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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3071 times)

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #360 on: February 21, 2017, 07:01:27 pm »
Checked out William Gibson's Burning Chrome from my school's library, to fuel my newfound cyberpunk obsession.

Hopefully it's a good book.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #361 on: March 14, 2017, 06:18:27 pm »
Reading Elie Wiesel's Night in English currently.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #362 on: March 14, 2017, 06:42:49 pm »
Reading Elie Wiesel's Night in English currently.

damn, r u 12?  lmao we read dat book in middle schl.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #363 on: March 14, 2017, 11:12:04 pm »
The Jack Reacher novels are ah pure pulp but they're quite addictive.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #364 on: April 06, 2017, 11:08:23 pm »
Started The Kite Runner a few days ago for class while also reading A Passage to India.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #365 on: April 06, 2017, 11:12:14 pm »
The next book I'll be reading in English class is F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #366 on: April 07, 2017, 02:47:53 am »
The next book I'll be reading in English class is F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

worst thing i was forced to read.  up there with blood meridian for worst books ever
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #367 on: April 07, 2017, 11:38:18 am »
My favorite book from high school was The Road.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #368 on: April 07, 2017, 02:17:16 pm »
The next book I'll be reading in English class is F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

worst thing i was forced to read.  up there with blood meridian for worst books ever
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #369 on: April 07, 2017, 02:23:28 pm »
The next book I'll be reading in English class is F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
Terrific book. Fitzgerald's prose is so beautiful.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #370 on: April 26, 2017, 08:43:06 pm »
Finished Frank Herbert's Dune...


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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #371 on: April 28, 2017, 12:39:12 am »
Finished The Kite Runner.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #372 on: May 06, 2017, 01:24:28 pm »
Finished Persepolis (or at least the first part). A well paced, gripping read.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #373 on: May 06, 2017, 03:05:44 pm »
Finished The Kite Runner.

Completely overlooked this.

What were your thoughts on it?  I remember generally liking it up to
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towards the end.  Felt like forced drama for the sake of forced drama.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #374 on: May 06, 2017, 10:46:54 pm »
Finished The Kite Runner.

Completely overlooked this.

What were your thoughts on it?  I remember generally liking it up to
Spoiler (hover to show)
towards the end.  Felt like forced drama for the sake of forced drama.
I think it was generally a riveting read that got better in the second half. I can see why you'd feel that way about that scene in particular, though at the same time I find it admirable that Hosseini opted for the bittersweet route. Perhaps having him stay emotionally broken the whole time might have been the better option under the excuse that trauma is still very hard to get over. Regardless, I was satisfied with the book overall.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #375 on: May 07, 2017, 01:47:02 am »
the kite mizzie

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #376 on: May 07, 2017, 02:07:36 am »
Finished The Kite Runner.

Completely overlooked this.

What were your thoughts on it?  I remember generally liking it up to
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towards the end.  Felt like forced drama for the sake of forced drama.
I think it was generally a riveting read that got better in the second half. I can see why you'd feel that way about that scene in particular, though at the same time I find it admirable that Hosseini opted for the bittersweet route. Perhaps having him stay emotionally broken the whole time might have been the better option under the excuse that trauma is still very hard to get over. Regardless, I was satisfied with the book overall.

I don't mind bittersweet endings, as long as they don't make it feel too forced/melodramatic.  IMO that's how I felt here, and it's a glaring stain on an otherwise really good read for me.  Like you said, Hosseini could've simply had the trauma linger on all the way to the end, rather than try turning the
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into the climax.

Glad you enjoyed it though.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #377 on: June 15, 2017, 07:03:40 pm »
I was looking through our summer reading list, and one of the books we can read is IT (and after the discussion on September 8th, everyone who participated sees the movie together).  So looks like I'm gonna be reading it over the summer.

We'll see how I handle the 1,000+ pages.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #378 on: June 15, 2017, 07:08:27 pm »
I was looking through our summer reading list, and one of the books we can read is IT (and after the discussion on September 8th, everyone who participated sees the movie together).  So looks like I'm gonna be reading it over the summer.

We'll see how I handle the 1,000+ pages.
Excellent choice. Aside from one incredibly misguided scene, it's a fantastic book.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #379 on: June 15, 2017, 07:15:51 pm »
I was looking through our summer reading list, and one of the books we can read is IT (and after the discussion on September 8th, everyone who participated sees the movie together).  So looks like I'm gonna be reading it over the summer.

We'll see how I handle the 1,000+ pages.
That's a fantastic book but... ah... hmmmm...

 

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