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Post by Thade on Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:51 pm

Well, what is it?  Why?  Personally one of my favorites is Albert Camus' short story collection Exile in the Kingdom.


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Re: Favorite books

Post by Mr. Fountain on Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:45 pm

Thade wrote:Well, what is it? Why? Personally one of my favorites is Albert Camus' short story collection Exile in the Kingdom.

Salinger's Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters. I just think it's hilarious.
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Post by Mr. Fountain on Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:15 pm

Thade wrote:I'm a fan of Salinger, but I haven't read that one.  I'll have to pick it up some time.

It's included with Salinger's other story Seymour: An Introduction, which I liked a lot less and barely got through.
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Re: Favorite books

Post by Fi Skirata on Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:31 pm

Jesus, I'm afraid of posting on this topic and seeming like a plebian compared to the two of you.

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Post by Mr. Fountain on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:51 pm

You guys should read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. That's a favorite. Also, Thade, I have Camus's The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus, but I haven't been able to bring myself to read anything lately. I keep staring at Horns...

EDIT: It's probably because I spend too much time on /lit/ and they hate everything ever written by anyone.
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Post by Fi Skirata on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:59 pm

Well. I thought the Vampire Hunter D novel's were great. <.<

I realize now that I'm weeaboo trash.

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Post by Fi Skirata on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:55 pm

VHD is a novella about steampunk futuristic gothica <.< it was original for its time. The writing itself is what self it. Their written entirely in "purple prose".

Fountain I swear to god I intended to read that book when you let me borrow it. I just... forgot about it.

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Post by Mr. Fountain on Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:23 pm

Thade, you got it. TMoS also has some other essays that came with it.

Finale, read Solanin.

What about graphic novels?
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Post by Fi Skirata on Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:06 am

Mr. Fountain wrote:
Finale, read Solanin.

What about graphic novels?

Its so malancholic though T.T

Are we counting Japanese graphic novels? Real ones, not just serialized magazine ones.

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Post by Mr. Fountain on Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:14 am

I've been far too busy fangasming over Tokyo Ghoul to not consider it a graphic novel. But Solanin is a graphic novel. And, yes, I'd count the Japanese ones. I'm not sure if you mean manga or not.
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Post by Fi Skirata on Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:24 am

The line between manga and graphic novel is very thin. Anyway. The Demon Ororon was mine.

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Post by Syagrius on Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:38 pm

My favourite book by far would be The Stand by Stephen King, though just behind that would be probably Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and then after that most anything by Boethius.

Obscure philosophers are my thing.
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Re: Favorite books

Post by Mr. Fountain on Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:58 pm

Must read more books...
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Post by Fi Skirata on Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:18 pm

Oh hey! I finally have an answer that isn't lame. Screw me if I can't remember the author but. Darkness. It was about a vampiric countess and an italian doctor. This was back before the days of vampires being romantic trash.

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Post by Nexeria on Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:33 pm

You know what, fuck it, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is my favorite book. Sure, I only read half through it, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Plus, I really fucking love the movie.

Edit: Wait, do graphic novels/comics count?

If yes, then my favorite on-going book series is The Walking Dead.
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Post by Fi Skirata on Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:40 pm

Fuck it, I'm going to make a thread for comics. We need it.

EDIT: Oh. I already did. Go me.

How was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy anyway? What was it like?

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Post by Nexeria on Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:43 pm

It was cool. I didn't read a whole lot, but I enjoyed the most I did.

The contractor that was going to bull-doze the main character's house at the beginning of the story was apparently a descendant of Genghis Khan, and it's just funny how the narrator explains it and everything else.
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Post by Fi Skirata on Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:33 pm

I finally, honestly have something educated to say here, and it's all thanks to an argument with Mr. Fountain about how he hadn't read it. Dante's Divine Comedy.

There. I sound educated again. That's better.

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Post by Mr. Fountain on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:24 pm

What can I say? I just don't like much of anything made before 1850.

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Re: Favorite books

Post by Fi Skirata on Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:48 pm

Older literature > new

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Post by Mr. Fountain on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:43 pm

Heh. Okay.

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Post by Fi Skirata on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:44 pm

I'm starting to sound like someone from /lit. I apologize.

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