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Old 2009-06-01, 13:06   Link #981
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I just got done reading The Client, which is so much better than the movie, and now I'm reading The Firm by Jonn Grisham
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Old 2009-06-01, 23:55   Link #982
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I'm currently reading New Moon, latter of Twilight
It's really excellent
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Old 2009-06-02, 08:50   Link #983
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Love Lessons by Jacqueline Wilson
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Old 2009-06-02, 11:08   Link #984
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Coffins - Rodman Philbrick which is, perhaps, the best book I ever read beside Hellboy On Earth As It Is In Hell
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Old 2009-06-02, 11:22   Link #985
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Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
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Old 2009-06-03, 06:49   Link #986
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I was reading 'Dance Dance Dance' by Murakami Haruki.

I re-read it for about 3 times. The story is great.
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Old 2009-06-03, 06:52   Link #987
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Marley & Me by John Grogan (such an tearjerker)
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Old 2009-06-03, 06:57   Link #988
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Marley & Me by John Grogan (such an tearjerker)
You've read many books ^^
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Old 2009-06-03, 06:58   Link #989
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You've read many books ^^
I'm just as much of a normal bookworm as what I am a manga bookworm
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Old 2009-06-03, 10:17   Link #990
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Angels and Demons,

Then saw the film.

If the book had an IQ of 180, then the film had an IQ of 125...

...if that.
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Old 2009-06-03, 10:38   Link #991
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Matilda by Roald Dahl (one of my favourite stories of all time)
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Old 2009-06-03, 18:48   Link #992
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Angels and Demons,

Then saw the film.

If the book had an IQ of 180, then the film had an IQ of 125...

...if that.
The Da Vanci Code was a lot better than Angel & Demons but do not misunderstand I enjoy A&D. I haven't watch the movie, yet.

I would like to read his other two books which he has, Digital Fortess and something I cannot remember off top of my head.

Oh, Jurassic Park, the book of course, was a lot better than the movie. I still, also, have to get JP 2.
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Old 2009-06-03, 19:10   Link #993
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Is there a movie based off a book in existence actually better than the book itself? Forrest Gump, maybe? I haven't read the book that's based on. I think book based media would be better off sticking with miniseries.

Anyway, I'm currently reading Heart of the Old Country by Tim McLoughlin. Coincidentally, a movie based off it called "The Narrows" is set to show in select movie theaters this summer. Of course, my main man Vince D'Onofrio is in it, so that gives me extra incentive to watch it at some point.

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Old 2009-06-03, 20:54   Link #994
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Fac-to-tum by Charles Bukowski, which is pretty funny and strange book. I got one with the movie cover; with Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, and Marisa Tomei.
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Old 2009-06-03, 21:38   Link #995
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Is there a movie based off a book in existence actually better than the book itself? Forrest Gump, maybe? I haven't read the book that's based on. I think book based media would be better off sticking with miniseries.
There's certainly a few, though they're hard to remember. "Memento" is one definite...it was based on a short story, and the adaption to a movie took the basic concept and really improved it a lot. I think a lot of cases where the movie is better than the book are cases where they changed around the plot rather than faithfully recreating the book. After all, stories that work in text don't always work visually. And for the movie to be truly better, it can't just mimic, it has to refine and innovate upon the concepts in the book version.
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Old 2009-06-04, 06:44   Link #996
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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (another of my all-time favourite stories by him)
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Old 2009-06-05, 04:51   Link #997
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I'm reading Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer..
It's the 3rd book in the Twilight Saga..
This is when newborn vampires were on the loose..
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Old 2009-06-05, 05:14   Link #998
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Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator (the sequel to Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) by Roald Dahl
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Old 2009-06-05, 10:39   Link #999
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The latest books I have read are Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer and The Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

Both are good books.
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Old 2009-06-05, 11:17   Link #1000
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The long tail - by chris Anderson
Crowd sourcing - Jeff Howe
Mass colloaboration - Clay Shirky
The wealth of networks - Yoachi Benkler

All of them are about the internet and its impact on culture, buisness and economics.
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