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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #700 on: September 14, 2016, 05:08:13 PM »
Also, I'm sure it's been mentioned before but have you guys considered doing a podcast for the other two one offs that Miura was a part of, Japan and King of Wolves?

Personally, I'd rather have one dedicated to Futatabi and Noa.  I'm quite fond of these works, Futatabi in particular.  Although with the steady episode releases and the rereads I wouldn't expect anything like that any time soon, but it would be cool.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #701 on: September 14, 2016, 05:26:44 PM »
Also, I'm sure it's been mentioned before but have you guys considered doing a podcast for the other two one offs that Miura was a part of, Japan and King of Wolves?

Miura collaborated on three titles with Buronson. You forgot the sequel to King of Wolves.

Personally, I'd rather have one dedicated to Futatabi and Noa.  I'm quite fond of these works, Futatabi in particular.  Although with the steady episode releases and the rereads I wouldn't expect anything like that any time soon, but it would be cool.

I don't know. Since Miura considers these stories to be "juvenile" works, putting them forward is likely not something he would want or appreciate.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #702 on: September 14, 2016, 07:53:36 PM »
You might also be interested in the podcasts we recorded around that time, where we reviewed each issue as they came out. It's Eps 38-44.

Thanks! I'll have to check them out

And yes it was nicer reading it all in one sitting. Easier to comprehend what was actually going on and flowed a lot smoother. The "nectar" thing still gets me though :isidro:
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #703 on: September 15, 2016, 02:15:39 AM »
Miura collaborated on three titles with Buronson. You forgot the sequel to King of Wolves.


I didn't know there was a sequel. Is it good?

As for what I'm reading now, other then my Berserk rereading, the first Change trilogy. "Against the tide of year" a story about the island of Nantucket going back in 1250 BC and how they strive to survive. I finished the first book yesterday and just started the one mentioned above today. Pretty good imo.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #704 on: September 15, 2016, 05:39:56 AM »
I didn't know there was a sequel. Is it good?

No, it's terrible.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #705 on: September 15, 2016, 01:45:05 PM »
No, it's terrible.

Then I'm glad I missed it! Thx, I trust your judgement on that.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #706 on: November 28, 2016, 10:29:59 PM »
Reread for the 4th time '1984' and
'The little prince' by À. St Exupéry
Very short but very profound and moving, and I feel that everytime I read it my vision about our World evolves

Just bought 'dune' on your advices

I love this forum and love you guys

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #707 on: November 29, 2016, 07:44:41 AM »
Just bought 'dune' on your advices

You won't be disappointed!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #708 on: November 30, 2016, 06:27:27 PM »
An omnibus edition of Blame was recently released, printed on larger, higher-quality paper, collecting 2 volumes at a time. This is great news for Blame fans, because the initial Tokyopop publication has been out of print for years. In addition to the larger print, more pages, and better paper, it appears to have a new translation, with the main character now named Kyrii. Hm. Gonna have to get used to that, I guess.

It's selling for about $25 per vol on Amazon, with Vol 2 out in December.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #709 on: November 30, 2016, 06:36:38 PM »
An omnibus edition of Blame was recently released, printed on larger, higher-quality paper, collecting 2 volumes at a time. This is great news for Blame fans, because the initial Tokyopop publication has been out of print for years. In addition to the larger print, more pages, and better paper, it appears to have a new translation, with the main character now named Kyrii. Hm. Gonna have to get used to that, I guess.

It's selling for about $25 per vol on Amazon, with Vol 2 out in December.

Wow awesome! I'm glad you mentioned this because I had been patiently waiting for something like this for a very long time. I was never able to finish this series because it went out of print. Truly an awesome manga though.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #710 on: November 30, 2016, 06:39:49 PM »
I grabbed the first volume of the Blame re-release recently as well. Not a big fan of some of the translation choices, but from a visual standpoint, you can't deny that bigger is better in this case - the art looks amazing! :guts:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #711 on: November 30, 2016, 11:39:36 PM »
The recent Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel and The Secret History of Twin Peaks were my last reads. I also tried to figure out a few HTML5 + CSS3 books and then decided that my partner will continue do the coding for our university projects this and next semester. (Why do library science student have to learn how code... this has zero applications for my job.)
Next up is End of Watch by Stephen King. That man really regained his mojo after a decade of weird post car-crash nonsense.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #712 on: December 02, 2016, 01:34:56 PM »
So can we talk about Fire punch! I have only read a hand full of Manga (Berserk, Giganto Maxima, Vagabond) so my manga knowledge is limited, but im two chapters in and Fire punch is brutal. I really like it. Here is the  plot per the wiki page. "The world was turned by the "Ice Witch" into that of snow, starvation and madness. Freezing people naturally seeked flame. The "blessing" that was bestowed upon Agni, is it a hope or maybe a curse...?"
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #713 on: January 03, 2017, 10:20:03 AM »
I recently finished my mandatory army training, 9 months of traveling around Greece and working as a dentist, so i wanted to read something about the army. I searched for sci fi books tha had a military element to them. I am between "The Forever War" and "Enders Game". I remember the later beeing recommended here all the time, so i might pick this up.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #714 on: February 09, 2017, 05:25:13 PM »
Started Ubik by Phillip K. Dick. Didn't read much of it till now, but i enjoyed what i read thus far.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #715 on: February 09, 2017, 05:32:09 PM »
Started Ubik by Phillip K. Dick. Didn't read much of it till now, but i enjoyed what i read thus far.

It's a very strange, hallucinatory book (It's PK Dick afterall). I read it a few years back. There's nothing that will jump out at you as being influential for Berserk in it -- but there is arguably one very weak link in a single passage that's never really explained in the novel:

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"A grim, blue face with recessive eyes swam into focus, a mysterious countenance floating without neck or body. The eyes reminded him of flawed jewels; they shone but the faceting had gone wrong; the eyes scattered light in irregular directions."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #716 on: February 10, 2017, 09:14:08 PM »

I recently finished The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett. I can't say I'm familiar with the Discworld series in general, but I'm a big fan of Cohen the Barbarian. I'm now reading A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #717 on: March 14, 2017, 10:09:37 PM »
Started Ubik by Phillip K. Dick. Didn't read much of it till now, but i enjoyed what i read thus far.

I am just over half way with this, what do you think of it?

As Walter said not much in the way of connections but I am finding it a very interesting read.

After that I will be going through all the GH books, probably Slan next then Void. I tried listening to it as a book on tape but there was way to much going on attention wise for me to be able to even try and drive and listen to it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #718 on: March 14, 2017, 10:20:03 PM »
After that I will be going through all the GH books, probably Slan next then Void. I tried listening to it as a book on tape but there was way to much going on attention wise for me to be able to even try and drive and listen to it.

It's frankly unwarranted to refer to any of these novels as "GH books". Miura just named a few characters in homage of famous Sci-Fi works, but there's not much more to it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #719 on: March 15, 2017, 09:47:17 PM »
It's frankly unwarranted to refer to any of these novels as "GH books". Miura just named a few characters in homage of famous Sci-Fi works, but there's not much more to it.


Fair enough, Still worth the read though.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #720 on: March 15, 2017, 10:26:32 PM »
Fair enough, Still worth the read though.

Of course, Slan and Ubik are Sci-Fi classics and should be read by anyone interested in the genre.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #721 on: March 16, 2017, 10:39:25 AM »
Started reading Vagabond. It's pretty cool.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #722 on: April 14, 2017, 07:42:24 PM »
Finished reading Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and started reading No god but God, both by Reza Aslan.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #723 on: April 14, 2017, 10:32:42 PM »
I'm re-reading Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny. A Sci-Fi classic set in the future and in another planet where the first colonialists, come from Earth, used technology to elevate themselves to the status of deities, other than having immense destruction powers they can also transfer their mind to other bodies when their own becomes old, they can even create whatever body they want, achieving thus immortality.

The planet, which is habitable for humans, thousands of years after their arrive, is inhabitated by their descendants, who however have been kept completely oblivious of the truth and their origins, as well as not possessing any form of primitive technology, and praising their "gods" as if they were real and genuine deities. Each of the First took the title of a deity from Hinduism (like Bhrama, Vishnu, Shiva....) and they live their life of indulgence and vices in their city on "Heaven". The main character is one of the First, who at a certain point in the past rebeled to them and abandoned his place in order to battle the "gods" and spread the knowledge of their technology to everyone on the planet.

I like it particularly because, as the author said, it can be read both as a Sci-Fi or as a Fantasy novel. The First colonialists have created a world which emulates the features of the Hinduism religion, like reincarnation, the difference is that they can actually make it happens thanks to their technology! People of the lower classes, who believes the gods are real gods, are reincarnated in high status people if they worshipped and paid enough tributes to the gods. The more they pay, the more their "karma" increase.

Overall i think this jewel of Sci-Fi should be read only if you possess a basic knowledge of Hinduism, you can enjoy it even if you know nothing of it, but you're not really going to appreciate it fully as you would if you could get all the analogies between the technological Sci-Fi characteristics and the deities as well as the metaphysical concepts of hinduism.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #724 on: April 15, 2017, 01:47:12 AM »
Finished reading Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and started reading No god but God, both by Reza Aslan.

What did you think of Zealot? I enjoyed No god But God.