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What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Mr. Log » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:09 am

HNutz wrote:How is NOS4A2?

It was alright; not great, but had some good parts. It wasn't nearly as creepy or scary as I'd hoped for, but the fantasy premise he creates is interesting and I would like to explore it more. I swear he sounds exactly like his father. If I read this without knowing the author I would have pegged it as Stephen King almost immediately. Kate Mulgrew did a great job with the narration, especially with her voice for Charlie Manx, who is a pretty neat villain. (Bing is not, though.)

bkthomson wrote:What did you think of Player One?

I enjoyed it. The nostalgic 80s trappings are definitely the selling point here, because the story isn't that original. A lot of his visions of the tech of the future are pretty straightforward and kind of stunted when you realize that this is supposed to be thirty years in the future. Just looking at how much we've advanced over the past decade I have to believe we'll be beyond some of that stuff by 2044, especially when you consider the OASIS is just a VR version of Second Life on steroids. It was a very fun read, though. I'd really like to know what the YA audience of today thinks of it without having the 80s nostalgia angle.

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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Starlord » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:49 am

Right in the middle of Dances with Dragons right now.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Nightfly » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:56 am

Just a few chapters away from finishing Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent trilogy.

Just prior to that I read The Maze Runner trilogy and its prequel (The Kill Order) on the recommendation of fellow Outhouser Sarah.
I wanted to read these series before their upcoming films debut. The Maze Runner premieres in Sept, and Divergent hits theaters this March.
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Postby Nightfly » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:54 am

Can't say I really loved how Allegiant ended but, oh well, I guess shit happens.
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Bitten by Kelly Armstrong. I'm hoping to get through the book before screening the Syfy series (starring Laura Vandervoort) based on it.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby KingPagla » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:53 pm

Just read Tarzan the Untamed. The seventh Tarzan book and sixth novel.

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What a rambling mess this was, story wanders all over the place with very little coherence.
And Burroughs really turns up the racism with this one, too. He even goes so far as to create a "race" of people to be racist against.
In the earlier books the racism seemed to stem more from ignorance, but this book is aggressively racist.
I can only guess that he was really buying into Eugenics, which was near the height of it's popularity in America when he wrote this.

The book does have some good scenes and some interesting stuff on Tarzan's duality as English Nobleman and Savage Ape-Man, but it's a mess as a whole.
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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby Arion » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:28 pm

KingPagla wrote:Just read Tarzan the Untamed. The seventh Tarzan book and sixth novel.

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What a rambling mess this was, story wanders all over the place with very little coherence.
And Burroughs really turns up the racism with this one, too. He even goes so far as to create a "race" of people to be racist against.
In the earlier books the racism seemed to stem more from ignorance, but this book is aggressively racist.
I can only guess that he was really buying into Eugenics, which was near the height of it's popularity in America when he wrote this.

The book does have some good scenes and some interesting stuff on Tarzan's duality as English Nobleman and Savage Ape-Man, but it's a mess as a whole.


Oh I love that cover!

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Re: What are you reading, Book-wise not comic-wise?

Postby KingPagla » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:58 pm

Arion wrote:
Oh I love that cover!


Yeah it is sweet. And it's probably the best scene in the book.

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