+ Reply to Thread
Page 62 of 62 FirstFirst ... 12 52 60 61 62
Results 1,221 to 1,232 of 1232

Thread: What are you reading? (Literature)

  1. #1221

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    If you're down for historical fantasy Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is quite long and very acclaimed.

    If you get dunked on in the dream, you get dunked on in real life

  2. #1222

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    I'm reading The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski and Nisio Isin's Kizumonogatari. Anyone here likes reading translated Japaneses light novel?

  3. #1223
    Colin Baker Apologist Mr. Zoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mobile

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    So I'm 100 pages into Ready Player One, and I'm liking the book so far. I do have some gripes, though.

    The exposition of the world-building is pretty sloppy, and is just dumped on you at multiple places. It's just kinda unnatural, and it just stalls the plot and is a pace killer at times.

    …And yet I like this world. I just don't like the delivery of how it's done, I guess. But the premise is exciting enough for me to keep on reading. All the 80s referencing gets old after a while, and the dialogue is pretty bad in places.

    It's a very entertaining book, don't get me wrong! It's just certainly no piece of literature, but then again I don't think the book is really aiming for that. I think it's my own fault for setting that kind of expectation, as I was curious what all the hype was about. It makes sense that there's an audience for this book, I just don't think I'm in that particular target range.

  4. #1224
    New World Demon DemonX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Germany

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Zoro View Post
    So I'm 100 pages into Ready Player One, and I'm liking the book so far. I do have some gripes, though.

    The exposition of the world-building is pretty sloppy, and is just dumped on you at multiple places. It's just kinda unnatural, and it just stalls the plot and is a pace killer at times.

    …And yet I like this world. I just don't like the delivery of how it's done, I guess. But the premise is exciting enough for me to keep on reading. All the 80s referencing gets old after a while, and the dialogue is pretty bad in places.

    It's a very entertaining book, don't get me wrong! It's just certainly no piece of literature, but then again I don't think the book is really aiming for that. I think it's my own fault for setting that kind of expectation, as I was curious what all the hype was about. It makes sense that there's an audience for this book, I just don't think I'm in that particular target range.
    Are you familiar with SF in general? How would you compare it to other SF books? Heard about the movie based on the book and wanted to read it too at some point.

  5. #1225
    Colin Baker Apologist Mr. Zoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mobile

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonX View Post
    Are you familiar with SF in general? How would you compare it to other SF books? Heard about the movie based on the book and wanted to read it too at some point.
    I'm somewhat familiar with SF, but I haven't been able to read as much as I'd like to hope. Either way, RP1 isn't a very hard sci-fi kind of novel. At best, it deals with virtual reality and sorta has some commentary on it (as far as I've read). I'm at the point now where the plot picks up and it's getting better, so I'd say it's worth a read at the very least.

  6. #1226
    New World Demon DemonX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Germany

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Zoro View Post
    I'm somewhat familiar with SF, but I haven't been able to read as much as I'd like to hope. Either way, RP1 isn't a very hard sci-fi kind of novel. At best, it deals with virtual reality and sorta has some commentary on it (as far as I've read). I'm at the point now where the plot picks up and it's getting better, so I'd say it's worth a read at the very least.
    Alright, thanks!

  7. #1227
    Discovered Stowaway thegab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    US- Midwest

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    Just finished book 4 in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Really enjoying the King universe. I've read a few King books before these, and was excited to hear most of his books happen in the same universe, with the Dark Tower being the linchpin to it all. Also enjoy King's take on epic adventure story telling. He stated how he was inspired by Lord of the Rings, and always wanted to write an epic. I'd say he's succeeded. 4 down, 3 (4?) to go.

  8. #1228
    The English Avenger Satsuki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Well hidden

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    I am doing what I should have done years ago as a One Piece fan and started reading Treasure Island. Seeing Muppet Treasure Island doesn't count.

  9. #1229
    Discovered Stowaway killerbee1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Joliet, IL

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    I'm currently reading You Can't Text A Tough Conversation by Mike Bechtle. I was told that my communication skills needed improving, so I bought this book.

  10. #1230

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    I read "A Study in Scarlet" and a completing "The Sign of Four" You get the opportunity to peruse Dorian Gray for English? Fortunate, I read it for my book club, yet I would love to talk about it in class. I don't care for AP GBWhatsapp 2018 Lit books as much as earlier years. A year ago in AP English Composition, we read some quite great bits of Lit, despite the fact that we didn't assume to peruse books in that class.

  11. #1231

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    I am reading The Romeo & Juliet Book.

  12. #1232
    Ou l‘optimisme Candide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Germany

    Default Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    Fire and Blood by G. R R. Martin and enjoy it very much :)

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 3 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 3 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts