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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2010, 10:40:45 PM »
No, nobody is bitten. Dracula DOES however produce a second vampire in the events before the story, and she has her own little part in it all, abducting little children and biting them. (they suffer no real harm though.)

Oh no, the highlight is when Dracula himself pays Holmes and Watson a visit to threaten them to desist. Its like a staring contest between the two. (and although Holmes DOES maintain his usual calm disposition and actually pretty much wave Dracula off like it's no big thing, it DOES unnerve him.)

Old Professor Van Helsing makes an appearance as well in this.
I must find that in my local book store. Sounds like a jolly good time of a read!

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2010, 10:57:23 PM »
Today, I picked up Japan: It's History and culture and Confessions of a Yakuza. I ordered some Japanese History books from Right Stuf, but they weren't carrying them any longer  >_<.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2010, 11:41:36 PM »
I'm starting to read Desperation by Stephan King.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2010, 12:07:03 AM »
I must find that in my local book store. Sounds like a jolly good time of a read!
Dunno if they'll have it... It was a 1978 book, later republished in 2000.
You could probably find it online more likely.
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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2010, 01:42:58 AM »
Vampire Hunter D, Book 4: Tale of the Dead Town.

just to remind/inform anyone who's confused.  D is originally a novel series (and is selling well in the NA.) before Books 1 and 3 got adapted to movies, and later books 1-4 got adapted to manga.

Just so everyone knows.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2010, 04:38:59 AM »
Dunno if they'll have it... It was a 1978 book, later republished in 2000.
You could probably find it online more likely.
Hmmmmm, good idea, but I MUST read this story of epic proportions!

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2010, 10:13:38 AM »
Spider Man: Carnage in New York

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2010, 10:53:06 AM »
Spider Man: Carnage in New York

Are you reading it to this music?   8D


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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2010, 09:01:30 AM »
About 2/3 the way through Incarceron and intend to start reading Shutter Island soon.

I'm also noticing a pattern with the latest books on my reading list.  Death Troopers, Incarceron, and Shutter Island all take place within prison/asylum settings.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2010, 11:51:26 PM »
"Lord Of the Rings" The Fellowship of the ring, because I heard it was what gave birth to most fantasy mages and elves and dwarfs.
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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2010, 01:14:19 AM »
The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham  Because I like vintage superhero pulp.

I'm also looking through The Science of Aliens.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2010, 05:45:42 AM »
The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
Currently on Book Nine: Winter's Heart
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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2010, 11:12:42 PM »
I'll warn you now that Crossroads of Twilight (the book after Winter's Heart) is very bland. Knife of Dreams is good though, and The Gathering Storm packed with cover-to-cover plot progression!

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2010, 06:09:18 AM »
Re-reading The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury and 2001 by Clarke. Ordering Megamix Vol. 1 tomorrow.

Some all time favorites are the Dune series, Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Running with Scissors, The Heart of Darkness, Red Mars, Slaughter House Five, Sirens of Titan, Julius Caesar, The Illiad, The Odyssey, Sin City Vol. 1, Frankenstein, The Eddas...I'm sure there's more but I can't think of any. Also need to read Plato's Republic...can't get enough of his Five Dialogues with Socrates.
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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #64 on: March 22, 2010, 05:37:54 AM »
Reading Neuromancer currently, along with The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham and X-Wing: Rogue Squadron.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2010, 02:37:05 AM »
I just finished reading Freakonomics, and all I can say is holy [parasitic bomb].

This book probes into the economic aspect that underlies common aspects of our lives and explains how and to what extent they affect us. Good stuff.

I put on my [twin slasher] face.

I also go by Spectro D., Idylleaus, Malabar, and Dumb-bit Twofuck.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2010, 06:35:40 PM »
I'm currently reading Carpe Jugulum from the Discworld series.
Great book, altough I'm reading it slowly.
It's a story about vampires (the more traditional kind, unlike the ones from TWIDERP) fighting Witches.
I suggest that you guys read it. srsly.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #67 on: August 08, 2010, 08:11:52 PM »
I was hoping this topic'd come back.

I've been reading/have read:

The Grapes of Wrath - A story of the Joad family travelling from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression in hope of finding work, like hundredes of other families that worked on farms

The Moon is Down - A rather short novelette about a small village invaded and captured by enemy soldiers in WII. It particularly goes into detail on the thoughts and motivations of the enemy.

To Kill a Mocking Bird - If you haven't at least heard of this novel than I have no hope for you.

The Pastures of Heaven - See below

And currently reading The Wayward Bus - Just started it, can't really summarize.

Of all the above, I probably enjoyed The Pastures of Heaven the most. It's a collection of 12 interrelated stories taking place in a California Valley with the same name as the novel. It tells of various inhabitant's problems, their hopes and dreams, and how they often come crashing down. It's generally rather depressing, as was all the other books I read by this author, John Steinbeck, but for whatever reason it was still a really good read.

Once I'm finished The Wayward Bus, I'll probably go and reread The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, so that I can nitpick every minuscule detail of the film adaptation when it comes out.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2010, 08:41:58 PM »
I'll probably go and reread The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, so that I can nitpick every minuscule detail of the film adaptation when it comes out.
It'll be interesting to see the Caspian actor cry then run into his room.
But what about A Horse And his Boy? There was plenty of action there.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2010, 08:47:19 PM »
But what about A Horse And his Boy? There was plenty of action there.
Not enough for their standards I guess.

Besides, The Horse and His Boy has little relevance to the rest of the series, just being more of a side-story. It was only mentioned briefly in The Silver Chair and The Last Battle. But even then knowledge of the book itself really wasn't needed in both instances. The first time was just a poet reading the story of Cor (doesn't actually say it, just says he reads it), while the characters themselves make a brief cameo and the end of The Last Battle, but have no actual interaction. Hell, The Magician's Nephew, which was just an "introduction" and last book to be written has more importance to the rest of the series, especially in the ending of The Last Battle.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #70 on: August 09, 2010, 04:02:54 AM »
I'm re-reading Ulysses for the fifth time.

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2011, 10:11:01 AM »
Let's see, what have I finished reading since this topic was last active?  In no particular order...

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Shadows in the Asylum: The Case Files of Dr. Charles Marsh
Rogue Planet (stopped because it just plain sucked)
The Bug Wars

Posted on: August 11, 2010, 04:02:24 AM
Yes, I am reviving this.  I may just sticky this...

Anywho, I am about halfway through Red Harvest by Joe Schrieber.  I'm enjoying it alot.  It's atmospheric and the characterization is good.  It's a prequel to Death Troopers and has given some more insight into the catalyst of the events from that book.  It also is another example of Schreiber's extensive medical knowledge. 

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Re: What are you Reading.
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2011, 01:00:08 AM »
Holy Necropost.

Let's see. I'm not much of a reader, but recently I got into books. Nothing too heavy. Mostly fantasy novels and such.

Started reading the Witcher series and I'm reading the Conan series at the same time. Really good stuff.

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« Reply #73 on: March 23, 2011, 01:02:06 AM »
I've started reading the collected works of Franz Kafka again. The Process is still the best metaphor for a broken judicial system that I've ever heard of.

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« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2011, 01:06:45 AM »
Oh yeah, when I'm done with The Witcher and Conan I wanted to pick up some real oldies.

Namely Homer's Odyssey