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#1 supermario

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:08 PM

i know we had a book thread once before...but im too lazy to go find and bump it so im making a new one :)

i just started reading...Everville by Clive Barker (cause of Clive Barkers Undying, hehe) so far its pretty strange, only read about 10 pages though so it should get better ^^

also....Into the Void is out! (i think thats what i was called) the 3rd book in the Sovreign Strone Trilogy by M.Weis and T.Hickman....the first 2 books were freeking fantastic, i cant wait till i can get my dirty mitts on the finale :twisted:

so whats everyone reading...or uh thinking about one day reading because you havent quite learnt yet? XXD
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 02:56 PM

ive been hitting andy mcnab novels...
however i havent seen one in a few weeks, got sick of reading.
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 02:59 PM

well, I'm reading what I said i would, Flash Jackson - as the 3 book from eddies bastard. Not the same story though, Ive only read two chapters.
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:56 PM

Dude is clive barkers undying a book?

has ne1 read "romance of the 3 kingdoms" cuz it sposed to b about dynasty warriors
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:58 PM

Clive Barker is a horror writer, writing many fictional tales of horror, psychological and supernatural

And the Romacn of the Three Kingdoms is from Classical Japan, Mythology I believe, it's what a lot of Japanese ancient styled stuff is based on.
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:11 PM

yeh i just randomly saw CLIVE BARKER down the side of a book while i was walking to the fantasty section at the libary so i grabbed it....im at like 80 pages in now and its gotten interesting, so i think ill finsih reading it :)
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:05 PM

If you want some good sci-fi/fantasy novels, read pretty much any book by Orson Scott Card, they're all bloody awesome (except for his novellas). He's writing/written all of the storyline, dialogue, and whatever for the up and coming Xbox RPG, Advent Rising, which looks pretty awesome too 8)
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:36 PM

i think i did read something of his and didnt like it...O_o

i havent heard about advent rising for like 5 months, maybe more :)

what sort of fantasy he write? cause i dont really like space fantasy and sh*t like that, i prefer medieval fantasy

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ha, just noticed you said sci-fi...so yeh i probally wouldnt like it

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:33 AM

He's pretty diverse, so not all sci-fi but mostly. The only series that comes to mind is one called 'The Tales of Alvin Maker', which is like 1800's America, so that's hardly medieval and I doubt you'd like it anyway from the sounds of it. It's kinda weird though coz he writes like a hick in those books :? but not in any others
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Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:25 PM

I never read Sci-Fi and I hardly touch fantasy.

I read horror or horror fantasy.

At the moment I am reading Salems Lot by Stephen King.
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Posted 11 February 2004 - 03:41 PM

YAY!!!

just got me a copy of, Journey into the Void by M.Weis and T.Hickman (possibly my favoirte authors these days...)

its the last of a trilogy....its gonna be sweet!!

*goes and starts to read its goodness*
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Posted 11 February 2004 - 07:01 PM

ill warn you all now... dont read "bravo two zero" by andy mcnab.

IT IS HIS WORST WORK even if its the book that made him famous.
I read it and it seemed to be one big excuse for his f*** ups in iraq :x
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Posted 11 February 2004 - 08:14 PM

Bravo Two Zero was good, funny story

Read Salems Lot you fools, Vampires own
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Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:54 PM

Read "communism" by Karl Marx

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:57 PM

Read "communism" by Karl Marx

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marx is a pimp daddy :D Lennin and Stalin pwnz him though :D well sept for been smart...those two were kinda idiots ^^
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:53 PM

I started reading Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman on Thursday, it's absolutely incredible, so much so that I went out and bought Volume 2 and 3 of the trilogy.

Some books improve with age--the age of the reader, that is. Such is certainly the case with Philip Pullman's heroic, at times heart-wrenching novel, The Golden Compass, a story ostensibly for children but one perhaps even better appreciated by adults. The protagonist of this complex fantasy is young Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Oxford University. But it quickly becomes clear that Lyra's Oxford is not precisely like our own--nor is her world. For one thing, people there each have a personal dæmon, the manifestation of their soul in animal form. For another, hers is a universe in which science, theology, and magic are closely allied:

As for what experimental theology was, Lyra had no more idea than the urchins. She had formed the notion that it was concerned with magic, with the movements of the stars and planets, with tiny particles of matter, but that was guesswork, really. Probably the stars had dæmons just as humans did, and experimental theology involved talking to them.

Not that Lyra spends much time worrying about it; what she likes best is "clambering over the College roofs with Roger the kitchen boy who was her particular friend, to spit plum stones on the heads of passing Scholars or to hoot like owls outside a window where a tutorial was going on, or racing through the narrow streets, or stealing apples from the market, or waging war." But Lyra's carefree existence changes forever when she and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, first prevent an assassination attempt against her uncle, the powerful Lord Asriel, and then overhear a secret discussion about a mysterious entity known as Dust. Soon she and Pan are swept up in a dangerous game involving disappearing children, a beautiful woman with a golden monkey dæmon, a trip to the far north, and a set of allies ranging from "gyptians" to witches to an armor-clad polar bear.

In The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman has written a masterpiece that transcends genre. It is a children's book that will appeal to adults, a fantasy novel that will charm even the most hardened realist. Best of all, the author doesn't speak down to his audience, nor does he pull his punches; there is genuine terror in this book, and heartbreak, betrayal, and loss. There is also love, loyalty, and an abiding morality that infuses the story but never overwhelms it. This is one of those rare novels that one wishes would never end. Fortunately, its sequel, The Subtle Knife, will help put off that inevitability for a while longer.


I just found out that there's a short story novel set after the trilogy, and potentially a new series to follow.

A movie is pre-production too with filming set to begin tomorrow (stars Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman and the gorgeous Eva Green).
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:32 PM

I've been trying to catch up on my English readings. I finished Henry James's Turn Of The Screw and I'm half way through L.A. Confidential.

L.A. Confidential is pretty awesome. James Ellroy's style is sparse, fast paced and gritty as f***. It's the definitive crime novel of our generation, and I'm enjoying it a lot. I'm half way through, and I really want to make time to finish it - I'm interested to see the movie now too.
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:44 PM

im reading . . . The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy. I'm not sure who an ordinary person is but this is the kind of book you would leave on the coffee table because its 99% fluff. boo. its short though.

also have waiting to be read,

people - people - people - doesn't have an author because its a collection of essasys or speeches done during the 1997 Third National Conference in good ol Palmerston North.

yeah.

i read a really good book called 'Human Cargo' the other day, can't remember the author, carolyn someone. XXD
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:07 AM

im reading the zero hour by Joseph Finder, and re-reading Terry Prachetts 'Jingo", i also lately aquiured his 'johnny' trilogy, so ill give that a knock when I have the time (which im lacking these days :king:)
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:38 AM

I was going to start reading "The Shining" but instead I started reading "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells.
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