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Offline Ultimatum

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #660 on: June 04, 2011, 08:55:21 am »
Ignore clayface,get  started on game of thrones,its 100% better then whatever that zone of enders is.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #661 on: June 05, 2011, 01:10:36 am »
i really liked book 3 and 4 of the enders series,
and the enders shadow subseries

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #662 on: June 10, 2011, 07:54:36 pm »
As someone who was once an Orson Scott Card fanboy (I've got a gigantic collection of signed books that I've read multiple times)- Go with A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones. All the way. Ender's Game...eh, I find it to be more child/young person-oriented. Speaker for the Dead was pretty decent, but I'd say hold it off for a while.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #663 on: June 25, 2011, 11:57:08 pm »
Just went to Barne's & Noble's and got the Necronomicon* and the first 6 volumes of Death Note. Time to get cracking.

*No, not that Necronomicon you dolt, the collection of Lovecraft works.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #664 on: June 26, 2011, 01:45:19 am »
i was going to say, O_O uhhhhhh the necronomicon?!? you plan on raising an undead army?

if the necronomicon was really real, i wonder how much it would cost,

i'd put it in the multi-millions at least

or it'd be in some museum now, never to be opened again

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #665 on: June 26, 2011, 02:03:44 am »
I would read it if it existed, out of curiosity.

I guess I'll just have to be the one to write it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #666 on: June 26, 2011, 10:17:02 am »
i was going to say, O_O uhhhhhh the necronomicon?!? you plan on raising an undead army?

if the necronomicon was really real, i wonder how much it would cost,

i'd put it in the multi-millions at least

or it'd be in some museum now, never to be opened again

Copies of the original necronomicon are held at only five locations worldwide.

The British Museum, The Bibliothèque nationale de France, Widener Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The University of Buenos Aires, The library of  Miskatonic University in Arkham, Massachusetts
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #667 on: July 19, 2011, 12:17:30 am »
I just read Idlewild and it's sequal Edenborne (spelling may be off since I don't have the books in front of me right now and don't want to find them), by Nick Sagan, (the son of Carl Sagan)
Idlewild was really really good, edenborn was ok,  I don't have the 3rd in the series but will read it when I find it. (they don't have it at my local bookstore)
also I just started reading this C++ book, i already know up to like chapter 4-5 but I'm starting from the beginning to reinforce what I already know,  I'm on page 30 out of 1550, so that should take a while.  But it's a very well written book, it's meant for a college class.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #668 on: July 19, 2011, 12:51:48 am »
I am reading through a small student's psychology handbook, and afterwards will make my way through a textbook of the same subject.

Because I am boring, sure, but also because pschology is hells of interesting.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #669 on: August 18, 2011, 10:11:52 pm »
Currently reading The Warrior Heir.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #670 on: April 14, 2012, 03:03:53 pm »
I'm reading "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" right now, it seems like a pretty good book so far, the mystery is really intere-

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #671 on: April 15, 2012, 01:39:28 am »
Yeah, I haven't actually heard good things about the books or movies.

I just know that at some point I will probably watch the movie.  It isn't up to me.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #672 on: April 15, 2012, 06:23:46 am »
The story is decent and Lisbeth is great character once you get used to her, but there's always... that.

It's not even that it's just once scene either. It's a theme throughout the whole series.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #673 on: April 15, 2012, 05:47:11 pm »
Could you be more specific?

We have spoiler tags, you know.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #674 on: April 15, 2012, 06:21:48 pm »
Well:

The basis of the book was that the author saw a woman violently raped when he was young, and his guilt as result from that is expressed a lot in this; as well as trying to show Sweden as not being the liberal paradise of love that everyone thinks it is. So rape, torture and violence against women come up a lot past the halfway point. Not even hinted at beforehand either, besides domestic violence statistic posted up between acts. For the first half it was fairly tame in comparison to the second until a really dramatic change in tone when Lisbeth gets violently raped by her legal guardian, who turns out to be a sadist. Thus the "WHAT THE **** WHAT THE **** WHAT THE ****".

Also Blomkvist is the most blatant self-insert character of all time.

However, it was originally written in Swedish so it has some funny names in it. Bork bork bork!
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