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« på: 09. apr, 2008, 22:08 »
Read any good storys/books lately?

I just finished reading Deception Point by Dan Brown (In English)
It was one of the best books i've read... (is it 'read' or do i suck at english?... whateva, u get the point...)

And i was just wondering what u furs read?  [w-happy]
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« Svar #1 på: 11. apr, 2008, 10:01 »
I would higly recomend Kershus by Thor aage Bringsverd.
It's a postapoc novel, where mankind is mostly extinced, the story follows a man who lives amung a pack of anthropomorphic cats. It has lightsabers, lasers, spaceships, monsters, and some scary elements along with a cast of secveral anythropomorphic characters.
Bringsverd isn't from nor even awere of the fandom I supose, but he's a highly regarded author.
Other than that I read HP Lovecraft, Snorre, old norse tales and mythology. (threy're also avalable on audio)
I also listen to a lot of audiobooks and podcasts like oldtime horror stories and psudpod..
I also follow the clawcast podcast.
I'm also trying to get ahold of The hero of redwall, wich is a fantasy book featuring mice as the main characters.
Then there's the Dragonlance series ( I bought the movie yesterday),
Then there's Wheel of time. But there are so manny books so I haven't really got up the nerve to start reading them.
I also read mostly annything dealing with the occult I can sink my claws in to
Right now I'm listening to:
Sherlockholms
HP Lovecraft
The weird circle series,
as a sort of preperation for this summers horror larp.
I generally purrfur to read in english, for some reason, and I'm relly picky about what I read.
I Mostly read horror, Fantasy/scify or mysteries, well and some yiff if I'm in the mood, or need inspirado.

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« Svar #2 på: 11. apr, 2008, 21:00 »
Well I read Ray Bradburry, H.P Lovecraft, oh and lots of others. Now I read Terry Goodkind and his Sword of Truth series, great books with lots of passion, good ol' swordfighting, magick and some humour as well; I can reccommend Andreas Bull - hansen with Evercity,Anubis and Lushons Plater. Those books are about a post-nuclear war society, where Nighthunters - genetically modified soldiers with fur and great instincts roam the land, and where the whole of europe is engulfed by a islamist organization. good stuff ^^
Actually, one of the most important themes in the World is that we can all, as individuals, make a choice, and that making the right choice is very important. No matter if our political ideologies are communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism or other. And that choice does not only affect us.

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« Svar #3 på: 12. apr, 2008, 01:05 »
I read the bible, an the occasional newspaper.

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« Svar #4 på: 14. apr, 2008, 13:10 »
hmm Bible.. not for me I prefer interestign things like hmm  cartoon, comics, magazines and forums :P

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« Svar #5 på: 14. apr, 2008, 13:41 »
hmm Bible.. not for me I prefer interestign things like hmm  cartoon, comics, magazines and forums :P

What comics do u read?

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« Svar #6 på: 14. apr, 2008, 19:17 »
Bible is nice to read, but the real Bible, on greek, and about comics :P Blacksad, Pride of Baghdad.
Actually, one of the most important themes in the World is that we can all, as individuals, make a choice, and that making the right choice is very important. No matter if our political ideologies are communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism or other. And that choice does not only affect us.

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« Svar #7 på: 14. apr, 2008, 20:59 »
Well, I read the bible on greek, hebrew and arameic. The norwegian edition isnt too bad you know, it's much closer to the greek text than Kings James ie.
« Siste redigering: 16. apr, 2008, 14:30 av StLoke »

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« Svar #8 på: 15. apr, 2008, 01:02 »
Î used to be a big book worm. :P
Read about everything that's fantasy in Rakkestad library, and eidsberg library.
But the last years i haen't read much books.

I used to be like, to read a book on 300 pages would take me 1 hour.
Now i'm ALOT slower. :P
Maby i should start reading books again. when i got time. :3

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« Svar #9 på: 15. apr, 2008, 01:51 »
I'm a pretty big comic book fan, but have had to cut down due to money and space. Used to subscribe to a bunch of titles, now I mostly just buy the odd paperback (online or when on sale). To briefly comment on the two comics mentioned by roo_fan: Pride Of Baghdad was pretty good (in my opinion due to the ending; most of what had come before had been fairly predictable and trite), and Blacksad has some amazing artwork!

Don't read too many novels, and I guess I'm mostly interested in what can be called contemporary literature. Plenty of books I'd like to read though, in various genres. Recently become a bit interested in sci-fi, and would like to read Isaac Asimov's The Foundation series, and maybe a few books by Kurt Vonnegutt.

My favourite novels might be Tome Wolfe's A Man In Full, Paul Auster's Timbuktu, and We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. I'm also a fan of the Discworld book series by Terry Pratchett, though I'm generally not super fond of the fantasy genre.

And being a philosophy student, I read quite a bit of philosophy.

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« Svar #10 på: 16. apr, 2008, 11:06 »
Not those free ones, that we get at div. church's (Sorry for my Norwenglish ^^)

Well, I read the bible on greek, hebrew and arameic. The norwegian edition isnt too bad you know, it's much closer to the greek test than Kings James ie.
Actually, one of the most important themes in the World is that we can all, as individuals, make a choice, and that making the right choice is very important. No matter if our political ideologies are communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism or other. And that choice does not only affect us.

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« Svar #11 på: 17. jun, 2008, 19:18 »
Ahhh... "The wheel of time". One of the best series out there. But let me just get this said right away. I did not get my name from there <-< (Been bugged with that ever since the series came out) I already had this name long before book 1 came out X3
Back on topic. The series is way worth reading for anyone with a liking for fantasy, fighting and magic (not to mention the strategics). ^^ They're heavy reading tho. So beware! [laugh] I haven't gotten around to pick back up yet <-< I'm still at the beginning of book 10 XD

I finished the Warcraft book series earlier this year, simply for wanting to catch up on some lore and stuff. And also read the manga "The Sunwell Trilogy" in doing so. :3
Hmm, other than that, I've been meaning to read "Don Quijote" by 'Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra' (try say that 5 times fast [laugh])
Comics; M, Pondus, EON, MAD. All funny stuff :3

Norwegian or English, whichever makes it more expressive.
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« Svar #12 på: 17. jun, 2008, 20:29 »
Terry Goodkind Umm Ray Bradburry, Jon Bing, og flere andre har jeg oppdaget... Elsker simpelheten å lese, har faktisk forsømt alt, for lesingens skyld av og til.
Actually, one of the most important themes in the World is that we can all, as individuals, make a choice, and that making the right choice is very important. No matter if our political ideologies are communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism or other. And that choice does not only affect us.

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« Svar #13 på: 24. jun, 2008, 17:17 »
Not so long ago I finished reading the Fianna tribe novel, the sixth installment of the tribe novel series based on the roleplaying game Werewolf: The Apocalypse.  The books are far from good literature, with occassional attempts at "epicness" or profoundness making me squirm in my seat and blush, but they can be good entertainment all the same if you're a fan of the game, and provide you with some ideas for your own chronicle.

Anyway, in this novel there was this little exchange, between a son (who's a werewolf) and his parents, which had me giggling. Oh, and Fenrir, for the record, is the name for werewolves who are a member of the Get of Fenris tribe, who are mainly Scandinavian.

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  "Mom, I can't stay. I'm sorry. My plane leaves from Dulles Monday morning. I'm going to be out of the country for a while. I wanted to see you before I left. I didn't want you to—"
  "Did you hear that, Colum? Our son, the foreign correspondent. I expect you'll be rubbing elbows in London and Paris making a name for your—" She broke off suddenly, struck by a darker thought. Her hand fluttered to her mouth. "Oh, Stuart! You're not going to be one of those war correspondents are you? I couldn't stand to think of you..."
  "No! Nothing like that," he interjected hurriedly. "And nothing as romantic as London or Paris either, I'm afraid. I'm off to Norway." He finished off with a half-embarrassed shrug.
  "Norway?" Colum burst in, incredulously. "What could they possibly have over there in Norway that we haven't got here? Well, ice and snow I imagine. But we'll have that ourselves soon enough. To think a boy should have to haul himself halfway round the world just to avoid a few weeks' honest work."
  Margaret glared at him. "You don't listen to a word that man says, Stuart. Dropped on his head as an infant and his dear mother never forgave herself. I am sure that Norway has plenty to recommend it to an up-and-coming young newspaperman. You'll have a wonderful time. They're not at war, Norway?"
  Stuart laughed and her face lit up. She loved to listen to him laugh. "No ma'am. Least they weren't last night."
  "Course they're not at war." Colum scowled. "Who'd want to fight over a great block of ice like that? So what does send you over there? Seems a strange place to just up and take a fancy to all of a sudden."
  "Family trouble," he said. "Our dear cousins in the Great Frozen North. Again."
  "Fenrir," Colum spat the word like an invective. "What is it this time? No, let me guess. They all got roaring drunk and sacked a fish hatchery or something."
  "Well that would hardly be news," Stuart said.

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« Svar #14 på: 29. jun, 2008, 00:51 »
*snickers*
sounds like an interesting and fun novel Miles.
Who'd want to fight over a great block of ice like that?
XD that comment have been making me laugh the last week or so now. funny how people always seem to connect us (Norway) to 'blazing colds and tall mountains' XP
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« Svar #15 på: 04. jul, 2008, 00:50 »
Terry Goodkind Umm Ray Bradburry, Jon Bing, og flere andre har jeg oppdaget... Elsker simpelheten å lese, har faktisk forsømt alt, for lesingens skyld av og til.

IMO, Ray Bradbury can't write worth a damn. Once in a while he does have a really good concept that can make it worth your time to have read through half a dozen short stories, though.

I've been slacking a lot in my reading lately. Just been reading comics  [blush]
I used to read a lot of sci-fi, and I'm a big Asimov fan. Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books were awesome. Neil Gaiman is rather good.

I do occasionally read some religious texts. Read the Ramayana last year, which was very inspiring. Milton's "Paradise Lost" is good too, if very confusing to read. Oh, and I tried to read some Lovecraft, but that unfortunately drove me insane, which was somewhat unfortunate. I'll have to give it another try soon.

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« Svar #16 på: 11. jul, 2008, 13:16 »
One of bradburry's best novels is Fahrenheit 451 IMO. And another short story about a abandoned house. His novels, gives me a feeling of fear,lonelyness, and generelly drives me insane, but it's a good feeling ^^ I must agree, that some of his MArs Chronicles can be well, empty of contents somwhat.
Actually, one of the most important themes in the World is that we can all, as individuals, make a choice, and that making the right choice is very important. No matter if our political ideologies are communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism or other. And that choice does not only affect us.

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« Svar #17 på: 21. jul, 2008, 12:18 »
Recently finished the final book of Paul Auster's postmodern existentialist absurdist crime-fiction masterpiece The New York Trilogy, entitled The Locked Room. I rather liked it, and now I'm full of high-brow literary goodness. But I'm guessing I'd gotten more out of it if I'd read all three books in close succession, and/or re-read them with the intent of analyzing the content.

I'm tempted to ask for recommendations, but I already have several unread books spanning all (well, several) genres. Plus, I already know of a few books I want to get my paws on, including a few of the other works by Paul Auster, and I just ordered the 1930s sci-fi satire War With The Newts, which sounds like a lot of fun. I was also recommended the satire A Confederacy Of Dunces a few weeks ago.

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« Svar #18 på: 15. des, 2009, 14:31 »
Read any good storys/books lately?

I just finished reading Deception Point by Dan Brown (In English)
It was one of the best books i've read... (is it 'read' or do i suck at english?... whateva, u get the point...)

And i was just wondering what u furs read?  [w-happy]
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