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Unread postby LeilaniCheung » Sat Oct 26, 2002 3:32 pm

:wink: Hi Everyone!How are you?I'm new and unfamilar here.All the same I was just wondering if and what YOU may be reading.
I've just picked up another book of Adeline Yen Mah's book titled,
"A Thousand Pieces of Gold",A Memoir of China"s Past Through Its Proverbs".What are you reading,and what would you suggest :?:
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Unread postby Iznoach, Legendary Dragon » Sun Oct 27, 2002 10:23 am

Well, I see you're actually registered now, so nicetameetcha! :D

Anyway, I just got done reading "Desperation" by Stephen King, before that, I read "Black House" by King and Straub, and I'm getting ready to read "The Wizard and Glass" by King (already read these multiple times)...I guess you could say I'm a Stephen King fan :?
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Unread postby Shi Jing Xu » Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:42 pm

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography. I read it for English. Excellent book! It's by Humphery Carpenter.
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Unread postby James » Mon Oct 28, 2002 4:08 am

Crime and Punishment. Great story, can't find a good translation to save my life. Avoid the Modern Library translation like the plague.

I am now reading R.A. Salvatore’s “The Thousand Orcs”.
A wonderful fantasy book in the Drizzt Do’Urden series.
So far the book is marvelous.
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Unread postby Zhou Gongjin » Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:35 am

I'm reading Doctor Rafe De Crespigny's Generals of the South.
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Unread postby Jimayo » Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:27 am

Iznoach wrote:Well, I see you're actually registered now, so nicetameetcha! :D

Anyway, I just got done reading "Desperation" by Stephen King, before that, I read "Black House" by King and Straub, and I'm getting ready to read "The Wizard and Glass" by King (already read these multiple times)...I guess you could say I'm a Stephen King fan :?


You ever read the running man?
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Unread postby Maria » Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:37 am

Zhou Gongjin wrote:I'm reading Doctor Rafe De Crespigny's Generals of the South.


I found that book in the Reference section of the NL. I can't take it out... :x

I've just finished reading the Art of War (Sun Tzu's) and I can kinda see why all these business people recommend this book ;)

I'm reading this "Shanghai Baby" by Wi Hui. This is an adult novel... but who cares. I find this book very interesting. If you care about a woman's journey to find her identity, take this book.

And have anyone read "Memoirs of a Geisha"? I'm searchingg for that book now... Who's the author?
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Unread postby Iznoach, Legendary Dragon » Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:50 am

Zhou Gongjin wrote:I'm reading Doctor Rafe De Crespigny's Generals of the South.


Is that in English? Please say yes...

Jimayo Oyamitch wrote:You ever read the running man?


Actually, no. I know it's by Bachman (SK's pseudonym), and therefore should be good, but I've never seen it in a store. It's definitely on my list when I finally get my library card though...
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Unread postby Jimayo » Mon Oct 28, 2002 9:20 am

Iznoach wrote:Actually, no. I know it's by Bachman (SK's pseudonym), and therefore should be good, but I've never seen it in a store. It's definitely on my list when I finally get my library card though...


You ever read 1984? Cause I would compare the two. Except The Running Man is far more entertaining, and seems more consistent with the way the world currently is.
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Unread postby Iznoach, Legendary Dragon » Mon Oct 28, 2002 9:22 am

I've never read 1984 either, but I know the jist of the story. Anyway, is "The Running Man" anything like the Ahh-nold movie from the 80's? Or did they screw that up too?
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