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Unread 03-09-2012, 06:21 AM   #26
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I've always found that it's easier to see the movie and then read the book than the other way 'round. Less disappointment that way.
Because the book tends to easily be better?
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Unread 03-09-2012, 06:28 AM   #27
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Yup, most of the time.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 06:32 AM   #28
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yeah, but I have ADD and OCD. The fact I know what's going to happen while reading it, makes me NOT want to continue reading it at a slow pace and will just skip over the long, drawn out parts. Plus, When I get to a part of a book that I know in the movie that sucks, I would end up skipping that whole chapter.

At least this way, I can go, OOOOHHHH cool...

of course, that's just me.
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Plus, reading the book of a suspense or twistful ending would be moot if you watched the movie as you wouldn't have the same feeling being pulled in by the author.

Kind of like looking at Hustler after just fapped.
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I've heard good things about both versions of GoT, though.

And that Hustler anology is great.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #32
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My book collection:
Jurassic Park (excellent)
The Andromeda Strain (utter garbage)
Congo (utter garbage)
The Terminal Man (decent)
NEXT (fucking awesome, read it a couple times a year)
Mr. Tucket (excellent)
Halo: The Fall of Reach - Definitive Edition (I've read 1/4 so far, and it's pretty good)
Halo: The Flood (waiting until I finish Fall of Reach)
I Am Legend (good, but the short stories at the back even better)

I've read Sphere a bunch of times, but have yet to purchase it. I will soon enough.
Also read The Lost World: Jurassic Park a few times, but can't bring myself to care enough to buy it.

Tried reading The Hobbit twice, but couldn't get past the inanity of it. Also tried reading Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, but died of boredom.

I've also read the entire Harry Potter series. Excellent books, despite stigma maintained by people who have not read them. They're well written character pieces. I don't own the series, but I will soon enough.

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just finished "the feather men" by sir ranulph fiennes,recently made into a film "killer elite" last year...based on a true story.currently reading "wall street"1987 film tie-in book.
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Tried reading The Hobbit twice, but couldn't get past the inanity of it. Also tried reading Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, but died of boredom.

I've also read the entire Harry Potter series. Excellent books, despite stigma maintained by people who have not read them. They're well written character pieces. I don't own the series, but I will soon enough.
I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy last year. It does drag in spots.

I've burned through the the Potter series several times. I'm interested to see what she's gonna do in this new book she's doing.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 06:26 AM   #35
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Working through the final 3rd or so of O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It, then I'll go back to To The Limit.

Have to work in The First World War in there somewhere, too. Too many damn books!
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just finished "the feather men" by sir ranulph fiennes,recently made into a film "killer elite" last year...based on a true story.
How was that book? I liked the movie, and I thought the background plotting was very interesting. I had thought about picking up the book.

I only got a quarter way through American Sniper. I just can't seem to get into it. I've put it aside for now, and started Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo. He's becoming one of my favorite fiction writers.
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I've always found that it's easier to see the movie and then read the book than the other way 'round. Less disappointment that way.
while it's taking me longer to read a book (daughter won't give me time to do it) You were right. I watched the first season, and reading the book after makes it better since I can visualize the scenes better, PLUS the stuff that's in the book and not in the movie explain the it alot better.

I am almost done with the 1st one though, can't wait to start the 2nd.
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just started book 3 of the Game of Thrones series. about 1/5 into it already. DAMN good series! Hard to put down.
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Started re-reading World War Z.
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Reading "SEAL of God" now...
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After gathering dust on my bookcase for the past year or so, I'm finally getting around to reading "Toy Wars."
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Reading John Stossel's No, They Can't: Why Governments Fail But Individuals Succeed..
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Unread 08-22-2012, 04:44 AM   #43
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Finished Dick Morris and his wife's book Screwed, and have moved on to In the Dark by Simon Read. It's about the Blackout Ripper killings in wartime London.


Simultanenously doing Glenn Beck's latest Cowards.
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I'm half-way through David Eagleman's Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.

It's one of those rare books that truly changes how you see the world (or yourself, in this case.)
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I'm about halfway through "The Outlaws", the 6th book in the Presidential Agent series by WEB Griffin... I love some good spy fiction.
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Just finished up Neil Gaiman's Stardust. I think I found the film's ending more satisfying, though obviously a happy-ending contrivance.

Still, good stuff.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #47
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I haven't really read a book in a long time.

Well, I take that back, I read whatever the newest Halo book is a few months back, it was uniformly terrific.

It was by that chick who did the Star Wars books.. and some Gears of War books.. fuck what was her name.. (googles).. Karen Traviss! Ahh. Yes, her 2nd book was way better than the first she did. Apparently it's a trilogy.

The book was "HALO: The Thursday War" which is a pretty lame title, but ends up kind of making sense by the end. It more or less leads directly to the Halo 4 video game, so that's pretty awesome too.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #48
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I've read her Star Wars books - good stuff.

Let's see, in the last month or so, I've read THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR by Tad Williams, THE WARDED MAN by Peter Brett, A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, GUN MACHINE by Warren Ellis, GREAT NORTH ROAD by Peter Hamilton, and about two dozen trade collections of various comic titles.
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Current reading and to read list -

The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell - reading book 1 - Dauntless and have book 2 - Fearless on standby.

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No Easy Day
Chris Kyle - American Sniper

and I tried without much success to read the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit. Started again with the Hobbit, made it a few chapters in and just can't get into it. Love the LOTR movies, but not enjoying the books.
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^^^ that's funny, I love the LOTR/Hobbit books.. but probably haven't read them since the movies came out originally in theaters. Prior to the movies, I'd probably read them every couple of years.. now it's just easier to watch the movies!

The books really do have a lot of really good stuff they couldn't include in the movies, so I may try to get around to reading them again soon.

One of my friends could never get past the pages in LOTR about Bilbo's birthday, he tried and tried to read it before the first movie came out but never could lol he got too bored.
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