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Old 07-12-2011, 02:22 AM   #1756
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This book is crazy as hell.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:03 AM   #1757
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Just finished book two about 20 minutes ago. I'll start on this one tomorrow.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:31 AM   #1758
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A little slow at first, and the language is sort of coarse and choppy, but im about halfway through and its starting to get interesting.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:44 AM   #1759
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Currently reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and I'm enjoying it more than I did when I was younger. I liked it then but now that I'm 3-4 years older I can really relate to Joyce's struggles as he developed intellectually and emotionally into adulthood.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:28 AM   #1760
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Just finished Why Does E=MC2: And Why Should We Care.

Annnnnnd 10/10. I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in physics at all.

Easily the best book I've read this summer.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:25 PM   #1761
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Any Crichton fans here? I'm just wondering if any of the film adaptations are accurate or is it a case of 'the book is better'. And recommend any of his books if you've read them please. Thanks.

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Old 07-13-2011, 06:32 PM   #1762
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Any Crichton fans here? I'm just wondering if any of the film adaptations are accurate or is it a case of 'the book is better'. And recommend any of his books if you've read them please. Thanks.

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I loved Sphere.. its my favorite by his. The movie was horrible tho. Most of his film adaptations left a lot to be desired.. Jurassic Park is likely the only true win.

The problem with most of MC's novels is that they are outdated or very poorly written. He creates some great concepts.. but his actual writing is pedestrian.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:44 PM   #1763
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I loved Sphere.. its my favorite by his. The movie was horrible tho. Most of his film adaptations left a lot to be desired.. Jurassic Park is likely the only true win.

The problem with most of MC's novels is that they are outdated or very poorly written. He creates some great concepts.. but his actual writing is pedestrian.

I'm really only interested in those three anyways. I could read all three of them in a week.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:53 PM   #1764
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Any Crichton fans here? I'm just wondering if any of the film adaptations are accurate or is it a case of 'the book is better'. And recommend any of his books if you've read them please. Thanks.

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I did one of my research papers on him last semester. it was a author research paper and I did it on him. But the only one I've read is Congo. Saw Jurassic Park movies but never read the book.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:56 PM   #1765
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Haven't read this since I was a wee lad. It's pretty damn good. I started listening to audio books at work. Never thought I'd be able to focus on both the books and work at the same time before, so never bothered trying it until Tuesday. Anyway, since like noon Tuesday I've "read" two books and am a third of the way through Ender's Game. Looks like I'm going to go through a lot of these, so I'm looking for some recommendations. I like sci-fi, horror/supernatural, and would like to try a good comedy.

Thoughts?

I must have read Ender's game at least ten times by now, I love that book. Speaker for the dead was really good too. Still need to finish that series, last one I read was Xenocide (I don't think I finished it though).

Was thinking about checking out Metro 2033, has a bit of a following.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:38 PM   #1766
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I did one of my research papers on him last semester. it was a author research paper and I did it on him. But the only one I've read is Congo. Saw Jurassic Park movies but never read the book.
Congo was pretty horrible to me..
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:33 AM   #1767
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Just finished The Road


An awesome read. Started off a little slow for me but before I knew it I was hooked by McCarthy's ability to paint vivid images in your head.

Dark story with some strong themes; Father/Son, Good/Evil
The book is much better than the movie, IMO
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:06 AM   #1768
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Any Crichton fans here? I'm just wondering if any of the film adaptations are accurate or is it a case of 'the book is better'. And recommend any of his books if you've read them please. Thanks.

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Love Crichton. Most the films totally miss the point but are still enjoyable. For example Jurassic Park completely misses the whole Chaos theory thing, but is an awesome film.

Next is interesting. And if you can get into Timeline it's good but it starts slow.

Prey is fantastic, and idk why they haven't done a movie of that but they did Rising Sun.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:28 AM   #1769
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Just finished Why Does E=MC2: And Why Should We Care.

Annnnnnd 10/10. I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in physics at all.

Easily the best book I've read this summer.


Got my eye on this one, in fact both eyes now since reading ur review
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:56 AM   #1770
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I got Capitalism and Freedom (Friedman), Babbitt (Lewis), 1984 (Orwell), Wuthering Heights (Bronte), Tender in the Night (Fitzgerald), A Man Without a Country (Vonnegut), and The Stranger (Camus) today at the bookstore. Good haul but I couldn't find Why Does E=MC2 which I was kind of bummed about but I'll just have to order it.
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