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Getting Started at the Book Club

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Sep 21 2010 says:

ok.two more book.one of them is a joke so ill start with the good one :
His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem.the story is in the form of a book written by profeesor halgarth who was a member of the project HMV(his master's voice).a neutrino signal is recieved on earth which has some repititive frequency patterns,which rules out the possibility of it being simple noise.so they consider it a message from some alien nation.research starts under heavy government observence and ...
the story deals with human nature,philosophy of science,technology of war and ...
it was a heavy but interesting read.
now the second one,the joke one :
Zombie survival manual by max brooks
the writer considers it a serious book,but its a joke to me.its pretty much what the name suggest.with some very loose pseudo-scientific reasonings and supposedly evidences with unknown sources and origins.and a historic record of zombie attacks recorded in history and present time.the guy is another victim of the whole "government conspiracy theory".i dont recommend this but it can be amusing under the right circumstances.

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Thaiauxn
Thaiauxn Aug 19 2010 says:

I want to toss out a link to "I Have No Mouth but I Must Scream," by Harlan Ellison on this site.

To those unfamiliar, the story is about 5 characters wandering around inside a God-like super computer named "AM," which has infested the entire planet in a network of conduits and caverns. The machine destroyed all life on Earth, but not these 5, keeping them trapped simply to torture them forever. It was written in a single day by Ellison in 1967. In 1995, he co authored a video game by the same name, creating one of the single most... well, ****** up is the only phrase to describe the mind ache of horror reveling in that story. I recently enjoyed reading it again, and it inspired the final level design of my Unofficial Downloadable-Content/Expansion to Fallout 3, "Project Brazil."

Ellison said that the primary purpose of the story is to destroy the naive of readers regarding man's war machines.

It is available to read here: Surfturk.com

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Aug 26 2010 replied:

read it.liked it.it was too short though but anyway thanks for the suggestion.

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Jul 14 2010 says:

finished reading demon's bane.anothrt book in the diablo series.its a short story about a man that his family got killed by demons and now he is out to avenge his family.the splot is simplistic and at points idiotic.he hardly faces any trouble defeating the archdemon and he doesnt even get a scratch.its more like a long summary to a very long fairytale.
out of the three books i mentioned,only "the kingdom of shadow" is a good one.i know the name might sound cheesy but the book is pretty decent.
i'm shortly starting "the Sinwar"

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Jul 13 2010 says:

just finished reading "the kingdom of shadow" by richard knaak.it's another book in the diablo series.well,it's better than "the black road", ahell of a lot better actually.the story is about a lehendary kingdom that was called the light of lights,Ure.the kingdom just fell to ruins with no good reason.a band of mercaneries hired by a vizerei sorceror go to the ruins for treasure hunting,later joined by a necromancer for his personal reasons.it is rumored that when the shadow of mount Nyrmyr falls upon the ruins of the city in a specific manner the city is revived.once inside the city after a series of events they meet the king,Juris Khan and he tells them that an archangel visited him in his sleep and instructed him to cast a spell to transport the city and its inhabitants into heaven but one of the wizards betrayed them in the process,leaving the city in limbo,floating between the mortal plane and heaven.after helping the city to some extent,the group finds out some irreguralities in the king's version of the story and sfter that the real truth is revealed to them(the ones still alive, of course) ...
P.S. : nice storyline if u dont know the whole story before reading it(unlike poor me).just a little hint : demon to some,angel to others!

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Jul 10 2010 says:

just finished readin "the black road".it's a diablo 2 novel.mediocre storyline, sometimes the chronology makes no sense ,fastforwarding sometimes and then taking time and describing the mundane stuff.of course if ur a d2 fan its a must for u.i will shortly begin reading "the kingdom of shadow".

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finaldebt0
finaldebt0 Jun 2 2010 says:

i just finished up Desperation by Stephen King. Very disturbed, like many of his novels, but worth a go anyway. Good way too pass a couple of hours.

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jostfa18
jostfa18 Apr 29 2010 says:

Hey guys, what say you we pick a book to read and then start posting comments about it? Here are some preliminary suggestions of books I've wanted to read but as of yet have been unable (probably public domain books are going to be the best option so we don't have to buy anything): okay,
1) Das Schloss or Der Prozess (EN: The Castle / The Trail) by Franz Kafka
2) Enders Game - Orson Scott Card
3) Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
4) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
5) Battlefield Earth - L. Ron Hubbard
- so these are just some preliminary suggestions, add others and lets get the discussion going for deciding on a book that we could talk about!

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker May 2 2010 replied:

the kafka books are in german? my german is not that good.though translations are bound to exist but still it would be a second-hand experience.

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Mularac
Mularac May 4 2010 replied:

can't, sorry... I'm atm reading the 12 books collection of Gaunt's Ghosts books, written by Dan Abnett.
They're based on the warhammer 40k universe.

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Gorb
Gorb Jun 19 2010 replied:

Absolutely brilliant series, in my humble opinion. Dan Abnett is possible the best writer working for the Black Library at the moment, and is certainly in top three.

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Calgar
Calgar Jun 20 2010 replied:

i take it that Mr McNeill is also one of the top three?

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Mularac
Mularac Jun 30 2010 replied:

Indeed it is. All twelve books were astonishing, although I must say I was hoping for a more conclusive ending... but it was excellent all the same.

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ramagon
ramagon Jul 9 2010 replied:

Dan Abnett is awesome... nice books...

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