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Postby Metathron » Mar 5 2006, 21:38

Close Range - Wyoming Stories by E. Annie Proulx. One of the short stories is Brokeback Mountain, the movie adaptation of which I just loved.

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Postby LordHoborgXVII » Mar 5 2006, 22:13

Just finished Farewell to Arms and Tale of Two Cities, both for school. Are there any two books which could possibly have been more different from each other in terms of style? The former I enjoyed greatly, and the latter had a great deal of enjoyable tidbits, but it was rather poorly paced. Also rereading a manga called Hellsing. It's a bit abrupt in terms of pacing, and very gorey, but the style is beautiful and it the characters and story are quite impressive.
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Postby Derek » Mar 6 2006, 3:17

Just finished some stories by Franz Kafka, a very underappreciated author I should say, and I shall likely go through my H.P. Lovecraft collection very soon. Ah Lovecraft, making nihilism have so much meaning... ;)
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Mar 11 2006, 17:54

Recently finished reading The Hobbit for the second time. First time was in Paris, two years ago, right after I had bought it :D . I always read books I like more than once. I've read Asimov's Foundation a million times... I think I've said this before...

Next things I'll read will be my notes and essays on what I have to learn for my Romanian exams at the end of the year: literature. LOTS of literature. Wohoo.
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Postby Pol » Mar 11 2006, 18:38

Pyramids (relativity) from Terry Pratchett.

Yes, rereading them as well. I had never read the Asimov's Foundation in original, but I like him and the one who did the translating, likes him too. Great job ;)
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Mar 11 2006, 18:49

I haven't read the English original either. I've had the Foundation, Second Foundation and Forward to the Foundation volumes for almost 20 years (they were my brother's first). I've been "hunting" the rest of the collection for some time now, and the only one that I need to have them all is Prelude to the Foundation.
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Postby Pol » Mar 11 2006, 19:11

I have only "Peeble in the Sky", which is loosely tied to the main Nadation's series as many others ;) - Thirty to be exact, as it is written on the back cover of this one...

The rest of serie, core, kindly provided me our local library~ies. And I have pushing feeling, that I had read them all. This is still not true for the thirty extending stories.

I had also read his biography, in original, if that's count ;|
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Postby DaemianLucifer » Mar 13 2006, 9:41

I had all three books from the first foundation series on my computer,but it fried with my hard :( Now I have to find out who I got that cd from.Prelude I have in english,as well as the currents of space.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 13 2006, 14:32

DaemianLucifer wrote:I had all three books from the first foundation series on my computer,but it fried with my hard :( Now I have to find out who I got that cd from.Prelude I have in english,as well as the currents of space.


You don't really need a cd if you have the internet.... :devious:
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Postby george137 » Mar 13 2006, 19:25

I'm currently reading Blink by: Malcolm Gladwell. It's a very good book that I highly recommend.

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Postby Justice » Mar 13 2006, 20:45

one history book, two books about faroese folke songs (150 + verses in each of the songs) and one book specificly about... well he is either called Karl the Great or Charlemagne in English... the old Frensch emperor. And yes I'm doing an big schoolthingy about two faroese folke songs about Charlemagne, Karlamagnus, Karl the great and his trusty knight Roland, Rolant, and comparing them to the arabs they are fighting whom the history books claim are Europeans :shh: whamps bath bood dfor?

*takes of the tape* and for fun i'm reading a book about Faroese politics :creative:

But the last book I finished was the Hitvhikers Guide to the Galaxy, so it are not only factual books I read :proud:

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Mar 14 2006, 6:20

ThunderTitan wrote:
DaemianLucifer wrote:I had all three books from the first foundation series on my computer,but it fried with my hard :( Now I have to find out who I got that cd from.Prelude I have in english,as well as the currents of space.


You don't really need a cd if you have the internet.... :devious:


That goes just for no copy protection books :devil:

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Postby Angelspit » Apr 4 2006, 14:50

Having just finished The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, I started Illium by Dan Simmons. I'll post some comments in a couple of days.
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Apr 4 2006, 15:19

Why don't you go on with the rest of the series?
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Postby Angelspit » Apr 4 2006, 15:34

I wanted something a little more meaty, even though my girlfriend told me the third book of the series was quite different. But I'll go back to Narnia someday for sure.
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Apr 4 2006, 15:45

Third? [rummaging throught books] Oh, yeah. "The Horse and his Boy". It is a very good book, a novel of initiation with a great atmosphere: you can almost feel the hot desert sun beyond Tashbaan, drawing you beyond, to mythical Narnia... In fact, book 3 and book 5 ("Voyage of the Dawn Trader") were my favourites.

Oh, and isn't that Illium? (just did a quick wikipedia search)
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Postby DaemianLucifer » Oct 26 2006, 2:03

Pratchet is a god!Currently Im reading maskarade.Its the first of discworld series that I found in english,too,so I am extra delighted to see all of the puns as they were intended to be seen.Of,and the book has one of the most romantic songs that Ive read for a long time:

This damn' door sticks
This damn' door sticks
It sticks no matter what the hell I do
It's marked "Pull" and indeed I am pulling
Perhaps it should be marked "Push"?


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Postby asandir » Oct 26 2006, 2:17

Well, haven't read any pratchet .... but rereading Feist while wating for Janny Wurts to put the finishing touches on Stormed Fortress and RJ to recover from his illness/disease/whatever or GRRM to get finished with Dance of Dragons already!
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Postby Angelspit » Oct 26 2006, 2:22

I gave up on Illium and started Stephen King's The Dark Tower instead. I'm in the middle of book 2 now.

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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Oct 26 2006, 10:22

I'm currently reading something as simple as "In Her Shoes". It's captivating :)
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