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Old 10-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #2476
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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, 04:24 PM   #2477
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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, 04:31 PM   #2478
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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, 10:44 PM   #2479
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Finished American Gods the other day. AMAZING book. I really, really loved it. 10/10
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #2480
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How is it? I like Gaiman's comic and GN work but have never read one of his novels.
It's incredible.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:49 PM   #2481
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When is the ISH book club discussion of American Gods supposed to happen? I still have about 90 pages to go.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:06 PM   #2482
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Finished American Gods the other day. AMAZING book. I really, really loved it. 10/10

one of my favorites
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:06 AM   #2483
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Seemed like it would help me in my future teaching career somewhat.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:36 AM   #2484
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When is the ISH book club discussion of American Gods supposed to happen? I still have about 90 pages to go.
I believe it takes place on the 28th of October.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:04 AM   #2485
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this is another neil gaiman book that i really liked

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:06 AM   #2486
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Seemed like it would help me in my future teaching career somewhat.
Japanese author, probably has IQ of 180+. Probably some brilliant stuff you're reading.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:18 AM   #2487
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this is another neil gaiman book that i really liked

I hope to read that as well as the Anasi Boys sometime soon..
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:01 AM   #2488
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I hope to read that as well as the Anasi Boys sometime soon..

anansi boys is fun but it feels like a slightly lesser version of american gods

i have read another gaiman novel, 'neverwhere'..it's like alice in wonderland for grown men
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #2489
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anansi boys is fun but it feels like a slightly lesser version of american gods

i have read another gaiman novel, 'neverwhere'..it's like alice in wonderland for grown men
Yeah American Gods have basically gotten me intrigued in Gaimans works. I wouldnt mind an A.G. knock off lol.. I liked it so much that Ill take anything that even remotely resembles it, as long as I get Gaiman's narrative style behind it.

I was wondering about Neverwhere and Stardust.. Im hoping if I get to read them, that they arent too kiddy in their content.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #2490
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People need to get their asses into the American Gods discussion thread on goodreads. I'd like this to turn into a nice little book club.
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