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

  1. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    :err: is rahvin your cousin?

    has anybody read the last pratchett book?? (night watch)

    i'm almost done with my Fossum book it's so err spännande
    exciting or sth ...I WANT MORE!!! :loco:
     
  2. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    i have but one cousin, and she's 26 and married. she wouldn't like terry pratchett even if she knew who he was. she wouldn't know who terry pratchett was even if she were faced with the opportunity since she doesn't really master the english language.

    yeah, she's a wreck. :p

    rahvin.
     
  3. hyena

    hyena counterclockwise

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    martin king's a boy's story. bought it on saturday and will finish it very soon even if i don't have time to read at all. if you're into skinhead culture and football hooliganism books à la the marabou stork nightmares (in the relevant part) and fever pitch in the first part, run and get it. also a must for don de gracia fans: if you liked american skin but you happen to be european, you'll love this one. i know i do.

    h (skinhead at heart)
     
  4. manuelgv

    manuelgv Back now...hopefully

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    Thomas Mann - Der Zauberberg
    read it 2 years ago
    still love it
     
  5. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    :yow:
    let's hope rahvin's cousin will never read this :p

    :) i finshed my Fossum book yesterday...it was soooooooooooooo great....it was impossible to stop reading & if it wasn't for my studies keeping me busy i'd have finished it in 2 days or sth :p

    I'm still reading Small Goods...... and today i started reading "Onda sagor", a compilation of shorts texts/stories by the swedish author & poet Pär Lagerkvist....what i particularly enjoy is his descriptive skills,the way that his writings create very vivid images in my mind and generally the fact that his texts sometimes create very strong feelings,as if you're experiencing what you are reading ....
     
  6. hyena

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    mainstream crap, i know, but mario puzo's "the family" is ace for me. characters are stereotyped and events are something that people with a knack for history already know, but i love the cheap thrills.

    h
     
  7. Siren

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    the writer's surname in the above post sounds delightfully pervert to my greek ears. :p
     
  8. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    FatherVic MasterMelon

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    and to not so greek ears ;) :p
     
  10. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    :eek: you mean you know??? :err: who has taught you such stuff?

    ~mel~ (hehe cap pucci no, sage de coc tion :lol: )
     
  11. BigFakeSmile

    BigFakeSmile toe much love!

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    ok the funniest book i have ever read is called "the restraint of beasts" by magnus mills. it is about this guy who is the supervisor over these two idiots who install fences. this is not an enticing description, but this simple premise leads to bad and hilarious things. i dont want to say anymore, but i assure you this book is FUNNY and also is a quick, easy read. you know i would never lie about something this important. and dont be fooled by "quick" and "easy" -- my pseudo-intellectual, english major-type friend recommended it. Everybody read this book!!!

    The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
     
  12. Siren

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  13. Salamurhaaja

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    Let me see, what am I reading lately:
    Sun Tzu - The Art Of War (got the audiobook and keeping up to it by reading)
    Random Linux/Unix books.
    Also just got a HUGE bunch of advanced mathematics on ebooks, so I guess I have to start on those soon. I have about 1,5GB os ebooks, so I am not running out any time soon.
     
  14. hyena

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    @rahvin deario: what the fuck was that e-mail based book named? those two books, actually. you know, the two dealing with some copywriter's office and all the crap going on in it. the one that we both loved and that i brought back from england. i can't believe i forgot the name of something so utterly funny.
     
  15. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    @hyena: i reckon it was called simply "e" or "e."

    rahvin.
     
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    Suggestions:

    Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - a classic, and anything else by him.

    Stephen Hawking - A Breif History of Time - excellent book into the weird and unusual happenings of sub-atomic physics in an easy to read format without mathematical formulas.

    Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - and companion books.

    Steve Martin - Cruel Shoes... :p


    That's all for now. ;)
     
  17. Salamurhaaja

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    I agree, I think I have the audio book somewhere and I just got Stephen Hawkings Universe, all 6 parts :)
     
  18. Hitori

    Hitori the world is quiet here

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    I've heard about most of the books mentioned here, even if I haven't read them, but never about Terry Pratchett... ever! Maybe its just his books are not out in Mexico? It seems lots of people here like him.
    Me, I'm reading mostly aztec legends and myths for a class at school (novohispanic literature), and at the same time I'm taking latin american and mexican literature, so its a little overwhelming. Some of the books are really cool, but well, having due dates takes away a bit of the charm.
     
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    Malaclypse Active Member

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    du liest zu viel deutsch ;)
     
  20. Malaclypse

    Malaclypse Active Member

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    i finally got my hands on a copy of "stupid white men"
     

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