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

  1. Zack

    Zack charting my way to top :)

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    ^I've never read one of those, are they good?
     
  2. Hitori

    Hitori the world is quiet here

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    last books I read-

    Choke- Chuck Palahniuk
    Survivor- Chuck Palahniuk

    This man is brilliant and most likely the best writer alive in our days. Anything he's written is a must.

    Whale Rider- Witi Ihimaera

    I had this sitting in my bookshelf for 3 years and finally read it in a day... really great, likeable characters, sweet story, very well told.

    The Double- Fedor Dostoevsky

    Unsurprisingly and scarily wonderful

    atm reading "Notes from the Underground" by Dostoevsky and gonna start up on Hobb's Ship of Destiny
     
  3. marduk1507

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    True, true, I must get those at last.

    Im still reading Melville and Selected Poems from T.S.Eliot (any suggestion where may I get the Complete stuff, including plays and essays, if there is such a thing?).
     
  4. RampageSword

    RampageSword AWARE! BEWARE! WAR!

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    You'd have to be one powerful Jedi to get that, mister.


    Seriously, I've never seen such a thing. It's always excerpts or selected stuff....
     
  5. La Rocque

    La Rocque I am that I am

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    'John' by Cynthia Lennon
    In 'John', Cynthia has created a vivid portrait of the 1960's, the Beatles and a man she never stopped loving. Great story of a man, a legend and a marriage... Recommended
     
  6. Zack

    Zack charting my way to top :)

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    Picked up a book about digital photography. Quite beautiful, actually :)
     
  7. QRV

    QRV historyphobic

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    work and school haven't let me read much lately, at least not what I want to read.

    Last novel I read was The Day Niezsche Wept, by Irvin D. Yalom, which just became a favorite of mine. The way the guy descifers the human mind is simply astonishing. He took up the challenge of recreating the personalities of Nietzsche and Breuer (and also Freud), and of even coming up with a believable therapy for Niezsche. And he succeeded, so that's quite a thing.

    Right now I'm reading a book on Judaism, by Nicholas de Lange, and soon after I'll finally be able to read the first book of A Song of Fire and Ice. It's been on the shelf for months already. I really want to start it.
     
  8. La Rocque

    La Rocque I am that I am

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    'Wilderness volume 1' the lost writings of Jim Morrison

    "alcohol/drugs are a bet with your mind"
     
  9. QRV

    QRV historyphobic

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    now that I have time, I've just satarted A Song of Ice and Fire book 1. And man, is this thing slow or what?
     
  10. Hitori

    Hitori the world is quiet here

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    give it time, my 13 year old brother read it in like 3 days, if he can get through it so can you
     
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    King Chaos Pomeo Osoponeor

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    yeah man, it's amazing shit. the only boring bit is the pretty much pointless prologue.
     
  13. QRV

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    I agree, it's a great story. The only thing that kind of annoys me is that I'm pretty much idling the whole day and still I cannot advance through the fucking book, at least not as I'd like to. Maybe it's the edition with such long pages or maybe I'm just too goddamned lazy. At this point I can't really tell.

    But yeah, I'm liking it a lot though.
     
  14. La Rocque

    La Rocque I am that I am

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    On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
    One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.

    Should be required reading for all forum members :loco:
     
  15. Magrathean

    Magrathean worldbuilder

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    I read Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott in twi sittings (heh, my father was right when he said it wouldn't take more than two sittings). It's amazing, indeed (thanks to those forum members who said it was). Great story, great use of words and great ending (though just a tad cliché with the "i hope my book inspires revolutions" shit).

    Another (far less) interesting semi-scientific book is Einstein's dreams by Alan Lightman. It's a collection of really short (as in you-can-read-them-in-two-minutes-or-less) "stories" about (more like descriptions of) different worlds in which time flows differently. Some are more interesting than others, and some are just lame, but it's a good read.
     
  16. Hitori

    Hitori the world is quiet here

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    I'm reading "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, I'm halfway through
    next in the list are "Silk" by Alessandro Baricco
    "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski
    "Ship of Destiny" by Robin Hobb
     
  17. Zack

    Zack charting my way to top :)

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    All the Shahs Men: Very good book about the coup d'etat of Iran. I'm halfway through and I'll let you know how it is when I'm done
     
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    Finally finished Moby Dick and reading Survivor from Palahniuk.
     
  19. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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    Chaos Magazine 13. I was mentioned but not by name.
     
  20. La Rocque

    La Rocque I am that I am

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    The Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt

    Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust: hatred alone is immortal -
     

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