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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 07/19/2007 :  19:56:28  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i just finished tobacco road. now i'm on to the new harry potter or ron paul's "a foreign policy of freedom."



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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2007 :  20:09:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jose Jones

i just finished tobacco road. now i'm on to the new harry potter or ron paul's "a foreign policy of freedom."



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What did you think of "Tobacco Road," JJ?


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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2007 :  21:57:30  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i liked it! i WAS able to see the humor in it (i initially doubted i would). it seems to not try to "teach a lesson", but moreso like it causes the reader to put him-or-herself into the characters' shoes and allow you to better sympathize with and/or criticize them.

good stuff. i don't know if i'll read 'god's little acre' though.

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The King Of Karaoke
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
3759 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2007 :  22:20:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"The Road" on reccomendation from someone I really respect.

Kathryn
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2007 :  22:43:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Half Blood Prince (the 6th Harry Potter) so that I might read the final one before some jerk ruins it for me. Someone already ruined the 6th.
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2007 :  04:11:08  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm still reading "Mythologies" by Roland Barthes, which is very very very interesting on various levels, but I've also read some good comics since the last post:










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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2007 :  04:18:14  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
oh, and of course:



one of the best books I've read this year






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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

4698 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2007 :  04:20:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


"Idiot" is just her sig.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2007 :  06:43:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm reading this, on recommendation from kfs, who has led me wrong on books only once. It's about a paranoid schizophrenic and her journey into and out of madness, written by her and the people around her. It's disturbing but excellent.





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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

4698 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2007 :  10:21:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

The Half Blood Prince (the 6th Harry Potter) so that I might read the final one before some jerk ruins it for me. Someone already ruined the 6th.



are you excited about the 7th book?

SNAPE IS GOOD!

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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11520 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2007 :  10:25:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NO, Snape reveals himself to be a German terrorist and takes Hogwarths hostage. Then Harry dons a white vest....

"I hate how the reptile dreams it's a mammal. Scaley monster: be what you are!!" - Erebus.
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kelladwella
= Cult of Ray =

Germany
729 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2007 :  03:40:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cassandra is

oh, and of course:



one of the best books I've read this year

That's a great graphic novel! Years ago I read the first eight single issues.

So it's finished. Does it have a proper ending?
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11520 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  12:16:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Finished this the other night, pretty engrossing.



Also reading this at the moment, it was a Christmas prezzie from my bro and sis years ago! And I kind of finished Tolkien's The Silmarillion, just haven't gotten around to reading the notes/indexes yet!

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2941 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  12:21:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is engrossing. I doubt I'll have time to finish it before the library wants it back, but I'm fascinated by it so far.




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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

4698 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  12:28:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
after posting i was reading maps of time i put it down to read:



which is a great book for anyone interested in evolution.

now i'm back with maps of time.

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The King Of Karaoke
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
3759 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  12:42:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


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jimmy
= Cult of Ray =

USA
876 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  19:12:31  Show Profile  Visit jimmy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My mom just finished 6 Messiahs by Mark Frost, who helped with Twin Peaks, and gave it to me to read.

This book is the sequel to his List of Seven, which I read years ago and liked. Both books are fictionalized storys about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

check out my friend's paintings at http://myspace.com/landspeedsong
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jediroller
* Dog in the Sand *

1718 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  00:19:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Found this at the Oxfam store a few weeks ago (yes, we have an Oxfam store here now).



Awesome! I fuckin' shot this!
"Les Blackolero, y sont forts en sacramant" - Czar | 06/26/2007 | 20:10:34

free music | Blackolero | Frank Black & Pixies Tributes

Edited by - jediroller on 08/28/2007 00:22:46
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  02:14:24  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kelladwella

quote:
Originally posted by cassandra is

oh, and of course:



one of the best books I've read this year

That's a great graphic novel! Years ago I read the first eight single issues.

So it's finished. Does it have a proper ending?



yeah, a kind of proper ending...



pas de bras pas de chocolat
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  02:21:11  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
now:


almost finished... I'm really starting to like it

and


just starting, just starting



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Edited by - cassandra is on 08/28/2007 02:21:28
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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

4698 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  05:04:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
is that the first harry potter book, cassandra?

"Idiot" is just her sig.
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  06:13:19  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yep, indeed: the french translation of the first book (which title has nothing to do with the original title, blame it on our stupid french editors and translators...)



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The Holiday Son
= Quote Accumulator =

France
1970 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  06:51:23  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage  Reply with Quote

As good, if not better than the film.
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  07:19:05  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Holiday Son


As good, if not better than the film.


who-you-know -P.- said that some things were better in the film and some other were better in the books, but that the books were more complete and complex, that said the film was still very good -if not one of the best of this year for the moment.



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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
887 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  10:25:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone else read "The Raw Shark Texts?" I've just started that one.
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Skatealex1
* Dog in the Sand *

1604 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  11:44:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
finished choke the other day-great book

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gyaneshwar
- FB Fan -

194 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  15:41:35  Show Profile  Visit gyaneshwar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
kfs - Raw Shark Texts is - bar none - one of the best books I've read this year. Love it. Let me know what you think about it.
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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
887 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2007 :  06:36:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gyaneshwar

kfs - Raw Shark Texts is - bar none - one of the best books I've read this year. Love it. Let me know what you think about it.


Oh, I will! I'm on Chapter 4 and loving it so far!
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Srisaket
= Cult of Ray =

Thailand
292 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2007 :  07:22:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by The King Of Karaoke



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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2007 :  03:44:01  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote


I've finished the first one last week that I really enjoyed and the second one starts really well



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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2007 :  21:32:03  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
due to overt threadal influence, i have just recently finished THE ROAD and am 150 pages into FIERCE INVALIDS HOME FROM HOT CLIMATES.

the road was great. depressing, dark, and creepy, but great. i was particularly interested in it because mcarthy's the author of the book upon which the new coen brothers film is based. the read was also enhanced because i has reading it while on a camping trip in the boundary waters of minnesota. i was really relating to starting fires, cooking bland food, being cold, being totally alone and away from any civilization, protecting your food from theives (bears, squirrels, pine martins).

now i am really loving the tom robbins book. this is my first tom robbins experience, and i think it's a great start. i love every word of it. i can see how one could easily read this book over and over and never get tired of it!

i also recently read THE GOLDEN COMPASS (aka NORTHERN LIGHTS). holy shit, that was awesome. fucking astounding! there's is no way the movie is going to be anywhere near as good. my wife is on the third book (it's a trilogy, i've only read the first) and is hating it. i think she actually gave up on it! she said the plot is just rubbish. now i'm REALLY interested!

i've been thinking about checking out that FREE WEE MEN book.

i've also been sniffing around DUNE lately. think i might get to it sooner rather than later.

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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2007 :  03:15:09  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote


I must admit it's getting better and better...



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Cheeseman1000
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Iceland
8201 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2007 :  04:27:27  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Soviet Czechoslovakia, here I come.
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The King Of Karaoke
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
3759 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2007 :  13:46:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is quite good and also quite cheap on Amazon.
It's was published in 1974. It's interesting to compare what's in it to where we are at today.
In 1974 it probably seemed completely out there to the average person.


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gyaneshwar
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Posted - 09/18/2007 :  13:49:02  Show Profile  Visit gyaneshwar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Seems like I remember someone was going to start King's The Dark Tower series a few months ago. Homer, was that you? Anyway, I'm four books into it, AND IT ROCKS. Addictive as hell.

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