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Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 04-15-2015, 07:38 AM
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A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut ...

A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Reading it kind of felt like sitting beside the crazy old man at the bar ranting about how everything has gone to the dogs. But since...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 12-29-2014, 02:57 AM
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8/10 - Really enjoyed this. A quick, simple read which I couldn't put down. The storyline definitely laid the...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 12-22-2014, 08:48 AM
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4/10 - Another dud. Basically the story of a drunken adventure to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona; filled with flat characters (except...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 12-10-2014, 03:23 AM
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7/10 - I read all his other books (except David and Goliath) about 4 years ago and wasn't really sure why I never got around to this one. I...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 11-27-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
Ya, I don't know. I could see hardcore sci-fi...

Ya, I don't know. I could see hardcore sci-fi fans liking it, but it wasn't my thing at all. I'll give Dick another try. A Scanner Darkly or Electric Sheep, is what I figure I'll try of his next.
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 11-27-2014, 07:46 PM
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6/10 - First time reading Dick, and I thought this was okay. It started well, then the middle was slow. The ending was pretty good. Overall, the...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 11-24-2014, 03:23 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
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3/10 - For a really short book, it could've been shorter. Given all its praise, I thought I might be missing...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 11-10-2014, 03:16 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
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6/10 - It's a collection of essays. Some were great, some weren't. My favourites were the ones on: ABBA, Ted Kaczynski, football, Nirvana, and...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 10-22-2014, 04:21 AM
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9/10 - As a fan of Vonnegut, I don't know why it took me so long to read this... worthy of all it's accolades.
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 10-13-2014, 04:06 AM
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7/10 - It was okay. Less dark, more comedic, and much shorter than The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. The characters, while still...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 09-30-2014, 07:21 AM
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8/10 - For a big book, this one sort of flew by. His writing is all it's cracked up to be; the book is full of...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 09-07-2014, 07:05 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
^still need to get around to that. ...

^still need to get around to that.

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8/10 - More historical fiction. This is about family and China under Mao after his One Hundred Flowers...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 08-18-2014, 11:40 PM
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7/10 - I was raving about his last book, The Gift of Rain, a month or so ago so I figured I should read this....
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 07-21-2014, 08:05 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
naw, she's fit as fuck bud. self-hating? idk,...

naw, she's fit as fuck bud. self-hating? idk, she's into some kinky shit so prob.

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9/10 - Fucking...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 07-01-2014, 02:23 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
Finished the Foundation Trilogy a few weeks ago...

Finished the Foundation Trilogy a few weeks ago and loved it start to finish. Pretty epic story. Sad to have finished it. I think I'll read the preludes soonish..

Currently reading The Gift of...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 05-20-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
I, Robot - Asimov - 8/10 I really enjoyed...

I, Robot - Asimov - 8/10

I really enjoyed most of the stories (favourites were Liar! and Evidence). A couple were sort of anti-climactic (Catch That Rabbit and Little Lost Robot). Great read.
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Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 05-05-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
No, I haven't read any Le Guin. My gf is a big...

No, I haven't read any Le Guin. My gf is a big Heinlein fan and thinks Niven is pretty good as well. I'll get around to Heinlein sooner or later for sure.
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 05-01-2014, 09:57 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
Definitely read it. I still haven't read Cat's...

Definitely read it. I still haven't read Cat's Cradle, but I'll get around to that very soon. I seem to be partial to earlier Vonnegut.

Just started I, Robot. Figured I'd start there before...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 05-01-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
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Loved it. Read Slapstick and Breakfast of Champions fairly recently, and neither really did it for - they were funny,...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 05-01-2014, 07:05 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
@FC I've never read Surfacing, but I know it's...

@FC
I've never read Surfacing, but I know it's one of her earlier, more feminist novels. I much preferred the Maddaddam trilogy over The Handmade's Tail and Alias Grace.
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 04-27-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
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It was good. Started out too slow, but picked up through the second half. A lot of people whine about the ending, I thought it was fitting. 7/10
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 04-03-2014, 07:22 PM
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9/10 - Kick-ass book. Firecracker reminded me I needed to read more Hosseini. If you haven't read The Kite Runner, do it....
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 03-20-2014, 10:37 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
Never have read any Dick or Gogol but I've heard...

Never have read any Dick or Gogol but I've heard good things about both - my gf loves Dick...

Finished that Oryx and Crake trilogy by Margaret Atwood. The third book, Maddaddam, started slow but...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 03-07-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
Nice FC, I love The Kite Runner. Fucking great...

Nice FC, I love The Kite Runner. Fucking great book. I've been meaning to read more of his stuff...

Bradbury is kick-ass. Definitely one of my favourite SF authors. Fahrenheit and The Martian...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 03-05-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
Both are great. I prefer Brave New World. I just...

Both are great. I prefer Brave New World. I just prefer the world Huxley creates - and the BNW Revisited essay is cool too. I think Orwell has better prose, but Huxley's story is better. Both should...
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