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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:15 pm

Hmmm, I've been meaning to read "The Running Man."

Mmmm, clown.....
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Postby Col on Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:18 pm

The movie stars two governors. The same two from Predator!
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Postby Yeahduff on Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:01 pm

Apollo Creed really needs to be governor.

I've gotten to the river Styx in The Inferno thus far. Fascinating read.

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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:38 pm

The Inferno's an awesome read. I should really read the entire divine comedy though.
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Postby Orphevs on Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:42 am

I hear tell that Purgatorio and... err... Padadisio?... The One About Heaven... aren't nearly as good. There's a reason most people only read Inferno, so a little english major told me.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:02 am

I assume people have a natural predilection to being curious about punishment as well.
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Postby PortableNuke on Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:35 am

Getting to hell is a lot more fun then getting to heaven.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:37 pm

I dunno, hell doesn't sound all that fun. Unless you meant how one gets to hell. Then yes, my life is a total blast!
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Postby Yeahduff on Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:26 pm

That's what I'm saying. If you're gonna hate yourself and judge everyone you might as well become a Christian. Or develop a taste for cocaine and call girls.

Dante was a twisted fuck.
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Postby PortableNuke on Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:30 pm

PeppermintAfterlife wrote:I dunno, hell doesn't sound all that fun. Unless you meant how one gets to hell. Then yes, my life is a total blast!


Yes, that's what I meant. I don't imagine being in hell would be much fun, but the journey to it should be entertaining.
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Postby Mo on Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:52 am

Today I read "Sleeping Murder" by Agatha Christie. Not one of her best, as I was actually right about my guess about who the murderer was, but nevertheless, a nice little murder mystery is relaxing sometimes. Took me about 5 hours. Now what to read next...
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Postby Yeahduff on Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:10 pm

On NPR I heard someone claim that, according to a certain equation, Sleeping Murder had the best possible title of any book. Which is funny, because it's a terrible, terrible title.
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Postby Mo on Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:12 pm

yeahduff wrote:On NPR I heard someone claim that, according to a certain equation, Sleeping Murder had the best possible title of any book. Which is funny, because it's a terrible, terrible title.

Really? Huh.

I don't know, I didn't think it was a terrible title. But, to be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to actually make of that expression at first.

I thought maybe someone was murdered in their sleep.

Or murdering in their sleep. Like sleepwalking. :oops:
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Postby Col on Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:37 pm

John Grisham's book titles annoy the crap out of me.
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Postby Mo on Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:07 am

Col wrote:John Grisham's book titles annoy the crap out of me.

If they annoy you in English, try reading them in German. They seem to have a rule in Germany that ALL John Grisham books must have titles consisting of only article + subject. He has those in English too ("The Firm", "The Client" etc), but they even do it to those that have somewhat more interesting titles (imo) in English, like "The Pelican Brief" becomes "The Brief" in German, etc.

I admit I enjoy reading a John Grisham every once in a while though. ;)

Right now, I make myself read non-fiction because I try to live by the unwritten rule to read one non-fiction book for every fiction book I read. So I'm reading one of my books about graphology that I've been meaning to study for a while...
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Postby Yeahduff on Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:03 am

Cookie wrote:But, to be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to actually make of that expression at first.

I thought maybe someone was murdered in their sleep.

Or murdering in their sleep. Like sleepwalking. :oops:


Heh, that's what I thought too.

I dunno, I just hear that title and I don't particularly want to read the book. Course, I haven't read Agatha Christie in years.

Heh, The Brief.
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Postby Grinm on Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:02 am

Any Dark Tower fans?
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Postby Cryabetes on Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:45 pm

Oh man, the Dark tower killed off my enjoyment of reading Steven King books.

It was damn good though.
Better than most of his junkfood work.
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Postby Grinm on Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:14 pm

I understand what you mean, perhaps it wasn't best to list a contemporary author along with much higher reading mentioned. It seems it takes time and analysis for an author to gain credibility and perhaps they have an unfair advantage with the ease of communication and press given today with the internet and TV.

The thing about Stephen King's Dark Tower books is that they're the only ones I've literally not been able to put down until I could finish them.
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Postby Yeahduff on Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:38 pm

I assure you that Darkly Dreaming Dexter is anything but higher reading. Or Eight to One for that matter.
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