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Old 01-30-2014, 12:40 PM
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:42 PM
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Old Man was my Grandpa's favorite book. What did you think?
I really liked the way he wrote the Old Man character but it really made me mad he went thru all that work and didn't have anything to show for it at the end!
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:23 PM
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:48 PM
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I really liked the way he wrote the Old Man character but it really made me mad he went thru all that work and didn't have anything to show for it at the end!
I take that as - that's life, you work hard and in the end you die. Process over product kind of thing. Zen, almost.
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I'm reading the entirety of Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan. It's a comic book series, of course, but in my opinion it has the quality of a classic novel. I like to give all types of mediums a try, and so far my experience with comics has been extremely positive. You just have to know where to look.

This, in my opinion, is one of the best written stories I've laid my own eyes upon in a very long time.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:57 AM
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I'm reading the entirety of Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan. It's a comic book series, of course, but in my opinion it has the quality of a classic novel. I like to give all types of mediums a try, and so far my experience with comics has been extremely positive. You just have to know where to look.

This, in my opinion, is one of the best written stories I've laid my own eyes upon in a very long time.
Graphic novels can have some of the best stories, Maus by Art Spiegelman is probably in my top ten best books ever written. But that's just me. But I've only actually read Maus and Watchmen... and Naruto...
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:14 PM
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I just started reading Maxx, a graphic novel about a homeless guy who thinks he's a superhero. Kind of cool idea.
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:44 PM
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^cool. will check that out on amazon
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:53 PM
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I haven't watched the show yet, but I'm currently reading the series A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones). I'm in the middle of book 4, A Feast for Crows.

The books are absolutely incredible, with rich characters and intricate plot lines.
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Originally Posted by Error69 View Post
Graphic novels can have some of the best stories, Maus by Art Spiegelman is probably in my top ten best books ever written. But that's just me. But I've only actually read Maus and Watchmen... and Naruto...
I've read both and they are wonderful. If I ever pursue my dream of becoming an English teacher I think I will definitely be teaching a unit on Watchmen. It's such a classic and intricate story, one that everyone should experience.
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I've read both and they are wonderful. If I ever pursue my dream of becoming an English teacher I think I will definitely be teaching a unit on Watchmen. It's such a classic and intricate story, one that everyone should experience.
Well that's if they let you teach a comic in school. But you know, had they given us proper books to read I probably would have paid more attention in class. I plan on studying to become an English teacher, and if that's what you wanna do then do it. Don't use "if's", we need more people who are willing to tell the education department that they need to teach proper books. Ha ha...
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Originally Posted by Error69 View Post
Well that's if they let you teach a comic in school. But you know, had they given us proper books to read I probably would have paid more attention in class. I plan on studying to become an English teacher, and if that's what you wanna do then do it. Don't use "if's", we need more people who are willing to tell the education department that they need to teach proper books. Ha ha...
Very true. When I become an English teacher I WILL teach Watchmen. How's that? XD

But yeah, I think comics are often a misunderstood art. I would highly enjoy enlightening the young folk on various forms of literature.
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Very true. When I become an English teacher I WILL teach Watchmen. How's that? XD

But yeah, I think comics are often a misunderstood art. I would highly enjoy enlightening the young folk on various forms of literature.
Anything that's newer is either not considered art or is misunderstood in some way, it took forever for film to be taken seriously as an art form. But one day people will see that graphic novels aren't just for kids, which is what people often tend to think about comics, animation and games.

But one day the people that know better will be in charge. Then we will rule the world, and then we can teach the youth proper pieces of art. I'd also leave all Shakespeare to university, most people don't get it and there's no need to keep it up for the people in regular school. Rant over.
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I just finished a really great autobiography called "The other side of paradise" by Staceyann Chin. It is beautifully heart breaking and tells the story under what circumstances she grew up in Jamaica and her path to become a lesbian and a feminist!
It is super sad but she tells everything with a wonderful humour.
I didn't read a book for a long time without a break, but that was one!
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:36 PM
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I've been reading Treasure Island for about 3 months, and seeing as I haven't read a word in about 2 weeks I thought that I'd take a break from it for a while... now I'm reading Dune by Frank Herbert. Again. I've already read further into that than I have in the last month with Treasure Island.
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I've been reading Treasure Island for about 3 months, and seeing as I haven't read a word in about 2 weeks I thought that I'd take a break from it for a while... now I'm reading Dune by Frank Herbert. Again. I've already read further into that than I have in the last month with Treasure Island.
Three months - whistles - it's been three months like two months ago if I can remember.

I'm taking a break from reading in general.
I think I should focus on reading my own works, i.e. writing more.
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On Writing Well for the umpteenth time, though focusing on the first and last sections. I'm starting a course through Coursera later this week, so I'm certain there will be fresh reading assignments for that.
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5 psychology textbooks :-/
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5 psychology textbooks :-/
Goodness! Busy busy.
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Originally Posted by NokturnalMe View Post
Three months - whistles - it's been three months like two months ago if I can remember.

I'm taking a break from reading in general.
I think I should focus on reading my own works, i.e. writing more.
I've been doing the writing more than reading thing for a while now, Nokkie. I hardly read anymore, because I get home from work, do my writing... and then relax with gaming and anime. So relaxing.

I don't actually know how long I was on Treasure Island, 3 or 4 months... damn... time I'll never get back. I need the next Mission Earth book, that ought to get me outta my slump...
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I've been doing the writing more than reading thing for a while now, Nokkie. I hardly read anymore, because I get home from work, do my writing... and then relax with gaming and anime. So relaxing.

I don't actually know how long I was on Treasure Island, 3 or 4 months... damn... time I'll never get back. I need the next Mission Earth book, that ought to get me outta my slump...
Nokkie? Now I've heard it all.
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Nokkie? Now I've heard it all.
Well ya gotta try and be original in this world of "already been done".
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Originally Posted by donnaf
Just finished The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway.

Originally Posted by lewislewis View Post
Old Man was my Grandpa's favorite book. What did you think?
1. Great read.
2. Something every action writer should read and take to heart. Hemingway stripped everything down to bare essentials.
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I've started reading two great books on writing—The Little Red Writing Book and Writing Tools.
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