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#1 soldats

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:21 AM

jerzy kosinski - the painted bird
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a ww2 period piece.
a child of 7 is abandoned by his parents as he wanders/is chased constantly from village to wilderness.
a raw look into loneliness and how he copes with it.


picked it up yesterday on a whim and I'm halfway through[didn't sleep]


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finished it already...

Edited by soldats, 24 August 2009 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:11 PM

alexander solzhenitsyn - one day in the life of ivan denisovich
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another ww2 period piece, set in a siberian labor camp
a story about one day in the life of a man who is wrongfully convicted of treason and sent for a decade to said labor camp
but he endures it with 'patience, dignity and enduring strength'
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#3 Chareos Rantras

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:03 AM

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Fantasy all the way here.

The empire of Elenia is in trouble and the not so righteous Pandion-Knight (cfr. Paladin) Sparhawk embarks on a quest to save the queen from a mysterious disease.
In the mean time evil forces gather in the far away lands (LOTR anyone? :D ).

Barely started it because of exams.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:47 PM

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I had a 50$ gift certificate at a book store that carries nothing I read.

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#5 soldats

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:03 PM

luc-

that brings back sad memories for me....
rip hgl

I heard the books flesh out many of the missing storyline points in the game, such as how the templar armor actually functions...
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 02:11 PM

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The Picture of Dorian Gray
It's, interesting...
I would say I'm enjoying it though.
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#7 soldats

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:46 PM

strangely enough, I've always wanted to read the picture of dorian gray but I never got around to it...maybe after this one

michel faber - the crimson petal and the white
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it's yet another one of those victorian era books...I seem to have a taste for them..at least in the past 2 years
the novel is pretty racy and the one glaring flaw is that faber uses anachronistic language...that is, modern diction to tell a 19th century tale. for all his talent and worshipping all the newspapers are lauding onto this book, there is a disjunction between myself and pages based on the words used alone....so sad. but the story is engaging...


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it's a whopping 900+ pages...

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:51 PM

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

and I just finished this after picking it up 2 months ago...usually a book is devoured within a week or two..but this was more of a casual read whenever I had 5-10 minutes.

dan simmons - drood
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it's about the last 5 years of charles dickens' life..and the book he never finished. although I would say that the jacket insert with the book preview is quite misleading, as after reading 784 pages of this 'stuff,' I feel as if I didn't get the same impression as the preview purported. anyway. it's yet another victorian era piece. everything is well done including the research and language. the only lacking portion is the story itself..as it falls flat after about 2/3 of the way through. I felt as if I just HAD to finish it. dan simmons is a master of historical fiction, and I thoroughly enjoyed his other novel, 'the terror.' it's about the lost franklin expedition...I highly suggest that one as it really grips you unlike 'drood.'
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:23 PM

robert jordan; the wheel of time series. the best read I've had in a great long time.
Death makes angels of us all, and gives us wings as shoulders smooth as ravens claws. uncle Walt W.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:25 PM

robert jordan; the wheel of time series. the best read I've had in a great long time.

my userid hsedai is short for "Hiram Sedai"

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:31 PM

that's groovie. I liked it so much I named my son rand...ha ha
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:32 PM

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I started reading this yesterday. You can't tell from that picture, but it's a high fantasy action adventure story.

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I'm reading this at the same time. It's too big to carry around, so I read this one at home and Ascendance at work.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:36 PM

Dang I need to get my hands on the Watchmen graphic novel too!

I read the Hunter's Blade trilogy from R.A. Salvatore some years ago, I liked em ^^.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:47 AM

that's groovie. I liked it so much I named my son rand...ha ha


Salvatore rocks!

I've read all of his Drizzt books over the years.

#16 Lucalain

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 03:55 PM

I finished Ascendance, and moved on to this one:

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I got it used a while back.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:01 PM

Just about done with this one:

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I had no idea this man had such an amazing, frightening, loved childhood and some of the insane things he went through to get to the magnificent acting career he has acheived. Remarkable man in many ways.


I highly recommend:


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Amazing story.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 09:54 PM

Well I've just finished reading this one:

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:23 AM

Just finished re-reading the wheel of time Books 1-11. One of the best fantasy series ever.

Waiting for book 12/14 to come out. Frustrated that they released chapter 1 and 2 free and the prologue (100+ pages) was also released early but it costs 3 dollars to download and I don't want to pay for this content twice so I'll just have to wait for the book to come out around october 27th. Don't want to read the first 2 chapters before the prologue.

If you've never read this series, its great.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:36 AM

pascal mercier - the night train to lisbon

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about halfway through this...the language...is like watching a breathtaking landscape. I can't describe it any other way. a sad but triumphant novel so far
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