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    Quote Originally Posted by CornishCorpse View Post
    Hogfather by terry pratchett. I cant get enough and he finally got his knighthood, and Bonfire of the Vanities? Ive been meaning to read that for a while had it reccomended by a few. Worth the read Chic?
    Meh. It's okay. It just feels a bit dated and "oh isn't materialism shocking and terrible, boo hoo" to me. As I say though, I'm not that far in (it's a long one) so maybe it'll pick up.

    Hogfather is ace though, I can read Discworld novels till I puke
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    Ah that sounds like fun? Lol Its quite infamous but somethings like films its a time and place sort of thing but meh, maybe give it a read. Need something on the go and read hogfather to many times ( christmas tradition was too busy at christmas )

    Anyone want to reccomend me some reading? Only rule is no fantasy, fantasy gets old real fast in my mind all the wizards and dragons cept for pratchett o course and he gives me my fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornishCorpse View Post
    Anyone want to reccomend me some reading? Only rule is no fantasy, fantasy gets old real fast in my mind all the wizards and dragons cept for pratchett o course and he gives me my fix.
    aldous huxley's post apocalyptic novel - "ape and essence."

    walter miller - "A Canticle for Leibowitz"

    poul anderson - "Tau Zero" and "New America"

    if you are into a good ghost story, look up M.R. James. he wrote some of the best ghost stories you're bound to come across, particulary in "ghost stories of an antiquary" and "more ghost stories."
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    Will keep an eye out for all of them. Ape and Essence sounds like a good title and Im always up for a good ghost story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornishCorpse View Post
    Ape and Essence sounds like a good title.
    it is a great book. it is about an expedition from new zealand that returns to the coast of california a century or so after a nuclear war and the the type of society that they find.
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    Wow that does sound like a good idea. Hopefully its quite a thick book aswell, problem when I find a good book is I always want more but if the book is like 200 pages its nowhere near enough. Thanks for the heads up and in return I reccomend day of the triffids if you havent already read it Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornishCorpse View Post
    Wow that does sound like a good idea. Hopefully its quite a thick book aswell, problem when I find a good book is I always want more but if the book is like 200 pages its nowhere near enough. Thanks for the heads up and in return I reccomend day of the triffids if you havent already read it Mike.
    i've read day of the triffids but thanks.


    "New America" by Poul Anderson is really cool if you are interested in how societies form and the choices people make in forming them. it is about a group of americans, who call themselves "jeffersonians" rebelling against a world govt. and going off, setting up themselves on a new planet and attempting to recreate the republic, while adapting themselves to their new world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornishCorpse View Post
    Only rule is no fantasy, fantasy gets old real fast in my mind all the wizards and dragons cept for pratchett o course and he gives me my fix.
    Can't help ya then. Fantasy is almost all I read. If you ever get a wild hair up your ass for some tho. . try anything by Steven Brust. Expecially his Taltos series. Awesome writer, awesome stories, and quite a bit different than the usual sword and sorcery fare.
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    I am reading the PINK SHEET. (SNickers)

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    Just finished Day By Day Armageddon. Good book. I think because it's written in diary form that it becomes very....page-turn-worthy. Although, I was as little dissapointed with the lack of an ending. The intro at the beginning of the book leads you to believe that it's going to end on a cliff hangar, but there wasn't one. Ah well, just have to wait for the sequel.

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    have began to re-read bret easton ellis's "the informers", a glimpse at drug-addled, sex-crazed, and immoral life in LA in the early 80's through the eyes of several emotionally vacant snobs.

    wasn't aware till recently that they are making a movie out of this. i believe this is brad renfro's last completed film. here's the trailer for those interested.



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    I am currently reading... the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorChaos View Post
    a glimpse at drug-addled, sex-crazed, and immoral life in LA in the early 80's through the eyes of several emotionally vacant snobs.
    Sounds like my kind of book/ film!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorChaos View Post
    have began to re-read bret easton ellis's "the informers", a glimpse at drug-addled, sex-crazed, and immoral life in LA in the early 80's through the eyes of several emotionally vacant snobs.

    wasn't aware till recently that they are making a movie out of this. i believe this is brad renfro's last completed film. here's the trailer for those interested.




    Sounds like the life of an LA porn star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3pidemiC View Post
    Just finished Day By Day Armageddon. Good book. I think because it's written in diary form that it becomes very....page-turn-worthy. Although, I was as little dissapointed with the lack of an ending. The intro at the beginning of the book leads you to believe that it's going to end on a cliff hangar, but there wasn't one. Ah well, just have to wait for the sequel.
    You probably already know this, but JUST IN CASE...

    That book is written by a HPotD veteran (I guess I should leave him nameless). When he used to post and be social with the members here, it was long before that was a book. It was originally an online blog. I can remember first reading it when he was only on his second or third entry and immediately becoming hooked. I read it for a while then forgot about it for a few months... when I returned to it, he had announced that he was working on creating a book using the entries.

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