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post #751 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 11:00 PM
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Re: The Book thread.

Just finished The Wasp Factory after putting it off for the longest time. Not a bad book, but not great either. The subject matter is repulsive and sometimes laced with dark humor but I can't help but feel some of the (important) characters were entirely too one dimensional. The story on the other hand, is unsettling.
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post #752 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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I've just downloaded the wholesherlock Holmes collection for free of the free books app and Ive been enthralled in it. I read over 100 pages of the first one in one sitting in work.

Any one else read them?
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Just started reading The Complete Chronicles of Conan to help tide me over until GRRMs next book. Currently on The Scarlet Citadel and so far its been a great read. The dialogue is a little thin but the imagery is well detailed and explicit.
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post #754 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 04:30 PM
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Today I bought Heat Wave - the first of the published books from the TV show Castle. For a novel that is essentially merchandise/a promotional tool it's not bad. Although it reads just like an episode of the show so I guess they didn't have to push the boat out too far.

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post #755 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 08:21 AM
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Now reading How to Analyze People on Sight: The Five Human Types by Elsie Lincoln Benedict. I don't expect this to be very accurate but it should make for a thought provoking read nonetheless.
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post #756 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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I'm gonna go through this thread to find some interesting stuff as I plan to buy a load of books when my next check comes before book stores become nonexistent.

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post #757 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 08:42 AM
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Picked up World War Z on recommendation from a friend.

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post #758 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 11:25 AM
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Finished the Hunger Games Trilogy.

Spoiler for Don't read unless you've read all 3:

Wow @ the 3rd book. Shitty deaths for for Fennick in particular.

The main flaw with the series is every secondary character really only existed to further katniss as a character and highlight her strenghts/weaknesses. I disliked the concept of district 13 in the first place, a more natural longer rebellion would have worked far better but I think the author rushed it. Also it seemed the easiest overthrow of a government...ever? There was very few hiccups, really.

What else, Peeta and Gale are flat characters and Katniss comes across as far more unlikeable in book 3 than the others which makes her annoying to read.

Brainwashing = storyline convenience I didn't like at all.
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post #759 of 1918 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 03:42 PM
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Re: The Book thread.

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Picked up World War Z on recommendation from a friend.
Same, My friend is a huge fan of it. so I decided to pick it up from the library.

I wasn't a huge fan of Mockingjay, it was good, but it wrapped up really fast and i didn't really like a lot of the characters.. did have one "OH SHIT" moment though.

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I don't understand all the hype surrounding Hunger Games. Isn't it basically the American version of Battle Royale?
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