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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by WeedGuru_Flow » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:55 am

Yeah King's not bad, bought a series of short stories bundled at an airport when our flight got delayed, good reading.


Just finished Alastair Reynold's House of Suns, sci-fi, but the story gets fleshed out incredibly and the larger morale is quite deep.
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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by andriaSRH » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:50 pm

Books r fer n3rds

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Post by JokersAce » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:48 am

If only andria could read books well, maybe she would type well too. ;)
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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by logically » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:34 pm

andriaSRH wrote:Books r fer n3rds
don't be jealous andria.

i can give you some tutoring and pretty soon you will be able to read too. :kiss:
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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by Gorecore » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:54 am

I wish I could say I am a well-read person, though I'm not. I've been reading Stephen King books since I was 12, and have read most of his stuff. I've read a few Clive Barker books. I read the odd fantasy book when I was in high school...like the Death Dealer books and a couple about Elric.

I also really enjoy reading books about my favorite bands or music artists. The last one I read was the biography of Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.

I'm currently reading Stephen King's collection of short stories called "Full Dark, No Stars".
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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by Fergus_84 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:58 pm

Recently worked my way through Robert Ludlums "Covert one" series which held my attention.

Made a move to non-fiction in Nicholas Goodridge Clarke's "Occult roots of Nazism",

Thankfully it has very liitle to do with Nazism as the title may indicates (or the front cover for that matter-which depics a huge swastica-you can imagin the looks one gets while reading this in public)

It gives insight to the cultural identity of the 'pan-germanic' peoples from the early 19th Century, the ideologies and adopted symbology drawn from hinduism and norse mythology.

Its extremely interesting as it allows the reader to aknowledge the underlying events to why and how so many millions of every day folk could be drawn to and support the nazi regime, cultural psychology assessing a nations reluctance to adapt in a changing world (1900-1930's) and how the views of certain influencial academics at the time were skewed by their own anti-semitic & racist tendancies.

This book also 'puts things straight' with respect to the effect these occult ideologies had on hitler and indicates that hitler abolished many occult lodges when he came to power, and there is very little proof that hitler even associated himself with the occult other than in passing interest in his younger years.

I need to stess i have no interest in nazism other than from a historical standing in cause and effect.

Damn good read though!

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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by weedguru_animal » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:25 am

creative reading is much more useful for a wannabe wordsmith than creative writing studies...with that in mind, I prescribe, to ANY budding wordsmith, the following useful tomes:

Hunter s thompson- great shark hunt, proud highway, rum diary, fear and loathing in america
dostoyevsky- crime and punishment, the idiot, the brothers karamazov
william burroughs- junky, the place of dead roads, naked lunch, the job
bukowski- pulp, women, factotem, post office
donleavy- darcy dancer, the ginger man
tom robbins- skinny legs and all, fierce invalids home from hot climates
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Post by cutthecashflow » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:28 am

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Post by JokersAce » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:34 am

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem is the greatest book I ever read, and I'm not sure if there will be a better book. It's also the only book i read in a single day... just 200 pages of non stop reading... a great book that's hard to put down with it's perfect mix of artistic detail, plot thickness... and since it's all mixed with scientific realism it makes it perfect. The funny part is that the author hated the English translation... I couldn't possibly imagine how something so good could be better if I were to read it and understand it in it's native Polish.
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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by cutthecashflow » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:17 pm

WeedGuru_Flow wrote:Yeah King's not bad, bought a series of short stories bundled at an airport when our flight got delayed, good reading.


Just finished Alastair Reynold's House of Suns, sci-fi, but the story gets fleshed out incredibly and the larger morale is quite deep.

I don't know, I've read so many Stephen King books that I can feel where they are going. Then, just when the book is making logical sense, it shifts to some parrallel dimension and I just don't have a feel for King. Although I did enjoy Black House and Hearts in Atlantis.
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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by omnific.dc » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:12 pm

After early 18, I get too excited and lose focus too quickly. So I haven't finished a book since..

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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by Ikku » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:47 pm

You? Lose focus? Naaaaaaah
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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by omnific.dc » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:37 am

literally, i lost focus.

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Re: Book Reccomendations?

Post by Weedguru_Fire_Inside » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:57 pm

Ikku wrote:You? Lose focus? Naaaaaaah
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