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Old 10-16-2010, 10:46 PM   #371 (permalink)
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I've been mostly reading wrestling books lately. Go figure lolol
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:31 PM   #372 (permalink)
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Anyone read the Millennium Trilogy?

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

All very very good novels that are also very good movies
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:34 AM   #373 (permalink)
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So I've been reading "The Change" series by S.M. Stirling and I've really liked them so far. The whole concept is that all the technology in the world stops working, like everything. Gun powder stops exploding, electronics die, and any type of machine at all stops working. The biggest problem that I have is that everyone just seemed too damn smart in the first book but if you can get past that they really have been some great books.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:25 AM   #374 (permalink)
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Anyone read the Millennium Trilogy?

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

All very very good novels that are also very good movies
Im interested in reading them, absolutely. What do you recommend though, reading the books or watching the movies?
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:50 AM   #375 (permalink)
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Well I've only seen the 2nd movie and that was pretty good.

But reading the books will probably be more enjoyable and provide a better insight.

Or you could watch the movies and also read the books, but I would recommend reading the books first.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:58 PM   #376 (permalink)
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Never did this.

* What are you currently reading? The Princess Bride
* Who are your favourite authors? JK Rowling,GRRM
* Any books your looking forward to?A Dance With Dragons
* Favourite ever books? Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, A Storm Of Swords

* How often do you read? Depends, sometimes i read everyday, sometimes i don't do it for a while.
* How many books do you read?1 at a time
* Do you believe the merits of books outweight the merits of movies? not really, they are about equal. if it's a book being made into a movie, i mostly prefer the book though

Anyway, I just got done reading Marley and Me, didn't really expect that book to get to me as much as it did.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #377 (permalink)
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I'll do that too:


* What are you currently reading? The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen), and a couple of others I can't actually remember, but that's the main one.
* Who are your favourite authors? Oscar Wilde, JD Salinger
* Any books you're looking forward to? None really
* Favourite ever books? Catcher in the Rye, amazing
* How often do you read? Everyday
* How many books do you read? Usually have about 5 going at a time
* Do you believe the merits of books outweight the merits of movies? Yes yes YES YES YES! Cannot fathom why anybody would wish to be restricted by the views of one director when they have the most powerful human tool ever - imagination - when reading.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:33 PM   #378 (permalink)
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I think I might have to agree with Enigma. Catcher in the Rye is the most memorable book I think I've ever read. Need to get on reading that again. Currently "reading" King Lear. Putting it in quotes because I'm not actually reading the book, but using Sparknote's wonderful translation. They have Shakespeare's works translated to a very understandable level. I think its quite a good play, like all of his works once you understand what's going on.

I am currently wanting to read Brave New World. We talked about it in Psychology class, and it sounds interesting. No one here read it by any chance have they?
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:32 PM   #379 (permalink)
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* What are you currently reading? Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis. About 3/4s of the way through, and frankly it's amazing. Depending on the ending, it could easily be better than American Psycho.

* Who are your favourite authors? Salinger, Golding, Palahniuk, McCarthy, Ellroy, Heller, Orwell. Easton Ellis could be up there too, he's a phenomenal author.

* Any books your looking forward to? Not really. Maybe a new Palahniuk if there's one planned.

* Favourite ever books? I'll do a top ten, and even that will be a struggle; it's in no particular order.
1. Hollywood - Charles Bukowski
2. Catcher In The Rye - JD Salinger
3. Lord Of The Flies - William Golding
4. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
5 & 6. Blood Meridian, Suttree - Cormac McCarthy
7. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
8. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
9. LA Confidential - James Ellroy (but really, pick any of the LA Quartet)
10. Naked Lunch - Williams Burroughs

* How often do you read? More or less every day. I commute to work on the train, so it's only weekends I may not read, but I usually do.

* How many books do you read? Probably one a week on average

* Do you believe the merits of books outweight the merits of movies? No, I don't think they're really comprable. You can get bad films, the same way you can get bad books. I find reading a great book a very satisfying experience, but one that can often demand a lot of concentration for a long period of time (like Glamorama, if you skimmed a few chapters I can see it becoming very confusing). A film can be the same, but it can also be something like an Apatow flick, which is just 90 minutes of switch your brain off comedy. I love both, really, along with TV shows and even video games.

Ultimately I look for the story, not the medium used to tell it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:52 PM   #380 (permalink)
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Reading The Kite Runner for school and I must say, this one of the best pieces of literature I have ever read. Such a great book, I love it.
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