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Discussion in 'Literature' started by beenz, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. beenz

    beenz Well-Known Member
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    It is also one of my top 3 favorite movies! It's based on a book called Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. It is in the collection called Different Seasons, which contains three other 'novellas' The Body (which is what Stand By Me is based off of), Apt Pupil (also a movie with the same name) and a third one that I can't remember the name of it.
     

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    Finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, just started Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Wow. What a weird, strange book. These are on Laputa, by the way. The screen on the Droid X is so much better for reading ebooks on than my old iPhone 3Gs, the extra screen size is so much better for this!
     
  3. im currently reading my dad recently bought me. it's titled "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", and i'm learning a lot from it.

    I hear its a best seller, and i dont blame the people who made it such - it's such a good book! :)
     
  4. LickTheEnvelope

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    "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. Finished reading "Neverwhere" a couple months ago and so far i'm liking American Gods even better.
     
  5. Bob Maxey

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    I just bid on a lot 14,500 magazines and assorted publications - from 1919 - 1948.

    Guess I will be reading those. Ant Colliers fans here?

    Bob - Crazy, It Seems - Maxey
     
  6. beenz

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    I just finished reading Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs. The Fox TV show Bones is based of her books. I started reading Break No Bones by the same author today and am already 125 pages into it.

    Both are really good if you like crime novels with a little bit of science in them
     
  7. Napalm

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    started reading some quirky stories by a scifi writter called fredrich brown. from the 50 and 60's era.
     
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    His story Arena is one of the reasons I got into SF at an early age. One of my all-time favorite SF shorts.
     
  9. Napalm

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    Side note, I just finished James Rollin's The Doomsday Key. Sadly I think he has found his copy book. The last 2 books of his felt the same and this is a common thread I keep seeing with writers these days.

    Its not bad, the plot twist near the end, you should see coming.
     
  10. NightAngel79

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    So i just started 'The Sword of Truth' by Terry Goodkind.
    Intriguing, books seem short, killed almost the hole first one in a few hours. Anyone read them?
     
  11. Roze

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    I have actually never read a Goodking book, which is weird, since he's one of the best fantasy writers around, from what I've heard. I remember trying to read one of his books years ago, and I never got passed the first couple of pages. I don't know why, but the book didn't capture my attention at the get go. That and his writing style might not have matched my reading style at that time.
     
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    That happens to me sometimes... Gotta draw me in quick when i'm starting something new!!
    I hate trying to pick my next conquest, lol.

    The 'prologue' book starts pretty interesting, wondering if all 10 books are so short. One i'm on is frikkin ruthless so far
     
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    "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams.

    Need something more jovial to counter the IT stress and networking reading.
     
  14. Napalm

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    best one of the series if you ask me. Not that any of there were bad, but I think that one is the best.
     
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    I just have to mention them, Anyone here ever read the Dragon Riders of Pern series, can't think of the author's name right now. My dad read them all and loved them. I never could get into them, at the time. Thought about going back and trying again.

    Also is someone in this group an Author by chance?
     
  16. Snedd

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    American Gods is a great read, I've been a Neil Gaiman ever since. The sort-of-follow up Anansi Boys is just as good, a bit funnier and more lighthearted. Managed to pick up an old copy of the Neverwhere TV series on video last year (yes I still have a VCR!) and really enjoyed it.

    Just started reading the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo after getting hooked by the films.
     
  17. Xyro

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    So what are those books about? I hadn't heard about them at all until a few months ago and suddenly all three of them are in the top 10s everywhere I look.
     
  18. LickTheEnvelope

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    I actually watched "Neverwhere" series when I was in younger with my friend who had BBC channels and would tape-record every "odd-ball" series on VCR (thus I have watched every episode of Red-Dwarf!!!).

    My friend has apparently moved those videos to digital fomat so I might have to borrow them as I can't remember the series at all.

    EDIT:

    In a obscur reference I was a fan of the Tex Murphy PC Rom games when I was young and have a few books based on them "Under a Killing Moon" and the "The Pandora Directive" that I read a month or so back that I just love. Not the best writing, but I love the idea of a 30's style PI in a post-apocalyptic San Fran.
     
  19. Roze

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    Yeah, it's Anne McCaffrey. I used to read some of her work. Her plot/settings are interesting. The only thing I started to dislike was her writing style. She was very detailed and descriptive with her characters and settings. I remember reading pages and pages of description, with the plot going nowhere.
     
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    Is that the series they made the terrible movie on... can't recall the name?
     
  21. Roze

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    They are making a movie call, Dragonriders of Pern...it's TBA 2011.
     
  22. LickTheEnvelope

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    Hrm... there's another "Dragonrider" movie that came out recently... must be based off a different series.
     
  23. Bob Maxey

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    Author or writer?

    I am a freelance technical writer. By author, I assume you mean a novelist or perhaps a writer of popular fiction? Then again, I have authored, therefore I am.

    Bob Maxey
     
  24. Snedd

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    A wealthy industrialist supsects that someone in his familly is a murderer and hires middle aged investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (who I think is loosely based on the author) to investigate. But at the same time he also hires a young computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (who is being abused by her guardian/social worker), to spy on Blomkvist by hacking into his laptop. Eventually Blomkvist and Salander team up to solve the mystery together.

    In a nutshell!

    Its the character of Lisbeth Salander that really hooks people into the books/films I think.
     
  25. Snedd

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    Neverwhere completely passed me by when it was first on telly but Red Dwarf was required viewing.
     

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