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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Sun May 06, 2012 10:38 am

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Just finished the last of the Kane Chronicals and am starting on the second book of The Beyonders
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Cobalt Prime » Fri May 11, 2012 9:16 pm

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sat May 12, 2012 9:24 am

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Diego Marani - New Finnish Grammar

Meeting the author on Wednesday, and the book has been nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, so might as well give it a read!

EDIT: Now on Tony Kushner - Angels in America
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Lunatyk » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:47 am

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quite enjoying it... and I only have one more book to finish before I can start the video games :grin:
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:28 am

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Just finished Craig Thompson'a Habibi. Exquisite piece of graphic storytelling.
Seriously recommended.

Also finished The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon. And it lives up to its title! Great piece of prose for any comic book reader.


Need to finally get through the end of A Once and Future King, by T.H. White, but also have to read some Lévi-Strauss and C.G. Jung.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RhA » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:27 am

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby #Sideways# » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:47 am

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Working on "Last days of Krypton" (Not the town from Kentucky) and it sheds some light on the, well, last days of Krypton and I am loving every moment of it.

I am thinking about reading The Lord of the Rings next, but I am unsure.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Jesterhead » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:19 pm

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby TulioDude » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:47 pm

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Reading Making Comics by Scott McCloud. >:oP
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:06 am

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TulioDude wrote:Reading Making Comics by Scott McCloud. >:oP


How is that? Understanding Comics is a brilliant piece of seminal work in Comics Studies.
Does the sequel live up to it?
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby TulioDude » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:14 pm

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Va'al wrote:
TulioDude wrote:Reading Making Comics by Scott McCloud. >:oP


How is that? Understanding Comics is a brilliant piece of seminal work in Comics Studies.
Does the sequel live up to it?

Never read Understanding Comics(But i want to,after hearing what everyone said about this book),so i can't make a comparision.
The book is very interresting with many informations of how to build a comic what kind of choices you can make.
The book covers the transitions of panel to panel(and the pages themselfs),narritive,making characters,building worlds,what kind of tools you can use,styles of comics and many others.
It very fascinating the way he see and displays his thoughs.
A very worth read. ;)^

Fun fact one of the chapters talking about online comics was made online!
http://www.scottmccloud.com/makingcomics/
Click on chapter 5 and 1/2.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:11 am

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I'll definitely have a look, could be seriously useful for my PhD. Thanks!


Just finished Fables vol. 4 and Alice in Sunderland, found in the library yesterday.

Transformers: Chaos arrived this morning, so that's my evening read sorted!

Really really should get back into the books I should be reading though...
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Nemesis Jason » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:21 am

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A Criminal Investigation book. I miss reading some good fiction, though.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:33 am

Fulgrim by Graham McNeill.

It's kinda strange. There's a lot about the Emperor's Children that I really like, but I've never been fussed on Fulgrim himself. Let's see if Mr. McNeill can change all that...
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:28 pm

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After seeing the excellent portrayal of Long John Silver by Eddie Izzard, I went back to R.L.Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Also picked up more comics from the library, and now have Batman: Knightfall and Batman vs Bane in preparation for the 20th!
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:36 am

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I don't enjoy double posting, but no one else seems to have said anything in a while.

Finished Dan Simmons' Hyperion, on to the sequel Fall of Hyperion.
Seriously recommended for any SF reader, I'm astonished it took me this long to discover them.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:52 am

Reading The Burning Soul by John Connolly at the moment.

Thought I'd take a break from the 40K universe. And Dean Koontz.

But not for long...
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Cobalt Prime » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:42 pm

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"The Affair" by Lee Child.

A Reacher novel!

I'm thrilled that there is a Jack Reacher movie coming out soon. Not thrilled that they cast Tom Cruise to portray him. Eddie Mclintock is the clear choice for JR IMO.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:54 am

Man, I went batsheet insane today. I ended up buying six novels from my local Games Workshop. It felt like I stormed in there and pillaged the joint.

Gosh, what did I pick up? Ah, that's right. Architect of Fate, The Emperor's Gift, and four Horus Heresy novels, The Primarchs, Fear to Tread, Shadows of Treachery, and Angel Exterminatus.

The problem now is, where should I start? lol I'm thinking Angel Exterminatus, 'cause I can't seem to get enough of the Horus Heresy. Plus it'd be nice to see Perturabo in action.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:59 am

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I've mostly been reading books for research, but on my bedside table I have Yann Martel's Life of Pi and Joe Sacco's Palestine.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:29 am

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The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly, the 4th in the Harry Bosch series. Very good mystery crime novel.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby njb902 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:58 am

Just got done reading a book called American Gods, was a interesting take on what happens to the "old" gods.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:52 am

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njb902 wrote:Just got done reading a book called American Gods, was a interesting take on what happens to the "old" gods.


That book is bloody brilliant! Neil Gaiman at his best (in prose).

Just remembered that one of the things I was reading recently is Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's Comic Book History of Comics. Really entertaining and enlightening.
Nice to see McCloud's (among others) example being followed by other writers and artists.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RhA » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:21 am

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A bunch of Lovecraft stories. Good readin'.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Cobalt Prime » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:21 pm

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"A Storm of Swords" by George R R Martin. Third book of the Game of Thrones series.
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