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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2006, 05:38:32 pm »
Woo! Count me in if we start doing this. I likes to read.
School destroyed reading for me. I had German and English advanced course and we had to read and overinterpret tons of classic literature. It took years before I was able to pick up a book just for fun.
That pisses me off as well, because we have just the same problem in the Norwegian school system as well. Force-feeding kids today tons of dry old books and making them analyze every damn plotline, character and scene is probably the most effective way of crippling their attitude towards books for years to come. When I'm a fully educated teacher, I'm going to try to avoid that as much as possible, instead focusing on the joy of reading a good book. Granted, there's a load of crap I'm going to have to inflict on them anyway, but I'll try to soften the blow for them.

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2006, 08:56:10 pm »
Neuromancer is a fine choice of book. Get reading.
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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2006, 09:47:48 pm »
I'm in. I've been thinking about reading Neuromance myself, so that choice is quite well with me.

Other books I could suggest would be Silmarillion and possibly Unfinished Tales (which delves deeper into the stories of Silmarillion) by Tolkien, and Paradise Lost by Milton.
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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2006, 10:05:54 pm »
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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2006, 11:53:49 pm »
That's mildly disturbing.

I'll order the book as soon as we have a go.

I also recommend American Psycho as I read it almost every year.

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2006, 01:21:22 am »
I recommend The Alphabet Of Manliness by Maddox.

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2006, 12:06:48 pm »
Are we just going to let this thread die :(? I wanna join the bookclub if you start reading a book soon.
If you will read a book I've heard of or I'd like to read because it sounds good, it would be a reason to go to the good old library again, I haven't been there for months I think. (I didn't have too much time to read.)

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2006, 01:06:05 pm »
aight, lets pwn this shite.  everyone who wants in on this round, pick up a copy of Willaim Gibson's Neuromancer, and get crackin.  its a relatively short book, so factoring in work and such... lets have it done by two weeks from today, 7/20.  If you dont think thats enough time, for comparison, i read it in 2 days, during which i also worked a lot.  if there are any objections, please voice!

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2006, 01:17:54 pm »
I'm in.

I've got another suggestion for a later book: Watchmen. It's a graphical novel, and it's about superheroes, but it's deep and advanced enough to be on par with the books that have been suggested here so far.
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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2006, 07:13:17 pm »
aight, lets pwn this shite.  everyone who wants in on this round, pick up a copy of Willaim Gibson's Neuromancer, and get crackin.  its a relatively short book, so factoring in work and such... lets have it done by two weeks from today, 7/20.  If you dont think thats enough time, for comparison, i read it in 2 days, during which i also worked a lot.  if there are any objections, please voice!

I'm in.

I've got another suggestion for a later book: Watchmen. It's a graphical novel, and it's about superheroes, but it's deep and advanced enough to be on par with the books that have been suggested here so far.

seconded.

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2006, 12:15:35 am »
how many pages does it have? ::)

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2006, 12:29:22 am »
About 6 hours as an audiobook.

Terry Pratchett's Nightwatch, which is, I believe, somewhere in the vicinity of 400 pages, counts in at almost 11 hours.

Using this, I'd expect Neuromancer to be just over 200 pages long.

I will, of course, not use the audiobook, but actually read the book.

As for Watchmen, that one clocks in at over 400 comic-book pages, and it's not a comic that's afraid to use words.
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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2006, 12:46:48 am »
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how many pages does it have?
Neuromancer is like the antithesis of Harry Potter; it's short but takes time to read.
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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2006, 12:54:38 am »
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how many pages does it have?
Neuromancer is like the antithesis of Harry Potter; it's short but takes time to read.

Because it's a pretty crappy book IMNSHO

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Re: The Forum Book Club
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2006, 01:07:01 am »
Terry Pratchett's Nightwatch, which is, I believe, somewhere in the vicinity of 400 pages, counts in at almost 11 hours.

Wow. It'd take me six months to finish 400 pages.
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