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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:23 am

Hmm, have you not read Salinger? Or did you not like any of his stuff?
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:24 am

I tried reading Catcher in the Rye and just couldn't get into it.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:28 am

Did you hate Holden, or was it a stylistic problem?

Try Slaughterhouse-five
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:29 am

I can't even remember, I think it was just the hype surrounding it.

I haven't read any Vonnegut, I got a copy of Slaughterhouse-Five a few years, lent it to my sister and she promptly lost it.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:31 am

I think it'd be something you'd like. Vonnegut that is. As for Salinger, you could try reading something else of his that isn't as hyped, or else just give Catcher another try. If you're gonna read something else you could try Nine Stories
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 am

Yeah, I've just been compiling a list of things i should read or should have read by this point, the problem is I can barely remember what I read in high school both for fun and for classes.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:59 am

In highschool we barely read any of the books that people stereotypically read.
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:07 am

I remember reading the TIme Machine, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Black Boy and Native Son by Richard Wright, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a few things of Shakespeare and a bunch of books I can't be arsed to remember plus a bunch of short stories.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Riz » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:12 am

Scarlet Letter?
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Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:12 am

Out of all those, the only thing we read was a Shakespeare play each year. I didn't read the Crucible until college english.
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:13 am

Riz wrote:Scarlet Letter?

Never read it, most of out reading was Great Depression or later.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:16 am

Riz wrote:Scarlet Letter?

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"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Postby Princess » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:17 am

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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:17 am

I can't remember all of what I read because it is between 5 and 9 years ago.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:21 am

I remember a long time ago getting into The Dresden Files. Only read the first book however, despite plenty of people saying it was a good series.
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Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:22 am

Never heard of it
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:25 am

It's like this magical detective in Chicago. They made a tv series about it too back in 07.
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Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:27 am

The show sucked and the series has run into the double digits for number of books, that's a sign I don't like.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:31 am

Guess it's just one of those series that just stay around for way too long.
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Postby Whatis6times9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:38 am

I wouldn't know, but the problem is if a book series is planned to be that long it feels like the characters are waiting around for something to happen, if it's not planned then the writer seems to run out of ideas.

I remember I also read the Metamorphosis.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:10 am

Meh, aight
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:31 am

Making plans for the weekend for my birthday. Today I celebrated with my mom's side, but on Saturday I'm planning on spending time with dad and my younger sister.
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Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:35 am

Happy b-day, bro
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

Postby Q.U. » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:41 am

Whatis6times9 wrote:I remember I also read the Metamorphosis.

Ahh, good old Kafka. Yes, I remember that.

Do you like Patricia Cornwell? She has a nice set of little crime/thriller like books.

Though to be honest, the book I've had the most fun reading so far, purely on the literary level at least, would have had to be Cinnamon Shops, by Bruno Shulz. But it's not a book that most would enjoy reading.
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