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Discussion in 'Pop Culture' started by Etaoin, May 8, 2005.
Pattern Recognition William Gibson
I just finished up reading lord of the rings AGAIN....
And started to read the godfather yesterday..
The ULTIMATE Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
I love LOTR. I've read them all 2-3 times, last time was after I saw Fellowship of the Ring. I've never read The Godfather, but hear it is a good novel.
I need to re-read these! I read the series as it was written & published. Have you seen the new movie? What do you think of it? (or is that a silly question, in light of your signature?)
P.S. I see you say you're in Cincy. Have you lived there long? (I grew up in Forest Park)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
its a classic about chinese history and mythology. quite interesting so far.
The Turtle and the Stars. Its kind of a Down to Earth book about this guys expiriences with people and how Natural Events can bring the world together..... Atleast thats what the summary says. I'm only 20 Pages into it and its ok.
Just finished To Kill A Mockingbird (yes, for school). Now I can read whatever, so I'm reading The Crystal Shard by R.A Salvatore
I thought the movie was fantastic, even though it's not an exact, page-for-page translation of the book that all the fanboys wanted. Keep in mind that the screenplay was written by Adams himself.
I've lived here about 20 years. I'm in the Colerain area. This city has gone to hell (or is pretty much every city like this?)
Yeah, I think cities in general are more difficult to live in and stay sane. Traffic, higher concentration of the ignorant and fearful, dirtier, etc. But then you have the trade off of more and easier access to concerts and festivals and museums. I found it odd that I had to move from Cincinnati in order to realize just how conservative a city it is. I left there in 1982. Since then, much of what I read about it hasn't been very pleasant...Marge Schott's racism, the Cinti police dept's racism, fanatical censorship of art, Robert Mapplethorpe specifically, etc. I do miss Eden Park and the Riverfront, though.
The answer to this SHOULD be my textbook for U.S. government class, seeing as how I have my AP exam in that subject tomorrow morning...but nah, I'm a slacker.
What I'm actually reading: Holy Blood, Holy Grail (because it came up in a discussion in the Philosopher forum...)
when I was in school, I found I had to switch reading materials while studying, or I would just not absorb anything. You know, a little text, then some fiction. Some more text, and then something else that was of my choice. I have many friends who said they never read for pleasure while in school because they were sick of reading for school. But I love to read so much I found that incomprehensible.
The Da Vinci Code thread? Yeah, I checked out that link, and it does look interesting, so I requested a reserve at my library.
where's that puke smilie at?
I found lots here: http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/index.html
Rage of the Demon King. It's the third part to Serpentwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
Pretty standard fantasy, but very well written. Very refreshing after The Da Vinci Code, which was baaaaad.
just started reading the amityville horror
I read parts of my Apache 2 reference book. Now my webserver works.
The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman Jr.
I just finished Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. Good book, but maybe some of it's not all fiction?
Sadly at the moment i'm stuck reading papers for my university exams. Vector biology and population modelling are such fun!
A Clockwork Orange. Again.
Geronimo: His Own Story: The Autobiography of a Great Patriot Warrior As told to S. M. Barrett