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Re: Also disappointed by the lack of color pictures.

Postby zazthespaz » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:03 pm

MaraCarr wrote:Im still working on Origin by Dan Brown. I am at the point in the book where a man is killed because he was about to reveal the secret of life and in doing so is going to upset major religious sects in the world. He was shot right before the worldwide announcement and now Langdon is on the case to discover what the secret is. :)

Ha! No way! I'm finishing it up currently (<100 pages left). It was a good read so far, but based on how his last book ended, I'm afraid I'm going to be disappointed again.

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*spoiler alert*

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MaraCarr wrote:Im still working on Origin by Dan Brown. I am at the point in the book where a man is killed because he was about to reveal the secret of life and in doing so is going to upset major religious sects in the world. He was shot right before the worldwide announcement and now Langdon is on the case to discover what the secret is. :)

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Re: Also disappointed by the lack of color pictures.

Postby MaraCarr » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:17 am

zazthespaz wrote:
MaraCarr wrote:Im still working on Origin by Dan Brown. I am at the point in the book where a man is killed because he was about to reveal the secret of life and in doing so is going to upset major religious sects in the world. He was shot right before the worldwide announcement and now Langdon is on the case to discover what the secret is. :)

Ha! No way! I'm finishing it up currently (<100 pages left). It was a good read so far, but based on how his last book ended, I'm afraid I'm going to be disappointed again.


My favorite book he wrote is "The Lost Symbol". It doesn't disappoint. :)
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Re: Also disappointed by the lack of color pictures.

Postby MaraCarr » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:15 pm

zazthespaz wrote:
MaraCarr wrote:Im still working on Origin by Dan Brown. I am at the point in the book where a man is killed because he was about to reveal the secret of life and in doing so is going to upset major religious sects in the world. He was shot right before the worldwide announcement and now Langdon is on the case to discover what the secret is. :)

Ha! No way! I'm finishing it up currently (<100 pages left). It was a good read so far, but based on how his last book ended, I'm afraid I'm going to be disappointed again.



There is some really awesome images here that follow along with his books. I love it because he combines real places and historical facts with fiction. https://langdonsworld.com/category/origin/01-prologue/ The link takes you to an awesome website. :D
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Re: *spoiler alert*

Postby MaraCarr » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:23 pm

gbruin wrote:
MaraCarr wrote:Im still working on Origin by Dan Brown. I am at the point in the book where a man is killed because he was about to reveal the secret of life and in doing so is going to upset major religious sects in the world. He was shot right before the worldwide announcement and now Langdon is on the case to discover what the secret is. :)

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I am on chapter 31.
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Re: Let me grab my towel first.

Postby zazthespaz » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:34 pm

MaraCarr wrote:
zazthespaz wrote:
MaraCarr wrote:Im still working on Origin by Dan Brown. I am at the point in the book where a man is killed because he was about to reveal the secret of life and in doing so is going to upset major religious sects in the world. He was shot right before the worldwide announcement and now Langdon is on the case to discover what the secret is. :)

Ha! No way! I'm finishing it up currently (<100 pages left). It was a good read so far, but based on how his last book ended, I'm afraid I'm going to be disappointed again.



There is some really awesome images here that follow along with his books. I love it because he combines real places and historical facts with fiction. https://langdonsworld.com/category/origin/01-prologue/ The link takes you to an awesome website. :D

That's really cool! Thanks for sharing! I've been wondering what a lot of these places look like!

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Re: Books/What are you reading?

Postby MaraCarr » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:19 pm

You are so welcome! I love Dan Brown ever since I bought "The DaVinci Code" illustrated version. It opened me up to what kind author he was and what kind I want to be.
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Re: Books/What are you reading?

Postby UninvitedZero » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:06 pm

Last book I read was Stephen King's JFK novel, 11/22/63. Long and epic, kinda tedious and dry in places.

Just started The Empire Of The Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne. Another one that's looking long and tedious about the Comanche wars.
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Postby Andy92 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 am

I just finished reading Starsight (sequel to a book called Skyward) by Brandon Sanderson. Mostly because I tend to pick up all of his new releases. I like his fantasy novels more than his science fiction ones but I do enjoy this series too.
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Postby Micky » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:11 am

I recently finished The Institute by Stephen King, I tend to read any book that he puts out. This was probably the first book of his, outside of The Dark Tower, that I genuinely didn't care for. Took too long for the story to really start going and the main story just seems to drag on for the first 300 pages. The last 200 pages are really good, but out of 500+ pages, only having 1/3 of your pages be good isn't saying much.
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Postby gbruin » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:01 am

Glad to see more people are picking up books these days. It's a great way to do something productive while staying at home.

Almost done with Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan. Super cool layperson primer on economic theory and macroeconomics. Lots of really fun and easy to understand examples of how economic theories explain everyday behavior (be it right or wrong), which supports my long held contention that every action by every object in the universe can be explained by either physics or money.
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Re: Books/What are you reading?

Postby MaraCarr » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:33 pm

Micky wrote:I recently finished The Institute by Stephen King, I tend to read any book that he puts out. This was probably the first book of his, outside of The Dark Tower, that I genuinely didn't care for. Took too long for the story to really start going and the main story just seems to drag on for the first 300 pages. The last 200 pages are really good, but out of 500+ pages, only having 1/3 of your pages be good isn't saying much.


What do you think of “The Outsider” I haven’t read the book but got hooked on the HBO series. It’s unique!
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Re: And entropy is really just the economics of energy, so it's all just $$$

Postby MaraCarr » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:39 pm

gbruin wrote:Glad to see more people are picking up books these days. It's a great way to do something productive while staying at home.

Almost done with Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan. Super cool layperson primer on economic theory and macroeconomics. Lots of really fun and easy to understand examples of how economic theories explain everyday behavior (be it right or wrong), which supports my long held contention that every action by every object in the universe can be explained by either physics or money.


That’s something I am interested in. I read the “The Tipping Point”. I have a hard time with economics and it’s really a subject I would love to “Master” one day!
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Postby gbruin » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:58 pm

The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'N' Roll, by Ian S Port. Cool history. I didn't realize that Les Paul was such a successful commercial performer with so many hit songs in the 50's.
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Re: Books/What are you reading?

Postby Micky » Fri May 01, 2020 9:05 am

MaraCarr wrote:What do you think of “The Outsider” I haven’t read the book but got hooked on the HBO series. It’s unique!


The Outsider was one of my favorite books I have ever read. I actually sent Andy a copy of it for his birthday!
The series was fantastic, and I'm interested to see where it goes with season 2! I just purchased King's new book, If It Bleeds, which is a sequel to the outsider, so I will let you know how that is!

I just finished Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, and what a wonderful book. It's dark, twisted and genuinely gripping. I'll give it an 8/10, because I felt the book could have realistically ended 20-25 pages sooner, but aside from that, great!
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Postby Micky » Sat May 02, 2020 10:21 am

I started the new Stephen King book this morning, and it is a collection of 4 short stories. I'm going to give my thoughts on each one individually, then grade the book as a whole.

The first story was Mr. Harrigan's Phone:

The story is one that I felt had the potential to be a couple hundred pages long, but here is only 88. King writes the story well, and when it gets going, it gets going, but I felt it never reached it's full potential in terms of "scary". There was some genuinely creepy moments, but all in all, it felt more like a social commentary on how addicted we are to our phones as opposed to telling a story.

7/10

Going to also say that this is already better than The Dark Tower. Fuck the Dark tower!
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Postby Andy92 » Sat May 02, 2020 11:29 am

Free ebook offer for The Way of Kings on Monday.

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Re: Next on Micky's list: Fuck breathing! iT sUcKs. WaTeR dOeS ToO!

Postby zazthespaz » Sat May 02, 2020 11:35 am

Micky wrote:Going to also say that this is already better than The Dark Tower. Fuck the Dark tower!

Did you even read the whole series!?!

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Postby Micky » Sun May 03, 2020 7:21 am

zazthespaz wrote:
Micky wrote:Going to also say that this is already better than The Dark Tower. Fuck the Dark tower!

Did you even read the whole series!?!


No I didn’t. Book one was horrible and by the book, I mean the first 30 pages. They were bad, like terrible two’s bad, infant diarrhea bad, Scott Stapp live in ‘09 bad!

As for your subject line, I wouldn’t compare the dark tower to air or water, as those are essential needs for humans to survive. If anything, the dark tower is the opposite of that. I will never ever give the dark tower a chance again, I tried twice and both times felt like a kick in the nuts, so I’m sorry but that’s as far from essential as it gets, and you know I’m all about the essentials baby!

saying this all satirically, of course. But seriously fuck the dark tower
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dear lord micky what are you saying
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