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Book thread: Distractions welcome

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    BusterK wrote: »
    Kusu, you deserve to become to the book thread what Wiggin was to the music thread

    i am not the one who likes the scarlet letter here
    my tastes vastly outweigh your own

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The Scarlet Letter was OK, but it was slow and I didn't really care about the characters.

    Also I much prefer my scarlet in pimpernel form

  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    uhhh

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    i prefer my scarlet in street form

    shame a silly goose new rule stole him from me

  • AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I finished the new Wheel of Time book last night

    I know, I know, braid tugging and sniffing and skirt smoothing, but the best thing to happen to that series was Robert Jordan dying, the new writer picks up the pace and runs with it

    I really liked it

  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited January 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Bogey, A Fire Upon the Deep has my MASSIVE SEAL OF APPROVAL

    and if you like it (which you will) you should check out A Deepness in the Sky by the same author.
    Awesome! Okay, I will definitely put that on my list.

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I liked The Man in the High Castle

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Fiz wrote: »
    I liked The Man in the High Castle

    oh the far side's autobiography came out already?

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    VoproSTEIN wrote: »
    Alpine wrote: »
    I finished the new Wheel of Time book last night

    I know, I know, braid tugging and sniffing and skirt smoothing, but the best thing to happen to that series was Robert Jordan dying, the new writer picks up the pace and runs with it

    I really liked it

    new WoT book is in my top 3 now.

    I read the first one years ago and I guess it was ok. I dunno maybe I'll start reading those after Percy Jackson.

    What I really want are some good Mystery books.

  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    also i need to someday finish goethe's faust

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    no do not read those Bucketman

    save yourself

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    Fiz wrote: »
    I liked The Man in the High Castle

    oh the far side's autobiography came out already?

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  • SwissLionSwissLion We are beside ourselves! Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kusu why is Dracula in your most hated books list? Just curious.
    I haven't finished it because I went on a Vonnegut binge but I've picked it up again and I find it enjoyable.

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  • AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Isn't Percy Jackson the novelization of that new teenage greek gods movie?

  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Reading Eric Foner's history of Reconstruction. So good.

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    Fiz wrote: »
    I liked The Man in the High Castle

    oh the far side's autobiography came out already?

    How dare you. That is like calling a black person silly goose to their face!

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    SwissLion wrote: »
    Kusu why is Dracula in your most hated books list? Just curious.
    I haven't finished it because I went on a Vonnegut binge but I've picked it up again and I find it enjoyable.

    it's because i cannot stand that there is little to no tension in what, 70% of the book because it's just letters?

    "oh man last night somethin creepy happened better stay here to find out more

    love

    silly goose"

  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Teefs isn't even posting in this thread. What a pot shot

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Alpine wrote: »
    Isn't Percy Jackson the novelization of that new teenage greek gods movie?

    other way around. Basically a friend described it to me as "Harry Potter but with Greek Gods" like 2 years ago and now that I see the movie trailer at work all the time I decided to check it out. It was a good read and way more violent then Harry Potter.

  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The thing about Dracula is that in the novel, Dracula is a Szekely.

    Which is pretty fricking absurd.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    Teefs isn't even posting in this thread. What a pot shot

    it was too perfect

  • LockoutLockout I am still searching Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    heh

    one of my creative writing professor's short stories is in one of the collections he assigned

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Alpine wrote: »
    Isn't Percy Jackson the novelization of that new teenage greek gods movie?

    other way around. Basically a friend described it to me as "Harry Potter but with Greek Gods" like 2 years ago and now that I see the movie trailer at work all the time I decided to check it out. It was a good read and way more violent then Harry Potter.

    phew, glad I've heard a few people say it doesn't suck, I have to read it for work (I work in a bookstore and they are having a party for the movie release so I have to know what's what I suppose)

  • KarnackKarnack Registered User
    edited January 2010
    While we're on the topic of poe (three pages/a thread ago)

    I like The Conqueror Worm more than The Raven, but my favorite stuff of his is the C. Auguste Dupin stories(plus the balloon-hoax, which is hilarious in a it happened a century and a half ago way)

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    woah hey bits you're alive

    STEAM
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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i thought roland barthes just took a lot of acid when he wrote about the death of the author and that's why i had difficulty understanding it

    turns out he was just french

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    woah hey bits you're alive

    yep, as far as I know

    I just saw your thread from earlier, that is awful D: I hope it all works out for the best even though it really really sucks right now!

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    thanks

    hopefully!

    STEAM
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  • SwissLionSwissLion We are beside ourselves! Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    SwissLion wrote: »
    Kusu why is Dracula in your most hated books list? Just curious.
    I haven't finished it because I went on a Vonnegut binge but I've picked it up again and I find it enjoyable.

    it's because i cannot stand that there is little to no tension in what, 70% of the book because it's just letters?

    "oh man last night somethin creepy happened better stay here to find out more

    love

    silly goose"

    I can understand this. Every time a new passage started and something plotty was going to have happened I thought to myself "How is he going to make all this suspenseful and exciting, it's already happened." But somehow I always felt he kinda sorta pulled it off.

    I think he would have done better to avoid all the letter and Diary bullshit and just write a story, but yeah.

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  • ZyrelaxZyrelax Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    celandine wrote: »
    Reading Eric Foner's history of Reconstruction. So good.

    Is it the abridged or un-abridged version? Foner has managed to publish that book (or some iteration of its thesis) something like seven or eight times.

    This is why he has a chair at Columbia, and I will be teaching at the local community college for the rest of my forseeable career.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I really like Conqueror Worm and Annabel Lee

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    If we're talking about favorite Poe poems
    My favorite is El Dorado

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh, that's a good one too

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    i really like masque of the red death

    but that's not a poem

    also not a poem

    fall of the house of usher

    also what is that one byron (i think) story about the baron dude who killed his wife (wives?) and is all bragging about it

  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    also i really like faulkner's a rose for emily but not much else

  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I really like Conqueror Worm and Annabel Lee

    conqueror worm is so great

  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    literary post hat trick suck on it all y'all

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    i really like masque of the red death

    but that's not a poem

    also not a poem

    fall of the house of usher

    also what is that one byron (i think) story about the baron dude who killed his wife (wives?) and is all bragging about it

    My Last Duchess, probably

    But it was Browning

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    oh yes thank you
    knew it started with a b

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