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Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 12-10-2014, 04:23 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, 11:30 PM
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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, 08:46 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, 04:23 AM
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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, 04:16 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, 05:21 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
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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, 05:06 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, 08:21 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, 08:05 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 08-19-2014, 12:40 AM
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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, 09:05 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, 03:23 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, 07:56 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 05-06-2014, 12:29 AM
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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, 10:57 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, 08:09 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, 08:05 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, 08:36 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, 08:22 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
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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, 11:37 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, 08:10 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, 07:46 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...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 03-05-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
A Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -...

A Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Lous Stevenson - 8/10

Obviously, a classic. A nice quick read (it's a novella) that won't disappoint. Stevenson is a master storyteller and, even...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 01-11-2014, 09:28 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
Brave New World is great in my opinion. I love...

Brave New World is great in my opinion. I love Huxley. If you like it and are into Eastern religions also be sure to check out The Island.
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 01-10-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By johnnyblaze
first off, Crime and Punishment is great. the bit...

first off, Crime and Punishment is great. the bit about Napolean... seriously awesome writing.

just finished this:...
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