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Postby Grain » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:11 pm

Does anyone here read books?
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Re: Books

Postby GunCastor » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:01 pm

Does manga count?

I used to read various thriller and mystery novels when it quieted down at work. There was a series of books about an agent Pendergast by two authors but the last book took a while to come out and I sort of lost interest. I have to admit I haven't been reading many books as of late, they just don't catch my interest. Well, there was this series of translated light novel from Japan called Boogiepop but that was pretty short as well. Was the Densha Otoko (Train Man) novel ever translated...? I'll have to look it up.
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Re: Books

Postby Grain » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:10 pm

I saw the Boogiepop anime and really liked it.

Something about it reminds me of Serial Experiments Lain.

Nevermind that though, this isn't an anime thread!
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Re: Books

Postby GunCastor » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:35 pm

I only liked the boogiepop books, couldn't get in to the anime. Speaking anime-ish books, the .//hack/AI Buster two volume series is my favorite .//hack stuff. I like it more then any of the games or anime series.

I used to read Animorphs and Goosebumps before that when I was in grade-school.
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Re: Books

Postby MeleeNewb » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:18 am

Pretty big reader here, currently in the middle of Neuromancer and Gulliver's Travels. Rather than list books (which would take forever) I'll list some authors I've enjoyed. There's Stephen King*, Dean Koontz*, John Scalzi*, Neil Gaiman*, Neal Stephenson, Arturo Perez-Reverte*, John Wyndham*, Orson Scott Card*, Christopher Moore*, Mark Twain, William Gibson, C.S. Lewis*, Phillip Pullman*, Dante Alighieri, Ambrose Bierce, Lloyd Alexander*, Piers Anthony*, Tad Williams*, Terry Goodkind, J.K. Rowling*, Douglas Adams, Tom Clancy, H.G. Wells, Ian Fleming, K.A. Applegate*, Robert Heinlin*, Jacqueline Carey, Robert Sheckley*, and of course William Shakespeare*. I know I've forgotten some, but that's what I can think of right now.

Anime, manga, tv shows, movies, and games are all great fun, but I find there's no substitute for a good book.


*Have read and enjoyed more than 2 novels by this author.
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Re: Books

Postby Rad!oZonde » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:37 pm

I was able to get a hold of a original Ian Fleming [really good books are hard to find here]

Philip K. D. is a good author too. Finally got to read 'A Scanner Darkly' after seeing the movie
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Re: Books

Postby MeleeNewb » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:24 am

Rad!oZonde wrote:I was able to get a hold of a original Ian Fleming [really good books are hard to find here]

Philip K. D. is a good author too. Finally got to read 'A Scanner Darkly' after seeing the movie


Which Ian Fleming?
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Re: Books

Postby Kyrie » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:52 pm

MeleeNewb wrote:
Rad!oZonde wrote:I was able to get a hold of a original Ian Fleming [really good books are hard to find here]

Philip K. D. is a good author too. Finally got to read 'A Scanner Darkly' after seeing the movie


Which Ian Fleming?


Presumably the writer of the James Bond books.
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Re: Books

Postby MeleeNewb » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:30 pm

Kyrie wrote:
MeleeNewb wrote:
Rad!oZonde wrote:I was able to get a hold of a original Ian Fleming [really good books are hard to find here]

Philip K. D. is a good author too. Finally got to read 'A Scanner Darkly' after seeing the movie


Which Ian Fleming?


Presumably the writer of the James Bond books.


I meant which book, I know who he is, I mean he's on the list of authors I put up ;)
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Re: Books

Postby HellecticMojo » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:31 am

I'm reading Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium

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