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Offline Kevrock

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« Reply #75: October 25, 2010, 10:20:16 AM »
Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors, and one of my most important influences as a writer. Before moving to London, I read his genius book on England (Notes from a Small Island - if you haven't read it, it's worth buying just to see why Mrs Gubbins kicks him out of a bed and breakfast) and took detailed notes!

I'll have to check it out! I am loving A Walk in the Woods so far.

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« Reply #76: October 25, 2010, 10:38:37 AM »
Towers of Midnight comes out November 2nd... none of you know what it is, but it's still awesome.

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« Reply #77: October 27, 2010, 07:30:31 PM »
Love the outdoor adventure books, Outside Magazine is my primary source for recommendations.

This is a great read, quite riveting, about a highly experienced rock-climber who makes a nearly fatal error in what should have been a low risk endeavor.  He survives, albeit leaving his arm behind, to write the book.

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Hey Tom-

I'm going to go see the movie version tomorrow, directed by the Slumdog Millionaire guy (Danny Boyle) and starring James Franco. It's a private advance screening which I'm absurdly lucky to be attending and Boyle and Franco will be there for a Q&A. Though we've not seen the film of course, got any questions?

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« Reply #78: October 27, 2010, 07:32:31 PM »
Hey Tom-

I'm going to go see the movie version tomorrow, directed by the Slumdog Millionaire guy (Danny Boyle) and starring James Franco. It's a private advance screening which I'm absurdly lucky to be attending and Boyle and Franco will be there for a Q&A. Though we've not seen the film of course, got any questions?


James Franco, why are you so hilarious?

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« Reply #79: October 27, 2010, 08:02:45 PM »
Hey Tom-

I'm going to go see the movie version tomorrow, directed by the Slumdog Millionaire guy (Danny Boyle) and starring James Franco. It's a private advance screening which I'm absurdly lucky to be attending and Boyle and Franco will be there for a Q&A. Though we've not seen the film of course, got any questions?

Ask him if he drank real piss from a jar to train for the role.   :spaz:

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« Reply #80: October 28, 2010, 10:15:39 AM »
Addendum: Aron Ralston himself will also be there

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« Reply #81: October 28, 2010, 10:23:21 AM »
Ask him if he drank real piss from a jar to train for the role.   :spaz:

Knowing Franco, don't we already know the answer to that question?

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« Reply #82: October 28, 2010, 10:26:30 AM »
Towers of Midnight comes out November 2nd... none of you know what it is, but it's still awesome.

I know what it is, but I haven't read the series since book one. I have enough waiting to do with the Song of Ice and Fire series. :|

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« Reply #83: October 28, 2010, 10:01:07 PM »
Knowing Franco, don't we already know the answer to that question?

I don't know Franco.  Has he been to one of the WNFF tailgates?

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« Reply #84: October 29, 2010, 10:28:35 PM »
The Prime Minister of India in the 70s drank his own piss on a daily basis.  I think Newt Gingrich does too. 

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« Reply #85: October 29, 2010, 10:34:34 PM »
The Prime Minister of India in the 70s drank his own piss on a daily basis.  I think Newt Gingrich does too. 

Didn't know Newt had ever been to India. :shrug:

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« Reply #86: October 29, 2010, 11:26:48 PM »
Even dumb professors have lots of Indian grad students.  I guess here they gather around and take the piss just like at Oxford, but perhaps a WEE bit more literal, like

Didn't know Newt had ever been to India. :shrug:

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« Reply #87: October 31, 2010, 12:31:22 PM »
I'm about half-way through the first book in The Dark Tower series.


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« Reply #88: November 02, 2010, 10:46:42 PM »
just finished The Dark Tower 1.

Good book. had me wondering all throughout, and then when answers came i was not disappointed. gonna start book 2 sometime tomorrow

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« Reply #89: November 02, 2010, 10:58:40 PM »
just finished The Dark Tower 1.

Good book. had me wondering all throughout, and then when answers came i was not disappointed. gonna start book 2 sometime tomorrow

Great book.  The Wastelands and Wizard And Glass are two of the best fiction books ever written. 

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« Reply #90: November 02, 2010, 11:09:48 PM »
btw are we including comics, manga,and graphic novels in this thread, or is that beneath the refined literary palette of the group?

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« Reply #91: November 02, 2010, 11:10:13 PM »
btw are we including comics, manga,and graphic novels in this thread, or is that beneath the refined literary palette pf the group?
We only rede buks hare!

no, go head and post whatever

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« Reply #92: November 02, 2010, 11:16:41 PM »
for those who are fans of The Walking Dead on AMC, you should know that the show is an adaptation of the Comic Book series.

I haven't read it cause Zombies aren't my bag, but if you like the show but haven't read the comics yet, you should.

also, if you have seen V For Vendetta, Watchmen, 300, and Wanted, but haven't read those graphic novels, go do so right now.

and then be just as pissed as I am about the POS movie adaptation of Wanted.

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« Reply #93: November 03, 2010, 08:48:46 AM »
forgot to mention..

Queen&Country is awesome. Ex Machina is even more awesome.

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« Reply #94: November 03, 2010, 08:50:21 AM »
Wheel of Time, best series ever (on tPoD). This is probably my 5th or 6th re-read of the series. Have any of you read it?

wheel of time?

whats it about?

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« Reply #95: November 03, 2010, 09:56:46 AM »
We only rede buks hare!

no, go head and post whatever

I don't know, spelling of as "pf" . . .

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« Reply #96: November 21, 2010, 01:26:37 AM »
I am reading Wizard & Glass now. lol he killed the train with bad riddles.

I also read the first four volumes of the Dark Tower prequel Comic. John Farson looks like a monster lol. I wanna see him fight.

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« Reply #97: November 21, 2010, 01:37:52 AM »
these are the primary Manga that i read:

One Piece
Fairy Tail
Soul Eater
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!


I read those four on Mangastream.  When Onemanga shut down their Manga-Hosting, I switched to Mangastream.

But Mangastream only hosts the 5 most recent chapters, if you want to read the whole series (which is advisable in most cases), you'll have to do it on a different site, like Mangashare or Mangareader

I am starting to get into some others too. I read a few volumes of Berserk and I am going to pick that back up as well as beginning to read Shaman King.  Berserk is really bloody and violent, not at all for kids or teens. very adult-focused.
still looking for some other Manga and Graphic novels to read.

Speaking of Graphic Novels - both Ex Machina and Queen&Country are excellent Comic series that have been collected in Graphic Novel format.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #98: November 21, 2010, 01:56:49 AM »
these are the primary Manga that i read:

One Piece
Fairy Tail
Soul Eater
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!


I read those four on Mangastream.  When Onemanga shut down their Manga-Hosting, I switched to Mangastream.

But Mangastream only hosts the 5 most recent chapters, if you want to read the whole series (which is advisable in most cases), you'll have to do it on a different site, like Mangashare or Mangareader

I am starting to get into some others too. I read a few volumes of Berserk and I am going to pick that back up as well as beginning to read Shaman King.  Berserk is really bloody and violent, not at all for kids or teens. very adult-focused.
still looking for some other Manga and Graphic novels to read.

Speaking of Graphic Novels - both Ex Machina and Queen&Country are excellent Comic series that have been collected in Graphic Novel format.

What format are they?  I wonder if you could convert for Kindle.

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« Reply #99: November 21, 2010, 01:57:35 AM »
Ex Machina is one of my favorite reads of the last 5 years.  Absolutely a fantastic story.