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PostPosted: Sat 15 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm not actually reading them right now (as I've already finished them, but may re-read them) but has anyone heard of the Ishmael series? Three of my all-time favorite books:
Ishmael
The Story of B
My Ishmael



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PostPosted: Sat 15 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Ishmael, I have split feelings about it. I agree with many of its ideas and most of its conclusions — but the way it arguments in favour of them, it's fallacious, it's rhetoric. Put short, I agree with the ends, and yet I can't help but notice the means are unjustifiable. Lying to the reader.

Ryan wrote:
actually.. the cyclops WAS the illegitimate son of possiedan (at least if i remember correctly, it's been a while) so that just made him more angry o.o

Not in the earlier manuscripts grin


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Cyclops was son of Gea, mother earth (I spelled it wrong, it is four letters)

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Legions of space - by keith laumer

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

wnvoss wrote:
Hmm, with all of you reading Ender's Game, I might pick it up myself. My good friend Lowell has been literally commanding me to read that book - it's just that good, I guess. I've also had a few people tell me that I am similar to Ender, in my personality. *wnvoss wonders if that's a good thing. tounge2


Ender's game looks pretty stupid, but I have never read it so I can't dis it yet.


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

short question... what is enders game all about ?
also.... does somebody know if there is a digital version of EWLD to buy somewhere ?


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

"The Collected Stories" by Arthur C. Clarke a collection of short stories in the sf-genre from 1937-1999

P.S Chuckiferd If you want to know the correct spelling it's Gaia, but you were close enough, I think first time I heard the name Gaia was in a children show.



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PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Chuckiferd wrote:
Ender's game looks pretty stupid, but I have never read it so I can't dis it yet.


The book itself isn't all THAT great, but I like both of the series that branch off from it.

However, Orson Scott Card isn't all he's cracked up to be. His style and characters are annoying and he gets into philosophical rants and lectures, but the books are impossible to put down. Mind control!!! eek2 eek2 eek2



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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

I just finished The Great Hunt. I can't believe I waited so long to continue this series.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

hunaynay wrote:
Chuckiferd wrote:
Ender's game looks pretty stupid, but I have never read it so I can't dis it yet.


The book itself isn't all THAT great, but I like both of the series that branch off from it.

However, Orson Scott Card isn't all he's cracked up to be. His style and characters are annoying and he gets into philosophical rants and lectures, but the books are impossible to put down. Mind control!!! eek2 eek2 eek2
Finished the book. I'm personally a big fan of his style and characters and don't find them in the least bit annoying. And his philosophical rants are refreshing to the mindless fiction that seems pertinent nowadays.

Picked up Ender's Shadow, anyway. Gonna read that next.


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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

MatrixManNe0 wrote:
And his philosophical rants are refreshing to the mindless fiction that seems pertinent nowadays.

Picked up Ender's Shadow, anyway. Gonna read that next.


Im sick of books never being original. For example in Earegon the farm boy gets his village attacked and goes on an adventure, sound fimiliar???? Every story is modeled after each other


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Chuckiferd wrote:

Im sick of books never being original. For example in Earegon the farm boy gets his village attacked and goes on an adventure, sound fimiliar???? Every story is modeled after each other


That is true, perhaps one of the coolest things about Card. He draws a lot from religions, politics, and philosophies, but he strings them all together in ways one wouldn't expect.

And despite being an Eragon fan, sometimes the books are just so... grr.



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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm an Eragon fan and I don't really care if they have any originality. The movie is not good at all.

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Drawing of Three by Stephen King.


Yes you heard right Im accually reading!!!! I hope this will improve my spelling mistakes.


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

i hate steven king
although i have read dreamcatcher which i didnt really understand wink5



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