What's the last book you've read?

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  1. Joey Ravn
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    Yes, this is a gaming community, I know. And I also know that most people nowadays don't like reading books... But what are you reading right now? What's your latest book read?

    For me, the last book I've read is Paradise Lost, by John Milton. It's mind-blowing, I strongly suggest you read it if you've got time. Right now I'm reading Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. To be honest, I'm enjoying much. I'm reading it to get to know the author by my own experience, not from the information my teachers give me. It's not bad, of course, but it's not my cup of tea.

    What about you, tempers?
     


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    yay. [​IMG]
     
  3. Smatchmo

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    The Road by Cormac McCarthy was the last book I've read, but I read that months ago. [​IMG] I need to carve out more time to read books, but I'm so busy doing fuck all.

    Great book, regardless.
     
  4. Hadrian

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    Last one was probably Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now.

    Nothing for at least year sadly unless you count comic book compilations. Can't seem to read none picture books and concentrate on the story nowadays.
     
  5. DarkRey

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    well last one was like 2 years ago when i was in school, "Heroes".
    i just get bored reading a wall of plain texts

    so the only thing i read are comics and magazines
     
  6. dajavax

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    it was The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka... this last month... for school actually soo...
     
  7. da_head

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    what's a book...?

    lol i think the last thing i read on paper was some kind of manga.
     
  8. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

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    18 Seconds from George D. Shuman...still reading it, not as good as expected, but hey, better than watching TV [​IMG]. It's good when your School has a free, up-to-date library..this way, I won't run out of books [​IMG].
     
  9. Rayder

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    Last books I read were the old Dragonlance series double trilogy:
    Dragons of Autumn Twilight/Winter Night/Spring Dawning

    and

    Time/War/Test of the Twins.


    I recently re-bought all those books because my originals were read to tatters. I've read the entire series about 10 times over the years. Love those books.

    Before that.....Harry Potter Deathly Hallows.

    Used to read a lot of Stephen King, but stopped after the terrible Needful Things book disappointed me with its predictability and general lameness.

    Been trying to get my hands on the Spell Singer books by Alan Dean Foster....I have the first book, but they are out of print now and I can't find them anywhere.
     
  10. Law

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    Wow, this thread reminded me that I haven't read anything in a while.

    I think the last thing I read was Maddox's Alphabet of Manliness, and that was last year.
     
  11. SonicRax

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    Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe - we had to read it for our English exam. Pretty good novel, although I hated the main character with a passion.
     
  12. Maz7006

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    More like Books

    The Scarlet Letter - Nathanial Hawthorne

    Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

    Great books [​IMG]
     
  13. [M]artin

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    Re-read both One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Fahrenheit 451 last week for a class. Haven't touched those novels since the beginning of high school. It's nice to revisit them now that I have a greater understanding of the significant themes and events present within the novels. [​IMG]
     
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    High five!

    I've just read Eragon and I'm reading Eldest right now. Brisingr up next [​IMG]
     
  15. TheWingless

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    Either Fahrenheit 451 for my summer reading project last year or Eldest were the last books I really read out of my own will... I can't remember, but I'm going to read Brisingr soon and I have to read Mythology for this summer reading project even though I generally hate reading books.

    Unless you count what I'm reading in class which is The Giver.
     
  16. War

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    The Grapes of Wrath - Boring at first, but still really good.
    The Mysterious Man by Mark Twain - Fucking awesome, but religious people won't enjoy it. (An angel named Satan, lol)
     
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    All Quiet on the Western Front... well MOST recently i re-read Night (Elie Wiesel)
     
  18. Awdofgum

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    I'm currently reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
     
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    Portrait of a Young Man as an Artist by James Joyce.
     
  20. Maktub

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    David Lodge's "Small World". Read it! Do it for the lulz, Joey! "Changing Places" and "Nice Work" seem to be good (haven't read those, but I've heard good of them).

    I'm now reading "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway.