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Brodie 06-21-2005 11:19 PM

What are you reading... Now...
 
I'm in the middle of a cluster-buster of books:

High Fidelity - Scary good, considering its written how men think....
A Brief History Of Time - Stephen Hawking, baby
A Prayer For Owen Meany - Hahaha, Simon Birch.
War Of The Worlds - So...wait...Tom who?

Anarky 06-22-2005 04:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Brodie
High Fidelity - Scary good, considering its written how men think....

One of the worst books I've ever read. Usually the book is better than the movie, and this time the movie was way better than the book.

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War Of The Worlds - So...wait...Tom who?
Great book.

What am I reading?
  • Outsiders (the most recent issue): mindboggling, Brainiac
  • This thread: sort of new
  • "Media Control" - Noam Chomsky: Great book about how media influences us
  • "Winterkrieg in Tibet" - Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Dead boring and very comlicated, but I have to read it.

damnhooligan 06-22-2005 09:23 AM

"In Praise of Nepotism" by Adam Bellow, historical non-fiction about family enterprises.

I'm one of those folks that reads one book at a time, but I usually plow through them within a couple days or so. And thanks for reminding me that I really need to throw down a couple hundred bucks on new reading material.

KROW 06-22-2005 10:03 AM

"The Cleric Quintet" by R.A. Salvatore, a collection of five novels about a cleric named Cadderly and his friends Danica and two dwarves named Ivan and Pikel Bouldershoulder. It's over 1,000 pages long and it's very good.

Brodie 06-22-2005 10:03 AM

I disagree about High Fidelity being bad, I read a lot, and it reads way better than a lot of stephen king books. I just like the first person view into a dude's psyche who thinks an awful lot like every man ever.

Just something I can relate to.

It's a lot like Chuck Palahniuks work, just less prolific and masochistic.

I just finished Palahniuk's 'Haunted'm and have Invisible Monsters to read too.

malignant 06-22-2005 12:31 PM

I just got done reading The War of the Worlds......yeah, great book.


Currently reading - Deep Freeze.

raphael_is_cool 06-22-2005 12:56 PM

Currently reading:

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
Blast from the Past by Ben Elton

TMNT571 06-22-2005 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brodie
I disagree about High Fidelity being bad, I read a lot, and it reads way better than a lot of stephen king books. I just like the first person view into a dude's psyche who thinks an awful lot like every man ever.

Just something I can relate to.

It's a lot like Chuck Palahniuks work, just less prolific and masochistic.

I just finished Palahniuk's 'Haunted'm and have Invisible Monsters to read too.

Yea you need to finish Invisible Monster up bitch.

Any way.
Just finished the Trilogy by Will Christopher Baer.

Kiss Me, Judas
Penny Dreadful
Hells Half Acre

I recommend to anyone and everyone.

Now I kind of have a stack of books that I'm not sure where to start.

American gods by Nei Gaiman
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Pattern recognition by William Gibson

FireFly 06-25-2005 01:47 PM

right now im reading

NOVELS
star wars NJO the unifying force

comics
MK spider-man
DareDevil
uncanny x-men
ASM
TNA
amazing fantasy
arana
batman
JSA

IceFlash78 06-25-2005 09:16 PM

I just finished a couple of books...

Shadows by John Saul
Where the Red Fern Grow by...the name esacapes me...
This Was Then, This Is Now... by S.E. Hilton (sp?)

DrSpengler 06-25-2005 09:27 PM

My comic shop restocked it's back issues of Swamp Thing volume 2 (virtually the entire series) and I've been scrambling to read them as fast as I can (before other people start buying them).

I've been reading about 15 issues a week and I'm at #80 right now. God damn, these are comic books at their finest.

tekcop 06-26-2005 12:44 AM

Some AP psychology study books, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams, and re-reading Lords of Chaos.

Hannah 06-29-2005 08:03 AM

Uh... I just read Inkheart.




...........man i feel dumb T-T

Peanut 06-29-2005 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KROW
"The Cleric Quintet" by R.A. Salvatore, a collection of five novels about a cleric named Cadderly and his friends Danica and two dwarves named Ivan and Pikel Bouldershoulder. It's over 1,000 pages long and it's very good.

Those are awesome books. I read through them about 2 years ago.

ThirdMarioBro 06-29-2005 07:20 PM

...This thread.

:lol:

Okay okay...Star Wars: The Cestus Deception

Voltron 06-29-2005 07:28 PM

Batman-No Man's Land.

I heard good things about it, so I had to pick it up.

Brodie 06-29-2005 09:52 PM

American Psycho
Superheroes & Philosophy: Truth, Justice and the Socratic Way

verminator_x 07-14-2005 01:16 PM

life of christiane f.

KROW 07-14-2005 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Peanut
Those are awesome books. I read through them about 2 years ago.

Indeed they are. I started "Quintet" after filling my head with all the awesome Drizzt adventures, which took a good chunk of time. After this I intend to read Salvatore's "The Highwayman."

Sewer Bull 07-14-2005 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by verminator_x
life of christiane f.

The one from Bahnhof Zoo?

My present book - Joris-Karl Huysmans - "Against the Grain" aka "A rebours".


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