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What book have you finished recently?

Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by jungwah8, Jun 26, 2005.

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  1. jungwah8 I like penguins

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    Well, I searched the forums for a thread like this, but surprisingly there was none (unless I missed something). :amuse


    What book have you finished reading recently? If you want, recommend it and describe it (author/genre/summary). :smile-big


    Well, I just finished reading The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. It's a classic. Historical fiction...I think. Sorry, I'm not very good with determining the genre. I enjoyed reading it. Probably because I don't usually read those types of books often.
     
  2. Kyuubi_Xx She's kinda crazy...

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    I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix again. I've gotta refresh my memory - The Half-Blood Prince is coming out soon. :p
     
  3. lwong81 Member

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    i plan to finished reading hbp on the 16th of july (yes, i want to read it in one day)
     
  4. Twizted Rest in the deep

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    X-Wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston
     
  5. Woody Banned

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    Almost finished with Warcraft Triliogy book 1.
     
  6. ?Naruto-Kun? ........?

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    Harry Potter & The Goblet of FIre *LMAO*
     
  7. iaido Elitist Asshole

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    Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

    That guy makes Sasori look like Mother Teresa
     
  8. Siavash Academy Student

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    my schoolbook : getal in ruimte .... its a mathbook
     
  9. mgrace Guess Who's Back?!?!?!

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    Haven't read a book for a while but I did read the Otori Trilogy written by Liann Hearn..... Excellent Series..... Really good.... I loved it......

    check out the website

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  10. kapsi Banned

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    Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams. And started "Hitchhiker's guide..." because I finally got the book after all these years.
     
  11. Katara The Forgotten One

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    About two weeks ago, Shadow of the Giant by Card. A great way to end the series. Although I kinda wish it weren't.
     
  12. BakaKage baka-deshi

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    Just finished Eragon...it was so-so, nothing special really (no offense to fans). Props to the author though, for writing a very readable story at such a young age.
     
  13. Chatulio Senex

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    reading the forgotten realms book "Forsaken house" in the THE LAST MYTHAL trilogy writtne by Richard Baker



    11 days till HP HBP :laugh :crying :love
     
  14. exmorte Worlds Most Fabulous Genius

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    Heh i just finished flashforward a science fiction book where due to an experiment everybody on the earths conciousness is temporarily catapulted 20 years in the future.. and how people deal with said foreknowledge. Oh and its by Robert J. Sawyer
     
  15. Woofie Coordinator

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    Ha, same here. :laugh I finished Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency about a week ago, and since then I've also read the second Dirk Gently novel, The Long, Dark, Tea-Time of the Soul.

    The Dirk Gently books are by the same author as the Hitch-hikers Guide... the writing style and humour is distinctively by the same person, but the Dirk Gently novels are a bit less 'wacky'. Depending on your sense of humour, you might enjoy them slightly more or slightly less than the Hitch-hikers book, but either way, if you like Hitch-hikers you'll like these to some extent (I prefer them myself).

    So yeah, they're sci-fi comedy. DGHDA is more science/computer-oriented, whereas LDTTotS is a bit more mythology-based. The first book is better in my opinion - the plot is more interesting (considering it's primarily a comedy, the plot was actually very good and kept me hooked - I loved the way lots of apparently very unrelated strands tied together at the end), the characters were stronger (Richard and Reg were both good) and the humour was slightly more consistent... there were a few less LOL moments than in the second one, but there was something which made me smile on nearly every page. :p Maybe it's because of my background in physics and computer science, I dunno. >_> The only way in which the second novel is better is Dirk Gently himself - in the first one, he's introduced fairly late on, and you don't get a full feel for him (or see the full extent of his hilarity). But in the second one, things focus on him more, and he really comes into his own... he's a great character. :laugh

    Both are worth reading, anyway, especially for any HHG fans unfamiliar with the few other things Adams did.
     
  16. chdragonfly Woo! Testings over!!

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  17. NinjaJedi007 d[-_-]b

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    A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest Gaines. I actually liked this entire book from start to finish. I was really pleased with how everything was done. Definitely worth checking out.
     
  18. Smooth Jazz New Member

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    I just finished reading Chainfire by Terry Goodkind the latest in the Sword of Truth series, its Fantasy Fiction.
     
  19. zionforsell Member

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    I finished my first book from the Vampire Chronicles of Anne Rice "Queen of the Damned" and I want to ask a question: why the heck everybody praises her novels so much??? I don't know about the other book in Vampire Chronicles, but this one SUCKSSSS. After this third book, the one after it seem going down hills too. I mean... I read it and don't understand why everybody likes it. It drags on and on. It switchs narators too much and confusing. She wastes too much time one explaining the reason Akasha want to destroy male population. Too many umimportant characters are introduced in details. Plus, the emotions in characters seem to be very vage as well.
     
  20. Ah B Member

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    I finished the first book of the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy last week. Halfway done the second book, and I expect to finish it by Sunday so I can start reading Harry Potter: The Half Blood Prince on Monday.
    The War of the Ancients Trilogy is better than I expected. Anybody who has played the Warcraft games must read this book. It builds on the plot as a whole seperate story.
     
  21. Nerf Herder Ninja of the Sand

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    Last books I finished reading were "Skeleton Crew" by Stephen King and Resident Evil: Zero Hour by S.D. Perry. I enjoyed both of them a lot, I think King's short stories are better than his novels.
     
  22. Mangekyou_Master Fear the Smexy Reaper

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
     
  23. Nakor Active Member

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
     
  24. Luffy2692 Come Play Warcraft With Me!

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    i finished harry potter and the half blood prince proudly today
     
  25. EDhg Woman Kazekage..

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    Myst: The Book of Ti'ana, Myst: The Book of Atrus, and Sophie's World. Finished them all in the same day :smile-big Yeah I tend to read multiple books at the same time.
     
  26. Gaara-fan >_o

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
     
  27. FitzChivalry Person of Internet Advisor

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    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
     
  28. Code Zoamelgustar

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    Last book I've finished was Chronicles of Dragonlance(Book 1): Dragons of Autumn Twighlight.
     
  29. Nakor Active Member

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    The Bartimaeus Trilogy - The Amulet of Samarkand
     
  30. BakaKage baka-deshi

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    Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. damn good book, potentially my favorite out of the series
     
  31. Katara The Forgotten One

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray. Loved the ending.
     
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    The Bartimaeus Trilogy - The Golem's Eye

    Finished both of them in like 4 days. lol.
     
  33. OniTasku [Weeabro for life] Advisor

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
     
  34. ShadowGal19 Only Practicing Wizard

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    I also recently finished Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
     
  35. Dark00 Food Art!

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    the beach by alex garland. for his first novel, that book is insane. and confusing, therefore i like it. :smile-big
     
  36. sakura1025 whoaaaa

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    hmm i should start reading harry potter blood prince. well i finished The house of the Scorpion. i like that book i think its my third time reading it.
     
  37. OniTasku [Weeabro for life] Advisor

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    Hawksong by Amelia Attwater-Rhodes.
     
  38. chibi_kakashi Little Sharingan User

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  39. EDhg Woman Kazekage..

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    I am now almost finished a book called Misery by Stephen King.. It's a pretty freaky book
     
  40. DragonHeart52 Cooler by the Lake

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    I read that one in the past. :iik as are most of Mr. King's novels.

    My most recent read (and the reason for my recent self-imposed ban): Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
     
  41. Kakashi_Love inactive Banned

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    i havent read a book in so long. The last book I read was, "Timeline," by michael crichton.
     
  42. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    Hunting Humans and several other books on serial killers, and I'm about to finish several police forensics textbooks. Research for a project I'm working on.

    Right now I'm reading Stalin, by Edward Radzninsky, and I plan on starting one of several Ewan McGregor books soon, since I've finally realized that his talent far eclipses that of Martin Amis and Will Self.
     
  43. Risika ~*/Shattered Mirror\*~

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    In the forests of the night, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes :smile-big
     
  44. Misk Burn my Dread

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    The Thirty-Nine steps...Good Mystery
     
  45. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    East of Eden by John Steinbeck, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, and of course Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. (I'm a very fast reader :smile-big )
     
  46. ShadowGal19 Only Practicing Wizard

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    The first Artemis Foul book.
     
  47. Chatulio Senex

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    the last mythal trilogy : farthest reach
     
  48. uchihaWL ehhh

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    Harry Pothea-I mean Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the ending disappointed me greatly =[ I don't want to spoil it for some slow readers XD no offense that still didn't finish it so I'll shut up
     
  49. Aternox Rat on Crack

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    Okay, so books I read this week :
    Terry Pratchett : The fifth Elelphant (eng)
    Terry Pratchett: Good Omens (eng)
    Yamada Fuutarou : Kunoichi (jap)
    Robert Merle: l'île (fr)
    Robert Merle: La mort est mon métier (fr)

    And books I'm nearly finished with :
    Terry Pratchett : Reaper Man (eng)
    Yamada Fuutarou : Hakkenden (jap)
    Yamada Fuutarou : Kouga ninpouchou (jap)
    Simenon: Maigret et la jeune morte (fr)

    It's summer vacation, I do nothing beside reading X3
    (me? a life? what's that?)
     
  50. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    *whew* -- good to see that not everybody is a JK Rowling-only reader.
     
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