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

  1. necrotiqat

    necrotiqat New Metal Member

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    currently all i have the opportunity to read are plays. so, if you're only going to read one play ever in your life, i would recommend "hamlet."
    if you read two, let the second be tom stoppard's "rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead." it's a twentieth century, demi-absurdist spin-off of "hamlet" - very funny and existential.
    ~qat
     
  2. Tristessa

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    @Violet Baudelaire: Encuentras libros de Terry Pratchett en Gandhi, si vives en la Cd. de México. Se encuentra entre los géneros de terror, ficción y fantasía.
     
  3. Hitori

    Hitori the world is quiet here

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    gracias! no vivo en el DF, tendre que esperar una feria del libro para que vengan y conseguirlo :(
     
  4. hyena

    hyena counterclockwise

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    well, time to bump this thread up and give way to some of the excitement that is coursing through my veins (an activity that, according to fear factory, should normally be reserved to rats). i know i've been talking about that on other threads and i'm really boring etc, but:

    ON SATURDAY MORNING AT 0.01 AM I WILL BE IN LONDON, AT SOME WATERSTONE'S OR BOOK ETC. OR SOMEWHERE, GETTING MY COPY OF THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX.

    THIS IS MAKING ME VERY HAPPY.

    plus, i read in the papers today that it's 768 PAGES LONG which means LOADS AND LOADS AND LOADS OF FUN. and one of the main characters dies. i don't know who that is AND IF YOU KNOW DO NOT TELL ME.
     
  5. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    @hyena: i appreciate your enthusiasm, but i don't even know who most of the characters are let alone if they're alive or dead or any place in the inbetween. :( i know it's unpolite to ask given the fact that it's a gift, but where are my copies of the whole hp saga? where? :cry:

    rahvin.
     
  6. hyena

    hyena counterclockwise

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    they are safely in my room in rome. i told you, i clicked on the wrong address label on the amazon.com page so they got shipped to me instead of you. so, either you come to rome to get them (but after the 29th: up to then i'm in england) or you patiently wait until sat july 12th - well, no, the monday, seeing how you're not even there at the time - when i will be in turin. or i basically just get a new set for you and keep the existing one for myself. which is what i'm going to do, i think. so you get ootp together with the rest. but promise you'll be quick and read them all before i see you, so we can engage in endless discussions on the subject. :p


    EDIT: just done that exactly. this time it's your address. apparently, you get the first four on june 24th, and ootp on june 25th. talk about best friends.
     
  7. Child of Time

    Child of Time Voice of reason

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    If we're talking fantasy, then I think that Katherine Kerr's novels are great. The stage is set in a Celtic world (I recall reading that Kerr is a professor in the Celtic language or something), which is relatively realistic.
    It's about wandering mercenaries, power struggles between lords, lost elven kingdoms, magicians, you name it. The story goes on in different centuries, though everything is held together by the different reincarnations of the main charaters. Their actions and promises affects their common destiny, and their souls meet again and again in different situations and bodies. Eleven fascinating novels in all. And they're are teh fantasy epic.

    So, what are you waiting for? You should be on your way to the local library by now. Remember, Katherine Kerr is her name, and the first novel is Daggerspell.

    EDIT: Hmm, why did it get black? Better change...
     
  8. MagSec4

    MagSec4 .:..::.: :.::..:.

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    I don't know if any of you out there, like me, enjoy scientific/technical fiction.
    If so, I just want to say that the best book I've ever read (in this genre, at least) is
    "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton.
    The novel owns the movie and then feeds it to the ducks (and I loved the movie)
     
  9. Child of Time

    Child of Time Voice of reason

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    @Magsec4:

    Have you read the comics album "Jurassic Park"? If not, do not. :)
     
  10. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Quicksilver

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    If nobody has mentioned that "The master and Margarita" by Michail Bulgakov is a wonderful book, then I will do so now. Satan comes to Moscow, yay!
     
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    Steve New Metal Member

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    Good suggestion :)
    Snow Crash is also a good book (also by Stephenson)

    Are those as good as the other WW novels? I've read two of the Hunter ones, and they were good. also, would it be better if I play a werewolf in a WoD campaign? I have the werewolf ta sourcebook.

    ---Just noticed how old this thread is...
     
  12. Final Resistance 1

    Final Resistance 1 Senior Member

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  13. Delirious

    Delirious ensammast i sverige.

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    and I guess I could mention I´m reading terry pratchett´s moving pictures right now.
     
  14. hyena

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    nr: "il fuggiasco", by massimo carlotto.
     
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    i'm now reading "the golden compass", the first book in philip pullman's "his dark materials" trilogy. i had to force myself through the first 100 pages, because i didn't really like it but a friend of mine with very good literary tastes insisted that i read it. he also claimed it's better than harry potter as far as popular fantasy sagas go, but of course this is just impossible therefore it's no wonder it turned out to be false.
    anyway, it's kind of growing on me, in the sense that i'm sort of starting to look forward to going home at night to read a few pages. it still doesn't keep me awake past bedtime, which is a bad sign where books are concerned, but i think that you should give it a shot if you like fantasy and if you don't mind elements of reference to parallel worlds (which i do, especially when they're visible through the aurora borealis only. so clichè!).
     
  16. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Quicksilver

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    I can never stick to one book at a time, so... Che Guevara. A revolutionary life by Jon Lee Anderson is a schoolbook example of how a biography should be written. Well researched, informative and most importantly it manages to be objective. Che is neither portrayed as a hero nor as a villain, which is refreshing.
    Patricia Cornwell's Portrait of a killer annoys me, however. She has the audacity to claim she has solved the case of Jack the Ripper, while even I, who have only read a little about the case, can find plenty of inaccuracies in the book. She often starts chapters in one end only to trail off to a completely different thing. Also, she seems to have chosen a suspect and then shaped the evidence around him... The good parts are the descriptive portrayals of what life was like for the poor in London in the 1880's.
    Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez is very good, which was only to be expected. :)
     
  17. fireangel

    fireangel Dark Delight

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    Arto Paasilinna, several books. If you start reading one, you want to have them all ;) And also I dunno the correct english titles. But if you want to read something strange, funny and highly intelligent (and learning about finnish mentality), this could be your choice.
     
  18. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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    I just started reading "Vägen till jerusalem" or "The road to Jerusalem". It's a fictional story about a swede who goes to Jerusalem as a knight during the crusades in the 12th century. It is the first part of a trilogy which is massively popular here in Sweden. The writer Jan Guillou also wrote the book "Evil" which they made a film of last year, that ended up nominated for an Oscar.
     
  19. Child of Time

    Child of Time Voice of reason

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    I'm reading "Mikael Ludenfot" (might be called "Mikael Karvajalka" in Finnish, The Adventurer / Michael the Finn in English) by Finnish author Mika Waltari. It's a novel about a young Finnish clerk in the 16th century who's a bastard son and therefore cannot be a priest. He gets involved in high treachery towards the newly proclaimed king in Stockholm. And I haven't read more than so at this moment, so go get it yourself. :D It's good!
     
  20. Wolfman Von Jones

    Wolfman Von Jones The trouble with you

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    Dean Koontz: Out of the Corner of His Eye. Read it, read it now!!!!!! Such a brilliant author :D.

    Nick
     

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