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Old 10-01-2012, 01:43 AM   #2461
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:08 AM   #2462
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How is it? I like Gaiman's comic and GN work but have never read one of his novels.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:35 AM   #2463
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How is it? I like Gaiman's comic and GN but have never read one of his novels.
So far I've read a third of it.. And its really great. Its a noir fantasy concept that is really well elaborated.. At least that's what I feel due to te third part that I've experienced.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:49 AM   #2464
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Probably one of the most influental and perfectly illustrated examinations of authoritarian society ever
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:43 PM   #2465
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Just bought a ton of books with birthday cash. I intend to finally read Les Miserables and Don Quixote after American Gods.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:54 AM   #2466
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:56 AM   #2467
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman - 10/10


Really? I read it like 5 years back. Didn't like it so much. The beginning was great and really drew me in but it felt like it fizzled out towards the end. Perhaps i should give it a second go
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:59 AM   #2468
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Really? I read it like 5 years back. Didn't like it so much. The beginning was great and really drew me in but it felt like it fizzled out towards the end. Perhaps i should give it a second go
Expectations may have something to do with it.. I didn't need for the story to be any larger than it was. I loved the characters, enjoyed the anecdotal mythology, and liked the self contained noir fantasy tale that it told.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:08 AM   #2469
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Expectations may have something to do with it.. I didn't need for the story to be any larger than it was. I loved the characters, enjoyed the anecdotal mythology, and liked the self contained noir fantasy tale that it told.

Lol I loved the violin and mailbox scams....and yeah you're right I always expect books to be epic so I often get let down by authors like gaiman and palahniuk even tho they do have some great characters and concepts
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #2470
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Douglas Adams is a straight G.

He writes like a great battle rapper battles. He'll start a conversation or a sentence or phrase. And then it keeps going, and it's brilliant. And then it still keeps going, and you just can't believe that anyone could be that clever for that long within one phrase. And then it still keeps going.

Next thing you know you're just runnin around goin: "OHHHHH SHIT!" because it blew your mind.

What I'm trying to say is I like Douglas Adams.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:47 AM   #2471
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I wonder if the Dead Poster's Society members are actually reading American Gods..
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:22 AM   #2472
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I'm about 3/5 of the way thru it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #2473
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White Flag of the Dead book 5, Dead Surge:

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The Passage by Justin Cronin - 9/10

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #2475
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I got interested in this guy's life after discovering that an aunt of mine had a torrid love affair with him back in the early 1950s. A fascinating, complex individual and an under appreciated writer.
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