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Old 2006-08-02, 18:01   Link #121
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I just reread Ender's game and Ender's Shadow for like the fourth time each, they get better every time you read them. I also recently read the Gatekeepers, as I stress over college applications constantly without actually working on them
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Old 2006-08-04, 20:23   Link #122
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hmms lately i have tried reading some korean manga, i must say the style of drawing is a little different. perhaps more beautiful than normal kawaii manga ~ its more serious abit like ayashi no ceres type drawings. but yeah i find them beautiful...and yeh their names are alot harder to remember xD!
i've read some of "kiss me kill me" or is it "kill me kiss me"? lol but anyways its quite interesting and also "chocolat" and a few more titles but i cant remember them...


the book store which i go to is quite limited ~ they have a lot of big titles in manga but not a great variety...like they'd probably only stock the 1st few volumes and nothing more ~ :P so ive been tryin diff forms of manga. if i like a particular manga i search online if it's an actual manga series...if it is I WATCH IT ;D
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Old 2006-08-05, 13:04   Link #123
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I just finished a fantasy set in feudal Japan (although they never exactly call it Japan). It is called "Across the Nightingale Floor", and in terms of readability, has an excellent and unusual sentence a second style and is always told matter-of-factly without much ornamentation or extreme eloquence. This technique fails in certain places when things happen so quickly I almost have to re-read the paragraph because I can't believe what is going on.

It's the first part of a trilogy, following the rise of a boy who's village is pillaged and burnt to the ground. Barely surviving, he is swept away to the intrique and unusual world and customs of the clans as he is taken in by a Lord with revenge on his mind. However, Takeo, the main character, soon discovers that his heritage isn't all that it seems and that he possesses unique talents.

I think anyone from Animesuki would enjoy this read as it plays out much like an anime (with the urgency of a 13 episode series as well). My only warning is that it's fairly tragic in many respects. The heavy, saddening moments far outnumber happiness that Takeo recieves, so this is definitly not one to read when feeling a bit down or depressed.
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Old 2006-08-05, 21:56   Link #124
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I'm currently reading The Philosophical Writings of Descartes Volume 2. I'm in the middle of the second set of replies.
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Old 2006-08-05, 23:38   Link #125
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James and the giant peach finished!!!
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Old 2006-08-06, 02:26   Link #126
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I just finished Conn Iggulden's "The Emperor - The Death of Kings", second book of his Emperor series about the life of Julius Caesar. Much better than I first thought, first book was mostly about his childhood but now it is really picking up pace, and now the third book...
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Old 2006-08-06, 04:22   Link #127
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the novel ver of suzumiya haruhi no ______

Volume 1: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Volume 2: 涼宮ハルヒの溜息 Suzumiya Haruhi no Tameiki
Volume 3: 涼宮ハルヒの退屈 Suzumiya Haruhi no Taikutsu
Volume 4: 涼宮ハルヒの消失 Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Volume 5: 涼宮ハルヒの暴走 Suzumiya Haruhi no Bousou
Volume 6: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺 Suzumiya Haruhi no Douyou
Volume 7: 涼宮ハルヒの陰謀 Suzumiya Haruhi no Inbou
volume 8: 涼宮ハルヒの憤慨 Suzumiya Haruhi no fungai

so basicly all of them thats out haha its so funny
and reading something else another 8 volumes :P
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Old 2006-08-06, 04:46   Link #128
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^^^ Reading the same.
Also, I thought I would look at 'The Fall of Hyperion' and its predecessor 'Hyperion' as read by Yuki in 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya' Anime. They are quite good books.
'State of Fear' by Michael Crichton is also a good book.
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Old 2006-08-06, 05:11   Link #129
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I was sorting out my animes, mangas, manhwas, jdoramas, gaming mags, playboy mags, comics, HK comics etc and I end up re-reading Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series. Moving onto the last book, The Wake.

Have always wondered if someone could come out with a computer game (RPG preferably) based on The Sandman's world. Would be as interesting as Planescape:Torment, I supposed.
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Old 2006-08-06, 10:38   Link #130
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It's the first part of a trilogy, following the rise of a boy who's village is pillaged and burnt to the ground. Barely surviving, he is swept away to the intrique and unusual world and customs of the clans as he is taken in by a Lord with revenge on his mind. However, Takeo, the main character, soon discovers that his heritage isn't all that it seems and that he possesses unique talents.
That sounds uncannily similiar to the Conclave of Shadows trilogy by Raymond E. Feist, mentioned on the previous page. Actually, it fits your description above perfectly.
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Old 2006-08-06, 10:41   Link #131
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Books on Nietzche's writings. It helps to pass the time.
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Old 2006-08-08, 15:58   Link #132
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Well, I finished those Shojo beats book 1 manga book 4 months ago. It was good.
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Old 2006-08-09, 13:58   Link #133
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As for novels and such (not manga books or anything book-like that is not real literature book) I have never ever read anything besides those i have to read for school!
Its not that im all against books and Im sure there might be great stories out there and Im even a fan of deep great stories, but somehow i cant motivate myself to buy and read a book and i wouldnt even know which book. So im ignorantly let the literature life slip by.
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Old 2006-08-09, 19:34   Link #134
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That sounds uncannily similiar to the Conclave of Shadows trilogy by Raymond E. Feist, mentioned on the previous page. Actually, it fits your description above perfectly.
That's incredible I've actually been trying to find some good fantasy to get into lately (it makes me incredibly nostalgic). I was considering a series of short stories called "Thieves World", simply because it has to do with a dark setting + thieves (relating to my obsession with the Thief: The Dark Project series of computer games). Anything you could suggest with a sneaky thiefsie atmosphere? I'd really be interested.
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Old 2006-08-10, 08:04   Link #135
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That's incredible I've actually been trying to find some good fantasy to get into lately (it makes me incredibly nostalgic). I was considering a series of short stories called "Thieves World", simply because it has to do with a dark setting + thieves (relating to my obsession with the Thief: The Dark Project series of computer games). Anything you could suggest with a sneaky thiefsie atmosphere? I'd really be interested.
I Thief the game series too!! Eh, sorry, I don't know of sneaky thief books to reccommend, but could you tell me who's the author of those short stories you mentioned? Or is it a collection?

About good fantasy, try G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, Books 1 to 4 (Book 3 is in two books/parts and I think 4 was just released). Incredible series that is heartwreching/disgusting at times (edit: no most times). He weaves an intricate and incredible world. There's kings courts, intrigue, graphic sechs and incest, swords, warships, wolves, baby dragons and desert people.. its huge and very well put together.

For a less gritty, "fun" and relatively carefree but still very enjoyable read, try The Belgariad by David Eddings. 5 separate books; but theres a two volume edition out.
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Old 2006-08-10, 09:53   Link #136
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I've read a really awesome series called Dragons In Our Midst, by Bryan Davis. It's a series about these two teens who are actually half-human, half-dragon. They have to hide from the evil dragon slayer Devin, who survived somehow from the days of King Arthur. I highly reccomend this series. Each of the four books took me about a day to read, and they're about 400 pages each. The next book will be a prequel to the series, folowed by three sequel books. Find out more at www.dragonsinourmidst.com

Prequel - Oracles of Fire
1 - Eye of the Oracle

Dragons In Our Midst
1 - Raising Dragons
2 - The Candlestone
3 - Circles of Seven
4 - Tears of a Dragon

Sequels - Oracles of Fire
2 - Enoch's Ghost
3 - Last of the Nephilim
4 - The Bones of Makaidos
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Old 2006-08-10, 19:02   Link #137
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I'm picking up Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad series from the library.

Sounds really dry and boring (and honestly, it probably will be) but I need to start figuring out what to do financially.

Dragons In Our Midst sounds like a pretty good read. Too bad the library doesn't have it...maybe I'll pick it up.
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Old 2006-08-11, 09:01   Link #138
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About good fantasy, try G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, Books 1 to 4 (Book 3 is in two books/parts and I think 4 was just released). Incredible series that is heartwreching/disgusting at times (edit: no most times). He weaves an intricate and incredible world. There's kings courts, intrigue, graphic sechs and incest, swords, warships, wolves, baby dragons and desert people.. its huge and very well put together.
Disgusting? What do you mean disgusting. It doesn't have rotting corpses and writhing maggots in it, does it? I hate that stuff. -_-
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Old 2006-08-12, 00:55   Link #139
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Rape, incest, a lot of rotting corpses, injustice and murder. -_-
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Old 2006-08-13, 03:33   Link #140
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