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« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2006, 03:33:28 PM »

Almost halfway into Deception Point by Dan Brown. 'Unputdownable,' as the Washington Post describes it.
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« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2006, 07:41:48 PM »

Reading two right now, actually.

Samuel R. Delany - Dhalgren. I've  been reading this since last summer (August, 2005 :P). Barring MAYBE Catch-22, it's my favorite book evar. It's more like a large sculpture that you can read than a story, I guess. It's sort of something that eludes description.

Also gravity's rainbow.
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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2006, 07:38:03 AM »

I read 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' last night. It fucking ruled.
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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2006, 10:40:32 AM »

I'm re-reading the Pulizer Prize winner "The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon.

Wow....after kinda blazing through it the first time I didnt grab everything, but if you're a reader that loves to write too....get this novel. It's about a young man who is an artist in Nazi invaded Prague who escapes after being trained in Escape Artistry. He makes his way to Queens to live with a distant cousin and his family. The cousin is looking for someone to help him develop his new found love....Comic Books.

The language is fucking amazing, the imagery is insanely vivid, and the story is just fun.

Shouldnt be hard to find, it's only a 5 or 6 year old book. Check it out, it rocks.
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« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2006, 11:41:49 AM »

I'm reading two things at the moment, one for class, one for pleasure.

For class: The Soccer Wars by Ryszard Kapuscinski.

For pleasure: The Complete Grimms Fairy Tales.
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2006, 07:35:47 AM »

I've started up George Orwell's 1984. Why it's taken me this long to read it, I don't know.
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« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2006, 11:58:06 AM »

Magic or Madness.

My literature teacher bought a copy of this book for me when she went to see the author in Australia. It's an alright novel. Unique storyline (and variety of words- Aussie + American) and I like the main character quite a bit. It was enjoyable.

The narrative's a bit like one of those young adult high-school novels but the fantasy element gives it an interesting twist. Simplistic language as well as descriptions. Getting the second book next week.
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« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2006, 01:11:19 PM »

I just finished Memoirs of a Geisha, which is fantastic, and I also watched the movie, which butchered the book completely.  So so so much is inconsistent between the two I can't believe that Golden allowed the movie to be made.
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« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2006, 01:36:35 PM »

I finished 1984, thought it was pretty good. The final part was pretty damn powerful.

Next up is either 'Slaughterhouse 5' by Kurt Vonnigut, or '2001: A Space Odyssey,' by Arthur C. Clarke.

As you can see, I'm in the mood for some sci-fi :P
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« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2006, 02:20:00 PM »

Finished Neverwhere and have started reading The Real Story by Stephen Donaldson. First book in some long sci-fi series a co-worker of mine let me borrow.
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« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2006, 11:40:42 PM »

I'm probably going to read 1984 as my next book soon since I just read Animal Farm and I have been recommended the book several times. I finished up the Deadhouse Gates and it was good. It was still confusing. It had great new and old characters.
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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2006, 06:04:01 AM »

Completed Magic Lessons the same day I bought it. The first book was more interesting and exciting because it was a introduction to Reason's world. This one's like a varied build-up to the third book's inevitable climax. Not bad.

More than halfway through Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey". It's different; more refreshing than other Austen novels I've read. Still have to re-read some of the sentences because of the construction and words.

Not sure what to read after this. Someone recommended Terry Pratchett although I don't know if he'll appeal to me. Maybe I'll look around Kino and check out what catches my eye.
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« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2006, 05:12:12 AM »

Decided to follow my whims, and started reading Snow Crash. Pretty good so far, but I'm only about 15 pages in.
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« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2006, 06:41:36 AM »

I finished 'Slaughter House 5.' It was a really amazing read. The narrative was moving to so many different periods of time so quickly, but it never felt too all over the place, it was all very controlled and economical. And some of the writing, especially relating to war, was just fantastic. A really unique way to look at World War II.
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« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2006, 05:59:21 AM »

It's summer, which means that it's time for me to start reading books again (reading outside in the sunshine is TEH WIN). So today I picked up the following books:

The Once and Future King by T.H White
The Confusion by Neal Stephenson. I just found out that it's the second book in the series. Meh, thought it was the first. Guess I'll have to go buy Quicksilver as well then.
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Vägen till Klockrike by Swedish author Harry Martinsson.

I think I'll start with Going Postal, as Discworld books are always quick and fun reads.
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