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Postby Kristyrat » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:27 pm

Otohiko wrote:Next on the list is Danielewski's "House of Leaves", on Orwell's insistence.


Gah, I've been looking everywhere for that. /me steals O:
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Postby Otohiko » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:30 pm

Dude, go to Chapters (the big one next to Rideau). They have like 50 copies of the beast :P
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Postby Moonlight Soldier » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:14 pm

House of Leaves is awesome :up:

I'm uhh, readin' some Shakespeare and some Marlowe :P
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Postby Otohiko » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:22 pm

Moonlight Soldier wrote:some Shakespeare


And more specifically, praytell?

(a bit of a Shakespeare fan, myself) :roll:
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:50 pm

Moonlight Soldier wrote:House of Leaves is awesome :up:

I bought it for my brother who lives in Japan. It was a revised version, though, but it looked pretty classy. And a friend of mine has his copy signed by Danielewski. :o
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Postby Orwell » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:12 am

Otohiko wrote:Next on the list is Danielewski's "House of Leaves", on Orwell's insistence.


Must spread House of Leaves to the donating masses. Go forth and purchase!

Uh.... I'm actively reading Dark Tower series, 5 at the moment.

I've got A History of Rome: Down to the Reign of Constantine by M. Cary and H.H Scullard to finish. I got to the late emperors, but EB's time frame doesn't extend that far, neither does my interest. I'd highly recommend it for a good overview of the empire though. Could be a little more indepth, but hey, we're covering over a millenium of history.

I've got another history book, The Isles or something like that, from even before the UK formed, up till modern days. Another good read, but again, its not exactly a page turner.

A couple manga to read. I'd have a lot more if they weren't a price rape. Some more fantasy. I've been meaning to get a couple economic books along with, if I can ever get Oto to point out a good one to start with, some linguistic books.
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Postby dokool » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:06 am

godix wrote:American Gods - Read Anansi Boys recently and wanna re-read this since I forgot half of it


How was Anansi Boys? I have a trade paperback sitting on my shelf but I haven't opened it yet.

Also, House of Leaves = win. I thought about bringing my copy with me (I also brought a couple of my worn favorites - namely, Snow Crash and Ender's Game), but then I realized that none of my Japanese friends would even begin to comprehend it if I loaned it to them.
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Postby Minion » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:03 pm

i keep meaning to post dokool's 24 badge. i need to find where i put that nerdy thing :roll:
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Postby Kusoyaro » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:34 pm

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Arigatomina wrote:Oh, no, don't tell me that Hearts in Atlantis is going to be important in book 5. :x
I got HiA for christmas a while back and hate it. I'm a King fan, even, but wow is that a boring book. If that's where the Dark Tower series is headed, I'd say skip HiA and pick up Talisman - King and Straub (I think that's the name). There's a sequel to that, too, but the sequel sucked compared to the first book.

Talisman and Black House. I accidentally read Black House first, and frankly I loved it. But it ruined parts of the Talisman for me. But both are great books with relations to the Dark Tower series, I think.

And, no, HiA has nothing to do with book 5. I did see the HiA movie, and apparently the group of people that were hunting Anthony Hopkins' character play a part in book 6. I didn't ask too much why I needed to read HiA.


First, holy crap, Hearts in Atlantis and Black House are both amazing...if you think they sucked, then...I dunno :/ I read Hearts in Atlantis in one day.

Also, Flint -- Hearts in Atlantis isn't important until book 7 :P I must have told you wrong or something. So go ahead and read book 6. Also, before reading book 7, make sure you read the short story Everything's Eventual, which is in the Everything's Eventual short story compilation.
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Postby *inverse* » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:54 pm

I'm currently obsessing over Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles :P
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Postby Shazzy » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:10 pm

Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn. Second in a trilogy, 3rd book not published yet. The first book was decent, but the sequel is by far better and readable without the backstory.
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:10 pm

Kusoyaro wrote:Also, before reading book 7, make sure you read the short story Everything's Eventual, which is in the Everything's Eventual short story compilation.

Yeah, you told me, and I did pick that one up. Maybe the problem was that I couldn't find book 6 at the library.
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Postby godix » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:23 pm

dokool wrote:How was Anansi Boys? I have a trade paperback sitting on my shelf but I haven't opened it yet.

A lot more lighthearted than I remember American Gods being. It also has less side plots and doesn't have that 'guess which god this is' game to it. Overall I preferred it to American Gods. AG felt too much like Gaiman said 'I need to write a 'classic' novel at least once' while Anansi Boys is returning more to his usual writing style.
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Postby Ch3aLs3A L!n@ » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:25 pm

Minion wrote:i keep meaning to post dokool's 24 badge. i need to find where i put that nerdy thing :roll:


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Postby dokool » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:26 pm

Minion wrote:i keep meaning to post dokool's 24 badge. i need to find where i put that nerdy thing :roll:


Given that I've already posted myself in a suit standing outside Adobe's offices, I don't see how my TFing can top that :P
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