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Old Aug 12, 2004, 09:40 PM   #31
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Your right. I think he new that his was inadvertanly to blame for Claudia's death through Armond. That's why he refused, after burning down the theater, to leave with Armond and decided to remain alone. He's a masochist.


Speaking of Armond, has any one read "The Vampire Armond?" If so, how was it?
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Old Aug 13, 2004, 05:05 AM   #32
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Kier read Weaveworld it was better than the great and secret show.
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Old Aug 13, 2004, 07:01 AM   #33
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Weave World is awsome.

So is Imajica, actually that is my favorite.


But I've also read Sacrement, The Damnation Game, The Books of Blood, Galilee, and Everville(sequel to The Great and Secret Show). I've also played his FPS PC game Clive Barker's: Undying, which was awsome. And then of course there is Hell Raiser (the first one).

If any one else here likes Clive, then I also suggest Neil Gaiman. Go read his American Gods (which is a lot like The Damnnation Game, but more mythological), and go read Neverwhere. It will completely change your perspective of the London underground.
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Old Aug 16, 2004, 07:01 PM   #34
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I am currently re-reading The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett. It's the Discworld's answet to Australia, and it's very very funny.

Next in line - Bernard Cornwell's Harlequin, if I can afford to get my hands on a copy.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 06:05 AM   #35
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Im reading the third installment of the Meg series called Primal Waters by Steve Alten and im looking forward to recieving another book by him called Domain about an asteroid that crashes to earth millions of years ago which is infact the remains of an ancient alien civilisation.
Kier was Damnation Game about a bodyguard? i remember reading a book where a dogs dead offspring attack him and something about a demon coming to claim a soul or something like that i read it a long time ago..I was looking at Clives new book the other day i think ill give it a miss think hes edging a bit too close to the harry potter side of things it looked more for kids than adults....
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 07:37 AM   #36
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I'm now reading "If You Survive" again. This is one of my favourite memoirs book.

It's the recollections of an american soldier, from Normandy to the end of the war. He's been through every major battle in the Second Front, and his storytelling is superb. He tells it like a human, without the "grand scheme", just the personnal view. By the end of the war, he was the only one left in his Company from the original men who'd started the war in it. All the others had been killed, wounded or transfered.

It's a very violent book. A literary version of Saving Private Ryan.

Just last night I put the book away after he told how the tank behind the one he was riding in was hit, and blew up in a fireball, killing the crew and throwing HIS men that were on top of it into the air like rag dolls. Then he saw one of his men just standing up on the road and shoot his rifle at a ****ing tank. Needless to say, he was shot. The medic rushed to help, but the medic was shot as well, though he was only wounded.

After all this, he went into a ditch, and became trapped between an american tank and a german tank duking it out. The german tank blew up, and he killed his first man there: The tank commander, when trying to flee the burning tank.

This book is incredible. I know this guy's been in Hurtgen Forest, the most devastating (and less known) battle in WWII american history. I can't rwait to read to what he went through there again. Amazing what some people endure without losing their sanity.


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Old Aug 24, 2004, 07:54 AM   #37
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Iwata reading a non-fiction book of WW2? Really?
What were the chances of that?

I'm reading: "All the Myriad Ways" by Larry Niven.
It's a series of shorts, mostly seeming to do with the possibility of multiple parallel universes.
And he gives a scientific rambling about the physical constraints upon Superman and his love-life - and how Louis Lane really wouldn't to if she wanted to live!
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 08:24 AM   #38
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Iwata reading a non-fiction book of WW2? Really?
What were the chances of that?

My my, aren't we funny..?
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 02:00 PM   #39
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Next in line - Bernard Cornwell's Harlequin, if I can afford to get my hands on a copy.

I couldn't spare funds for it (next month, though...) so I'm reading a book a friend bought me as a present. Spellfire by Ed Greenwood. It's a Forgotten Realms book and it's ... well ... have you ever read a book and thought 'I'm enjoing it, but I could have written this SO MUCH BETTER!'? That's how it is. He's especially weak with dialogue. I think he subscribes to the school of thought that insists Fantasy characters speak like Orlando Bloom - wooden.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 02:08 PM   #40
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Just finished Meg: Primal Waters and i must say that the trilogy is a must for any Jaws fans and i had to buy the first two books in hardback off Ebay.Ive got a few Paulo Coelho books piling up to read ive read The Alchemist(Which is going to be made into a movie starring Lawrence Fishburn) so i better get started on them.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 02:59 PM   #41
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just finished Interesting Women by Andrea Lee. And hilariously funny read.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 03:23 PM   #42
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I wish i could set my mind to rest to any old load of cobblers; ive taken to reading tutorials to a ridiculous art program ive downloaded, ill be here for the next 3 months.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 06:17 PM   #43
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Your right. I think he new that his was inadvertanly to blame for Claudia's death through Armond. That's why he refused, after burning down the theater, to leave with Armond and decided to remain alone. He's a masochist.


Speaking of Armond, has any one read "The Vampire Armond?" If so, how was it?



I am half way through it, then I had to read a few other books but I will be starting it up again shortly.


As far as I have gotten, Anne Rice amazes me. It is amazing, anfd I think she may have multiple personality disorder, because each book she writes takes on the voices of the writer (Interview's voice was louis, Armand's voice was Armand ect.) If you plan on reading it, expect plenty of Armand style writing. He bassically retells his life. Expect flowing style. It's good, and give insight into the lives of past, however I do not think that is her best book. Armand gives plenty of self pity. It has been a while since I picked up the book. I'm somewhat foggy on details. The feeling I remember from reading the book was whoa, tht's interesting. as it goes into graphic, yet still shadowy detail of Armand and sexual dealings, that could be considered pure fantasy. In it, his "master" sends him to various places to experience sexual pleasure as he won't be able to once he become a vampire. Weird, but good. I was shocked, because Anne being a woman, it is weird that she would be able to give details on homosexaul as well as hetrosexual encounter and explain how a man would feel. I am half way through on anotere book called blood canticle, and I really need to stop starting so many books.
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 02:59 PM   #44
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Just received DOMAIN & GOLIATH today by Steven Alten so really looking forward to reading them.
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Old Sep 4, 2004, 03:53 PM   #45
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