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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:13 pm

awright wrote:I just checked out the complete Sandman from the local library and plan to invest some time in that for awhile. It's received so much praise and the story is much more interesting than I had imagined.

Cwilkins tried reading that but the art work turned him completely off from it
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Re: What to read?

Postby awright » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:44 pm

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awright wrote:I just checked out the complete Sandman from the local library and plan to invest some time in that for awhile. It's received so much praise and the story is much more interesting than I had imagined.

Cwilkins tried reading that but the art work turned him completely off from it


That's why it's taken so long for me to get into it. It's weird, I always hated the artwork and today I picked it up and instantly tolerated it. I also used to be intimidated by the amount of dialogue on a page but it's not nearly as bad as I thought. Only a bit in but really enjoying it thus far. Waking up early to read more tomorrow


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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:10 am

DannyFanny wrote:Finished ready player one today with like 9 hours left on my drive.

I really liked the references and subject matter of the book but felt the plot line was fairly basic.

I'm excited to check out his book coming out in July.

Book came out last week. Did you pick it up?


Also making note here for me to read Seveneves
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:10 am

Nope. Not yet I have a book I want to finish reading first then will pick it up.


seems like it's getting mixed reviews on amazon.
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:48 pm

DannyFanny wrote:I felt TBiFoS showed a lot more character growth in John and Dave and had a touch more realism than JDatE. Not to say that these books are realistic, because they aren't. To me the ending felt a little rushed after this long tense build up.


Couldn't agree more with this statement. As a whole TBIFOS was the better book. More interesting story, characters grew and mattered, things weren't just silly to be silly (all of the time)

I also had problems with the ending. The magic Jesus painting that shot lasers out of his eyes was a little much. Would have like a better way of dealing with Them. There were a few other things I would have liked more explanation on, like Carlos, but I thought it was all pretty great. Didn't ever feel like a chore to read.

Falconer stuff at the end was very funny with how they settled on the book deal. The wiener to stop the AC 130 was good too.

Thanks for suggesting the books Danny. There is no way I would have read either if you didn't back them. They are certainly not for everyone, but I liked them. Now I should watch the movie
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Re: What to read?

Postby JocelynJane » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:11 pm

Just got done reading The Grapes of Wrath... Definitely enjoyed more than Fahrenheit 451, but am ready for just a little bit of mindless, fun reading before the summer is over.

For anyone who has read it... Home girl breastfeeding the 50 year old man starving to death at the end?! I can't. I know it is supposed to be a greater commentary on the unity of those who are suffering together but... Come on... I couldn't deal with it. I would go on to tell you what I enjoyed about it/my thoughts... But I feel like no one is probably going to run out and read it, nor do they care.

Going to read a suspense/true crime type of book next for book club, which I'm excited about. That's my kind of book. The Reconstruction of Amelia or something?
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Re: What to read?

Postby awright » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:24 pm

I heard the Girl on the Train is good and I might start reading it.


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Re: What to read?

Postby JocelynJane » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:17 am

awright wrote:I heard the Girl on the Train is good and I might start reading it.


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It is good. A slow burner for sure, but good.
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:25 am

What's a good comic reader for tablet devices?
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:22 pm

DannyFanny wrote:What's a good comic reader for tablet devices?

blog/tech-apps/best-comic-book-reader-andriod-comicat/

Comicat is my favorite for android.
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:36 pm

Picked up my mothers old tablet and comicat. Should be able to burn through the hellblazer series after I finish a few other comics this week or so.
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Re: What to read?

Postby awright » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:59 pm

DannyFanny wrote:Picked up my mothers old tablet and comicat. Should be able to burn through the hellblazer series after I finish a few other comics this week or so.


Which ones!?


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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:08 pm

I borrowed the first two Akira novels from a friend
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:35 pm

Im between books and comics again. Any suggestions? If I can't find anything new there is always Batman

Ohhh. Is Tom Hardy 99 Bullets confirmed?
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:41 pm

I recently read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I thought that was a fun book. It's an easy and fairly quick read. You can watch the movie too if you haven't seen it. It has a Alan Rickman playing a manic depressed robot.

Currently reading Kurt Vonnegut's, "The Sirens of Titan." And will probably read Ayn Rand's Anthem next followed by the first book Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Of course, I've been slowly reading the Akira series.
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:51 am

HGthG has been on my Kindle for years. Almost read it last year but cwilkins talked me out of it for some reason
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Re: What to read?

Postby awright » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:03 pm

Seveneves is loaded up on the tablet for me...check it out


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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:26 pm

awright wrote:Seveneves is loaded up on the tablet for me...check it out


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How did you hear about that? That is actually on my list of options. Tech podcast who like Wool and The Martian recommend it.
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:53 pm

Tyler wrote:How did you hear about that? That is actually on my list of options. Tech podcast who like Wool and The Martian recommend it.

They actually put a "if you like The Martian, then read these" list
http://www.tested.com/art/465755-if-you-liked-martian/
2 books on there by Neal Stephenson, the guy who wrote Seveneves. I think I am going to work my way through Neal Stephenson's work. At least his most popular ones. Will save Seveneves for last maybe.
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Re: What to read?

Postby awright » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:13 pm

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awright wrote:Seveneves is loaded up on the tablet for me...check it out


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How did you hear about that? That is actually on my list of options. Tech podcast who like Wool and The Martian recommend it.


Peruse through potential reads every now and again and stumbled upon it online and pulled the trigger. Just need to read it now lol


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