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#221 chibi-master

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:28 PM

I picked up Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs this weekend. I'm currently about 200-something pages into the first one, and I must say that it's even more gruesome than the film so far.

Also, I noticed a strange writing pattern while reading the parts with Lecter in them. The book is told in the past-tense. However, whenever Lecter is being described, the writing switches to present-tense. For example, Lecter's cell could be described like 'It was small and clean.' but then all of the sudden we get 'His eyes are maroon. He is a small man.' I'm not sure why the author did that, but I just found it interesting.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

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Empire State by Adam Christopher. It's a noir super hero novel, with dystopian and sci-fi elements to it. I bought it because the cover looks absolutely ace and it's actually a really cool novel.

Also, I am building a pile of books that still need reading. On top is Catch 22, then comes Submarine, then Old Man and the Sea, followed by a couple of John Irvings, after which I wanted to tackle some classicer classics like Homer, Sir Walter Scott, Verne, et cetera. To vary a bit, I've taken to reading bits and pieces of Bible and Norton Anthology of English Literature.

Oh, and I gave my gorgeous girlfriend Jemrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch for Christmas, and the cover looks awesome, so I wanted to actually mainly read it myself.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

Currently slowly making my way through Nightlife by Rob Thurman. It sort of reminds me of The Dresden Files, only the main character is a bit younger. And a half LOLSPOILERsortof. And maaaaybe not quite as entertaining, but it's...okay so far (hence the slowly bit).

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Just finished: Fight Club

Next up: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

I just finished Mockingjay, the last novel in the Hunger Games triology. It was a good read, definitely a heart ache of an ending, though.

Next up is Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy. I swear I was a detective in another life.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

Like every other person in my high school, I read The Hunger Games a couple months ago. I was really disappointed. It was a decent story I guess, but the characters were a little bland and everything seemed really predictable.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

Finished reading: The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

I was actually reading this while reading the other two but it wasn't as dense as the other two, so it was a good break from reading both Martin & Doyle. (:
It wasn't how I expected, in both good and bad ways. I'd recommend it fer sure brah. Still have to read the other two though..(sigh).

Currently reading: A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)--technically on hold

A Game of Thrones is awesome in making me want to read more. It was slow at first but picked up as it went. (:
It's really descriptive and complete fantasy; basically one of the great fantasy stories of the '90's. Also recommended, but it's fairly thick (the small paperback anyway)..about 800-ish pages? It's great for commuting on trains. :D

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:47 AM

Speaking of thick books, I finished Ayn Rand's magnum opus Atlas Shrugged sometime this year. Took me long enough. 1300 pages of which about two-thirds could have been left out because they keep repeating the same ideas over and over again. Rand completely over analyzes her own theories and the characters, and she does that right there, word for word, in the book itself, explaining everything over and over again just to make sure we don't misunderstand her intentions. This sucks because some ideas are actually really interesting, but the way they are imposed upon the reading is really distracting. Only at some points was I able to connect in any way with one or two characters, and that mostly ended by them starting a speech on the glory of materialism.

Ordeal: You do not have to read this. It's not worth it.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

for a school assignment: For Whom the Bell Tolls

for myself: the series The Morganville Vampires

by the time I finish that, The Slayer Chronicles: Second Chance should be out for release, as well as the graphic novel adaptation of The chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites




All of these are ones I haven't begun yet, though for the last two I read the first book at least.

- The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
- The Slayer Chronicles
- Legacy of Tril

all of them are very good books by a lady named Heather Brewer. Big fan. Good teen novels. Lots of action, and does vampires how they are supposed to be. Good humor too. Legacy of Tril is the really different one, mainly for katana sword-fights with deadly monsters, but it's a cool fantasy.

I'd recommend all of them.

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