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  #1001  
Old 03-02-2008, 08:22 PM
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk

Here's what I thought!
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  #1002  
Old 03-04-2008, 02:38 AM



bugger i can`t find part 2 anywhere,so i just skipped to part 3.great read apart from the ending which is alittle odd.
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  #1003  
Old 03-04-2008, 10:57 PM
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  #1004  
Old 03-05-2008, 06:43 AM
just got done with the series "road to no man's land"

now on "no man's land."
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  #1005  
Old 03-05-2008, 09:40 AM
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk
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  #1006  
Old 03-05-2008, 11:29 AM
The End of Faith by Sam Harris

Really good debate to get us away from organized religion in general...criticizes many facets of fundamentalist Islam and Christianity, covers the Inquisition, debates Noam Chomsky and liberal tolerance towards other repressive theocracies...gets bogged down a bit with more scientific research (a lengthy portion highlighting the brain, the synapses, making one see truth through perception rather than fact), but overall well worth a read and thought provoking.
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  #1007  
Old 03-06-2008, 10:04 PM
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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!
OK.... Gotta read these......lol
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  #1008  
Old 03-10-2008, 02:49 PM
finished @ 1am this morning

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  #1009  
Old 03-12-2008, 08:44 PM
Sanctuary by William Faulkner.

Ugh. I hated this -- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (minus the chainsaw) for the Southern gothic fan.

Maybe Faulkner is more preferable in short story form? I loved Barn Burning.
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  #1010  
Old 03-13-2008, 05:10 PM
The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare) - 7/10
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  #1011  
Old 03-14-2008, 05:26 PM
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Hill indulges in the same spook gore crap that has ruined a lot of his dad's recent books. Incredibly hokey, saved by characters who are at least likeable enough to invest in their fates.
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  #1012  
Old 03-16-2008, 09:39 PM
Bag of Bones, by Stephen King

An interesting read, but nowhere near his best.

7/10
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  #1013  
Old 03-17-2008, 11:29 AM

I picked up Jeff Long's The Reckoning on a bargain table and enjoyed the story but felt a few things were left short. The Descent also kind of has the feel to it as well in that certain parts of the book that I wish the author would of went into more detail on but he just kind of skimmed by it. There are also different story lines here that I just really didn't like as well. Mainly the part about Satan and such. That part of the story didn't really interest me as much. Other than that the book had me wanting more because the underworld and caves was a very interesting place to read about and the society under ours was an interesting concept. I liked and will read the second book sometime. Also anyone who watched the movie and thinks this book will be like it will be disappointed. The movie would be like a short prolog to this book because of how much it actually encompasses.

4/5
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  #1014  
Old 03-19-2008, 11:14 AM
finished last nite

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  #1015  
Old 03-19-2008, 02:03 PM
The Dead Zone - Stephen King - 9/10
Fantastic book, not his best but a very entertaining read.
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  #1016  
Old 03-20-2008, 09:32 PM
Duma Key - Stephen King

Awesome! Better than Bag of Bones! My only complaint is the (without spoiling it) 'thwarting of the evil' - it left me with a "that's it? that's all they had to do?" feeling.

8/10
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  #1017  
Old 03-23-2008, 07:22 AM
Nothing to Lose - Lee Child : 7/10

Nothing that spectacular - truth be told, 'twas a bit "Reacher by Numbers", but I kinda like that - in short certainly not the best Reacher book, and certainly not the worst.
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  #1018  
Old 03-24-2008, 07:12 PM
The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver - 5/10

Never a dull moment, what when you have a criminalist like Lincoln Rhyme whose senses and judgment are so perfect in every way (and hey, did I mention he's a quadriplegic) that it makes for pretty dull reading, even if it does go by in a cinch. And, once again, just when I'm ready to give up on the usual forsensic serial killer genre, Deaver has to go and pop a twist ending that I actually didn't see coming, so kudos aplenty to him. Otherwise, pretty mediocre pulp material.
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  #1019  
Old 03-24-2008, 10:00 PM


6.5/10 i tryed
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  #1020  
Old 03-25-2008, 05:20 PM


8/10
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  #1021  
Old 03-27-2008, 07:18 PM
Y THE LAST MAN: VOLUME 7 - PAPER DOLLS - 3/10


Y THE LAST MAN: VOLUME 8 - KIMONO DRAGONS - 2.5/10


At least I'm almost finished. I hate that the last 5 TRADES can be summed up in about 5 sentences each.
Each trade is mostly composed of what I call the "Tomato Soup Complex". Where there's about to be something that will reveal the truth behind what's going on... but then wait, no... it's another worthless plot device that takes the reader nowhere.
The series is one red herring after another, progressing the story no further than what was in the first 3 trades, outside of a couple of small tidbits here and there.

I also very much dislike the stuff that happens in Japan. Pretty much ALL of that. Lots of bullshit going on there.

I think the series should have been half the length they made it. It would have been tight, not as repetitive, and some damn fine reading.


"Oh, look! Ampersand is stolen again!"

"Hoh, shit! Yorick's fucking another chick! His poor girlfriend gettin' cheated on again!""

"Aw, damn, now SHE'S a lesbian, too?"

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  #1022  
Old 03-27-2008, 08:17 PM
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finished last nite

Where do you find the time?
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  #1023  
Old 03-27-2008, 10:08 PM
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Where do you find the time?
lol i just do
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  #1024  
Old 03-28-2008, 10:06 AM
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lol i just do
I guess it's the whole job thing that gets me...heh. My daily five hours involve food, film and forni---er, sleeping.
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  #1025  
Old 03-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Sadly, school has started so I had to put down Duma Key. However, I'm taking a Harry Potter class (have never read the series nor seen the movies), and I just finished the first book.



Very surprised, I couldn't put the book down. 8/10.
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  #1026  
Old 03-30-2008, 03:59 PM
Mantis by Richard La Plante
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  #1027  
Old 03-31-2008, 05:47 AM


Michael Connelly - Chasing the Dime - 6/10

Personally although I thought it made for an amusing read, it wasn't up to the usual Michael Connelly standard (at least of the books that I've read so far - basically all the ones published before this one). It wasn't terrible, just a little bit underwhelming compared to how much I usually like Michael Connellys other books, hence the relatively low score.
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  #1028  
Old 04-04-2008, 02:10 AM


7/10

Pretty good. I think the movie would be just as good.
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  #1029  
Old 04-07-2008, 04:17 PM


6/10 i like the first book better
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  #1030  
Old 04-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Amazing Spider-Man 532
Civil War - Frontline 01
Thunderbolts 103
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  #1031  
Old 04-08-2008, 08:03 PM

6/10
A must read for horror fans.
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  #1032  
Old 04-09-2008, 11:07 PM


8/10

The movie completely failed to capture what makes this book work so well; instead of simply letting the characters stumble through the Greek tragedy that unfolds, it gets us inside their minds so well that the production looks like amateur melodrama by comparison.
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  #1033  
Old 04-12-2008, 07:29 PM
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (7/10)

Not as well written as Mystic River, felt more like a superficial "whodunit" thriller written by some hack like James Patterson...until the sweet twist ending which totally alleviates the awkward pacing and overall plot holes I felt were riding rough the earlier portions of the story.
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  #1034  
Old 04-13-2008, 12:47 PM


Great fucking book. I read this in no time at all and am really happy I did. Couldn't have asked for a better vacation book. I'm still thinking about it.
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  #1035  
Old 04-16-2008, 03:59 AM

Couldn't stop reading this, dementedly good fun.
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  #1036  
Old 04-16-2008, 06:24 PM


So after reading all of Steve Alten's Meg books I was looking around for another creature of the deep story. I had stumbled across this book a while ago and it seemed like something of the same genre. It took me a while to actually pick this up because of some mixed reviews. So on to the review. I did like this book. There are a few flaws here and there. One is that at the beginning there is a lot of just following and tracking with not a lot of anything really going on. You really have to get about 200 pages in before stuff starts getting interesting. Also on the back cover it says "When the scientists tracking it begin dying, the stakes are upped even further." It doesn't bother me that the back pretty much tells you some of the main characters are going to die but **Maybe Spoiler** I kept using that as a gauge to when the action was going to start and nobody in the group is killed till over 3/4 of the way in. If you are going to say that on the back then you assume that's going to be closer to the beginning but I just kept waiting and waiting and was just a little frustrating for me **End Spoiler**

The last 1/4 of this book is really good. Tons of action with some very good suspense. It took me maybe 2 weeks to get through the first 250 pages but read the end of it a three sitting span. So if this book would of kept up the action more then it would of been a 5 star rating for sure. Other than those few problems I did enjoy this and would recommend it to creature readers.

4/5
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  #1037  
Old 04-16-2008, 10:56 PM
TEACHER MAN - Frank McCourt

I'm biased, because ANGELA'S ASHES and 'TIS are two of my most favorite books ever.
This time, the book is short, but full of amazing moments within his life as a teacher. I laughed a LOT, and teared up like a little bitch at some times. Especially near the end, when one of his students talks about the excitement of the moon landing while her dying father lies in bed in the next room. Wow. That put a huge lump in my throat!

If you've read the first two, and loved them, you'll love this one as well.

It's short, and for those who don't know who McCourt is... should be getting these books ASAP.

8.5/10
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:20 PM
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  #1039  
Old 04-26-2008, 05:29 PM
just started

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  #1040  
Old 04-28-2008, 09:13 PM

6/10

Great horror novel and after finished reading i understood why the film adaptation didn't do well at the box office. **SPOILER**-The whole novel takes place entirely or most of the time in a tent trying to survive or beimg killed by the killer vines. And it stays there at the end of the novel. Think of Hostel in a tent in the middle of the jungle and being tortured by killer vines.**END SPOILER**
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