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Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by hyena, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    :lol: nooooooo....just that some trolls are a bit taradas and find stuff about relationships between humans intriguing and somehow thought-provoking.... damn,i can't really explain it....somedays i really feel i could pass all the hours i am supposed to work in my life sitting in an office listening to people and their trouble......quite a perversion :p

    ~mel~ (how has a hello-kitty worshipper become like that :rolleyes: )
     
  2. overkiller

    overkiller seventh milestone

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    h.g. wells - the time machine
    one of the best predictions about what will the societies become in the future.
     
  3. The Grand Wazoo

    The Grand Wazoo Saeva Indignatio

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    The Thief Of Time is one of his bests!
    Lots of philosophy.. And funny, of course. :)

    Pratchett \m/ :p lol
     
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    manuelgv Back now...hopefully

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    Another great book I recommend is 100 years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    it's really nice and it has some fantastic elements(not tolkien style)
    and The party of the Goat(literal translation it could change) by mario vargas llosa,an excellent book about a dictator in latin america
     
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    overkiller seventh milestone

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    dragonlance series margaret weis - tracy hickman
    a very nice fantasy adventure

    2001: a space odyssey
    a very philosophical sci-fi book. highly recommended;)
    i recommend the movie as well
     
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    Misanthrope Latin, NOT Mexican.

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    I just got my xmass money and i bought Exalted, im reading that right now. Im probably getting Dark Ages: Inquisition next and read that too.
     
  7. hyena

    hyena counterclockwise

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    @italians: i just finished reading pasolini's "ragazzi di vita". this novel, both for the use of language and the type of charcters, is the closest to irvine welsh i could find from a national writer; of course there's a difference in historical setting, but if you liked trainspotting, you're going to love this book.

    h (off to buy the rest)
     
  8. Rei Toei

    Rei Toei not quite human

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    @vulture: i read stephenson's cryptonomicon about two years ago, it took me almost a month ;) fascinating book, absolutely. still, if i had to recommend a book by stephenson to a newbie, i'd choose "snow crash", which is his masterpiece and a must in cyberpunk literature.
     
  9. FatherVic

    FatherVic MasterMelon

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    do you have to have a binary A painted in your leather jacket to be a cyberpunk?

    fathervic (worst joke of the day)
     
  10. hoyn

    hoyn "Då bryter vi ihop!"

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    That is one of the best and funniest books I've read. :D
    How was it Milo was able to sell eggs to himself and earn money on it?
     
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    hoyn "Då bryter vi ihop!"

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    "Catch-22 did not exist, he was positive of that, but it made no difference. What did matter was that everyone thought it existed, and that was much worse, for there was no object or text to ridicule or refute, to accuse, criticize, attack, amend, hate, revile, spit at, rip to shreads, trample upon or burn up."

    "This time Milo had gone too far. Bombing his own planes and men was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach . . . Not one voice was raised in his defense. Decent people everywhere were affronted, and Milo was all washed up until he opened his books to the public and disclosed the tremendous profit he had made. "
    :D:lol:
     
  12. hyena

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    john fante. a pakistani friend of mine pointed me to "ask the dust" and i'm terribly, terribly hooked. americans of italian background might find it particularly attractive, but it's all around tops. life and tales of a young wannabe wop writer, arturo bandini, in los angeles. tops, i tell ya.

    h
     
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    Fathomless Inconsolable Idealist

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    Mason & Dixon - Thomas Pynchon.
     
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    Malaclypse Active Member

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    ugh
    i am currently reading illuminatus! - the eye in the pyramid
    well if you ever wondered what could be wrong with the world deep within, and if you ever thought that there might be something terrible hardly anyone knows of, dont read this book. damn i never ever read a thing as paranoid as this. if you are awed by the "smoker" in the x-files, dont read this book :)
     
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    @Mel: I'm interested in finding english versions of some Pratchett books, do you know if i can find them in a bookshop in Athens? :)


    Edit: My favourite book is George Orwell's "1984".
     
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    Sunjammer Eternal Sorrow Inside

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    Either I read very poorly or no one has suggested David Eddings yet. I'm a big fan of his. For those who don't know of Eddings' work, it's fantasy and very well-written fantasy I might add. It's got mostly everything; humour in heaps, foul creatures, evil sorcerers, valiant knights, fair women, wise wizards and an enormous amount of details making the stories vivid and believable. For those of you who are into fastasy, I strongly recommend that you pick up one of his books. :) Just my two cents... ;)
     
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    Qsilver Heathen Terrier

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    I'm reading The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gabriel Kay. I hadn't heard anything about this fantasy serie before few days ago when I opened the first book but now after reading ~100 pages I kind of think I like it.
     
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    LadyCal Friend of Maurice

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    Pratchett just with a short sentence mentioned?
    So do I... ;)
    One of my faves is Raptor Red - it's from a scientist : Thomas (?)Becker - the one that is mentioned in Jurassic Park I.He gave some specific infos to Spielberg about Dinosaurs.
    This book is about the life of a raptor - but it's written like the ones about humans.She (it's a female dino) lost her love in an accident and has to survive some troubles (catastrophes,family trouble,death of her sister) until she finds a new love and the perfect place to live.By the way you're learning much about these times. :)
     
  19. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    :wave: Yup,you can find plenty of them in Eleftheroudakis (their homepage is : Eleutheroudakis )
    If you don't know about it,it's a very big bookshop (7 maybe 8 floors :eek: ) located near Omonoia in Panepistimiou street... near the "university".... You will find the books on the floor with the foreign literature/ pocket books -ston imiorofo-. I guess they can send you books me antikatavoli..... but if you have trouble with that,i guess you can send me the money and i can get them for you :) it will be a pleasure if i can help.....

    well well,i'll switch to greek now ;)
    aurio feugo......xereis gia pou ;) Kali xronia kai polles euxes :)
    Na prosexeis poli ton eauto sou kai na pernas kala!
    filakia!!!!!!!
     
  20. Siren

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    @Mel: Ok, thanks a lot for your help, i'll manage somehow, thank you very very much for your offer to, i might consider that. :)

    :) :) :) Kalo dromo na xeis kai na perasete oso pio teleia mporeite!!! ;) Dwse kai xairetismata apo mena. :)
    Na xete kalh xronia kai na sas ferei o neos xronos O,TI epi8ymeite. ;) :)
    Polles agkalies! :)
     

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