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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:03 pm

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The last book I read was the Zombie Survival Guide (Complete Protection From The Living Dead!). Still waiting for the next of the the Inheritance series.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:05 pm

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Just started The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly. It's the follow-up to The Lincoln Lawyer, another awesome book I just finished, just in time for the movie.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby The Happy Locust » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:33 pm

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Supreme Convoy » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:11 pm

I recently read Tuesdays with Morrie. Very easy read, it seriously took me 5 hours to finish.

What a powerful book.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:33 am

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Supreme Convoy wrote:I recently read Tuesdays with Morrie. What a powerful book.


I heard good and bad things about it. i never saw the TV movie. I heard that is was very moving, and that it was too sappy.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Me, Grimlock! » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:05 pm

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I just tried reading The Great Gatsby, but I'm sorry. I just couldn't get into it. I figured I'd try a classic, but no such luck. Next stop I'm going to try 1984, Lord of the Flies, or Animal Farm. I remember enjoying the latter two in high school, not so much the first, but I want to read each of these.

Recently I read House of Thunder by Koontz. Not bad, but I'm not sure what I think of the ending. I either really loved it or thought it was really far fetched.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Slayershoop » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:39 pm

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D-Day by Stephen Ambrose, the man knows how to write a book.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Supreme Convoy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:29 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:
Supreme Convoy wrote:I recently read Tuesdays with Morrie. What a powerful book.


I heard good and bad things about it. i never saw the TV movie. I heard that is was very moving, and that it was too sappy.


I plan on seeing the movie some time but the book is definitely an emotional read. I highly recommend it though.

lostinwebspace wrote:I just tried reading The Great Gatsby, but I'm sorry. I just couldn't get into it. I figured I'd try a classic, but no such luck. Next stop I'm going to try 1984, Lord of the Flies, or Animal Farm. I remember enjoying the latter two in high school, not so much the first, but I want to read each of these.


I was never a fan of Great Gatsby. Though I do love 1984, Lord of the Flies, and Animal Farm. Great reads.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:26 am

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Spice and Wolf (manga)

Really cute and surprisingly deep in how well they cover currency related economics.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Sustain » Sat May 07, 2011 9:53 am

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Chaoslock » Tue May 10, 2011 2:33 pm

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Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils - it's funny how expanded universes are better than the stuff movie directors put together years after their golden age.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue May 10, 2011 2:42 pm

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9 Dragons by Michael Connelly. Very good crime story.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby prowl123 » Sun May 15, 2011 6:53 am

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'I Am Number Four' by Pittacus Lore

"The Throne of Fire' and 'The Red Pyramid' by Rick Riordan

And if you have a LOT of time on your hands, 'It' by Stephen King

Don't even try to read 'Revenge of the Fallen' the novel. I don't even understand what the heck he's saying half the time.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby prowl123 » Sun May 15, 2011 8:13 am

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This might sound weird, but I've actually written a few short stories myself. I've written four (The Thing in the Basement, Out of the Woods, Across Two Worlds, and The Horror at Brookville Lake). None of them are published, but I'm going to try and put them on the Internet somehow.

I've also tried several times to write a longer novel, but twice it's failed at around 30 pages long, once at over 120! I just came up with a really good idea the other day, and I hope I don't fall flat on this one, cuz it's gonna be good.

If I do ever get those stories online, I'll post the address to my website (which doesn't exist yet) on this forum.

WARNING: I'm thirteen years old, and all for of these stories are pretty ridiculous and terribly written. I know they're bad, and two of them in particular are really gross and gory. You've been warned.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue May 17, 2011 7:08 am

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prowl123 wrote:Don't even try to read 'Revenge of the Fallen' the novel. I don't even understand what the heck he's saying half the time.


I bought it, read it before the movie came out, and it makes a lot more sense than the movie did. The book is actually a good TF story.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Tue May 17, 2011 7:48 am

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Tue May 17, 2011 7:54 am

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I would suggest the C.J. Box murder mysteries, :D
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Tue May 17, 2011 8:02 am

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godzillabot wrote:I would suggest the C.J. Box murder mysteries, :D


Are there maids in that book?
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Thu May 19, 2011 3:31 am

I just finished Watchers by Dean Koontz. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

Probably going to read Stephen King's Under the Dome next. I'm a little put off by its length, though...

EDIT: I want to get my hands on more Dean Koontz novels, but I don't know which ones I should get. Could someone kindly recommend me a few?
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Dagon » Thu May 19, 2011 9:55 am

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Rodimus Prime wrote:
prowl123 wrote:Don't even try to read 'Revenge of the Fallen' the novel. I don't even understand what the heck he's saying half the time.


I bought it, read it before the movie came out, and it makes a lot more sense than the movie did. The book is actually a good TF story.



I'd read Ghosts of Yesterday before the first movie came out, and really disliked it. While I'd heard good things about the ROTF novel, GoY spoiled TF novelizations for me. I know, I know, I live in a basement and am a neckbearded Geewunner. I sort of just didn't care for the novelization.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby #Sideways# » Thu May 19, 2011 9:08 pm

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I am looking for a good book to read next, I just finished Dracula by Brahm Stoker.

I am also writing a book called "TIME", hopefully it will be a good novel to read. ;)
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby nickkhun23 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:15 pm

I read The Gunslinger (which is the first of the Dark Tower books, right?) but didn't really like it, so I didn't start the second one
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri May 20, 2011 2:24 am

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Started reading Shattered by Dean R. Koontz. It's one of Dean Koontz's early works. So far so good.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri May 20, 2011 2:27 am

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nickkhun23 wrote:I read The Gunslinger (which is the first of the Dark Tower books, right?) but didn't really like it, so I didn't start the second one


Yeah, same here. I started it, but it was very slow and plodding, so I barely finished it and had no interest in the others.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Jesterhead » Fri May 20, 2011 5:16 am

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nickkhun23 wrote:I read The Gunslinger (which is the first of the Dark Tower books, right?) but didn't really like it, so I didn't start the second one


Yeah, same here. I started it, but it was very slow and plodding, so I barely finished it and had no interest in the others.


For better or worse, the rest of the series has a vastly different feel than The Gunslinger. So if there were some elements you enjoyed in it, it might be worthwhile to give The Drawing Of The Three.

I'm all caught up on the Horus Heresy series now. Age of Darkness was much better than I expected. I also got one of the 3000 copies of the Promethean Sun novella! Can't wait to dig in this weekend!
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