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Chatterbox: Literature Edition:

 1 AFGNCAAP, Fri, 27th Nov '09 10:05:04 PM from Great Underground Empire
Not axe crazy I swear
a "chatterbox"-type thread in which casual talk about what everyone is reading could take place.
Well, let's see how it's received.

How are things reading-wise?
 2 Wicked 223, Fri, 27th Nov '09 10:06:10 PM from Death Star in the forest
Currently plodding through A Clash of Kings and Keys to the Kingdom.
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
ALMSIVI
I'm currently reading GEB which is awesome, Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick, also pretty good, and A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin. Haven't read much of that one yet, though.

I'm very very eagerly awaiting the North American release of the ninth book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. I'm thinking I actually might just order it on Amazon from the UK or something.

edited 27th Nov '09 10:07:39 PM by Lucky Revenant

They are slow, unfortunately, due to it being autumn.
 
 5 Imipolex G, Fri, 27th Nov '09 10:12:28 PM from all our yesterdays
frozen in time
About halfway through Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds, which doesn't seem as interesting as I thought it would be, but we'll see.

I also acquired a copy of GEB, but haven't begun reading it, because, well, I'm kind of intimidated by it. I have become a coward in my (not so) old age. And That's Terrible.
no one will notice that I changed this
 6 Tzetze, Fri, 27th Nov '09 10:13:23 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Eh, WWW has a copy and hasn't read it either.
Embrace the mindscrew
I need to find my eBook. I've already started GlassHouse, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and I Am A Strange Loop, really need to finish them.

edited 27th Nov '09 10:15:08 PM by Zyxzy

 8 Wicked 223, Fri, 27th Nov '09 10:16:44 PM from Death Star in the forest
What exactly is I Am A Strange Loop?

edited 27th Nov '09 10:17:30 PM by Wicked223

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
ALMSIVI
Another Hofstadter book, which is in my possession, but I haven't started it yet.
 10 Wicked 223, Fri, 27th Nov '09 10:18:06 PM from Death Star in the forest
Also, this. Help with it.
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
 11 Elmer 36919, Fri, 27th Nov '09 10:22:29 PM from Your Wildest Dreams
The Badass Bishie
Reading Tales of the World right now. It's one of the 2 books i picked up today. I'm reading the story of the Yuki-Onna right now
I'ma cut A,B,C,D in the top of your head.
But don't worry sugar you ain't gone be dead.
ALMSIVI
Well, I recommend the Malazan Book of the Fallen series but keep in mind that Gardens of the Moon, the first book, is kind of a hard read and also not that indictive of the rest of the series. Also keep in mind that the first three books, while all pretty good alone, really just set up the story that's told in the rest of the series.
 13 krrackknut, Sat, 28th Nov '09 1:41:21 AM from The empty Aether.
Not here, look elsewhere
CIAPHAS CAIN; HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!

Hilarious.
An useless name, a forsaken connection.
 14 AFGNCAAP, Sat, 28th Nov '09 2:28:15 AM from Great Underground Empire
Not axe crazy I swear
I've started Children of Dune, in which the series' pace apparently picks up a little bit again. Don't get me wrong; Messiah was as mind screwy as ever and still had that astronomical WTF quotient that made me go past book one, but let's just say it was a good insomnia book. Thank goodness for other ways of maintaining one's attention!
 15 Lemurian, Sat, 28th Nov '09 5:41:01 AM from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Only knew I loved her when I let her go
Mounted Knight
Still reading Kafka On The Beach. I kinda promised my English teacher...but it's so slow! And uninteresting.
I expected The Lucifer Effect to be a bit less poetic with the descriptions and a bit more dryly scientific. Fascinating nonetheless. I had no clue the Stanford prison experiment began with sudden mock-arrests.
"I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles. A third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."
 17 Ultimatum, Sat, 28th Nov '09 12:46:43 PM from The Amiga forest Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Has returned.
Currently reading ' a Storm of swords'I was also reading [for my A 2 level English class] Othello and 'A thousand acres'aswell as 'The Color Purple' at some point'

ALMSIVI
Today I bought Agents of Artifice the first Planeswalker novel from Magic: The Gathering. Probably won't be reading it for a while, but it's there now.
 19 Tzetze, Sat, 28th Nov '09 4:51:38 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
I may start reading Digital Devil Saga. "Somewhat trashy"...
 20 Furiko Maru, Sat, 28th Nov '09 4:54:32 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Sluagh and Stray. Aren't I just the cheeriest thing?

Trust me, when I finish these, I'm gonna go read that Disney fanfic that Karalora wrote.

The Book of Margery Kempe and the Niblungenliead

At least niblung has the good decency to have murder going on in it, Margy just pretends to be pals with Jesus, crys everywhere and is the most passive aggresive crazy arse person I have encountered since... well ever!

 22 Elmer 36919, Sat, 28th Nov '09 6:50:18 PM from Your Wildest Dreams
The Badass Bishie
Reading A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex by Chris Jericho. A really good book and my favorite part is when Chris details how he was addicted to crack and alcohol and how his friends and family got him into rehab because they didn't want to lose him. He's been clean for about 12 years now.
I'ma cut A,B,C,D in the top of your head.
But don't worry sugar you ain't gone be dead.
 23 Wicked 223, Mon, 30th Nov '09 6:29:07 PM from Death Star in the forest
A Clash of Kings update:

So I just got up to Sansa getting rescued by Tyrion after being "punished" by Joffrey, the little whelp, and Asha Greyjoy is now my favorite character.
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
New Moon (boo!) and As You Like It (yay!)

Huh, they went into the prison experiment only interested in the prisoner's changing psychology. The change in the guards was, if not unexpected, unusually interesting.

Apparently one of the prisoners was remarked upon as "suspicious" by both the arresting officer (an actual cop who performed the mock-arrests) and one the guards, for the same reason: he obeyed orders too easily.
"I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles. A third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."
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