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Old 07-04-2011, 04:33 PM   #1756
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I've had this on my shelf for years but have nver gotten to it. Let me know what you think when you finish.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #1757
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Possibly my favorite Murakami. Feels like a more well thought out, grown-up Norwegian Wood, and NW used to be my favorite. I feel like I've spouted the same lines and thought the same thoughts as Hajime.

This also made me re-read his short story: "On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful April morning" which is basically my favorite parts of his storytelling (Minus the surrealism) distilled into a 5 minute read.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:32 PM   #1758
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Nice choice vap. I'm currently reading the wind-up bird chronicle. Just started the third book of it
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #1759
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nothing original about this choice, you'll all know of it and many will have read it. there's also nothing original about my opinion, masterpiece. oh and terrifying.

afterwards i read animal farm. turns out it's basically 1984 lite. with plenty of focus on revolution and methods of manipulation.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:54 PM   #1760
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I've had this on my shelf for years but have nver gotten to it. Let me know what you think when you finish.
Will do. So far I'm really enjoying it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #1761
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Great book. If younwere thinking of reading the 2nd book in the Enders Game series, Speaker for the Dead, I warn you it's very different from Enders game. It goes from intergalactic space battle in Enders Game to one long guilt trip redemtion for Ender by helping out some people on a far away planet who made contact with a third type of intelligent life form. There's not really any action but it was still a good book in my opinion.

Actually I just started that tonight. Ender's Game was GREAT! Loved it. I have a few nitpicks but nothing that won't stop me from reading it again sometime. As to Speaker of the Dead, I didn't get too far into it, thinking of starting something else instead then reading that next. I also finished Stephen Colbert's book today. Lots of insightful and funny stuff.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:57 PM   #1762
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Actually I just started that tonight. Ender's Game was GREAT! Loved it. I have a few nitpicks but nothing that won't stop me from reading it again sometime. As to Speaker of the Dead, I didn't get too far into it, thinking of starting something else instead then reading that next. I also finished Stephen Colbert's book today. Lots of insightful and funny stuff.

I'm not sure about putting Speaker for the Dead on hold, only because its so different from Ender's Game as far as setting and other areas of the story goes. I feel like if I were to have read something else between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead that when I came back to Speaker for the Dead I would be like what the **** is this, this isn't what I remember it being like? That would probably throw the whole thing off for me. I would suggest reading it now while you still have the desire to know what happens to Ender after the first book. I know I'm making the books out to seem like they are 2 books from totally different stories but alot of the central themes that were focussed on in Ender's Game are relevant in Speaker For the Dead, such as isolation and relationships. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is you shouldn't expect the same from this book as what you experienced in Ender's Game, but it is still a good book.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #1763
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:21 PM   #1764
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I'm not sure about putting Speaker for the Dead on hold, only because its so different from Ender's Game as far as setting and other areas of the story goes. I feel like if I were to have read something else between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead that when I came back to Speaker for the Dead I would be like what the **** is this, this isn't what I remember it being like? That would probably throw the whole thing off for me. I would suggest reading it now while you still have the desire to know what happens to Ender after the first book. I know I'm making the books out to seem like they are 2 books from totally different stories but alot of the central themes that were focussed on in Ender's Game are relevant in Speaker For the Dead, such as isolation and relationships. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is you shouldn't expect the same from this book as what you experienced in Ender's Game, but it is still a good book.

Got through the dramatization of Pet Sematary today. That shit is $344 on Amazon. It was cool though, with all the sound effects, music, voice actors, etc. I did get about two and a half hours into Speaker of the Dead though. Just finished Ender's Game yesterday so it's still fresh in my mind. Speaker of the Dead started off slowly but it has my attention now. I'm just past the part where the girl spends the night with the broken down boy after his father was killed by the Piggies.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #1765
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Just started this earlier on my new Kindle.
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I copped this a few weeks ago. Tis time I read it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #1767
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Goodreads is annoying the shit out of me lately since I started reading a lot again. They make it hard to change a book from "currently reading" to "have read" and vice versa. It should be RIGHT there, just one click away. Instead you have to navigate to another page and figure it out from there.

I almost Googled to figure out how to do it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #1768
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I've never had that problem.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #1769
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Well now that I know how to do it, It's easy. It f*cking stinks. I might delete my account, that's how much It's pissing me off.

Edit: Oh, I wasn't under "all" I see how easy it is now, never mind me
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Do you use the mobile app? It is an easier process with that.
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