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What Book Are You Reading? -- Part V
PostPosted: Tue 25 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

<mod>This is a continuation of Part IV of "What Book Are You Reading?", which can be found here.</mod>

The bible?! Pft i could never be bothered to read that, it's waaay too big
I just started reading the alchemist and the little prince yes


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

I recently read The Godfather by Mario Puzo. What a brilliant book! loved it so much, that I just bought all 3 movies on DVD. wink5

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Wis wrote:
I recently read The Godfather by Mario Puzo. What a brilliant book! loved it so much, that I just bought all 3 movies on DVD. wink5

And you'll love the films as well, saddiqqi, I assure you. smile

*Bruno is reading:

Plato's Republic (bye Jon)
Umberto Eco's Trattato di semiotica generale
Giorgio Agamben's Stato di Eccezione

Marcos Donizetti's Meias vermelhas e histórias inteiras
Daniel Galera's Dentes guardados
Olivia Maia's O nome das sombras
An anthology of chronicles by Gabriel García Marquez, as well as his Memorias de mis putas tristes


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

The tales of the continuing time series by keyes moran (the firts book has some pretty ... *ahem* weird passages in it (those who read that know what i mean )

Anybody here read that ? it is leggally avaliable here : http://manybooks.net/series/146.html


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

A Tour of the Calculus
The Phantom of the Opera

I think that's about it for now.


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Bruno wrote:
Wis wrote:
I recently read The Godfather by Mario Puzo. What a brilliant book! loved it so much, that I just bought all 3 movies on DVD. wink5

And you'll love the films as well, saddiqqi, I assure you. smile

*Bruno is reading:


Plato's Republic (bye Jon)
Umberto Eco's Trattato di semiotica generale
Giorgio Agamben's Stato di Eccezione

Marcos Donizetti's Meias vermelhas e histórias inteiras
Daniel Galera's Dentes guardados
Olivia Maia's O nome das sombras
An anthology of chronicles by Gabriel García Marquez, as well as his Memorias de mis putas tristes


holy shit, you read more than 2 books at the same time?! (or have you finished some before others) And yeah I've heard a lot about the movies, the academy awards it won, and how it's known to be one of the best movies of all times - I'm gonna watch it with my family after tommorow. :D


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

About 165 into the Republic, and it's pretty interesting. I read about 15 pages a day, just so I can comprehend most of it, rather than read 30, and miss a lot more of the ideas behind it.

I just started The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, because I found I needed some sort of pleasure read to fill up time, since I gave up videogames. I got it and about 10 travel books on European countries at the library for 10 dollars, so it was a steal.


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

island by aldous huxley i will just "say" it is great because
when i start to talk about it i cant stop...
and soon blue fat from vladimir sorokin


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PostPosted: Mon 31 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Guru Guru Pon-chan...which is more a graphic novel then a book...but also Comics and Sequential Art...it's not a fiction novel but ^^;

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

Le petit Prince, good choice SD wink5


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

falus dei wrote:
island by aldous huxley i will just "say" it is great because
when i start to talk about it i cant stop...
and soon blue fat from vladimir sorokin


I love Aldous Huxley i know it's cliche, but you should read (if you haven't already) Brave New World. or Point counter point.

If your interested in some of his experiences regarding psycadelic drugs, you should read his essays "The Doors of Perception"



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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I just finished reading Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, which is an 1884 novella by Edwin A. Abbott. Despite being written in the 1800s, it's an extremely easy read and really makes you think about perception. (well, it's mostly suppose to be a satire of Victorian society, but the math alone is interesting.) I highly recommend this book to everyone, even people who don't like math. Actually, you can read like half the book using the "view inside" feature at the Barns & Noble website.

I am also reading Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer , about an asteroid knocking the moon into a different orbit, which causes disasters on Earth.

And Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, the inspiration for the Blade Runner movie.



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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

falus dei wrote:
island by aldous huxley i will just "say" it is great because
when i start to talk about it i cant stop...
and soon blue fat from vladimir sorokin


i got that book for my friend as a gift, since his favorite book of all time is Brave New World, he's been meaning to read The Island (i think he has also read Brave New World revisited)

me? i am reading Timequake (to be honest, i ALMOST wrote 'TimeQuake' but stopped myself *notanaddict*) by my man Kurt Vonnegut.

I have to say i think it's my favorite Kurt Vonnegut book so far, except maybe Cat's Cradle, because it seems to be the classic Vonnegut i know and love.. "to the extreme" so to speak. Although there is a story, a lot of the book is just seemingly random ramblings and other stories about people he knew.

i bought The Dark Tower VII (even though i haven't read the dark tower 1). It was on sale, hardcover, for 8 usd! imagine that!

speaking of cheap books, i also started reading a little book called The Areas of my Expertise my John Hodgman, who was (is? i dunno) a newspaper writer for the New York Times. He's very funny, and has compiled a book of.. random, false facts. For example, he has stats on all 51 united states. He also claims that Chicago doesn't actually exist but people believe you can visit it when it rises out of Lake Michigan once every 100 years. only 4 usd! tounge2


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I Just bought Neil Gaiman's The Sandman 5: A Game of you, in hardback.

I've read all of his novels and short stories and watched all his films so I figured that I'd make a start on his comics, up to number 5 already, the man is a freaking genius.


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