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

  1. hyena

    hyena counterclockwise

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    @nick: my dad has some koontz. i'll check him out (the author, not my dad).

    i finished my first Pullmann book, as mentioned above. it kept me up until 2 sunday night after all, so it's not tragic, but i still don't see many original ideas or character development or stuff that makes me have feelings. but there's something i want to say to rahvin and all people that share his tastes - no, not those tastes. bears have a very important role in the second half of the story, so you might want to read it. actually, the second most positive character after the lead (a child) is an armored bear, but i won't tell more, lest people accuse me of striking fear in the hearts of men. :p
     
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    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    uuuh, don't. :erk:
     
  3. hyena

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    right, i had to know: if my dad reads it for relax, it's going to be very bad. :lol: nothing new under the sun, after years of wilbur smith books i know how it works.
     
  4. Child of Time

    Child of Time Voice of reason

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    armored?? :yow:
     
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    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    :Spin: can you say fluffy? :Spin:
     
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    Child of Time Voice of reason

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    fllll....flrrrh...flllopsh. No.
     
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    well, an armored bear is a bear who wears an armor made of sky iron (possibly the one manowar were talking about when mentioning the "metal sky"). the armor is supposed to contain the bear's soul, and the bear will - seriously - feel compelled to do stupid things such as being a blacksmith instead of a warrior or getting drunk on spirits if his armor is taken away. also, bears have no companion daemons while humans have, but the armor is to the bear as the familiar is to the man/woman.
     
  8. Wolfman Von Jones

    Wolfman Von Jones The trouble with you

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    Oh fuck a pig, Out of the Corner of His Eye is a very good book, I dont like any of his other stuff really, but the book is wonderful :D. So stop being the 'I know all about everything' moderator and read the fecking book :yell: .

    Nick
     
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    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    @nick: wtf? are you serious? :err:

    the idea of armored bears sounds quite interesting, and the very thought of the poor beasts doing silly things at random sets off my mellowness detector big time. :)
     
  10. Child of Time

    Child of Time Voice of reason

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    Yeah, armored bear sounds cool, and that book sounds interesting. What's its title?
     
  11. Wolfman Von Jones

    Wolfman Von Jones The trouble with you

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    Not about the things that were mean :p. About the book, yes, I think he did a very good job.

    Nick
     
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    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    @nick: oh ok. as long as you wub me i can even accept something koontz wrote doesn't suck, through the overwhelming power of emotions clouding my perception of reality. :)
     
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    @cot: "the golden compass" by philip pullman. it's the first book in a trilogy called "his dark materials"; the second volume is "the subtle knife" (and i started it last night), the third one is "the amber spyglass".

    @rahve: the armored bears actually happen to do loads of silly things at one point of the book. so you'll want to read it.
     
  14. Child of Time

    Child of Time Voice of reason

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    Ooohh, armored bears doing silly things! :oops: It sounds better and better!
     
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    DeepInMisery Format C: for Cortex

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    Sure. i'll start re-reading Isaac Asimoov again. the best sci-fi.
     
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    Asimov is really good. Have you read the short stories collection, "Robotdrömmar"? Great.
     
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    terria Subterranean dharma-bum

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    i just stumbled across this thread, never seen it before, and oooh i love it :hotjump:

    @the pratchetts: just bought monstrous regiments, and i'm a bit scared because of the reviews i've read, most of which were pretty hmmm mean. but the rest of the discworld stuff was so amazing that i'm pretty sure he won't fail me. science of disworld rocks!
    anyway, every pratchett must go out and make himself a gaiman by buying neverwhere. big one :)

    @italians: i read allesandro barrico's oceano mare a month ago and it REALLY blew my mind, so far i've read two of his other books and well it's the best stuff i've ever had the pleasure to lay my eyes upon... what i loved most was the language, but i had to read it in german because i'm stupid, and i was wondering whether it was the translation or the real text i enjoyed so much... any opinions?

    @those able to read german: Die Stadt der Täumenden Bücher by Walter Moers. definitely the best german writer alive; when you start reading him you wonder if it is written for children because his language is so strange but after a while you realize that it's just splendid and you stop minding :)

    :wave:
     
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    Kovenant84 T-369 days

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    OOhhh... just saw the stuff about Pullman. Very interesting series, all of it. I second Hyena's "go read it" vote.

    If I had to pick an author for people to read, I'd pick... Ian Banks. Read the Wasp Factory. Hehe.

    ~kov.
     
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    i'm currently going through a reading binge, but most of the stuff is non-fiction that you'd find boring.

    for those of you into spy stories, though, i heartily recommend john le carre's "absolute friends". i would normally say that he's several notches above other writers of the same genre, and while no "tinker, tailor, soldier, spy" this book is the umpteenth proof that i'm correct. it's harmonic and catchy and funny and deep and whatever. go read it.
     
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    Caelestia rawr

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    i'm on a vedic astrology binge, heh.
     

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