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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3463 times)

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #240 on: December 22, 2015, 12:08:27 pm »
Now I'm reading Newt's Emerald.  God, this is disappointing.  It's not a terrible book, but I know that Garth Nix is capable of so much more, and it's easily his weakest work.  Also, there's a lot of romance in it, which leads me to worry that he may have sold out.  4/10 book.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #241 on: December 22, 2015, 12:34:55 pm »
Now I'm reading Newt's Emerald.  God, this is disappointing.  It's not a terrible book, but I know that Garth Nix is capable of so much more, and it's easily his weakest work.  Also, there's a lot of romance in it, which leads me to worry that he may have sold out.  4/10 book.

I thought you said you were leaving permanently...

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #242 on: December 22, 2015, 12:40:46 pm »
Now I'm reading Newt's Emerald.  God, this is disappointing.  It's not a terrible book, but I know that Garth Nix is capable of so much more, and it's easily his weakest work.  Also, there's a lot of romance in it, which leads me to worry that he may have sold out.  4/10 book.

What if Tom Hiddleston's eyes were on the cover?

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #243 on: December 22, 2015, 12:47:39 pm »
Now I'm reading Newt's Emerald.  God, this is disappointing.  It's not a terrible book, but I know that Garth Nix is capable of so much more, and it's easily his weakest work.  Also, there's a lot of romance in it, which leads me to worry that he may have sold out.  4/10 book.

Haven't heard of it, but that's quite sad to hear. The last book of his I read was the relatively recent A Confusion of Princes, and in some ways, it was one of his strongest works. (Though in hindsight, I don't really look back on any of his other novels (Keys to The Kingdom, Abhorsen series, about half of those short Aenir books & Shade's Children) as fondly as I used to. Still like them, and some bits of each are pretty great, but I can't escape the feeling each premise had lots more potential than what he ultimately made out of it. 

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #244 on: December 22, 2015, 04:43:13 pm »
Now I'm reading Newt's Emerald.  God, this is disappointing.  It's not a terrible book, but I know that Garth Nix is capable of so much more, and it's easily his weakest work.  Also, there's a lot of romance in it, which leads me to worry that he may have sold out.  4/10 book.

I thought you said you were leaving permanently...

And then they all asked me back.

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #245 on: December 22, 2015, 04:45:36 pm »
Now I'm reading Newt's Emerald.  God, this is disappointing.  It's not a terrible book, but I know that Garth Nix is capable of so much more, and it's easily his weakest work.  Also, there's a lot of romance in it, which leads me to worry that he may have sold out.  4/10 book.

Haven't heard of it, but that's quite sad to hear. The last book of his I read was the relatively recent A Confusion of Princes, and in some ways, it was one of his strongest works. (Though in hindsight, I don't really look back on any of his other novels (Keys to The Kingdom, Abhorsen series, about half of those short Aenir books & Shade's Children) as fondly as I used to. Still like them, and some bits of each are pretty great, but I can't escape the feeling each premise had lots more potential than what he ultimately made out of it.

The Abhorsen series are perfect in every way.  I even named myself after Kerrigor for a while back on Rotten Tomatoes.  The Keys to the Kingdom and A Confusion of Princes are phenomenal as well.  I liked Shade's Children and The Ragwitch but it's pretty clear that they're early Nix and it shows.  The Seventh Tower books are decent, but not up to his usual standards as they were a predominantly corporate endeavor.  For the record, I think that Garth Nix is easily one of the best writers in YA fantasy right now, as his writing is fantastic and his stories and worldbuilding are so creative and original.   I feel that Newt's Emerald hewed more closely to typical YA fare rather than his other works, which can be read over and over again by any generation.

Abhorsen series- 10/10
The Keys to the Kingdom- 9/10
A Confusion of Princes- 9/10
Shade's Children- 8/10
The Ragwitch- 8/10
The Seventh Tower- 6/10
Newt's Emerald- 4/10

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #246 on: December 22, 2015, 04:46:37 pm »
Now I'm reading Newt's Emerald.  God, this is disappointing.  It's not a terrible book, but I know that Garth Nix is capable of so much more, and it's easily his weakest work.  Also, there's a lot of romance in it, which leads me to worry that he may have sold out.  4/10 book.

What if Tom Hiddleston's eyes were on the cover?

Still no.  Jennifer Lawrence's breasts or ass, though, definitely.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #247 on: December 22, 2015, 04:49:35 pm »
Still no.  Jennifer Lawrence's breasts or ass, though, definitely.
I think you need to get a life sentence in prison before you grow up to be a rapist.

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #248 on: December 22, 2015, 04:50:12 pm »
Still no.  Jennifer Lawrence's breasts or ass, though, definitely.
I think you need to get a life sentence in prison before you grow up to be a rapist.

Didn't Avril Lavigne give you a restraining order?  Also, I will never be a rapist because I respect women and respect their space, dignity and human rights.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #249 on: December 22, 2015, 04:54:46 pm »
Still no.  Jennifer Lawrence's breasts or ass, though, definitely.
I think you need to get a life sentence in prison before you grow up to be a rapist.

Didn't Avril Lavigne give you a restraining order?  Also, I will never be a rapist because I respect women and respect their space, dignity and human rights.
You talk about raping Jennifer Lawrence every single day.  I brought up that I liked Avril Lavigne one time, like a year ago.  This only furthers my point that you have an unhealthily obsessive personality.  And since you're too socially awkward and self-indulgent to make any positive interactions with people, I think it'll bring out the worst in you for your future.

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #250 on: December 22, 2015, 04:58:36 pm »
Still no.  Jennifer Lawrence's breasts or ass, though, definitely.
I think you need to get a life sentence in prison before you grow up to be a rapist.

Didn't Avril Lavigne give you a restraining order?  Also, I will never be a rapist because I respect women and respect their space, dignity and human rights.
You talk about raping Jennifer Lawrence every single day.  I brought up that I liked Avril Lavigne one time, like a year ago.  This only furthers my point that you have an unhealthily obsessive personality.  And since you're too socially awkward and self-indulgent to make any positive interactions with people, I think it'll bring out the worst in you for your future.

When did I EVER say that I'd rape Jennifer Lawrence?  Give me ONE instance or shut up.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #251 on: December 22, 2015, 05:04:39 pm »
Ooh look, they couldn't prove me right so they banned me.  What fun.
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Tho Master Fie

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #252 on: December 22, 2015, 05:07:44 pm »
Ooh look, they couldn't prove me right so they banned me.  What fun.
What?  You aren't banned.  Though you're making it hard to resist.

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #253 on: December 22, 2015, 05:09:42 pm »
Oh good.  I must have logged out of my account accidentally.  Good to know. 
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #254 on: December 22, 2015, 05:17:12 pm »
Oh good.  I must have logged out of my account accidentally.  Good to know. 
You. Are. So. Stupid.
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Bobby McConway

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #255 on: December 22, 2015, 06:23:47 pm »
Oh good.  I must have logged out of my account accidentally.  Good to know. 

Post a picture of yourself and we'll assess your chances with Ms. Lawrence.

Dom_Cobb

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #256 on: December 23, 2015, 10:55:11 am »
I like how Dommy writes all this stuff but cannot counter my criticism of those crappy Paolini novels in any way.

I should add that I haven't read the Inheritance Cycle for many, many years.  I read the first three when I was twelve and the fourth when I was 17.  I'm 20 now, and have read countless books since then, so I don't remember them all that well; I just remember finding them very enjoyable.  I may think differently if I were to read them today.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #257 on: December 23, 2015, 01:24:39 pm »
Tommysouthknockers

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #258 on: December 23, 2015, 02:01:52 pm »
What if when we banned Hazelrabbit, we banned a similar server to South.  Just sayin'... they lived really close to each other.  Both Slovakians.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #259 on: December 27, 2015, 05:58:35 pm »
Just finished Star Wars: Dark Disciple. It was pretty good, it was essentially a Clone Wars arc, but one of the good ones, complete with that clunky dialogue. What I did get out of this book was a definite theory on Snoke. This book went fairly in depth on the Sith and how complex the Sith Rule of Two actually is. I'll start with the post Phantom Menace Dark side users that were considered to be Palpatine's apprentice.

Grievous - Ruled out as he could not use the force
Ventress - Essentially wasn't powerful enough (won't say more without spoiling the book)
Savage Opress - Not powerful enough compared to Maul
Maul - Not powerful enough compared to Dooku
Dooku - Too old (leading to Anakin)

So here's the thing - why was Palpatine content with Anakin as his apprentice post Revenge of the Sith? Anakin couldn't use Force lightning and honestly was not that powerful, especially compared to Maul or Dooku. I think that it's absolutely preposterous that Palpatine didn't even consider trying to find someone newer and more powerful than Vader until Luke came along. That's where I think Snoke came in. Palpatine's secret apprentice. Well, that's the theory. I'm anticipating some TL;DR action.

 

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