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Reply #1395 on: May 12, 2010, 12:31:00 AM
Idk wtf you guys are talking about. Like I said earlier its answering a lot of questions for me

I for one am talking about like a twenty minute skim in a Borders book store.  I'm not at all trying to debate the merits of a book I've only speculated to be bullshit, and what I mean is, please, tell me what's badass and what questions it's answering for you because I'm all ears.

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Reply #1396 on: May 23, 2010, 12:25:43 AM
almost finished with

and it's fucking great

with this next


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Reply #1397 on: May 26, 2010, 10:19:24 PM
Just finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I read that the original Swedish title is something like 'Men Who Hate Women'...probably not as commercial over here. It was good, I didn't quite get what all the fuss is about as it did seem a bit predictable and rushed near the end. Some long and redundant stretches in the mid-section of the book. I haven't seen the movie, but I think it would seem to be a cross between Insomnia and The Silence of the Lambs. I kind of hope Fincher doesn't remake this and turns his attentions to something else.
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Reply #1398 on: May 26, 2010, 10:28:26 PM

that cover is gross. you can still see a fleshy pink bit in the bottom picture even tho her eye is closed.

they should've called it "in the blink of a STYE"
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Reply #1399 on: May 27, 2010, 07:49:06 AM

(the actual cover's not as sickly green as this)

Fucking excellent (so far).
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Reply #1400 on: June 29, 2010, 10:46:33 AM

Anyone read this? I'm about 100 pages in. It's so well written and compelling that I've been really enjoying it, but at a snail's pace. I'm not a fast reader. It's a great portrait of Adams, and a damn good historical perspective.


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Reply #1401 on: July 23, 2010, 10:07:27 PM

I'm hooked.
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Reply #1402 on: July 23, 2010, 11:05:18 PM
About to start this...
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Reply #1403 on: July 25, 2010, 05:48:21 PM

my grandmother's on treatment these days and i read about it and got curious. fuck cancer.


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Reply #1404 on: July 25, 2010, 05:58:28 PM
reading a few things simultaneously.
been writing crime films and doing a lot of real-life research, which is almost more fun than writing.  and the books help me talk to them in a reasonably informed manner.

it's about CIA's war against pablo escobar.  I heard it's turning into a film soon too.

about FBI's first and only undercover agent handling stolen art and treasures.
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Reply #1405 on: July 26, 2010, 04:07:15 PM

I'll be honest, I wasn't positive that he was in fact human.

Now I know.
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Reply #1406 on: September 03, 2010, 05:28:26 PM
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Reply #1407 on: September 05, 2010, 03:37:48 PM

It's very good.  Indebted to Kierkegaard, but since Kierkegaard never wrote a novel, The Moviegoer it's as close as we can get.  A lovely meditation on Southern mores, the quest for meaning, and the movies. 


Perhaps the ugliest cover I have ever seen.  The Corrections got me started on serious fiction again, so I'm looking forward to this.  Anyone else going to read it?


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Reply #1408 on: September 17, 2010, 12:02:27 AM
Del James- The Language of Fear.

read this when i was 16 and just started re-reading it.

great collection of short stories.


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Reply #1409 on: September 17, 2010, 12:12:56 AM
Perhaps the ugliest cover I have ever seen.  The Corrections got me started on serious fiction again, so I'm looking forward to this.  Anyone else going to read it?

The Corrections felt like reading a smart, precocious kid emulating his favorite writers. I didn't get much out of it. I'll give Franzen another chance, though; he could have some good novels in him once he grows up.
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