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Got the book yesterday from the library. No promises...but I will try to read and join in.Mr. P. I'm not saying it's usual for people to do those things but I(with the permission of God) have raised a dog from the dead and healed many people from all sorts of ailments. - Asana Boditharta (former booktalk troll)The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.What is all this shit about Angels? Have you heard this? 3 out of 4 people believe in Angels. Are you F****** STUPID? Has everybody lost their mind? - George CarlinI came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper
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Good job pointing it out Dissident, and there is a correlation I am sure...but Chris did not interject his situation with his dad for discussion, rather he mentioned the situation to explain why he could not participate in the discussion at all.Mr. P. I'm not saying it's usual for people to do those things but I(with the permission of God) have raised a dog from the dead and healed many people from all sorts of ailments. - Asana Boditharta (former booktalk troll)The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.What is all this shit about Angels? Have you heard this? 3 out of 4 people believe in Angels. Are you F****** STUPID? Has everybody lost their mind? - George CarlinI came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper
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Mr. P.: I may not be able to participate...my library is recalling the book after a week. I will try to renew it, but it is on loan, so I am not sure I can. Otherwise I would have to read it tomorrow and I have three other books I am in the middle of right now.Come now, Mr. P., you can't leave us hanging. We already counted you in. You do know that if you don't join in, you're leaving me to discuss a book about the end of the world, likely replete with religious imagery, outnumbered by theists. *Note read all of the above with teasing lilt to voice. I really am just joking, no pressure to participate. If you can't make it this time, you can join us next time around.
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Now I am stressed out. I feel so much pressure!! I will see if I can renew it.Mr. P. I'm not saying it's usual for people to do those things but I(with the permission of God) have raised a dog from the dead and healed many people from all sorts of ailments. - Asana Boditharta (former booktalk troll)The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.What is all this shit about Angels? Have you heard this? 3 out of 4 people believe in Angels. Are you F****** STUPID? Has everybody lost their mind? - George CarlinI came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper
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Understood.
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Quote:Is'nt Tool an exceptional band? I always said that I think Tool was one of the most original sounding bands to come around in the 90's. Between them and the Chili Peppers (but the Peppers actually came around in the late 80's).Don't get me started on Tool! Especially Lateralus. They're just brilliantly innovative. I love the way that Maynard isn't afraid to shut up and let the instrumentals carry the song. Quote:I just do not like any new comics on the shelves. Even the old characters are drawn in this unappealing way. It all seems to resemble that Manga crap.Quote:I generally don't read comics until they bound in volumes. And I'm mostly reading old Vertigo and Darkhorse titles.You two are both so wrong!There are really great comics being written at the moment. Take for example, Y The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways or Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan. Or something like Gareth Ennis' The Boys. Books Like Cable and Deadpool by Fabian Nicieza, Mark Millars' Ultimates, Joss Whedon's Astonishing or Jim Kreuger and Alex Ross' Justice. Peter David's X-Factor and Madrox are personal favourites. There are so many really great books that are being published at the moment.Oh and since we're talking about comics, I rather liked this panel from a recent issue of 52. Grant Morrisson. Brilliant.Dawkins Mark 2 Full of Porn*http://plainofpillars.blogspot.com
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Niall001: There are really great comics being written at the moment. Take for example, Y The Last ManAh, but I am reading "Y: The Last Man". I just finished the sixth bound volume. Great stuff, and I look forward to checking out some of Vaughn's other stuff as well.Or something like Gareth Ennis' The Boys.Ugh, I don't like Ennis. I'm going to read his run on Hellblazer just because I like John Constantine, but I never went for anything else Ennis penned.Grant Morrisson. Brilliant.I read most of Morrison's run on "The Authority", and I liked his early work on "New X-Men", despite the fact that I tend to avoid super-hero books these days. He's playful with superhero convention on a very large scale, and he's not afraid to push stories beyond the point of return, but I don't think his stories are terribly durable, and in the end, I sold off everything I had of his.
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I started The Road today, it's definitely a quick read. I will most likely finish it tomorrow. So, since it seemed that everyone, besides me, was finished or near finished, I'm good to start discussion tomorrow. It's up to you all. Though I do think it better if we start a new thread, and it would probably make more sense to stick it in Additional Literature. I'm looking forward to the discussion. Mr. P., were you able to renew the book? I was wondering, do you think Oprah putting the book on her list increased demand at your library? I was sitting in the park today reading, and I must admit I hid the spine from passersby. I just didn't want to engage in conversation about Oprah's new book choice--which had happened earlier that morning at the coffee shop.Alright now off to get a few more pages in before sleep.
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I'd rather wait. I've been pacing my reading so that I end the book near the deadline, and I don't want to try to cram in most of the latter half to catch up with everyone else.
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I could not renew...and I am actually over due now and have not started it at all. I was finishing up "Botany of Desire" and thought I had time...ah well. If I can get it again before the reading date, I will see what I can do.As for Oprah...the book is a new release, and somtimes they have different rules for new releases regarding renewal. This book has 'holds' on it, so no renewal at all.Mr. P. I'm not saying it's usual for people to do those things but I(with the permission of God) have raised a dog from the dead and healed many people from all sorts of ailments. - Asana Boditharta (former booktalk troll)The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.What is all this shit about Angels? Have you heard this? 3 out of 4 people believe in Angels. Are you F****** STUPID? Has everybody lost their mind? - George CarlinI came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper
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