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07-10-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Currently, I'm going though the best of Pratchett's Discworld as I just finished his newest book I Shall Wear Midnight. Any other Terry Pratchett fans or does he reign in more British fans then other?
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11-10-2010, 10:05 AM
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Currently reading The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Smollett for class, and trying to get through The Portable Atheist in my non-existent free time.

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11-10-2010, 06:37 PM
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I just started John Irving's Last Night in Twisted River

This will be, I think, the 4th Irving book I've read. I'm a big fan and his books never disappoint. He tends to do a decent amount of religious imagery so some here may have an issue with him but I really enjoy his work. A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my all time favorite books.

My all time favorite is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. I also really enjoyed Worlds Without End.

Follet's got a new book out that I'll pick up when I've some time. I need to finish the book I've got, though. Reading time is tough for me so it can take me some time to get through a book. I just work too much.

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11-10-2010, 07:01 PM
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(06-10-2010 11:52 PM)Mindprowler Wrote:  Lord Of The Flies is a pretty cool read. Decent movie as well.
Which movie did you see? I saw the black and white film and it's honestly the worst film I've seen in my entire life (no exaggeration).

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13-10-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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1) Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu. Insights on life, the universe and (almost) everything from the mind of a man who does not claim to know it all. I'm mainly reading it because it served as (Internet Infidel) Dr. Richard Carrier's philosophy until he decided he was an atheist. I wanted to see where he was coming from.

2) The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis DeSade. I probably shouldn't have mentioned this book but I have a tendency to explore the dark side of human desires.

3) From the Streets of Cleveland! American Splendor by Harvey Pekar and various illustrators. I identify with him because I am also a hum drum file clerk with minor adventures and a desire to express myself artistically.

4) Tartuffe by Moliere. Blind faith and royal scams conspire to bring a wealthy man to his knees... luckily this is a comedy so there is a happy ending.

5) Just a Pilgrim by Garth Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra. A happy romp through a post apocalyptic wasteland where a beseiged band of stragglers find... er, salvation at the hands of a rifle toting, Scripture spouting stranger with a shady past.

More to come because I can't stop reading...
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15-10-2010, 09:01 AM
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(07-10-2010 12:19 PM)violentpixi Wrote:  Currently, I'm going though the best of Pratchett's Discworld as I just finished his newest book I Shall Wear Midnight. Any other Terry Pratchett fans or does he reign in more British fans then other?

I'm an American, and Terry Pratchett is my all-time favorite author. I'm getting I Shall Wear Midnight as a birthday present, actually. Otherwise I would have read it already. Birthday's on Tuesday.

You can probably tell that I'm a Pratchett fan by looking at my sig.

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15-10-2010, 10:16 AM
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Well I finished Lord of the Flies, so now my English class is reading 12 Angry Men.

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16-10-2010, 02:43 PM
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12 Angry Men kicks ass.

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18-10-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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The Adventures of Tom Saywer, for fun believe it or not!
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19-10-2010, 07:01 AM
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(18-10-2010 05:50 PM)BethanyIsRuthie Wrote:  The Adventures of Tom Saywer, for fun believe it or not!

I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn last year for fun myself. Twain/Clemens was an amazing writer and years ahead of his time.

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