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    I'm halfway through Into the Wild and I still don't know how to feel about the protagonist yet. I completely agree with the author's note at the beginning, I just don't know which way I'm leaning yet. Interesting case, nonetheless.

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    My fave cover...


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    I picked up Cormac McCarthy's The Road and JPod by Douglas Coupland today.

    I've heard good things about The Road, but has anyone read JPod?

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    Quote Quoting lovejuice (view post)
    also how's about favorite cover?


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    those covers are hot damn! they just don't do it like they used to.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    Books I'm Reading:
    The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan
    Nice. I know I've mentioned it before, but I like this one a lot.

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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    Nice. I know I've mentioned it before, but I like this one a lot.
    I haven't started it yet, but it'll be the next book I read. I should have time tonight.

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    I finished Dick's first book this morning, Solar Lottery. It's pretty good. Definitely a first book, as it suffers from on-the-nose dialog and it looses track of many of the great concepts he sets up in the first half, but it is still pretty good.

    Next up I am going to re-read The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester, and then the new Lansdale collection, Lord of the Razor.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    I haven't started it yet, but it'll be the next book I read. I should have time tonight.
    It's a quick read too. I don't remember how long it took me, but I don't think it was more than 2 or 3 days.

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    Quote Quoting Daniel Davis (view post)
    Next up I am going to re-read The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester, and then the new Lansdale collection, Lord of the Razor.
    anything to do with stallone's movie?

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    Quote Quoting lovejuice (view post)
    anything to do with stallone's movie?
    Nope!

    It's a collection of some of Lansdale's earliest horror short stories that have been long out of print. It contains his novella, The Nightrunners, which is often cited as one of the best horror stories ever written. I've never read it before and I am really looking forward to it. Lansdale is in a class all by himself when it comes to prose, plot, and gripping narratives.

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    Is this the other cover you were referring to, lovejuice?


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    Quote Quoting lovejuice (view post)
    those covers are hot damn! they just don't do it like they used to.
    Well, not many paint like Breughel anymore...
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Is this the other cover you were referring to, lovejuice?
    actually i'm referring to this



    somehow i'm not sure anymore if it's an actual cover, since i've never seen it anywhere except in her unofficial website.

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    Considering I'm around books all day, I'm probably going to read a lot more (I can use Borders like a library anytime).

    I'm thinking about reading Life of Pi.
    Sure why not?

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    Quote Quoting Watashi (view post)
    Considering I'm around books all day, I'm probably going to read a lot more (I can use Borders like a library anytime).

    I'm thinking about reading Life of Pi.
    That would be a brilliant place to start. I've grown to love that book more and more since I finished.

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    What I've read in 2007 so far:

    Books read in 2007:

    A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin
    A Feast For Crows –George R. R. Martin
    Teacher Man – Ian McEwan
    The Mote In God’s Eye – Larry Niven & Pourelle
    Good Life, Good Death – Gehlek Rimpoche
    Dreams - C.G. Jung
    The Horse & His Boy – C.S. Lewis
    Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis
    The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis
    The Hellenistic Age – Peter Green
    Paradigms Lost – John Simon
    The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga – Swami Vishnu-Devananda
    Shadow of the Torturer – Gene Wolfe
    Galactic Pot-Healer – Philip K. Dick
    Claw of the Conciliator – Gene Wolfe
    The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books - James Garvey
    Dreamers of Dreams – John Simon
    Sword of the Lictor – Gene Wolfe
    Citadel of the Autarch – Gene Wolfe
    Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of American Culture
    Venus In Furs – Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- J.K. Rowling
    Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
    Meetings With Remarkable Men – G.I. Gurdjieff
    I Heard the Owl Call My Name – Margaret Craven
    The Chocolate War – Robert Cormier
    Beyond the Chocolate War – Robert Cormier
    Wolf By The Ears – Ann Rinaldi

    Abandoned books in 2007
    Eva – Peter Dickinson (just not very engaging)
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    Last night, I set up what will be my reading schedule probably through January. I finished Gaiman's American Gods and loved it. So, I've started on Plato's dialogues today and will start Wicked over the weekend.

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    Has anyone read Darkly Dreaming Dexter? Is it worth a blind buy?

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    Quote Quoting jenniferofthejungle (view post)
    Has anyone read Darkly Dreaming Dexter? Is it worth a blind buy?
    It was terrible. And you know how much I love Dexter. I almost didn't finish it. Grab it from the library if you can't resist reading it.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    It was terrible. And you know how much I love Dexter. I almost didn't finish it. Grab it from the library if you can't resist reading it.
    I just removed it from my amazon shopping cart and added it to my library queue.

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    Quote Quoting jenniferofthejungle (view post)
    I just removed it from my amazon shopping cart and added it to my library queue.


    You won't regret it. I'm not the only fan of the show who thought the book was terrible. I lent it to a friend and he had the exact same complaints I had.

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    Quote Quoting Watashi (view post)
    Considering I'm around books all day, I'm probably going to read a lot more (I can use Borders like a library anytime).

    I'm thinking about reading Life of Pi.
    i know you can find all sorts of weirdo here, but i can't imagine anyone not liking this book.

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    Quote Quoting Watashi (view post)
    Considering I'm around books all day, I'm probably going to read a lot more (I can use Borders like a library anytime).
    Can you really? When I worked at Borders, despite the fact that our mall was on the verge of closing and our traffic was pretty much nill (seriously, I could work a six hour shift and ring five transactions), my store manager prohibited all of us from doing all reading of all kinds. And she'd essentially pace around the store, on the prowl for any ne'er-do-wells who might be brushing up on their Sophocles. So, I spent a lot of time either covertly trying to read Aesop's fables in chunk with one eye on the book and one eye surveying any approaching shapes, or simply behind my till, staring straight forward.

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    Quote Quoting Sycophant (view post)
    Can you really? When I worked at Borders, despite the fact that our mall was on the verge of closing and our traffic was pretty much nill (seriously, I could work a six hour shift and ring five transactions), my store manager prohibited all of us from doing all reading of all kinds. And she'd essentially pace around the store, on the prowl for any ne'er-do-wells who might be brushing up on their Sophocles. So, I spent a lot of time either covertly trying to read Aesop's fables in chunk with one eye on the book and one eye surveying any approaching shapes, or simply behind my till, staring straight forward.
    I'd resent any employee perving a book before I got to it.

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