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Post by TripOpt55 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:54 pm

I am just trying to make up some of those threads we have on 1up. Feel free to discuss what you've been reading whether books or comics or whatever else you might me checking out.
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Post by b.b.hagen on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:23 pm

I finished the second omnibus of The Walking Dead a few weeks ago but I haven't had a chance to start the third since school started again. Its ridiculous how much better the comics are compared to the show.
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Post by avidacridjam on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:04 pm

The last book I read was Alan Sepinwall's The Revolution Was Televised. Sepinwall is the main TV critic over at hitfix.com and the book focuses on 12 shows that he thinks makes the 2nd golden age of televison (Oz, Sopranos, The Wire, Lost, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy, The Shield, among others), how they were made, highlights of the shows and interviews with the creators. Well written and it makes me want to check out some of those shows that I may have missed.

Right now, I'm resuming where I left off with Justin Cronin's The Twelve.
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Re: What have you been reading?

Post by TripOpt55 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:13 pm

I read Sepinwall's blog but never checked the book out. That is pretty neat.

I'm about 120 pages into A Storm of Swords which I'm really loving. Best start of the three books so far I'd say. Going to be a good season I imagine.
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Post by TheMatt on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:15 pm

Damn Trip, how the hell did you pass me up on Game of Thrones? I have to get back to it. I'm only halfway through book 2.
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Post by volvocrusher on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:59 pm

It's been pretty long since my last comic. Thinking about getting some Astonishing X-Men ones though. It's going to be a long wait until the next Walking Dead Volume, the last left on such a huge cliffhanger.
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Post by BretBaber on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:46 pm

volvocrusher wrote:Thinking about getting some Astonishing X-Men ones though.

I like the Joss Whedon ones, but that is no surprise since the blood boils in my wiener for Whedon.
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Post by TripOpt55 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:06 pm

TheMatt wrote:Damn Trip, how the hell did you pass me up on Game of Thrones? I have to get back to it. I'm only halfway through book 2.
Not sure... haha. I made it a goal to get at least part way through 3 by the time S3 started and went for it.
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Post by avidacridjam on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:38 am

TripOpt55 wrote:

I'm about 120 pages into A Storm of Swords which I'm really loving. Best start of the three books so far I'd say. Going to be a good season I imagine.

Storm of Swords is my favorite of the series so far. It will be your favorite when you finish it.
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Post by Krubixcube on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:46 pm

Still reading Tender is the Night...I feel the odd man out not reading fantasy novels. NERDS! *runs away*

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Post by AlexC-25 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:08 pm

Still going through Kafka on the Shore (on chapter 18 exactly). Sometimes the book feels pretty slow, but there's just something that keeps me reading it and I fell that later (which I guess will happen) both, Kafka's and Nakata's stories will get together and something will happen. I have a feeling about it.

Also, Johnny Walken. Just Johnny Walken.....
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Those poor kittens....
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Post by Krubixcube on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:59 am

Yeah, it goes places that you wont expect...that sir is very true. And Yeah, Johnny Walker...I think we need to discuss this book when you finish it.

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Re: What have you been reading?

Post by Captain N on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:05 am

Marvel is giving away 700 free comics till tuesday with this promotion thing. http://www.comixology.com/Marvel-Free-First-Issues/comics-collection/1001/
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Post by CountryRubes on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:43 am

hmm, free comics? sweet.

on that note, green lantern, batman, batwoman, saga, walking dead,

but the real deal: the Manhattan Projects. Whisky drinking einstein, cannibal oppenheimer, computer AI roosevelt, aliens, nuclear bombs, imperial japanese combat robots, (pauses to take a breath), freemason sex parties, transforming enrico fermi, treason, nazi scientists with robot arms, and Jonathan Hickman. Seriously. This is the best thing since cigarettes.
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Post by Krubixcube on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:34 pm

I started a fantasy novel because you guys pressured me into it. I'm reading The Blade Itself. Any of you guys read it?

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Post by TripOpt55 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:47 am

I am still working on A Storm of Swords. I am now 480 pages in. I'm a slow reader and these books are long!
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Post by CountryRubes on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:50 am

fire and ice is off the chain. best fantasy I remember reading.
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Post by AlexC-25 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:53 pm

Just finished recently Kafka on the Shore. Brilliant book.

At first it was a bit slow, but once the plot started moving, I got hooked up. I think I specially liked the elements of magic realism, the dialogues, which could get pretentious or overly long to some, but found them very great and the questions about life, existence, memory and how we live which actually feel natural here and not pretentious at all. Maybe some of the plot points weren't explained very well and I still need to figure out what happened in some parts, but those are just small nitpicks, as in the end, I felt I just read a beautiful book.

And now I don't know which book I should continue with.
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Post by BretBaber on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:10 pm

I've been reading Buffy and the Angel and Faith comics. I wish there was another lover of the Buff here.

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Post by CountryRubes on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:13 pm

whedon's awesome, but I never got into buffy
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Post by BretBaber on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:50 pm

That's too bad, I think Buffy's his best work. I love all Whedon though. From Dr. Horrible to Dollhouse to The Avengers. He's a bad ass dude when it comes to characters. Can't wait for Shield.

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Post by avidacridjam on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:28 pm

I read the Buffy season 8 comics and enjoyed it. I don't read comics that much these days.

Finished Justin Cronin's The Twelve. Just as good as The Passage. The third book comes out in 2014. I can't wait that long. Now I plan to finish an H. P. Lovecraft compilation.

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Post by BretBaber on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:31 pm

If you enjoyed 8 (as did I, but didn't particularly care for the issues in the 20's), you should definitely pick up Season 9. More scaled down approach. The only thing it is really missing is the Whedon touch, since he doesn't really write any of the issues. You do know that these are the stories forming in his mind though, and that always has me at peace.

I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying Angel and Faith (which runs along with Buffy season 9). Angel was always one of my least favorite characters from the Buffyverse, but seeing how he is trying to make up for his actions in Season 8 is awesome, and having Faith there is great too. The writer really nails the characters.

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Post by Krubixcube on Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:26 am

Finished The Blade Itself and then flashed out Man in the High Castle. Why can Philip K. Dick never end a damn book?

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Post by TripOpt55 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:25 am

I finished A Storm of Swords... oh my god. It just kept giving. Best of the first three books for sure. Some stuff at the end just blew my mind. I may take a break from the series and try out something else. Or I may just grab the next one... not sure.
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Post by Krubixcube on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:56 am

Anyone else on this forum use Goodreads by chance?

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Post by avidacridjam on Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:10 pm

I do.

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Post by avidacridjam on Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:20 pm

ok. i'll send you a friend invite.

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Post by TripOpt55 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:47 am

How is The Blade Itself Twolf? It is on my list to possibly check out next.
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