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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3461 times)

Tho Master Fie

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #140 on: October 10, 2015, 12:08:20 pm »
Disliking The Shining movie more and more as I ah read the book. Kubrick clearly missed the point.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #141 on: October 10, 2015, 12:28:57 pm »
Thinking about picking up the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson before the movie goes wide. I started it a year or two ago, but never finished it. I don't even know if I'll see the movie in theaters, but I'd like to read it anyways.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #142 on: October 18, 2015, 09:30:08 pm »
Up to page 254 on The Martian.
Everything is terrible.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #143 on: October 19, 2015, 08:52:02 pm »
I'm reading Lord of the Flies for school. I like the writing style.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #144 on: October 19, 2015, 08:52:56 pm »
I'm reading Lord of the Flies for school. I like the writing style.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #145 on: October 24, 2015, 03:10:58 pm »
Up to Chapter 22 on The Martian. This book is God.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #146 on: October 24, 2015, 03:13:15 pm »
Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson

It's the one Hunter book I haven't' read yet.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #147 on: October 24, 2015, 03:18:47 pm »
Up to Chapter 22 on The Martian. This book is God.

Then I saw it, I saw a flounder who would die before finishing a book, a man who would fap for his dumpster baby, a boy, angry & alone, laid out in front of him the bad path. I saw it & the path was a circle, round & round.



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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #148 on: October 29, 2015, 09:27:32 pm »
Up to Chapter 26 on The Martian.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #149 on: October 31, 2015, 07:32:11 pm »
Just finished The Martian. Holy shit, that was phenomenal.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #150 on: November 01, 2015, 11:11:08 am »
Lord of the Flies is by far the best book I've ever had to read in an English class. Solid high A.

On a side note, does anyone know if the movie version is good? (I'm referring to the one that was made in the 80's/90's.)

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #151 on: November 01, 2015, 11:11:54 am »
Lord of the Flies is by far the best book I've ever had to read in an English class. Solid high A.

On a side note, does anyone know if the movie version is good? (I'm referring to the one that was made in the 80's/90's.)
I haven't read the book nor have I seen the movies. I heard the 1990 film is pretty bad though.
Everything is terrible.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #152 on: November 01, 2015, 11:13:57 am »
Lord of the Flies is by far the best book I've ever had to read in an English class. Solid high A.

On a side note, does anyone know if the movie version is good? (I'm referring to the one that was made in the 80's/90's.)
I haven't read the book nor have I seen the movies. I heard the 1990 film is pretty bad though.
It wasn't part of your 9th grade English curriculum? (Then again, the only books our states probably share in the grade's curriculum are To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men...)

But you should read it. It's very well written.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #153 on: November 01, 2015, 11:18:05 am »
Lord of the Flies is by far the best book I've ever had to read in an English class. Solid high A.

On a side note, does anyone know if the movie version is good? (I'm referring to the one that was made in the 80's/90's.)
I haven't read the book nor have I seen the movies. I heard the 1990 film is pretty bad though.
It wasn't part of your 9th grade English curriculum? (Then again, the only books our states probably share in the grade's curriculum are To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men...)

But you should read it. It's very well written.

I read Of Mice and Men as part of an AP summer reading program going into high school but I read To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and I think Romeo and Juliet in my freshman year. LOTF is an excellent book but the movie isn't so good.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #154 on: November 01, 2015, 11:21:59 am »
Lord of the Flies is by far the best book I've ever had to read in an English class. Solid high A.

On a side note, does anyone know if the movie version is good? (I'm referring to the one that was made in the 80's/90's.)
I haven't read the book nor have I seen the movies. I heard the 1990 film is pretty bad though.
It wasn't part of your 9th grade English curriculum? (Then again, the only books our states probably share in the grade's curriculum are To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men...)

But you should read it. It's very well written.

I read Of Mice and Men as part of an AP summer reading program going into high school but I read To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and I think Romeo and Juliet in my freshman year. LOTF is an excellent book but the movie isn't so good.
We're reading To Kill a Mockingbird and Romeo and Juliet next semester. I don't know about Animal Farm, but it does seem like an interesting read.

Is there a reason why the movie is of lesser quality than the book? Or is it just a case of unfilmable source material?

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #155 on: November 01, 2015, 11:23:32 am »
It wasn't part of your 9th grade English curriculum?
Yeah, during freshman year, I had to read Romeo & Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and Tears of a Tiger.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #156 on: November 01, 2015, 11:25:10 am »
It wasn't part of your 9th grade English curriculum?
Yeah, during freshman year, I had to read Romeo & Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and Tears of a Tiger.
Interesting. I guess I should also recommend Fahrenheit 451 if you haven't read that already as well.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #157 on: November 01, 2015, 11:28:17 am »
Lord of the Flies is by far the best book I've ever had to read in an English class. Solid high A.

On a side note, does anyone know if the movie version is good? (I'm referring to the one that was made in the 80's/90's.)
I haven't read the book nor have I seen the movies. I heard the 1990 film is pretty bad though.
It wasn't part of your 9th grade English curriculum? (Then again, the only books our states probably share in the grade's curriculum are To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men...)

But you should read it. It's very well written.

I read Of Mice and Men as part of an AP summer reading program going into high school but I read To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and I think Romeo and Juliet in my freshman year. LOTF is an excellent book but the movie isn't so good.
We're reading To Kill a Mockingbird and Romeo and Juliet next semester. I don't know about Animal Farm, but it does seem like an interesting read.

Is there a reason why the movie is of lesser quality than the book? Or is it just a case of unfilmable source material?

From what I remember, it just didn't capture any of the emotions from the book. You can't create a film from a masterpiece like LOTF and pepper it with outdated 80's/90's cheese from the acting, to the score, to the simple adaptation.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #158 on: November 01, 2015, 11:29:01 am »
It wasn't part of your 9th grade English curriculum?
Yeah, during freshman year, I had to read Romeo & Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and Tears of a Tiger.
Interesting. I guess I should also recommend Fahrenheit 451 if you haven't read that already as well.

Excellent book. Bradbury was a genius.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #159 on: November 01, 2015, 10:46:04 pm »
Based off of memory

9th grade year:
Anthem: 1/10
To Kill a Mockingbird: 8/10
Romeo and Juliet: 3/10

10th grade:
Lord of the Flies: 7/10
The Illiad: 8/10

11th grade:
The Great Fapsby: 2/10
Of Mice and Men: 9/10

So far, in 12th grade, we haven't read any books (aiside from a short version of Beowulf and Macbeth). 

 

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