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sweetbutinsane
post Jul 7 2010, 06:30 PM
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I read Dracula by Bram Stoker a few weeks back and absolutely adored it. I want Van Helsing to help me get rid of Edward Cullen and his sparkly family...
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post Jul 7 2010, 07:44 PM
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^ Hah, I like that!
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post Jul 9 2010, 01:08 PM
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QUOTE (sweetbutinsane @ Jul 7 2010, 06:30 PM) *
I read Dracula by Bram Stoker a few weeks back and absolutely adored it. I want Van Helsing to help me get rid of Edward Cullen and his sparkly family...

It is a bloody good book.
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post Jul 9 2010, 01:44 PM
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Yes - I prefer scary vamps like Salem's Lot.
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post Jul 15 2010, 07:32 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Jul 6 2010, 10:15 AM) *
Fool by Christopher Moore.


I finished this last night - as with most of Moore's work, "just a few more pages," quickly became, "Oh, it's 2 in the morning and I've finished it" - and whilst it's not going to challenge Lamb or A Dirty Job as my favourite Moore, it lands slap bang in spot 3. A witty, hilarious romp through King Lear (by the way of several other Shakespeare plays) seen through the idea of his fool, Pocket. It brims with Moore's usual invention and sauciness, and it's just a hell of a lot of fun.

I'm now reading The Big Rewind by Nathan Rabin, the hip-hop writer/film critic perhaps most known for coining the phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl". I'm a big fan of his writing for The A.V. Club, and his memoir is full of the sarcastic, cutting prose that characterises his best work. Essentially, it's a journey through his life viewed through the orism of the pop culture that he loves and which has given him comfort during his battles with depression, his stay in foster homes after his home life fell apart, all the way up to the time that he started writing for the A.V. Club. So far, it's brave, hilarious and brutally honest. Plus, it's so full of Simpsons quotes and love of musicals that I could have written it.
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post Jul 19 2010, 11:01 PM
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The Hobbit

It's the first time I've read this through, after having tried to read it off the back of The Lord of the Rings a number of years ago and having given up on it for being far too twee and simple after the Sauron smack-down Uber epic.

I did enjoy it, especially the battle at the end, but I have to say: Epic Fail, Smaug!

It's hard to see how Jackson and Co are going to be able to make a film that is both faithful to the original material and at the same time consistent with the previous films.

I can't say I'm looking forward to all the singing . . .
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post Jul 20 2010, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (sweetbutinsane @ Jul 7 2010, 07:30 PM) *
I read Dracula by Bram Stoker a few weeks back and absolutely adored it. I want Van Helsing to help me get rid of Edward Cullen and his sparkly family...


I read Dracular when I was twelve and even then I thought it absolutely amazing. It's been a while (probably two years or so) since I last picked it up, actually. Hmmm.

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I'm now reading The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis, which is shaping up rather nicely already.


I've just bought this and I've yet to start it. Never the right moment, and all that...
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post Jul 21 2010, 04:22 PM
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Does Scott Pilgrim 6 count as a book? If so, I read it and it's awesome. Going to reread the whole series this weekend.
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post Jul 21 2010, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE (omni @ Jul 21 2010, 05:22 PM) *
Does Scott Pilgrim 6 count as a book? If so, I read it and it's awesome. Going to reread the whole series this weekend.

My copy arrives tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to it.
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post Jul 21 2010, 06:01 PM
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I really need to read them. Money is my main enemy here. Can I borrow them off you when you're finished, Pete?
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post Jul 21 2010, 06:46 PM
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Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour

Excellent. So much better than I expected (and I had high expectations as it was). Rounds off the series beautifully. And I even guessed that the extra life he picked up would come in handy (though I guess plenty of people thought of that).

Like Pete, I may re-read the series.
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post Jul 21 2010, 08:02 PM
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QUOTE (widowspider @ Jul 21 2010, 02:01 PM) *
I really need to read them. Money is my main enemy here. Can I borrow them off you when you're finished, Pete?

Well, since I know a guy at the publisher I'll see if we can't scare the series up for you. Once he gets back from ComicCon that is.
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post Jul 21 2010, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (omni @ Jul 21 2010, 09:02 PM) *
Well, since I know a guy at the publisher I'll see if we can't scare the series up for you. Once he gets back from ComicCon that is.

Oooh! I wouldn't want to presume to ask him because he's so nice that he'd probably say yes, even if it was rude of me. He invited me to SDCC, which was nice, but wasn't generous enough to stump up for the plane fare.
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post Jul 21 2010, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (omni @ Jul 21 2010, 12:22 PM) *
Does Scott Pilgrim 6 count as a book?


Yes.

I re-read World War Z this past weekend. It's just as good the second time around.
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post Jul 23 2010, 09:31 PM
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Finished The Lovely Bones...

Very good indeed, although I wasn't too sure about some parts towards the end.

Now got an Iain Pears book and Starter for Ten to read.
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