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Old 10-26-2010, 01:55 PM   #1066
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I just started The Alchemist over the weekend, and I'm almost done. About 40 pages left. It's a really compelling read considering how simple it is. Really dense thematically in spite of a really simple journey presentation. It harkens me back to my days of reading philosophy, where the reading wasn't as important as the digestion of it. I'm really enjoying it. It's the type of thing I have to read with a highlighter and a pen to take notes, yet I can still blast through it in a week.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:18 PM   #1067
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read the novelization of 'return of the sith', and anything else that matt stover has done (i think 'shatterpoint', but its been a while).
Yeah, I am playing on reading those books along with many others.. Im planning on going through as many Star Wars books as my attention allows for. Im particularly interesting in reading about Anakin to Darth Vader's conversion and Leia and Hans twin kinds. Ill make sure to keep the name Matt Stover in the forefront of my mind.. And will definitely check out his novels. But I will get to them as the chronology of the Star Wars EU dictates..


I have about 200 Star Wars ebooks... So I basically have a large portion of the novels in that series..
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:19 PM   #1068
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Just started it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #1069
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Right now im reading Tinkers by Paul Harding and it is just...wow. I find myself going back and reading parts 3 or 4 times just to soak up ever bit of its detail and perspective.

Edit - edited because I sounded like a douche at the end with the magnificence bs. Seriously tho, I recommend ppl read this book. Especially you Zen, I think you'd like the imagery and way it examines life.

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Old 11-02-2010, 11:19 AM   #1070
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7/10 - Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Linsay



I wouldnt recommend this novel to fans of the show. Its a different kind of Dexter.. hes not as likable and his personality isn't explored as great as the show does. Much like the comparison of True Blood to the novel.. Dexter the television show, takes the good ideas from the first novel and expands them to a brilliant scale. The book has great ideas but the execution of the story, particularly the ending.. left me wanting. I read online that the next books goes completely away from the television shows situations.. so I may read them, treating them as 'alternate universe' type stories.. If they are similar to the first Dexter novel.. then im not so sure that I will enjoy reading them.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #1071
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Sick ass book, I recommend it to any one.
my friend had this book and let me borrow it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:05 PM   #1072
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albert camus - the stranger

have had a copy forever, was advised to read it this weekend, and have just started.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:48 PM   #1073
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Breaks of the Game - David Halberstram

I'm about 30 years late to this book, but so far I am enjoying it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #1074
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I just got negged for the OP.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:54 PM   #1075
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I always like informative type books like this. Definitely like the first half of it. I've only gotten one chance to read it, but I'll probably be able to finish it soon.
Even though I'm trying to become an author, most novels bore me.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:51 PM   #1076
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a man without a country by Vonnegut
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:55 PM   #1077
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I just started The Alchemist over the weekend, and I'm almost done. About 40 pages left. It's a really compelling read considering how simple it is. Really dense thematically in spite of a really simple journey presentation. It harkens me back to my days of reading philosophy, where the reading wasn't as important as the digestion of it. I'm really enjoying it. It's the type of thing I have to read with a highlighter and a pen to take notes, yet I can still blast through it in a week.

That is one of my all-time favorite books... good choice!
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:10 AM   #1078
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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

I remember reading maybe 1/3 of this in high school for English class, liking it but never finishing it. Decided to go back and finish it this time. Decent book about philosophy (although a bit dry and plain in some sections) and I like the meta-fiction angle it takes.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:15 AM   #1079
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:54 AM   #1080
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yeww. its that time of the year again!
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