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Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by UA412, May 25, 2009.

  1. Celemo

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    His protagonist IS a sex addict...but yeah I know what you are saying
     
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  2. Truman

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    That is TMB Books Club's Book of the month. Pop in and share your thoughts as you go. Im a little over half way through. Im really enjoying it so far.
     
  3. Celemo

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    Sounds good, how does the format of the book club work?
     
  4. Truman

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    Through out the month we make suggestions to Arkie Proud then we hold a vote on what book to read. Then have a discussion thead on the book.

    In the thread, when you want ot discuss something you just say "this is about stuff though chapter 5" then spoiler what you say. Its nice to discuss as you read and not worry about ruin stuff in the future. Especially with a book like Cloud Atlas where you can have lots of different interpretations.

    http://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/introduction.110489/

    How are along are you?
     
  5. Celemo

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    Just started, like 2 pages in
     
  6. 231Wolverines1

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    Anyone know of a non biased history book about the Israeli-Palistinean conflict.

    Joe_Pesci, you and I have a similar taste in books, so I was wondering if you could help me out.
     
  7. Truman

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    Its tough sledding at first, but be patient.
     
  8. 231Wolverines1

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    just started reading god is not great. Loving it so far.
     
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  9. Teflon Queen

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    well...it doesnt really work
     
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  10. Truman

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    We just restarted it with Cloud Atlas. Feel like its going pretty good so far :idk:
     
  11. Gin Buckets

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    Just finished Cloud Atlas. :mulletsmug:
     
  12. Joe_Pesci

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    Wolfsburg

    sorry man, israel-palestine isn't really my thing. but i'll just say there's so much history that i'd be wary about any "all-inclusive" books
     
  13. Truman

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    Yeah. It started ~ 4000 years ago. Lots to cover. Although if you wanted to start from 1930s when Israeli statehood became a more defined concept. Im sure there are books out there. I would be interested in a good book about The Mossad, if anyone comes across one.
     
  14. Marty Kaan

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    enjoy it? I know you struggled at the beginning like me..
     
  15. Truman

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    Im about 70% and am enjoying it so far. How far did you get into it before you gave up?
     
  16. Marty Kaan

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    Not very far. I don't like feeling stupid
     
  17. 00:06:00

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    Anybody read Dracula; The Undead, by Dacre Stoker??

    it's a sequel supposedly taken from BS's notes on the original plot line, compiled and written by his great grand cousin or some shit. I have an aunt who always get's me a book for Xmas. Last year, it was this. I really liked some parts of it, like the telling of how Mina and jonathan's marriage fell apart because she was forever in love with Dracula. Other parts however were utterly ridiculous. I would love to discuss the finer points if anyone here has read it...

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6420652-dracula-the-un-dead
     
  18. Truman

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    Just force yourself through the first chapter. After a little bit you kind of get the gist of what is going on, with knowing what every 3rd word means. I had the same problems. If it helps, the further in the book you get, the more modern/easier the dialog/writing style.
     
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  19. Celemo

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    about done with the first chapter...think it's pretty good so far once you get past the turn of the century jargon
     
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  20. UrsaGrande

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    I struggled for about 15 pages then suddenly it was like I spoke the language of yore and got with it. About 20% in right now and enjoying it. Almost wish I hadn't come across the movie trailer which feels like one big spoiler right now.
     
  21. Truman

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    If youre only 20% in, the trailer shouldn't spoil much at all.
     
  22. Gin Buckets

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    Meh. It was ok... The stories kept me interested after the start, but I guess I had too high of expectations.

    I read it after Pillars of the Earth and it's sequel, and also some other excellent books, so it was at a disadvantage. I'm now just starting The Wool, and word on the street is that it's destined to be a science fiction classic.
     
  23. UrsaGrande

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    Wool is awesome, I'll ready pretty much anything Howley puts on at this point.
     
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  24. Celemo

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    Anyone have a book they flat out just couldn't read? For Me, it's Naked Lunch...I must've tried a dozen times and just couldn't get through the first chapter or two
     
  25. UrsaGrande

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    I feel bad for saying Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Enjoyed the movie but the book had no flow for me.
     
  26. Teflon Queen

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    damn i couldnt put it down
     
  27. The Blackfish

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    Haven't posted in here before, but I've been on a big reading kick since May

    Re-read:
    The Silmarillion
    The Hobbit
    The Lord of the Rings
    A Storm of Swords
    A Feast for Crows
    A Dance with Dragons

    Read for the first time:
    Suttree
    Cloud Atlas
    A Tale of Two Cities

    Just started:
    Catch-22
     
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  28. Constant

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    Nice list.

    I've read all but Suttree and Cloud Atlas, and CA is on my must-read list.

    Catch-22 is really good...I have to get back around to that some day.
     
  29. Cornelius Suttree

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    I want to like this post but at the same time...I feel like you reading Suttree was just your way of repenting for the re-readings
     
  30. The Blackfish

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    :meh:
     
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  31. Constant

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    Is there some reason not to go back and re-read a great book? It's like having a great beer and saying "I'm never drinking that beer again...I'm only trying different beers".
     
  32. The Blackfish

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    I re-read a lot. I think atl14 just has a problem with George R.R. Martin.
     
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  33. Cornelius Suttree

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    nothing wrong with re-reading great books
     
  34. Celemo

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    ASOIAF disdain?
     
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  35. Gin Buckets

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    Yes. Blood Meridian, but I only tried 3x... After that it's a lost cause imo, why waste your time?
     
  36. The Blackfish

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    :edmond: Blood Meridian was amazing
     
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  37. Gin Buckets

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    I honestly just do not like the way the man writes. I also read "The Road" to completion, but liked the movie better -and I never like the movie better (who does, honestly).
     
  38. Truman

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    This has been established numerous times
     
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  39. Constant

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    Fucking fat bastard. I've been reading those books since CofK was first released, and I have to go back and re-read every five years when the lardass decides it's time to release one. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
     
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  40. Gin Buckets

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    I want it to be established that I'm the only person on this thread who think Cormac McCarthy sucks.
     
  41. Arkie Proud

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  42. colonel_forbin

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    just finished the brothers karamazov after a couple months of reading. i'd read a little here and there because i've been busy. i thought it was really good, although i thought the dialogue was sometimes a little too over the top.

    next up is the origins of political order, bought per this thread like a year ago. after that i'll try to tear through kingdom of fear by hunter thompson and then try to get into the rise of teddy roosevelt over christmas.
     
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  43. Arkie Proud

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    Didn't you participate in the book club? We gotta new one, check it out.
     
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  44. colonel_forbin

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    nah i didn't. i have too much school reading to read at others' pace, especially since exams are in two months.
     
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  45. Teflon Queen

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    hows the weather in canada this time of year?
     
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  46. Thorny

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    Just started the Governator's Biography.over 600 pages long.
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  47. Plenty

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    Just finished Primary Colors. Good read super interesting. Doesn't matter if you like politics or Clinton it was entertaining as hell.
     
  48. TC

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    I wanna read Cloud Atlas
     
  49. Cornelius Suttree

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    almost makes me wish I hadn't talked up IU to you a few years ago
     
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  50. Celemo

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    according to my Kindle, I'm 47% through it....shit's pretty good yo