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#161 The Seeker of Stuff

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

So I'm reading the Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's absolutely brilliant.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:13 AM

i currently read (well listen an audiobook)
Hugo "The man who laughs"
it is creepy at times, but the book is very deep. it changes something in you

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

Best book I have read: Gideon's Spies - The Secret History of the Mossad. Amazing revelations are contained within. This Israeli organization had a hand in Iran-Contra, Saddam's capture, the 1983 Beirut bombing, Princess Di's death, not to mention Adolph Eichmann's capture and the theft of U.S. nuclear secrets, some of which were leaked to the U.S.S.R., these guys have been no friend of the U.S., see the Jonathan Pollard case. It is a truly fascinating book.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

Somehow I accidentally ended up with 2 copies of this great classic AD&D compendium called 'Deities and Demigods'. I remembered reading it when I was like 12 years old and then saw it again a few months ago for like 5 bucks on Amazon. So anyways, this book has stats for pretty much any and all mythological characters. Kind Arthur, Merlin, and all the Knights of the Round Table, Elric of Melnibone and his rogues gallery, all the Cthulu creatures, the Fritz Lieber 'Swords' series characters and every major and minor mythos from Native American to Japanese to Greek and Norse. Of course no one plays 1st edition AD&D anymore, unfortunately. Oh, this book was written in the 70's as well when they didn't seem to care about putting topless women on every other page, if something like that offends you, don't get this book.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:49 AM

Malazan Book of the Fallen is the best fantasy series I've ever read.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Just finishing a book called 'I Kill Rich People'. It's a new crime novel with some interesting insight into our current economy and the elite.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Currently trying to suppress my hyperactive proclivities and finish American Gods.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:50 PM

Cry, My Beloved Country is an amazing book.

Anna Karenina- Levin's perspective is far more interesting than anyone else's. Those parts make the book interesting, the others, meh.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov is pretty interesting. Anyone have any good sci-fi to recommend? My tastes lie on the "hard" side.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:36 AM

The Foundation series is awesome ^^

I can absolutely recommend anything from Asimov, any and all of his sci-fi books are pretty much a 'must read' for any sci-fi fan. I can also recommend the entire Ender series, starting with Ender's Game(for some reason I can never remember the name of the author -.- ).

Another that I highly recommend, is He, She and It, by Marge Piercy.

Yet another is, The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester. and Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke.

Give me a little time(maybe a day or two) and I'll add some more

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:17 AM

John Steakley's Armor is a good one. I haven't read too many Sci Fi books, though.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

I didn't like Armor, and I've already read all of the Enders Game series and Childhood's End. Will try the other ones though.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

Since I recently stumbled on it again, I was wondering if anyone here on EF has read Charlotte's Web, and if you have, what you think of it.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:23 PM

I recomend Eoin Colfer's artemis fowl series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series(pretty sure the author's last name is Sage) and Rick Riordan's books

All of these throw myth into present times, a concept that I am addicted to.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

I recomend Eoin Colfer's artemis fowl series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series(pretty sure the author's last name is Sage) and Rick Riordan's books

All of these throw myth into present times, a concept that I am addicted to.


I've read all of these, and I pretty much agree that they're very good. Artemis Fowl is the best, followed by Rick Riordan's novels (the good ones, anyway-- as in the Kane Chronicles, not that overhyped Percy Jackson series), then the Immortal Secrets by Michael Scott.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

Sage wrote the Magik series, it is also a decent series

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

The Septimus Heap books? Yeah, those are good.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

Since I recently stumbled on it again, I was wondering if anyone here on EF has read Charlotte's Web, and if you have, what you think of it.

Yeah, like in Kindergarten. I thought it was pretty boring, but that's about all I can remember from it.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:49 PM

Yeah, like in Kindergarten. I thought it was pretty boring, but that's about all I can remember from it.


In that case, I recommend giving it another try :) Chances are that now you are older and more mature, you'll have a greater appreciation for it.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:29 PM

Yep. I agree with Echo. Movie was boring as well.




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