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Old 06-06-2010, 10:57 PM   #826
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Anyone else here read the Sharpe series? I'm reading them at the moment.

They're ****ing sick

Is it about the Army? Like man fiction or less focused on the main character?


Im weary of Bernard Cornwell..
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:46 AM   #827
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I randomly entered a thrift store with my wife yesterday. I immediately saw a section for books in the back, so I pushed her aside into a pile of clothing, and rant to the books. I expected to see a bunch of random old books. I was looking to find maybe one or two that would capture my attention. However, to my surprise they had a lot of books and large quantity of them were new, meaning released in the past years. Some of them were books that I would have boughten at regular prices. I ended up purchasing 10 books for 5 bucks. Two of those being books that I would have payed full price for. It was awesome to find them.. and now I have enough books for the next month..
Charity shops and second hand bookstores are the SHIT. Most of my books are second hand, whenever I'm with people who insist on shopping I wander off and rummage through discount bookshops/thrift stores searching for the gems

I must have over a hundred unread books which I snapped up under the "too good/too much of a bargain to NOT buy" rule
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:16 AM   #828
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this book really has it all. it's funny, it's sad, it's creepy, and it does a great job of telling a story and sending a message. definitely recommend this.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:43 AM   #829
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I must have over a hundred unread books which I snapped up under the "too good/too much of a bargain to NOT buy" rule


oh I totally feel you there.. on that day that I was in the shop, I felt like pavlov's dog.. literary orgasmic.. no literomo..
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:54 AM   #830
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:56 AM   #831
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enders game, it's pretty good im halfway though, i have to say I relate to the megalomaniac and genius tendencies of the lead characters
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this book really has it all. it's funny, it's sad, it's creepy, and it does a great job of telling a story and sending a message. definitely recommend this.
make sure you follow it up with

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Old 06-07-2010, 02:17 AM   #833
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enders game, it's pretty good im halfway though, i have to say I relate to the megalomaniac and genius tendencies of the lead characters
So relate to the "delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur" that the main characters go through in the book?

Megalomania
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:21 AM   #834
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So relate to the "delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur" that the main characters go through in the book?

Megalomania

yeh I am destined for huge things, congratulations you had to use google to learn what megalomania was XD
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:28 AM   #835
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yeh I am destined for huge things, congratulations you had to use google to learn what megalomania was XD
I knew what it was, but I couldn't properly word a definition. And the key thing with megalomania is the word "delusional", which in psychiatry is a pathological condition.

Just thought it was weird to see someone say they relate to megalomania is all
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I knew what it was, but I couldn't properly word a definition. And the key thing with megalomania is the word "delusional", which in psychiatry is a pathological condition.

Just thought it was weird to see someone say they relate to megalomania is all
I relate because I have megalomania only without the delusions lol, all I have are visions of a future reality.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:45 AM   #837
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The books I picked up at the thrift shop were not the best but I love getting books at a cheap cost.. a half a buck for a book.. FTW..


These are the novels I picked up:
























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Old 06-07-2010, 10:36 AM   #838
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Two classic must-reads from the 80s. Much much better than the films they inspired.

I love Tom Wolfe. He totally immerses himself in the world he is writing about.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:36 PM   #839
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Just finished my first Faulkner book. The man could paint with words. He's by far the most talented writer of imagery I've read, more than even McCarthy and Pynchon. I might go pick up The Sound and The Fury tomorrow. My only real complaints are that the prose are very dense, because of all the description and detail, one page read likes ten. Which I suppose isn't necessarily a bad thing. And I'm not really that interested in the whole post-civil war South setting.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:14 PM   #840
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Two classic must-reads from the 80s. Much much better than the films they inspired.

I love Tom Wolfe. He totally immerses himself in the world he is writing about.


They have been on my list for a while. When I found them hidden behind other books, I snatched them up with the quickness, cradling them in my arm as if I had found a long lost child. Forget the fact that no one else was even in the book section and that they were probably there for a while just collecting dust.
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