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#21 Romanul

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:02 PM

I wanted to start New Moon from the Twilight saga.

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Really,got bored after like 50 pages.Really,don't force me to read Twilight saga again...

It becomes boring.REALLY boring.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:17 PM

Twilight? For fuck's sake, man. For fuck's sake.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:08 PM

What did you think of Fear and Loathing?

Completely unlike anything I've read before. I thoroughly enjoyed the first person perspective, and it was very funny. Especially the descriptions of the policemen waiting around at the convention. Believably apt.
Only read two pages of The Butt... I think I'm gonna enjoy this. No more on it until I finish though.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:41 PM

Did you know it's a true story? :p

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:34 PM

Ah poop, I never got around to reading where there be monsters. At the moment I'm reading some summer reading stuff...almost done with Life of Pi and onto Stephen King's memoir book after that.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:05 PM

and onto Stephen King's memoir book after that.

Please read 'Needful Things'. I feel the need to rant and show disappointment.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:22 PM

Why is that?


And that's also one of my summer reading books, if I didn't make that clear. Not sure if I would read it otherwise.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:29 PM

Oh, I won't say anything then. Needless to say, the guy who sat next to me in English and I have had many discussions about it.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:35 PM

Eragorn is a fucking disgrace, very badly stolen. Not well at all.

The quote referred to the giving things Elvish names like in LOTR, not the whole series (which I do actually like, even if it's not the best. Guess I'm just mainstream like that).
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:42 AM

That's true, so very true. There's even a place called "Melian"...
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

A long time ago, in a [galaxy/land] far, far away, there was a mystical order of peacekeepers known as [Jedi/Riders]. They kept the peace for thousands of years. However, it was too good to last. An evil [Sith/Dark Rider] corrupted another of the [Jedi/Riders] named [Vader/Morzan] and together, they destroyed the [Jedi/Riders]. Following this, they set up an Evil Empire. However, there was still hope. The son of [Vader/Morzan] grew up in a remote location with his uncle, not knowing of his parentage or his destiny. (In fact, he was not to learn of his parentage until an epic duel at the end of [Episode/Book] 2.) It was there that he met [Obi-wan/Brom], a former [Jedi/Rider] who had been friends with [Vader/Morzan] and later defeated his former friend in a duel, during which he took the defeated enemy's weapon. He gave [Luke/Eragon] this weapon. However, unfortunately, [Luke/Eragon]'s uncle was killed by servants of the Empire. Then...


I could go on like that for a long time.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

Im Reading Lifting Shadows Offical Auto biography of Dream Theater

Ive also ordered a Rush Auto Biography & a book based on the tv show Bones

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:35 PM

WHAT? Eragon's father is MORZAN?!
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

Wrong, Ithilien. Obviously, some people haven't read Brisingr. :rolleyes:

Still, the similarities are astonishing in their number..... ;)

Edited by Jeth Calark, 28 August 2009 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:57 PM

Jeth, I'm where Brom(the old dude from the village) died...
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:05 PM

Well, if this is your first time reading them and you actually plan to read them, you're excused. :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:25 PM

Good :rolleyes:
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:32 PM

If you've watched Star Wars, you just need to follow along with the plot until they rescue Princess Leia from Jabba's Palace. /cryptic description
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:05 AM

I could go on like that for a long time.

So it's very much like Star Wars? Who cares?
1. I happen to like Star Wars
2. The third book steps away from that
3. Even if the grand story is already familiar, the details can still make a book fun. This is why reading harry potter for the 532th time is still fun, because you cannot remember all the details.
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 01:34 AM

I second 2Play. It's a different setting; it DOES have some unique things to it; and Star Wars itself was based on recurring themes in popular stories and myths. While the books won't go down as the next great epic since LOTR, they are fairly well-written.

And as I hinted earlier, Brisingr does start to mix things up.




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