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    The Lucky One, by Nicholas Sparks. I'm a huge sucker for romance novels :b

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    Using my (now several days ago passed) birthday as a pretense, I went and bought three more of the Vampire Hunter D novels by Hideyki Kikuchi to add to my collection.

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    A little bit of opinion where it's unnecessary (for example, the writers felt the need to digress a bit to speculate what made Amos and Andy so successful with black audiences; and given what they wrote, I kinda doubt any of the writers were black themselves), but still interesting. This is a really cool series.

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    Just finished, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    I thought it was great although I will say that it got entirely way to depressing around 80% of the way through. Depressing to the point where its almost physically daunting to go on O_o

    But the book prior to that point was fantastic!

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    Interesting to see a reading thread on an art site. But I just posted this on a writing forum so I'll stick it in here too. Try to contribute more and all that.

    Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy. Doesn't grip me the way The Road did - I read that in a single night and couldnt put it down - but it's a cool as fuck read just the same. It's like a written version of all my favourite Clint Eastwood westerns rolled into one but with oh so much more horror and blood.

    Not for the fainthearted.

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    1984 by george orwell
    game of thrones george r.r martin


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    clash of kings george r.r martin
    perdido street station china merville
    the simarillion jr r tolken
    fahrenheit 451 ray bradbury

    does anyone know some othe rgood fictions to read for inspiration and a good story

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    "Doesn't grip me the way The Road did - I read that in a single night and couldnt put it down"

    same, i enjoyed it a lot.
    the flash, and immediately filling up the bath tub, wow.

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    I'm on the last book of the Dark Tower series...

    The Dark Tower VII

    Read everyone up to this one including Wind through the Keyhole.
    Listened to them all on audiobook

    Amazing series, so sad the story is coming to an end for me. Highly reccomend the Dark Tower series for all readers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    same, i enjoyed it a lot.
    Coolio, what did you think of the film they did of it with Viggo Mortensen as the father?

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    I'm on the last book of the Dark Tower series...

    Amazing series, so sad the story is coming to an end for me. Highly reccomend the Dark Tower series for all readers.
    I never have managed to finish that series. I'm up to book three, I think, but keep getting distracted by other stuff. And for a long time, people kept disparaging it so I kind of lost my enthusiam (I know, I shouldnt be so easily influenced, oops). You're the third person in as many weeks though, to recommend it so I'm definitely going to get back to it.

    Right after I finish my latest detour into rereading the Illuminatus trilogy, after about twenty years of having completely forgotten it existed. It's even crazier than I remember. Hehe.

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    The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

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    Reading : The Time Machine By H.G. Wells
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    Being really passionate about something would mean coming back to it again and again and again even though half the time it's frustrating or grueling or yes, even tedious... When there's something you just can't let go of in spite of the fact that it's driving you nuts most of the time.
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    i haven't posted here in awhile!
    glad to see it bumped.

    just finished:
    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy (2nd time reading it)
    Snow Crash

    hung up on:
    book 4 game of thrones... i'm sorry but i just dont give a fuck. why are you focusing on characters that i hate martin? you realize i've read 2 books while taking breaks from book 4? what the hell man... i'll finish it, eventually. but damn dude.

    currently reading:
    book 4 game of thrones (grrr)
    enders game (yay!)

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    Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby

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    I would reccomend some books that I've read ages ago, but still

    Dune, by Frank Herbert. The first book at least is awesome science fiction.
    Amber, by Roger Zelazny. Weird fantasy, but I remember it was great. Read it 10 years ago.
    probably should read it again sometime.
    The dragonbone chair, by Tad Williams. Great fantasy series.
    The death gate cycle, by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. Awesome fantasy, with Haplo and Albert.
    Terry Pratchett's discworld novels. Fantasy fun. All of them. Great, slapstick, dry british humour.
    A total chaotic ride, with a somewhat hidden central plot however.

    "...it had the serene look in it's eyes of a creature that realizes it's a tube on legs..." ~ Terry Pratchett

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    I'm curious to read Dune. I read the first Discworld book (Color of Magic, I think?) but it just wasn't for me. Never heard of the others you mentioned Harm, but I did read the Dragonlance books by Hickman and Weis, like a thousand years ago, lol. I loved the Twins trilogy at the time but it all seems a tad camp looking back now.

    I'm currently reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. It's awesome. It basically tries to explain thoroughly yet concisely why different cultures developed different levels of technology. It's a great mix of history and anthropology and is wonderfully written.

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    Finishing up the hobbit about to get started on A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K Dick

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    I have recently read A farewell to arms by Hemmingway; initially I found his style of writing impenetrable, but with perseverance, I was able to not only finish the book but also enjoy his work.
    I would also recommend any of the short stories collections by D.H Lawrence, and although it has been sometime since reading, Memoirs of a Geisha could be described as the best book I have read to date.

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    "Brigadier Gerard" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I like it -dare I say it- more than I like the Sherlock Holmes stories! It's a collection of short stories about a French soldier in the Napoleonic Wars who is sort of an anti-Flashman: the bravest and best-looking soldier in the whole French army (or so he says).

    The book has such warmth that I had to buy it right away after I read a few lines at random at the bookstore. It's a pity that his wonderful book is obscured by Sherlock Holmes (one of my favourites), few people bother to adventure deeper into Mr. Doyle's writing.

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    I'm currently reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. It's awesome. It basically tries to explain thoroughly yet concisely why different cultures developed different levels of technology. It's a great mix of history and anthropology and is wonderfully written.
    That sounds really great! I've just finished "The World's Religions" by Houston Smith which was really awe-inspiring. I might get this one next!

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    I just finished The Eye of God by James Rollins (an amazing author, if you've not read him before)

    and am now working through The Happiness Advantage (which has so far been very enlightening).

    I'm also trying to get in a chapter or two of the Bible each night before bed, because I feel like I'm finally at a point in my life where I can understand it and it's finally not so confusing. Of course it helps to be reading it in a more "plain English" translation.

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    I'm currently reading it's no good by kirill medvedev:

    my friend misha
    published an article in the magazine afisha
    but under someone else’s name
    that is they combined his text
    with someone else’s
    (albeit with his permission)
    when misha sent them an email
    asking if he would receive
    any payment,
    the magazine sent back a one-word answer—
    “no”;
    misha told me about this
    and I was furious.
    I said to misha
    that if afisha
    did that to me
    I’d burn all my bridges
    and in fact I’d call them on the phone
    and tell them very clearly what I thought of them
    and their mothers,
    so as to get at least
    a little bit of satisfaction
    from the whole affair;
    but misha is smart and patient;
    he probably even figured out
    some way
    to turn this whole incident to his advantage;
    misha is going to do everything right
    in this life,
    whereas I’m going to continue sitting here
    deep in shit
    with my principles.


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    I'm currently reading it's no good by kirill medvedev:

    my friend misha
    published an article in the magazine afisha
    but under someone else’s name
    that is they combined his text
    with someone else’s
    (albeit with his permission)
    when misha sent them an email
    asking if he would receive
    any payment,
    the magazine sent back a one-word answer—
    “no”;
    misha told me about this
    and I was furious.
    I said to misha
    that if afisha
    did that to me
    I’d burn all my bridges
    and in fact I’d call them on the phone
    and tell them very clearly what I thought of them
    and their mothers,
    so as to get at least
    a little bit of satisfaction
    from the whole affair;
    but misha is smart and patient;
    he probably even figured out
    some way
    to turn this whole incident to his advantage;
    misha is going to do everything right
    in this life,
    whereas I’m going to continue sitting here
    deep in shit
    with my principles.


    Trans. Keith Gessen

    source and more poetry from him: http://nplusonemag.com/four-poems-from-it-s-no-good


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    Let's see,

    1984
    hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (A reread and I'm on the last part of 'So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish'
    Good Omens
    The Name of the wind
    an occurrence at owl creek bridge

    Formerly Ultimatum.

    A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
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    recently finished:

    Krampus by Brom
    Dreams of Steel by Glen Cook

    currently reading;
    Spine of the World by R.A. Salvatore

    also got two hand me (artbooks/catalogs) downs;
    degas and more
    the history of art
    fare bit of txt in each . . .

    i usally just read on the train on the way home after work so in snippets, its funny because i feel like i absorb more visually processing a few pages at a time rather than rushing
    thru the entirety of what ever im reading, any body elses thoughts on this????

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    I'm reading Mists of Avalon (Best book I've read in months, the women in those books are completely palpable) and Ranger's Apprentice

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