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« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2010, 04:39:30 AM »

Ground Zero by F. Paul Wilson

It's hard to objectively critique it since it's part of a series (the "repairman jack" series..they're neat. It's like a private investigator who always winds up getting into some sort of wacky shit with a cthulu style entity)

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Pretty good, although it follows pretty much the same formula as Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.

The formula of "He states on the first page after the title page "everything in this is meticulously researched", then theres a real obvious error about the louvre that most anybody would pick up on, so you just toss it aside as a dime-novel that ripped off holy blood, holy grail"

(I forget the exact error he made..it was something pretty blatant, I mean the things apparently rife with them. It'd be fine if he hadn't gone "I RESEARCHED ALL OF THIS, SO ALL THE HISTORICAL FACTS ARE ACCURATE EVEN THOUGH ITS FICTION". I mean obviously, it's fiction, but you don't claim you have impeccable command of the facts when..you don't. Unless you're doing some kinda meta-horseshit)

(And as for the movie...Audrey Tateau can't act. Nice to look at, but...she should maybe go into modeling or porn cause the 'act' part of 'actress' seems beyond her)
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« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2010, 05:15:43 PM »

The formula of "He states on the first page after the title page "everything in this is meticulously researched", then theres a real obvious error about the louvre that most anybody would pick up on, so you just toss it aside as a dime-novel that ripped off holy blood, holy grail"

(I forget the exact error he made..it was something pretty blatant, I mean the things apparently rife with them. It'd be fine if he hadn't gone "I RESEARCHED ALL OF THIS, SO ALL THE HISTORICAL FACTS ARE ACCURATE EVEN THOUGH ITS FICTION". I mean obviously, it's fiction, but you don't claim you have impeccable command of the facts when..you don't. Unless you're doing some kinda meta-horseshit)

Pretty much. There's parts where they have to sneak into the big Masonic temple in DC because it's a highly guarded facility. But if you go to their website, they say they give free tours. And it's in the middle of the suburbs.
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« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2010, 06:43:40 AM »

Good Book there. I miss Blaine the Mono...

Halo: The Flood. I'm reading...shit, I forgot, and due to the hour it is, and the fact that i'm exhausted from the show...I'll...gat back to it later. The book after the flood.

I didn't really like "Drawing of the Three", but I'm glad a co-worker convinced me to keep going.

"The Flood" is the novelization of the game, right? I remember a lot of my friends being upset with the author of that back in high school.
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« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2010, 05:48:59 PM »

Good Book there. I miss Blaine the Mono...

Halo: The Flood. I'm reading...shit, I forgot, and due to the hour it is, and the fact that i'm exhausted from the show...I'll...gat back to it later. The book after the flood.

I didn't really like "Drawing of the Three", but I'm glad a co-worker convinced me to keep going.

"The Flood" is the novelization of the game, right? I remember a lot of my friends being upset with the author of that back in high school.
I didn't like "Drawing of the Three" myself, because it was too jumpy. I still have to read "Song of Susanna" and "The Dark Tower". I've been getting the chronological Graphic Novels as they come out.

"The Flood" more or less is the game. You do get to see some events that are from other perspectives, like Keyes' mentality up until he dies and Chief finds him, or Private Jenkins, who is apparently controlled by a weaker parasite, because he somewhat "communicates" with one of the LTs after they capture him. I thought it was a rather good book. I'm on First Strike right now, were so far they could make another Halo game after Halo: Reach. They didn't completely glass the planet...
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« Reply #109 on: November 21, 2010, 09:11:14 PM »

The Scott Pilgrim books. Yes, they are more awesome than the movie. Infinitely so.
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« Reply #110 on: November 22, 2010, 01:01:13 AM »

I heard the plot of that described as "the paranoid delusions of a schizophrenic serial killer as he stalks and murders his way through the romantic history of his latest obsession" which completely gels with how wikipedia summarizes it.

I'm pretty glad the expendables just decimated that things box office gross because it looked like hipster nonsense.
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« Reply #111 on: November 22, 2010, 01:48:01 AM »

Reading Artemis Fowl the Alatanis Complex.

Boy genius goes crazy and has to save the world, again.
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« Reply #112 on: November 23, 2010, 05:55:38 AM »

I need to start reading the Artemis books again...

but I'll finish the Drizzt books first. I'm on book II, Exile. Currently at the part where Drizzt, Belwar, and Clacker are being controlled by Mind Flayers. *shivers then goes on a D&D tangent*

Friend of mine once played a Mind Flayer. He ate a vampire's brain and gained its health regen ability. The vamp apparently paid no attention to the tentacles latching on one turn at at time and doing 1d4 per tentacle...then it was 4d4IEATYOURBRAIN!
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« Reply #113 on: December 11, 2010, 05:29:06 PM »

Exile is actually the fifth book. >_>

Recently read "No Sharks in the Med", which is the first story included in The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror.
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« Reply #114 on: December 12, 2010, 07:09:11 PM »

reading Rangers Apprentice 7, The 3rd book in the Howl's moving castle series (yes, it was a book before it was a movie), Infinite earth crisis, Emma, and Go Go Heaven.
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« Reply #115 on: January 02, 2011, 06:58:24 PM »

I'm back.
Read more you crazy internet peoples!

Anyway I've gone through about 4 books since last post in this thread.

I read Hatter M graphic novel from the looking glass wars.
In search of Wondla. Wizard of Oz/Alice in Wonderland meets robots and aliens. Sharp shouldn't read this one for all our sakes.
Vampirates book 2. Still reading this.
And I tired to read kickass, but it was way to violent for a comic book in my taste.
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« Reply #116 on: January 03, 2011, 08:19:31 PM »

Finally got a copy of American Psycho for Christmas, as well as a collection of short stories by Vonnegut, so I've been working my way through those.
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« Reply #117 on: October 15, 2011, 07:14:06 PM »

I finally read I robot, now to read the other 3 books in the robot saga.

Also read 22 chapters of the Bleach manga last night. Didn't even realize I had read that much until it was 12:30 and I realized I started reading at 10.
Read another 4 chapters today. Either I have no life or I really like bleach.

Next on my list is to finish lord of the rings fellowship.
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« Reply #118 on: October 23, 2011, 06:39:15 PM »

Last real book was Pathfinder, by Orson Scott Card. Don't think I liked it more than Ender, but he hinted at a sequel in the afterword, and I wouldn't mind reading another story with these characters.
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« Reply #119 on: October 30, 2011, 12:10:57 AM »

Reading caves of steel by issac asimov. Also hoping to read robots of dawn.
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