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#121 Sir Exal

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:42 PM

Haruki Murakami's 1Q84. (That's pronounced Q-teen-Eighty-Four, by the way.) And anything else by him, probably starting with Norwegian Wood or A Wild Sheep Chase.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

Any crime novel by Alex Kava is good and Kevin J Anderson is another great writer so check out his books as well.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:49 AM

I just read
Neuromancer
The Winner Stands Alone

About to start reading The Crisis of Islam.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

I just read
Neuromancer
The Winner Stands Alone

About to start reading The Crisis of Islam.

How was Neuromancer?

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:32 PM

How was Neuromancer?

It was freaking great!

The descriptive language is very techincal and imaginitive. This is the author who wrote Johnny Mneumonic you know, so it has a very mmm futuristic/technical/surreal (that's the only was I can describe it) feel. The dialogue is scummy and realistic, like a crime novel. I reccomend it.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:02 PM

It was freaking great!

The descriptive language is very techincal and imaginitive. This is the author who wrote Johnny Mneumonic you know, so it has a very mmm futuristic/technical/surreal (that's the only was I can describe it) feel. The dialogue is scummy and realistic, like a crime novel. I reccomend it.

I'll look into it man!

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:49 AM

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Very fun read. I expect M Bison would really enjoy it.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:15 AM

Has anyone namedropped The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay yet? It's a fictionalized account of two creators who, help usher in the age of the Superhero by creating one of the most popular characters of all time.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:45 AM

Has anyone namedropped The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay yet? It's a fictionalized account of two creators who, help usher in the age of the Superhero by creating one of the most popular characters of all time.


Strong first post, but might I advise you to SHUT UP. Frikkin noob.

Upon scanning the Wikipedia page, it does seem like it'd be interesting. A novel about creating superheroes.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:07 AM

Has anyone namedropped The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay yet? It's a fictionalized account of two creators who, help usher in the age of the Superhero by creating one of the most popular characters of all time.

...Ok...this is gonna be a little weird. So...if I use Ivan in a match and it's this Ivan and not "Ivan" Ivan, what then? :P

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:00 AM

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Very fun read. I expect M Bison would really enjoy it.

I believe my University Library has that. I'll check it out.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

I'm about a third of the way through I Am Number Four, and so far I highly recommend it.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:03 AM

Almost done with this book Snow Crash. Hilarious and nostalgic. I remember when katana wielding heroes and skateboard riding young heroines were much more common.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:19 PM

I read too much. Im always reading several things. Im currently reading Cell by Stephen King, The Helmet Of Horrors by Victor Pelevin and several comic books and graphic novels, including the Immortals graphic novel, because i really enjoyed the film. I tend not to buy comics because they can be more expensive than just buying the graphic novel, but also because i dont have the patience to read a little bit of a story then wait a month for the next little bit.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

I found out that I halfway like reading essays. God damn you Family Romance in the French Revolution!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

I've been powering through my Lovecraft far to quickly. But it's so good!

Apart from the racist bits.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

Anyone read the Drizzt Do'urden books by Salvatore?

This is what I would consider 'generic' fantasy. They are good and all, well written, but the main flaws I see in them are:

They are very 'back and white'; The hero is selfless, courageous, his moral failing is that he turns into this unstoppable killer (wow convenient, what a drawback.../sarcasm).

And the other is that they are, worst of all.. Predictable. Example, in keeping with the very slight Christian overtones, Drizzt grants mercy to this guy who has been tracking him across several countries; committing murders; framing him and basically hell-bent on revenge. C'mon now... I read that and I was like.. Wow.. what a swell guy Drizzt is!

There is a series by Dan Abnett and some other guy who write about a dark elf 'hero' who is totally evil. That's why I love Dan Abnett so much, his writing is completely and utterly unpredictable above all else.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:13 PM

If anyone like Warhammer or WH40k, you should read the VonCarstein trillogy. They are truly some of the most utterly EPIC stories I have ever read, completely bleak and dark yet so good to read I was truly amazed.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

There is a series by Dan Abnett and some other guy who write about a dark elf 'hero' who is totally evil.

As much as I think Abnett is decent, that is at this point as utterly predictable as any other character type.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

As much as I think Abnett is decent, that is at this point as utterly predictable as any other character type.

Yea it kind of was, he said the whole series was sort of his take on the Drizzt series, with less black/white 'heroic' bias or whatever behind it.

Some of his books are like "blah blah... the main hero dies!" You're like "WTF?? How's he going to explain this???"




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