What's the last book you read?

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Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King.

Worst novel I've ever put myself through, literary proof I'm not a quitter and that a father will always support his son if he knows what love is.

Garbage novel, start to finish.
 

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LOVING "The Shining" particularly how they incorporate Tony much more than in the film. I've heard Stephen King was very disappointed in the Kubrick film and I'm looking forward to seeing the differences from book to film.

Keep picturing Jack Nicholson every time they refer to Mr. Torrance. That's one thing I hate about watching a movie before reading the book is the preconceived notions.
 

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Ninjabro
Highly reccomend "Gatekeeper The Fighting Life of Gary Goodridge" so far from what I've read he was a bigger whore than I was and had some interesting things to say about Tank, Shamrock and how ghetto UFC 8 was. And his fourth degree blackbelt was given to him unearned, he had to wear that gi to represent the gym in order to get his license from a local gym.

Back stage there were no rooms every fighter was separated by a sheet, and when Goodridge came back from his Bohlander fight he was exhausted and very vocal about it, turns out Frye (his finals opponent) was in the next "room" over and heard everything, so he had his corner team go off on the punching bags so Frye would think he was warming up.

He originally planned to drop out of the tournament, but when Meyrowitz came back stage to ask if this was true he offered Gary an extra 7,500 win or lose to fight anyway on top of his alreasy 2,500.

Very good read for someone who grew up watching his fights.
 

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"People who tell you they don't cheat are liars. I'm of the belief that if you dont cheat you're not trying. If you're not willing to cheat to win, then what the hell good are you as a fighter? Even if a fighter is not doing steroids he's cheating somehow. People use the fence to pull themselves into a better position, or they give an extra elbow shot after the bell. There's such thing as proper cheating and then there's just being dumb. The question is: to what extent do you cheat and what kind of cheating is it?

The reality of life is everybody cheats."
 

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Ninjabro
Annihilation comes out on the 23rd, stumbled upon the book a couple weeks ago with no clue it was being made into a film. Hoping it arrives in the mail within the next couple weeks so I can read it prior to the film.

Recently read Needful Things, not King's best but I enjoyed it.

Finished the first two novels of "The Magicians" trilogy, book 2 > 1, but both enjoyable. The humor was great and the woman getting raped by a demon in book 2 was pretty intense..

Currently reading "Forever Odd", will probably be able to squeeze in "Young Goldman Brown" and another short story before receiving "Annihilation"

"Young Goodman Brown" sounds pretty interesting, it's supposed to convey how evil is more inherit in our nature than good.
 

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"The world has gone mad, you might have argued this twenty years ago, but if you argue it in our time, you only prove that, you, live in delusion.

In an asylum world, the likes of Datura rise to the top, the creme de la creme of the insane. They rise not by merit but by the force of their will." - Forever Odd
 

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Oh my goodness..

The film Annihilation comes out on the 23rd and I started the book last night, and I couldn't put it down. The only word I can think to describe it is "damn!"

Half way through, and I'll probably finish it today.

"There are certain kinds of deaths that one should not be expected to relive, certain kinds of connections so deep that when they are broken you feel the snap of the link inside you."

"The shadows of the abyss are like petals of a monstrous flower that blossom within the skull and expand the mind beyond what any man can bear."

"I had a sense that they now saw the world through a kind kind of veil, that they spoke to their interviewers from across a vast distance in time and space."

"How what we had seen below could coexist with the mundane was baffling. It was as if we had come up too fast from a deep sea dive but it was the memories of the creatures we had seen that had given us the bends."

"I had a decision to make, finding myself torn between the lighthouse and the tower. Some part of the brightness wanted to return to the darkness at once, and the logic of this related to nerve, or lack of it."
 
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Current read. Sucking me in.




Books I've read since my last post, Blood Rites - Jim Butcher, Dead Beat - Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty- Jim Butcher, Odd Hours- Dean Koontz, Odd Interlude- Dean Koontz, Deaths Mistress - Terry Goodkind & Hell House - Richard Matheson (most disturbing this I've read, the chapel in the novel disgusted me)
 

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Ninjabro
Finished "The Talisman" and currently choking down the sequel. From what I understand I'm not the only one, the first hundred pages were obviously written by Straub, because King couldn't produce such garbage, or so I decieve myself.


I've heard the second book eventually kicks into gear and that I'm not the only one who finds it a slow starter.

Spent some time in Seattle today and hit a used book store, I was a little low on cash after visiting the "pot/cbd" shop, but I managed to pick up a Werewolf novel by Stephen King, as well as Dead Zone. On top of that I got a used copy of "The Damnation Game" by Clive Barker.

They're on sale on audible, but the plot sounded so good I wanted to pollute my mind without a third party.