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Started by Sepp, September 06, 2004, 07:17:29 pm
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Re: Books
#21  September 16, 2004, 01:55:49 pm
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Of which the Tao Te Ching, Traitor and Blade of Tyshalle are my unsurpassed favorites. So far at least. Trying to find something to one-up them. Though I admit I really really really have to read The Book of the New Sun again. At half the speed. Then maybe I can begin to grasp it.

Also on the to-read list are Moby Dick (started), Frankenstein (bought), Forever Free (I liked The Forever War), and other award-winning stuff by Haldeman, Heinlein, Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin and so on and so forth. (Something like this perhaps, though I really don't plan on reading EVERYTHING. But hey, so far all from that list were at least great, if not brilliant.)

As for classics like Lasombra mentioned, I want to get around to reading Homer one day, I read the Illias and all that three times at least, though always retold by some random author when I was much younger. War and Peace has even higher priority. Oh, yeah: http://www.online-literature.com/ Lots of classics there. Though I wouldn't read Tolstoy online, mind you. XD

Currently I am being diverted by A Song of Ice and Fire. Gigantic, honest, intelligent, unpredictable and deeply personal "realistic" fantasy entertainment. Almost done with Book 3, Part 1: A Storm of Swords. Not brilliant in a mind-bending way, but great entertainment nonetheless.
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#22  September 16, 2004, 02:35:39 pm
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#23  September 17, 2004, 04:41:45 am
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Which proves you haven't read enough of Poe (Premature Burial, and many others) and Lovecraft (I liked "In the crypt" better than any Cthulhu Mythos' tale).

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#24  September 17, 2004, 06:10:25 am
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#25  September 17, 2004, 07:20:36 am
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I read most of classic books during the summer and winter season. Right now, school libraries are now holding fiction books that is totaly worth a bullshit (except poetries that are flawless like Edgar Allan Poe's poetries to.....ah what the hell. XD

Of course, I have most of the books from Charles Dickens' David Copperfield to Herman Melville's Moby Dick. I might read those someday.

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#26  September 17, 2004, 12:32:19 pm
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I used to watch porno a lot. But all of a sudden I got a change in hobby! I started readin fanfics at first...(of streetfighter ofcourse) and then I started writtin stuff, and then slowly readin everythin I couldn find....welll thats how I quit watchin porno and didn't watch those for 14 months. Now I've got other hobbies. Gfx and then after 2 years, I come back to Mugen again. ;D

And...I love Harry Potter! It rules!


And amond classics...Charles Dicken's David Copperfield and Oliver Twist rockes too!

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#27  September 17, 2004, 12:52:48 pm
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#28  September 17, 2004, 01:07:35 pm
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Lasombra Demon, I have visited the local libraries just to see if they have Lovecraft's books. Only ones I found were in English, and I'm too lazy to read a book that's not in Finnish.
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#29  September 17, 2004, 02:18:19 pm
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And...I love Harry Potter! It rules!
Can't stand those things.
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#30  September 17, 2004, 02:40:28 pm
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I'm sorry, I'm new user, I saw you as talking about books, oh! I can't resist to say, my favorite book's whriter is Lovecrafth, specialy for all his Cthlhu related stories, I would whis to know who else like Lovecrafth and his Cthulhu horror stories?


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#31  September 17, 2004, 02:47:21 pm
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Just look through the thread. You might find something.
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#32  September 18, 2004, 08:59:43 am
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And...I love Harry Potter! It rules!
Can't stand those things.

have you ever tried readin it or is it just the magic thing?

I used to have bad opinion on HP, co'z its on magic and stuff, realistic stuff are better. But when I read one (which I had to since I can't waste a b.day gift!) I loved it. ;D

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#33  September 18, 2004, 06:23:27 pm
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I have no problem with fantasy. I just don't like Harry Potter books.
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#34  September 20, 2004, 06:57:05 pm
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#35  January 18, 2005, 11:17:04 pm
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Yeah, books... I remember reading, mhhh... Moby Dick (yes I eventually finished it! ^_^) and Sean Stewart's Yoda: Dark Rendezvous.

It gets minus points for the inclusion of Yoda in the title. Which isn't Stewarts fault. He did everything right. WTF. He actually managed to pull it off. Yoda as one of the main characters. Holy green gnome. And Dooku. And great character studies.

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What have you been reading??
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#36  January 18, 2005, 11:29:33 pm
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The last books I have read were The Necroscope. A good read for the sick and twisted people. I dont read chapter books that much. Mostly its a graphic novel or some comics.
The Preacher, Watchmen and Punisher are great. Alot of the Alines and Prediter stuff is good also.
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#37  January 18, 2005, 11:48:04 pm
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I prefer Jules Verne myself. A bit lengthy at times, but a really good read.

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Books, Anyone?
#38  March 21, 2005, 04:45:37 pm
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Well. *Bows*

There are a ton of books out here in this crazy world of ours, but I've found the following to be really wonderful reads:

1. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card

2. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy (The Six Novel Collection) by Douglas Adams.

3. Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

Yessir. I have to admit, Terry Pratchett's works aren't all that great. Sure, it's filled with satire, and everyone loves satire! However, it's boring satire. Reaper Man was only good because the Grim Reaper was involved, and he's a pretty unique compared to other characters in the Discworld series.

And Ender's Shadow is a wonderful, wonderful thing. I don't want to get into too much detail, but the phrase "Survival of the Fittest" is the theme. And it's a very fitting theme, mind you.

Enough of my dribble.  :P Care to share any reads?
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#39  March 21, 2005, 05:15:54 pm
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Well, I had a good time reading Shogun and Tai Pan by James Clavell.
Frank Herberts Dune is also a good call.
The Hunt for the Red October by Tom Clancy is also worth reading.
Most of Anne Rice books are nice and entertaining.

And of course, there is J. J. Tolkien. :P

Those are the ones I can remember right now.
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#40  March 21, 2005, 06:40:16 pm
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Last books read:

  • I Am Legend; Of mankind, one man remains. The rest? Vampires.     "Come out, Neville!"
  • The Demolished Man; In a world of mindreading telepaths, criminals are caught, demolished and reinserted into society before a criminal act can even so much as get past the planning stagea. Nevertheless, Ben Reich is planning the perfect murder . . .     "Maybe in those days they wanted sheep."
  • Forever Peace; Unsummarizable in one or two sentences.     Not a bad thing.

Recommendations later.
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