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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    guys

    the nightside books are terrible

    or at least the first one is

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Silven wrote: »
    Book thread can I ask you about junkfood reading?

    Because it is the best kind of reading and I need some more books to read

    Man I read so much junk literature it's ridiculous. Temeraire I guess would qualify. The Dresden Files. Uhh, Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! books are hilarious to me. Anne Perry's William Monk series and also her WWI series. Umm... The Shadow short stories. Sarah Vowell. Jasper Fforde. Sometimes I troll the YA fantasy section for crap or reread things like The Dark is Rising orrr anything by Patricia C. Wrede.

    I also like Patricia Briggs and basically anything Robin McKinley has ever done, although one of those is far more junkfood than the other. Umm... Neil Gaiman? Terry Pratchett? Douglas Adams? I have things way more embarrassing than this that I have read, but at some point you just have to refuse to admit to it.

    I had forgotten somehow that Sarah Vowell is an author. I've gotta read her stuff, I love her pieces on This American Life.

    Ooh, maybe in audiobook format. I love her voice and inflection.

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  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I like Sarah Vowell. Not really junk though.

    You want good junk? Conan the Barbarian. It never gets old. Also (for raygun adventure instead of sword adventure) Leigh Brackett's Mars stories.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Stephen King makes the most delicious of popcorn books. Especially the short stories, The Mangler is about an industrial clothes folding machine that is possesed by Satan and ends up chasing a dude down the street.

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  • SilvenSilven Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    guys

    the nightside books are terrible

    or at least the first one is

    The first is admittedly awful. It suffered a lot from Green's need to overexplain every little thing. That particular annoyance continues through the series because most of them are supposed to work standalone.

    However the series gets progressively less cringe-worthy as it goes on.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I read one nightside book and one of his magic james bond books.

    Well, I tried too. I quit halfway through both. Complete utter shit, and that's coming from someone who frequently reads and enjoys books that would merit a hearty round of elitist sneers from this thread.

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  • SilvenSilven Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I avoided the magic bond series from the start because the summary is basically "guy is a secret agent and has magic armor that makes him perfect and invincible and he knows all languages and is great the end".

    I do have standards.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i actually found the bond book infinitely more readable than the nightside one, whose principle merit is that it was about 100 pages shorter

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Wassup fanti-dorks.

    Just finished Generation Kill. Moving on to Cat's Cradle.

    I'll just be over here, reading my :smug: college Freshman books.

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  • SilvenSilven Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Well crap. It appears I am a dirty heathen, then

    Also, I wondered if anyone could help me identify a book. It's a take on the prince and pauper but with an assassinated tyrant and an circus performer and his swordswallowing sidekick. I can't remember much beyond that except that the cover art was a guy with a sabre and a fez hat standing next to a dragon.

    Familiar to anyone?

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    No, but I want to read it based on that description.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Silven wrote: »
    Well crap. It appears I am a dirty heathen, then

    Also, I wondered if anyone could help me identify a book. It's a take on the prince and pauper but with an assassinated tyrant and an circus performer and his swordswallowing sidekick. I can't remember much beyond that except that the cover art was a guy with a sabre and a fez hat standing next to a dragon.

    Familiar to anyone?

    lord valentine's castle?

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm reading Iron Council and sometimes I can't tell whether a word is made-up or just really obscure. Makes me wish I had a kindle.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    i don't know what that book is, but it reminds me of Monsieur Leotard, which is awesome and which everyone should read

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  • SilvenSilven Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    Silven wrote: »
    Well crap. It appears I am a dirty heathen, then

    Also, I wondered if anyone could help me identify a book. It's a take on the prince and pauper but with an assassinated tyrant and an circus performer and his swordswallowing sidekick. I can't remember much beyond that except that the cover art was a guy with a sabre and a fez hat standing next to a dragon.

    Familiar to anyone?

    lord valentine's castle?

    Nope. This book was newish in... 2005-06ish, I believe.

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  • SilvenSilven Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Found it!

    I read it years ago but I remember it being a pretty great read.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_Inch_a_King

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Butler wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    I read american gods last week while selling fireworks in NC

    I love that book because it's like anytime you don't like the plot, just wait about fifty pages and he'll start another

    I liked the overall plot but the vignettes at the end of each chapter were even better. I think he could have trimmed down the part where Shadow was just hanging out in Lakeside though, if it was anyone but Gaiman writing it I would have got bored and given up at that point.

    The one with the ifrit was my favourite, so awesome.

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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I am probably way late to the party, but it's pretty awesome.

    I don't know why it was in humor though, i mean the concept is funny but he plays it straight as can be.

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  • DeliciousTacosDeliciousTacos Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So, who else thinks The Road is the best book ever? Because holy fuck damn it is good

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Well that's pushing it, but it totally did make me cry a little.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    It's the best book I will never read again.

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I am probably way late to the party, but it's pretty awesome.

    I don't know why it was in humor though, i mean the concept is funny but he plays it straight as can be.

    Doc you reminded me to look and see if this had come back to my branch yet and it has and it's so mine.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    It's the best book I will never read again.

    hey dude, did you know some guy plagiarized your taco bell rant

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    It's the best book I will never read again.

    hey dude, did you know some guy plagiarized your taco bell rant

    what taco bell rant

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    It's the best book I will never read again.

    hey dude, did you know some guy plagiarized your taco bell rant

    what taco bell rant

    wasn't this you

    http://www.ideali.st/2009/02/23/taco-hell/

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    It's the best book I will never read again.

    hey dude, did you know some guy plagiarized your taco bell rant

    what taco bell rant

    wasn't this you

    http://www.ideali.st/2009/02/23/taco-hell/


    must have been the other Captain K

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    It's the best book I will never read again.

    hey dude, did you know some guy plagiarized your taco bell rant

    what taco bell rant

    wasn't this you

    http://www.ideali.st/2009/02/23/taco-hell/

    different k

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    it was

    why the hell do you have his name

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Why does he have my name?

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    You have his name

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    (I have an earlier join date, oooo)

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    You didn't write a song about me and that means you are a fake.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I truly have failed you

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    you did not make an a capella version of the tale spin theme song which i currently use for my husband's ring tone

    edit: OR DID YOU, I AM SO CONFUSED

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  • SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    For some dumb reason or another I started a third book while still in the midst of my other two

    On the plus side, it is Slaughterhouse V, it is my first time reading it, I am 6 chapters in, and I am really liking it.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    For some dumb reason or another I started a third book while still in the midst of my other two

    On the plus side, it is Slaughterhouse V, it is my first time reading it, I am 6 chapters in, and I am really liking it.
    Is that your first Vonnegut book? You should go on to read Cat's Cradle. It's my personal favourite Vonnegut book.

    I just got a copy of Borges' Fictions. I just read the first story (Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius) over a coffee, and my mind is blown to pieces. Incredible.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Great Job, Internet!: Find out which famous author you sort of (but don't really) write like
    For those who have long harbored literary pretensions but somehow missed out on the halfhearted encouragement of a self-absorbed creative writing professor or undermining writers’ workshop, I Write Like is the ego-inflating yet slightly dismissive mentor you’ve never had. Simply plug in a block of text (the longer the better) and, through the magic of some sort of undefined analytical algorithm, you’ll soon find out which famous author’s prose style most resembles your own ramblings. Here’s a rundown of which authors various members of The A.V. Club staff supposedly write like, according to the stories we plugged in. As you can see, it’s kinda complete horseshit—and it only seems to have about a dozen or so authors in its arsenal—but it’s sort-of fun nonetheless.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    For some dumb reason or another I started a third book while still in the midst of my other two

    On the plus side, it is Slaughterhouse V, it is my first time reading it, I am 6 chapters in, and I am really liking it.
    Is that your first Vonnegut book? You should go on to read Cat's Cradle. It's my personal favourite Vonnegut book.

    I just got a copy of Borges' Fictions. I just read the first story (Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius) over a coffee, and my mind is blown to pieces. Incredible.

    I just got done God Bless You Mister Rosewater, I think there's only a few left for me to pick up. So fine.

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