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Discussion in 'Movies, Books, TV & Media' started by Chris, Jan 3, 2006.
"From the Corner of His Eye" Dean Koontz
Feast For Crows- George R Martin
Can't wait for the next one by him is released, also looking forward to the final 'Wheel Of Time' novel...
The Legend of Death Walker by David Gemmel.
I just finished Legend so thought i'd keep up with Druss. It might be fairly formulaic but its better than some of the other trash out there. That and a big angry old guy with an Axe is just so metal
'Hero With A Thousand Faces' by Joseph Campbell...a fascinating read.
Haha I first misread the title as "Official What Are You Wearing Thread" and I was a little apprehensive.
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove - Christopher Moore.
I just finished reading You Suck and Lamb by the same author.
Joseph Campbell rules!
Have you seen the PBS series Power of Mythology? It's a great series of interviews with Campbell just before he died.
Diary of Anne Frank
Classic books eh.
I want to move onto the Illuminatus and A Dirty Job afterwards.
Currently Rereading underworld for class
fuckshit its a long book
I'm reading Contact Havest by Joseph Staten
...Yes a Halo book. I'm a dork, but I the Halo story.
The complete Sherlock Holmes.
Got it yesterday for $20. Prety fat book so it should keep me buisy for a while here at work.
fogleman by aaron meghed
I'm re-reading Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" for like the fourth or fifth time now. A fucking awesome read, even if it's dense, seriously confusing, stream-of-consious-ish, and a degree in rocket science isn't actually required but is pretty damned helpful.
Seriously, this or "Infinite Jest" is my favorite novel, and I'm sort of leaning towards Gravity's Rainbow this time around. The short version of the story is it's the tale of Thomas Slothrop, an American soldier stationed in London in WWII, and the british intelligence team who finds that a map of V-2 rocket impact sites in London corresponds exactly with a map of his sexual conquests Slothrop has been keeping over his desk, with a mean lag of about three days between conquest and impact. That's where it starts, anyhow.
Eleven59, you should read this because if nothing else I think the title to The Tea Party's "The Interzone Mantras" is an oblique reference to this book.
Lillian Nordica's - Hints to Singers
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill.
So far it is really awesome.
I'm rereading Stephen King's Dark Tower series again and I'm currently on "Wizard And Glass" (The Dark Tower IV). You read a lot of it differently when you know how it ends.
The Dark Tower was awesome... up until the last book. That last book was proof that King has gotten too successful as his editor should have kicked his ass and made him rewrite it
Just finished Homeland - R. A. Salvatore
Now reading Exile - R. A. Salvatore
I'm pretty much reading the entire Drizzt chronicles as I just picked them all up in the hardback combined collectors editions (everything up to the current Transitions series)
The Drizzt series - pretty sub-par writing*, but one of the coolest (and most emulated ) literary characters ever. Shit, I'm playing a Dark Elf Ranger on Oblivion right now. Then I'll start Neverwinter Nights where I'll play a *gasp* dark elf ranger.
*Way, WAY too many battle scenes. But eh. I've read most all the books, many times in fact.
I loved the last Dark Tower. Maybe my favorite book in the series. What an ending!
As for what I'm reading now...
1. The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch. Man alive, what a great book. Metal Ken read it, but I actually read the sequel first. Epic fantasy meets the caper novel. Like LotR mixed with Ocean's Eleven.
2. The Greek Passion, by Nikos Kazantzakis. Terrific book. A true classic, and a wonderful addition to my quest to become a high lit convert. Up next... Call It Sleep, by Henry Roth.
3. Arnold: The Education of A Bodybuilder, by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Great story of this supremely motivated guy, and a neat guide to his bodybuilding system.
There's other shit too, but those are the main things currently. As always. I'm reading like 4 or 5 books on evolution, psychology, and economics. Plus comic books!
The very end was absolutely fantastic... actually in retrospect the only things I truly hated were
King putting himself into the novels and the entire sequence with Dandelo.
Forgot I'm also reading:
Writing the Breakout Novel - Donald Maas
Java Concurrency in Practice - Brian Goetz etc
I've heard a lot of people say that that was one of the best parts of the whole series.
I actually liked it because it gave it this really out-there bizarre kind of feel (more than usual).
Reading through the series again (I'm a little over halfway through Wolves of the Calla), I can really appreciate how King ended the series and the little things that fit together perfectly, especially in the last few books, that I hadn't even noticed the first time through. It just shows me that the ending for the series was the only ending that was truly possible.
As for the things you disliked, I loved them both.
Sojourn - R.A. Salvatore
Java & XML - Brett D. McLaughlin & Justin Edelson
TDW - hehe yeah I'm not looking for literature... I'm slinging code 8+ hours a day, followed by guitar practice and yard work... I'm looking for fun relaxing reading at this point
Naren - obviously to each their own, but I've come to expect more/better from King over the years