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Old 10-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #2461
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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, 04:54 AM   #2462
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:56 AM   #2463
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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, 04:59 AM   #2464
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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, 05:08 AM   #2465
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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, 02:04 PM   #2466
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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, 02:47 AM   #2467
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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, 11:22 AM   #2468
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I'm about 3/5 of the way thru it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #2469
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White Flag of the Dead book 5, Dead Surge:

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #2470
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The Passage by Justin Cronin - 9/10

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #2471
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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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Old 10-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #2472
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Reading it for the 2nd time, this time in english. Amazing book and so much better in it's original form and language.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:24 PM   #2473
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I notice most people rate books way too highly. That has nothing to do with the fact the book was interesting enough to read to the finish right?

Anyway, I have a few books I'm reading in school. A history and a world religions one. Both are kind of dry.I have to read a couple outside of class texts for world religions though.

One is called Religious Literacy by Stephen Prothero. In the intro he talks about how America is the most religious country in the world yet the people practicing these religions are ignorant of what their religion is really about. He says it's just the opposite in Europe. European students are far more knowledgeable about religion but it turns out religion is somewhat of a joke over there.

It's really making me realize how young this country is. We never went through the same hell England, France, and Spain did. Anyway, the intro had me interested.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #2474
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I notice most people rate books way too highly. That has nothing to do with the fact the book was interesting enough to read to the finish right?

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No matter the quality of the book, its very rare the times that I dont finish a novel. Usually I rate them so high because I specifically search out the type that fits my taste and its cry rare that I read a horrible one.

As for the Passage it's the second time I've read the novel and its over 800 pages long.. It really is good.. But that's assuming that it fits your taste. Its definitely a genre-novel.

Just started its sequel The Twelve which came out a couple days ago
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:44 PM   #2475
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Finished American Gods the other day. AMAZING book. I really, really loved it. 10/10
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