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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:26 am

Just remember this is a book that outsmarted the Pulitzer prize judges and you'll be fine. I assume you've got Infinite Jest lined up next?
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:04 pm

Zero wrote:Just remember this is a book that outsmarted the Pulitzer prize judges and you'll be fine. I assume you've got Infinite Jest lined up next?


No, I read Infinite Jest a few years ago.
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wowbrow

A Quagmire

Postby wowbrow » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:56 am

I've just read great gatsby. Its awesome: the writing is brilliant. I watched the recent film afterwards, which looks amazing, but with all the razzledazzle visuals I think the director kind of missed the point. Like the book seemed to be about the gap between what people pretend they are and what they actually are, and all the film was about was the former
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wickedurge

Faster Pussycat

Postby wickedurge » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:09 am

I've been working on Infinite Jest for 2+ years now. It's hard to find the time for heavy reading like this, but it's so good!

When I finish (hopefully before the end of this year) I plan to follow in Punchy's footsteps and tackle Gravity's Rainbow.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:02 pm

wickedurge wrote:I've been working on Infinite Jest for 2+ years now. It's hard to find the time for heavy reading like this, but it's so good!

When I finish (hopefully before the end of this year) I plan to follow in Punchy's footsteps and tackle Gravity's Rainbow.


I have a bookmark halfway into GR and it hasn't budged in a long time. It's just easier to read tons of fantasy. Speaking of which:

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Fuck yeah!
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:20 pm

I thought that wasn't out until Thursday?
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Flynn the Pirate

OMCTO

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:30 pm

Just about through Zealot by Reza Aslan.

Pretty good read. I have a few issues with some of his arguments, though I don't necessarily disagree with them, but on the whole a pretty interesting book.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:23 pm

Punchy wrote:I thought that wasn't out until Thursday?



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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:02 pm

Huh, I have noticed that book-shops have been putting books out early to get the jump on Amazon, so this makes sense.

I hope it's good.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:06 pm

Punchy wrote:Huh, I have noticed that book-shops have been putting books out early to get the jump on Amazon, so this makes sense.

I hope it's good.


That's a good initiative.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:34 am

Punchy wrote:Huh, I have noticed that book-shops have been putting books out early to get the jump on Amazon, so this makes sense.

I hope it's good.


Slow to start with (Locke's still poisoned and that needs resolving) but the flashbacks were my favourite parts of 'Lies' and they're back!
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:40 am

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales First Series - Andersen's works have always been more my style than the Brothers Grimm.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:22 pm

Lord Ice wrote:Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales First Series - Andersen's works have always been more my style than the Brothers Grimm.


And your favorite stories are..?
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:09 pm

Arion wrote:
And your favorite stories are..?


The Steadfast Tin Soldier and The Little Match Girl, both so sad and heartbreaking. They show not every fairy tale has to have a happy ending. If only Disney could learn that when they do versions of his stories.
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xaraan

Staff Writer

Postby xaraan » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:23 pm

Just finished my Song of Ice and Fire reread, enjoyed the later half of the story much more the second time around. I have started getting shit tons of books from some publishers, so I have no idea what I'm going to tackle next, they show up faster than I can read them and half the time they are just random books I didn't even ask for. There's a pile of twenty some physical books here, plus I have several things digitally to read. Scott Lynch is looking interesting. That "S" book comes out tomorrow from JJAbrams, might check that out. Have to get my head out of the Game of Thrones world before I can decide.

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