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Discussion in 'Pop Culture' started by Etaoin, May 8, 2005.

  1. katylestrange

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    I haven't read this since high school and i remember it scaring the shit out of me. It's fun to be reareading this after so many years. I think i'm one of the who like the book and Kubrick's and King's version of the movies.
     
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    Currently Kon Tiki. Been busy and haven't been able to read it much because of my job. But I'm going to finish it before I take the SAT later this year so I can get into a university at least.
     
  3. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Currently re-reading Akira.
     
  4. Halberd3

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    Oh I love Akira. Great manga. Best one I ever actually read. Just don't get the timeline differences in the movie and the book. 1988 versus 1992.
     
  5. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Do you mean the years the manga and anime are set in are different?
     
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    Yes, I do. I didn't get that.
     
  7. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    They're both set in 2019, man.
     
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    Really? The manga I read is set in 2030.
     
  9. CiG

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    If I remember correctly, the events leading to Tetsuo's awakening happen circa 2019 but then when the manga skips to the world after Akira's awakening (ie the post-apocalyptic period) it's 2030.

    But I could be wrong since it's been years and I'm only just re-reading book one.
     
  10. EchoForever

    EchoForever HAIL!

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    you guys like manga?
    you ever read Blame! ?
     
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    EchoForever HAIL!

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    better than akira!
     
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  13. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Are you being purposely controversial?
     
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    EchoForever HAIL!

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    no im just saying i like blame! over akira
     
  15. CiG

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    Okay it does look pretty good from what I can see. Definitely will buy volume one. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    Peter F Hamilton - Mindstar Rising
     
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    Aish! -Аиш!

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    I adored the TV version of Neon Genesis Evangelion and have read the first 11 volumes of the manga.
    Maybe it's time to get hold of the last few books.

    Akira
    the movie, on the other hand, I hated. It's supposed to be a classic, but I just don't get it!
    Very easy for me to believe.
     
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    I got an advance copy of the medical thriller The Hollow Men by debut author Rob McCarthy.

    I really enjoyed the book. I plan to post a review of it, but there's something holding it back that I can't reveal right now. Hopefully soon. But know that I did like the book a lot.
     
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    Fighting On 1945-1955
     
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    I'm currently reading Vocabulum; or, The Rogue's Lexicon by George W. Matsell. It's fascinating to read gangster slang of the 1840s. Who would have thought that immigrant Irish antisocials and their gutter talk would influence our use of the English language to a great extent. The fact that the book was first published from the time adds to its authenticity and myth.

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