so many cool things in here, like having Swamp Thing meet the ghost of his human self, and even builds upon ST's origin story to suggest that Alec Holland wasn't the first Swamp Thing.

Brilliant stuff--top-notch comic storytelling at it's best.
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  #959  
Old 11-20-2007, 09:56 AM
Henry Miller - The Tropic Of Cancer

Absolutely magnificent. Miller's language is so wild and pure, honest. And funny as hell. The guy flips suddenly from whorehouse boozings to some very deep existencial wondering, with very colourful symbolism. Can't understand how people could have been so narrow-minded when trying to ban this wonderful opus. Loved it. - 10/10
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:22 PM
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