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mansa

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2008, 10:42:58 PM »
Tales - HP Lovecraft (Library of America)
Heart Of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Don Quixote - Cervantes (Penguin Classics)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2008, 11:04:34 PM »
Sea of Swords - R.A. Salvatore (my friend lent the first few books to me and I got hooked)
It - Stephen King
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2008, 11:14:09 PM »
Chainfire - Terry Goodkind

Sword of Truth is the best series EVER. Not just a fantasy book. Plus there's a TV series comming out November 1st about Wizards First Rule.

I also really enjoy Tamora Pierce, Orson Scott Card, Julia Quinn, T.A. Barron...... There are several others, but not the major ones.

My name on here actually comes from a place in some of Tamora Pierce's books.
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2008, 11:26:24 PM »
I'm one of those people who Terry Goodkind make's barf...

I tried reading it like six months ago and all my life I have NEVER returned a book and I took it back after like two hundred pages. 

I swear to god, it was the flattest, least engaging, cliched book ever.  Man the characters were so two dimensional.  But I feel you, I've got a friend who swears by them.  I guess it's one of those love or hate things.

Just my piece.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2008, 12:39:40 AM »
Beauty's Punishment- A.N. Roquelaure

Sabriel- Garth Nix

Mary Magdelene: The Illuminator- William Henry
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2008, 01:40:23 AM »
The Geography of Bliss - Eric Weiner
BBC Correspondent travels the world looking for happiness and is very grumpy and over-analytical about it.

Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson
Our favorite razorgirl's just as dangerous as ever.

Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously - Julie Powell
Crazy New Yorker Secretary flails her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Vol. 1).  MMM, ASPIC.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2008, 01:44:14 AM »
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I was stuck downtown a few weeks ago with nothing else to do, so I went to a bookstore and read Notes from Underground in the time that I had.  I really liked it, so yesterday I decided to finally pick up his most famous book and give it a shot.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2008, 02:03:22 AM »
I loved it. Flat out loved it.

The Idiot is my second-favorite but it's hard to find a good translation. His tendency to have his characters go off on sociopolitical rants that were pertinent to the times are alternatively interesting and annoying, but the story itself is tragic gold.

FuSoYa

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2008, 10:58:17 AM »
I loved it. Flat out loved it.

The Idiot is my second-favorite but it's hard to find a good translation. His tendency to have his characters go off on sociopolitical rants that were pertinent to the times are alternatively interesting and annoying, but the story itself is tragic gold.

The Idiot is awesome!  I have a thing for Russian lit though.

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Xarnia

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« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2008, 12:38:24 PM »
Juno and the Paycock (quite funny) and The plough and the Stars (Sean O'Casey).

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2008, 01:41:19 AM »
Over the last few weeks I've been reading tons at work. Mostly stuff I've read before but wanted to appreciate again. Here's what I remember. Interspersed throughout were a few really awful pulp horror novels some coworker left at my desk, a collection of essays, and one of those godawful Left Behind books for entertainment value.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
I have loved this book ever since I was very small and reread it at least once a year.

Neuromancer - William Gibson
Gibson back before he had the tendency to be too Gibson.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said / Now Wait for Last Year - Philip K. Dick
I sometimes think I'm the only PKD fan who actually hated A Scanner Darkly and never even finished it. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite from these three, though.

Rumble Fish - S.E. Hinton
A great character story that impressed me a lot more than I thought it would.

Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Really not a Gaiman fan, but I found this pretty cute. It's a quick read. Should probably see the movie someday.

Shōgun - James Clavell
This should be required reading for anyone wanting to play a noble/merchant character in Armageddon.

Currently, I'm begrudgingly reading The Gunslinger and I must say I rather like it, despite having little to no appreciation for almost anything else King has ever written. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, MEGAN? I'll probably be done with it by the time I get off work, so I might update this post later!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2008, 02:37:44 AM »
Shōgun - James Clavell
This should be required reading for anyone wanting to play a noble/merchant character in Armageddon.

Hell yes. I loved that book.
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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2008, 03:12:41 AM »
His tendency to have his characters go off on sociopolitical rants that were pertinent to the times are alternatively interesting and annoying

Ha!  That's all Notes from Underground was.  There isn't even an actual story until about forty pages in.  So I went into Crime and Punishment fully prepared for the rants.  I think I'm gonna change my signature to a quote from Notes.
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Aruven

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2008, 03:45:58 AM »
Foreign policy of freedom - ron paul

Ampere

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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2008, 01:07:02 PM »
Spook Country - William Gibson

I'm not sure about this one yet.. seems like he's drifting.

Wasn't what I expected.  Fun nonetheless.


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2008, 01:45:29 PM »
Just finished The War of the Spider Queen books. Waiting for next month when The Pirate King comes out to continue Drizzt's journey.

I just started reading book 1 of The Legends of Lone Wolf series. Only have the first 5 of those. Hard to get since they are not made anymore and people sell them for alot on ebay. Also the Lone Wolf RPG book series. Read the first 15 prob 10 years ago, but now I have all 20 including 21,22,23 and 27 which come after those, but never were sold here in the US. What a pain it is to try and get those now.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2008, 01:54:33 PM »
'The Brothers Karamazov' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

translated by David McDuff

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2008, 02:39:14 PM »
Currently rereading The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker.

Just finished reading Restoration by Carol Berg.

Planning to read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle
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LittleLostThief

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2008, 02:50:26 PM »
The Sword and the Chain, Joel Rosenberg.

Maybe a little campy and geared towards younger readers, but I'm digging it.  Again.  I've only managed to read the first three books because I found them in a compilation work.  I'd love to know how this series ends, but I can't seem to find the last two or three.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2008, 10:53:58 PM »
C J Cherryh - Hellburner.

Just arrived in the post. Been hunting it for ages, as it's the one Merchanter book I haven't read.

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« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2008, 11:09:49 PM »
Have moved onto Empress by Karen Miller.

I have never read a novel that reminded me so much of the Old Testament.  Seven hundred pages of tooth-gnashingly religious fervor and ritual.  Oy.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2008, 11:11:01 PM »
The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought, From Plato to Neitzsche

True, I'm reading it for a class, but next to my biology text it's kind of like leisure reading.

(I really am digging it so far. This political philosophy class is a godsend.)
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a strange shadow

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2008, 11:29:32 PM »
Ha!  That's all Notes from Underground was.  There isn't even an actual story until about forty pages in.  So I went into Crime and Punishment fully prepared for the rants.  I think I'm gonna change my signature to a quote from Notes.

If you end up liking russian lit, you might like Nikolai Gogol's "Dead Souls".

And of course Ana Karenina (Tolstoy) is a classic and another beautifully tragic story. Those Russians!

aruna

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2008, 11:41:26 PM »
Dear Ender and Shadow:

Read Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita," while you're at it.

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FuSoYa

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2008, 11:52:53 PM »
I LOVE Russian literature...

Read this: Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle by Vladimir Nabokov

Please.

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