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Old 11-13-2008, 02:12 PM   #81 (permalink)
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For those of you who care, Margaret Atwood will be speaking at Mohawk College on Nov. 17th about her book on Debt which is part of the CBC series. Tickets are 7 dollars and I believe it's an intimate setting.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:06 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Just got through "Ham on Rye" by Charles Bukowski...

Great fucking novel. The way that the book is written, almost is staccato bursts, just kept me invested in the character.

Definitely looking forward to reading the rest of his work.

Has anyone here checked out "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs?
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:16 PM   #83 (permalink)
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My goodness... this is a "highbrow" thread if I've ever seen one.

Most of the time I read to "escape" and so I tend to choose Fantasy/Sci-Fi... just finished the third book of the "Eragon" series by Christopher Paolini. Very talented, young writer.

Don't see the movie though... God is it bad lol.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #84 (permalink)
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My goodness... this is a "highbrow" thread if I've ever seen one.

Most of the time I read to "escape" and so I tend to choose Fantasy/Sci-Fi... just finished the third book of the "Eragon" series by Christopher Paolini. Very talented, young writer.

Don't see the movie though... God is it bad lol.
How did you enjoy the third book? I read the second one only once ... I tried to read it a second time, but I couldn't get through it.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #85 (permalink)
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How did you enjoy the third book? I read the second one only once ... I tried to read it a second time, but I couldn't get through it.
I liked it. A bit surprised though. I guess that things ran a bit too long so it's going to end up being 4 books instead of 3.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:56 PM   #86 (permalink)
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I liked it. A bit surprised though. I guess that things ran a bit too long so it's going to end up being 4 books instead of 3.
REALLY?!?! I haven't read the third one yet ... I will do so in a few weeks.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:15 PM   #87 (permalink)
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chapters is having their customer appreciation day today and tomorrow. if you have an i-rewards card, you get 25% off arty:

so yeah, i picked up rant by palahniuk
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:06 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Just got through "Ham on Rye" by Charles Bukowski...

Great fucking novel. The way that the book is written, almost is staccato bursts, just kept me invested in the character.

Definitely looking forward to reading the rest of his work.

Has anyone here checked out "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs?
Hey - nice. Even if you're allergic to poetry, you need to check out Bukowski's stuff.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:13 AM   #89 (permalink)
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My goodness... this is a "highbrow" thread if I've ever seen one.

Most of the time I read to "escape" and so I tend to choose Fantasy/Sci-Fi... just finished the third book of the "Eragon" series by Christopher Paolini. Very talented, young writer.

Don't see the movie though... God is it bad lol.
I'm with you - an escapist.

I haven't picked up Brisingr yet. My wife and I have both read the first 2 books - really enjoyed them. My daughter got Eragon as a gift and insisted we read it.

I just finished Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. It kinda just throws you in and trusts that you'll be able to sort things out. It took me a bit but I really liked it.

I bought the second book - Deadhouse Gates - today.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:06 PM   #90 (permalink)
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A canadian won the "Principe de Asturias Award for literature" here. Its a pretty prestigeous award. Her name is Margaret Atwood.

Is she famous there?

Anything you would recomend?
As Claudius said The Handmaids Tale is her most well known work, but I much prefer Oryx and Crake, which deals with some similar themes but it's not so focused on female oppression.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:28 PM   #91 (permalink)
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I liked it. A bit surprised though. I guess that things ran a bit too long so it's going to end up being 4 books instead of 3.
I'm sorry TO but Brisingr is fucking painful to read. I'm at the part when Eragon is letting Sloan go and I am rolling my eyes already. I hope it gets better later.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:42 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Well, I'm officially sucked into this Steven Erikson series - Deadhouse Gates was really good. Moving on to the 3rd book - House of Chains - when I next get to Chapters.

Also found out that Erikson is Canadian.

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Just got through Factotum.

Yet another great Bukowski book.

The guys a genius.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:30 PM   #94 (permalink)
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I just read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time". It was a really good book that taught me about Autism. I think everyone should read it. Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston bought the rights to the movie and it will be out in 2009
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:46 PM   #95 (permalink)
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that's a great book gurk, and very important. i'm glad you read it and liked it so much.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:52 PM   #96 (permalink)
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I didn't even know it existed until this year. I read it because I had to. But I didn't have to finish before Wednesday this week, but I finished it in a week because it was so good. I am glad my English teacher made us read it
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:16 AM   #97 (permalink)
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I am now on a glorious 4 day vacation. My sister has loaned me the Twilight series. I don't know how good or bad this is going to be.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:24 AM   #98 (permalink)
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My sister read all of them and liked them. The story sounds weird so I won't be reading it anytime soon
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:30 AM   #99 (permalink)
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I know, but Benzo converted me into a Buffy fan, so I figured I would give the series a chance. My sister loves it also, and she has been badgering me to read the books. We shall see.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Just finished a book:



Warriors: An Infantryman's Memoir of Vietnam

I've always had an interest in the psyche of a soldier and deconstructing it. Phil Caputo's Rumor of War book first got me interested in this originally as it really demonstrated how one is broken down and entered into the war machine. Tonsetic (the author of this memoir) does a similar job to Caputo.
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