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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Oh man I love me some Tecate

    just sit out by the pool and drink hella Tecates and get tore up and pass out in the hot sun

    tecate is my favorite beer for this

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Okay, I'm thinking of reading some Conan until I can get Dance With Dragons next week.

    I figure it is probably less dense but still entertaining enough to keep my interest in reading up til next week.

    Well actually the goddamn end of Feast For Crows has got me all flustered to get my hands on the next one.

  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    hey whoever was offering to format books into .mobi or whatever the Kindle format is

    could that marvelous person maybe do that for Film Crit Hulk's screenwriting book thing?

    here are the links

    http://badassdigest.com/2012/01/12/screenwriting-101-1-of-2/

    http://badassdigest.com/2012/01/12/screenwriting-101-2-of-2/

    I wouldn't want anything special, just the text in a format my Kindle can read!

    if anyone can make that work let me know

    oh my goodness this would be wonderful

    I'm like 14 pages too late on this but just so you know you just need to download Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) and press like 4 buttons to convert any kind of ebook file into any other kind. I'm sure there are other programs out there as well, some might even work better than this.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    Just a reminder to people who weren't in the first time around that the new Book Club for this month has started voting. If you want to join us in nominating a book, please send @Cilla Black or myself a PM and we'll hook ya up. Otherwise as soon as we pick the book you're welcome to read along, whether or not you're part of the voting process!

    QuW2glN.jpg"Sandra's favourite movie is escape from new York because she cries when magpie and brain die because they will never be together." i read books sometimes
  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    Book thread, help a girl out. I finished Maximum City, the nonfiction book about Bombay - which was, by the way, incredible - and now I am staring at the hundreds of books I own and I can't pick a new one to read.

    I try very hard to never be between books, by jugging a fiction and nonfiction at all times, but Maximum City was so engrossing that everything else fell by the wayside. (Seriously, if you are interested in a book covering the following: Jainism, Islamic hitmen, Hindu mafia, crossdressers, bar girls, slumdwellers, and corrupt cops, you should probably read it.) Now everything is a disaster and I cannot read anything at all.

    I've been thinking of one of the following:
    The One From the Other (the next in the Bernie Gunther series, about a private detective in Berlin from the 30's to the 50's)
    The Hunter (the first Parker novel)
    Post-Captain (second book of the Aubrey-Maturin series)
    Parrot & Olivier in America
    Bitter Seeds (a fantasy-scifi about Nazi supermen and British demon soldiers I guess?)
    Clouds & Ashes (a weird folkloric series of novellas set in some other world)
    Lost City Radio (about a woman who runs a radio show connecting lost/missing to those searching for them in a fictional South American country)

    There are so many more, too! But none of them seem just right. I am panicking, guys, I think I need to put my head between my knees and take deep breaths.

    QuW2glN.jpg"Sandra's favourite movie is escape from new York because she cries when magpie and brain die because they will never be together." i read books sometimes
  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    How is the Aubrey-Maturin series? I ask seeing as you've only read the first one, but I've heard of it and am curious.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    I loved the shit out of the first one. It's good and bloody, and also humorous and nautically accurate.

    QuW2glN.jpg"Sandra's favourite movie is escape from new York because she cries when magpie and brain die because they will never be together." i read books sometimes
  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    I was reading a radical feminist blog last night and she linked to Intercourse, by Andrea Dworkin. The sample chapter was really interesting so I bought it and so far it's completely engrosing.

    Of course my Kindle decided that this was the appropriate time to use nothing but the (tasteful) nudes I've installed as screensavers. Damnit, me. Way to make myself feel like a terrible feminist.

  • Crimson KingCrimson King we need no grave to bury honesty there's not a grain of it the face to sweeten of the whole dungy earthRegistered User regular
    read the Parker novels!

    not that i've read them. i've only read the darwyn cooke adaptations. but i want you to so you can tell me if they're any good.

    also who uses naked ladies as screensavers? think of the children

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    read the Parker novels!

    not that i've read them. i've only read the darwyn cooke adaptations. but i want you to so you can tell me if they're any good.

    also who uses naked ladies as screensavers? think of the children

    the parker novels are fantastic and if you like the cooke versions you like the originals

    they're literally 1:1

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    also who uses naked ladies as screensavers? think of the children

    Who has two thumbs and a few artistic nudes among his screensavers? This guy.

    Anyway, yeah, I'm probably going to get rid of them now.

    Legba on
  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The Cooke Parker graphic novels are astounding in quality

    Antimatter on
  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    The Cooke Parker graphic novels are astounding in quality

    yeah i read cooke's adaptation of the hunter to like

    see how he pulled it off

    mind you this is about an hour after i blasted through The Hunter in under a day

    i was astounded by how well he adapted it, almost word for word, into pictures

    fun fact: out of the many adaptations of the hunter, cooke's is the only one where westlake allowed them to call the main character "parker"

    its the only one he thought was good enough

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    @Lost Salient

    Lost City Radio sounds extremely compelling to me
    Please read that and tell me what you think

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    Yeah Lost City Radio sounds pretty cool. Or maybe Clouds and Ashes? That one sentence summary seems compelling enough.

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    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • ArangArang Registered User regular
    I just started in on cormac mccarthy's suttree, the source of the semitic chapbook quote

    read the intro, which is about four pages, and I just had to put it down because damn this is a good book

    here's a larger section if you want the context:
    Spoiler:

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Book thread, help a girl out. I finished Maximum City, the nonfiction book about Bombay - which was, by the way, incredible - and now I am staring at the hundreds of books I own and I can't pick a new one to read.

    I try very hard to never be between books, by jugging a fiction and nonfiction at all times, but Maximum City was so engrossing that everything else fell by the wayside. (Seriously, if you are interested in a book covering the following: Jainism, Islamic hitmen, Hindu mafia, crossdressers, bar girls, slumdwellers, and corrupt cops, you should probably read it.) Now everything is a disaster and I cannot read anything at all.

    I've been thinking of one of the following:
    The One From the Other (the next in the Bernie Gunther series, about a private detective in Berlin from the 30's to the 50's)
    The Hunter (the first Parker novel)
    Post-Captain (second book of the Aubrey-Maturin series)
    Parrot & Olivier in America
    Bitter Seeds (a fantasy-scifi about Nazi supermen and British demon soldiers I guess?)
    Clouds & Ashes (a weird folkloric series of novellas set in some other world)
    Lost City Radio (about a woman who runs a radio show connecting lost/missing to those searching for them in a fictional South American country)

    There are so many more, too! But none of them seem just right. I am panicking, guys, I think I need to put my head between my knees and take deep breaths.

    i've been alternating Maximum City and Pale Fire and been a little put off by the former

    does it get a little less autobiographical/"the life of pi" at any point?

    also pale fire is fucking incredible and you should read the berlin PI series because it sounds excellent

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Arang wrote: »
    I just started in on cormac mccarthy's suttree, the source of the semitic chapbook quote

    read the intro, which is about four pages, and I just had to put it down because damn this is a good book

    here's a larger section if you want the context:
    Spoiler:

    every time i read cormac mccarthy i can't help but hear it in my friend's beat poet/Spoken Word Open Mic Night voice

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    I would say the beginning and the end range into the author's life but the middle is generally not so much so.

    I have never read The Life of Pi because it seemed annoying and not like something I'm interested in, so I do not have a comparison there.

    And I am in fact reading The One From the Other, but I'm probably going to read Lost City Radio after that depending on whether Book Club picks a fiction or a non-fiction for this month.

    Which by the way is a reminder for people to submit your nominations by Friday!

    QuW2glN.jpg"Sandra's favourite movie is escape from new York because she cries when magpie and brain die because they will never be together." i read books sometimes
  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    double posts can suck iiit

    Lost Salient on
    QuW2glN.jpg"Sandra's favourite movie is escape from new York because she cries when magpie and brain die because they will never be together." i read books sometimes
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    Lies Across America was really, really good. And Lies My Teacher Told Me is shaping up to be just as great. Both books are fascinating.

    And I started the second book of the First Law trilogy, and it is off to a good start too.

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  • XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Spoiler:

    welp

    Xehalus on
  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    today i finally finished read dave cullen's book on columbine

    it's called columbine (weird right)

    it is absolutely fantastic and is probably the single best piece of journalism surrounding what happened there and you should read it because seriously it is just damn

    the first part of the book walks through the day of the attack from a couple of perspectives: victims, family members, and the killers

    after that it alternates between chapters detailing harris and klebold meeting and coming up with the idea and the plan and the various things that led to it (hint: it was literally none of the things that it was reported to be, harris was a fucking psychopath and klebold was depressed as hell and latched onto his best friend, that's basically it) and chapters about the aftermath and the survivors

    it's absolutely fantastic

    seriously

    the audiobook is also really good, whoever reads it has basically the perfect dramatic voice for this

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    Xehalus wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    welp

    Tell me you bought this

    QuW2glN.jpg"Sandra's favourite movie is escape from new York because she cries when magpie and brain die because they will never be together." i read books sometimes
  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    today i finally finished read dave cullen's book on columbine

    it's called columbine (weird right)

    it is absolutely fantastic and is probably the single best piece of journalism surrounding what happened there and you should read it because seriously it is just damn

    the first part of the book walks through the day of the attack from a couple of perspectives: victims, family members, and the killers

    after that it alternates between chapters detailing harris and klebold meeting and coming up with the idea and the plan and the various things that led to it (hint: it was literally none of the things that it was reported to be, harris was a fucking psychopath and klebold was depressed as hell and latched onto his best friend, that's basically it) and chapters about the aftermath and the survivors

    it's absolutely fantastic

    seriously

    the audiobook is also really good, whoever reads it has basically the perfect dramatic voice for this

    This is all true. That book should be required reading in High School.

  • SiLlYxAzNSiLlYxAzN Registered User
    Any recommendations? I'm trying to find some good books to read :)

  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    I bought The Hunger Games last night and only finished it this morning because I fell asleep at 7am on the second to last page.

    So hey you guys, it's quite good.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Great, now I have forumers and RLers telling me to read that book. Maybe I will someday.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    Any recommendations? I'm trying to find some good books to read :)

    Do you want to read fiction or non-fiction? What genre?

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    When are we voting on book club next? I finished Something Wicked This Way Comes last night, and need to start something new, but if it is book club time again soon I can stall a bit for that.

    I am in my reading cycle for something difficult next. It's looking like Paradise Lost, The Decameron, or Infinite Jest.

  • SiLlYxAzNSiLlYxAzN Registered User
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    Any recommendations? I'm trying to find some good books to read :)

    Do you want to read fiction or non-fiction? What genre?

    Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, just about anything but not romance novels or non-fiction lol

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    Any recommendations? I'm trying to find some good books to read :)

    Do you want to read fiction or non-fiction? What genre?

    Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, just about anything but not romance novels or non-fiction lol

    Sci-fi: Some Alastair Reynolds. House of Suns is good.

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    I had no interest in the book or movie until I saw a video praising it on Feminist Frequency. And it was only $5 for the Kindle version of the first book, so I figured what the heck.

    It has a very well written protagonist. And it's not super long - or at least it didn't feel like it - while being an engaging and exciting read.

    So yeah, I recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Oh man.

    I am maybe a quarter of the way through naked lunch.

    It sure is different. It's like there is almost no narrative and it's just not so much a story but just a bunch experiences in each chapter drawn together by common setting.

    It feels so directionless but engrossing at the same time.

  • SiLlYxAzNSiLlYxAzN Registered User
    captaink wrote: »
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    Any recommendations? I'm trying to find some good books to read :)

    Do you want to read fiction or non-fiction? What genre?

    Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, just about anything but not romance novels or non-fiction lol

    Sci-fi: Some Alastair Reynolds. House of Suns is good.

    Hmm...I'll check those out

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    Any recommendations? I'm trying to find some good books to read :)

    did you just skip the post i made about Columbine or what

    read Columbine

    jesus

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  • SiLlYxAzNSiLlYxAzN Registered User
    Buttlord wrote: »
    SiLlYxAzN wrote: »
    Any recommendations? I'm trying to find some good books to read :)

    did you just skip the post i made about Columbine or what

    read Columbine

    jesus


    Ohh! Sorry! I seriously didn't see that! I'll check that out also thanks :)

  • UsagiUsagi Feminazgul Registered User regular
    Finished Wind Through The Keyhole earlier this week and honestly the inside story/ies would have stood well on their own even without the Dark Tower framing. I do enjoy me some Stephen King fantasy though

    Jormungandr? Damn near killed 'er!
  • ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    Sci-fi: Some Alastair Reynolds. House of Suns is good.

    Need to clone myself a couple times to recommend this more than once.

    Anything by Reynolds, really, but House of Suns and Galactic North are the two I pitch at people who might be interested in his stuff.

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    When are we voting on book club next? I finished Something Wicked This Way Comes last night, and need to start something new, but if it is book club time again soon I can stall a bit for that.

    I am in my reading cycle for something difficult next. It's looking like Paradise Lost, The Decameron, or Infinite Jest.

    People have one more day to nominate (by which I mean today right now Friday do it)

    And then we're voting over the weekend.

    I stalled a bit and then started reading The One From the Other anyway.

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