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Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. thebadge

    thebadge Jedi Master star 4

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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

    thebadge Jedi Master star 4

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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

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    "Say What you Will" by Cammie McGovern
     
  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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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.
     
  7. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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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

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    What was your argument?
     
  9. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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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

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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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!
     
  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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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

    thebadge Jedi Master star 4

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

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Kaz The Minotaur by Richard Knaak.
     
  15. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    X-Wing Omnibus 1
     
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  16. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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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.
     
  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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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

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

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    Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
     
  20. King_of_Red_Lions

    King_of_Red_Lions Jedi Master star 3

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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

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Quo Vadis.
     
  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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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

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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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