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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:55 pm

I finished Blood Ties by Sigmund Brouwer 30 seconds ago, and I must, what a ridiculously brilliant book.

It had a wonderful and engaging plot. It gave you just enough detail to keep you reading, yet unable to guess the ending (just like Frank Peretti's books). It was probably one of the most disturbing books I have ever read. It touched on some really deep themes, such as evil and the innocence of a child, like good classic literature. The ending nearly made me cry. Overall, a very epic book.

I highly recommend this book, just note, it has some inappropriate parts, and can be very disturbing and intense at parts.
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"There was a long pause before Flannigan spoke again. "I want you to know something a philosopher noted," Flannigan said softly. "When you look at the monster, it's looking back at you. And, Garner?"
"Yes?"
"This one's not in its cage."
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:50 pm

Hangman's Curse, another truly incredible book by Frank Peretti. I will say that I am once again arachnophobic Affraid

Like all of Peretti's books, Hangman's Curse had a very engaging and unpredictable plot (seriously, I have never guessed the course of the plot of any of his books) with a wonderful underlying, deeper message. In this case, the theme was acceptance and equality, "People are precious, and sometimes we forget that..."

And now I'm starting to read Three by Ted Dekker
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:42 am

Three by Ted Dekker; amazing book

two words: PLOT TWIST!

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Post  azer on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:46 am

Tetrapost!
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:11 am

well I've just finished 4 great books and no one else is posting, so sorry, but live with it! Wink Laughing
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Post  trickynik on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:41 pm

Has anyone read "The Serpent's Children"? I am reading it for Hum. and I want to know if it is good.
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Post  azer on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:53 pm

trickynik wrote:Has anyone read "The Serpent's Children"? I am reading it for Hum. and I want to know if it is good.

It's very good.
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Post  trickynik on Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:20 pm

Yay! I read the first three chapters!

It's decent so far. But not much has happened in it yet.
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Post  azer on Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:28 pm

Snow Crash for the win.
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Post  trickynik on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:24 pm

Winner! Winner! Very Affraid
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Post  Insanity on Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:41 pm

So instead of reading the Stephen Hawking biographies I borrowed from the library, I also borrowed out a Star Trek novel... 330 pages of so-much-more-entertaining reading. Immortal Coil. Fun book. Particularly for Data fans.


....yeah, I know, whatever, whatever....


I really should have held that off until summer vacation instead of holding off my break work but I couldn't resist.
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Post  okohokonu on Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:24 am

"Hard Times" by Charles Dickens. I think it accurately describes the way it reads just by its own title/author. Yeah. :[
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Post  azer on Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:14 am

Don't you DARE insult Charles Dickens!
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Post  trickynik on Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:24 pm

Yay! Just finished "The Serpent's Children". I wish it had a little more closer at the end but it was still good.
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Post  eklipse13 on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:16 pm

I have just discovered what could be the BEST. BOOK SERIES. EVAR. (or at least it has become my all-time favorite.)

It is called the Circle, and consists of four books: Black, Red, White, and Green.
The really cool thing is that you can either start with Green, or Black, and still have a full, cohesive story. In other words, Green could be either the beginning or the end of the series, your choice. HOW COOL IS THAT?

On top of that, it is an extremely captivating story involving dreams, multiple realities, martial arts, giant death pandemics, and talking white fuzzy bats.

What more can i say?



(for those interested, it's written by Ted Dekker)

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Post  trickynik on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:57 pm

That... sounds... AWESOME! Maybe I'll check it out Happy
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Post  azer on Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:05 am

eklipse13 wrote:I have just discovered what could be the BEST. BOOK SERIES. EVAR. (or at least it has become my all-time favorite.)

It is called the Circle, and consists of four books: Black, Red, White, and Green.
The really cool thing is that you can either start with Green, or Black, and still have a full, cohesive story. In other words, Green could be either the beginning or the end of the series, your choice. HOW COOL IS THAT?

On top of that, it is an extremely captivating story involving dreams, multiple realities, martial arts, giant death pandemics, and talking white fuzzy bats.

What more can i say?



(for those interested, it's written by Ted Dekker)

I have actually read that series (excepting Green) in graphic novel form. It was interesting, but not quite my cup of boiled leaf extract.
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:52 am

eklipse13 wrote:I have just discovered what could be the BEST. BOOK SERIES. EVAR. (or at least it has become my all-time favorite.)

It is called the Circle, and consists of four books: Black, Red, White, and Green.
The really cool thing is that you can either start with Green, or Black, and still have a full, cohesive story. In other words, Green could be either the beginning or the end of the series, your choice. HOW COOL IS THAT?

On top of that, it is an extremely captivating story involving dreams, multiple realities, martial arts, giant death pandemics, and talking white fuzzy bats.

What more can i say?



(for those interested, it's written by Ted Dekker)
wow, I was just planning to read that sometime soon. Ted Dekker is a freaking amazing author!

you should read Three, its also a really amazing book by him Happy

And if you like him, you'll probably like Sigmund Brouwer or Frank Peretti
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Post  trickynik on Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:23 pm

I checked it out and I might buy it soon! Happy
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Post  eklipse13 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:46 pm

IzNotSpontaneous wrote:
eklipse13 wrote:I have just discovered what could be the BEST. BOOK SERIES. EVAR. (or at least it has become my all-time favorite.)

It is called the Circle, and consists of four books: Black, Red, White, and Green.
The really cool thing is that you can either start with Green, or Black, and still have a full, cohesive story. In other words, Green could be either the beginning or the end of the series, your choice. HOW COOL IS THAT?

On top of that, it is an extremely captivating story involving dreams, multiple realities, martial arts, giant death pandemics, and talking white fuzzy bats.

What more can i say?



(for those interested, it's written by Ted Dekker)
wow, I was just planning to read that sometime soon. Ted Dekker is a freaking amazing author!

you should read Three, its also a really amazing book by him Happy

And if you like him, you'll probably like Sigmund Brouwer or Frank Peretti
Already like Frank peretti, never really heard of Sigmund Brouwer, i'll check him out! Razz

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Post  okohokonu on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:24 pm

cool, I think I will have to check this out. However, I have trouble dealing with trivial decisions sometimes, and I bet I would be like, "Oh man! Should I start with Green? or Black? Which one? How do I know which one I want? Will I like one better?" etc etc etc. :/

Also, sorry Azer, but it's hard reading. And I don't really like Charles Dickens' work, as much as I respect him as an author.
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:25 pm

eklipse13 wrote:
IzNotSpontaneous wrote:
eklipse13 wrote:I have just discovered what could be the BEST. BOOK SERIES. EVAR. (or at least it has become my all-time favorite.)

It is called the Circle, and consists of four books: Black, Red, White, and Green.
The really cool thing is that you can either start with Green, or Black, and still have a full, cohesive story. In other words, Green could be either the beginning or the end of the series, your choice. HOW COOL IS THAT?

On top of that, it is an extremely captivating story involving dreams, multiple realities, martial arts, giant death pandemics, and talking white fuzzy bats.

What more can i say?



(for those interested, it's written by Ted Dekker)
wow, I was just planning to read that sometime soon. Ted Dekker is a freaking amazing author!

you should read Three, its also a really amazing book by him Happy

And if you like him, you'll probably like Sigmund Brouwer or Frank Peretti
Already like Frank peretti, never really heard of Sigmund Brouwer, i'll check him out! Razz
well I recommend to you the book Blood Ties Happy also, Double Helix is amazing to

Currently I'm reading the Weeping Chamber, by Sigmund Brouwer Happy
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Post  trickynik on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:28 pm

I just started to read, To Kill A Mockingbird. It is boring in some parts, plus I just saw the movie so it spoils the ending Very Happy
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Post  Kris on Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:59 pm

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a good book (a bit long though) with some great characters and plots Happy

I enjoyed reading it Very Happy
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Post  GoodUsername on Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:18 pm

I just finished Born on a Blue day by Daniel Tammet (his autobiography), an autistic savant epileptic synesthete. I have synesthesia too, so I was really able to appreciate his accounts of that. Plus I think any AIC people can appreciate being different, a part of Tammet's life that he talks about a lot, but as one review put it, "with a refreshing lack of sentimentality." It is absolutely fascinating to see how his mind works and he has had a pretty amazing life. I would DEFINITELY recommend this book; it was one of the best things I've ever read. (If you've heard of Tammet it's probably because of his language abilities or his record-breaking memorization of pi - 22,514 digits!)
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