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Old 05-22-2010, 01:41 PM   #751
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Ill prob read the other 4 books in the series at some point. There are some books by Herberts son too but I doubt ill read those.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:49 PM   #752
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Ill prob read the other 4 books in the series at some point. There are some books by Herberts son too but I doubt ill read those.

Ive read that the books written by his son and another author were not very good. Plus, Im always suspicious of books that are released posthumous.. because typically the products are made with money as its sole motivator. It reminds me of Eric Van Lustbader writing the Bourne books after Robert Ludlum's passing.. all the novels were awful, packed with nonsensical action and vacant of a good story.

Ill be reading Herberts Dune novels but not his son's...
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:54 PM   #753
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its ok right now. not that far into the book. its still not what i usually prefer though.

anyone know any actual books about someone young 13-15+ who is forced to learn how to fight, grows up, kills, etc... i dont think it exists.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:57 PM   #754
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Someone recommend me a thought stimulating book, something that truly explores the depths of the human condition/consciousness.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:51 PM   #755
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anyone know any actual books about someone young 13-15+ who is forced to learn how to fight, grows up, kills, etc... i dont think it exists.

Yes, there is. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, check it out. The main difference is that the guy is younger than 13 (I think 10 maybe?). He is supposedly one of the smartest guys on the planet, and they need to train him to fight a war against an alien species. While training, he learns how to fight and then kills somebody during the training in space. It is a great book, slightly depressing at times. I think you will enjoy it though and learn much about the inner-being. I suggest reading the entire series, series (or journey rather) later becomes very spiritual at times - and no, not religious - especially when you get into the 4th book in the series called Children of the Mind and 5th book Speaker of the Dead. I do not know if you will go that far, try Ender's Game first. All of them won multiple awards (Ender's game and Speaker of the Dead each won Hugo and Nebula awards the year they each came out).


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Have you read the bible? I mean that seriously.. because even if you dont 'believe' it still holds basic concepts and illustrations that help affirm a positive human condition.. Plus the poetic expressions of Psalms are freakin' stellar.. and the dark and despondent imagery in the book of Revelation are delectable to the depressive soul. And if you are seeking simple practical advise then read the book of Proverbs.. it gives basic principles that will aid you to be a better person. Even if you are not religious.. the content is still potent knowledge.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #757
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:19 PM   #758
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Starting The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth now.
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Have you read the bible? I mean that seriously.. because even if you dont 'believe' it still holds basic concepts and illustrations that help affirm a positive human condition.. Plus the poetic expressions of Psalms are freakin' stellar.. and the dark and despondent imagery in the book of Revelation are delectable to the depressive soul. And if you are seeking simple practical advise then read the book of Proverbs.. it gives basic principles that will aid you to be a better person. Even if you are not religious.. the content is still potent knowledge.
Only the childrens bible

I only have a little pocket bible at my house, I could read it but it was my grandfathers so it's old and also one of the few things he left my dad, so I don't want to touch it in fear of ruining it.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:00 PM   #761
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Only about 20 pages in but if I could be one writer it would be Philip Roth. His style and storytelling is technical and elegant at the same time. I f'in worship this guy.
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Only the childrens bible

I only have a little pocket bible at my house, I could read it but it was my grandfathers so it's old and also one of the few things he left my dad, so I don't want to touch it in fear of ruining it.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:36 AM   #764
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Im currently reading 'Known Evil' by Walter Mosley.

Its a sequel to 'The Long Fall' which was an outstanding detective mystery.



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Leonid McGill, Mosley’s newest hero (The Long Fall, 2009), is haunted by the bad things he used to do to people—or so he keeps telling us. At first, the plot seems to support that claim: as McGill works his case, tracking a young woman for a powerful fixer, he is also consumed with helping a former victim, rescuing his son’s girlfriend from her pimp, and remaining respectful in his loveless marriage. But those plotlines are decoys because the supporting characters aren’t fully developed. Each exists to demonstrate something about McGill—his remorse, violence, loyalty—and then is quickly whisked offstage. Mosley has written some classic crime novels, and he has a devoted following, but the strikingly different setting of this series doesn’t hide a glaring flaw: from start to finish, McGill and his supporting cast don’t change. This is a very interior, solipsistic crime novel, and McGill’s first-person narration may feel oppressive to some readers. Others may wonder how such a self-centered sleuth could possibly become a good judge of other people’s characters. In marked contrast to Mosley’s threadbare L.A. settings, McGill’s world is lush and wealthy. But it’s also cartoonish in its absolutes: McGill knows no fear but constructs spy-worthy escape hatches. He has an extensive network of criminals and stone-cold killers. He’s short and ugly, but women throw themselves at him. All writing requires some degree of world-building, but the world Mosley has built here shows the marks of its invention. --Keir Graff

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