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    Recent Books You've Read

    Post  nightscape94 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:47 am

    Hoping my fellow JWFan friends read enough to warrant a thread like this.

    Just finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. A friend of mine leant me the book over a year ago, started reading it, and just couldn't get going. I still had it, so I tried again. I'm glad I did because the book is wonderful. The prose is beautfiul, poetic and unique. McCarthy definitely has his own voice. There are no chapter breaks and limited punctuation. Great book.

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    Post  Sideways Koray on Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:34 am

    We had the exact same thread on the old board lol.

    I liked The Road, but there was just something about it that I found off-putting. Can't quite put my finger on it, but I found the film to be more enjoyable.


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    Post  Henry Buck in Demon Form on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:02 am

    I've recently read The Hobbit and have started Fellowship of the Ring. The last time I tried to bring myself to read this was a train wreck so I'm surprised now how simple and accessible Tolkien's writing actually is. A little weird and disjointed, but fascinating as long as you buy into the mythology, which I do now. I just finished the chapters on the Old Forest, Tom Bombadil and the Barrow-wights. Fascinating stuff, even if it doesn't advance the plot much.
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    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:21 am

    The plot in LOTR it's nothing special, it's the journey.
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    Post  Guest on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:42 am

    A best seller from the 70's. A short novel by Peter Benchley called Jaws.

    It is very much different from the movie I think.

    Next up something from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
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    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:03 am

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in 2007

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    Post  Thor on Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:55 am

    The last book I read was Salinger's CATCHER IN THE RYE, which I read for the second time. Now I'm reading Orwell's ANIMAL FARM, also for the second time. I'm going through my book shelf book by book -- including the non-fiction material.
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    Post  ChrisAfonso on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:16 am

    George R.R. Martin's "A Dance with Dragons", last month. Not as mindblowing as I hoped, but overall mostly very entertaining. For the next few months I'll be too busy to start reading another book... and at least until now I succeeded to remind myself of this everytime I felt the urge and had a book in hand.

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