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Old 01-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #301
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VP, have you read Gaiman's Sandman Graphic Novels?
No, I've never really entered the world of graphic novels. Oh wait. I did read one during the summer. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, about a young girl growing up in Iran during the Iranian revolution. But that's about it for me as far as graphic novels are concerned. Sarah's read Gaiman's though, and I think she may even have them on her computer.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:27 PM   #302
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I'm reading the Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx...very disturbing stuff, but it sucks you right in... Not exactly a literary scholar, but it's a good read nonetheless.

Last book before that...Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss...

And Klosterman is a pop culture genius...he's funnier than shit and that makes his books amusing...
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No, I've never really entered the world of graphic novels. Oh wait. I did read one during the summer. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, about a young girl growing up in Iran during the Iranian revolution. But that's about it for me as far as graphic novels are concerned. Sarah's read Gaiman's though, and I think she may even have them on her computer.
I'm not huge into Graphic Novels, nor do I ignore them. These I've read, though, and they are fantastic.
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I'm not huge into Graphic Novels, nor do I ignore them. These I've read, though, and they are fantastic.
Maybe I'll check them out, thanks for the suggestion.

I've just finished the Golden Compass series. Well, I'm a few pages away from finishing the last book still. I nearly finished it the other night but then I put it down because a certain plot line upset and then angered me (nothing religious, it was the one about the two kids personally, those of you who have read it will know what I mean). I think I was PMSing that night, and will go back to it soon. In the meantime, I've just started Stephen King's Cell. I'm not really far enough into it to give an assessment just yet.

Btw, the graphic novel I just mentioned above, if anyone's interested, here's a description of it:

http://www.randomhouse.com/pantheon/...ersepolis.html

It's a really compelling story, very ungraphic novel-like. I've heard the author has written Persepolis 2, a follow-up to the first, and I look forward to reading that soon.
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Persepolis has been made into a film, and it is out in limited release now.
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Persepolis has been made into a film, and it is out in limited release now.
Really?? Wow. I had no idea. It's a must-see for me, then.

You're just a font of information today.
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Don't push it!

I just remembered there was something I was supposed to do for you. I've been all wrapped up in new kitty bliss for the past few days, and I'd forgotten. I'll do it in the next few minutes.
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I like how getting someone to say something nice to me is like extracting a tooth without novocain.

The more I think about it, VP, the more I think you'd like the Sandman series. Give it a try one day.
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You're a font of information all day, every day. All hail your vast knowledge, blah, blah, blah.

Happy?

Yeah, I probably will at least give them a chance, on your recommendation.
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I'll be happy when you read and enjoy them.
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I've read 87 pages of "Eat, Pray, Love." I'm enjoying it thus far, although I have a hard time relating to the woman, except for our joint love of travel. She comes across as almost manic to me, and I'm a much more flat, zen type of personality so I think that's what it comes down to. But I had the privilege of spending a bunch of time in Rome one summer, so that first third of the book is really a pleasant read for me.

Does anyone use that book application on Facebook? I've read some pretty good reviews of different things, actually. Made me want to commit to a book a month at the very least.
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My only resolution this year is to improve my Norwegian by speaking it exclusively to my family and to begin reading in Norwegian. I just started the trilogy by Sigrid Undset (Kristin Lavransdatter) it's a slow go.
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