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Discussion in 'RC' started by NAD, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    Good flick. Watched it in theater and again recently on Showtime or something. Worth it just to see Laura Ramsey and her perfect naked body.
     
  2. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    @AWMM: I tried audible the other day and thought it was ok. I deleted the app but might try again.
     
  3. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    The original 6 Dune books are probably the best sci fi ive ever read
     
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  4. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    the first one most of all tho
    I just read armageddon 2419 ad (or whatever year)
    interesting to see how a dude form the past envisions the future
    like watching 80s scifi action now, only more
     
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    EVERLOSTINDEADETERNITY13 New Metal Member

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    Just finished reading Ready Player One but now Im reading Great Zulu Battles 1838 to 1906
     
  6. ~Neurotica

    ~Neurotica perfectly insane

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    so um... yeah
    been reading\listening to a lot of stuff lately and wanted to discuss some...
    I've actually just read a few books by Haruki Murakami (10-15 years ago it was such a buzz) and I can't see what so amazing about his stuff... megapolis influenced, philosophical wannabe, repetitive and not so impressive
     
  7. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    Orphan Masters Son. I’m really enjoying this.

    The Institute. Struggling to get through this. I haven’t truly enjoyed any King since maybe 1990. I’d have to think hard about it.

    The Wall Street Journal *actual physical newspaper*. The first one came today. I love it. Reading a newspaper is extremely enjoyable. Fuck electronic shitz.
     
  8. spikes77

    spikes77 Active Member

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    Currently making my way through the Black Company books (i've been reading the omnibus editions)--am on the third book. Very enjoyable dark fantasy--maybe the next tv series down the road?

    Before that
    Borne - Jeff Vandermeer
    Like You'd Understand Anyway - Jim shepard (Anyone even remotely into short stories-should seek out all of his work)
    Vernon Subutex 1 - Virginie Despendes
     
  9. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I started reading The Wheel of Time series last year, about to start book three. It's blowing my fragile little mind, and I've been told that it really doesn't even get good until the 4th book. Sometimes I drive to the middle of nowhere into the forest just to read several chapters of the series. Because dragons and trees and adventure and shit.

    However, since I can't really concentrate on anything outside of work over the last month, so I've been catching up on years upon years of comic convention collecting. Currently going through Poison Elves and I have High Society on the docket. Plus I want to read The Watchmen again.

    I read all of Hellboy (again) last year, but recently found another use for the collection:

    Hellbass.jpg
     
  10. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Gonna start reading this this weekend. If I dig it, I'll probably pursue the entire Incerto series of his. It seems like it's all up my alley.

    fooled.jpg
     
  11. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Btw, Erik...are you able to merge the two BOOK threads? I bumped this one 'cuz it's, by far, the longest one.
     
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    spikes77 Active Member

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    Not sure if we have done a top list for books, but as of now this seems about right for me (first list not really in any order)

    The rings of Saturn – WG Sebald
    Seiobo there below – Laszlo Krasznahorkai
    The Loser – Tomas Bernhard
    The possibility of an island – Michel Houellebecq
    Remainder – Tom McCarthy
    The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky -
    Super Sad true Love Story – Gary Shteyngart
    Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
    Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
    Shanghai Dancing – Brian Castro

    HM: Baudolino – Umberto Eco
    HM: Dear Cyborgs – Eugene Lim
    HM: You think that’s bad – Jim Shepard [short stories]

    Sci-fi/fantasy [more in relative order]

    Book of the New Sun – Gene Wolfe
    Dune series - Frank Hebert
    Blindsight – Peter Watts
    Altered Carbon – Richard K Morgan
    Song of Ice & Fire - Grrm
    Starfish – Peter Watts
    The rapture of the nerds – Cory Doctorow
    Riverworld series [specifically first three books] - Philip jose farmer
    Perdido Street Station – China Mieville
    Neuromancer – William Gibson

    non fiction mostly centered around history - list pending if anyone is interested
     
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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    I'm still sticking to my opinion that The Brothers Karamazov is the greatest novel ever written. After years of badgering her to give it a go, my girlfriend finally picked it up last week. :kickass:
     
  14. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts i'm sciencing as fast as i can

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    Are you liking the Wheel of Time? I gave up 1/3 of the way through book four. I realized I didn't care for any of characters and 90% of the time I wasn't enjoying. Just not for me I suppose.
     
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    Opeth17 Bill Ward's Red Pants

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  16. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I am! I finished Book 3 and am need of a break though, so it'll be awhile before I start book 4. Read some Clive Barker and more Hellboy in the meantime, next up is a stack of things about cosplay and Joshua Tree (separate books).

    A few characters annoy me at times, but I really dig the journey and the world itself. The imagery is quite immersive for me. I might be dead by the time I finish all the books, but hey, the author died before he finished writing them.

    I could make a Top X book list but man that would be tough. The list is filled with Tolkien, Lovecraft, Rushdie, Vonnegut, Nabokov, and Kerouac.
     
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    J. Old Fart

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    Love NCFOM and The Road (books). Never checked out Blood Meridian

    Best series ever.


    Loved the netflix series
     
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    J. Old Fart

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  19. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Of Elephant and Man

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    I adore Dostoevsky, but have yet to
    Love Dostoevsky, but never read this shit. I own it, like I own a bunch of other novels I never could be arsed to crack open. Funny, that one of my New Year's Resolutions was to read 12 books this year. I'm at a current total of 3 (partial reads.) Atomic Habits (Meh self help drivel, mildly useful at best. More geared for early 20 somethings), Four Pillars of Investment (Been snail reading this for eons), Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.
     
  20. einride

    einride your best friend

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    dude it's been probably fifteen years since i was a mod
     
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