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What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by incabloc, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. marygoround

    marygoround Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2012
    Philippines
    Mary
    Currently reading Thomas Harris' Red Dragon,

    red-dragon.



    Done with Silence of the lambs, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising
     
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  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    Orhan pamuk's "Istanbul" and haruki murakami's "1q84"
     
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  4. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

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    May 21, 2012
    MN
    Tom
    Hey, my buddy Tom Richmond is one of the main MAD artists, most likely in that book :)
     
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  5. jpcairns

    jpcairns Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Joshua
    About to start Slaughterhouse 5.

    For anyone who hasn't read dystopian books, I highly suggest it.
    Begin with the classics:
    - Brave New World
    - Nineteen Eighty Four
    - We

    Then move on to:
    - Fahrenheit 451
    - Animal Farm
    etc.
     
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  6. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  7. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It seems everything I read lately is dystopian fiction, and that's just going through the election flyers in my mailbox. ;-) In that spirit, however, I'm reading "Wool".
     
  9. Phoque

    Phoque Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 18, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
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  10. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I don't read many fiction books but all the ones listed I actually did finish.... they are great! Back in the day I was a big fan of Dean Koontz and Steven King (as well as Richard Bachman). My favorite short story was "Typewriter of the gods". Needful Things and Dark Half.

    I've just finished Rich Dad Poor Dad from the perspective of a skeptic / critic. It provides good insight but Eh... it paints a rosy capitalistic picture in a evangelistic tone. Filter all that B.S. out and there is some good content for the financial beginner.

    Probably not what most here would consider joyful reading but I've been working my way through Wealth of Nations. I still wonder today why its not required reading in the High school classroom.

    [EDIT] Doh... Not typewriter of the gods ... Its word processor of the gods. lol
     
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  11. melonbread

    melonbread Mu-43 Regular

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    Melbourne, Australia.
    Jannette
    Just finished the feel-good read "The Happiest Refugee" by Anh Do, great little pick me ups and was extremely relevant to my family. Really enjoyed it :). Unfortunately on my kindle... so I must get a pic of the cover :)
     
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  12. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2012
    I'm reading a well-thumbed copy of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" to gain a greater understanding of Hemingway's writing style.

    Hemingway2.
     
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  13. Papadoc

    Papadoc Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 12, 2012
    I read Slaughterhouse Five one night before a Chem exam in college. That's when I read novels most--the nights before big exams. The ultimate procrastinator.
     
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  14. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    I bet you passed your Chem with flying colors!
     
  15. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  16. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    :thumbup:
     
  17. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    No great photograph, since I read it as an e-book, but this was one of the most emotionally involving books I've read in a long time, though in a subtle way that builds gradually. It's written a style that's unique in my experience. It is, at the same time, both disturbing and uplifting. An impressive work of fiction, though perhaps not to everyone's taste. It's categorized as science fiction, but don't let that turn you off. It's about as far from Star Wars as a story could be.

    Oh, I'd avoid reading any reviews that might clue you in to the basic plot or story line. The book reveals its secrets gradually, and is more powerful for it.

    Never_Let_Me_Go.
     
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  18. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    On audio book - 48 hours!
    The_Stand_cover.

    On the Kindle.
    Trueman5.

    Dead tree format:
    creedOrChaosSayers.
     
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  19. Papadoc

    Papadoc Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 12, 2012
    Lol. I don't remember my grade. On other nights before big tests I read Macbeth, All Quiet On The Western Front, Animal Farm...I did graduate, but don't remember grades.
     
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  20. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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