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  1. Broken

    Broken Well-Known Member

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    Oof?
    Meh.
    Lost my interest in Harry Potter a while ago, read Goblet of Fire then gave up on OotP.
    She's losing her touch in my opinion, Order of the Pheonix bored the crap out of me.
     
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    i read occasionally
    my fav author is Tom Clancy though ive only read a few of his books
    The Bear and the Dragon
    The Hunt for Red October
    one of his series books cant remember the series though i think it was Net Play or something like that
    still been meaning to read Rainbow Six but havent gotten around to it

    and i love the Splinter Cell books too
     
  3. NC Tallain

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    Death is a Lonely Business, by Ray Bradbury, and The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. I've read the latter three times before. This is my fourth time. :lol:

    I liked Angels and Demons a lot more than The Da Vinci Code.
     
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    Is that the book by Brain Greene? I haven't read it, but I have seen the documentary of it on NOVA.

    NOVA made the video available through GoogleVideo. Just search for "Einstien's Universe", or "The Elegant Universe."
     
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    Yes, by Brian Greene. I had the television special bookmarked to watch after I finished the book, but I never got around to watching it and my bookmark folder got lost somehow. =/ I'm too lazy to look it up on Google Video right now. Was the documentary any good?
     
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    nah i think shes wicked and i just lovethe books amazing

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    death is a lone;y business whats that like n whts it abt?
     
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    No offense, but I would think that with all these books that have been read, you would have picked up on a little more of the English language by now. You can say that you have read 200+ books, but tlking lyke thiz, still makes you sound ignorant.

    You want good books? Check out Chuck Palahniuk. Choke has got to be one of my favorite books.
     
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    I've been meaning to read Fight Club if only to prove the book is better than the movie. =/ I don't know much about this guy, though.

    Check it out for yourself. :P
     
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    Yeah! It was one of the best docmentaries I have ever seen! I really reccommend you see it!
     
  10. becks

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    i know the english language if your talking to me, i just cant be bothered to type in full at times.so dont know where this ignorant things coming from.oh and thats if your talking to me.lol
     
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    I read books too

    Richard marcinko-operation red cell
    same author- rogue warrior (helps if you have a uncle that visits america often)
    tom clancy debt of honor (dutch translation: ereschuld)

    and many more
     
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    dutch translations ftw :wub:
    tbh I mostly read translated stuff, I know the originals are mostly better, but it's so much more trouble getting them. The reading isn't really a problem, just getting my hands on some good english books :tongue:
     
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    catch 22 is meant to be good anyone read that? i ve got it but just aint started reading it.
     
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    Catch 22 is excellent and very funny. I also think it gets the award for one of the best first sentences: "It was love at first sight."

    I mean, if a book is so popular that it spawned a phrase that nearly every person knows, there's gotta be a reason. It's a damn good book. Joseph Heller also wrote a sequel, Closing Time, but I haven't read that one yet. I know it also has Yossarian but I don't know the plot or anything.

    So, yeah, you should start reading soon.
     
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    I dont read much but i pickup a book from time to time.

    currently, The Voyages of Captain Cook.
     

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