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Old 07-17-2011, 04:03 PM   #1786
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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.
Just finished the Clemente book. It was an incredible book. Beautifully written and what a man Clemente was. You should definitely get to reading it.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:05 PM   #1787
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Just started:



Newly released collection of older short stories. Looking forward to reading them.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:57 PM   #1788
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Just finished the Clemente book. It was an incredible book. Beautifully written and what a man Clemente was. You should definitely get to reading it.

Thanks, i'll have to finallly pick it up. I've prob had it for 4-5 years lol.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:58 PM   #1789
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The girl with the dragon tattoo. Its been sitting around the house and just picked it up. Incredible book so far, will definitely check out his other books after im done
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:27 PM   #1790
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there's a vonnegut short story in our lit book for college here. Forgot which one tho. If u gimmi some names of his famous short stories I can tell u which one we read.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #1791
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I always end up reading multiple books at one time. Currently:





Those are the two I am mainly reading. Started them both late last week. Both are good so far.

Just finished the books that precede the two I am currently reading:





Both were fantastic. A lot of surprises. Clever writing and a great attention to detail. Both actually have different viewpoints that it is written from that come together in the end for a pretty interesting finish and set-up for their proceeding books. Can't wait to finish them and move on the next (In the case of Brisingr, the next book comes out in November).
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:19 AM   #1792
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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.

the Andromeda Strain
Sphere
Jurassic Park

Big Crichton fan.

The Rising Sun is real good
Timeline is real good
Prey was good
Next wasn't very good (I was dragging myself by the end of it)
State of Fear was good
Sphere was good
Congo was Ok
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:55 AM   #1793
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Those Vonnegut short stories were great.

Now Reading:



Recommended by my old Sociology professor, strange book from an original member of the Crips. Meh.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:17 AM   #1794
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Just finished this book for my class. Its pretty short (200 pages) but is a real page turner. Basically its a crime novel that has elements of comedy in it also with smart ass comments made by the main character. A continental op from a detective agency goes to a town that is very corrupt and is given the job to fix the problem. He solves crimes and traps the "bad guys" in an interesting manner. Definitely recommend it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #1795
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This thread makes it seem that you guys are all literature graduates. Doesn't anyone read sci-fi, horror...anything else?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:40 AM   #1796
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This thread makes it seem that you guys are all literature graduates. Doesn't anyone read sci-fi, horror...anything else?
Im the token genre reading guy.. I read sci-fi, horror, thrillers, mystery..
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:41 AM   #1797
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Currently reading The Perks of being a Wallflower. So far, it's excellent, I'm about half way through.

Last book I read was Scar Tissue. Anthony Kiedis' autobiography.

Not sure what I'm going to read after Wallflower, but I need something.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #1798
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Im the token genre reading guy.. I read sci-fi, horror, thrillers, mystery..

Good to hear....I'm the token zombie literature guy.

I picture everyone else in their private libraries reading the classics.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:35 AM   #1799
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This thread makes it seem that you guys are all literature graduates. Doesn't anyone read sci-fi, horror...anything else?

I read fantasy, sci-fi, war books, etc. I am definitely a fan of modern writing and not much for the old-style writing. I find it boring and drawn out, lol.
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Just started A Game Of Thrones.
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