Old 2nd August 2003, 03:27   #1
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What book are you reading right now?

You saw the title, now post those books you're reading, make recommendations, reviews, whatever...

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Old 2nd August 2003, 12:21   #2
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Alexandre Dumas - Twenty Years After - It's not as good as The Three Musketeers, but it's pretty good.
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Old 2nd August 2003, 18:45   #3
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Terry Pratchett - Thief of Time

first Pratcheet book i've started to read
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I really don't have a book I'm reading right now. I'm not too much of a reader....

Hmm, I don't mean to bring this thread down, but reading=art?

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Old 4th August 2003, 13:16   #5
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niffle, you should read the city watch trilogy (guards guards, men at arms, feet of clay) then the fith elephant, then night watch.

a trilogy of 4 parts with an extra book!

(actually, thats the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, read that too!)
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Bob Greene - Be True To Your School

Odd thing though...I'm out of school, it's summer, and I rarely read books at all...Don't ask...

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Old 4th August 2003, 21:29   #7
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Don't have now time...
can you suggest a small one?


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Old 5th August 2003, 08:06   #8
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I can't find the time to read a book lately, but the last series I was truly invovled with is the Xanth Series by Piers Anthony..Great books with absoultley captivating descriptions of the countryside and its inhabitants. I'v read like the first 9 or so books in the series, but there's something like 20 or 30 books in that one series! Wow..
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Old 6th August 2003, 03:16   #9
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Reading? My own book, silly!

But of course when I do feel the need to indulge in someone else's stories, I do.

*Smiles* I'm actually reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix right now. I like the Harry Potter books, they're interesting and a fun read, but I'm not a Pottermaniac.

I'm actually on page 433 now, and to be honest... Not a lot of action, really. There are some interesting events and characters... Harry gets his first kiss... But nothing too spectacular. I'd still reccommend it however so far because it's interesting, but if you're looking for a read with a lot of action in, better stick to something else. (I expect the book will be picking up pace soon, I want to see Harry thwomp Professor Umbridge's toady ass!)

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*I forgot the name* - Dragon and the Phoenix (I'll look up the name -- It's an exceptional book, very good read, awesome characters, and interesting names. Fantasy.)

Anne Rice actually inspired me to write my very first book (It's not a fanfic, it's completely original but does possess a certain emulation of Anne's style because... I find it just seems to fit me so much.)

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Old 6th August 2003, 06:19   #10
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Dragon and Phoenix? I think I'll look into that one!
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This is the book I jsut finished reading, I copied the review I've written from Aj's forum since I didn't want to write it all again as you may understand...

Title: The picture of Dorian Grey
Author: Oscar Wilde
Category: I've heard it was called Gothic novel one time, I think it kind of fits.
Year: 1891



Read it here or buy it like anyone else (you should, I hate reading books over the internet).

Content:Dorian Grey, a wealthy but naive and iressistable young man, has his portrait painted, when he wishes that he could could remain as beautiful and youthful as the handsome face in the protrait. His wish comes true, and while Dorian is encouraged by the decadent Lord Henry Wotton to live a rather depraved life, he discovers that not him but his painting is grotesquely aging according to his deeds and behavior. But eventually, his lifestyle will cath up with him, and the consequence of his reckless behavior will come to haunt him.

My opinion: A book well worth reading, it's really a classic literature piece, the theme is interesting, the language is beautiful (though it sometimes takes very long until Wilde comes to a point, chapter 11, where Dorian's hobbies are described made me rush through it, I admit it became kind of boring but it got a lot better near the end). My favorite character is Lord Henry, his questions and responses are always so thought out and quick-witted, I really got to like him despite of his wicked and provocative opinions (e.g. "Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals"). I very much enjoyed reading it.

Rating: (= 4 1/2) -1/2 because of sometimes being kind of long and hard to read, (but this is probably also because of English being my second language)

Ok, this was my book, right now I've started Bram Stoker's "Dracula" which I've read years ago, but in German, now it's the English original I'm reading.

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The Fellowship Of The Ring, very good. Rating 10 outa 10 wicked, it covers alot more than what the movie did but the movies was still very good in its own way.

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Anne Rice - Queen of the Damned - Half way into it and so far its better than the movie

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Old 11th August 2003, 16:01   #14
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niffle, you should read the city watch trilogy (guards guards, men at arms, feet of clay) then the fith elephant, then night watch.

a trilogy of 4 parts with an extra book!

(actually, thats the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, read that too!)
will do
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Old 11th August 2003, 16:22   #15
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sorry bout the long list, but terry pratchet is an awesome writer. you should read the ones about death when youre done with those. for a morbid concept, and a very philysophical (sp?) charachter (more sp?)
the books are very good.
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Old 12th August 2003, 03:30   #16
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The Fellowship Of The Ring
I hope you will read the other 2. and the hobbit while your at it.
I just finished up the one volume edition of LOTR. its very long, but its a really good book.

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Old 13th August 2003, 12:25   #17
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Finished reading The Return of The King and Catcher in the Rye.
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Old 16th August 2003, 20:01   #18
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Just finished The hobbit and Lord of the rings one after the other. *Picks up the silmarillion*.

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Old 17th August 2003, 03:27   #19
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Stephen King - Desperation

It's okay so far, a little too gory for my taste. I just finished The Stand, and a while back I bought Carrie, Salem's Lot, and The Shining in one hardbound book, and still have to read those. Yes, I'm on a King kick lately.
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Old 17th August 2003, 13:33   #20
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Title: The secret history
Author: Donna Tartt
Year: 1992



Content:
The Secret History takes place at the fictional Hampden College, which like Bennington is a small liberal arts college in Vermont. Its story centers on a small group of overly refined and elite students of ancient Greek taught by an eccentric professor who accepts few students. When the narrator, Richard Papen, a penniless transfer student from suburban California, successfully hatches a scheme to join the group, he gradually becomes privy to the group's secret history: they had accidentally murdered a farmer in their successful attempt to recreate an ancient Greek bacchanal. However, Bunny Corcorran, the one member of the group who ...
... you'll have to read the novel to know what's next.

My opinion:
This is a very well written book, very descriptive and sprinkled with Greece references. Characters' descriptions and events of their daily lives engages you in the story. I couldn't put this novel down.
Suspense goes down sometimes but it's always a pleasure to learn more about these students (especially about Camilla , the only girl in the group) during the 544 pages of the book.
One thing though, it was a little pain to figure out what time this book took place, 70s?, maybe the 80s. I am still not 100% sure.
I do recommend you to read it anyway.

Rating: (= 3.5/5)
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I am reading a bunch of books made by Douglas Adams. These books are hilarious!
Genre: Science Fiction

This is the book I'm reading currently right now. (too big to show).
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douglas adams si da hitchhkers guide to teh galaxy m4n!
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Alexandre Dumas - Twenty Years After - It's not as good as The Three Musketeers, but it's pretty good.

thanks for reminding me that i've been meaning to look into his novels, lol. really.
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The Spire - William Golding

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Actually, (don't laugh) I'm currently in the process of reading one of the many Star Wars books out in circulation. It's called 'Rogue Planet' I believe...This is at all amazing, considering I'm usually working every day but one...Thank god for vacation..
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