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Old 04-26-2010, 10:28 AM   #706
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I like your taste. I loved The Drawing of the Three.


Do you read Neal Stephenson? His post-cyberpunk writing is outstanding.

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I've heard good things about Snow Crash, but haven't actually read any Stephenson. I'm guessing you'd recomend him?

Drawing of the Three definately surprised me. It was probably the book that changed my perception of King, from being just a light-read entertainer to a serious prose-artist and storyteller. I suppose part of that is my preference for character centric novels, which it satisfied - but in general it had a more experimental/high concept feel to it.

This seems to be a pretty good thread. I don't post much on here and read mostly the NBA forum, the off court looks to have some interesting threads floating around though.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #707
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I've heard good things about Snow Crash, but haven't actually read any Stephenson. I'm guessing you'd recomend him?

Drawing of the Three definately surprised me. It was probably the book that changed my perception of King, from being just a light-read entertainer to a serious prose-artist and storyteller. I suppose part of that is my preference for character centric novels, which it satisfied - but in general it had a more experimental/high concept feel to it.

This seems to be a pretty good thread. I don't post much on here and read mostly the NBA forum, the off court looks to have some interesting threads floating around though.

I would definitely recommend Neal Stephenson.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:22 PM   #708
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I just finished Blink, and I'm torn over what's next.

I've got more social science stuff. I can keep going backwards through Gladwell's stuff. I haven't read The Tipping Point yet and have it. And I have Super Freakenomics, and The Drunkard's Walk.

I read more true crime than anything, and I have Havanna Nights at home, about the Cuban/Mafia connection pre revolution.

I've also been sitting on Chariots of The Gods for a little more than a year, does anyone know if it's worth reading?
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:25 PM   #709
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #710
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Michael Connely "Black Ice."

Thanks for the reccomendation, Zen
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #711
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Michael Connely "Black Ice."

Thanks for the reccomendation, Zen


No problem.. Glad that you are sticking with that reccomendation.. Black Ice may not be his best but it will divulge a lot about Harry Bosch and his personality, its good but maybe not great.

The two following B.I. are stellar. 'Concrete Blonde' and 'The Last Coyote' will blow you away.

Hope you enjoy reading his novels.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:50 PM   #712
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:53 PM   #713
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Has anyone read 'The Sixth Extinction'? I've been interested in reading it, but haven't gotten around to it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:41 AM   #714
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just finished Book I and it's excellent so far
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:13 AM   #715
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Im revisiting my childhood and reading up on the Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander. I hope im smart enough to remember to give my children these books when its time.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:35 AM   #716
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Im revisiting my childhood and reading up on the Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander. I hope im smart enough to remember to give my children these books when its time.


It cannot be more emphesized how important it is to teach children the proper fundamentals of reading and writing. Also, you must inculcate love for literature in your children.

America is the land of the dumb.. we need to alter it one child at a time.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:32 PM   #717
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I was torn between a bunch of stuff, and finally decided to go with some light, ascerbic fiction, which I rarely read. So I just started Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Obviously a satirical retelling.

I've just started, but it's not really my thing. Even with zombies, I'm not a fan of the time period. And it's written in those short disjointed chapters, just like the real PnP, with the stuffy language that's particularly tricky with regard to describing zombie attacks. Mr. Darcy is a bad mo-fo though. And all of the daughters are well schooled in the deadly arts.

I'll stick it out.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:50 PM   #718
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The funniest travel writer ever. Probably the 4th time I've read it.

I gave up on The Book Of Basketball around the time he got to Barkley and Malone in the pyramid. I just stopped caring what the guy thought anymore. I was gonna start in on The Art Of A Beautiful Game but slogging through Simmons book sucked the will to read about basketball from me.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:43 PM   #719
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I was torn between a bunch of stuff, and finally decided to go with some light, ascerbic fiction, which I rarely read. So I just started Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Obviously a satirical retelling.

I've just started, but it's not really my thing. Even with zombies, I'm not a fan of the time period. And it's written in those short disjointed chapters, just like the real PnP, with the stuffy language that's particularly tricky with regard to describing zombie attacks. Mr. Darcy is a bad mo-fo though. And all of the daughters are well schooled in the deadly arts.

I'll stick it out.

haha, Ive seen the cover but never took the time to read it. My sister would love to go into an in depth conversation with you about it though im sure.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:04 PM   #720
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The funniest travel writer ever. Probably the 4th time I've read it.

That book sucks come c*ck. Bryson is a douche, who tries waaaaaay too hard to be funny.
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