It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by mongoose_01 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 18:46

Having to read Lord of the Flies for the second time for English

I bet Ransom has some really controversial views on it
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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Thatoneguy » Tue Jan 13, 2009 19:36

I dont get why people like that book. Its such a terrible book. So poorly written that I cant believe that it is required at all :rolleyes:
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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Ransom » Wed Jan 14, 2009 02:42

i've never read it and probably won't

how's that for a controversial view

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by mongoose_01 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 19:22

Ransom wrote:i've never read it and probably won't

how's that for a controversial view
haha

Not too bad, although iconoclasm would have been preferable to indifference
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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Juggernaut » Wed Jan 14, 2009 19:24

Ransom wrote:BOOK REPORT WEEEOOO WEEEOOOO

Finished Black Man. Some good moments, fairly solid writing, average plot that was too heavy on the exposition for my liking. Ridiculous out-of-place sex scenes. I mean I am all for a decent sex scene if it's relevant to the story or character development, and these were, but they played out like smut. Goofy, porn-flick style stuff. It wasn't really a huge sticking point (HURR HURRRR) but it did feel over the top.

Also read my first Paul Auster novel, Tales in the Scriptorium. Not bad. Very well written. It's quite an experimental narrative written in an equally experimental style. Doesn't outstay its welcome at 100-something pages. It's hard to describe the premise, so I won't bother. You faggots won't read this anyway. >:(

And now I'm reading 'Salem's Lot and The Dark Tower V, both by Stephen King. Very much enjoying them both, although the former is more engaging and has great pacing so far.

Any King fans around here?
started to read the stand..never got around to finishing it though

my dad owns salem's lot and the dark tower so i might try those out after i'm done this book
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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Juggernaut » Fri Jan 23, 2009 03:51

ransom read pillars of the earth and tell me what you think




it was the best book i've read in a looong time
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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Ransom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 03:56

okay who wrote it

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Juggernaut » Fri Jan 23, 2009 03:59

ken follett
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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Ransom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 04:08

Just looked it up. Sounds interesting! I'll keep an eye out for it next time I'm in Borders.

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Juggernaut » Fri Jan 23, 2009 17:28

you should

i didnt think i'd like it at first but it turned out to be a great book
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Post by Tab » Sat Jan 24, 2009 19:54

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Aliens » Fri Aug 06, 2010 06:27

Finally got around to checking H.P. Lovecraft out. We have the same first name!
Reading The Call of C'Thulhu and Other Weird Stories
Starts with Dagon.

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Ransom » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:30

How're you liking Lovecraft, Stabbeh?

I am reading Ghost Story by Peter Straub. It is pretty insidious. I'm a third of the way in and nothing overtly supernatural has happened yet but it's making me tense as all get out.

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Aliens » Fri Aug 27, 2010 18:08

Very much, so far!
I haven't had a tremendous time to read it so far, but im progressing steadily.
Whenever I pick the book up it's hard to put it down.

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Re: It was a dark and stormy [READING THREAD]

Post by Julianos » Wed Sep 01, 2010 00:45

Shit.... surprise triple post... I could only delete one of them

DISREGARD THIS, I SUCK DICKS
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