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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Popcynical » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:04 am

Existentialism and Human Emotions by John Paul Sartre

And I'm starting The Prince by Machiavelli.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:10 am

Popcynical wrote:Existentialism and Human Emotions by John Paul Sartre

And I'm starting The Prince by Machiavelli.


I read The Prince. Interesting, but very hard to get through due to his style and language.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:18 pm

I'm sure many of you have read the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, I unfortunately have not taken the time to sit down and read them yet. I saw the movies while in High School and felt satisfied enough by them, so that I didn't feel reading the books was necessary. However, over the last few days I watched the extended versions of the films and find myself incredibly captivated by the story once again. I'd like to finally read the story for added detail to this fantastic story.

The reason I'm posting is because I found that there are many different versions of the book to choose from. I'm not sure which version to go with. There is the elegant 50th Anniversary Edition, the version illustrated by Alan Lee and of course there are many cheaper, soft-cover versions.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Is the content good enough so that I shouldn't be worried with packaging and should just go with the most price-sensitive option?

Also, I read The Hobbit while in middle school and greatly enjoyed it. So I'm already fairly familiar with Tolkien's writing style (even if The Hobbit was written differently than The Lord of the Rings) and I'm quite sure I'll enjoy the books.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby JasonSeahorn » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:21 pm

If you like Sci-Fi I highly suggest Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.

He tied together 15 books to make one giant universe/timeline, but the three main Foundation books are far and away the best of the series, and you really don't have to read any of the others since the Foundation trilogy can stand by itself...if you are interested in reading the whole series, I suggest starting out with the three Foundation novels and then going back to the beginning of the whole series (I, Robot), because some of the later books were written later (Foundation was written in the 50's as opposed to other books in the 70's and 80's) and in order to tie the whole timeline together, Asimov revealed many plot twists that come up in the Foundation series.

Foundation (1st book)
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Novels-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553293354/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218770289&sr=8-2

Foundation and Empire (2nd book)
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Empire-Novels-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553382586/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218770289&sr=8-3

Second Foundation (3rd book)
http://www.amazon.com/Second-Foundation-Novels-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553382594/ref=pd_bbs_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218770289&sr=8-4
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Tyeattolah » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:08 pm

Blaze - Richard Bachman...aka Stephen King

Not a bad read although quite different than most of his books.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby scottaa1 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:14 pm

The Bear and the Dragon... Clancy sucks when it comes to conversational discourse, but he can write some good action/international intrigue stuff. Wish that more of the movies made from his books were more true to form. But, as Harrison Ford once told Lucas, 'you can write this (crap), but you can't say it.'
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby m16a » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:42 pm

In the midst of Born Again by Chuck Colson. Interesting enough. Its for school.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby bobbing_headz » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:25 am

JasonSeahorn wrote:If you like Sci-Fi I highly suggest Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.

He tied together 15 books to make one giant universe/timeline, but the three main Foundation books are far and away the best of the series, and you really don't have to read any of the others since the Foundation trilogy can stand by itself...if you are interested in reading the whole series, I suggest starting out with the three Foundation novels and then going back to the beginning of the whole series (I, Robot), because some of the later books were written later (Foundation was written in the 50's as opposed to other books in the 70's and 80's) and in order to tie the whole timeline together, Asimov revealed many plot twists that come up in the Foundation series.

Foundation (1st book)
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Novels-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553293354/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218770289&sr=8-2

Foundation and Empire (2nd book)
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Empire-Novels-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553382586/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218770289&sr=8-3

Second Foundation (3rd book)
http://www.amazon.com/Second-Foundation-Novels-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553382594/ref=pd_bbs_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218770289&sr=8-4


Don't forget his Robot series starting with Caves of Steel. Excellent series.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby SunnydaleSpike » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:59 am

The Game- Ken Dryden

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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:01 am

The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara
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