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    *were....

    Btw, "Life Expectancy" is hands down the greatest ending I've read in my life. The final sentence summed up The entire novel.

    I found the novel in its entirety second to Relentless, but the ending of "Life Expectancy" puts life in perspective 100%


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    Just finished "The Long Walk" and it might very well be my favorite book of all time. The metaphor of the road of life we all choose to walk down, followed by those who accept their death before they've given it their all, further followed by what is waiting on the other side blew me away.

    Epic novel, you all should read it.



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    About 240 pages into "It" and it's doing a great job building up. (see what I did there?)

    The bit where the kid is in the windstorm and the clown shows up and offers Ben a balloon and they start flowing slowly towards him only going against the wind was a beautifully creepy touch. This book is going to be grand, 1,000+ pages to go..


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    I realize I said this before Ledger topped Nicholson as the Joker, but I don't see how anyone can top Curry as It. I hope this new film isn't just a cheap jump scare, by the previews it looks like they're going to make another part two, possibly part 3.



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    On vacation, hit it big at a local used book store. Under 60 bucks got King "the girl Who loved tom gordon" "needful things" " duma key" Richard Matheson "I am legend" Brandon Sanderson "Way Of Kings" & "Words of Radiance", Dean Koontz "Intensity", "Deeply Odd", "Intensity". The Dark Elf trilogy R.A. Salvator, Bachman "The Regulators".


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    500 pages into it, and it's full of hype..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodshot {ADR} View Post
    I've been buying shelves. I have a very obsessive personality, and this past year my obsession has been books. I have two filled up, but after May 30th I don't plan on picking up another novel til August 15th when "The Core" drops.

    I have enough to keep me occupied, buying more is just redundant as I have probably 50-60 unread books.

    It's just nice having them on hand.. just can't afford it currently..
    I keep history and reference books so I can look things up. I can't see keeping novels around much like I never understood people keeping a large collection of DVD's or VHS tapes back in the day.. how many times are you going to read the same novel? Or is it like having trophies on a shelf to look at?

    Always check Amazon used books.. I get a lot of mine for just a couple bucks

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    On the last 80 pages of it and I'm in awe, King has a way of ruining endings but as much as this book is praised I have high hopes. His jumping back and fourth from past to present tense in regards of the two times this group of people faced the evil that is It is fantastic.

    One thing I enjoy about long novels is the build up. It's like edging.... The ending might not really be that good, but it sure feels like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
    I keep history and reference books so I can look things up. I can't see keeping novels around much like I never understood people keeping a large collection of DVD's or VHS tapes back in the day.. how many times are you going to read the same novel? Or is it like having trophies on a shelf to look at?

    Always check Amazon used books.. I get a lot of mine for just a couple bucks
    I get most of my books from second hand stores or amazon, shipping and handling usually costs more than the novel. And it's definitely reiminecse factor. I don't see myself going back and rereading Any time in the near future, but time will pass and I will forget, and I can think "Hey, I loved that book", pick it up and flash back to my late 20's..

    I'd say under 1/4 of my collection was purchased new.


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    As I stated earlier, I really want to branch out to historical/educational books, I just love letting my imagination run. Which is why fantasy novels and dr....um beats are so awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
    I keep history and reference books so I can look things up. I can't see keeping novels around much like I never understood people keeping a large collection of DVD's or VHS tapes back in the day.. how many times are you going to read the same novel? Or is it like having trophies on a shelf to look at?

    Always check Amazon used books.. I get a lot of mine for just a couple bucks
    And I was on vacation, that's how I justified going back on my word :p

    Let's just hope I don't go on vacation after I say "I do"..


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    Quote Originally Posted by fella View Post
    I only really responded because of your statement about 'the author being described as empowering' shows bias and implying the reviewer likes the books because the author is a woman.

    I think bias can be detected in almost any lower-tier critics review of movies, books etc. They get too excited apparently.

    I've never heard or read of anyone referring to a man as being empowering. Not real common? I tried searching and came up with a bunch of info on anti-Trump artwork from the Obama 'HOPE' artist.

    I agree though, not a masculine look
    Well, I'm glad you got the point.......



    Truth laced in bullshit is how I roll.

    That's how I keep it real.


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