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gnat wrote:

Has anyone here read the Song of Ice and Fire series?.....

oh yes, ive been dragged down the unreachable depths of these books. I've read all the short stories and the wiki and plumbed the interactive map. they may be the best books you'll ever read, but they'll also ruin your life. if you've watched the series, it's the same as that, except even more.

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Im going to read them before season 5 of the tv show (or try). Thanks for the encouragment!

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Finished the Manson bio - very interesting. Although for me Vincent Bugliosi's Helter Skelter remains the best book on the subject.

Reading some mindless tripe about football hooligans to give my mind a rest, then starting on 'The Stranger Beside Me'  by Anne Rule, written by the woman who worked next to Ted Bundy. Wanted to read that for ages and I'm glad I've finally got my mitts on it.

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Phoenix wrote:

Finished the Manson bio - very interesting. Although for me Vincent Bugliosi's Helter Skelter remains the best book on the subject.

Reading some mindless tripe about football hooligans to give my mind a rest, then starting on 'The Stranger Beside Me'  by Anne Rule, written by the woman who worked next to Ted Bundy. Wanted to read that for ages and I'm glad I've finally got my mitts on it.

Helter Skelter is definitely one of my favorite crime novels, very interesting when doing an oral book report on in high school when people already think you're a nutcase, which i proudly AM. other than that, i'm not interested in any other manson bios, that one is pretty much the gold standard and Manson's "exploits" really ain't all that interesting, probably because they've been overdone for decades so many fucking times to the point of where it's just boring. As a forensic and neuropsych junkie I would LOVE to get a prison interview with him, which im sure everyone else has. I just wanna put him in a bubble.

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This was another very interesting manson book: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Over-Santa … nta+susana

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Bettie_Rage wrote:
Phoenix wrote:

Finished the Manson bio - very interesting. Although for me Vincent Bugliosi's Helter Skelter remains the best book on the subject.

Reading some mindless tripe about football hooligans to give my mind a rest, then starting on 'The Stranger Beside Me'  by Anne Rule, written by the woman who worked next to Ted Bundy. Wanted to read that for ages and I'm glad I've finally got my mitts on it.

Helter Skelter is definitely one of my favorite crime novels, very interesting when doing an oral book report on in high school when people already think you're a nutcase, which i proudly AM. other than that, i'm not interested in any other manson bios, that one is pretty much the gold standard and Manson's "exploits" really ain't all that interesting, probably because they've been overdone for decades so many fucking times to the point of where it's just boring. As a forensic and neuropsych junkie I would LOVE to get a prison interview with him, which im sure everyone else has. I just wanna put him in a bubble.

Hee hee, you said oral tongue

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Humpty Dumpty In Oakland by Philip K. Dick.

Probably my favorite science fiction author.
I recently found out before he wrote any science fiction, he attempted to make it into american mainstream literature.
Think A Scanner Darkly with no big brother state.
It's dry and real. His description of 1950s american life feels so real, in fact, that something feels painfully off about it.

If you love Philip K. Dick's sci fi, then definitely check this book out, otherwise there's not much here other than some existential nightmare that never really seems to go anywhere. Haha smile

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The Unfolding of Language.

The linguistic chain that connects the boasts of an ancient Sumerian monarch to the jests of Groucho Marx is long and convoluted, but Deutscher retraces it, fascinating link by fascinating link, identifying the dynamic processes that have continuously transformed and renewed the world's diverse languages. Even when delving deeply into ancient manuscripts and temple engravings, Deutscher interprets every linguistic mutation as the consequence of evolutionary forces still observable in today's living languages. Readers see in linguistic fossils from Mesopotamia traces of the same conversion of living metaphor into conceptual lattice still taking place in modern English, German, and Indonesian. What Deutscher demonstrates most clearly is how linguistic structures that look like the product of deliberate artifice can emerge from entirely natural processes. Predictably, when he probes the linguistic developments before the advent of writing, the author must frequently substitute his own speculations for solid evidence. Entailing just enough technical detail to tempt readers into professional sources (listed at the book's conclusion), this introduction to fundamental linguistic principles opens to nonspecialists a rich theoretical vista. Bryce Christensen

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addicted wrote:

Humpty Dumpty In Oakland by Philip K. Dick.

Probably my favorite science fiction author.
I recently found out before he wrote any science fiction, he attempted to make it into american mainstream literature.
Think A Scanner Darkly with no big brother state.
It's dry and real. His description of 1950s american life feels so real, in fact, that something feels painfully off about it.

If you love Philip K. Dick's sci fi, then definitely check this book out, otherwise there's not much here other than some existential nightmare that never really seems to go anywhere. Haha smile

A couple years ago I read Dick's Voices from the Street.  It's also pre-science fiction Dick.  It's basically about your average guy who hates his life.  It was one of his earlier novels, but I think wasn't published until recently.  You might want to check it out.

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@ cappy, thanks for the heads up! Good or bad read?

@ btr, considering i love linguistics, i must check that book out.

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addicted wrote:

@ cappy, thanks for the heads up! Good or bad read?

@ btr, considering i love linguistics, i must check that book out.

It's an amazing book. I didn't think it would be as interesting and as easy to read. I was wrong on both accounts.

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BurnTheRich wrote:
addicted wrote:

@ cappy, thanks for the heads up! Good or bad read?

@ btr, considering i love linguistics, i must check that book out.

It's an amazing book. I didn't think it would be as interesting and as easy to read. I was wrong on both accounts.

is it cunningly lingual?

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BurnTheRich wrote:
addicted wrote:

@ cappy, thanks for the heads up! Good or bad read?

@ btr, considering i love linguistics, i must check that book out.

It's an amazing book. I didn't think it would be as interesting and as easy to read. I was wrong on both accounts.


Definitely going to amazon it soon, man.


@ mel, hahah smile

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It took a bit to get used to his cadence in it, but I did end up enjoying it.  I'm a sucker for protagonists that you just want to shake and smack but identify with more than you'd care to think about.

Right now I'm finishing up Gaiman's newest collection of short stories, Trigger Warning.  I also got the Randall Munroe (of xkcd) book "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions."  It's pretty fun.  A good read with breakfast because I can get through 1 or 2 questions while I eat.  Plus, as a nerd, I enjoy the fact that he actually runs simulations and uses high level maths to come up with answers.

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Just got some graphic novels I ordered from Amazon...nothing fancy.

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@ cap, xkcd!? I love that dude, i HAVE to check that out.

@ bettie, i just picked up The Manhattan Projects TPB Vol 1. and loved it!
What'd you grab?

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Catching up with the Hellblazer comics from DC. that I missed and ploughing through the Jack Reacher books.
Just finished Walking Home by Simon Armitage, how he walked the Pennine Way backwards to home while relying
on just his poetry readings to fund the trip and strangers to give him accommodation for the couple of week journey.

Laptop has eaten itself again.

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I was reading Life During Wartime by Lucius Shepherd, but I gave up on it and started reading all of the walking dead again because I keep reading discussions about the comic and not knowing what people are talking about.

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I've not long ago read a book called 'The Branded Gentry', which was interviews with entrepeneurs who put their names to their business - Paul Smith, Emma Bridgewater, one of the Warburtons, Mark Richer etc. That was quite interesting.

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addicted wrote:

@ bettie, i just picked up The Manhattan Projects TPB Vol 1. and loved it!
What'd you grab?

Ordered GFT: Robyn Hood since I'm on a Grimm Fairy Tales kick ever since I picked up No Tomorrow and Helsing series. Tales of Terror is an AWESOME series too. Then I got the semi-complete short stories of Stephen King. I've been going back to fiction lately instead of solely true crime and serial killer novels, since the ones i REALLY want are DAMN expensive! Next I'm looking to order some Hellblazer and Preacher graphic novels. I think Preacher is getting a show on AMC and I've always heard nothing but good things about it.

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Bettie_Rage wrote:
addicted wrote:

@ bettie, i just picked up The Manhattan Projects TPB Vol 1. and loved it!
What'd you grab?

Ordered GFT: Robyn Hood since I'm on a Grimm Fairy Tales kick ever since I picked up No Tomorrow and Helsing series. Tales of Terror is an AWESOME series too. Then I got the semi-complete short stories of Stephen King. I've been going back to fiction lately instead of solely true crime and serial killer novels, since the ones i REALLY want are DAMN expensive! Next I'm looking to order some Hellblazer and Preacher graphic novels. I think Preacher is getting a show on AMC and I've always heard nothing but good things about it.

Preacher is feckin awesome, mate of mine recommended them a while back to me and I've read the lot about 3 times now.
Even named my Budgie after Cassidy.
I'd heard rumours about it getting a show and meant to bring it up here, does it look like it's happening?

Cappy wrote:
addicted wrote:

Humpty Dumpty In Oakland by Philip K. Dick.

Probably my favorite science fiction author.
I recently found out before he wrote any science fiction, he attempted to make it into american mainstream literature.
Think A Scanner Darkly with no big brother state.
It's dry and real. His description of 1950s american life feels so real, in fact, that something feels painfully off about it.

If you love Philip K. Dick's sci fi, then definitely check this book out, otherwise there's not much here other than some existential nightmare that never really seems to go anywhere. Haha smile

A couple years ago I read Dick's Voices from the Street.  It's also pre-science fiction Dick.  It's basically about your average guy who hates his life.  It was one of his earlier novels, but I think wasn't published until recently.  You might want to check it out.

Hee hee, you said Dick tongue

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It got a pilot order, so it's really up to what they can do to make a pilot that will have people wanting more.  They did cast Arseface, but that's all I've seen thus far.  http://io9.com/preachers-arseface-has-b … 1692622611

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PREACHER IS FUCKIN GREAT, BETTIE! You wont be disappointed smile

@Guana, hahaa big_smile

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Yeah, I've never heard one bad thing about Preacher...not ONE so i'm excited to order it. For some reason, they don't carry an extensive Preacher graphic novel collection at my normal comic shops; only this small one i sometimes go to when I'm REALLY bored (it's where I found ALL the Evil Ernie's I could ever want smile). I've read some Hellblazer when I was a kid, but got back into it first when I saw the Constantine movie (which I love) and the new show (which I also love and is one of my favorite shows and I'm hoping NBC GODDAMN renews it instead of focusing on DAMN Grimm). On Amazon, with shipping, it's still the same price as it is in the shops so I'm waiting for a used copy to go below $6, same with Hellblazer.

My copy of GFT: No Tomorrow never got here either and I know where it is. That bulbous cunt next door has/had it....so I'm off to lock her entire family in their house and set it on fire smile.

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Currently reading DC's Final Crisis, and just finished The Flash Rogue War.

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason,
Why the Gunpowder treason. Should ever be forgot!