Read a good book lately?

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  1. JPH
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    I just finished reading a book I had to do for school.
    It was The Outsiders by S.C. Hinton.
    It was really good. About the story of the west side versus the east side.
    One side was Greasers - poor, greasy haired juveniles
    One side was rich folks (known as the socials)

    It was a really good book, and if you haven't read it - I recommend it.
    Though it's short (bout 180 pages), it's worth every dime.


    I plan on picking up the old Harry Potter books as I have completely no clue as to what's going on now, and the movies suckz0r.

    I also recently read Fallen Angels - A vietnamese war story. Pretty good.

    Also I read Red Pony by Steinbeck - about a boy and his horse, it sucks. Big time.

    What have you read any books lately? If it's comics that's OK too.
     
  2. slightlyaskew

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    Comics/Graphic Novels;

    Fables series by Bill Willingham
    All the characters from Fairy Stories exiled in modern day new york.

    Powers series by Brian Bendis & Michael Oeming
    In a world of super heroes, even the 'powers' need policing...


    Books;

    I HATE Potter. However, I can reccommend;

    The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudy Canavan (fantasy, duh)
    Any books by Robert Rankin (insane comedy sci-fi)
    Any books by Tom Holt (clever comedy, often with a sci-fi edge)

    Enjoy.

    edit: as you're at school and I'm aware some American parents dislike naughty things, almost all of the above involve naughty words and or naked adults possibly giving each other 'special hugs'.
     
  3. gov78

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    28 Days Later Aftmath - Its a graphic noval about how the "Rage Virus" and what happend between and after the rage virus hit england. its got 5 short stories it pretty cool and the art works awsome good for people who like the movie to as it clears alot of stuff up.

    i dont know if u like manga but i was reading Shamo - basically a really dark version of karate kid about a kid who stabs his mother and father to death gets sent to a youth jail for stabbing them and starts to learn martial art from a convicted assasin who tried to kill a mayor or somthing in japan.
     
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    Now, that I'd like to read.
     
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    Currently reading Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner to my kids at bedtime, one part each night.

    Mariner shot Albatross!
     
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    Yo mthr has your kids started school yet?
     
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    Just read Bone comic vol. 2 last night. Pretty good if you ask me.

    Bought Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer last week. Didn't read it yet, but looks like a good one.
     
  8. mthrnite

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    Not proper, but I'm schoolin' 'em every day. Trying to get those short and long vowels down pat right now. Early next month is when kindergarten starts full-time for my oldest.
     
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    I got the Bone vol 1 in my closet somewhere - I liked it. I'll pick up vol 2 definately.
     
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    a great book to read is philip pullman - His Dark Materials trilogy good for any age IMHO
    but im reading at the moment Return of the Archwizards trilogy Forgotten Realms
    ive got a huge collection of Forgotten Realms & Dragonlance books if i had the money i would collect them all........
     
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    That's sweet. [​IMG]

    Hooked On Phonics helped me out really well. I don't know if they still have that.

    Believe it or not: I knew all my ABCs when I started kindergarten.
     
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    If you like manga, you have to read Fullmetal Alchemist. It's hands down my favorite manga.
     
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    3/4 into Scott McCloud's 'Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels'

    And it's awesome. I don't even read comics and it's great! haha.
     
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    I recently read The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Fantastic book, superb and exciting story, great writing, a joy to read. I was sad when I completed the book because I wanted more. I liked it so much that I'd choose to read that book instead of playing my fav DS game anytime.

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    I also read Papillon and Banco! which were pretty good.
     
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    i've been reading crime and punishment by fedor dostoiewski, also some nietzsche
     
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    Oh god, I haven't picked up a book (like, the ones without pictures [​IMG] ) since school ended. The last book we read there was One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. God, I loved it. [​IMG]

    Currently I'm reading up on some Kingdom Hearts manga, partially for artistic inspiration (Shiro Amano's chibi-like stylings) and partially because I haven't picked up a manga in about 4 years.

    I also recommend picking up some of the Metal Gear Solid graphic novels, illustrated by the amazing Ashley Wood (his artistic style is mindblowing!). I think he's working on illustrating Tank Girl currently.
     
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    Scholastic released color versions of the books. Currently up to #5.
     
  18. Fondue

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    I, uh... didn't know they still made books.

    Actually, a few years ago (7 or so I would say.), I read a pretty good book. (Cannot remember what it was.) I remember thinking, "Wow, books are pretty cool." Then, I tried to find another good book, but never really did, and I forgot about books in general.

    I did however read all of the Harry Potter books. (Except for the last one. I am having a hell of a time finding it.) Before, I was in Japan, and the harry potter books were the only english books in the school library, so I jumped on them. (And skipped Ancient Chinese Language Study class. (It actually took me 2 weeks before I figured out what that class was about.)) I never would have read those books under any other circumstances. (Unless I was in China under similar circumstances, but whatever.)

    Now, I came back to Japan for the summer, and I cannot find the last harry potter book anywhere. I need entertainment for the plane ride back. Looks like I might have to break down and play DS. [​IMG]


    On Topic: ...try to find that book I read 7 years ago. I cannot remember the name, or really what it was about, but it was pretty good. Maybe try google? [​IMG]
     
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    I think everyone should read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho at least once in their lifetime (I already did it twice). Makes you think about a lot of stuff and reconsider wich values you are living for. Also, if you are into Psychology, you should read Emotional intelligence by Danniel Goleman great book that opened my eyes to how people are constantly communicating stuff through their emotions.
     
  20. slayerspud

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    Read some warcraft trilogy, was surprisingly really good.