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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2013 11:16 PM »
I disliked Lord of the Flies and most of the books I had to read in high school

the only one i did like was A Seperate Peace


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« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2013 12:05 PM »
I ordered Lost at Sea because of this thread.

Holy shit that was awful. Keep your fucking teenage angst to yourselves.

usually people would expect me to defend bryan lee o malley because i'm lame like that, but i actually agree with you. lost at sea isn't very good imo. not terrible, just not good. the only reason i bought it and pretty much everyone else did is because of his name, otherwise it would've just disappeared along with the 100's of other graphic novels of its time.

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« Reply #42 on: June 1, 2013 10:26 PM »
This thread.

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« Reply #43 on: June 1, 2013 10:30 PM »
usually people would expect me to defend bryan lee o malley because i'm lame like that, but i actually agree with you. lost at sea isn't very good imo. not terrible, just not good. the only reason i bought it and pretty much everyone else did is because of his name, otherwise it would've just disappeared along with the 100's of other graphic novels of its time.

Yeah. I actually really enjoyed Scott Pilgrim, EVEN THE ART STYLE. The art has kinda been ruined for me by the enormous shitty fanbase, but it was really pretty decent and original at the time. It's an easy style that makes for great comics, and the storyline was pretty decent too.

When I got Lost at Sea I was expecting a Scott Pilgrim with less stupid sellout video game references, and more real emotional content that actually meant something. I felt like I just got mushy wishy washy bullshit that was written by an author who was trying a little too hard to be edgy for the teens.
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« Reply #44 on: June 6, 2013 01:58 AM »


Just started re-reading this. One of my favourite short stories.

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« Reply #45 on: June 6, 2013 02:13 AM »

Read it if you like not wanting to be alive.

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« Reply #46 on: June 6, 2013 06:56 AM »
If you guys like short mind-blowing science fiction, http://qntm.org/fiction is pretty badass.
"I don't know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility" is probably my favorite.
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« Reply #47 on: July 7, 2013 10:29 AM »
Just read



It's a pretty philosophical young-adult novel. Makes ya cry. Sobs.
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« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2013 06:19 AM »
Just read



It's a pretty philosophical young-adult novel. Makes ya cry. Sobs.
I've had that on my shelf for a while, is it any good?


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« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2013 07:12 AM »
I've had that on my shelf for a while, is it any good?
YEAH. I read it over the weekend and it's really captivating. The characters are all very relatable and interesting. The major theme throughout the book is death and how people deal with it.
Just don't read the copyright/publishing date pages if you decide to pick the book up. There's a stupid spoiler in there that ruined a major plot twist for me. The editor is a jackass.
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« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2013 07:15 AM »
Also, my copy of Masters of Doom just came in the mail, so I'm tearing through that now.


So far so good. It's about John Carmack and John Romero, their lives, the founding of id software, and how that changed them.

Also, yes, I read a lot.
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« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2013 07:56 AM »
That one sounds quite interesting, I may have to check that out.

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« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2013 12:41 PM »



american gods

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« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2013 02:40 PM »

a not-really-manga collection of 6 short stories that make you feel warm inside

go read it, you fricks
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« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2013 03:30 PM »


yeah this is what ive been reading. its definitely entertaining and seems to be a fairly objective view of the guy. he comes across so much differently in this book than the impression i got from him from all his keynotes and stuff.

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« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2013 07:33 PM »
It is pretty funny! But a humor that I know not everyone likes. It's a series of short essays by David Sedaris so if you are not sure you will like it you can probally read one of the stories right there in the book store, or in the sample on Amazon.
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« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2013 02:30 AM »
Is it weird that I'm also reading a book called Changeling?

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« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2013 02:30 AM »
If you guys like short mind-blowing science fiction, http://qntm.org/fiction is pretty badass.
"I don't know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility" is probably my favorite.
Thanks so fucking much Josh for sharing this!! @A@
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Anywho, At the moment, I am reading "Pathfinder" By Orson Scott Card. It's very good so far (about 100 pages in), and it is worth the read in my opinion. Since it is Card, and you can never go wrong with his works.

Also, Josh, if you see this, read "Saint Amy's Tale" By Orson Scott Card. It's a surreal science fiction novella that you may like.

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« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2013 06:04 PM »
very short read about a young boy and a deaf girl. very good story
http://www.mangapark.com/manga/koe-no-katachi/c0/all

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« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2013 08:15 PM »
just finished 'naked lunch'. onwards to 'waiting for godot'