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Old 03-09-2017, 05:03 PM
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Halo: Last Light by Troy Denning.

It's pretty good, and I always enjoy a spot of Halo.
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Halo: Last Light by Troy Denning.

It's pretty good, and I always enjoy a spot of Halo.
Would you recommend the Halo series?
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:16 PM
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Just started this beauty. If anyone is into meditation or bonking I highly recommend this so far.

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Old 03-10-2017, 08:57 AM
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Would you recommend the Halo series?
I would, although the series can be hit and miss in places. The Fall of Reach, First Strike and The Flood are good places to start. Ghosts of Onyx too, then maybe try the Forerunner trilogy, but beware the first half of book two is a slog.
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Just started this beauty. If anyone is into meditation or bonking I highly recommend this so far.

The sort of book you leave on your coffee table in the living room? Must be a hell of a conversation starter.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:16 AM
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i am currently reading The Whistler, by John Grisham, author of Pelican Brief and other famous novels. good story so far.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:27 AM
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"thinking in pictures" by temple grandin

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it's so relieving and wonderful reading this book because a lot of temple's experiences with growing up autistic mirror mine
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:02 PM
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Barbary Station, by R. E. Stearns. good sci-fi reading so far.
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Oh lordy.

Just finished 'American Pyscho' by Bret Easton Ellis.

What a wild ride.... to say the least.

Of course this thread is about what I'm currently reading but I just have to talk about this!

Firstly - the book was only available in a sealed plastic box - so you can't just flick through it casually (and tbh would you really want to?), just know that it certainly does live up to its twisted reputation.

Secondly - if you do get around to reading this book; expect the book to follow this format - Horrific Murder scene followed by a boring Dinner/Lunch and then a whole chapter dedicated to a music artist (no. I'm not joking - there is a whole chapter talking about 'Huey Lewis and the News'). Then repeat this formula a few times and you've pretty much read the book. For a book infamous for being so graphic, it sure does get boring at times, with endless descriptions of what everyone is wearing, what everyone is eating etc. - it gets pretty tiring after a while and I found myself skipping pages whenever the book went off on a tangent.

Thirdly - when the murder scenes finally do come around... well... brace yourself. Some of the stuff written in this book genuinely makes me question the sanity of the writer, and there were honestly some chapters that made me put the book down in disgust, they were that graphic. If anyone has read American Psycho you'll remember the 'Rat' chapter and the 'Zoo' chapter - I'll say no more.

The book juggles the themes of '80s yuppie culture' and 'Horror' very well - and it was only for that, that I continued reading it. I don't intend to give any spoilers - but the portrayal and mockery of the toxic, hedonistic culture nurtured in places like Wall Street - is very interesting to read, and it's what this book does best.

So would I recommend? Ehhh, if your an intense reader - then yes... maybe. But it defintely isn't a book I'd be too jolly to say I've read, in fact going by the amount of chapters I skipped in this book (seriously that 'rat' chapter was fkng vile) can I even say I read it?
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Old 10-20-2018, 02:24 PM
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Reading through Ian Douglas' Star Carrier series; I put it down after reading the first book in high school then recently remembered and now there's like 7! Basically space marines and some commentary on social progress as the protagonist has to adjust to how relationships work in the future.
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The God Peak, by Patrick Hemstreet, Part 2 of The God Wave Trilogy. Science Fiction.
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Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
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Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
Re-reading?

I'm almost finished The Return Of The King.
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Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews
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