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Post  Insanity on Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:31 pm

sounds like Animorphs, only less interesting.

i'll try it!
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Post  CookieMonsterofthe42 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:08 am

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Post  azer on Wed May 26, 2010 4:42 pm

So...Has anyone read Rick Riordan's Red Pyramid? (My brother got it signed by the author:) )

I personally much prefer it to his Percy Jackson books, for several reasons. Firstly, the language and humor were much less annoying (I always thought that Percy Jackson made me think of two things; how well Riordan encapsulated the average American teen, and how completely obnoxious the average American teen is). Also, I hate the main characters much less (I liked the Olympians books, but thought that Percy was annoying, arrogant, reckless, and possessing a ridiculously low amount of common sense.) The plot was interesting and fast-moving, and also a little less improbable an exception would be the part where they defeat one villain by feeding her a lot of salsa).

One thing I did NOT like was how they keep running into supposedly "invincible" enemies, who always turn out to be very vulnerable, which detracts from the tension. That was one thing I loved about The Matrix, the fact that Neo and the others were fighting against the ever-present, undefeatable, very real and deadly threat of the Agents.

Anyway, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the sequel.
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Post  eklipse13 on Wed May 26, 2010 5:16 pm

I just read a great book called "Going Bovine." It is a hilarious book with a bunch of deeper meanings mixed in there. The only problem I have with it is its overuse of explicit language, but it's not so overused as to detract from the book's appeal.

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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:02 pm

Dan was talking about that book... he said it was really funny and inappropriate or something.

Anyway, I'm reading the book Monster by Frank Peretti (who has recently become my favorite author) and it is really awesome.
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Post  BobShmob on Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:26 am

IzNotSpontaneous wrote:Dan was talking about that book... he said it was really funny and inappropriate or something.

Anyway, I'm reading the book Monster by Frank Peretti (who has recently become my favorite author) and it is really awesome.
No, Dan said that it was supposed to be funny, but it was stupid and inappropriate (I think that I would trusts Jay's opinion more XD).

Anyway, a month or so ago (mebbe less), I read Spook Country by William Gibson and really enjoyed it. It was much less inappropriate than his Nueromancer, and, although it was not sci-fi, both of the plots were really cool, and I liked the characters a lot more. I would recommend it to all of you, but you should probably ask your parents (my dad recommended it to me XD) b/c one of the main characters is addicted to prescription drugs.
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Post  eklipse13 on Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:40 pm

I got Redwall... haven't started reading it yet.

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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:13 pm

I just finished Monster... and well... I'm scared of the dark again. Such an amazing book. it has an amazing plot. I never saw it coming. One word to describe the book would be "hunted." you should read it!

but really, I'm scared of the dark!
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:27 pm

I just finished The Oath by Frank Peretti. It was very disturbing.
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Post  Insanity on Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:57 pm

I am currently/was recently reading:
- Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - J.J.R. Tolkien
- The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe - Douglas Adams
- [re-reading] The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X - James Patterson

I am about to read [because I borrowed these as well]:
- Daniel X: Watch The Skies - James Patterson
- Max - James Patterson

All of which are rather long books. Razz There, I'm reading. Happy?
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:46 pm

I am currently reading: This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

ummm... well... I don't recall being unhappy about you not reading? and how do you manage to read 3 books at once? If a book has me hooked, I refuse to read another book until I finish it.
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Post  Insanity on Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:04 pm

Well, Lord Of The Rings was the assigned book for the speedreading class, but we weren't allowed to read ahead, so that's on pause. Laughing
I just finished reading The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X. Razz
And The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe is the current book in a more literal and direct sense. Rolling Eyes
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Post  BobShmob on Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:23 pm

Insanity wrote:Well, Lord Of The Rings was the assigned book for the speedreading class, but we weren't allowed to read ahead, so that's on pause. Laughing
I just finished reading The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X. Razz
And The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe is the current book in a more literal and direct sense. Rolling Eyes
why do you have to take a speedreading class?
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Post  Insanity on Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:40 pm

Well, I saw it in an ad and basically begged for the class. Turned out to be ~$350 but my parents got it anyway.

I wanted this class so that I don't waste so much time reading for my two literature classes next year. Wink
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:42 pm

has your reading comprehension plummeted yet?
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Post  Insanity on Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:04 pm

Nope. Wink
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Post  GoodUsername on Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:58 pm

I've heard so much about the brilliance of the Discworld series I'm gonna start reading it...just got the first book.
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Post  azer on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:33 pm

Note that the first and second, while good, are overall some of the worst in the series.

Read them, but do not judge by them (they're not bad, but not the best.)
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:01 am

I didn't find discworld all that exciting. I didn't enjoy them that much Rolling Eyes
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Post  azer on Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:16 am

I am here to recommend the book Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Suffice to say that Neil Gaiman called it the greatest work of English fantasy in the last 70 years.
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Post  Jon on Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:06 pm

azer wrote:Note that the first and second, while good, are overall some of the worst in the series.

Read them, but do not judge by them (they're not bad, but not the best.)
Furthermore, I'd recommend his later books (i.e. 90s onwards) as starting points. I think Guards! Guards! is a good place to start.

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Post  azer on Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:28 pm

Guards, Guards! is good, but I would advise starting with Mort. That is where most people say he started coming into his own.
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Post  GoodUsername on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:08 am

Alright... I'm gonna finish the first one and then I'll read those ones too.
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Post  Insanity on Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:22 pm

new books. Besides Lord Of The Rings [Book 1], that I bought.

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Maximum Ride: School's Out, Forever - James Patterson
Maximum Ride: Saving The World and Other Extreme Sports - James Patterson

and two Elton John biographies that I decided to reread and I will not name.
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Post  eklipse13 on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:07 pm

You forgot the first Maximum Ride: The Angel Expiriment. and Maximum Ride: The Final Warning, which is after Extreme Sports. And then their's the books Max and Fang that both continue the series.


Oh yea, and I am reading one of the most epic book series of my life. It's called the Kiesha'ra, and it starts with the book Hawksong. It is epic. trust me.
I'm currently on Wolfcry, the fourth book.

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