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#2461 Cantatus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:53 AM

Repo Men by Eric Garcia

I'm also finishing up the first book of Y: The Last Man.

#2462 brb214   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   52 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

Just started it last night. Never read anything by Haruki Murakami before but I've been told multiple times that I need to so here I go.

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#2463 nasum   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3480 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:18 PM

Just started Fight Club.


Apparently you haven't been reading since 1994 when you were encouraging the packers to go?!

Water For Elephants is better than I thought it would be. I've got about 80 pages left to go. After that I'm looking at some Christopher Moore stuff to make me giggle like an idiot while secretly reading at work.
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#2464 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:00 PM

Finished Under the Dome. Good stuff. I really enjoyed it. Now on to The Appeal

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#2465 JMEPO   Drakes Deception CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:48 AM

Reading The Drawing of the Three right now. Awesome book so far, you really just get lost in the whole world. I would deffinatley recommended the dark tower series for anybody who likes western movies/epic quests that are epic.

#2466 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:54 AM

I'll be interesting to hear your thoughts after reading the whole thing. I loved the first 3 books in the Dark Tower series, liked book 4 ok, but thought the series mostly stunk after that point.

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#2467 JMEPO   Drakes Deception CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:05 AM

I'll be interesting to hear your thoughts after reading the whole thing. I loved the first 3 books in the Dark Tower series, liked book 4 ok, but thought the series mostly stunk after that point.


Yeah that's what I've seen from Amazon reviews... Well I might just read the first four than. Any other similar books you can recommended?

#2468 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5577 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:21 PM

Yea the Dark Tower gets a little sideways in the last couple books. But I thought the ending was brilliant.
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#2469 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:44 PM

Yeah, I did like the ending. Just multiple things I didn't like after book 3.

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#2470 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:13 PM

Still working on The Appeal but just started this this morning

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#2471 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5577 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

Yeah, I did like the ending. Just multiple things I didn't like after book 3.

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Point #3 is my issue with the books. I've read all of his books so the second part of your third point was silly but I followed it. I'm sure folks who only read DT were confused as hell
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#2472 bobo2k4   OooSplendiforous CAGiversary!   3195 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:50 PM

About to start reading The Hunger Games. Heard nothing but good reviews on it.
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#2473 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:48 PM

Reading the second book in this series. It's good and doesnt follow the same progression as the first (as much). There's a little bit too much "Now how will I get out of this impossible situation!" narration from the MC though.

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#2474 cindersphere   Running on no sleep CAGiversary!   1618 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

Reading The Drawing of the Three right now. Awesome book so far, you really just get lost in the whole world. I would deffinatley recommended the dark tower series for anybody who likes western movies/epic quests that are epic.

Currently reading Tunnel in the Sky.
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#2475 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 02:59 AM

About to start reading The Hunger Games. Heard nothing but good reviews on it.


I think they get progressively worse, but still a great series and the first book is awesome.

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


#2476 cindersphere   Running on no sleep CAGiversary!   1618 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:18 AM

I think they get progressively worse, but still a great series and the first book is awesome.


The second book was useless. The third had way to much melodrama. Still I agree there are worse things to read.
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#2477 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:33 PM

Just finished Inferno. Very good. So good I read it in less than 24 hours.

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#2478 cindersphere   Running on no sleep CAGiversary!   1618 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

Currently reading The right way to do Wrong by Harry Houdini.
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins. - Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

#2479 basilofbkrst   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1320 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:20 PM

DragonLance Chronicles and Arabian Nights are my go to reads atm.


#2480 5of9   Resistance is Futile CAGiversary!   2208 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:47 PM

Currently reading Tunnel in the Sky.



No sure if ther's another book by that title but is it by heinlein? LOVED that book.

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#2481 gbpackers94   Julius, Ph.D. CAGiversary!   3032 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:56 PM

I started A Game of Thrones last night. I hope it lives up to the hype.

#2482 goodbyetonight   ice princess CAGiversary!   779 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 12:10 AM

House of Leaves for about the 10th time. Still my favorite book ever.

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#2483 cindersphere   Running on no sleep CAGiversary!   1618 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 01:24 AM

No sure if ther's another book by that title but is it by heinlein? LOVED that book.

Indeed it is. In my opinion superior to Lord of the Flies in every way.
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins. - Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

#2484 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 01:50 AM

I started A Game of Thrones last night. I hope it lives up to the hype.


It does. Your jaw will probably be on the floor by book 3. You'll either like or loathe book 4, and have the luxury of the 5th book being in stores by the time you get that far...unlike the rest of us who have waited like half a decade.

#2485 ROB64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1032 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2011 - 03:51 AM

Started reading The Hobbit again, haven't read it in about 10 years.
I think I might try The Silmarillion again after I finish reading this, it's been a long time since I tried to read that. Maybe I'll be able to finish it this time since I know a lot more about Tolkien lore than I did before so it won't be so foreign.

#2486 joeboosauce   Snarf! Get in the... CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:20 AM

Just finished "Death of the Liberal Class" by pullitzer prize winning journalist Chris Hedges. Was the Middle East bureau chief for the NY Times who got canned by them. An extremely profound book on the state of our nation. Youtube his interviews if interested. PM me with impressions.
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#2487 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:29 PM

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Second "Joe Pitt" novel I've read. I think someone here might have recomended them. They're good, but not great. They're definately not 'detective' novels, although I do enjoy the ultra violence and novel use of vampires.

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#2488 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   6986 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:23 PM

Just finished wizards first rule. The sword of truth series. Very good. Just ordered all 12 books. Can't wait to get back into that world.

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#2489 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4479 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:32 PM

Finished Founding Brothers and White Noise.

Founding Brothers was surprisingly good, especially the first half of the book. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys US history and is interested in a deeper understanding of the individuals who made the "Great Experiment" work.

I usually enjoy satires but White Noise was not my cup of tea. I had to fight my way to finish the last third of the book. It started out with some interesting commentary on life in a media-saturated society that is bogged down by commercialism, easy living and the idea of safety. But it ultimately ends up being a tale about hopelessness that lacks any redeeming characters. Truth be told, about half way through the book I was hoping they would all off themselves.

Currently finishing up Emperor of all Maladies and just started Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

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#2490 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:59 PM

Finished Half the Blood of Brooklyn. Great ending but the main character just seems to take everyone else down way too easily.

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