Sunday, August 28, 2016 • Afternoon Edition • "At least we're not CBR!"

The Outhouse - The Greatest Comic Book Forum

Comics news, comic book reviews, feature articles about comics, interviews with comic creators, plus the greatest comic book and pop culture discussion in the Outhouse forums!

Advertisement

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

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Well, they're not accepting new members, but we'll take anyone here, so why not sign up for a free acount? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

User avatar

john lewis hawk

Founder of The Outhouse

Postby john lewis hawk » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:10 pm

Bramm Stoker's Dracula. Because it's summer, bitches.
User avatar

guitargod694

cheese

Postby guitargod694 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:30 pm

I'll finish dark tower II tonight (I have about 20 pages left).

It been more interesting than the first one, but I still don't know where this is going or if I care. Hopefully there are some answers in these last few pages.
User avatar

Chubbles

Twenty-Something

Postby Chubbles » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:41 pm

i'm reading the innocent man by grisham...i'm only on chapter 3 but i like it so far

Flynn the Pirate

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:42 pm

American Gods by Neil Gaiman. If for no other reason than to get my roommate to stop telling me to read it.

******

Postby ****** » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:49 pm

Brubaker citing it as an influence for Cap: Reborn got me curious so I'm re-reading this for the first time in 17 years...

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Image
User avatar

48THRiLLS

Review Grouper

Postby 48THRiLLS » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:07 pm

Flynn the Pirate wrote:American Gods by Neil Gaiman. If for no other reason than to get my roommate to stop telling me to read it.


One of my favorite novels...

I started 'A Game of Thrones' by George R.R. Martin yesterday and this is normally not my thing but I am totally sucked in.
User avatar

Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:33 pm

Valis by Philip K. Dick. Probably the most fucked-up book of his I've read. And that's saying something.

It's not a sci fi novel, either, which is great, because I generally loathe sci fi. It's about Dick having a mental collapse and chronicling what he believes is a spiritual invasion of his mind. He narrates the novel using several different personalities--the normal drug-addled Dick and the hyper-rational, spiritually invaded Dick who discusses Christian Gnosticism at great length. Fucked up in a very brilliant way. Can't recommend it enough.
User avatar

Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:10 am

About to start The World According To Garp
User avatar

Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:21 am

Kerny wrote:About to start The World According To Garp

You’re in for a treat if you haven’t read it yet. A very funny and imaginative book.
User avatar

Skyrider

Flying Mongoose

Postby Skyrider » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:04 am

Image
Image
Image
User avatar

nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:42 am

I just read the whole of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy: if anyone hasn't read these books, they really need to. Just the best fantasy trilogy I have ever read, like a determinist take on the Narnia books crossed with Paradise Lost. After I had finished The Amber Spyglass I actually couldn't pick up another book for a few days.

I've just begun The Good, The Bad and The Undead which is the second book in Kim Harrison's The Hollows series. I read the first one on Jude's recommendation, and I have to say I like this series. Not quite on a par with the Dresden Files, but pretty close.
User avatar

Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:08 am

Philip Pullman is rubbish! I am convinced no child actually likes his books, apart from the admittedly cool idea of a Daemon. They are forced upon kids by insufferable parents.

Amber Spyglass is one of the worst books I have ever read, it was nigh incomprehensible, smug and just bad.
User avatar

nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:58 am

Punchy wrote:Philip Pullman is rubbish! I am convinced no child actually likes his books, apart from the admittedly cool idea of a Daemon. They are forced upon kids by insufferable parents.

Amber Spyglass is one of the worst books I have ever read, it was nigh incomprehensible, smug and just bad.


You're wrong. Seriously, you're even more wrong than you usually are, which is a pretty stunning achievement. :P
User avatar

nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:59 am

Punchy wrote:Philip Pullman is rubbish! I am convinced no child actually likes his books, apart from the admittedly cool idea of a Daemon. They are forced upon kids by insufferable parents.

Amber Spyglass is one of the worst books I have ever read, it was nigh incomprehensible, smug and just bad.


You're wrong. Seriously, you're even more wrong than you usually are, which is a pretty stunning achievement. :P
User avatar

Jack Burton

biny little tird

Postby Jack Burton » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:46 am

I read the first 2 and last half of the Dark Materials books and....they were pretty boring to me. Lot's of neat ideas but they got so terribly boring I couldn't finish them.

The Hollows is something I'll need to check out. If it's even close to a bit as good as Dresden that's enough for me.

Last week I read Stephen Lawhead's Hood(reimagining of Robin Hood) and just finished his second book in the trilogy Scarlet.

leave a comment with facebook


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: GiveWarAChance, Herald, HNutz, MSNbot Media, oogy, pastajoe, Pizza Dog, Stephen Day and 36 guests