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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:17 pm

ODDin:  I assume that is Brave New World, its a decent book.

ToRmEnToR:  You stopped on the last book of Lord of the Rings?  That is when things get interesting.  


Other good reads:

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Tao Te Ching


Or anything published by Shambhala.  :)



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Postby ODDin » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:18 pm

Isaac Asimov has good things... he also has things that are boring to death...
But I read him so long ago that I don't remember anything... :)







P.S. About the Strugatsky brothers - read the "Doomed City" (Grad Obrechonny). It isn't translated to any language, so I can't openly recommend it... But it's one of the best books I have ever read.
Currently, I'm reading it in the second time. You do need several times to fully get it...

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Postby ToRmEnToR » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:40 pm

Quote: from Stewsburntmonkey on 7:17 pm on Oct. 20, 2003[br]
ToRmEnToR:  You stopped on the last book of Lord of the Rings?  That is when things get interesting.  :)


heh, well, i started reading lord of the rings only after i saw the first movie (read the hobbit before though) , so the first book was 60% predictable, the secound book was kinda boring, i even remember a part well placed by the writer (its near the end of the secound book); when frodo and sam are walking through that secret pass, almost past the mountains around mordor, when frodo says something   like (or maybe he thought it, i dont realy remember)  "how will i persuade readers not to drop reading the book when they get to this part of the advanture?" (frodo said that about his future book that will tell all about his journies).

heh, that was very well placed.... somehow, you forced myself to keep on reading till the end of the secound book, but i almost threw the third out the window when it started with some regular boring stuff. so there i am, not reading the final and probably most intresting part of the novel :\ maybe some day i'll gather enough will to read it till the end...

ODDin: i've asked my parents about "Doomed city" ,   i dont have it at home.  my mother didnt read it, but my father did. he said that he actually thinks that "Rodeside picnic" is actually better, he says that "Doomed city" has even less action and is more about life and stuff than rodeside picninc.

but hey, different strokes for different folks, i actually like all of those novels about life and stuff...

anyways, my perants recommended "Its hard to be god" (troodna buet bogam), we have it at home in russian, so i'm starting to read that now.

time to practice my russian reading skillz...
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Postby Coldfire26 » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:47 pm

I once read LOTR, didn't like it, the movies weren't that good too.
animal farm was good though.
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Postby ODDin » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:55 pm

I liked both the books and the movies. Whatever.







P.S. Yes, "Doomed City" is about life and stuff. But it's a very good book about life and stuff. Besides, if you liked the Matrix, you have to read this. You'll see...
Well, you don't HAVE to do anything... I just recommend... :)
I can't compare it to "roadside picnic" though... a really hard task.

And "It's Hard to be a God" is a good book indeed.
I have most of their books at home....

But let's not turn this into a conversation about the Strugatsky brothers, shall we?

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Postby ToRmEnToR » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:57 pm

Quote: from ODDin on 7:55 pm on Oct. 20, 2003[br]
But let's not turn this into a conversation about the Strugatsky brothers, shall we?


agreed, that's pm material...


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Postby edd8990 » Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:10 pm

Quote: from Hektik sniper on 2:47 pm on Oct. 20, 2003[br]any of tom clancys, im currently reading his new one "the teeth of the tiger"


Have to agree, Whats your favorite? I've just finished Rainbow 6 but my favorite is eithrer Sum of all fears, or debt of honour, I can't decide
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Postby Redbaron » Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:42 am

For a bit of surreal humour Andrei Kerkhov's Death & the Penguin is rather good.

For those who liked No Logo, I urge you to read John Pilger's Hidden Agendas which is excellent if a little disturbing.
If this is a Man by Primo Levi is grand.

For the classics -A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Solzhenitsyn or of course Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (most people know the phrase but how many have read the book -you want black humour here you go)

For the fans of 1984 and Brave New World try Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury bit dated now but a good read none the less.

Finally the spy stuff Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre or The Ipcress File by Len Deighton both made into excellent films.

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Postby Katana Steel » Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:00 am

Dune by Frank Herbert, i my favorit book and I'm reading it for the second time.

And I'm reading LOTR book 2 at the moment, and I have a high wish to complete it and book 3 before the release of the 3rd film

and I recomend any book from Ed Greenwood or any book from the "Forgotten Realms" series.

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Postby Wishmaster » Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:38 pm

ToRmEnToR: HOW THE HELL COULD YOU STOP?? once i picked up LOTR, i was hooked!! even if I already had read The Silmariliion and The Hobbit a couple of times on beforehand. and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is one of the funniest books ever... and the weel of time, ive read that one twice!! all of the up-to-date published stuff that is. Steven King is good, especially the Dark Tower series, and Dreamcatcher! OMG torm u r just so flippin SHALLOW!!! hehe :P
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Postby ToRmEnToR » Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:52 pm

like i said, different strokes for different folks (if i'll say that one more time, i'll have to shoot myself).

yeah Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is roxor, i only read two books though...
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Postby OutBreak » Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:24 pm

i recomend "jennifer government" by max barry
its a very good read, and has an interesting veiw on bussiness.
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Postby Thehacker256 » Tue Oct 21, 2003 6:11 pm

Quote: from Hektik sniper on 2:47 pm on Oct. 20, 2003[br]any of tom clancys, im currently reading his new one "the teeth of the tiger"

Tom Clancy's Net Force.
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Postby ODDin » Tue Oct 21, 2003 6:50 pm

Quote: from Redbaron on 12:42 am on Oct. 21, 2003[br]
For the fans of 1984 and Brave New World try Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury bit dated now but a good read none the less.



Yep, read it. :)
You're right, I recommend it to anyone as well.

About the Hitchhiker's guide - read the first. Had enough at the beginning of the second book. I refer to it as to good food - it's tasty and nice to eat, but after some time, you can't eat any more of it...
But perhaps it's just me.
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Postby Flamekebab » Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:02 pm

I could stop reading LOTR - no problem, it wasn't that great to begin with and I had better things to do.
Just hooked on Night Watch by Terry Pratchett - also read the rest of the series - love them.
Elizabeth Moon writes awesome sci-fi too.

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