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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3088 times)

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #380 on: June 15, 2017, 07:27:33 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...

Doesn't seem like something 8th graders should be reading...
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #381 on: October 18, 2017, 05:28:47 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #382 on: October 18, 2017, 05:56:59 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.

I remember reading an S.E. Hinton book once (I wanna say it was Rumble Fish, but I doubt it) and one of the main characters was just killed off so randomly, it turned me off from the rest of the book.  Death has to have purpose for it to have emotional impact, dammit!
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #383 on: October 18, 2017, 10:12:34 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.

I remember reading an S.E. Hinton book once (I wanna say it was Rumble Fish, but I doubt it) and one of the main characters was just killed off so randomly, it turned me off from the rest of the book.  Death has to have purpose for it to have emotional impact, dammit!
Right? Especially in something as monstrously long as The Stand. You spend 400+ pages setting up this person to have them be collateral damage?

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #384 on: October 18, 2017, 10:16:00 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.

I remember reading an S.E. Hinton book once (I wanna say it was Rumble Fish, but I doubt it) and one of the main characters was just killed off so randomly, it turned me off from the rest of the book.  Death has to have purpose for it to have emotional impact, dammit!
Right? Especially in something as monstrously long as The Stand. You spend 400+ pages setting up this person to have them be collateral damage?

This is definitely a problem I have with Tom Clancy's books.  He introduces like 20 characters on one page and then kills all of them in the next.  I mean, come on. 
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #385 on: October 19, 2017, 03:31:22 pm »
Hadn't read anything in a little while, so on Monday I decided to check The Girl on the Train out of the library and just read the whole thing in one day. Fairly average book, but I'm glad I did it.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #386 on: October 19, 2017, 03:37:57 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.

I remember reading an S.E. Hinton book once (I wanna say it was Rumble Fish, but I doubt it) and one of the main characters was just killed off so randomly, it turned me off from the rest of the book.  Death has to have purpose for it to have emotional impact, dammit!
Right? Especially in something as monstrously long as The Stand. You spend 400+ pages setting up this person to have them be collateral damage?

This actually makes me want to read this now, tbh.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #387 on: October 19, 2017, 03:55:39 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.

I remember reading an S.E. Hinton book once (I wanna say it was Rumble Fish, but I doubt it) and one of the main characters was just killed off so randomly, it turned me off from the rest of the book.  Death has to have purpose for it to have emotional impact, dammit!
Right? Especially in something as monstrously long as The Stand. You spend 400+ pages setting up this person to have them be collateral damage?

This actually makes me want to read this now, tbh.
I'd be interested in reading your thoughts. Especially about the almost but not quite deus ex machina climax.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #388 on: October 19, 2017, 04:03:23 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.
I was gonna read this over the summer but it was checked out of the library and I ended up reading The Dead Zone instead (and like 2 other books given The Stand's unbelievable length). Guess I'll probably never read it now.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #389 on: October 19, 2017, 06:03:51 pm »
I thought IT was King's longest book.  Had no idea about The Stand.  Jesus Christ.

Speaking of Stephen King novels, I'm reading 11/22/63 right now.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #390 on: October 19, 2017, 06:27:35 pm »
This week, I've been reading The Taming of the Shrew in English class. We've been assigned roles to read characters' dialogue. I read Biondello's with an over-the-top English accent and they all find it pretty funny.

Can you please provide us with some examples?
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #391 on: October 19, 2017, 06:43:34 pm »
Currently reading Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides as extra credit for AP US History. It's quite interesting in how it melds a narrative style with the requisite historical context, so it's a lot more accessible than I thought.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #392 on: October 19, 2017, 07:04:11 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.
I was gonna read this over the summer but it was checked out of the library and I ended up reading The Dead Zone instead (and like 2 other books given The Stand's unbelievable length). Guess I'll probably never read it now.
There's better (and shorter) King stuff out there.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #393 on: February 01, 2018, 01:30:56 am »
I respect women and respect their space, dignity and human rights.
Give me a sexy, voluptuous girl with soft smooth skin, long hair and firm, big breasts and butt over a wrinkly, sagging, ancient prune.

Mmmmm, thatís good irony...
Everything is terrible.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #394 on: March 06, 2018, 06:49:03 pm »
I got that Fire and Fury book from the library. All the best parts have already been dissected ad nauseam on the PBS Newshour, though.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #395 on: March 06, 2018, 07:24:14 pm »
I respect women and respect their space, dignity and human rights.
Give me a sexy, voluptuous girl with soft smooth skin, long hair and firm, big breasts and butt over a wrinkly, sagging, ancient prune.

Mmmmm, thatís good irony...

This about sums up Dommy (he's not here yet Diego, so I'm allowed)...

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #396 on: March 06, 2018, 07:50:34 pm »
I entirely forgot Dommy was ever a poster here.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #397 on: March 06, 2018, 08:12:31 pm »
I entirely forgot Dommy was ever a poster here.

Dissociative amnesia

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #398 on: March 06, 2018, 08:12:59 pm »
I entirely forgot Dommy was ever a poster here.
I don't blame you.
Everything is terrible.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #399 on: March 06, 2018, 08:17:15 pm »
This about sums up Dommy (he's not here yet Diego, so I'm allowed)...

He's gone radio silent these past few days. But we need him now more than ever.

 

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