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Re: The books thread
« Reply #741 on: Jun 17, 2012, 07:43 AM »
I tried reading The Hunger Games because apparently it's a brilliant book and a friend whose recommendations I trust said it was good, but...boring. And the only books I consider boring are books by Jane Austen, so that's a big deal. I like crime/thriller books at the moment though; Jeffery Deaver, Karin Slaughter and Dean Koontz's books are the best.

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Re: The books thread
« Reply #742 on: Nov 02, 2012, 06:12 PM »
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.

I do feel he is overrated! I don't understand why he is so popular. I read three of his books (A Wild Sheep Chase; Dance Dance Dance; The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle) and they all are so familiar.. Guy is left by his girlfriend, strange things begin to happen, and in the end girlfriend comes back.
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Re: The books thread
« Reply #743 on: Nov 26, 2012, 06:09 AM »
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.

I do feel he is overrated! I don't understand why he is so popular. I read three of his books (A Wild Sheep Chase; Dance Dance Dance; The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle) and they all are so familiar.. Guy is left by his girlfriend, strange things begin to happen, and in the end girlfriend comes back.


ive read wild sheep case so far.

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Re: The books thread
« Reply #744 on: Feb 10, 2013, 07:13 PM »
Anyone else feel that Hakuri Murakami is a bit overrated? I only read one of his books, Kafka on the beach. I guess it was alright, but everybody is always raving about how awesome he is.
The only book of him I've read is Sputnik Sweetheart. It was alright, I liked it, but nothing really too spectacular. The translation was from English to my native language, so I don't know how adequate it was after 2 translations. I didn't really know he was so popular. The last book I finished is The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque. Really like this writer.
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Re: The books thread
« Reply #745 on: Feb 20, 2013, 07:40 PM »
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Re: The books thread
« Reply #746 on: May 11, 2013, 05:42 AM »
I remember when I was younger somebody suggested Dean Koontz to me and I said ok and bought like 3 of them because they had cool covers. I couldn't turn a page but I kept on it anyway to get my money's worth. Anybody that likes him is suffering from criminal boredom.
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Re: The books thread
« Reply #747 on: May 11, 2013, 01:00 PM »
I remember when I was younger somebody suggested Dean Koontz to me and I said ok and bought like 3 of them because they had cool covers. I couldn't turn a page but I kept on it anyway to get my money's worth. Anybody that likes him is suffering from criminal boredom.

I read one of his books and loved it, but haven't really gotten into any of his others. I'll read more or less anything, though. I just finished reading a book called Girl 4 by Will Carver, great book, in my opinion.

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Re: The books thread
« Reply #748 on: May 30, 2013, 05:35 AM »
RIP Jack Vance...



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Re: The books thread
« Reply #749 on: May 31, 2013, 01:32 PM »
trying really hard to get through the first game of thrones book. it's quite good but i should've read it in one go and not stopped.

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Re: The books thread
« Reply #750 on: Jun 16, 2013, 11:20 AM »
Have always had that feeling with the Bible.

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Re: The books thread
« Reply #751 on: Jun 16, 2013, 10:12 PM »
spoiler: jesus dies

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Re: The books thread
« Reply #752 on: Jun 16, 2013, 11:20 PM »
spoiler: jesus dies in the hearts of the wicked and enters into life
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Re: The books thread
« Reply #753 on: Apr 16, 2014, 03:18 AM »
Just finished reading ALL of John Green's books! I feel so accomplished. :)

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Re: The books thread
« Reply #754 on: Mar 11, 2016, 07:23 AM »
reading clarice lispector's the hour of the star. it's so well written. you really feel the isolation of the main character who is being written about by an unknown author who seems to know everything about her.

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Re: The books thread
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Re: The books thread
« Reply #756 on: Dec 29, 2016, 04:18 PM »
Anyone reading the Red Rising Trilogy?
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Re: The books thread
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