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#61 drwscc

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:40 PM

I'm currently reading both "A Feast for Crows" by George RR Martin and the short stories at the end of "I Am Legend"
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE(drwscc @ September 14, 2007 - 01:40PM) View Post

I'm currently reading both "A Feast for Crows" by George RR Martin and the short stories at the end of "I Am Legend"



Great Series...HBO has bought the rights to turn this series into a show. They plan to make each book a last a season, which means that George needs to improve on his recent performances as far as kicking the books out faster. Waiting 3-5 years between books isn't going to cut it...


I'm reading Eldest by Christopher Paolini...This is the sequel to Eragon, which was made into a decent movie (of course, not as good as the book, but what movies are?)


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

I'm still reading Mrs. Dalloway, and now I'm also onto Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs which I'm so excited to read!!
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:27 PM

I can't believe none of you have mentioned James Patterson. If you like blood and guts crime stories, his Alex Cross series is the one for you. A couple have been made into movies - Along came a Spider and Kiss the GIrls. I believe both starred Morgan Freeman. But be sure and get the book list, they are supposed to be read in order. There are 11 in this series and I have read them all. He has a womens murder club series of 6 books and I'm reading the sixth one of that series. It's amazing that he can write such gruesome murder stories and then turn around and write a book called Sams Letters to Jennifer that is soooo sweet and touching. I'm hooked on his books.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:03 PM

I too seem to have somehow missed this thread..
I have a stack of books waiting to be read but in the last couple of months I managed to complete Breakfast of Champions, Justinian's Flea, Guns, Germs, and Steel and All Quiet on the Western Front.

Breakfast of Champions is Vonnegut at his best although I didn't enjoy it quite as much as Slaughter House 5.

I would highly recommend Guns, Germs, and Steel to anyone who hasn't read it yet... It's really a fascinating explanation of 100,000 years of human history in just 500 pages.

I've finally decided to tackle Plato's Republic(i've been avoiding it for years) and am currently slogging through it... Then hopefully on to something a bit more light.

Edit: I almost forgot, if you haven't read All quiet on the Western Front yet, pick it up... it's a really short but moving read.


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:24 PM

"The Road" by McCarthy. About a father and son bond. Very enjoyable.

After that, I'm starting "Son of a Witch," which is the sequel to "Wicked."
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:24 AM

"The High Graders" by Louis L'Amour

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:26 AM

I'm absolutely crushed to hear that Robert Jordan, the Wheel of Time author, died on Sunday. Right as he was working on the last book too...RIP Mr. Jordan. Thank you for your wonderful stories.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:26 AM

"People and Poses" by Scalera. It's a book about body positions for artists. Not exactly a riveting page turner.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:39 PM


I just finished " Between a Rock and a hard Place " by Aron Ralston.

Very raw, touching and inspiring.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:20 PM

Im on The merchant of Venice and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I just bought the last of the books in the set. im kinda working my way backwards on them.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 09:15 AM

Currently re-reading, Filth, by Irvine Welsh. It's probably my favorite of his books.

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Talk about truth in advertising! Irvine Welsh's novel about an evil Edinburgh cop is filthy enough to please the most crud-craving fans of his blockbuster debut, Trainspotting. Like Trainspotting, Filth matches its nastiness with a maniacal, deeply peeved sense of humor. Though one does feel the need to escape this train wreck of a narrative from time to time for a shower and some chamomile tea, just as often Welsh provokes a belly laugh with an extraordinarily perverse and cruelly funny set piece. Nicely violent turns of phrase litter the ghastly landscape of his tale.
Our hero, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, is a cross between Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant and John Belushi in Animal House. His task is to nab a killer who has brained the son of the Ghanaian ambassador, but bigoted Bruce is more urgently concerned with coercing sex from teenage Ecstasy dealers, planning vice tours of Amsterdam, and mulling over his lurid love life. He's also got a tapeworm, whose monologue is printed right down the middle of many pages. Here's one of this unusually articulate parasite's realizations: "My problem is that I seem to have quite a simple biological structure with no mechanism for the transference of all my grand and noble thoughts into fine deeds."

Welsh's real strength is comic tough talk and inventive slang. The murder mystery helps organize his tendency to sprawl, but the engine of his art is wry, harsh dialogue. At one point, his books hogged the entire top half of Scotland's Top Ten Bestsellers list--and half the buyers of Trainspotting had never bought a book before. The reason is not that Welsh is the best novelist who ever got short-listed for the Booker Prize. It is that he is that rarest of phenomena, an original voice. --Tim Appelo


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#73 drwscc

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:17 AM

So I finally finished "A Feast for Crows" and have moved on to Wilbur Smith's newest "Taita" book The Quest. I will probably be reading a book on simplifying your life by throwing stuff out, I think it's called "It's All Too Much" or something similar next.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:13 PM

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig

Great book. I'm reading for a second time and am enjoying it just as much.

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values is the first of Robert M. Pirsig's texts in which he explores the Metaphysics of quality. The 1974 book describes a seventeen-day motorcycle journey across the United States by an unnamed father and his son Chris, joined for nine days by John and Sylvia Sutherland, a befriended couple. The trip is punctuated by numerous philosophical discussions (many of them on epistemology and the philosophy of science) which the author refers to as chautauquas.
The book sold millions of copies in twenty-seven languages and was described by the press as "the most widely read philosophy book, ever."
The title is an incongruous play on the title of the book Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. In its introduction, Pirsig explains that, despite its title, "it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It's not very factual on motorcycles, either."

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 03:59 PM

Right now in reading The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer. Awesome book. If you like true crime your should look into it.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:05 PM

I'm reading WOODEN...it's about Coach John Wooden and his life and winning beliefs. smile.gif
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:52 PM

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Right now in reading The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer. Awesome book. If you like true crime your should look into it.


Read it too !
Even bought the DVD with the interviews after I read the book.

A cold-blooded killer, but a fascinating individual...

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:38 PM

Time to dig this bad boy up from the dead.

I'm a little over halfway through Les MisÚrables right now and thoroughly enjoying it for several reasons:

- I've always loved Dickens and this is right up the same alley.

- I finally found a book that is a match for my voraciously fast reading. I read really quickly, it was a blessing in school but it's a curse whenever I want to read a book for enjoyment because I have to force myself to put it away otherwise it takes far too little time and I'm done before I know it. Example: One summer when I had nothing better to do, I blasted through Dune in about three days. I knocked out the last three-quarters of Deathly Hallows in about five hours. I wanted to put that away so I could at least enjoy it for three days but couldn't help myself.

- I wish I could have studied this book in high school English, although it's a bit long for that. When Hugo wants you to understand some bit of symbolism or what a character is like, he bludgeons you over the head with descriptions. It wouldn't take any work at all to write a paper on this stuff. It gets a little annoying sometimes because he describes to you exactly what every character is all about and takes like two or three pages doing it. Little Gavroche gets six, and this is a slightly abridged version. So you get a really good picture, which is nice, but on the other hand I could pretty well have formed my own opinion of the characters through their actions, because when Hugo isn't writing essays about characters and settings he's giving them interesting things to do.

- Hugo can write a sentence that takes up half a page and follow it up with one of just a few words and they're both equally descriptive.

I got this book over a week ago and it'll probably take me another week at least to finish, which is nice. I can't remember the last time I spent two weeks on a book I liked.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:19 PM

I'm in the middle of a few books...here are three of them:

Rich Dad's Prophecy by Robert Kiyosaki - financial forecasts from the 70s have come true
Leadership Gold by John Maxwell - just got into this one
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz - third time through...and learning more and more!
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:24 PM

besides school books its just harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix...i cant get away from them. I dont want the story to end. so I keep reading them.
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