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#41 fleung22

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:36 AM

Finished 'Asia Future Shock' by Michael Backman and going through 'Good to Great' by Jim CollinsOutside of that most of my reading is newspapers and magazines.I don't even know if I belong in this thread.


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Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:24 AM

I've been pretty lax on my fiction reading lately. I've got "All the Pretty Horses" and I plan (hope) to start it soon.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:42 AM

Love You Forever and Primary Colors
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:59 AM

Just finished A Farewell to Arms and I'm now deciding whether to continue down the Hemingway path with For Whom the Bell Tolls or jump over to Faulkner with The Sound and the Fury.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:08 PM

View PostDinkDonk, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 3:59 PM, said:

Just finished A Farewell to Arms and I'm now deciding whether to continue down the Hemingway path with For Whom the Bell Tolls or jump over to Faulkner with The Sound and the Fury.
I prefer the Hemingway short stories to anything else he wrote.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:27 PM

View PostMercury69, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 1:08 PM, said:

I prefer the Hemingway short stories to anything else he wrote.
Old man and the sea might be the perfect short story.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:37 PM

The Bible

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:13 PM

View PostDinkDonk, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 3:59 PM, said:

Just finished A Farewell to Arms and I'm now deciding whether to continue down the Hemingway path with For Whom the Bell Tolls or jump over to Faulkner with The Sound and the Fury.
You need to read everything Hemingway."The Sun Also Rises" being my favorite."The Old Man and the Sea" being a masterpiece.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:16 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 2:13 PM, said:

You need to read everything Hemingway."The Sun Also Rises" being my favorite."The Old Man and the Sea" being a masterpiece.
American Psycho> The sun also rises.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:19 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 6:16 PM, said:

American Psycho> The sun also rises.
fine, i'll read it.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:22 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 3:19 PM, said:

fine, i'll read it.
I mean, it's fine if you don't really read, not to read it.. but if you like the movie, and you also like to read sht like Hemingway, you would absolutely love it, I think. Plus, it's always nice to read something that was written, you know, within the last 60 years.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:26 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 6:22 PM, said:

I mean, it's fine if you don't really read, not to read it.. but if you like the movie, and you also like to read sht like Hemingway, you would absolutely love it, I think. Plus, it's always nice to read something that was written, you know, within the last 60 years.
I read in spurts. I just have a lot of reading to do right now for school, but since I never do it, I should have time for this.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:43 PM

No love for Faulkner? I suppose I will continue with Hemingway. But I have to say, "As I Lay Dying" might be my favorite novel of all time.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:54 PM

View Postking_tanner, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 12:25 PM, said:

Same here. Next one should be awesome if he is taking so much time on it.I'm into all the fantasy sci/fi stuff also. I'm currently reading Chainfire which is the 10th book in the Sword of Truth series. I really like this series.
OMG, please never say you like Terry Goodkind. How can you read GRRM and even handle reading that crap Goodkind puts out? Sigh, knowing people like his books puts me on tilt. :club: However, this might interest you: http://www.legendoftheseeker.com/ . Anyone that enjoys fantasy should check out Steven Erikson's Malazan series, or failing that, R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. Erikson is a bit wordy (originally not released in the US because the publisher felt it was too 'intelligent' for Americans), but his world building is second to none.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:26 PM

View PostPMJackson21, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 3:54 PM, said:

OMG, please never say you like Terry Goodkind. How can you read GRRM and even handle reading that crap Goodkind puts out? Sigh, knowing people like his books puts me on tilt. :club: However, this might interest you: http://www.legendoftheseeker.com/ .
I understand its not as good as Song of Ice and Fire, but I've got to read other stuff while I wait years and years before the new book comes out. The last Goodkind books definitely don't stack up to the earlier books in the series, but I can't stop midseries. Why the hate for Goodkind? Which books did you read that you didn't like?I'll definitely check out Malazan series if the stuff I'm reading is such crap.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:30 PM

View PostPMJackson21, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 3:54 PM, said:

OMG, please never say you like Terry Goodkind. How can you read GRRM and even handle reading that crap Goodkind puts out? Sigh, knowing people like his books puts me on tilt. :club: However, this might interest you: http://www.legendoftheseeker.com/ . Anyone that enjoys fantasy should check out Steven Erikson's Malazan series, or failing that, R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. Erikson is a bit wordy (originally not released in the US because the publisher felt it was too 'intelligent' for Americans), but his world building is second to none.
IN other crappy fantasy news, Robert Jordan is still dead, but I've heard that TOR is hiring some other hack to finish the series. He couldnt' possibly do a worse job witting than Jordan, I imagine. It does break my heart, however, that the series is being finished. There was something poetic about that good awful, indulgent 12 book crap fest being left unfinished at 11 books, breaking the hearts of all the hard core WoT fans, making them waist all that time and money on an unfinished epic. Alas, my dreams are not to be realized.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 06:00 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 12:24 PM, said:

I've been pretty lax on my fiction reading lately. I've got "All the Pretty Horses" and I plan (hope) to start it soon.
I'll wait on the movie





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Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:42 PM

Do any of you fantasy readers read Feist?Just curious.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:25 PM

View Posthank213, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 8:42 PM, said:

Do any of you fantasy readers read Feist?Just curious.
that crappy canadian singer/songwriter broad?
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