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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:47 PM       
:O GODDAMN YOU FOR LIKING HOMESTUCK, TOO.

Also, I'm reading Tropic of Capricorn and Ulysses. Because I needed more reasons to be misanthropic, apparently.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 06:52 PM       
Just finishd 'Counter Clock World', Phillip K. Dick. Not my favorite of his works, but that's still pretty good.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 01:26 PM       
That reminds me of the Red Dwarf (novel) scene where the world, sorry, a world, is going in reverse. This probably came first.
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Old Jun 1st, 2011, 05:57 PM       
In Odd We Trust, a manga-style comic written by Dean Koontz. This may surprise you but it's not very good.

As supplementary reading I've got The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad.
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 10:00 PM       

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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 12:02 PM       
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 11:20 PM       
I'm getting into Stephen King again. I just finished Hearts in Atlantis, which I really enjoyed. I started the first Dark Tower book, the Gunslinger, and got bored after a few pages and gave up for the day. But I'll try again when I'm more in the mood. I never did finish the Stand, but it was starting to get stupid anyway.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2011, 03:21 AM       
did i mention I'm reading "The idiot" by dostoevsky in t his thread?

anyway stupid people always see it and give me a dumbfounded look. Its kind of hilarious.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 12:16 PM       
I'm about 3/4 way thought it. But I've been reading that and War and Peace for the past few years. Russian authors always interest me and drag me in, then take too long to get to the end, and my patience wanes.

One of my favourite fiction authors is Iain M Banks, but I have never gotten around to reading his most famous novel, The Wasp factory. UNTIL NOW THAT IS.

It's really gripping and I'm only a few chapters in.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 08:39 PM       
I just read the four released books in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, and just finished "1984" today. Nooooow I'm going to read "Fahrenheit 451." I'm pretty much catching up on stuff that I've missed out on.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 08:59 PM       
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I just read the four released books in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series
I read the first two a long time ago, haven't gotten around to the third one yet. Those books are fucking great
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 10:17 PM       
The third was by far my favorite. It's where shit really reaches the boiling point. It's a lot better than the first two, and then the fourth is kinda meh, but the fifth one looks pretty good, based on the sample chapters that I've read.

GIANTS RIDING MAMMOTHS. That's my spoiler for the third book.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 10:58 PM       
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I just read the four released books in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, and just finished "1984" today. Nooooow I'm going to read "Fahrenheit 451." I'm pretty much catching up on stuff that I've missed out on.
If you were an American child you could've gotten it over with much quicker.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 11:04 PM       
I don't get why they'd assign stuff like that for American children. Seems like it'd just fly over a lot of heads and put them off of reading. I had to read a bunch of other staples in high school, but those ones weren't there, for whatever reason. The stuff I had to read in university varied wildly from class to class, but there was a lot of Canadian stuff. Margaret Atwood can lick my taint.
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Old Jun 24th, 2011, 01:33 AM       
True, I hated Faranheit when I first read it. Now Bradbury is one of my favorite authors.
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Old Jun 24th, 2011, 07:50 AM       
When I went to school the only Bradbury I was required to read was The Illustrated Man and instead of 1984 we read Animal Farm
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Old Jun 24th, 2011, 10:20 AM       
We read 'Royal Hunt for the Sun', 'Remembering Babylon' and 'The Giver'. I think I enjoyed them all.
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Old Jun 24th, 2011, 10:44 AM       
I think Fahrenheit 451 would be easier to grasp than 1984. There are some kinda fucked up concepts in there that I just can't see a typical high school student being able to fully grasp. The bare outline of "the MAN" seems to be what most take away from it.

The best book I "had" to read in school was the Chrysalids. Still a favorite.
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Old Jun 24th, 2011, 02:09 PM       
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'The Giver'.
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Old Jun 24th, 2011, 06:48 PM       
Animal Farm is the only book besides Shakespeare I remember being assigned to read. We read that instead of 1984, probably because 1984 is so fucked up and hopeless.
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Old Jun 24th, 2011, 06:58 PM       
I remember finding Brave New World profoundly more disturbing than 1984. (Prolly for these reasons, even as a kid.) I was required to read both Animal Farm and 1984, though. No room for Huxley, I suppose. Too much sex, maybe.

That and the Red Badge of Courage. I never read what was required of me after that and bullshitted through everything else, especially Beowulf.
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Old Jun 25th, 2011, 12:04 AM       
I remember reading red badge of courage. It was decent. Beowulf was the shit by the way.
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Old Jun 25th, 2011, 02:11 AM       
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It's not that great, no, but I liked it when I was 13, and I am pretty sure it sparked my interest in a lot of interesting things.
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