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What books did you just buy?

Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by Comic Book Guy, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Comic Book Guy Cassandra Cain Fanboy Retired Staff

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    We have a 'reading now' and 'just finished' thread. . . but not a 'just bought' thread.

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    A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
     
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    I don't buy many books anymore :< But when I do bother to take a look around the bookstore [to be honest, I much rather prefer skimming through books at the bookstore and leaving contentedly] and find something I like, it's usually some trashy teen vampire/magicalsupercreature romance.
    Shitty romance books are my guilty pleasures. :tomato
     
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    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson

    Just half way to the end, I had no prior knowledge of the writer, but after reading the storylines, felt I might enjoy the book. It was a great read, so much going on and so many characters. |
     
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    Arrived this late afternoon:

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Ubik
    A Scanner Darkly

    all by Philip K. Dick

    Going to start reading them tomorrow in the order I wrote them down.
     
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    Books?
    A Novel Bookstore - Laurence Cosse
    Murder is Easy - Agatha Christie (I wanted something fun okay?)
    Player One - Douglas Coupland

    and recently I've had enough of a budget to start buying some comic books:
    Young Avengers Ultimate Collection
    Superman Last Son (I don't even like Superman I was just curious and it looked interesting)
    Lucky Luke- On the Dalton's Trail (#19 I think)
     
  6. jux back to back

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    The whole Stephan King Gunsliger Series :ruri
    asdfghkl;'
     
  7. Dace Fallen Warden

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    ^^ Good choice! :LOS

    It's not really fiction, it's called 'Child's Play: Myth, Mimesis and Make-Believe' by L.R. Goldman for my next module in University.
     
  8. Nois eternal otter-kun

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    Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White. Bought it at a second hand clothes store.
     
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    I bought Sail by James Patterson and Impossible by Nancy Werlin.
     
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    Thursday, I am buying Witch and Wizard by James Patterson and possibly another book on
    Wicca.
     
  11. Kafuka Fuura 仮面の告白

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    Night Watch
    Thud!

    Both by Terry Pratchett.
     
  12. Kahvehane Drink coffee every day.

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    Where I'm Calling From - Raymond Carver (Best. Writer. Ever.)

    and

    The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell - Aldous Huxley (It's two books in one, hence the virgule)
     
  13. Nois eternal otter-kun

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    The first I have to research (especially the parenthesis bit, could you elaborate?)

    As for the latter, how does that work? Just a compilation or are they somehow intertwined?
     
  14. Kahvehane Drink coffee every day.

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    Raymond Carver was a writer of short stories and poems in the 20th century. His works were published over a modest span of time that began in the late sixties and finally culminated upon his death by lung cancer in the summer of 1988 at the age of 50 (He was once quoted in reference to himself: "I am a cigarette with a body attached to it."). Carver is widely considered to be one of the major American writers of the latter half of the last century. In the years to come, I predict he will be read by high school and college students alongside other greats like Hemingway and T.S. Eliot. He's just that good. He's a minimalist, and his writing is very spare; but what truly makes Raymond Carver so unique is his unrivaled ability to communicate with 'the language really used by men' in his writings. He does it so well that it's somewhat unnerving at first; you'll feel as if he's peering into your conscious mind and writing his stories in the language of your inner thoughts. But don't just take my word for it, read one of his stories and find out for yourself. Then check out some of his poetry.

    And as regards the book - pages 9 through 79 are The Doors of Perception, and the rest (83-185) is Heaven and Hell. So yes, it's a compilation... although I'm not sure if you can really call it a 'compilation' when there are only two essays involved... lol
     
  15. Nois eternal otter-kun

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    Now that you mention it, I'm not sure if my US lit teacher didn't add him to our reading list:hmm

    I'll have to look into it.

    As for Huxley, I have yet to read his works. I had only chance to do so in class, and those were only fragments. Can you reccomend something in particular?
     
  16. Kahvehane Drink coffee every day.

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    Definitely Brave New World. Quintessential Huxley material. Check it out.
     
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    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
     
  18. Citizen Bismarck Was soll das Finanzamt sagen?

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the American edition, Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.
     
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    Got two books of Grimoire, The Years best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010, and The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge.
     
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    The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James B. Patterson
     
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    The Collector by John Fowles

    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Norton Critical Edition)

    Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

    The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany {Begins Her Life's Work} at 72 by Molly Peacock (biography)
     
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    Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture by Sherrie Inness
    From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games by J Cassell
    Collection of poems by Paul Verlaine
    The other side of midnight by Sidney Sheldon
     
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    Love, Stargirl from Borders
     
  24. Cyphon Brotherhood of the Beard

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    I bought the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

    And although I didn't personally buy them, I was given the entire Malazan Book of the Fallen series.

    Reading the Mistborn trilogy first since it is shorter.
     
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    My mum gave me "The Voyage Of The Jerle Shannara" Trilogy for my birthday. I've never read anything else in the series before and judging from the blurb it seems like it's going to be very cliche but we'll see.
     
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    The Lost by Dan Abnett.
    Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert.

    Been meaning to get both for a long time now.
     
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    Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita.
    The Crucible by Arthur Miller
     
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    I didn't purchase them but received them as gifts. They're all leather-bound Charles Dickens books published in 1870 and were owned by my great great grandfather...

    -David Copperfield
    -The Pickwick Papers
    -Barnaby Rudge
    -Christmas Stories / Sketches by Boz
    -Our Mutual Friend

    I was completely floored when I opened the box. I'm almost scared to touch them.
     
  29. Nois eternal otter-kun

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    Terry Pratchett's 'Nation'. Got it at a second hand store, for about $1 today.
    Went by the name, but I don't know if the book is any good. Anyone read it?
     
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    I seem to remember starting to read it and deciding it was crap, I also remember people thinking it was great so you should probably give it a go. Hell you should give it a go anyway it's Terry Pratchett.
     
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