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Old 03-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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I read this. It was fun. It was like watching a harmless comedy or something....nice diversion, etc.
Yeah, it's exactly what I need after reading the Chernobyl book. I still haven't finished it. I have to put it down every 30 or so pages because it is quite gruesome and depressing. I'll be done with it later today and I'm hoping to get started on Ready Player One tonight.
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Joe Abercrombie -The Blade Itself


The characters are interesting. The world-building seems pretty standard yet solid. I'll probably have to read the rest of the trilogy once I'm done with this book.
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Yeah, it's exactly what I need after reading the Chernobyl book.
I think I need to add this to the queue. Chernobyl fascinates me
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #19
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Joe Abercrombie -The Blade Itself


The characters are interesting. The world-building seems pretty standard yet solid. I'll probably have to read the rest of the trilogy once I'm done with this book.
I read it. Was ok.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:06 AM   #20
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I read it. Was ok.
I was going to ask if you had, since I got the impression it seemed like a book you'd have read. Did you bother with the other two?
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Just finished rerereading Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. I'm teaching it this week for the second time, and my students will watch Dr. Strangelove next week. They pair so well. Now I just need to figure out how to address the 25% of the class that thinks Bokononism is a real religion and Vonnegut a real follower.

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I think I need to add this to the queue. Chernobyl fascinates me
Me as well, which is why I picked it up. Some of the accounts are less than three sentences, but that's really all you need. The atmosphere back then must have been absolutely surreal. One of the worst passages was an account from a man that was rounded up to shoot the pets of the people that left Pripyat. It's the little things you don't think about. The things discussed here makes you think they are speaking of another planet's history. Anyway, I am nearly done with it today, so I'm looking forward to my lighthearted fluff.
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I was going to ask if you had, since I got the impression it seemed like a book you'd have read. Did you bother with the other two?
I own the next one, I believe, but definitely have not read it yet.
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Don't watch Chernobyl Diaries.
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That Chernobyl book has been on my list for a while as well. I also just read Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures In the World's Most Polluted Places, which was really good. The Chernobyl section was fascinating.
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Don't watch Chernobyl Diaries.
why not?
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why not?
I think who ever named it thought Diary was short for Diarrhea.
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chernobyl diarrhea sounds serious
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I've got one chapter left of the lighthearted fluff. I read for most of the day yesterday. I'll probably finish it during my lunch break.

Now I'm debating digging my heels into reading The Girl Who Played with Fire or something else from my unread collection.
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The Girl Who Played with Fire
Still fluff, just not as light hearted as what you're reading now. Best of the trilogy, though, in my opinion.
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