Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:08 PM
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
Posted 03 February 2004 - 02:56 PM
however i havent seen one in a few weeks, got sick of reading.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 02:59 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:56 PM
has ne1 read "romance of the 3 kingdoms" cuz it sposed to b about dynasty warriors
Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:58 PM
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.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:36 PM
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
ha, just noticed you said sci-fi...so yeh i probally wouldnt like it
Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:33 AM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:25 PM
I read horror or horror fantasy.
At the moment I am reading Salems Lot by Stephen King.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 03:41 PM
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*
Posted 11 February 2004 - 07:01 PM
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
Posted 11 February 2004 - 08:14 PM
Read Salems Lot you fools, Vampires own
Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:57 PM
Read "communism" by Karl Marx
marx is a pimp daddy Lennin and Stalin pwnz him though well sept for been smart...those two were kinda idiots ^^
Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:53 PM
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).
Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:32 PM
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.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:44 PM
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.
i read a really good book called 'Human Cargo' the other day, can't remember the author, carolyn someone. XXD
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