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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by v01c354nd51gn5, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. v01c354nd51gn5

    v01c354nd51gn5 Awakenings

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    besides symphony x liner notes what else do you guys read? me, im not that much of a reader. i'd rather be writing/playing music. but im gonna get more into reading. i got off to a slow start this summer ... only read the prologue of The Da Vinci Code, but that counts as something. Has anyone read that book? i wanna know if its worth reading it. i hear a lotta good things about it. any other worthy books out there?
     
  2. snakeey11

    snakeey11 Tool of the Devil

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    A Confederacy Of Dunces is one of the best pieces of fiction ever written, everyone needs to read it.
     
  3. Wicked Inferno

    Wicked Inferno Child of the Wicked

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    Rush Limbaugh is a big fact idoit and fast food nation are the last two books i read
     
  4. Beelzebub

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    I'm going to admit it. I'm a geek. I'm an avid reader. I enjoy different genres of literature, but my favorite types of books are the ones that make me think. Since starting school, it sucks not having as much time as I'd like to read, but it's ok. I just started The Three Musketeers. A brief list of books and plays I like:

    Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
    Animal Farm, 1984 - George Orwell
    La Casa de Bernarda Alba (the house of...) - Lorca
    Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor
    Mist - Miguel de Unamuno (it's better when you read it in Spanish)
    Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
    Our Town - Thornton Wilder
    Stuff by Shakespeare (don't make fun, his works are good)
    A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
    etc.

    I also like reading short stories, often moreso than novels since, well... they're shorter. Among my favorite short story authors are:

    Franz Kafka
    Anton Chekhov
    Flannery O'Connor
    Shirley Jackson
    James Joyce
    etc.

    And I think I'll shut up now
     
  5. urinalcakemix

    urinalcakemix man who plays drum

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    What do I read?

    Depends how many times I have to shit that day :OMG:

    :headbang:
     
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    My favorite would have to be 1984 - Orwell's the man. Dante's Divine Comedy comes in at a close second. Animal Farm also rocked.

    I've read a lot of the classic stuff thanks to one kickass English teacher for 3 years. Scarlet Letter and all that kinda stuff.

    Has anyone ever read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis? AWESOME book, totally made me think of metal because it's about hell and such, and it also kinda makes you look at yourself and why you do what you do.

    I forgot Shakespeare. Last year I finally read some Shakespeare, and his command over language blew my mind. Awesome stuff.
     
  7. HellFire

    HellFire Hawkwind

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    I mostly read military history books, mainly about the Zulu war and Rev war.

    Oh, and anything to do with Ufo's.

    I highly recomend 'the genesis race" by Will Hart

    It charts are origin of our species, and will make you take a step back, and think, Holy Christ!!!!....do we really know how we came too be????
     
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    I'm in the process of reading the Vampire Earth series (not really about Vampires, but that's what the publisher decided to call it) and Dan Brown's stuff (that's the DaVinci Code guy). I also read the Outlanders series by "James Axler".

    http://www.vampireearth.com
    http://www.danbrown.com
    http://www.jamesaxler.com

    They guys who write VE and Outlanders are friends of mine so I never miss one of their books.
     
  9. PRauhala

    PRauhala yeah.. Miles

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    I dont know.. you should read tolkien and robert jordab books:)
     
  10. Soul of Ice

    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    And no one has put down the most influential book in all of fiction

    Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"


    Couple other classics are

    "1984" by Orwell
    "Fahrenheit 451" by Bradbury

    Short Stories
    Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"
    E.M. Forster's "The Machine Stops"

    Of course there is poetry

    John Keats
    John Milton's "Paradise Lost"

    Tons of other books as well.

    If you haven't read Frankenstein...why haven't you?
     
  11. LT

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    Right now I'm on the second book of Stephen Kings, "The Dark Tower"
     
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    I didn't really like Fahrenheit 451, it was like a copy of 1984.

    Does anyone else like Ayn Rand? Bueller...
     
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    wicked34 Burn Forever

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    what do you think of those book so far? im about to start the third one. i think they are very good. not too many books can keep my interest like those. they are very weird, but i guess thats why i like them. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King is also very good as well.
     
  14. Soul of Ice

    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    No, Fahrenheit is quite a different book from 1984. Yes there are similarities, but the concept is different. Maybe you missed a couple of the key themes in the novella.
     
  15. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Member

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    No, it was just an overall heap of suckage.

    Bradbury was all upset when Fahrenheit 9/11 came out because he said the movie title stole the idea from his book. Orwell should've been pissed off because Fahrenheit 451 was a rip off of 1984.

    I hate that book To Kill a Mockingbird, too.
     
  16. OfSinsAndShred

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    I loved Farenheit! Same basic concept as 1984... which is why it kicks ass.

    I liked To Kill a Mockingbird, but it was a little over-the-top and in your face. A bit of subtlety would've went a long way with that book.
     
  17. Soul of Ice

    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    No no no.

    Similarities between the Fahrenheit and 1984:
    Character Awakens (like in so many other novels)
    Censorship of Media

    Differences:
    Government imposed censorship of media in 1984
    The people in Bradbury's world CHOSE to live like that - they censored themselves by abridging (sp?) literary work and not wanting to offend anyone anymore - eventually the government just enacted on the general consensus of the people.
    1984 gives a negative prospect towards the future - the government defeats Winston
    Fahrenheit proposes hope with all the "book people"

    I agree that To Kill A Mockingbird stinks.

    So there. :D
     
  18. Soul of Ice

    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    by the by, I can only respond to threads. Some error on the page. Not sure why. Can't even respond to messages.
     
  19. The Metal Chick

    The Metal Chick In the Dragon's Den

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    I don't read as much as I should, since its essential for writing, so maybe that's why I suck at writing. Anyway, when I do read, I seem to lean towards mysteries, short stories, or just whatever the hell looks good to me. I don't often choose by author, I choose by story. Except for the Cat Who..mysteries (yes, I'm a cat nerd). Also the book A Short History of a Small Place by T.R. Pearson is freakin hilarious.

    Oh and stop bashing To Kill a Mockingbird. Granted, I didn't much like the subject matter, but as a piece of literature, it has a lot of meaning and truly is a classic.
     
  20. -Rivfader-

    -Rivfader- Klingons on Uranus

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    I just finished Warcraft Lord of the Clans.
     

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