Results 901 to 920 of 1847
Thread: What book are you reading?
29-04-2012, 06:36 PM #901
Now halfway through book 3, The Karamazov Brothers again. Wow. Their dad is a total fucking git. What the fuck...
Also, I never knew that Howl's Moving Castle was a children's book back in the 80s! I've just watched the Miyazaki classic and that was pretty much closer to the book; just a bit shorter with lesser detail.
29-04-2012, 07:26 PM #902
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
29-04-2012, 09:12 PM #903
I've just started The Adventures of Augie March. It's pretty good so far, and well written, so we'll see how it goes.
29-04-2012, 10:22 PM #904
Just finishing up Tom Holland's Rubicon. Despite the title, it's the tale of the fall of the Roman republic, not the origin of the tropical soft drink. Even so it's rather interesting, although I do think that Holland has got a bit of an unnecessary downer on Cicero.
03-05-2012, 05:39 PM #905
Currently reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, it's a travel through the west with a couple of bickering brothers, who happen to be paid killers. Liking it so far, although I'm not far in.
03-05-2012, 06:13 PM #906
Dunno how close this scene is compared to the book but man, this is chilling
My widdle awrt bwog where I post my widdle skwibbwings wight here.
03-05-2012, 11:19 PM #907
06-05-2012, 08:33 AM #908
Just finished with novel The Reversal by Mr. Michael Connelly.
The 3rd installment of 4 of "The Lincoln Lawyer" series, this time Michael "Mickey" Haller, a well-known criminal defense lawyer who are reputed for defending damned and underdogs of the system, was then hired by the L.A. District Attorney to re-prosecute Jason Jessup, a formerly convicted felon accused of murdering a 13 year-old girl 24 years ago. But for this job, Haller still was working for the underdog, considering how vulnerable the DA's position was in this case. The conviction was overthrown by the State Supreme Court after the by then non-existing DNA proved that the semen found on the girl's dress was not Jessup's. It seems the State government had to accept responsibility and repair the damage, but the DA, after referring to the DNA match, decided that his predecessor didn't get the wrong guy, and therefore took a risky political adventure (L.A. DA position is an elected rather than appointed one) to prosecute Jessup again, and to ensure independent decision making he hired the infamous Haller as a special independent prosecutor exclusively for this very prosecution case. Haller, who might or might not believe in Jessup's guiltiness, decided to take the case to became "Haller for the People", just to appeal to his prosecutor ex-wife and his 13 year-old daughter. Being a prosecutor didn't change Haller's nature as a street-smart lawyer. He chose not to protest against bail-out of Jessup, in the hope that LAPD would put him under tight surveillance, tempt him for further wrong-doing and then burst him. Such tactics, while might lead to victory in court, ultimately led to a disastrous result.
Currently "The Lincoln Lawyer" series has only 4 installments. I am so fascinated by this series. While the people may be corrupted, the system is not. It is far from perfect, but it is still an effective one. Break the rule and you will ultimately pay for it.
Last edited by squirrel; 06-05-2012 at 08:38 AM.
06-05-2012, 12:04 PM #909
Didn't really know much about it before going in save the comparisons with Battle Royale, so I rather enjoyed the whole take on the reality TV angle, and how the games are a kind of spectacle in that sense, with the tributes as the talent. Certainly not the first to toy with that idea of players effectively being part of a game show (See Running man & series 7), but the whole styling/presentation and necessity to win over the audience in order to garner sponsorship advantages as the game progresses was an interesting addition. That the heroine is forced to perpetuate a masquerade in order to do so I thought was a great take on the insidious nature of reality TV in how its presence, and the demands it exacts alter the lives of those under its gaze to perform.
06-05-2012, 12:06 PM #910
06-05-2012, 12:17 PM #911
Last edited by Kadayi; 06-05-2012 at 12:20 PM.
06-05-2012, 12:25 PM #912
06-05-2012, 12:34 PM #913
I'm not slating it Althea. I think it's a pretty well done story, and I can see why people enjoyed it. I wouldn't of read it in one sitting if I didn't find it entertaining.
06-05-2012, 12:38 PM #914
I didn't say you were slating it :p It just read that you assumed YA was all sparkly OMG I LOVE YOU PLEASE KISS ME BUT NOTHING MORE BECAUSE THAT IS NOT ALLOWED stuff, that's all.
06-05-2012, 12:41 PM #915
Right now I'm reading Brave New World. So far its not quite what I'd expected - similar in some ways to 1984, but mostly very, very different.I occasionally write things on this website. You can read these things by clicking this thing:
06-05-2012, 01:29 PM #916
Last edited by Kadayi; 06-05-2012 at 01:41 PM.
06-05-2012, 02:05 PM #917
06-05-2012, 02:38 PM #918
06-05-2012, 03:01 PM #919
I never felt it was for him.
06-05-2012, 03:10 PM #920