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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #165 on: December 16, 2008, 09:45:18 PM »

o rly?

That's the demographic it's aimed at. Of course no one seemed to care for Harry Potter, so why would it stop anyone now?

Usually, in children's stories, half of the main characters don't die gruesome deaths. I'd loosely call the first two books children's stories. From there, it starts getting pretty dark and adult-oriented.

Now reading:

Watchmen by Alan Moore (half-way through)
The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna (just started)
A Garden of Pomegranates: Skrying On The Tree of Life by Israel Regardie (just started)
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #166 on: December 16, 2008, 09:46:58 PM »

I just started the second volume of Rothbard's Conceived in Liberty. He doesn't seem to care for Benjamin Franklin very much.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #167 on: December 25, 2008, 02:44:39 PM »



What the fuck, man?

I mean, I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong...but Rorschach...WHAT THE FUCK, MAN?! WHAT THE FUCK!
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« Reply #168 on: December 26, 2008, 01:26:43 AM »

For Christmas, I got (among other things) Rothbard's The Ethics of Liberty.  Looking forward to reading it.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #169 on: December 26, 2008, 02:15:58 PM »



What the fuck, man?

I mean, I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong...but Rorschach...WHAT THE FUCK, MAN?! WHAT THE FUCK!

he refused to compromise.

i would say more, but some people may want to see the movie who haven't read the book and i don't want any spoilers.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #170 on: December 26, 2008, 04:27:03 PM »

After I finish reading The Titan's Curse to the kids (one more chapter to go!), we'll be starting on Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. I love his children's books. Gaiman writes for children like they're small people, and not babies in need of spoon feeding. Even with the books for younger children. (Not that this book is appropriate for toddlers. For that, you need something like Crazy Hair, Wolves in the Walls, or The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish.)



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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #171 on: December 26, 2008, 07:48:59 PM »

John Locke's Second Treatise of Government, Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra (again), and Stephen King's Just After Sunset (always liked his short stories).
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« Reply #172 on: December 26, 2008, 07:56:27 PM »

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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #173 on: December 26, 2008, 09:58:34 PM »

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« Reply #174 on: December 27, 2008, 12:39:58 AM »

It play de music.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #175 on: December 28, 2008, 01:22:23 PM »



What the fuck, man?

I mean, I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong...but Rorschach...WHAT THE FUCK, MAN?! WHAT THE FUCK!

he refused to compromise.

i would say more, but some people may want to see the movie who haven't read the book and i don't want any spoilers.

Uh, yeah, no shit.



**SPOILERS FOR WATCHMEN, READ AT YOUR OWN FUCKING RISK**



But why did Jon kill him? Couldn't he have just erased that memory from his brain, or transported him to a different planet? I just think it was a shitty thing to do. JON FUCKING MURDERED RORSCHACH. There's no way around it...he murdered him, and they were supposed to be on the same team. The book left me pissed off more than anything. It was still a great story though.

Fuck Doctor Manhattan.

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« Reply #176 on: December 28, 2008, 10:55:13 PM »



What the fuck, man?

I mean, I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong...but Rorschach...WHAT THE FUCK, MAN?! WHAT THE FUCK!

he refused to compromise.

i would say more, but some people may want to see the movie who haven't read the book and i don't want any spoilers.

Uh, yeah, no shit.



**SPOILERS FOR WATCHMEN, READ AT YOUR OWN FUCKING RISK**



But why did Jon kill him? Couldn't he have just erased that memory from his brain, or transported him to a different planet? I just think it was a shitty thing to do. JON FUCKING MURDERED RORSCHACH. There's no way around it...he murdered him, and they were supposed to be on the same team. The book left me pissed off more than anything. It was still a great story though.

Fuck Doctor Manhattan.

-***More Spoilers***-

Murdered? Rorschach basically asked him to kill him.

Yeah, because he knew that he was going to do it anyway.

I'd scream "DO IT!" too if I knew that I was about to get my ass blown apart by a fucking God. You can't escape that kind of thing.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #177 on: January 01, 2009, 02:51:38 PM »



Just finished. Now I can focus on 'Salem's Lot.
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« Reply #178 on: January 01, 2009, 02:58:20 PM »



a non fiction account of David Simons time spent with the Baltimore Police homicide squad. thoroughly interesting stuff.

The same David Simon who went on to make the fantastically brilliant 'The Wire'
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« Reply #179 on: January 03, 2009, 02:49:51 PM »

I just started Dune.  I'm really liking it so far.
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