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#31 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:52 PM

Hey Fart Bubble, how is "Ten Cent Plague"? I am thinking about getting that book.


Its pretty good. Though it isn't blatant the writer's personal political bias does show through with the way he chooses his words and it does make it annoying but if you can get past that, its an interesting read
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#32 chex20   ....Marisa Miller CAGiversary!   320 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:58 PM

Currently reading "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory. Been reading it since before the movie came out. I'm reading the original one too. Should be able to finish it this week so I can go see the movie this weekend.

#33 apokalipze2   piledriving that azz CAGiversary!   1067 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:59 PM

The Handmaids Tale. Pretty shitty book

 


#34 Rocko   Hurm. CAGiversary!   38764 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:02 PM

Just finished re-reading (for the 3rd time) Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (the novel, not the manga).


That is such a fantastic book. The movie isn't bad either. I loved it. It's been two years since I read it, I should pick it up again.

#35 doho7744   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:09 PM

Tanya Huff's "Confederation" series.

#36 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37477 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:18 PM

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#37 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22392 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:25 PM

I Love You, Beth Cooper

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#38 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

I Love You, Beth Cooper

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really dug that book
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#39 Davideo   CAG Veteran Lurker CAGiversary!   136 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:36 PM

I'm currently reading "Into Hot Air" by Chris Elliott. It's pretty silly, and I find myself laughing in public, which is embarrasing.

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#40 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   630 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:50 PM

I'm reading Star Wars: Revelations by Karen Traviss


I started on that a day or so ago, very good so far. I'm trying not to read it fast because the sooner I'm done, the longer it will feel between now and when the final book comes out.
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#41 trq   I *am* the reinforcements CAGiversary!   2365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:34 PM

bunch of generic sci-fi/fantasy crap.
read david gerrold's a matter for men - pretty horrible
something by charles schefield - ick


Really? Neither one is really my cup of tea either, but they're both fairly respected writers. Gerrold's "When HARLIE Was One" is decent, and Sheffield won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Campbell. Do you remember the name of the Sheffield thing you read?

#42 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8269 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:42 PM

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations.

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#43 cletus   World Traveler CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:13 AM

I just finished The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham a little while ago. Great book and I wish I could have met Graham back when he was still alive.

Right now I'm 2 books (out of 10) into The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. It's nice to find a fantasy book that isn't just a ripoff of Tolken and I really loved some of Zelazny's short stories.

I've still got a giant pile of books waiting for me after this too. A few years ago I found out the Goodwill close to me sells books for $0.75 each and I may have went a little crazy buying them. Now I have a backlog of books as well as games and anime. Once I finish this I think I'll read either The Spy Who Came in From the Cold or All the President's Men. If anyone wants to suggest one or the other feel free.

#44 SpitFire158   Gears 2 = awesome CAGiversary!   3585 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:22 AM

about to read For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway


#45 ighosty   I just lost the game. CAGiversary!   1644 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:43 AM

About 80 pages into Charles Stross's Accelerando

and I still need to finish Arthur C. Clarke's(RIP) Rendezvous with Rama , have about 60 pages left
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#46 jlseal   ULTIMA RATIO REGUM CAGiversary!   690 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:30 AM

jlseal reminds me I need to finish the Baroque Cycle. Cryptonomicon was one of my favorite works of fiction I've read in the last ten years.

If you like cryptonomicon and haven't read Snow Crash, read Snow Crash as it is probably the greatest book ever written.
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#47 yukafls   Boss CAGiversary!   4105 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:36 AM

Well, for school I am reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson. That book is fucking awesome, and then I am reading various graphic novels and comics.
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#48 Liquid 2   Dutch Dreams CAGiversary!   24368 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:19 AM

About 80 pages into Charles Stross's Accelerando

How is that?

I've had my eye on it.

#49 trq   I *am* the reinforcements CAGiversary!   2365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:38 AM

Right now I'm 2 books (out of 10) into The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. It's nice to find a fantasy book that isn't just a ripoff of Tolken and I really loved some of Zelazny's short stories.


Aw, those are GREAT books. For what it's worth, the second five books are really a pale shadow (no pun intended) of the first five. Still a worthwhile read if you're hankering for more Amber after the first cycle, but bear that in mind. Also, you'll probably notice this on your own, but in case you don't, hit the spoiler tag below AFTER you finish the series.

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#50 kell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1079 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:49 AM

Yeah, I'm liking it. I'm glad to be rid of the constant flashbacks of The Gunslinger. I've got to get to the book store and pick up the third book soon.


I'm thinking you won't like the fourth book then...
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I am reading "The Wolves of the Calla", the Fifth installment of the Dark Towers.

#51 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15192 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:11 AM

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#52 priji   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   5 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:55 AM

i just finished reading the whole series TWILIGHT!!! love twilight!!

#53 Nixon's Revenge   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:00 AM

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter Thompson for the 458th time.

I dig his writing but sweet jesus his fans are irritating.

#54 evilpenguin9000   Bringer of cowbell CAGiversary!   1214 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:27 AM

Just finished The Diamond Age and it felt like a complete trudge through the whole thing. I loved Cryptonomican and Snow Crash, but this was a grind.

I'm now reading both a biography on Theodore Roosevelt and the new A. Lee Martinez novel.

#55 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:45 AM

Re-reading Ender's Game. Card wrote two more books recently fleshing out the story and my old man said they were worth checking out.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#56 wubb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   20114 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:53 AM

I've still got a giant pile of books waiting for me after this too. A few years ago I found out the Goodwill close to me sells books for $0.75 each and I may have went a little crazy buying them. Now I have a backlog of books as well as games and anime. Once I finish this I think I'll read either The Spy Who Came in From the Cold or All the President's Men. If anyone wants to suggest one or the other feel free.


Check around your local thrifts. One near me does a 'Bag of books' sale once a month where you fill up a brown paper grocery bag with as many books as will fit for $5. I've also seen church book sales that do something similar on the final day.

#57 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:55 AM

I get my yearly supply of books in Hershey PA. The library has a major sale and almost every book (including brand new hard backs) are $3 or less.

#58 onetrackmind   Porno And Snuff Films CAGiversary!   5746 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:00 PM

Currently i'm reading "Belushi" by Judy Belushi Pisano and "Walking a Golden Mile" By William Regal.


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#59 ighosty   I just lost the game. CAGiversary!   1644 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:02 PM

How is that?

I've had my eye on it.


I am still relatively early into the book (its 390 pages), I have actually just gotten to the start of the plot of the main story, but from what I have read so far I am enjoying it. Stross does a great job at describing the future and his protagonist has a very interesting way of life, to say the least.
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#60 darthbudge   The Real DB CAGiversary!   20046 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:00 PM

Re-reading Ender's Game. Card wrote two more books recently fleshing out the story and my old man said they were worth checking out.


Ender's Game is one of my all time favorite novels.