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#1 Rob the Badger

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:22 AM

I have been a fan of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series for a while. Now I am reading the books that interweave into that world. I've read Salem's Lot, It, The Stand and Insomnia. Right now, I am reading Hearts in Atlantis about Ted Braughtigan and the low men.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:38 AM

Awesome, a book thread!

Lately, I'm on a Dean Koontz kick. I've been reading these really dense and long fantasy books that took me 3 weeks to read. I blast throguh the Koontz books in like 2 days, so I've been reading them as kind of a break. Currently in the middle of Brother Odd, the 3rd in the Odd Thomas series.
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:41 AM

I am not reading anything right now, but I will be reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as of Friday night! haha

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:53 AM

Since I finished up school... not a damn thing and soooo happy about it! smile.gif

I don't have time to sit and read a book for fun, but I do listen to books on tape so that I can multitask at work.

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QUOTE(drwscc @ July 18, 2007 - 10:38AM) View Post

Currently in the middle of Brother Odd, the 3rd in the Odd Thomas series.


Offsides is big on this series... I have read the first 2 and still not read or listened to the 3rd one yet.



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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:53 AM

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
im waiting for the finale.
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:05 AM

Right now I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series. Currently I'm on Order of the Phoenix. I should have it finished today or tomorrow, then read the Half Blood Prince on Friday.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:06 AM

I am reading The Color of Water for one of my classes next year. I must say if you are trying to find a good book to read Blue Like Jazz is the best one I have ever read. It changed my life Im not even kidding.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:14 AM

A book I thought that was good was The Devil Wears Prada ...tho I warn that its not like the movie. There are very few parts that are like the movie.
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:36 AM

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:53 AM

Right now i am reading Eldest by Christopher Paolini its the book after Eragon. which is better then that movie. but then again what isn't
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:53 PM

I just finished Stephen King's "The Green Mille". What a sad book. Now I can see the movie.
Getting ready to start J.R.R/Chris Tolkien's " The Children of Hurin" and awaiting the new Harry Potter book on Saturday.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:42 PM

I just spent the last 5 hours reading Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows. Excellent book, the ending didn't disappoint at all.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE(zetterberg_fan_40 @ July 18, 2007 - 10:06AM) View Post

I am reading The Color of Water for one of my classes next year. I must say if you are trying to find a good book to read Blue Like Jazz is the best one I have ever read. It changed my life Im not even kidding.


The Color of Water is a great book. I'm a big fan.

Right now I'm reading Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.


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Posted 21 July 2007 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE(HenrikRules40 @ July 21, 2007 - 07:41PM) View Post

The Color of Water is a great book. I'm a big fan.



I dont know about you, but that book left me feeling blue.



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Posted 21 July 2007 - 11:03 PM

I'm not reading anything right now, but I was flipping through books earlier tonight and read through a chapter or two of The Things They Carried. It's fiction focusing on brief clips and stories from the Vietnam war apparently...

Honestly, I'm not too sold on the book, but the writing style has my interest piqued. It's not a stupid piece of fiction that is all like, "set in such and such era, here are your characters, this is the convoluted story, now go eat all this crap up because all you wanted was a book about Subject Whatever and that's placed in This Specific Time Period". It's not that at all. It's more like verbal snapshots that paint specific pictures on specific experiences in the war, albeit (how much I don't know, and this is another thing I'm wary of) fictional

I'll go pick it up some other time, but the mark against the book I have--and I'm not sure how many people would know what I mean, but if you do then you'll get this--is that while the narrative style is sharp and VERY engaging, it relies on being very descriptive and having a lot of adjectives - the guy who wrote it is basically a verbal artist, and that's cool.

But it doesn't lend well to being a truly "great book", it just means you write in a way that'll engage someone's imagination and that (too) is cool. The downside though is that it also means you might not really have anything great to say either. Not anything bad to say (again either), but certainly not stellar or that could put you up as having Written Something Truly Memorable. Sometimes you have both, but the two don't always go hand in hand as the same gift with people or writers.

/review over

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And to leave a reply on a book -without- adding a huge assuming overview, ever hear of From Baghdad, With Love? I'll just say this, it's nothing more than a story about "A Soldier and his rescued (eventually)-from-Iraq Dog", but it's really endearing.

And I don't have a pref for war books, just to note, these two just happened to stand out to me. From Baghdad is a nice contrast to all the other stuff in Iraq though if you're the type who can enjoy a simple book at facevalue every so often. I did.

Edited by Flip-check, 21 July 2007 - 11:17 PM.



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Posted 21 July 2007 - 11:30 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ July 21, 2007 - 07:58PM) View Post

I dont know about you, but that book left me feeling blue.
(Hey wait, i didnt even notice that rhymes....Leanne Rimes sings the song "Blue"...thats a once in a lifetime coincidence!)


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Posted 25 July 2007 - 01:30 PM

I'm just about finished with the Legacy of the force Sacrifice book, after this hmm, don't know, possibly re-read another one of my many start wars books

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:43 PM

I'm currently re-reading the 3rd book of A Song of Ice & Fire, by George R.R. Martin, which is a GREAT series...

The rights to the series has been bought by HBO, they will be making a show based on the books...each book will be spread out over 1 season...I can't wait!!!

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE(Beau @ July 19, 2007 - 09:53PM) View Post

I just finished Stephen King's "The Green Mille". What a sad book. Now I can see the movie.


I thought the movie was fascinating, the book has to be double that.

QUOTE(zetterberg_fan_40 @ July 18, 2007 - 11:06AM) View Post

I am reading The Color of Water for one of my classes next year. I must say if you are trying to find a good book to read Blue Like Jazz is the best one I have ever read. It changed my life Im not even kidding.


I've heard of BLJ, and I've heard of The Color of Water... I don't remember what it was about though. Maybe I'll google that right now.


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