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Offline fluffymoochicken

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2010, 10:51:35 pm »
Of course spandex is a bit dumb looking. That's why most mangaka don't have characters in spandex.

But Americans, on the other hand... :P
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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2010, 10:58:49 pm »
You are starting to sound like Spax3 now. You are actually really close to it.

He had a live interview with the guy who does Robotnik's voice now and Spax kept mentioning stuff about how Japanese comics are better and how the guy should read them to his very young son before he goes to bed in the voices he does of the characters in the animation, and he kept mentioning how 4Kids sucked and how American stuff was way worse.

Also, I just found an old book I had when I was really young that I might read again because well...

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Offline MadeManG74

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2010, 11:02:40 pm »
Knock off the Comic/Manga discussion, different medium to what we are discussing here. If someone wants to make a Comic Book/Manga thread or something they are welcome to discuss things there.

Back on topic, anyone here ever read Snow Crash?

EDIT: Any further off-topic posts here will be deleted.
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Offline Snowcat

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 01:35:55 am »
Im re-reading High Fidelity, Nick Hornby is one of my favourite authors.


Im also reading some boring film making books so I can try hard to keep my scholarship ¬_____¬
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Offline Barry the Nomad

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2010, 07:33:38 am »
THanks for bringing this back to BOOKS discussion Mademan. Jesus, I can't believe some folks are so dense that they denounce reading as "boring". Fuck.

As for 'Snow Crash', I have not read that yet, but my gf's godfather recommends it.

I recommend 'Little Green Men' by Christopher Buckley (writer of 'Thank You For Smoking'). It's hilarious! Reads like a funny episode of the X-Files mixed with FOX News satire.

Also I recommend 'Practical Demonkeeping' by Christopher Moore. Also very funny and, once again, sort of reads like an X-Files episode. Lots of people getting eaten. Fun Fact: This novel includes one of the earliest literary examples of Internet dating.
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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2010, 08:09:59 am »
I've taking a liking to audiobooks, It sure beats going on the train having to carry around a huge book.

So you could say I am reading State of Fear, by Michael Crichton.

In the pipeline are Moment of Truth in Iraq by Michael Yon and I'm still trying to get a couple of Graphic Novels from DC, but the money's short right now.
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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2010, 08:27:29 am »
Ah yeah, State of Fear. I felt that was one of his weaker books. It was better than 'Prey' and 'Next' though. I think his best were 'The Great Train Robbery' and Sphere though.
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Offline max_cady

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2010, 08:40:40 am »
Yep, agreed, not his best.

At least, it's a straight foward action novel, Next, on the other hand feels like a series of short stories vaguely mixed together.

Still waiting to get my hands on Pirate Latitudes.
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Offline Monkeroony

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2010, 06:28:47 am »
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
THanks for bringing this back to BOOKS discussion Mademan. Jesus, I can't believe some folks are so dense that they denounce reading as "boring". Fuck.

As for 'Snow Crash', I have not read that yet, but my gf's godfather recommends it.

I recommend 'Little Green Men' by Christopher Buckley (writer of 'Thank You For Smoking'). It's hilarious! Reads like a funny episode of the X-Files mixed with FOX News satire.

Also I recommend 'Practical Demonkeeping' by Christopher Moore. Also very funny and, once again, sort of reads like an X-Files episode. Lots of people getting eaten. Fun Fact: This novel includes one of the earliest literary examples of Internet dating.

Just picked up Little Green Men on your reccomendation!
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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2010, 07:46:36 am »
Awesome! I don't think you'll regret it! Enjoy learning the truth of Majestic 12!
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Offline Monkeroony

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2010, 08:08:16 am »
thanks, it cost me a penny from Amazon so thought Id give it a shot as I have very little work to do on the late shift.
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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2010, 01:01:21 pm »
Is Catcher in the Rye any good?
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Offline Monkeroony

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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2010, 04:25:54 pm »
Yeah, well. It's better when you are in school because it's probably the most banned book from all schools.
Everyone should read it, even people too OCD to read books.
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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2010, 02:49:36 am »
China Mieville : The Iron Council.
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Re: What Books are you reading?
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2010, 12:24:37 am »
Right now I am reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson...it's interesting. Recently read The Rum Diary by the same author and now I am checking out his other books.
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