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PostSubject: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 1:22 pm

Here, we talk about books.

Yeah.

Okay, we talk about cool books, recommend cool books to each other, click with people who've read the same cool books as we have, and do other non-specific cool book stuff.

Maybe I should get something started here.

I read Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 1:29 pm

Books books, god I love books.
Dear princess celestia, I'm so alone.

Now that's out of the way, is this thread specifically about books or can it be about mlp fanfics aswell?
My ratio of fanfics to books if about 12:1 lol
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 1:40 pm

Im in the middle of 1984 right now... Kinda disapointed it turned from a bleak dystopian book into a bleak dystopian love story with some hint of rebelion... But I still have about 100pages to go... soooooo

I recently finished The Five People You Meet In Heaven and even had my dad read through it. He says he gonna try and pass it around our whole family. Haha

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 1:44 pm

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is this thread specifically about books or can it be about mlp fanfics aswell?

No, we have the fanfiction section for that.

Anyways, never read Nineteen Eighty-Four, but I've always wanted to after reading Animal Farm.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 2:32 pm

Mmm, books. I could live in a book fort and never be bored.
Anyways, has anyone read the Wizard of Oz series? Other than the first one?
Other than that glorious series, my favorite genre is dystopian.
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 3:46 pm

any one ever read the obsidian chronicles? it is my favorite book series only one of the 3 is still in print though author is lawrence watt-evans

also i read a lot as well some of the books i have read that i can recall(fiction over the last year or two only) chaos code (great book any one who likes out there books should read it), pulse (not a book most people would like), and tunnels (???)
i have read probably 6 times that in the last few months but though are the only good ones that i can think of at the moment

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 3:50 pm

The last great book I read was Robopocalypse. It was excellent.

Also, the Maze Runner is a great read as well. I didn't put it down except to drive and eat for the one day it took me to read it.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   27/2/2012, 5:49 pm

GUYS, BOOKS.

On the topic of books, the most recent one I've finished is Holes, pretty basic stuff, and I had to read it for an assignment.

As for Nineteen Eighty-Four, I've had it in my list of must-read for a long time, but I still want to get Canterbury Tales out of the way. Anyway, anyone have anything they reccommend other the ones already mentioned?

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 12:19 am

Well, if you're into plays, which I know I am, I'd suggest Pygmalion if you haven't read it. Especially if you've seen My Fair Lady.
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 12:29 am

I've never been one for the performing arts, but I'll look into it. If the ratings on Imdb say so, then I say so, though it doesn't sound like something my school would have in their library...

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 1:39 am

Many advanced literature classes read it, I believe.
Wait are you talking about Pygmalion or My Fair Lady?
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 1:56 am

Both, in one sense or another. Mentioning My Fair Lady -which according to IMDb is an excellent film- and connecting it with Pygmalion would certainly present the play in a positive light. Even so, I have my doubts of whether my school's library has it in stock.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 2:11 am

I've been really interested in post-apocalyptic literature basically ever since I started reading "Fallout: Equestria" back in December. Thus far, the post-apocalyptic books I've read are The Road and On the Beach, the latter sort of being not-quite-post-apocalyptic-and-possibly-better-described-as-straight-up-apocalyptic. Post-apocalyptica is such a small niche genre, but there are some others on my list. That and getting Fallout 3 for the PC, which will never happen if I know my mom at all. I'm still trying to find libraries that carry Metro 2033.

I also plan to actually write a post-apocalyptic novel in the future, but I'll stop there before I get sidetracked. :P

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 2:16 am

My brother told me about The Road, I was a bit reluctant on reading it for some very odd reason, anyway, how was it in your opinion? Obviously keeping spoilers to an absolute minimum.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 2:37 am

Hoo boy, The Road. The main problem I had with it was the grammar. It's very strangely written. For example, I'm not quoting the book directly here, but one part of the book might go something like this:

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The man took the can out of the cupboard and then took the boxcutter out of his pocket and went outside onto the patio of the house where the boy was. He opened the can with the boxcutter as best he could and gave it to the boy and the boy dipped the food in the can into his mouth and ate. Be careful, he said. The lid's edges are sharp. Okay, the boy said.
Dad?
Yes?
Would you use this can as a weapon if somebody tried to take our cart?
I don't know.
Okay.

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Notice the utter lack of commas and quotation marks. Sometimes periods even take the place of commas. Like this. (Oh, and the author [Cormac McCarthy] likes to combine two words, which tended to confuse me for a second when I came across a word like "boxcutter" or "canopener".)

But that's my main problem with it. Its visualization is superb in my opinion, and some might even say that the bizarre writing style adds to the book's sense of dankness or desolateness.

The man and the boy are never named, and the disaster that created the ash-covered, post-apocalyptic setting is never specified, though in reading it I got the sense that it was
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Cormac McCarthy himself has stated that's what he had in mind when he was writing the book, too.

Overall, it's a good, quite thought-provoking read (is there still hope for life on Earth, or are humans and everything else done for?), if you don't mind thinking about rather depressing stuff like that.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 3:20 am

Mysterious, post apocalyptic. now THAT is a neat combination, I'll definitely give it a read when I get the chance.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 4:19 am

A little turn in the talk, but I have a friend who wrote 2 books; both of which have been published. The first one was pretty bad, but the second one (not connected to the first) was surprisingly amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 7:38 am

And what were those? :.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   28/2/2012, 8:47 am

I remember reading a few comedians biographies , frankie boyles My shit life so far made me laughs a lot ( hah)

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   24/3/2012, 2:52 pm

I love books. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Simarillion, Dubliners are books i really enjoy. I would like to read Bleak House, but never found the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   24/3/2012, 7:18 pm

Hey would you look at that, literature revived.

So I read the first 8 chapters of War and Peace, it's weird reading about how people from 1805 go about administrating their soirees and maintaining their guests. It feels like I'm lurking a very classy internet forum...with tea.

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   25/3/2012, 6:51 am

eragon BEST BOOK EVER

i'm on the 3rd one right now :3

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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   25/3/2012, 11:47 am

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And what were those? :.

"Rain" and "Flawless Ruins" by Kieryn Nicolas, respectively of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   30/3/2012, 11:32 am

Edgar Allen Poe & Oscar Wilde. Maximum Geniuses.
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PostSubject: Re: Brony Awakening's Great Big Book Club   30/3/2012, 11:54 am

I'd be hard-pressed to name a favorite author. I like dark atmospheres, and that's pretty much the only generalization I can make.

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