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post Dec 1 2009, 02:23 AM
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Basically, you can give a description or review of a book you recently finished. I would like it if you did not review/summarize a book that you finished a while back. I'm trying to get first impressions/reflections of books as a whole.

I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The book has great pace. The writing style took some getting used to having heavily fragmented sentences and sometimes hard to follow dialogue, and there are no numbered chapters. But my eyes were wet by the end. The end is a real motherfucker. Nothing in this book seems out of place except the last paragraph. The last paragraph has a nice final metaphor for the whole book; it takes some thinking to fully understand it. I'm not sure if the book had a Christian tone or not... the ending pages really made me doubt that it was secular.

I haven't seen the film adaptation yet. Not sure if I'll get around to it though.


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post Dec 1 2009, 02:30 AM
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The most recent book I've read is Let the Right One In by John Lindqvist. I absolutely loved the book(and the movie as well) and I plan on reading it again sometime next month. I'm going to hate myself for comparing it to this, but its similar to Twilight. However this is about children, both are twelve years old, however the female(well technically androgynous) has been twelve for several hundred years. It's more or less a mature version of Twilight that delves a lot deeper into emotion, relationships, and loneliness rather than focusing on some hot dude thats a vampire that can stand out in the daylight(I hate Twilight). I'd suggest watching the movie forst and if you enjoy it you're bound to enjoy the book even more.


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post Dec 1 2009, 05:16 AM
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The most recent book that I've finished is "The A to Z encyclopedia of Serial Killers" Even though it's not a book with a story, reading all the serial kills from back then really gives you that sense of safety that you truly have in this modern age. Considering the police technology back then weren't great and criminals could get away with almost anything really reflects on how much of an upgrade technology had by each year.

For anyone that's interested in getting it, it's written by Harold Schechter and it's by far the best serial killer book I've seen so far, it covers everything.


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post Dec 1 2009, 06:11 AM
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Harry Potter 7, approximately two years ago.

T'was good.
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post Dec 1 2009, 08:29 AM
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The last book I finished was "Report From Engine Co. 82". It looks at the South Bronx from the view of a firefighter (the books author) during the "war years" when many buildings burned daily and there was much hostility towards emergency services. It's not just about the author and his crew, it also looks at the citizens in a crime-riddled area where murders and arsons were a daily thing. I found it to be a great read with much detail into the author's life inside and outside the job. I also found it to be an amazing tale of the area with numerous individual incidents that were unique and sometimes seemed to be fantasy.

There are other similar books I have started but not completed yet.


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post Dec 1 2009, 09:07 AM
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post Dec 1 2009, 04:32 PM
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Great Gatsby for English Class.

It made me realize how much I hate books...
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post Dec 1 2009, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (Hustler One @ Dec 1 2009, 11:32 AM) *
Great Gatsby for English Class.

It made me realize how much I hate books...


Beats Shakespeare atleast.


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post Dec 1 2009, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Dec 1 2009, 11:38 AM) *
QUOTE (Hustler One @ Dec 1 2009, 11:32 AM) *
Great Gatsby for English Class.

It made me realize how much I hate books...


Beats Shakespeare atleast.

Actually I would much rather read Shakespeare.
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post Dec 1 2009, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE (Hustler One @ Dec 1 2009, 11:39 AM) *
QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Dec 1 2009, 11:38 AM) *
QUOTE (Hustler One @ Dec 1 2009, 11:32 AM) *
Great Gatsby for English Class.

It made me realize how much I hate books...


Beats Shakespeare atleast.

Actually I would much rather read Shakespeare.


You're wierd then. I found Gatsby better than translating old English every sentence. Plus it was a more modern setting.


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post Dec 1 2009, 06:00 PM
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I'm selectively illiterate, so I'll ditto Obs3n3.


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post Dec 1 2009, 06:51 PM
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Just finished reading Homicide A Year On the Killing Streets By David Simon.
Im a fan of the TV Show The Wire so i thought i would read the book which was the inspiration
behind the show.
I would highly recommend it to any fans of The Wire, I found it be an enjoyable read
and a fascinating look at inner city America, Which also managed to keep the black comedy
which The Wire is famous for.

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post Dec 1 2009, 07:14 PM
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one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish... best fucking book ever!!


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Oh, good one. The "you're on the internet so you must have no life" insult isn't moronic or unoriginal at all. You must, without a doubt, be a very important member of society, not at all a waste of the already barely valuable gift of life.

As is the case for everyone who takes issue with people who make them sad on the internet, you are one of two kinds of people:

You are exactly what you claim I am, and that is a lonely, pathetic basement dweller. You life is spent eating eight pounds of junk food per day, masturbating to anything you find online that's even remotely feminine, and wishing you had good looks and social skills. You continue to live with your mother until she dies of a combination of lung cancer and liver failure brought on by the chain-smoking and heavy drinking she used to cope with what a failure you are. Your mother mercifully dead and free of the living embodiment of failure she regretfully thrust from her loins, the bills start to pile up and you, unemployed and unable to pay these bills (of course), lose the house and everything in it. Somehow even more of a failure than you already were, you wander from place to place eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in your own filth until you finally die of AIDS, which you contracted from a diseased whore you scrounged up enough money to pay for, so you could finally lose your virginity while at the same time pretending that your mother was back in your life.

Or:

You are the type who was an athlete in high school, who was genetically doomed to be an idiot but managed to finish school and even get a college scholarship because you were so good at a worthless children's game. You went off to college with a suitcase full of polo shirts and condoms, the polo shirts, because you're a douche, and the condoms to prevent you from impregnating the dim-witted young college girls whom you could never touch without the aid of Rohypnol, a drug you refer to as "roofies" because you can neither spell or pronounce Rohypnol. You scrape by with borderline D's for the next four years, and leave the campus to go out into the real world where your realize you're not intelligent or talented enough to do anything of value with your life. Misery and minimum wage ensues for thirty years, then you blow your brains out, and your corpse, alone and forgotten, is not discovered until the smell of rotting flesh seeps under your door and your bodily fluids finally soak through the floor of your studio apartment and into the room below you. Your body is cremated, the ashes scraped into a garbage bin because there was no one in your life who valued you enough to pay for a casket, funeral, or burial plot.

You're undoubtedly one of the two, otherwise you would have better things to do than complain about the theme of a forum that doesn't care about anything you have to say.
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post Dec 1 2009, 07:32 PM
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Rum Punch, the book that the movie Jackie Brown is based on if you know it.

An airline stewardess, a bail bondsman, a gun runner, an ex-con, a ATF agent, and a beach bunny are all after a half million in cash.

Lying and cheating and killing the others to get it. Very good book. smile.gif


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post Dec 1 2009, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (OptimumPx @ Dec 1 2009, 02:32 PM) *
Rum Punch, the book that the movie Jackie Brown is based on if you know it.

An airline stewardess, a bail bondsman, a gun runner, an ex-con, a ATF agent, and a beach bunny are all after a half million in cash.

Lying and cheating and killing the others to get it. Very good book. smile.gif

very good movie as well... i think it's tarintino's 2nd best movie, behind pulp fiction of course smile.gif...


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QUOTE (Massacre @ Mar 15 2011, 01:24 AM) *
Oh, good one. The "you're on the internet so you must have no life" insult isn't moronic or unoriginal at all. You must, without a doubt, be a very important member of society, not at all a waste of the already barely valuable gift of life.

As is the case for everyone who takes issue with people who make them sad on the internet, you are one of two kinds of people:

You are exactly what you claim I am, and that is a lonely, pathetic basement dweller. You life is spent eating eight pounds of junk food per day, masturbating to anything you find online that's even remotely feminine, and wishing you had good looks and social skills. You continue to live with your mother until she dies of a combination of lung cancer and liver failure brought on by the chain-smoking and heavy drinking she used to cope with what a failure you are. Your mother mercifully dead and free of the living embodiment of failure she regretfully thrust from her loins, the bills start to pile up and you, unemployed and unable to pay these bills (of course), lose the house and everything in it. Somehow even more of a failure than you already were, you wander from place to place eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in your own filth until you finally die of AIDS, which you contracted from a diseased whore you scrounged up enough money to pay for, so you could finally lose your virginity while at the same time pretending that your mother was back in your life.

Or:

You are the type who was an athlete in high school, who was genetically doomed to be an idiot but managed to finish school and even get a college scholarship because you were so good at a worthless children's game. You went off to college with a suitcase full of polo shirts and condoms, the polo shirts, because you're a douche, and the condoms to prevent you from impregnating the dim-witted young college girls whom you could never touch without the aid of Rohypnol, a drug you refer to as "roofies" because you can neither spell or pronounce Rohypnol. You scrape by with borderline D's for the next four years, and leave the campus to go out into the real world where your realize you're not intelligent or talented enough to do anything of value with your life. Misery and minimum wage ensues for thirty years, then you blow your brains out, and your corpse, alone and forgotten, is not discovered until the smell of rotting flesh seeps under your door and your bodily fluids finally soak through the floor of your studio apartment and into the room below you. Your body is cremated, the ashes scraped into a garbage bin because there was no one in your life who valued you enough to pay for a casket, funeral, or burial plot.

You're undoubtedly one of the two, otherwise you would have better things to do than complain about the theme of a forum that doesn't care about anything you have to say.
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post Dec 1 2009, 10:22 PM
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I really enjoyed reading Lovejoy on Football. Very funny, couldnt put it down.


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QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Dec 1 2009, 11:45 AM) *
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Great Gatsby for English Class.

It made me realize how much I hate books...


Beats Shakespeare atleast.

Actually I would much rather read Shakespeare.


You're wierd then. I found Gatsby better than translating old English every sentence. Plus it was a more modern setting.

I really have no trouble understanding Shakespeare. The synopsis before every scene made it much easier to understand foreign words. With Gatsby I thought it was really boring unless someone was there explaining all the hidden themes and symbols.
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The Vampire's Assistant, Darren Shan. Pretty decent books. They've made the first two into a movie. I like fiction books, especially about vampires. Haven't got round to reading Twilight yet.


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post Dec 8 2009, 12:16 AM
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Reading mostly Jeremy Clarkson books at the moment, but looking for better books to read with a story rather than Newspaper articles.


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