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

  1. Wanderingblade

    Wanderingblade Just Hangin' Around

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    On David Eddings... too samey, too high fantasy without the grandeur, too impressed with his own cleverness, but nevertheless highly enjoyable.

    on Guy Gavriel Kay... Very tolkien influenced, but much more human than the LotR, and it gets very, VERY depressing
     
  2. Parasite

    Parasite Captain Evil

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    "Lost Souls" by Poppy Z. Brite. She makes Anne Rice look like an idiot....which she is.
     
  3. Phyros

    Phyros Blue Jesus

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    Thomas Mann - Der Zauberberg, great book! Anyone read it?
     
  4. On the Edge of Forever

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    I read those a couple of years ago, on a whim, and was quite impressed. The merging of world in a serious way is cool, and some of the personal storylines that develop and character development is excellent.
     
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    LadyCal Friend of Maurice

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    Heard a lot about Thomas Mann before, but never read more than a few sentences in school. One of my teachers always said I'm writting like him - she didn't like this, but I've always been writting this " Thomas Mann sentences" as she called it, so why stop just because of her? [​IMG]

    By the way - Hans Christian Andersen hasn't been mentioned yet,has he? O.k. fairytailes are for kids most people believe , but I love his ones and he's wrote some for grown ups.
     
  6. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    @ladycal: your teacher means you don't really know when to put a full stop. :p

    rahvin.
     
  7. manuelgv

    manuelgv Back now...hopefully

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    if you are looking for something that will blow your mind,exhaust your brain and amaze you with every page then Proust is a must!
    my recommendation goes to number 2(of 7 for those who don't know) À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs
     
  8. SUBURBANDR

    SUBURBANDR New Metal Member

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    I'm a huge John Irving fan. He wrote The Cedar House Rules and The World According to Garp. They are mostly character driven stories set in the eastern U.S. Also, everyone needs to read "Lord of the Barnyard" by Tristan Egolf. A garbage man and his misadventures in a small town... The guy is a master!!!!
     
  9. FatherVic

    FatherVic MasterMelon

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    I just finished Strata today, from Terry Pratchett...
    it's not his best book by far (probably one of the weakest) but well, still I recomend it to anybody who has gotten hooked on the Discworld series...

    next to match....Life, The Universe And Everythin, by the master Douglas Adams :)

    fv
     
  10. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    Strata is indeed weak,especially due to the lack of Pratchettian humour...
    (apart from the famous quote "Death was Nature's way of telling you to slow down." and a couple of other little things there is nothing worth of being kept in memory).
    Anyway,it is pleasant to read.First of all because it is somehow the beginning to the discoworld,but also because it may be interesting to see how an author's way of writting has evolved.
    All in all,it is an okey story,pleasant to read,but nothing special.
    Some day,i'd like to read "the dark side of the sun"

    As for what i' readiing now,i'm reading Pratchett's "small gods",but in quite slow pace,since i read it in spanish,which is not a language i'm an expert in......I'm really amazed......it is great,i enjoy every single line of it...

    Yesterday i also started reading another book... in german this one :p the original title is "se deg ikke tillbake" and it is by the norwegian author Karin Fossum...the book rules so far,it's a about a strange murder taking place in a little norwegian village....the plot so far is amazing.I've really gotten hooked on it,i;m already in page 80....I wish i had no projects and could lock myself in the house for the whole weekend and rrrrrrrrrread!!!!!! Karin Fossum rules :worship:
     
  11. hyena

    hyena counterclockwise

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    "talon" by charles romalotti. actually, "rash" first and then "talon", it being a followup to the first. sick horror in a punk/skinhead setting. wow.

    h
     
  12. Miolo

    Miolo pie king

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    since the beginning of the year i started reading Pratchett. in english.
    so far i read Truckers, Diggers, Wings and The Carpet People (which i already read in italian some years ago).
    i am now beginning the Discworld novels with The Colour of Magic. :hotjump:
    just to let you know. :)

    Miolo
     
  13. hyena

    hyena counterclockwise

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    i've started reading tom wolfe's the electric kool-aid acid test. doesn't look like a great book so far, i hope it gets better.
     
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    manuelgv Back now...hopefully

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    The dying animal by Philip Roth
    I tought it was gonna be a bad book but it turned out to be quite a good book
    it's got some excellent quotes on it,I would post them but I read it in spanish and I am too lazy to translate
     
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    Malaclypse Active Member

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    i'm still stuck with the cryptonomicon... kinda long-winded at first, but now it really gets interesting.
    actually the first book where i could't restrain a loud laughter when this japanes guy tries to figure out what I.N.R.I. means :lol:
    "initiate nail removal immediately!"
     
  16. FatherVic

    FatherVic MasterMelon

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    miolo!!! you started the wrong way :p

    you should stop (drop and roll) and start reading Good Omens, then life will be nice enough to reading about 15000 mile long turtles diving peacefully in space without have the subsequent normal feeling of "whaaaaaat???" ;)
     
  17. Miolo

    Miolo pie king

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    i haven't Good Omens, i just borrowed randomly some Pratchett books from my cousin (he has almost all the Discworld novels). :p

    Miolo (whaaaaaat???)
     
  18. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    couldn't you borrow good omens from me, you silly? :p

    rahvin.
     
  19. Miolo

    Miolo pie king

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    nice idea. :D
    ok then, right after 11/02 (or 02/11 if you spell dates in the wrong way :p ), remember? :rolleyes:

    Miolo (thanks)
     
  20. FatherVic

    FatherVic MasterMelon

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    see the nice dwarf will lend you the Pratchett book where no dwarf appears... =)

    fathervic (good omens)
     

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