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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:02 pm

Got Breaking Dawn!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby S'presso » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:05 pm

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:37 am

Aww, and I liked Clan of the Cave Bear. I also liked the second and third boks, but after that it gets really dull.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:12 am

pieces o'nine wrote:
Capellini wrote:Clan of the Cave Bear makes me want to kill people.

But only after you do "exhaustive" research on period methods to do so, then drag them along through nine thousand pages of written description about every aspect of the archaic technique, and what you think about it, and what they think about it, and what the next tribe over thinks about it, and... at which point they will be grateful if you just kill them and get it over with, already.

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Er...I think I'll give that one a miss then. Do they do any cave painting in it? I like cave paintings.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:28 am

black bart wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:
Capellini wrote:Clan of the Cave Bear makes me want to kill people.

But only after you do "exhaustive" research on period methods to do so, then drag them along through nine thousand pages of written description about every aspect of the archaic technique, and what you think about it, and what they think about it, and what the next tribe over thinks about it, and... at which point they will be grateful if you just kill them and get it over with, already.

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Er...I think I'll give that one a miss then. Do they do any cave painting in it? I like cave paintings.


The premise is pretty much 'what if we totally ignore all collected knowledge about Neanderthals and human prehistory and just write a soft-core porn novel, that of course assumes our readers don't have any of the knowledge we're ignoring. Oh, WAIT! If our readers DON'T know any of the real stuff, and we write this like it is plausible, maybe they will believe us and we can do serious damage to respected schools of thought and legitimate researchers!'
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:10 pm

black bart wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:
Capellini wrote:Clan of the Cave Bear makes me want to kill people.

But only after you do "exhaustive" research on period methods to do so, then drag them along through nine thousand pages of written description about every aspect of the archaic technique, and what you think about it, and what they think about it, and what the next tribe over thinks about it, and... at which point they will be grateful if you just kill them and get it over with, already.

:wink:


Er...I think I'll give that one a miss then. Do they do any cave painting in it? I like cave paintings.


The main characters do get in a bit of cave painting, ivory carving, and amulet stringing in between hopping in and out of various 'sleeping furs'.


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby WelshRarePasta » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:37 pm

Finished my Pratchett binge, now on to my yearly Christopher Moore binge! So, today we have, let's see...

Practical Demonkeeping, the novel that convinced me that American writers could be funny and intelligent rather than pompous and depressing. A must read for anyone with a sense of humour.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:41 pm

Done Breaking Dawn.

Awesome. GreenRain22 was incorrect. I loved it as much as New Moon, if not more.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:59 am

Finally finished reading 'Love in the Time of Cholera' but you're probably all sick of me going on about it by now so I'll shut up.

Great article in my BBC history magazine about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid though. If there's one thing I find even more fascinating than pirates it's the real stories of the Wild West.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:17 am

Reading Book 5 of WoT: The Fires of Heaven, or something like that.

Reading Wheel of Time is like eating a hamburger the size of an office building, filled with millions upon millions of different ingredients. Often, you can't remember what you've eaten, and have to search through the records of every single tastebud to remember what you've eaten.

Hmm.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:25 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Often, you can't remember what you've eaten, and have to search through the records of every single tastebud to remember what you've eaten

It gets worse as you go on. I quit reading and am waiting for the last book before I read the latest one. I got real tired of waiting 3-4 years between books and forgetting all the things/people/events that were going on, then having to reread the monstrosity.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:28 am

Rainswept wrote:
Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Often, you can't remember what you've eaten, and have to search through the records of every single tastebud to remember what you've eaten

It gets worse as you go on. I quit reading and am waiting for the last book before I read the latest one. I got real tired of waiting 3-4 years between books and forgetting all the things/people/events that were going on, then having to reread the monstrosity.

The last book comes out next year. He's got a ghost writer doing it, since he's dead and all.

In fact, I like the series. It's been a while since I read anything with real meat. (Pun not intended.)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:54 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Reading Book 5 of WoT: The Fires of Heaven, or something like that.

Reading Wheel of Time is like eating a hamburger the size of an office building, filled with millions upon millions of different ingredients. Often, you can't remember what you've eaten, and have to search through the records of every single tastebud to remember what you've eaten.

Hmm.


That sounds like a really good hamburger though.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:34 am

black bart wrote:
Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Reading Book 5 of WoT: The Fires of Heaven, or something like that.

Reading Wheel of Time is like eating a hamburger the size of an office building, filled with millions upon millions of different ingredients. Often, you can't remember what you've eaten, and have to search through the records of every single tastebud to remember what you've eaten.

Hmm.


That sounds like a really good hamburger though.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:32 am

Prozac Nation, by Elizabeth Wurtzel.
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