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The Books/Reading Thread

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

  1. CAIRATH

    CAIRATH Astral Disaster

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    I have just started reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.
     
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    Hammer of Might New Metal Member

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    I have actually read the whole New Testament, over the period of about a year. It did nothing for me.
     
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    I want to read Bertrand Russell's book "Why I Am Not A Christian" along with the other essays in the book.
     
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    :lol: I'd say Varg is more evil because he really did kill someone and he burnt down churches. :) Ihsahn looks evil on the early Emperor stuff though.
    :p
     
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    unknown fuck ftagn

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    that's on my to read list
     
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    I started The Dreams In The Witch House by Lovecraft last night, meaning 4 AM because I couldn't sleep, and I read one 4-page short story...
     
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    I'm going to be submitting a story of mine to Weird Tales magazine where H.P. Lovecraft got his start (and Thomas Ligotti)
     
  8. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    I'm currently reading Dante's Inferno and I'm absolutely loving it. It's especially intriguing since it has so many references to Virgil's Aeneid which I read/translated for my Latin class this year.

    I picked up the latter 2/3 of the Divine Comedy (Purgatorio and Paradiso) at Border's today.
     
  9. CAIRATH

    CAIRATH Astral Disaster

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    I recently downloaded an audio book version of Dante's Inferno read by John Cleese. Haven't had time to listen to the whole thing yet (it's 3 hours long) but it seems quite nice.
     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    I'm finally in the fourth book of The Dreamers by David and Leigh Eddings called The Younger Gods. So far this has been a very entertaining series :D

    After I'm done with it I'm starting to read a new series from Kay Kenyon called The Entire And The Rose starting with the first book Bright of the Sky, promises to be an interesting and original sci-fi series.
     
  11. Hatebreeder

    Hatebreeder Pizzicato Heartstrings

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    Holy shit. LINK!!

    I'm currently reading Nightfall by Asimov and am enjoying quite a bit. I enjoy the scientific yet accessible nature of the characters and setting. I plan on reading the Foundation series afterwards.

    During the summer, I want to start attacking my philosophical books from Nietzsche, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Sartre.
     
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    Death Aflame voice of dissent

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    I just finished Neuromancer a few weeks ago and since I was too lazy to go to the library I just looked for a book around the house and started Flags of our Fathers. It's pretty decent so far.
     
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    CaGeD iN Wandering on Ypres Rd.

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    the last time i read a fiction book out of wanting to read it?... that must have been a picture book
     
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    I read Fantastic Mr. Fox the other day. Great book.
     
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    I'm not sure if I could take that very seriously

    Currently reading Snow Crash by neal Stephenson, and it's so fucking good. gah.
     
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    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    Does he read the John Ciardi translation? That's what I'm reading at it's great because it keeps it in tercets and rhymes the first and third line, just like the original Italian.
     
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    Today I started reading The Bronx Zoo. It's about the 1978 Yankees who made that incredible comeback (14 back of Boston in mid July, then ended the season tied and beat them in a one game playoff thanks to Bucky Dent), and also had one of the wildest, most dysfunctional clubhouses ever. It's actually Sparky Lyle's journal from that season, so it's an insiders view of the team, the orginization and baseball in general.
     
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    still in the early stages of The Wheel of Time Book 1: Eye of the World

    someone please tell me this thing gets interesting. all these damn weird names makes the Silmarillion seem easy. fucking gleeman, rand, bran al vere, egwene....just call them Jason, Mike, and Pam for fucks sake

    maybe i should go back to clive barker....
     
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    The Wheel of Time series sucks imo. The Silmarillion is terribly hard to read.
     
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    that's generally always a good choice. Weaveworld and The Great & Secret Show shit on most fiction novels
     

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