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The Books/Reading Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Matt, May 16, 2007.

  1. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    you mean "mass market" as in "Salvatore has made a boatload of money"??

    i still stand by my opinion that Salvatore's Drizzt Do'Urden novels are better than George RR Martin's A Song Of Fire & Ice series
     
  2. Evil?

    Evil? omghaxlol!1

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    I am not knocking your opinion or the fact that you enjoy Drizzt novels. I personally think they are hella fun to read. They are not fine literature, but are a blast.

    The notion I dislike is that Fantasy novels are supposed to be a certain way. That is like saying all metal bands should play and look like Judas Priest otherwise they are doing it wrong.
     
  3. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    i wasn't saying the "a song of fire & ice" series is totally completely crap

    i was just saying Drizzt Do'Urden novel series >>> A Song Of Fire & Ice series
     
  4. rms

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    Just pulled up Less than Zero, No Country for Old Men and The Fellowship of the Ring...haven't read in awhile, something I know I need to change.
     
  5. Einherjar86

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    A few books for term paper research:

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  6. Dak

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    Is next semester going to be Sixtyism? :tickled:
     
  7. Einherjar86

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    That is a horrible pun. :lol:
     
  8. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    Have to give a presentation on this. Such a crazy fucking book:

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  10. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    I've been loading up my Kindle account with free books to prepare for some summer reading, and one free one was Dream Psychoanalysis by Freud. Will probably be interesting. Also hoping to tackle some Hobbes and Voltaire.
     
  11. Einherjar86

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    Awesome! Interpretation of Dreams is great.
     
  12. Einherjar86

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    Halfway through this gem. My first foray into the world of Wallace's fiction. He wrote this book as his undergraduate senior thesis. I don't even...

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    Just finished
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    unknown fuck ftagn

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    nice. Bukowski is always a good call
     
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    does erotica count as "reading"??
     
  17. Einherjar86

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    Finished M. John Harrison's Empty Space and H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. Some great stuff going on in both; now I'm about seventy-five pages into Samuel Delany's Dhalgren.

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    I've heard good stuff about dhalgren. Post a review when you're done. For the summer I've decided to revisit some of my favorite Bret Easton Ellis novels (American Psycho and Glamorama) and a few other odds and ends. Waiting for the semester to be over and to be done grading papers
     
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    Will do. I can tell from the first couple chapters that it's going to be a trip, and in a good way. I read somewhere that it's been called the Ulysses of science fiction, and I can definitely see the reasons for comparison. Dhalgren is an odyssey in its own right, and the text is extremely aware of itself and how it is interacting with the reader. Furthermore, there are puzzles embedded within the text itself, which makes me think of something more like Borges's or Eco's work. Tons of fun.
     
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    wandering_taco Minstrel of Woe

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    I've been out of school just under 3 weeks now, so I've been working my way back through the Hobbit and Lotr, since it's been several years. Finished the Hobbit and The Fellowship, then The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest arrived. I just finished that yesterday and I'm now working through the Two Towers. Has anybody else read Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy (Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo, Girl Who Played w/ Fire, Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest)? I thought it was absolutely fucking excellent. Each book is seriously impossible to put down. I read the last 200 pages of the second book last semester on night when I should have been studying for exams/writing papers that were imminently due, but I had to know what happened and couldn't focus on anything else knowing that book was there.
     

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