Amph What book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. thebadge Force Ghost

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    And grab "the last cruise of the Emden" the German light cruiser in WWI running amok in the Pacific, riveting.
  2. thebadge Force Ghost

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    Rereading "Shattered Sword" The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway.
    Anthony Parshall and John Tully And Epic and amazing honest look at the Battle in about 500 pages.

    SoCal Historians the Chino Airshow is this SAT/SUN planesoffame.org
    If you want to see 30 WWII warbirds all flying including the only Mitsubishi Zero in the world all original with its Nakajima Engine
    It is more than a treat.
  3. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. Enjoying it so far.
  4. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Finished reading Schirra's Space. Going to start Leap of Faith by Gordon Cooper later today.
  5. SWpants Force Ghost

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    "Say What you Will" by Cammie McGovern
  6. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Nonfiction - just started Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - The Final Chapter (paperback) by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook. Good so far!

    Fiction - Saxon's Bane by Geoffrey Gudgion.
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  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Well I presented my thesis on Paradise Lost/Regained on Tuesday. Glad that's over with.
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  8. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    What was your argument?
  9. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    'A Feast for Crows', all your favorite characters you've come to love are reduced in size or left out entirely. Instead we get a story dominated by mega female dog Cersei. Least favorite so far and I don't see how it will be adapted for the series.
  10. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    It focused on Milton's concept of predestination and free will and how each of the characters represent this ideology. The paper itself is due next Friday.
  11. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    Nice. PL is really Milton's way of trying to resolve predestination with the problem of evil and God's omniscience. "To justify the ways of God to man." It's an amazing poem but really fails at this task, IMO.

    Congrats on completing your presentation!
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  12. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I can get that angle out of PL, but I don't remember seeing much of it in PR. Then again, it's been like 6 years since I read either of them, and even then the bulk of my opinion on PR consisted of "This must've been one of the first disappointing sequels."
  13. thebadge Force Ghost

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    The Anatomy Of Glory, Napoleon and His Guard.
    Gorgeous book by Greenhill.
  14. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Kaz The Minotaur by Richard Knaak.
  15. SWpants Force Ghost

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  16. Sarge Chosen One

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    Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by Brian Daley. Sigh. That's the end of the trilogy. Fun, fun, fun.

    After reading all three back-to-back, I was thinking about the nature of each story. I see Stars' End as a space western, Revenge is like a noir conspiracy thriller, and Lost Legacy is a Treasure Island/Indiana Jones adventure.

    I wish Daley had written more SW. He really knew how to make a book feel like an action/adventure movie.
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  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    In the D6 RPG sourcebook for the Corporate Sector there is a side blurb with Han as the narrator. He describes the quick draw and what it takes. He laments that the 2 times in his life he was perfect he lost. One to Gallandro, and one to Vader.
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  18. Saintheart Chosen One

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    That was an awesome sourcebook, and a beautiful sidebar - I loved how it talked about how though your reflexes get slower as you're older, your brain gets better, so you don't actually get that much slower. The WEG sourcebooks clearly had a lot of love put into them. You could still see bits of their stuff in the Zahn novels, which was glorious if you played the RPG.
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  19. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
  20. King_of_Red_Lions Force Ghost

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    Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

    A Discworld novel.


    The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker

    The second book in the second trilogy.


    Women In Love by D.H. Lawrence
  21. Everton Chosen One

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  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Thanks! So glad that it's over.
  23. Sarge Chosen One

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    Farmer Giles of Ham by JRR Tolkien. Fun and funny story in full-on avuncular fairy tale writing mode. Great characterizations and dialog, and wonderful drawings by Pauline Baynes.
  24. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Have you read The Red Knight and The Fell Sword yet? Right. Up. Your. Alley.
  25. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Just Finished the "X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume 2" Omnibus and I'll start on Volume 3 before bed tonight.
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