What book are you currently reading?

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  1. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    Elizabeth Bennet as a ninja who rescues Merryton from Zombies? Not going near it, saw the cover which was enough for me XD

    Trying not to read anything at the moment, I'm sort of liking it :) Won't be able to postpone my reading much longer though.
     
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  3. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hall @ Apr 21 2009, 08:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Amazing. Brilliant. Best thing ever. There's a full cartoon book version - perfect if the lines of text do your head in.

    Just got The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Before you get to the start you have to leaf through: Introduction-Note on the text-Select bibliography-Chronology of the author-Explanatory notes-Map. Farking hell.

    Hoping it's got some insights and humour, but it does read a bit childish in the first few pages. Lacking Grimm brothers weirdness.
     
  4. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    Started it once, oddly stopped reading when I found out Dorothy's slippers were silver, not ruby. Not sure why, it's put me off reading it, it just sounds so wrong :s

    Let me know what you thought of it, might read it this summer.
     
  5. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (shtove @ May 14 2009, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Amazing. Brilliant. Best thing ever. There's a full cartoon book version - perfect if the lines of text do your head in.

    Just got The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Before you get to the start you have to leaf through: Introduction-Note on the text-Select bibliography-Chronology of the author-Explanatory notes-Map. Farking hell.

    Hoping it's got some insights and humour, but it does read a bit childish in the first few pages. Lacking Grimm brothers weirdness.
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    theres a good plot summary on uncyclopedia thats worth a look. May well have saved me in honors English

    heres the link: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/King_lear
     
  6. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (feicarsinn @ May 16 2009, 02:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Amazing. Brilliant. Best thing ever. There's a full cartoon book version - perfect if the lines of text do your head in.

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    theres a good plot summary on uncyclopedia thats worth a look. May well have saved me in honors English

    heres the link: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/King_lear
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    :lol:
     
  7. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    Reading the chapter by chapter summary of:
    What a Carve Up!
    Satanic Verses
    Beloved
    White Noise

    No time to re-read the books before the exam, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
     
  8. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    im currently ploughing my way through grapes of wrath (ploughing geddit'?). Anways they're on their way to California and Grandpa just died so I'm not really that far in I guess, no spoilers!
     
  9. shtove

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  10. shtove

    shtove Guest

    About four weeks in to The Anatomy of Melancholy - approximately 3 pages a day, so I'm up to p.88, which is about half way through the introduction.

    Fairly chaotic. Lots of latin phrases, classical allusions, opinions.

    Only 1200 pages to go.

    Have to say The City of God is a better "tough" read.
     
  11. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Oh God:
    Started 'Footfall' by the sci-fi duo, Niven and Pournelle.

    Also gotta read:
    Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath"
    Shakespeare's "King Lear"
    "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
    and "Oedipus" by some guy.

    Least I have plenty to read. \o/
     
  12. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Have to read Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine ;)
     
  13. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Jul 2 2009, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Hey, Lekso - you were one year old yesterday.
     
  14. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Jul 2 2009, 12:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I remember seeing a very strange animated version of the Wife of Bath's tale, way pervie for a bunch of 15 year olds!

    I liked Sense and Sensibility (but I don't know if it matters that I'm a girl), never finished King Lear, and had to read Antigone five times, which put me off reading Oedipus. Know the story though, love the gauging out the eyes bit XD
    Found this, not very true to the original story:
    http://www.oedipusthemovie.com/
    (warning, contains sex scene)


    Finally started reading 'Es uss nicht immer Kaviar sein' by Johannes Mario Simmel (got it for Christmas,) since it's in German I'm not reading as fast as I normally would
     
  15. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (shtove @ Jul 2 2009, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Hey, Lekso - you were one year old yesterday.
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    Don't know what you mean but it's still funny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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  16. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Jul 3 2009, 08:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Hey, Lekso - you were one year old yesterday.
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    Don't know what you mean but it's still funny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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  17. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (shtove @ Jul 3 2009, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Hey, Lekso - you were one year old yesterday.
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    Don't know what you mean but it's still funny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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    Oh God! You are right Shtove

    Thank you brother

    I am so involved and tired by these final exams

    Thank you
     
  18. RC

    RC Guest

    I'm not having much luck with my choice of books as of late.
    I have no problems in giving up on a book half way through/a third of the way through/whenever i lose my patience with how boring it is.
    The last two books: -

    Dead Until Dark - A True Blood Novel
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    Bright Shiny Morning
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    I gave up on them half way through and 40 pages through, respectively.
     
  19. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Just finished reading Fevre Dream by George RR Martin.

    Seems as though Twilight pinched a few ideas from it and bastardised them. Very good vampire novel, though not quite as good as Dracula.
     
  20. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Saul Bellow The Victim

    Cool
     
  21. RC

    RC Guest

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    The Box: Uncanny Stories - Richard Matheson
     
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