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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Bellerophon » February 2nd, 2010, 9:54 am

8) finally gathered the willpower to stop by the local bookstore yesterday, books to be read: Necronomicon, Lovecraft, Blade Itself and Best Served Cold by Abercrombie. see ya guys in a week or so. :mrgreen:

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Midnight_Carnival » February 5th, 2010, 11:27 am

The Arts of the Muslim Knight The Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection -um it says here "concept and direction by Bashir Mohamed" - I suppose that counts as "author" -Skira press 2008.

It has beautiful pictures and a lot of info on historical eastern weapons and armor + accesories - I love the archer's rings, also the huge Persian single-edged cutting swords. If you do art for Wesnoth and run out of ideas for fancy or "foreign" (including non-human) weapons, then I would highly reccomend this book to you.

If you need someone to use the implements in this book or similar on someone else for money, well, then perhaps I might know someone who knows someone or something, don't worry about it, it's a joke of course, I'n not an assassin or hitman.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Quietus » February 5th, 2010, 1:47 pm

Just finished the graphic novel "Maus". If you would like a moving and interesting story about how a Jewish man and his wife have to deal with the Hollocaust. I highly recommend it. The characters are portrayed as animals depending on their nationality and race (a lot like george orwells Animal Farm).

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Zerovirus » February 5th, 2010, 11:39 pm

o.O

My Eng class has to read that this week. You sure you're not from my school? :P

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Gambit » February 6th, 2010, 2:42 am

Did anyone else think that Animal Farm was just a fairy tale on their first read through?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Zerovirus » February 6th, 2010, 3:10 am

No. But then the first time I read it was last year, so it's hard for someone my age to think of such a clearly allegory tale as nothing but a fairytale :P

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by artisticdude » February 8th, 2010, 10:51 am

Fablehaven, though it was so childish I think I'm gonna drop it. About a couple of kids who find out their grandparents are caretacers of a bunch of mystical creatures who live in the woods around their house. Du-umb.

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A latin dictionary. :P

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Thrawn » February 24th, 2010, 5:34 am

Quietus wrote:Just finished the graphic novel "Maus". If you would like a moving and interesting story about how a Jewish man and his wife have to deal with the Hollocaust. I highly recommend it. The characters are portrayed as animals depending on their nationality and race (a lot like george orwells Animal Farm).
excellent graphic novel.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Jetrel » February 24th, 2010, 9:00 am

Maus has the curious distinction of "being a graphic novel before graphic novels were cool".
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Hulavuta » February 24th, 2010, 1:02 pm

I've read Maus I and II in 6th grade, they were good, but that one part with all the bodies stacked on top of each other is kind of gross.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Cloud » February 24th, 2010, 1:18 pm

Hulavuta wrote:Golden Compass
Is that the one with daemons and Lyra? If it is I found it a good read, I think it was made into a film but I avoided watching it, didn't look all that good.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Gambit » February 24th, 2010, 1:56 pm

The movie was terrible.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Orick » February 24th, 2010, 2:01 pm

Catch 22. For the 31243324 time. I am going to refer to this book in forthcoming exams in school, so I had to remember some things. ;]

I simply love it, I laugh everytime :)

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Limabean » February 28th, 2010, 7:10 pm

I started Hamlet this morning... and finished it... in one sitting. It was an act of desperation by a master procrastinator. Now to write the essay comparing it to Sophocles' Electra. What a great way to spend to spend my sunday.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Hulavuta » February 28th, 2010, 7:13 pm

@cloud, yes that's it


@Gambit, I might've thought that, but the foreword said otherwise, and we also read it for class when we were learning about the events that Animal Farm represented.

P.S. I got a 90% when we took the test on it.
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