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? Man, ? Amazing
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I'm reading some Pratchett right now, but have been all over the map. Nothing like Christmas shopping for other people. I always end up proof reading the books for people so that I know they aren't ... lemons.

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Just started The Other Insect Societies. Kind of technical but highly interesting so far.

Dikiyoba.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

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Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Well I don't think you'll ever have to worry about the last two being made into movies...
Truth. Seriously, that movie was so... disappointing. My first midnight showing and it was wasted, just like so many other first times.

In other news, Calvin and Hobbes never goes out of style.

Even if the first movie did well, the 'church' would be even more up in arms about the last two...

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Many passages of writings include "secular" symbolic references to God. If they're going to accuse literature of secularization, they might as well accuse society as well.

[ Tuesday, December 18, 2007 18:42: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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I don't knwo for sure but I'm assuming your talking about His Dark Materials trilogy. I loved the books more than anything else I've read before but I hated to movie with such contempt that about half way through wathing it I went insane with anger and they kicked me out of the movie theater.

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Since I am the official bearer of bad tidings for this thread, and since it somehow hasn't come up here yet, I present to you... disaster.

—Alorael, who would like to know why it couldn't have been one of those other fantasy Terrys. Yes, that's a terrible thing to say, but does literature really need Terry Goodkind?
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Still working on the Hitchhiker's Trilogy. Somewhere in the middle of The Restraunt at the End of the Universe.

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Nalyd liked that series up to the reality-swap part.

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Finished reading Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell.

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Read the Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair, a science fiction romance.

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quote:
Originally written by Narrow Ways:

Since I am the official bearer of bad tidings for this thread, and since it somehow hasn't come up here yet, I present to you... disaster.

—Alorael, who would like to know why it couldn't have been one of those other fantasy Terrys. Yes, that's a terrible thing to say, but does literature really need Terry Goodkind?

I freaked out and thought he died. This is a bit less bad. (Though not by much, technically)... :(

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It is very sad that Terry Pratchett got alzheimers.

Let me see.

I finished reading a number of books since last I posted.

The last one I read was The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia. This is a really beautiful book. It is an urban fantasy set in a fairytale underground Moscow with very odd creatures like Zhemun the celestial cow and other things. It is quite good.

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Finishing up "Middlesex," by Jeffrey Eugenides. To say it's about a Greek hermaphrodite doesn't quite do it justice, but is factually accurate nonetheless.

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I'm about 4 pages from finishing Snow White and the Seven Samurai.

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I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Tiberius Colbert.

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I read Scheherezade Goes West by Fatema Mernissi. This is a kind of odd book. It is about the concept of the harem in the western world and the middle east. It is written by a Moroccan professor who is an Islamic feminist so it has a very different view of the world than one which I am used to. The book is pretty intriguing.

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I got "Numerical Recipes in C++" for Christmas, and have been working my way through it. It is indisputably the most fantastic programming book I've ever read. I also got and have already finished "Soon I will Be Invincible", which I enjoyed a great deal.

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I've been reading the Fables series of graphic novels by Bill Willingham. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful. The stories involve fairytale creatures in modern Manhattan who have been fleeing an adversary in the land of fables. The series has won five Eisner awards this year in 2007, three in 2006, and two in 2005. It really is excellent.

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I'm reading a collection of short stories from such writers like Ursula Le Quin and Ray Bradbury. Still three stories to go, then I'll continue with a book from Stanislaw Lem

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The Stars my Destination

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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover books.

And, as you might be able to judge by the name, Goldenking's mentioning of the Hitchiker series made Nalyd obsessed with it.

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The Stars My Destination was made into a very interesting graphic novel -- read comic book.

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John Steinbeck - East of Eden

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I read the graphic novel illustrated by Charles Vess, A Book of Ballads which takes old Irish, English, and Scottish ballads and turns them into comic book stories with the ballads written out as poems at the end of each story.

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Now my English teacher says we're going to read Macbeth. :(

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