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Old 08-15-2011, 12:02 PM
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The City and The City, China Mieville.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:09 PM
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The City and The City, China Mieville.
You're in for a treat! It's an absolutely brilliant book, even if the central conceit is confusing as hell.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:06 PM
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You're in for a treat! It's an absolutely brilliant book, even if the central conceit is confusing as hell.
Right you are. Read it in more or less one sitting.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:12 AM
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A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin. It's not bad. I'm slowly getting bored with A Song of Fire and Ice. It's getting more boring each book.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:15 AM
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I finally got around to reading The Hunger Games. Finished the first book last night, planning on starting Catching Fire tonight.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:46 AM
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Embassytown, China Mieville.
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The Dresden Files. :3
I kinda like it. He's a bit too goony for me, though. :/
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Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
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The Dresden Files. :3
I kinda like it. He's a bit too goony for me, though. :/
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:05 PM
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Only in the first book. He gets better.
FWIW, a goon is a typical neckbeard who cries about his animes. Not to say the character does that, but he just feels like a nerd's self-insert character, at least at first. Uh, a nerd who can't use technology because he makes it explode, but still.
I guess his monologues (it's first-person, so there're a lot) feel too smug and self-important, and they just sound nerdy, even if they're not about nerdy subjects. It's hard to explain.

Right now, I've got a crown of about five bites over my forehead and a spider bite on my ring-fingers knuckle. I can't bend the finger, and it's going purple. On, and the rest of my hand is slowly going red. Q.Q
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