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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #200 on: December 18, 2008, 11:09:57 AM »
Hmm, you make me want to give them a shot. Guess I'll finally add that series to my reading list! :guts:

The books are cheap! 10 bucks for me for total cost and shipping. SO figure it would be cheaper for you since you have the all mighty Euro!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #201 on: December 29, 2008, 08:20:13 PM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #202 on: December 29, 2008, 08:36:38 PM »


I'm a big time Scott McCloud fan, and my wife got me this for Christmas. It was my favorite present :guts:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #203 on: January 01, 2009, 10:02:09 PM »
I tried:

Still haven't read House of Leaves yet, which I'd really have preferred to read, but the local library didn't have it, so I picked this up instead.
I didn't like it, couldn't really make sense of it. There's a lot of information on the page (though, not as much as House), but you don't really know what to do with it. There are lists and dates off to the side, but when am I supposed to read that? There's no flow or any real interaction between the lists and the "poetic" narrative next to it. The story begins on opposite sides of the book (basically, each cover represents one of the two lovers and as you read [flipping back and forth] the closer you get to the middle, the closer the characters become), and so you have upside down text as well. Certain words or phrases are bolded, but it's hard to say if they really hold any significance either.
Honestly, it just seemed to me that author was REALLY in love with his concept, words and, well, himself.

I didn't even make it to the middle, honestly.

I just finished:

I really enjoyed this. It's very simple and a very quick read. Kind of humorous, as well.
It's basically Lynch going on about his experience with Transcendental Meditation, the benefits that he has experienced, and a few of his thoughts on film (his own films and the work of a select few).

And I've just begun:
We often went to the cinema, the screen would light up and we would tremble, but also, increasingly often, Madeleine and I were disappointed. The images had dated, they jittered, and Marilyn Monroe had gotten terribly old. We were sad, this wasn't the film we had dreamed of, this wasn't the total film that we all carried around inside us, this film that we would have wanted to make, or, more secretly, no doubt, that we would have wanted to live.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #204 on: January 13, 2009, 08:53:49 AM »


Not so much what I'm reading as what I just read. Probably the best book I've read in the past five years, if not ten years. The immediate sequel is absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, the writing in the third and fourth books drops off in quality, but still worth reading if you like the ideas and want to see more of the universe.




Finished this one off in one night. Definitely a page-turner. Enjoyed it more than Consider Phlebas, but still have a hard time empathizing with the Culture. Even a benevolent dictator is still a dictator. But it's hard to come up with objections to an actual utopia...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #205 on: January 17, 2009, 01:30:56 AM »
Just purchased the first two volumes of the manga Doors of Chaos. Anyone know of it? Its a gothic fantasy. I actually bought it for my girlfriend who seemed to like it in the store but I'm glad I did, I can't wait to read it. Looks cool.




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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #206 on: January 17, 2009, 07:51:38 AM »
I'm going to go back and read Animal Farm sometime very soon. Awesome book.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #207 on: January 24, 2009, 02:16:34 AM »
Just ordered Volumes 18 and 19 of Blade of the Immortal. Took me a while, I started losing interest with Volume 17 "On the perfection of Anatomy".  Hopefully the series will pick up.  I also ordered the latest volumes of "Eden-its an endless world", one of my favorite manga. DarkHorse releases the volumes between such a time lapse that I have to force myself to forget about the series all together. Lucky for me after a year of forgetting two new books have come out and  another is coming out in a few months. Such a great manga too, and these next few books are suppose to be when the story really gets excellent.
And while I was at the darkhorse website I pre-ordered volume 27 of Berserk. Let's see how long it takes them to get it to me. The release date is Jan 28, so I expect to receive it a maximum of 14 days after that. I don't remember having much luck with release dates in the past, sometimes it seems like the release dates are a month behind, which is why I usually wait to see the books in stores. 

So overall I'm very excited to get back into some of my favorite manga titles.

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These two volumes came in the other day. Incredible manga. My favorite, second only to berserk. Can't wait to see where this story goes. I'm not sure how many volumes are in this series though. I tried finding out for myself with no luck. Anyone know? or anyone know how to find out?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #208 on: February 23, 2009, 12:15:40 PM »
Well I finished Dune Messiah yesterday. 

Funny enough I decided the best thing for me to do a month ago was to buy book 3 of the series. Nothing wrong with that of course until I finished book 2 and picked up book 3 taking a good long look at it... it was book 5. FUCK!  :sad:

Anyways because I can't just go out and buy book 3 I'm going to have to read one of the other books I own.

And that book is going to be...

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #209 on: February 23, 2009, 01:00:30 PM »
These two volumes came in the other day. Incredible manga. My favorite, second only to berserk. Can't wait to see where this story goes. I'm not sure how many volumes are in this series though. I tried finding out for myself with no luck. Anyone know? or anyone know how to find out?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #210 on: February 23, 2009, 09:24:20 PM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #211 on: February 24, 2009, 09:40:48 PM »
Well read The Alchemist! Only took 4 hours.  :ganishka:

I was sitting in my room the other day reading the Alchemist, when my brother walks in grinning like a hobo with fucked up teeth. He hands me a package and tells me to open it. My brother apparently picked me up a copy of Children of Dune. Someone Remind me to get him a good gift!

So I'm now reading

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #212 on: February 24, 2009, 10:21:43 PM »
Nice man, enjoy it! :guts:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #213 on: February 27, 2009, 04:07:28 PM »
I just got "The Guin Saga book four Prisoner of the Lagon" on amazon for $1.49 new, the shipping was more than the actual book. So far so good with the story.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #214 on: March 01, 2009, 12:51:20 AM »
Finished Spin by Robert Charles Wilson recently. I'll probably read All Tomorrow's Parties by Willian Gibson next.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #215 on: March 02, 2009, 12:29:39 AM »
In  continuing my linguistic studies, I've recently read thru:







all the while reading this:



and I've just begun:

We often went to the cinema, the screen would light up and we would tremble, but also, increasingly often, Madeleine and I were disappointed. The images had dated, they jittered, and Marilyn Monroe had gotten terribly old. We were sad, this wasn't the film we had dreamed of, this wasn't the total film that we all carried around inside us, this film that we would have wanted to make, or, more secretly, no doubt, that we would have wanted to live.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #216 on: March 02, 2009, 12:23:15 PM »
Good luck with War and Peace.

I'm still reading "The Idiot" by Dostoevsky. And I'm aiming for "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Hemingway.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #217 on: March 02, 2009, 04:31:42 PM »
Currently reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.  I'm about halfway through and. so far, I'm really enjoying it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #218 on: March 12, 2009, 05:56:38 PM »
FUCK!!! My second favorite manga series, Eden, is in danger of being cancelled. It has been for a while but now it looks like it's really come to an end. There is no release date, or any information for that matter, for Eden volume 12. This really sucks. There is nothing worse than seeing one of your favorite manga series cancelled. I feel sick.  :sad: :judo:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #219 on: March 13, 2009, 06:39:34 PM »
I;m currently on  my fifth read through of:


Oh yeah, I'm also reading Camus' The Stranger.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #220 on: March 15, 2009, 11:48:42 PM »


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(i haven't finished War & Peace...... and i've fallen head over heels for Salinger)



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We often went to the cinema, the screen would light up and we would tremble, but also, increasingly often, Madeleine and I were disappointed. The images had dated, they jittered, and Marilyn Monroe had gotten terribly old. We were sad, this wasn't the film we had dreamed of, this wasn't the total film that we all carried around inside us, this film that we would have wanted to make, or, more secretly, no doubt, that we would have wanted to live.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #221 on: March 25, 2009, 08:30:36 PM »

Yes, this is a real book. (Amazon)

Rane, did you finish War & Peace already?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #222 on: March 26, 2009, 12:03:07 PM »
I'm about halfway through, actually.

I feel part of the problem is the very dry translation I have. It seems to be all business, and no real pleasure. Of course, this could be how Tolstoy had written it, but I remember Anna Karenina having some incredibly beautiful passages and it remains one of my very favorite novels. But there seems to be none of that here.

And to quote Woody Allen, "I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes.

It's about some Russians."

At this point, that's how I feel. =)

But I'd recommend Anna Karenina to anyone!

I've all but completely dropped it and moved on:


We often went to the cinema, the screen would light up and we would tremble, but also, increasingly often, Madeleine and I were disappointed. The images had dated, they jittered, and Marilyn Monroe had gotten terribly old. We were sad, this wasn't the film we had dreamed of, this wasn't the total film that we all carried around inside us, this film that we would have wanted to make, or, more secretly, no doubt, that we would have wanted to live.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #223 on: April 09, 2009, 08:03:20 PM »
I'm re-reading:


Which is probably my favorite sci-fi book/series. If no one here has heard of it or read it, I'd recommend at least reading the first in the series to get a taste for it. It's short, and quick, and if you don't dig it, you can always stop.

PS: I'd forgotten there's a character named Magnifico in it  :ganishka:

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #224 on: April 09, 2009, 09:14:25 PM »
Just finished...



...from my favorite author. For anyone interested in picking him up though, I wouldn't start with this one, though it would definitely be a different approach, I recommend Rain of Gold or Macho!. Just previously to this I read The Real Frank Zappa Book, which was entertaining though it gets very heavy in a preachy way in the final fourth (same could be said about the former book as well, though it's more inspirational). Now reading an apparently controversial Jimi Hendrix bio.