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So I went to Barnes & Noble a couple days ago and picked up I Am Legend to see if it holds true to what everyone says about it being 100 times better than the movie. After this i'm probably going to read Trainspotting then The Ruins.

Anyone else reading anything good?
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Gates of Fire, or..... The Alchemist by someone named Paolo or something like that....
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So I went to Barnes & Noble a couple days ago and picked up I Am Legend to see if it holds true to what everyone says about it being 100 times better than the movie. After this i'm probably going to read Trainspotting then The Ruins.

Anyone else reading anything good?

I Am Legend is one of the rare examples when a movie IS better than a book. It's only purists and whiners who say otherwise. Also, Omega Man was better than all. Trainspotting is an awesome book, though.

I'm currently reading Chomsky on Miseducation, and then I dunno what after that.
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I Am Legend is one of the rare examples when a movie IS better than a book. It's only purists and whiners who say otherwise. Also, Omega Man was better than all. Trainspotting is an awesome book, though.

I'm currently reading Chomsky on Miseducation, and then I dunno what after that.


Well f*ck me, i'm on page 6....

Oh well, too far to turn back now.
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#7
the only books i've read lately are Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and Go Ask Alice by Anonymous..or Beatriz Sparks or whatever her name is. both are pretty damn good. it kinda ruined Go Ask Alice for me though when i found out a lot of it was fake
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Closing Time, by Joseph Heller, which is the sequel to the best book EVER, Catch-22.
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I'm in the middle of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest right now and it is an amazing book.
#12
Catcher In The Rye is my favorite.
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Only book I've read that these other posters have is Ender's Game which is one of those rare books for school that are actually good. Has a cool ending too.

awesome ending! really made the long book worthwhile.

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+1
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I was going to try and read Paradise Lost but it's way too hard (I'm terrible with Classical poetry, Inferno was too hard as well.) so I just skipped to Lurker At the Threshold by H. P. Lovecraft then I have a collection of Poe works to read......I'm trying to get back in to reading since I didn't read much for a while......I kind of read all the good books in our library since I had half my senior requirements in 8th grade....
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a confederacy of dunces
good

and slaughter house five
which was a huge let down
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I Am Legend is one of the rare examples when a movie IS better than a book. It's only purists and whiners who say otherwise. Also, Omega Man was better than all. Trainspotting is an awesome book, though.

I'm currently reading Chomsky on Miseducation, and then I dunno what after that.


i thought the movie was great, maybe a little better than the book
the book is definitely worth reading though

but the movie was so far from the original plot line of the book
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All Quiet On The Western Front is damn good....So is Johnny Got His Gun...Both war books and both amazing reads.
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Kind of weird stuff, but I love it.


I read an Everything's Eventual by King and it had a short story that was supposed to be part of the series or something and it was amazing! So, +1 haha.

Also, +1 to Ender's Game. Look into Ender's Shadow and Shadow of the Hegemony is supposed to be really good.

I really need to get back into some reading habits. I need to read King, Dante (you know the one), more Poe, etc.
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I'm reading World War Z.
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I'm reading Anthony Kiedis' Scar Tissue. Next is Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut because the town it is set in is a fictional version of where I live. Vonnegut calls it "the asshole of America". It's really not that bad, but maybe it was worse in the 70s.
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I read an Everything's Eventual by King and it had a short story that was supposed to be part of the series or something and it was amazing! So, +1 haha.

Also, +1 to Ender's Game. Look into Ender's Shadow and Shadow of the Hegemony is supposed to be really good.

I really need to get back into some reading habits. I need to read King, Dante (you know the one), more Poe, etc.

I have that somewhere from like a year ago and I just remembered......Dante was hard as **** for me, I could not follow Inferno at all. The Shining and Cujo are good ones from King.....I can't remember any books I've read in the past two years but I've read a few more of his...
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I have that somewhere from like a year ago and I just remembered......Dante was hard as **** for me, I could not follow Inferno at all. The Shining and Cujo are good ones from King.....I can't remember any books I've read in the past two years but I've read a few more of his...


Have you read Everything's Eventually? It is pretty ****ing ace! One of my favorite books, and turned me onto King.

People always say Dante is hard but when I read an excerpt out of my senior english book it wasn't that bad. Then again I haven't REALLY read it, so I guess I can't really have an opinion on it. I'll read it sometime.
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im currently reading "what is the what". its a good book so far
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Closing Time, by Joseph Heller, which is the sequel to the best book EVER, Catch-22.


just couldn't get into Catch 22. am i missing something, or does it take a while to get into it?

i'ts funny and sorta riddly, but it just doesn't grab me like, say, Trainspotting or Catcher in the Rye etc.....
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I'm currently reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
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just couldn't get into Catch 22. am i missing something, or does it take a while to get into it?

i'ts funny and sorta riddly, but it just doesn't grab me like, say, Trainspotting or Catcher in the Rye etc.....



I found Catch 22 disapointing as well. A much better book would be "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut, IMO.