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      01-13-2005 03:59 PM #101
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      Just finished The Tesseract, By Alex Garland. He also wrote the beach, which was really good.

      how was the tesseract? i read that it wasn't nearly as good as the beach (which i absolutely loved!!)

    2. 01-13-2005 05:26 PM #102
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      how was the tesseract? i read that it wasn't nearly as good as the beach (which i absolutely loved!!)


      I would agree with that. It seems like he developed 4 different characters at different times, and loosely connected them all in a way thats sort of hard to accept as a natural chain of events. Although it could happen. The writing is great though.

    3. 01-14-2005 02:28 AM #103
      books this year so far:
      Hell to Pay
      King Suckerman
      Shame the Devil
      Nicks Trip
      The Sweet Forever
      All by George P. Pelecanos
      Currently reading Soul Circus by Pelecanos
      Next up:
      Right as Rain: George Pelecanos
      Shoe Dog: George Pelecanos
      Waiting Period: Hubert Selby Jr.
      Mystic River: Dennis Lehane
      The Bourne Ultimatum: Robert Ludlum
      The Complete Stories Volume 1: Isaac Asimov
      I Robot: Isaac Asimov


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    4. 01-15-2005 10:51 AM #104
      Les Liaisons Dangereuses by de Laclos. I saw about five minutes of Cruel Intentions a couple of weeks ago and was reminded that I'd always wanted to read the original novel. It's pretty good; ironic, savage, arrogant.

    5. 01-15-2005 01:58 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by chriskle »
      how was the tesseract? i read that it wasn't nearly as good as the beach (which i absolutely loved!!)

      I thought the tesseract was a much more powerful book then the beach, but then again, I read the beach after seeing the movie - probably biased my final opinion.
      Both made Garland my current favorite author. However, anything past his video gaming addiction turns dry and forced.

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      01-21-2005 12:13 PM #106

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      For anyone who has been around autism, or those who are in the dark about the topic...an excellent insightful book. Really original and fun to read too.

    7. 01-21-2005 09:49 PM #107
      state of fear and 2001: a space odyssey

    8. 01-22-2005 04:02 PM #108
      1984......weird book....they should ban it though so I wouldnt have to read it

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      01-22-2005 11:17 PM #109
      Keeping the thread alive... finished Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson which I really enjoyed
      About halfway through The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. Another interesting view into that time period.
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      01-23-2005 11:58 PM #110
      Just finished reading Memoirs of a Geisha and I loved it! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-24-2005 06:39 PM #111
      Band of Brothers...finished watching the DVDs finally and I am hoping the book provides even more insight into the events of that time period.

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      01-25-2005 08:40 AM #112
      Quote, originally posted by gotta_jet »
      state of fear and 2001: a space odyssey

      How is State of Fear?

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      01-26-2005 08:47 AM #113
      Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by Sir TE Lawrence
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    14. 01-27-2005 12:35 PM #114
      trauma and recovery: judith herman
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      01-27-2005 12:58 PM #115
      Quote, originally posted by gurl_under_the_hood »
      1984......weird book....they should ban it though so I wouldnt have to read it

      We read that book in English class in highschool and I really enjoyed it.
      I think I need to thank my English teachers for exposing me to some really great books in highschoo. 1984, Catcher in the Rye, Inherit the Wind. These were the books I most enjoyed reading in highschool.

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      01-27-2005 01:11 PM #116
      Quote, originally posted by MEIN_VW »
      We read that book in English class in highschool and I really enjoyed it.
      I think I need to thank my English teachers for exposing me to some really great books in highschoo. 1984, Catcher in the Rye, Inherit the Wind. These were the books I most enjoyed reading in highschool.

      have you read them since high school? having read animal farm, 1984 and fahrenheit 451 freshman year i didn't really appreciate them until later on in life. i took a history class called "Orwell, 1984 and the Future" in college- it opened up AF and 1984 to a whole new level on interpretation.
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      01-27-2005 02:22 PM #117
      NoDubJustYet:
      I know exactly what you're talking about. I've re-read a few books that I first read in high-school, like Catcher in the Rye, because I enjoyed them so much the first time.
      Other books like 1984 and Inherit the Wind I have re-read and enjoyed far more than I did in high-school.
      The irony is that when I think about it, I read a lot of books in high-school that I enjoyed. And more, I now realize how my love of reading was influenced by my high-school English classes.
      The irony? I HATED English class at the time!

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      01-28-2005 01:12 PM #118
      Have never read Tolkien so I'm reading The Hobbit.
      Just finished the DaVinci code on CD.

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      02-01-2005 11:31 PM #119
      Right now, I'm swimming through:
      "Created In Darkness By Troubled Americans" (multiple authors)...
      Not too bad, but then again, I own almost everything in the Humor section at Barnes & Noble and Borders... I really need to find a new category because it is becoming slim pickins...
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      02-15-2005 12:28 PM #120
      Pierre Hadot - What is Ancient Philosophy?
      Easy read for anyone interested in ancient greek philosophy.

    21. 02-15-2005 12:36 PM #121
      I finished A People's History of the United States and am continuing my non-fiction parade with No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society. You can see the Amazon review/summary here.

    22. 02-15-2005 07:01 PM #122
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      I finished A People's History of the United States

      it's amazing that you said that. currently re-reading it again. i had to read it sophmore year in high school and im giving it another go w/o a deadline which makes it much more enjoyable. ah and a to hunter S.
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    23. 02-18-2005 12:56 PM #123
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      Way better than the movie!

      Absolutely!
      Just finished:
      Timeline, by Michael Crichton
      The Great Train Robbery, by Michael Crichton
      Currently reading:
      Congo, by Michael Crichton

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      02-19-2005 03:45 PM #124
      Finished Band of Brothers a few weeks ago.
      Read The Last Nazis by Perry Bidiscome last week.
      Just started Super System 2 by Doyle Brunson.
      For the best in Pittsburgh sports. http://steelnationmagazine.com/

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      02-20-2005 08:29 PM #125
      Six chapters into Behold a pale horse by William Cooper. Great book a really makes you stop and think.

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