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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I finally finished the Amber series. I rather liked it, I was a bit discouraged when I heard quite a few people didn't like the ending.

I know why but first - did you read 5 books or 10?

PS IT IS MY FAVORITE SERIES EVER! Yay!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Finishing up Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, after I'd started it back in middle school and put it down because it was boring.
I'm about 3/4ths of the way through. People are dying left and right. I'm still waiting for the 'horror' part. Also, everybody seems to have the most feeble consistution with all the fainting and the weeks/months of bed rest. Must be getting a case of the vapors after spewing all those flowery monologues.

Done. Still couldn't get scared, apprehensive, or even a little worked up even with the creature stalking the Frankensteins because there just wasn't any suspense to it. And yeah, MORE fainting and being confined to bed for weeks before it was done. Not to mention the flowery monologues.

I guess I can see how it's an important step not only in the evolution of the gothic tale, romantic literature, and sci-fi in general. But horror? Not in my book.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lasairfiona wrote:
cixelsyD wrote:
I finally finished the Amber series. I rather liked it, I was a bit discouraged when I heard quite a few people didn't like the ending.

I know why but first - did you read 5 books or 10?

PS IT IS MY FAVORITE SERIES EVER! Yay!


I just finished the 10th. I believe you and I talked about the book earlier in this thread, though I stopped reading your last post on it because it seemed to have some spoilers I didnt want to read.

I assume people thought the end was a bit anti climactic, though I personally liked it. Great series, very imaginative.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

good lord this is even worse than Kant
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon author rankings... yeah.

And I'm reading Sway: the Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Amazon author rankings... yeah.


Considering O'Reilly is #9 on that list, shouldn't this be under 'mixed bag'?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am interested that #10 on the list seems to have written the same books as o'reilly.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cixelsyD wrote:
Lasairfiona wrote:
cixelsyD wrote:
I finally finished the Amber series. I rather liked it, I was a bit discouraged when I heard quite a few people didn't like the ending.

I know why but first - did you read 5 books or 10?

PS IT IS MY FAVORITE SERIES EVER! Yay!


I just finished the 10th. I believe you and I talked about the book earlier in this thread, though I stopped reading your last post on it because it seemed to have some spoilers I didnt want to read.

I assume people thought the end was a bit anti climactic, though I personally liked it. Great series, very imaginative.

Well, the end was a bit sudden and a _lot_ of threads were left loose. Turns out that Zelazny had actually planned another set of 5 books but was dying so ending yeah. But it certainly could be worse. The first 5 are the best.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte for my English novels and short stories course.

It was a long, painful slog. I don't like romantic literature. But hey, I got an 80% on my paper about Romance and Anti-Romance in Jane Eyre, so whatever.

Next up, enough short stories to sink a small boat, starting with Heart of Darkness of Joseph Conrad and Edgar Allen Poe's various works.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i am interested that #10 on the list seems to have written the same books as o'reilly.


They cowrote Killing Lincon and Killing Kennedy.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fritterdonut wrote:
It was a long, painful slog. I don't like romantic literature.

It has its moments, like every other literary movement. At least the music side of Romanticism is awesome.


I bought the Humble Bundle of e-books, but as I have no reader to use them on yet I'm going to go with Anti-Imperialist Writings, a collection of short works on the topic by Mark Twain. Also, audiobooks are a tremendous asset when you spend an hour and half escorting canines around a park.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For reals, The Wave, by Susan Casey, was a super fun book that made me never ever ever want to go near the ocean again.

Make no mistake: the ocean wants you dead.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still halfway through the first Game of Thrones book. Determined to get into this series because have heard such rave reviews. Am a little late on the bandwagon though!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am halfway trough Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett.

I really like this author, sometimes he makes me laugh but that is not the best part.

The best part is the silly grin I usually feel stretching my face while reading one of his books.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaaah Terry Pratchett is probably my favorite author. <3
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