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Kenneth
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What Book Are You Reading? — Part IV
PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

<mod>This is part IV part III can be found here</mod>

I've finally gotten around to carry on reading The Wheel of Time series, I'm almost done with book 6 now. Unfortunately the writer of the books, Robert Jordan, passed away a few days ago, leaving the last book of the series unfinished cry.Luckily he left behind plot outlines and such so hopefully the book will still be published, but it's just not the same sadblauw. R.I.P. Robert Jordan


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

Hitchihikers guide through the galaxy :lol. that bok pwnz !!!

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

Rant
by Chuck Palahnuik


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

Kenneth wrote:
I've finally gotten around to carry on reading The Wheel of Time series, I'm almost done with book 6 now. Unfortunately the writer of the books, Robert Jordan, passed away a few days ago, leaving the last book of the series unfinished cry.Luckily he left behind plot outlines and such so hopefully the book will still be published, but it's just not the same sadblauw. R.I.P. Robert Jordan

RIP RJ ... cry cry cry thats really sad i was a WoT fan too
hope AMoL will be a worty ending of the series altough he himself wont be there to write it cry


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

Ranger's Apprentice

easy to read, but very good book
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

Books: Axel's Castle by Edmund Wilson, literary crit—the author wrote a book I'm quite a deep admirer of, called To the Finland Station, which I think absolutely everyone with the slightest liking for History should read. Also reading Italo Calvino's Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore (If on a winter's night a traveler). Calvino is perhaps my favourite writer of all times—and even if he's not, he's definitely among the best, in my opinion, together with Borges, Kafka, Joyce, Machado, Woolf, Dostoevsky etc. The book is a must read. For absolutely everyone. Go borrow a copy of it somewhere and read it. Now. Oἰδίπoυς τύραννoς (Oedipus the King, bilingual edition), by Sophocles. Considered by many the masterpiece of Athenian tragedy, the play tells the story of Oἰδίπoυς (Oedipus), and a mystery curse that seems to have been cast upon the town he lives in. Breathtaking, in spite of how long ago it was written, and the fact that everyone knows its story nowadays.

Papers: Heavy Metal Music in Postdictatorial Brazil (subtitle: Sepultura and the Coding of Nationality in Sound), by Idelber Avelar, a very enjoyable read from a fellow Brazilian blogger. The paper is written in English, as Avelar teaches what they call "Latin–American Literature," in the University of Tulane. A very interesting piece, recommended for all heavy metal fans, and especially for the people who love Sepultura. And a couple of others on Greek Tragedy (most of them by Pierre Vernant), and economics of war, prisons, asylums and that kind of environment.


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

The Bible. More specifically, John smile

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

*marla* wrote:
Rant
by Chuck Palahnuik


Ah, I love Chuck Palahniuk. I've only read Fight Club and Invisible Monsters, but oh my GOD were they good. Incredibly amazing books, both of them.

I'm currently reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct, 2007  Reply with quote

I just finished the graphic novel 'Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth' by Chris Ware and the Norwegian children's novel 'Pitbull-Terje går amok' by Endre Lund Eriksen.

Now I'm reading 'Pitbull-Terje og kampen mot barnevernet' (Pit-Bull Terje and the Battle against the Child Welfare) by Endre Lund Eriksen, 'Powers' by Ursula K. Le Guin and 'Tehanu' by Ursula K. Le Guin.


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct, 2007  Reply with quote

The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

i would dare say that she is becoming my favorite author, although the only book of hers i havn't read is The Vine of Desire, which my English teacher claims is rubbish, and admittedly the plot totally goes against Sudha's character (from the prequel, Sister of my Heart)


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All Quiet On The Western Front

Pretty good read, im not into novels but its the best war story i've ever read



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Re: book
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Sultan Of Swing wrote:
All Quiet On The Western Front

Pretty good read, im not into novels but its the best war story i've ever read


I tried to read that a year ago. It was too boring in the beginning of the book so I quit that one.


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Re: book
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Sultan Of Swing wrote:
All Quiet On The Western Front

Pretty good read, im not into novels but its the best war story i've ever read


i read about half of it, loved it. Never finished it though eh


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Re: book
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Sultan Of Swing wrote:
All Quiet On The Western Front

Pretty good read, im not into novels but its the best war story i've ever read
Wow. That one's pretty good. Really liked the ending to it... It's... well, I don't think it's predictable, but it's still pretty sad.


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Oct, 2007  Reply with quote

Non literary: Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism (literary criticism); Erving Goffman, Asylums (sociology); Lúcia Santaella, Teoria Geral dos Signos ("A General Theory of Signs," semiotics); Andeu Mas–Colell, Microeconomic Theory (science fiction rolleyes).

Literary: Italo Calvino, Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore ("If on a winter night a traveler," fantastic realism, metaliterature); Edgar Alan Poe, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (portuguese translation, romanticism, symbolism, modern short–story). Also skimming through the Pantchatantra (portuguese translation, the original is in Sanscrit); as far as I know, the oldest remaining book of "short stories" or "tales" or whatever—somewhat similar in structure and whatnot to the good old Arabian Nights.


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