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Old 03-22-2005, 08:27 PM   #201
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oh and i forgot

how could i forget... Writhe and shine, read it constantly, Love it!
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:05 AM   #202
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I'm reading the first book of Mission Earth, The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard. Hopefully it'll be a decent book.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:28 PM   #203
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Re: oh and i forgot

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how could i forget... Writhe and shine, read it constantly, Love it!
I've read that- it's a pretty funny series. I'm now reading "Pet Cemetery" by Stephen King. My friend Greeny is always reading Stephen King, and he has good taste in stuff, so I thought I'd check this book out... actually, I've also read Kujo, and liked it. So here goes.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:52 AM   #204
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I finished reading Stephen King's The Dark Half three days ago, and now I'm into Jenna Jameson's How To Make Love Like A Porn Star:A Cautionary Tale which is extremely fun, and done with Neil Straus... so it pretty much resembles many other autobiographies (for example - Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out Of Hell which happens to be one of my favorite books of all time).
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:57 AM   #205
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That is such a halarious title for a book. "... A Cautionary Tale." That just adds icing to the cake. I think that is a book I would like to read.

For a while I was in a Steven King faze back in high school. For some reason my school library had practically all of his books. I would be in there every lunch period reading whatever caught my fancy. "Gerad's Game" (I believe it's called) was the craziest of his that I've read. It made me vow to myself either no s&m if I'm with a man 50+ and there is no way for me to get loose, or make sure I push the man I'm with to stay fit so that when we do s&m, he won't get a heart attack on me and leave me handcuffed to a bed to starve myself to death. *>.<*

Right now I'm rereading "The Unicorn Treasury" by Bruce Coville. It's a recent paperback reprinting of an older hardback book from the 80's. The one from the 80's was better though. It had these beautiful greyscale paintings and drawings that set such a lovely mood for the book. *sigh* I love junior fiction. So innocent and creative with splashings of dark. I have to check out that book on Faires by Brian Fraud and Alan Lee.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:44 PM   #206
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Jenna's book is awesome. You should get it, if for nothing, then for the laughts. I ordered it thinkin': "hell, world's greatest porn star MUST have something interesting to say" and I wasn't mistaken.

As for Stephen King, Gerald's Game is probably my favorite among his books, but its closely followed by Misery. For some reason, I didn't like Cujo that much though...
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:41 AM   #207
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I can understand ... Cujo was a very strange book. A lot of loose ends and that spirit entity that I could never figure out. It's been years since I've read it, but the book seems to be a parody of H.P Lovecraft's style of writing. Then again you can say that of most of King's books - takes place in a New England setting (fictional hotspot for weirdness) and involves an overwhelming sense of evil, mystery, weirdness and an ending that leaves a lot to the imagination (or just abruptly ends) for which Lovecraft is known. I guess I have to read the book agian ... perhaps I will understand it better.
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:47 AM   #208
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Yup. It's always somewhere in Maine for King, isn't it?

Writhe and Shine: excellent.

I'm not into scientology, but read all of Mission Earth when I was 17 or 18 and LOVED all 10 or 11 volumes. It's narrated in 1st person by the most ghastly, morally corrupt character you'll ever see.

Hubbard's SCI-Fi books are pretty good (not Asimov, Heinlein or K.Dick good, but good nonetheless)
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:22 PM   #209
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:42 AM   #210
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I started today Tzvetan Todorov's Introduction a la litterature fantastique, in Greek of course.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:58 AM   #211
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I'm reading "Goth:Identity and Subculture" by paul hodkinson, facinatinglook at goth from various sociological perspectives by a goth sociologist,,, high recomendation
Indeed it is a very interesting book, I own a copy.

However, you can tell it is a dissertation written by a student and his research was done solely in the UK, if I remember correctly.

On the other hand, most of Hodkinson's remarks apply to goths everywhere.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:12 AM   #212
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He didn't get dates in high school!!

Holy Shit!

He's Bruce Campbell!
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:41 AM   #213
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:50 AM   #214
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"Soviet AirLand Battle Tactics"

Supposedly they say this book was used by professors in military theory and strategy courses, but god damn - the SOB who wrote this conveys the same basic concepts over and over again (like 20% of the actual book has anything to do with tactics), relies heavily on quotes from other literary works in the area (might as well just have read one of those), and uses goofy phrasing (which essentially ends up saying extremely basic shit) and complex diagrams that hardly parallel with the reading that he probably ripped off from one of the sources he constantly cites.

Ah well... it was $5 dollars and used, so I guess I wasn't too ripped off.
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:36 AM   #215
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Heheh... Binkie, you really are a military geek, aren't you? Hey, there's nothing wrong with that, it's just usually a preoccupation I associate with nerdy boys. I have a lot of friends like that. You know, you've got your Vietnam geek, WWII geek, Submarine geek... History + weapons and tactics often makes for interesting reading, I'll go along with that, but it's sometimes sad when you get these guys who actually dream of performing great feats in battle when they have no concept of what it's like, or even the politics of it. That's what games are for, I guess.

But I digress...

I'm just starting on Kurt Vonnegut's Timequake, which looks to be another cerebral and highly amusing book by one of my favourite authors. Inbetween that I treat myself with morbid morsels from The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, which my clever sister recently bought for me in London.
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:46 AM   #216
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'bag of bones' by stephen king - arguably the last great work by Him.

as for 'cujo' - i read in a biography (was it an autobiography? can't remember, but the quote was his.) that he didn't remember writing 'cujo'. the entire text was laid down in a short period of time, while blitzed on whatever he was taking that night, when his addictions were at their worst - as was his anger, fear, insecurity, etc.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:25 AM   #217
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She Wakes by Jack Ketchum.

Recently I've been reading everything I can get by Laymon (any suggestions????) but Ketchum has me distracted in the BEST kind of way. I read The Lost and rushed out immediately afterward to find whatever I could by him.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:54 PM   #218
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I'm reading Lord of the Rings again!!!
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:06 PM   #219
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'bag of bones' by stephen king - arguably the last great work by Him.
This one was great. I never got to finish it though...
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:50 PM   #220
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It took me two weeks, but I just finished rereading the entire Dragonriders of Pern saga. Well, until the point where her son took over. There's just been something about this series, since I first read it way back when, that I find endearing.

I <3 Ruth, he's just the best dragon ever.
Yes he is!

I get the feeling maybe that we're the only ones reading this series?

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Old 04-08-2005, 10:55 PM   #221
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Binkie, you really are a military geek, aren't you? Hey, there's nothing wrong with that
Nothing wrong with building pirate ships out of legos either. ;)

No, but seriously, I'm not just reading stuff like that for the hell of it. Trying to fine tune my knowledge on Soviet soldiers for a book. Besides, you never know when the topic of Soviet Military Strategy might come up in a conversation. I want to be prepared. :D
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:29 PM   #222
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It took me two weeks, but I just finished rereading the entire Dragonriders of Pern saga. Well, until the point where her son took over. There's just been something about this series, since I first read it way back when, that I find endearing.

I <3 Ruth, he's just the best dragon ever.
Yes he is!

I get the feeling maybe that we're the only ones reading this series?

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I wanna read that now! My friends Greeny and Adam were reading those! Adam's really funny... he sits on a stool in front of my German teacer and just... stares at him... or throws his toy cow at him... I call him "Dingus Kahn" sometimes. I said "Adam, if you were a puppy, I would name you "Dingus Kahn"". My friend Kim said, "He is your puppy". I'm really sorry and really tired. Um... I'm going to read "Peter Pan".
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:33 PM   #223
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I just finished "Pale Moon Rising" by Ginna Gray...it was good





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Old 04-12-2005, 03:48 PM   #224
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Friedrich Duerrenmatt - A dangerous Game (die Panne)

I was really impressed.

Now, seriously, Duerrenmatt is an interesting author...black humor, somewhat kafkaesk, but still original with a fresh style-I can only suggest reading his stuff.

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