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Postby J1 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:20 pm

I figured it might be interesting to see what other MDB fans read. So hence this question: what was the last book you read? Was it good? What did you (not) like about it? Who should read it?
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Postby Unpoet » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:38 pm

I read "O Crime Do Padre Amaro" by Eça de Queirós. It was a portuguese writer that died in 1900. I liked this book because of the main story: it's about a girl called Amélia that fall in love with a priest named Amaro and they get involved in a romantical way even knowing that is illegal. Yea my friends, they have sex loads of time during the whole story, it's fantastic.

Right now, I'm reading "A Fórmula De Deus" by José Rodrgiues dos Santos, I don't know how to translate to your language, but I hope you know the book. It's very scientific in some ways, it talks about the theories of Einstein in physics trying to know who God is. I'm enjoying this book.
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Postby Azz » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:49 pm

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ... about 4-5 years ago!

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Postby Enig » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:32 pm

I've just read Harry Potter 7, like everyone else :P The only of the books I haven't get spoiled in any way. I really enjoyed it!

I really feel like reading Silmarillion soon. And Moby Dick.
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Postby Unpoet » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:58 pm

I feel bad because I don't see anything special in Harry Potter.
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Postby Aylin Black » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:56 pm

Well... the latest book I finished was called "The Christian Myth" by two unknown communist romanian writers. It was a good presentation of cults and how they merged into christianity.... and now... I'm reading another communist book on religions because of the social and political presentation they have on the whole story, the whole context of the apparition of a cult.

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Postby Aroussa » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:32 pm

I'm readying a book right now by Tony Hawks, about how he hitch-hiked through Ireland with a refrigerator :D

before that I read 'Rendez-vous' by Esther Verhoef, it was awesome! very tense and well written, not to mention the steamy sex :D so next on my list is 'Close-up' by Esther Verhoef aswell :wink:
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:38 pm

The last book I read was Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. That guy is awesome.

I'm about to finally get started on the Communist Manifesto. I've been wanting to read it for years but have never gotten around to it.
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Postby Storm » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:01 pm

MySanityDoesFly wrote:The last book I read was Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. That guy is awesome.


Oh, I've wanted to read his books for a while, but I've heard that they're supposed to be pretty disturbing, and that lots of people fainted when he read one of his novels to an audience... So now I have to read him! :P

I'm currently reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I've only read a couple of hundred pages of it yet, but so far I think it deserves all the attention.
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:43 pm

Storm wrote:
MySanityDoesFly wrote:The last book I read was Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. That guy is awesome.


Oh, I've wanted to read his books for a while, but I've heard that they're supposed to be pretty disturbing, and that lots of people fainted when he read one of his novels to an audience... So now I have to read him! :P


I would highly recommend it :wink:
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Postby Enig » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:57 pm

MySanityDoesFly wrote:
Storm wrote:
MySanityDoesFly wrote:The last book I read was Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. That guy is awesome.


Oh, I've wanted to read his books for a while, but I've heard that they're supposed to be pretty disturbing, and that lots of people fainted when he read one of his novels to an audience... So now I have to read him! :P


I would highly recommend it :wink:

Whoa, that sounded like something for me. Gotta read something of him.
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:03 am

I would recommend Choke, Survivor, Fight Club or the aforementioned Lullaby, but any of his books would be good place to start.
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Postby Les Ténèbres » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:34 am

P. Pullmans His Dark Materials - The Amber Spyglass (for the third time)

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Postby Cyanide » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:36 am

That is great indeed, although it's been a few years since I read the series. I've made up so many pictures in my head that I don't know if I want to see the movie...
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Postby Les Ténèbres » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:39 am

Agree. I read it for the first time about 3 years ago. Liked it immediantly. Now I though I would read it a long time befor the movie comes, not the week before.
The trailer looks nice though. Have you seen it?
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