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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempus Frangit View Post
    Just finished A Game of Thrones. I cannot get over how unbelievably awesome this book was. I want to punch myself for waiting so long to read it. I'm onto A Clash of Kings as soon as I get back from getting coffee. I can't wait to start. Thanks to JB and Chris for encouraging me to start it last week!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempus Frangit View Post
    Just finished A Game of Thrones. I cannot get over how unbelievably awesome this book was. I want to punch myself for waiting so long to read it. I'm onto A Clash of Kings as soon as I get back from getting coffee. I can't wait to start. Thanks to JB and Chris for encouraging me to start it last week!
    There's one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it's one word long.. people. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It's people that kill every revolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OchrisO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tempus Frangit View Post
    Just finished A Game of Thrones. I cannot get over how unbelievably awesome this book was. I want to punch myself for waiting so long to read it. I'm onto A Clash of Kings as soon as I get back from getting coffee. I can't wait to start. Thanks to JB and Chris for encouraging me to start it last week!


    One good thing about starting the series now, is you wont have the wait between books. Or, at least, not the first four.


    I just finished The Neon Rain, and Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke.
    Working on Morning for Flamingos right now. I'm loving these coon-ass detective stories.

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    I've read Neon Rain by James Lee Burke a few years ago and really enjoyed it, but it's the only one of his I've read. I think if I re-read it or read others of his, I'd dig it even more now that I've actually visited New Orleans and fell in love with the atmosphere and culture.

    I finished my A Song of Ice and Fire re-read last night, so I started a free book I got on my Kindle. It's called Depraved by Bryan Smith. It's a novel from the hardcore horror genre and the reviews I read sounded like it's extremely violent. I only read a few pages last night and have never read anything from this genre before, so I don't know if I'll like it or not, but hey, it was free.
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    I just finished a book called Rope Burns. It is a collection of short stories that include the Million Dollar Baby one the movie was based on. It was a great book. The title story was awesome though, and I'm kind of thinking they should have based the movie on THAT. Also, Mister Scrap and Danger weren't in the original Million Dollar Baby story, they were their own short story, I guess they combined the two to flesh it out a bit. Still one of my favorite movies, and that is definitely a good book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck View Post
    Dahl will do that. (Plus drugs.)
    Correction: Plus LOTS of drugs.

    currently reading-Neverland by Douglas Clegg


    Read it it's fucking brilliant. This guy writes kids like King writes kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    currently reading-Neverland by Douglas Clegg


    Read it it's fucking brilliant. This guy writes kids like King writes kids.
    I was looking at this in the bookstore recently. It sounded really good. I'll have to go back and pick it up.
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    finished desperation and i am now re-reading regulators to compare them

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDodge View Post
    The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
    Ah, good ole Rincewind.

    Excellent choice!

    Have you read Small Gods? That is probably my favorite Discworld book.

    or Carpe Jugulum

    or Soul Music

    or any with Granny Weatherwax, really.

    Listen, what I m trying to say is that they are all really good and I don't know why you are trying to make me choose!
    There's one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it's one word long.. people. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It's people that kill every revolution.

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    I am now reading Up Til Now by William Shatner.

    William Shatner is a terribly wonderfully entertaining writer as well as actor imfo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candy View Post
    finished desperation and i am now re-reading regulators to compare them
    I need to reread both books as well. It has been too long and my memory is fading.



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    The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
    Ah, good ole Rincewind.

    Excellent choice!

    Have you read Small Gods? That is probably my favorite Discworld book.

    or Carpe Jugulum

    or Soul Music

    or any with Granny Weatherwax, really.

    Listen, what I m trying to say is that they are all really good and I don't know why you are trying to make me choose!
    Actually, the only other Discworld novel I've read in full is Thud!, so I decided to start from scratch when I saw a 3 for 2 offer in Waterstone's and read them in order. It's shocking that I've hardly read any though, especially how much I love Discworld Noir, which is what got me interested in the first place, really. Ever played that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by candy View Post
    finished desperation ...
    Where does it stand amongst your favorite SK books ?

    Desperation is my all time favorite [non DT] King book
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Ruth - A co worker of mine just lent me Atlas Shrugged. Have you read it ? I'm eager to start it.
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDodge View Post
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    The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
    Ah, good ole Rincewind.

    Excellent choice!

    Have you read Small Gods? That is probably my favorite Discworld book.

    or Carpe Jugulum

    or Soul Music

    or any with Granny Weatherwax, really.

    Listen, what I m trying to say is that they are all really good and I don't know why you are trying to make me choose!
    Actually, the only other Discworld novel I've read in full is Thud!, so I decided to start from scratch when I saw a 3 for 2 offer in Waterstone's and read them in order. It's shocking that I've hardly read any though, especially how much I love Discworld Noir, which is what got me interested in the first place, really. Ever played that?

    I haven't. I have played the first Discworld adventure game, though. It was a lot of fun.
    There's one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it's one word long.. people. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It's people that kill every revolution.

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    If you can find Noir anywhere, get it. It's a lot of fun. New characters, really different feel to it than the usual Discworld stuff, but still one of the funniest and most quotable games I've ever played. "It made me think all the Disc's a stage, and all us men and women merely players. Unfortunatly, it also made feel as though I had been cast as an extra...in my own life story."

    Also, Corporal "Nobby" Nobbs = win. Made me want to read a Watch book after his many brilliant appearances in the game.
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    So I'm very distraught by the graphic novel I am reading. Lost Girls, which is basically about wendy from peter pan, alice from alice in wonderland, and dorothy from wizard of oz. Spoilers below
    It basically talks about their life and times, and it's all pretty much sex. I was excited about this, they are telling their stories as older women in the middle of their orgies and such. The upsetting part is that when they have flashback they're like, when I was 14... then go into a pretty filthy sex scene, and there are images to accompany it being a graphic novel. I'm no prude, or else I wouldn't be reading it, but the fact that they state their age, and it's very young, makes the ENTIRE book not enjoyable. If they could have just said 18 the book would be great, but no....

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    Quote Originally Posted by haunted.lunchbox View Post
    So I'm very distraught by the graphic novel I am reading. Lost Girls, which is basically about wendy from peter pan, alice from alice in wonderland, and dorothy from wizard of oz. Spoilers below
    It basically talks about their life and times, and it's all pretty much sex. I was excited about this, they are telling their stories as older women in the middle of their orgies and such. The upsetting part is that when they have flashback they're like, when I was 14... then go into a pretty filthy sex scene, and there are images to accompany it being a graphic novel. I'm no prude, or else I wouldn't be reading it, but the fact that they state their age, and it's very young, makes the ENTIRE book not enjoyable. If they could have just said 18 the book would be great, but no....
    Are you talking about the Alan Moore book? Did you not look in the book before you bought it? Or read up on it?

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    Reviewed by Neil Gaiman : Almost 10 years before his The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen took many of the figures of Victorian popular fiction on a remarkable romp, Alan Moore, in collaboration with underground artist Melinda Gebbie, began Lost Girls, with a similar, although less fantastical, conceit: that the three women whose adventures in girlhood may have inspired respectively, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Wendy and the Wizard of Oz, meet in a Swiss hotel shortly before the first World War. Wendy, Dorothy and Alice, three very different women—one jaded and old; one trapped in a frigid adulthood; the last a spunky but innocent young American good-time girl—provide each other with the liberation they need, while also providing very different (and, for this is a pornography, very sexual) versions of the stories we associate with them. We go with the girls, in memory, to the incidents that became the Rabbit Hole, Oz and Neverland. As a formal exercise in pure comics, Lost Girls is as good as anything Moore has written. (One of my favorite moments: a husband and wife trapped in a frozen, loveless, sexless relationship, conduct a stiff conversation, laced with unconscious puns and wordplay, moving into positions that cause their shadows to appear to copulate wildly, finding the physical passion that the people are denied.) In addition to being a master-class in comics technique, Lost Girls is also an education in Edwardian smut—Gebbie and Moore pastiche the pornography of the period, taking in everything from The Oyster to the Venus and Tannhauser period work of Aubrey BeardsleyMelinda Gebbie was a strange and inspired choice as collaborator for Moore. She draws real people, with none of the exaggerated bodies usual to superhero or porno comics. Gebbie's people, drawn for the most part in gentle crayons, have human bodies,.Lost Girls is a bittersweet, beautiful, exhaustive, problematic, occasionally exhausting work. It succeeded for me wonderfully as a true graphic novel. If it failed for me, it was as smut. The book, at least in large black-and-white photocopy form, was not a one-handed read. It was too heady and strange to appreciate or to experience on a visceral level. (Your mileage may vary; porn is, after all, personal.)Top Shelf has chosen to package it elegantly and expensively, presenting it to the world not as pornography, but as erotica. It is one of the tropes of pure pornography that events are without consequence. No babies, no STDs, no trauma, no memories best left unexamined. Lost Girls parts company from pure porn in precisely that place: it's all about consequences, not to mention war, music, love, lust, repression and memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
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    finished desperation ...
    Where does it stand amongst your favorite SK books ?

    Desperation is my all time favorite [non DT] King book
    I didn't know that. Too cool: there's not a enough Desperation lovers around. I can't rate it above It or The Stand, but it's definitely, like, #3 (non-DT) King for me.
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    Ruth - A co worker of mine just lent me Atlas Shrugged. Have you read it ? I'm eager to start it.
    Meh.

    But that's me. I think I recall Ruthful saying he didn't much care for it, either... so what're ya thinking of We the Living, sai?

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    I am a HUGE Peter Pan freak. I actually have the first edition novel. I got it off of amazon because it was recommended by a friend. I read up on it a little, but I still had to have it.

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    I need to read the original book. And I mean really need to read it. Because the basic story of Peter Pan is slowly becoming a big influence on my writing. At least, the story that I think I know. Why I need to read the book soon, I think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDodge View Post
    I need to read the original book. And I mean really need to read it. Because the basic story of Peter Pan is slowly becoming a big influence on my writing. At least, the story that I think I know. Why I need to read the book soon, I think!
    They have so many versions, but I think there was a reprint of the original done sometime after 2000. I grew up incredibly poor, and I think this is what lead to my obsession because it had so much to do with imagination. It really is a fantastic tale!

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