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

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

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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.
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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

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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

About to start The World According To Garp

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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