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Old 08-17-2008, 12:26 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Reading Forever Odd by Dean Koontz and it just about sucks the most *** of any book I've ever read in my life.

I have 50 pages left and I don't know if I have it in me to finish it. I liked Odd Thomas a lot because it gave you a reason to care about the character and he's in a situation you felt he was in danger. This book comes across like Koontz wanted to make a sequel due to how well the prior book sold and it shows big time. The quips are forced, the writing is dry, and he's saving a character you have no reason to care about. Why should we care about his friend? Oh he has brittle bones and they break and reform in a weird shape. He happens to be Odd's friend who Odd doesn't mention AT ALL in the first book. Oh okay. Then the protagonist is just a woman who's obsessed with anything occult and just regurgitates all of these beliefs for no reason.

What makes this worse is that there have already been three cases of deus ex machina and I still have 50 pages left.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:18 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Going back to The Game by Neil Strauss to get me in a good frame of mind.

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Can someone name me a book that isn't too hard or easy, just that average reading level for a teenager/young-adult.. Preferably something that both you and critics agree is a good book (not some random **** noone's heard of..), doesn't really matter what genre. Just not too star-trek or anything..

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pang mei chang - bound feet & western dress. a chinese woman from the upper-class is born into transitioning times in china, ends up displaced and has to find her own way through life. just something from another culture...good to broaden the viewpoint.
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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P Lovecraft

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Old 08-25-2008, 12:36 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Anyone read Malcolm X' autobiography? Thinking of starting it soon..
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When The Game Stands Tall- Neil Hayes


Book about De La Salles winning streak during the ninties and very early part of this decade. Goes into detail about the training and everything the team went through. If you like football I would recommend it.
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I am as well and would be interested in hearing what some others think about it.
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The Last Theorum by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:21 AM   #55 (permalink)
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No one read the autobiography of Malcolm X..?
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Just started volumes 4-6 of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. This could take a while.
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No one read the autobiography of Malcolm X..?
i have several times and i'm sure many others have as well

as for my thoughts, its good. read it. its not like the be all end all source on malcolm x by any means, but it is a good story and a good starting point to learn about one of the more compelling figures in recent history.
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Ella Fitzgerald : A Biography of the First Lady of Jazz

I picked it up at the book store and I haven't been able to put it down...the other books are on hold...such a powerful voice from a wonderful lady.
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i have several times and i'm sure many others have as well

as for my thoughts, its good. read it. its not like the be all end all source on malcolm x by any means, but it is a good story and a good starting point to learn about one of the more compelling figures in recent history.
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