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Offline Yauch

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So what books are you reading?
« on: May 20, 2007, 01:48:06 PM »
By books I of course am referring to the elitist comic nerd terminology for comic book. I'm currently reading the Lucifer series put out by Vertigo. Vertigo is a spin off aimed at the older crowd which contain more violence, nudity and engaging plot lines. You know, stuff kids want. Lucifer is a spin off of Neil Gaimen's Sandman series, so if you haven't read it I'd suggest reading it first.

On the manga front I'm currently on the third book of the Buddha series written by the legendary Osamu Tezuka. When I was younger I never really cared for his character designs and I still think that they're fairly simplistic however they work to lighten up such a serious piece. I wish every major religion would but out a bunch of comic books about how they came to be. It'd go a long way to alleviate FUD between differing cultures.

I was reading Slam Dunk but I guess Rajin (the company that translated it and published it stateside) went out of business. If anyone finds some scanalations let me know. Otherwise I think the anime has been subbed by some fan subber group, so I'll probably just look for a torrent of that.

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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 02:11:19 PM »
I've been slowly collecting all the volumes of Transmetropolitan. I think I'm up to 5 or 6, so I'm halfway there.
Also been re-reading The Watchmen after hearing the guy that did the movie for 300 is adapting it.
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 03:02:27 PM »
I'm currently reading richard scary's cars and trucks and things that go. A very advanced book.
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 03:03:10 PM »
I'm making my way through The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson, The Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vangiem and Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman.

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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 05:00:48 PM »
Bradford's Thermopylae: The Battle for the West and Tolkien's The Children of Húrin.
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 02:24:24 AM »
Surfing on the internet by J.C. Herz ( bargain book , 50 ¢  ;D )
and I'm currently collecting the fabulous furry freak brothers comic series.
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 07:44:22 AM »
Murd0c: chuck Klosterman is great, he used to write this section in our local paper called the rage. It was all about music and interesting crap that pertains to us youngins. I remember that when the Foo Fighters first album came out and everyone was saying that they'd never go anywhere after they "use up all of Cobains leftovers" Chuck was one who expressed this band would be sticking around for a while. I'd say Chuck Klosterman is probably the 5th most noteworthy person to come out of ND.

Frog: That's the newly published Tolkien book,right? I'm assuming you've read the Similarion. Is it a hard to read as that? I've only read the original books and I thought those were a bitch to get through.

Mith: I too am excited for the movie adaption of the watchmen. I heard they're keeping it in the 80s so thats a step in the right direction. Hopefully it's more like V then swamp thing or league. I haven't read transmet but I remember coming across it when I was looking for the comic based on Neuromancer.   
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 09:58:55 AM »
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 10:28:04 AM »

Mith: I too am excited for the movie adaption of the watchmen. I heard they're keeping it in the 80s so thats a step in the right direction.

I think I may skip it altogether. I'd hoped for years this wouldn't end up happening, but it looks like now it will...poor Alan Moore.
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007, 02:05:38 PM »
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. On the comics front, I just finished Earthboy Jacoubus, which was amazing.
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2007, 03:26:04 PM »
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Frog: That's the newly published Tolkien book,right? I'm assuming you've read the Similarion. Is it a hard to read as that? I've only read the original books and I thought those were a bitch to get through.

It's Silmarillion. I don't know why everyone gets it wrong. I even got it wrong for a while.

No, it is nothing like his other post-humously published works. Getting through them is like chewing through rubber; Children of Húrin is amazingly well tempered--my favorite Tolkien work so far--and styled as a Norse saga. That is to say, it is written more or less simply, with priority placed on the story rather than the descriptions (which you may remember from other novels, he tends to go overboard with). Definitely check it out if, like me, you consider Tolkien a stronger imaginative than a writer.

Also, just finished Thermopylae. Now I'm reading From Armageddon to the Fall of Rome.
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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2007, 06:24:09 PM »
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I'm making my way through The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S Thompson is the man. His book on the Hells Angels is my personal favorite.

I'm reading Hacksaw by Edward R Jones. It's about a guy who escape from prison 14 times. Good read.

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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2007, 02:20:11 PM »
I'm currently skipping around in George Carlin's Napalm and Silly Putty

its really good and hilarious

and also reading Love Hina

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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2007, 05:17:20 PM »
Star Trek: TNG Technical Manual

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Re: So what books are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2007, 05:55:14 PM »
Star Trek: TNG Technical Manual

I have a copy of the Klingon Dictionary and English to Klingon translation and vice versa its pretty neat

 

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