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« Reply #405 on: August 06, 2008, 09:04:57 PM »

Woot for double-posts in the book thread!  Or not.  No matter.

I recently saw a trailer for an upcoming movie called City of Ember, and I thought "ooh - it's like Fallout!"  I hit the bookstore and found that it's a sci-fi book intended for "young readers" (like the first Harry Potter books, I think).  Not kids - probably teens.

ANYWAY... I read it over the course of about a day.  It's a really good book, and it does have a vibe of "what if you lived in the vault from the first Fallout, but didn't realize there was anything else out there?"  There are two sequels, with a third coming out later this month.  I'm gonna be hitting the bookstore tomorrow to get the next one.
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« Reply #406 on: August 06, 2008, 10:16:35 PM »

Reading the Watchmen, which is maybe the first book I've read for pleasure since Harry Potter 7 last year. I'm really enjoying it, and the more I read it, the more I realize how well the tale is crafted. About to start Chapter 8.
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« Reply #407 on: August 11, 2008, 09:34:16 PM »

Started "Watchmen" as well.  Character development is superb.  It's interesting the way the way Moore guides the audience to simultaneously sympathize with the Comedian but retain memory of his mistake with the first Silk Spectre.  Just hit chapter 6 and excited to keep on going.

Also, this week's Batman looks psychotic and intriguing, which is very characteristic of Morrison.  I'm really stoked to see where RIP is heading!

The preview's up on Newsarama if any of you are interested.

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=20624
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« Reply #408 on: August 15, 2008, 11:00:54 PM »

Bought and read Watchmen start to finish last week while on vacation.  Started People of Sparks, the sequel to City of Ember.  Good stuff so far.
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« Reply #409 on: August 19, 2008, 03:51:28 PM »

>_>

I've recently read "Voice of the Gods" (fantasy) and "Heart of Darkness."

I really enjoyed the latter. It was a little slow at first but I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. Amazing piece of a literature and I can really appreciate Conrad's use of descriptive forces.
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« Reply #410 on: August 27, 2008, 01:30:27 AM »

I've been reading the Dark Tower series all summer as I finally got decent copies of all the books - meaning large size, not paperbacks.

Books 1-3 are great but book 4 was kind of a slog. The story was good....but so incidental to the rest of the series that it just really seems like filler. Yes, there's character development, but I just didn't find it that compelling.

Book 5, on the other hand, has been fucking great. I'm having a hard time putting it down.
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« Reply #411 on: August 27, 2008, 08:03:45 AM »

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book 4 was kind of a slog.


My favorite series ever.  Totally agree about book 4.  A good story, but didn't really need to be book 4 of the series.  Should have just had that as a side thing after the fact or something.

Will be watching to see what you say here after you finish book 7.
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« Reply #412 on: August 27, 2008, 10:19:17 AM »

I'm about to reread eragon, since the last book of the Inheritance trilogy comes out next month. So, by the time I reread eragon, pick up Eldest and read that, the last book should be out.

Don't really remember much about Eragon except I was disappointed with the ending.
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« Reply #413 on: August 27, 2008, 10:29:14 AM »

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Will be watching to see what you say here after you finish book 7.


I was hoping to have them done by the end of the summer, but I really took my time with book 4. I will hopefully have them done by mid September, as school is starting and Yakuza 2 and Odin Sphere (GH) are coming out.
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« Reply #414 on: September 03, 2008, 05:12:51 PM »

I'm reading a book by Anette Motley entitled "Green Dragon, White Tiger".  It's about a Chinese girl who starts out as the Emperor's concubine then, through a rather wild series of events, ends up as the ruler of China.  I'm not sure how true to life this is, but it's a good read so far. :P
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« Reply #415 on: September 04, 2008, 04:44:46 PM »

Oh for fuck's sake.

I finished book 5 of the Dark Tower series.

Really? I *hate* fourth wall breaking meta-type stuff.

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This series just jumped the shark.
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« Reply #416 on: September 04, 2008, 04:47:43 PM »

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Oh for fuck's sake.

I finished book 5 of the Dark Tower series.

Really? I *hate* fourth wall breaking meta-type stuff.

So
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This series just jumped the shark.


HAHAHAHA

Welcome to the death of the series. :P
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« Reply #417 on: September 04, 2008, 08:02:32 PM »

I realized a few days ago that I'd never read any Sherlock Holmes so I picked up the complete works yesterday. I've already finished A Study in Scarlet, which I loved, but I realized I've never seen any film adaptations of this one. Wonder why?
 
I'm a big fan of the Jeremy Brett TV series, and I wasn't sure the books would be my cup of tea, but I'm flying through 'em so far.
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« Reply #418 on: September 04, 2008, 09:33:01 PM »

I stopped re-reading Eragon, as I just learned it was going to become a 4 book series.

I might read a book in the next year, but this'll probably be my last post for a looooong time in here.
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« Reply #419 on: September 05, 2008, 12:03:53 AM »

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Welcome to the death of the series. :P


Please tell me it doesn't get worse from here.
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