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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 19,429

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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,181
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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,443
    dankind said:

    One of the rare cases where I liked the movie better. They made the right decision ending after the first part I think. I found the 2nd part in Phantasia unbearable 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,355
    JPPJ84 said:
    dankind said:

    One of the rare cases where I liked the movie better. They made the right decision ending after the first part I think. I found the 2nd part in Phantasia unbearable 
    The movie is neat to look at, but the acting and script are horrible. I don't mind the book. I'm re-reading it now because I seem to remember a few messed up parts in it, and I just want to screen it before giving it to the kids.

    I mean, they read The Lord of the Rings, and that has a dark army firing the severed heads of their foes at their foes, so this is probably fine. But reading it as an adult, I'm enjoying the metatextuality a lot more than I did as an adolescent.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 32,975
    looking forward to reading this novel from Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers)....
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    Finished this a few days ago. Very weird, but pretty good. It was like 240 pages but each chapter was no more than 3 pages so and easy read. Didn't really hook me in but I enjoyed it.
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  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,305
    Finished the Institute, good read, but not Kings best compared to some of his other stuff.
    I think House of Leaves is up next
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,355

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  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,398
    I just started this book about baseball cards.

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  • what dreamswhat dreams Posts: 1,405

    Me too! Love it and this author generally. Thank you for reminding me to get off my phone and read a book!
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,049
    edited March 14
    I'm still reading Kafka's Amerika, but came here to say that the whole Coronavirus situation reminds me of Saramago's Blindness and Cronin's The Passage.

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    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,062
    Two at a time.

    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,355
    Malroth said:
    Two at a time.
    Livin’ the dream!
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,049
    dankind said:
    Malroth said:
    Two at a time.
    Livin’ the dream!
    :rofl:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,049
    edited March 15
    Malroth said: Two at a time.
    Same here. Along with Kafka's Amerika, I've just started:

    Post edited by Pap on
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,062
    dankind said:
    Malroth said:
    Two at a time.
    Livin’ the dream!

    One in the bedroom, one in the bathroom (I might have to start ripping out the pages to wipe)
    Life is beautiful.
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,443
    The latest book in The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovich. Love the humor and the sheer wackiness of the stories
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,355

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 32,975
    Forgot I had this book, Cats V Conniff, and never started it. Frank Conniff (from MST3K) wrote this a few years ago about his cats. Short, cute, funny easy read.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 19,429
    Great book ^^°
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    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,049
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,020
    edited March 28
    I am very appropriately reading The Plague by Albert Camus. This has long been a favorite of mine, and I figured this was a good time to do another reread.

    And kind of as a deliberate anxiety soother, I am reading the Little House on the Prairie series, lol. It is a nice, simple, pleasant read that evokes no strong emotion other than perhaps mild nostalgia - good to pick up and read a few chapters when I want to withdraw from thinking about present times.
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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 9,522
    PJ_Soul said:
    I am very appropriately reading The Plague by Albert Camus. This has long been a favorite of mine, and I figured this was a good time to do another reread.

    And kind of as a deliberate anxiety soother, I am reading the Little House on the Prairie series, lol. It is a nice, simple, pleasant read that evokes no strong emotion other than perhaps mild nostalgia - good to pick up and read a few chapters when I want to withdraw from thinking about present times.
    I might just dust off my daughter's collection.  (Or have her do it because she is 16 and her room is, well, that of a typical 16 year old.)  Good idea!  

    The best thing I remember about the LHOTP collection is when K was in the 1st grade, we would get her books on CD from the library to listen to before bed.  She would go to bed around 8:30, but lights had to be out at 9.  I went to give a check at 10:30 and found these eyes looking back at me.  She tried closing them real quick, but didn't work.  "K!  Why are you still awake?"  "Mom, there was a bad winter storm and they couldn't find their way back to the house and I just had to listen!"  We decided that particular book was probably not the best for her to listen to before bed.  
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,547
    The last book of this great trilogy..

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 30,643
    Having watched the film version of "Master and Commander" recently, I thought I might enjoy the Patrick O'Brian book.  But sampling it by reading a few paragraphs, I wasn't thrilled with the writing.  So instead, I picked up C.S. Forester's Beat to Quarters and found the writing much more to my liking.  I just finished the book and liked it a lot- so much so that I'm thinking I'd like to read all 11 of the Hornblower series.  Good read!


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  • erebuserebus Posts: 203
    That’s too bad Brian
    I really enjoyed the entire O’Brian series
    I will have to give the Hornblower series a go

    currently working through Wilbur Smith’s novels
     
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 30,643
    erebus said:
    That’s too bad Brian
    I really enjoyed the entire O’Brian series
    I will have to give the Hornblower series a go

    currently working through Wilbur Smith’s novels
     

    Hmm, good to know, thanks.  Maybe I was too hasty in my judgement.  The O'Brian's do seem well liked.  Might have to give him a try again after I get through the Foresters. 

    Speaking of, I started with Beat to Quarters because it was the first one he wrote.  But now I will read the rest in chronological order as per Hornblower the character himself.  The series as printed by Back Bay Books has them numbered on the spine in that order, which goes like this:

    Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
    Lieutenant Hornblower
    Hornblower and the Hotspur
    Hornblower During the Crisis
    Hornblower and the Atropos
    Beat to Quarters
    Ship of the Line
    Flying Colours
    Commodore Hornblower
    Lord Hornblower
    Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies
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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,443
    Hey Brian, have you ever read Robert Merle‘s Fortune de France series? If you like history then I think you will enjoy these :)
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