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PostSubject: Library   Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:09 pm

While I don't think any of us are heavy readers, I feel that we need a place to
discuss books. So, rather than commit a section of the forums to the subject,
I will start it here.

I've been an avid fan of the Resident Evil novels ever since I found out about
them in 2003/4. I've collected every non-movie based novel, and have read
them all 4 or 5 times each. The series covers re0 through code veronica, with
two original stories by the author herself.

I don't know how hard it is to find these books anymore, since I bought them
from hastings about a decade ago (talk about nostalgia, damn..) but I bet it
woiuldn't be a problem getting them online. For instance...

http://www.epubbud.com/book.php?g=TV3FXP2K

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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:22 am

My nose stayed in a book prior to graduating highschool, but nowadays it takes a backseat to other forms of entertainment.  After I read Song of Ice and Fire, all other swords n' sorcery books fell flat by comparison.   Likewise, not many sci-fi books stand a chance of rubbing me better than Dune.  I'm sure there's still plenty of good books out there, but I've worn out most of my old favorite genres.  

I'd really like to read something mech-based.  Preferably a little grimmer than your standard mech fare.

And I do intend to read that first RE novella you linked me earlier today.  I always meant to give it a try.

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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:05 pm

I like books, they make good weapons.

I could throw a book at someone and still read it later.

If i through a Kindle at someone id be out 200-500 dollars.

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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:46 pm

I, too, used to do quite a bit of reading in High School and have since cut down on it. I do still make sure to get reading in during breaks and lunch at work, and I will occasionally get really engrossed in something and spend six straight hours plowing through it the way I used to.

I guess I would say I'm mostly into Sci-Fi and horror. My favorite authors are Phillip K. Dick, Richard Matheson, H.P. Lovecraft, Kurt Vonnecut and Cormac McCarthy. Stephen King was my nigga from 6th-10th grade or so and I credit especially his short story collections for getting me into the type of fiction I enjoy today. The Harry Potter series will also always have a special place in my heart.

In terms of recent books I've read, I really enjoyed House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I would really recommend it to anyone here who appreciates weird horror and unusual storytelling structure. Easily the best modern horror novel I've read.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:49 am

I tend to stay away from romance and the medieval kind of fantasy books. Science fiction, mythology, books about the age of sail (fiction or non) and the" epic poems" such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and Iliad/Odyssey are pretty good to me, but as I've said, books always compete for my attention against videos and video games, and they often lose.
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