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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby TwistedSister » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:43 am

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Just started it.
Four guys bury their friend alive in a coffin, with a walkie-talkie, a bottle of Scotch a flashlight and a girlie magazine. They also have a breathing tube for him.
It's a prank because the guy that's buried is getting married in three days.
Friends head off to another pub planning on coming back in a couple of hours and digging up buried friend.
They all get killed in a drunk driving crash..................
Man, this is intense already.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:37 pm

Trying to wade through "God's Politics", but it just makes me so frickin mad that these people use "because we believe X" as a sound justification for "The law of the land should reflect X". I have to put it down every now and then. Damned apologists!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:39 pm

ubidubikid #1 wrote:Eaters of the dead by Michael Crichton. It's my summer reading assignment. It's kind of based of the concept that most legends are spawned by real events. This one is supposedly the original Beowulf, told from the point of view of an arrab traveler who ended up with a group of viking warriors. A little diffrent from your average school assigned book considering the level of sex and violence in it. And of course vikings. Which are like ice pirates. Of death.


It got made into a movie called 'The 13th Warrior' with Antonio Banderas.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:38 pm

I'm getting some light reading material out of the way before I tackle War and Peace. The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy is one of them.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby tris » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:06 am

ubidubikid #1 wrote:Eaters of the dead by Michael Crichton. It's my summer reading assignment. It's kind of based of the concept that most legends are spawned by real events. This one is supposedly the original Beowulf, told from the point of view of an arrab traveler who ended up with a group of viking warriors. A little diffrent from your average school assigned book considering the level of sex and violence in it. And of course vikings. Which are like ice pirates. Of death.

I saw the film based on the book with Whatsisname Jose Banderas... they called it the 13th warrior. It was pretty crap, considering the potential of the story, and there wasnt much sex in it either, but there was a nice duelling scene between a couple of vikings!
Crichton's books are often made into Crappy films... Timeline and Congo were dreadful (I only saw the last 15 minutes of Congo, but that said ita all!!)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:00 pm

Picked up The Gunslinger for the 5th time last night. Steven, you had me at "The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed".
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:00 pm

Well, I finished reading The Faceless Ones in about four hours.

War and Peace time.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Julius Aurora » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:06 pm

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Well, I finished reading The Faceless Ones in about four hours.


That good eh?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:19 pm

Julius Aurora wrote:
Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Well, I finished reading The Faceless Ones in about four hours.


That good eh?
Not as good as the first two. It was missing something, like an epic battle between elementals. It was still okay, and there was a twist I wasn't expecting.

I make an edit to my previous post. I bought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies about an hour ago. I'm reading that first.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Julius Aurora » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:16 am

I've got it next.
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:32 am

Okey dokey.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:54 pm

This Wallis guy sucks. He admits that the bible is poorly translated yet still holds it up as a good lesson in morality. Example: The passage he's quoting says either (paraphrasing here) "When there is no prophesy the people perish" or "When there is no vision there will be unrest among the people".

That's a pretty big difference.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:14 pm

Under advice from Elvalia, I'm reading the original Pride and Prejudice before Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Will I never get to read War and Peace?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Julius Aurora » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:15 pm

You will eventually. I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and I have read the original.
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Ubi Dubium » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:12 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Under advice from Elvalia, I'm reading the original Pride and Prejudice before Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Will I never get to read War and Peace?

I think War and Peace is always the book you are planning to get around to, but never actually read. I've been meaning to read it sometime for many years, but never have. There's always something more interesting comes up that you want to read first.

Right now I am working on A Beautiful Mind. It's a lot drier than I expected. Lots of detail about who Nash was working with when, and who wrote what paper, but not much insight into what they were actually doing. I'd hoped that a book about a crazy mathematician would be full of craziness and math, but not so far. (The movie was great, though.) I'll give it a little longer to get interesting before I put it down. Maybe I'll read War and Peace next.
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