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  #81  
Old 04-26-2003, 08:46 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

It was ok. Wasn't as good as some people made it out too be. I do feel that Harper Lee managed to describe the feel of a small town perfectly though. Living in one myself I can identify with it.

7/10
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  #82  
Old 04-26-2003, 05:26 PM
I finished 'Invisible Monsters' a few days ago.
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  #83  
Old 04-27-2003, 04:12 PM
I finished Franny and Zooey today.
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  #84  
Old 04-27-2003, 05:46 PM
Limpieza de Sangre - Arturo Perez-Reverte - 8.5/10
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  #85  
Old 04-28-2003, 06:48 PM
I havent been able to spare any cash for the past 2 months, but the last one I read was prolly Top Ten Book 2 TPB....i have the individual issues, but I just like reading it over and over....
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  #86  
Old 04-29-2003, 07:22 PM
Just finished Star Wars NJO - Traitor. I rate it 8/10.It was as good as I thought it would be.
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  #87  
Old 04-29-2003, 08:02 PM
Finished BIMBOS OF THE DEATH SUN for the second time today. Terrific little novel.
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  #88  
Old 04-29-2003, 11:24 PM
Today, I got Batman: Year One from an Ebay auction, and finished it a few hours later. It's really short, but as proven from Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller was born to write Batman comics. Always very compelling, and not what I expected. It's sad really that the movie adaptation of this is pretty much dead .

My grade:
8.5/10
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  #89  
Old 05-01-2003, 02:02 PM
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

8/10

weird, interesting, disgusting, romantic...

CP's style somehow reminds me of Brett Easton Ellis, William Boyd and Tom Wolfe.
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  #90  
Old 05-01-2003, 03:54 PM
Got done reading the latest Fango, Reason, and Skeptical Inquirer today.
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  #91  
Old 05-02-2003, 04:42 PM
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury...very good.
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  #92  
Old 05-02-2003, 10:09 PM
The other day I finished reading The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving. It was extraordinary. Irving is now one of my very favorite writers. He is arguably the greatest living American writer.
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  #93  
Old 05-03-2003, 02:11 AM
Perfume by Patrick Suskind. It turned to be really disappointing, since I expected much more from it. It was rather boring and it didn't devour me with its plot (if it was there at all). Some pages are pretty disgusting to read, also.
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  #94  
Old 05-04-2003, 07:02 AM
Just finished "Star Wars NJO - Destiny's Way". It was fantastic! I rate it 9/10. It's been ages since a New Jedi Order novel had some good descent action that led to something bigger. Bloody brilliant.
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  #95  
Old 05-04-2003, 02:07 PM
Animal Farm - George Orwell

8/10

I hoped a bit more, but it's really well written and it makes a good metaphore of the corruption that power carries always with.
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  #96  
Old 05-09-2003, 05:14 PM
Satan in Hollywood by Jesus Palacios - 8/10


Misticism, new age, sects, budism, satanism, ocultism, scientology, black magic, exorcisms, UFOs...

Jayne Mansfield, Sammy Davis Jr, John Travolta, Jean Harlow, James Dean, Charles Manson, Alisteir Crowley, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Roman Polanski, Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine...

Interesting, well documented and full with anecdotes, rumours, myths and facts of the dark mistic side of fame and the culture of spectacule (even spiritually) in LA.
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  #97  
Old 05-14-2003, 03:16 PM
Nine Stories by JD Salinger


Not bad, there's some excellent short stories in here, and some that didn't do much for me.
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  #98  
Old 05-15-2003, 10:16 PM
ultimate spider-man #40, and Ultimate X-men #32, and i just finished so long and thanks for all the fish by Douglas adams
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  #99  
Old 05-21-2003, 04:35 PM
I finished reading "The Generals Daughter" about a week ago.
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  #100  
Old 05-21-2003, 05:49 PM
The Stand

It was good, but definitely not King's best. IT still stands supreme
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  #101  
Old 05-28-2003, 04:20 PM
Michael Crichton's Congo
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  #102  
Old 06-01-2003, 05:33 AM
"Sinner" by Sara Douglass. I rate it 7/10. Not bad but the series should get better.
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  #103  
Old 06-03-2003, 03:56 PM
I finished reading "Airframe" by Michael Crichton last night.
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  #104  
Old 06-03-2003, 11:52 PM
Leviathan by Paul Auster - I'd been reading it for so long because of my first exam, but yesterday I finally sat down (okay, lay down actually ) to finish it. I had to read about 80-90 pages. And I just couldn't stop reading last 55-60 pages, dammit! After I'd finished the book, I got back to the greatest moments and had to read them about twice more each. I loved Auster's style.
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  #105  
Old 06-05-2003, 08:48 PM

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Originally posted by Mad Maggot
Leviathan by Paul Auster
Loved it! My favourite Auster novel along with The New York Trilogy and Timbuktu.

Today I finished FUTURE NOIR: The Making of Blade Runner. Wow, I'm really impressed... 500 pages about the events behind the scenes, the history of its re-release as a Director's Cut version, lots of facts about the critical reception etc. Sure, the book has some flaws (tends to fanboy style of writing at times and has shitloads of typos) but overall it's an interesting read for everyone who wants to know more about this groundbreaking film.

And I finished Cat's Cradle a couple of days ago... quirky Vonnegut style spiced up with some social criticism. It doesn't even come close to his masterpiece Slaughterhouse Five but is nonetheless one of his better novels. Highly recommended!

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  #106  
Old 06-05-2003, 08:51 PM
I read "Future Noir" a few years ago. Great book. It inspired me to finally read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," and now I'm a big Philip K. Dick fan.
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  #107  
Old 06-12-2003, 06:59 AM
"Pilgram" by Sara Douglass. I rate it 8/10. This series is getting really good. I hope the final book can climax to something worth remembering.
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  #108  
Old 06-14-2003, 03:17 PM
I recently finished reading "Black Hawk Down" by Mark Bowden. It's not it's cracked up to be, in my opinion.
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  #109  
Old 06-14-2003, 05:30 PM
Last week I finished one the fastest reading and best books ever, "The Beach House" by James Patterson. A Recommended book by the Ziolkowski Brother
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  #110  
Old 06-14-2003, 07:18 PM
I just finished LOTR: ROTK. Great book.
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  #111  
Old 06-15-2003, 08:54 PM
I just finished Ian Spiegelman's debut Everyone's Burning. Not bad at all, awesome writing style similar to Hubert Selby Jr, a fav. of mine, however the novel lacks a plot and has a sloppy narrative. Although the characters are memorable, and there are a couple of scenarios that stand out as incredibly funny and smart. Probably a B/B+.
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  #112  
Old 06-19-2003, 10:39 AM
Runaways #2
Ultimate Spider-man #42
Route 666 #5
DarkDays #1
Blood + Water #3 & 4
Y the last man #6

All great comics!!

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  #113  
Old 06-19-2003, 09:09 PM
What's Eating Gilbert Grape, an excellent book.
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  #114  
Old 06-24-2003, 03:06 AM
"The Shining"- 8.5/10. Excellent book. DEFINATELY exceeds the Stanley Kubrick version and the miniseries.
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  #115  
Old 06-24-2003, 11:02 AM

PASSAGE by Connie Willis

9/10

It confirms that Connie is the best sci-fi writer nowadays. I love every single book of her!
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  #116  
Old 06-30-2003, 03:28 PM

Codename Wolverine by Christophen Golden
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  #117  
Old 06-30-2003, 07:41 PM
Namor:The Sub Mariner Issue 41 from August of 1993(?) i think.

Captain Glory
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  #118  
Old 06-30-2003, 08:01 PM

High Fidelity. An excellent book and now I have to check out some more of Nick Hornby's novels.
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  #119  
Old 07-01-2003, 01:01 PM
I finished "Treasure" by Clive Cussler yesterday. Decent book.
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  #120  
Old 07-01-2003, 09:42 PM
Avengers West Coast Issues # 96 and 97 from 1993...

Hawkeye #1
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