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Old 11-10-2012, 01:43 AM   #2506
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Well I was hoping to be reading the Mark of Athena. But some asshole is just hogging it from my library. So until I get that call I'll read:



I view Dan Brown as like a great mediocre writer. As close to good as someone can be without actually being good.

So far this book falls into that. It's decent.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:50 AM   #2507
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reading Richard Yates by Tao Lin. Interesting style, kinda like pop art in book form. somewhat gimmicky but the story does have an emotional center


will be interested in checking out more stuff from the author
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:55 AM   #2508
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I'm going to start reading 'Progress and Poverty' in a few days.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #2509
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The Twelve (The Passage #2) by Justin Cronin - 8.5/10


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Old 11-20-2012, 01:32 AM   #2510
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I was told that Terry Pratchett is as good, and some believe that he is in fact, better than Douglas Adams. So I've started the Diskworld series.

I went ahead and started with the very first even though it was recommended I didn't. Or at least I didn't have to.

And so far.... not bad. If this is consider a middling effort then the good Diskworld books must be quite good indeed. Excited to have another series to jump into while I still FUCKING WAIT FOR MARK OF ATHENA!!!!

It turns out that it's the most requested book at my local library by about a mile and a half....
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:58 AM   #2511
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I was told that Terry Pratchett is as good, and some believe that he is in fact, better than Douglas Adams. So I've started the Diskworld series.

I went ahead and started with the very first even though it was recommended I didn't. Or at least I didn't have to.

And so far.... not bad. If this is consider a middling effort then the good Diskworld books must be quite good indeed. Excited to have another series to jump into while I still FUCKING WAIT FOR MARK OF ATHENA!!!!

It turns out that it's the most requested book at my local library by about a mile and a half....
Post your thoughts on the series.. I read the first novel and liked it a lot.. but havent returned to the series. I liked the vivid imagery and fantasy humor a lot. The way he writes as if hes so amused with his great comedic witticisms does get a bit tiresome. It didnt overall detract from my enjoyment of the book tho.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #2512
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Just finished it. Very good and very interesting story.

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #2513
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This is a fantastic collection of personal letters from 1947-2007. Just great stuff.

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:12 PM   #2514
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In the past few weeks I read 1984 and The Old Man and the Sea....currently a chapter into Lord of the Flies.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:29 PM   #2515
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Post your thoughts on the series.. I read the first novel and liked it a lot.. but havent returned to the series. I liked the vivid imagery and fantasy humor a lot. The way he writes as if hes so amused with his great comedic witticisms does get a bit tiresome. It didnt overall detract from my enjoyment of the book tho.
I usually find any of the Discworld books with Death, Rincewind or Sam Vimes/City Watch to be the best. Some of the early ones like Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic, Mort and Guards! Guards! are all good.

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This is a fantastic collection of personal letters from 1947-2007. Just great stuff.
I saw that, but didn't pick it up. Might go and get it some time later in the week.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #2516
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I usually find any of the Discworld books with Death, Rincewind or Sam Vimes/City Watch to be the best. Some of the early ones like Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic, Mort and Guards! Guards! are all good.


I saw that, but didn't pick it up. Might go and get it some time later in the week.
Highly recommended.

Really fascinating and personal stuff.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #2517
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I usually find any of the Discworld books with Death, Rincewind or Sam Vimes/City Watch to be the best. Some of the early ones like Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic, Mort and Guards! Guards! are all good.

That's interesting because from what I have seen most people prefer the later books in the series.

So I'm nearly finished with the Colour of Magic and it's been pretty good. It starts off a bit slow but once it hits it's stride it's really good. I'll be getting back to the library soon to pick up another one in the series.

So once I'm done with this book Imma start:



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Old 11-26-2012, 02:44 AM   #2518
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The Vonnegut letters were amazing. Such a wonderful collection. Finished it in a few days.

now reading:

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Started reading this last night. I'm only two chapters in but it is very well-written. I'm not the most scientifically literate when it comes to the hard sciences but the first two chapters do a very good job of breaking down the concept of space and the electromagnetism in an understandable context. I'm excited for the rest of the book.

I read A Brief History of Time which was good but I think this book has more potential for reaching out to the average reader because it is so accessible.
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