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The last book you read

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Minibit, Feb 22, 2015.

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  1. I just finished Orwell's 1984 the other day. I never read it in school so it's nice to finally be in the loop with the Big Brother references! I read it with Iwaku's Book Club, which you should check out if you like to read and discuss books with others!

    What's the last book you read?
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  2. Allegiant by Vernica Roth, and let me just say that it has me swearing off books for the next month. @_@
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  3. Notes from Underground, by Fjodor Dostojevskij.
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  4. Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett, 23rd novel of the Discworld series. Currently reading The Fifth Elephant, which is the 24th. I've already read them before, but they're so damned good. :D
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  5. I'm currently reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
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  6. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, dude who wrote Fight Club. It's written like the narrator is recounting his life story over a flight recorder of a doomed flight he hijacked about how he was the sole survivor of a religious death cult before becoming basically a super buff messiah being controlled by a corporation to sell books and countless faith-based products. It was hit and miss, as are a lot of his books. Right now I'm reading Choke by the same author, which is about 4 POV characters involved with a legendary porn actress' final shoot where she is going to shatter the world record and have sex with 600 guys. Not far into it, but it's pretty amusing. One of the characters is only there because he thinks that the porn star is his biological mother who put him up for adoption and another POV character who he's chatting with might be his biological father.

    After that, I have Metro 2033 to get through, The Hunt for Red Octobet, Patriot Games, and some more Lovecraft to get through, then I have The Iliad and Odyssey, a non fictional account of Celtic history, and Bulfinch's Mythology to get through and I am finally caught up.
  7. The thief of always by Clive Barker and the Hellbound heart at the same time. I tend to have a ton of books. ><
  8. The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien.
    Let me just say: that man was a genius!
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  9. Shadow Games.

    A Star Wars book.

    I'm too ashamed to admit anymore. D:
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  10. Dune, by Frank Herbert. I loved that book.
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  11. The Golden Transcendence by John C. Wright.
  12. Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence. I love that man's prose. Working on Thus Spoke Zarathustra so I can finally know what all those angsty teens are going on about with "God is Dead!" and whatever. Overall, good book.

    I'm working on the first book of the First Law trilogy and also Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. I like Grimdark fantasy, what can I say.
  13. I just finished White Cat by Holly Black.
  14. Shogun by James Clavell, a British sailor gets washed up on Japaneese shores and bridges the gap between two very different societies while also finding himself in the middle of a dynastic struggle. Very, Very good.
  15. I ripped through 'the tinder box' this week. I enjoyed it but it did that annoying thing at the end where every whodunit clue it gave you was a red herring
  16. I really dislike stories like that... They kinda take a huge dump on the readers intellect by giving the illusion that the case has a logical conclusion and then end in a plot twist. Writers like that should take a look at Ronald Knox's commandments.

    ^Rant not really directed specifically at 'the tinder box' since I haven't read it.
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  17. I'm currently reading Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman.
    It's a-may-zing, the man is a great author.
    After that, I need to read Kim, finish Horns, read the next Anno Dracula book, read Inferno, and a bunch of other books.
  18. You described it to a T though lol
  19. I just finished The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and am currently about 3/4 of the way through Suspicion by Alexandra Monir, though I'm having trouble wanting to finish it.
  20. Dog On It by Spencer Quinn. He does an amazing job writing in the POV of a dog. Chet is my favorite detective, and he can sniff out criminals like no other..with a quick snack along the way.

    Almost done reading Warriors: Crookedstar's Promise by Erin Hunter.
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