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thedamndest 05-09-2010 11:53 PM

Rate the last book you read
 
In honor of the movies/tv forum name change, here is the first official thread on the subject of "books." Talk about the last book you read and rate it using any type of rating system you feel would be best suited for your purposes.

Jeritron 05-09-2010 11:55 PM

I'm in favor of having "Lit" added to the title of the forum, since we can discuss novels/comic books/etc. in here and it's not really movies/tv

DaveWadding 05-09-2010 11:56 PM

movies/tv/"books" forum

Jeritron 05-09-2010 11:56 PM

woah, it's already there. When did that happen?

Jeritron 05-09-2010 11:57 PM

It -7.5/10

thedamndest 05-09-2010 11:58 PM

Triple A granted the forum Name Change Request I made in Casual. I thought about "Lit" but I thought that could sound pretentious. I also didn't want people to think it was a forum about the band Lit.

McLegend 05-09-2010 11:59 PM

Good thing to because when Jeritron mentioned Lit. The band was the first thing I thought about.

Jeritron 05-10-2010 12:00 AM

Yea I could see how people would find it pretentious. I tend to just use it as a blanket term, but that's probably because I was an english major. If you asked me a few years ago I probably would have scoffed at it

Jeritron 05-10-2010 12:00 AM

My Own Worst Enemy

Jeritron 05-10-2010 12:05 AM

Also, if Triple A made a typo and forgot the "L" in "Lit", people may have thought it was the It forum, and their confusion would be further fueled by the first book rating in this threads.
A plethora of Pennywise related threads and posts would probably begin to pop up, and Zeeboe would run wild

thedamndest 05-10-2010 12:15 AM

If he left out the "i" we'd be getting the google hits from Lawrence Taylor's alleged rape.

thedamndest 05-10-2010 12:16 AM

The "Li" forum would be too mellow for me.

Jeritron 05-10-2010 12:18 AM

I have a feeling this thread will be dominated by a handful of posters. Perhaps it could evolve into the first ever TPWW Book Club

McLegend 05-10-2010 12:20 AM

Are we old women now?

thedamndest 05-10-2010 12:20 AM

Hopefully it will go better than Jura's movie club, but I would be in for that.

thedamndest 05-10-2010 12:21 AM

Do you want in the Book Club or not, McLegend?

Jeritron 05-10-2010 12:23 AM

Our first read will be The Five People You Meet In The Tech Forum

McLegend 05-10-2010 12:24 AM

Of course I want in.

It just might be a little effeminate that's all.

thedamndest 05-10-2010 12:37 AM

Divine Comedy: Inferno - 10/10 - I had the Penguin Classics edition and it was helpful because it tells you who all of the guys Dante meets are and draws your attention to connections between Cantos as well as between the Inferno and the later books.

This isn't the version I read, but here is one if you want to look at it:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Divine_Comedy/Inferno

Jeritron 05-10-2010 12:39 AM

I am going to tackle The Dark Tower series this week. I've been reading Stephen King books for a couple months now. I will probably take a long break from them after I read the DT series.

Jeritron 05-10-2010 12:50 AM

I want to get around to reading a bunch of classics that I only read, or was supposed to read, in high school.
Most of them I either skimmed or cleverly got around reading, and I think I would enjoy going back and actually giving them my time.
Animal Farm, 1984, Catch 22, Faranheit 451.

Also, The Hobbit.

Lock Jaw 05-10-2010 01:58 AM

Double Indemnity 9/10

It was short and fun.

Downunder 05-10-2010 04:54 AM

Stephen King - UR

6/10 standard King fare

Splaya 05-10-2010 12:12 PM

How to become a Famous journalist by Steve Hely- 10/10

Skippord 05-10-2010 06:40 PM

Slaughterhousefive - 8/10

FakeLaser 05-10-2010 06:45 PM

Tropic of Cancer
9/10

FakeLaser 05-10-2010 06:47 PM

Other recent reads:

Chuck Klosterman - Downtown Owl - 6.5
Douglas Coupland - Microserfs - 7

thedamndest 05-10-2010 06:53 PM

I read JPod and Microserfs back to back. They are fairly similar and I think I have merged their plots together in my head. I think I ended up thinking JPod was the better book, but I think it's because I read it first.

FakeLaser 05-10-2010 06:58 PM

I read Generation X and I hated it but I gave this one a chance and it was ok.

thedamndest 05-10-2010 07:02 PM

I haven't read that, but I have read Hey Nostradamus! which was good. More serious than the other ones I have read by D. Coupland.

LuigiD 05-10-2010 11:06 PM

Unfortunately, I do not have time to read books for personal reasons anymore. The last book I read was a monograph on Medieval brewers for a seminar. Not a bad read if you are interested in the history of beer.

Seth82 05-11-2010 01:37 PM

Christopher Rice's Blind Fall - 7/10

El Vaquero de Infierno 05-11-2010 03:18 PM

Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn

10/10

Great book. I want more of Twain's books.

OssMan 05-12-2010 01:43 AM

Why the fuck can't you just say literature instead of "lit"

El Vaquero de Infierno 05-12-2010 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Downunder (Post 3061377)
Stephen King - UR

6/10 standard King fare

Nunder reads books!?!? Who knew.

thedamndest 05-12-2010 04:37 PM

The World Without Us -Alan Weisman - N/A -10

I didn't finish this book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't exactly what I anticipated. It takes a few divergences that were not fitting with what I was promised by the book jacket. I would have finished it, it wasn't unreadable, but I'm in the middle of another book that I would rather read.

CSL 05-14-2010 09:48 PM

I've been reading Bret Hart's book for over a year now. I will post my thoughts in here when done.

PorkSoda 05-14-2010 09:51 PM

Green Eggs and Ham - 7/10. Very inspirational.

Cool King 05-14-2010 09:53 PM

A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex by Chris Jericho - 10/10

mitch_h 05-16-2010 05:05 PM

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro 9/10

Really liked that the science fiction elements of the story were left in the background and that some of the specifics were left unexplained. Hard novel to talk about without revealing the "plot" but I highly recommend it.


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