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Old 11-04-2009, 04:27 PM   #101
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haha lol
i dont think its so easy to shoot with an sniper
but go on if you wish
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:34 PM   Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! Officer #102
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I'm sure it's not easy, but probably easier than any other career paths I have thought up, lol
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Old 14-04-2009, 02:04 AM   Senior Registered Member #103
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I'm halfway through Mansfield Park.
I told myself it was about time I caught up on my Austen...Pride and Prejudice just won't do
I'm really frustrated at Fanny. I understand the situation, try to relate and empathise as much as I can considering the times and all, but still I wish she had more of a Lizzie Bennet spark in her.
She reminds me of a mouse. An overly sensitive stunningly na´ve scary mouse. Mary Crawford is more my kind of character, but at times she strikes me as a bit over the top.

that much said, I'm barely half through, so don't crucify me just yet.

Also, I got for my birthday "The girl with the dragon tattoo", by Stieg Larsson. Yay! I've really wanted to read this one, will probably start it tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 14-04-2009, 05:47 AM   #104
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Oh did you know Stieg Larsson was Swedish, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been made into a film over here?

And I'm just rereading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, lol. I actually don't see the point of me reading it any more, since I pretty much know it by heart already xD
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Old 19-04-2009, 02:38 PM   #105
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i dont know
perhaps the eragon serie
really good books
1 eragon
2 eldest
3 brisingr

the last one is the best

but you must start with the first
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Old 20-04-2009, 07:30 AM   Senior Registered Member #106
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I just finished reading Watchmen. It was very well written with a interesting plot and I loved how it raised a mirror to society and human nature in general. The graphic novel made the movie look like a pile of fermenting crap.
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Old 22-04-2009, 10:11 PM   Senior Registered Member #107
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I finished "the girl with the dragon tattoo." It's brilliant. Some bits are slow and I ended up knowing more about boats and the Swedish stock market than I care, but it was worth it
Lisbeth Salander is kickass. Period. Probably one of my favourites of my bookshelves.

Eilinn, was the movie any good? Any ideas on how and where I may find it?
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Old 23-04-2009, 05:55 AM   #108
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^Actually I haven't seen it yet, but people say it's brilliant. It's not out on DVD yet, so if you wanna see it now, you have to see it in Swedish cinemas, lol
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Old 14-11-2009, 08:40 AM   #109
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Right now I'm reading "Amsterdam" by Ian McEwan; his manner of writing is not to my liking. As an athour he doesn't show his emotions and feelings about his characters. Nevertheless, he's kind of a genius in modern literature and raises crucial and contoversial points in his novels.
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Old 19-11-2009, 08:08 PM   Senior Registered Member #110
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Very good. Was the inspiration for the movie "Blade Runner". Totally different from the film.
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Old 21-03-2010, 01:18 AM   Senior Registered Member #111
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I just finished 1984, V for vendetta and scott pilgrim's precious little life. All of them are prime examples of their medium and should be read by anyone who has the time. Also I just started Metamorphisis by Kafka.
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Old 23-03-2010, 12:16 PM   Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #112
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Well V is essentially Orwell's 1984 vision with Moore's own spin on it. Ironically enough, V is set around the same sort of time as 1984, as the story is based around Moore's prediction that Thatcher would lose the 1983 election.

Of course she didn't, so his theory was untested, but it's still a great piece, even if Moore later surpassed his own earlier genius with Watchmen.

Have you read Animal Farm? If you liked 1984, you should like that too.
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Old 23-03-2010, 11:38 PM   Senior Registered Member #113
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Yes I have and it was very enjoyable. Now I am stuck doing the source reading for my next three essays. Woot pre world war one german socialism ftw.
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Old 29-03-2010, 07:27 PM   Senior Registered Member #114
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Waiting for Amazon.com to release "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest". Cheered for Lisbeth all the way throughout "The Girl who Played with Fire". Awesomeness. I love Swedes right now :P

Read "Cleopatra's Daughter", by the always delightful Michelle Moran. Narrates what could have happened to Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the twins Queen Cleopatra had with Marc Anthony, after they were shipped to Rome when Octavian took over Egypt's throne. Stunning reconstruction of Rome and boasts many historically accurate details, which is always pleasant to discover.

"Berenice", by Tessa Korber. She's no Moran, but she can get away with a lot since very little is known of Berenice, wife of Ptolemy and Queen of Egypt. Her Berenice is a lovely character, and the story is very enjoyable.

"The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie", by Alan Bradley. Gotta love an eleven-year-old genius with a passion for poisons. I'll be ordering "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag", Flavia De Luce Mystery #2, shortly

"The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss". Last year birthday present from my sister. Cried my eyes out. Bloody good. (The yiddish might be slightly annoying for you gentiles ;P)

"The Elegance of the Hedgehog", by Muriel Barbery. Brilliant, brilliant work. I've been raving about it for weeks now.

The beautiful "Juno & Juliet", by Julian Gough, which Elle recommended and I'm ever so grateful she did. I loved it and am currently re-reading it. Especially touching for girls with female siblings. Ranks high in my favourites.

Maggie O'Farrel's heartbreaking "After You'd Gone". Also a new favourite. I lent this one to a close friend, it's just so seamlessly told. She shifts between characters, points of view and time as if she were knitting different parts of something delicate and complex, which comes perfectly together at the end.

Oh, and pre-ordered Patricia Briggs' new Mercy Thompson book! I really like those series, my fantasy guilty pleasure
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So PeeDee (actually, anyone who's read them) is the Millenium Trilogy any good then? I've been reluctant to get into it because of the "craze" that there seems to be about it, as I hate getting involved in those stupid things. But if the books are good, I'll give them a go.

And I'll have you know I love my yiddish. I swear I say "Oy vey" so much that there has to be some Jewish blood in me somewhere.
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Old 30-03-2010, 06:45 PM   Senior Registered Member #116
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haha, brilliant! Yiddish is wonderful, we can't let it slowly die as it has for all these years.

I did like the Millenium books, mind you I haven't bought the third one yet. The first one lectures a bit too much on Sweden's financial corruption and corrupt Swedish journalism till you wonder if your Ikea icecube trays are corrupt too; but once you get past those parts they're a good read.

Book two was better in my opinion since it told more of Lisbeth Salander's story, proving that Larsson created quite the character.
Reading about a "tattooed punk hacker" in reviews makes me grit my teeth. It simply doesn't do her justice.
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I shall have to give them a read. And yes, I recognise that this reply is total spam but I actually just had to give myself a reason to reply to that "reason for editing". That may be the funniest "reason for editing" I've ever seen.
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I know it sounds dirty. But it's the truth, I missed an "o". Oh drat.


yeah, there's no way of fixing that one :P
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Old 31-03-2010, 11:29 PM   Senior Registered Member #119
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I finished all of the readings for my classes and have completed my essays so I can start reading books again. I picked this up for inspiration in a bargain bin a little while ago and I must sat it is very good, more informative than narrattive and discusses the climate my future job will be in.
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Old 17-04-2010, 06:15 AM   #120
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I don't know what have happened recently but there's no book that can interest me. I tried to read sc-fi, historical novels, fantasy. Even 'No Country for Old Men'. But I left evrything after a few pages. That's weird, because I used to be an avid reader. Whatever. Lately, one tiny book actually could capture me. "The Easter Parade' by Richards Yates. He's a genius. I can't say that I really love his works because they're kind of too sad but there's something gripping in them. I had read 'Revolutionary Road' before and interested: maybe any of you are well-acquainted with his legacy? Then please, recommend me other book of him.
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