What was the last book you read?

DragonFreak

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly!
I, Robot. Not that impressed. More random stories than actual plot. Now I'm reading Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I'm loving it so far. I kind of reminds me of Needful Things by Stephen King.
 

MST3K

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I've recently taken to reading short stories as I don't have much time for full-fledged books right now.

The last one of those I read was The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. It's pretty messed up but a good read, though.
 

DragonFreak

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly!
I read one of her short stories called "The Possiblity of Evil". It was quite interesting.
 

Duskull

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DragonFreak said:
Something Wicked this Way Comes
We had to do a whole creative writing piece on that.

I can't remember fully, but it was one of Clarkson's collections
 

Mario4Ever

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DragonFreak said:
I, Robot. Not that impressed. More random stories than actual plot.
They aren't random stories. Each one illustrates a different effect/consequence of intelligent robots interacting with human society or aspects of human society and serves to sort of explain how the world got to the state it's in at the end of the book, with the robots making major decisions for our species. Did you see the movie first and expect something like that?

The Gunslinger by Stephen King
 

DragonFreak

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly!
Mario4Ever said:
DragonFreak said:
I, Robot. Not that impressed. More random stories than actual plot.
They aren't random stories. Each one illustrates a different effect/consequence of intelligent robots interacting with human society or aspects of human society and serves to sort of explain how the world got to the state it's in at the end of the book, with the robots making major decisions for our species. Did you see the movie first and expect something like that?
I have not seen the movie, although I reckon they made it more continuous. I know they aren't exactly random stories. It's just that I'd rather like it be more continuous. Just a style difference in interest. Other than that, it wasn't too bad.
 

yoshidude99

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I'm reading through the Lord of the Rings at the moment. On The Two Towers at the moment. Finished The Fellowship of the Ring 2 weeks ago. I'm loving it.
 

DragonFreak

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly!
Love that book. Truly fantastical. I've read it twice.

Now I'm reading From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury.
 

Mysterio

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Yoshidude99 said:
I'm reading through the Lord of the Rings at the moment. On The Two Towers at the moment. Finished The Fellowship of the Ring 2 weeks ago. I'm loving it.
omg let me love you
 

Icemario

Star Spirit
I'm reading Brave New World (1/3 through), Scorched Earth (2/3 through) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (barely started).
 

Rocker64

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I'm currently reading through LOTR: Fellowship of the ring.

Once i'm done I have the other two books to read and then 4 Mass Effect books.

Recently I've read the Hobbit and The Most Dangerous Game.
 

Mysterio

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so many people reading tlotr and the hobbit

i love you all

i'm gonna go reread the silmarillion soon
 

DragonFreak

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly!
I've always wanted to read the Silmarillion, but never had the chance. I'll see if it's at my library the next time I check.
 

Lily x

Goodbye
For college, I had to read Property as that is one of the books we are doing for English.
As a book itself, I didn't really like it, mostly because most the characters annoyed me in one way or another and I didn't like Manon's perspective on everything, I really hoped that she had some sort of apithiny about how slavery was wrong and she was living in denial, but no. However, the writing is pretty interesting and there is a lot to analyse in the exam like the use of pronouns and imagery. Plus the fact that part of the story was based on Ellen and William Craft the runaway slaves
 

Driftmaster130

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Wow, I didn't know there are people here who actually don't find reading as a torture method...

I read more TKAM. It's like one of those books you just can't put down.
 

Purple Yoshi

King Bowser
Well, I was reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the 50th time. I like rereading Harry Potter, you always find something you miss.
 

Icemario

Star Spirit
Just finished Brave New World, nearly done with Scorched Earth and have yet to really start The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
 

DragonFreak

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly!
Brave New World is probably one of the wackiest books I've read, so of course I liked it.
 
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