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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 14:16 
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The whole Harry Potter saga. I'm an obsessed fan, books and films.
Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, Anne Perry, and detective stories in general, it's my favourite genre.
Others writers I like: Ken Follett, Sophie Kinsella, Isabella Santacroce, Philip Pullman, Daniel Pennac.

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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2007, 22:24 
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I really loved CUJO from Stephen King...

and now I'm reading American Psycho from Bret Easton Ellis... it has some funny moments.. and others rrrrrrreally hard!!!

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 01:02 
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Indeed, Psycho is sick. You'll get more info about tie fashion and rat feeding solutions as you want to.
Less than 0 is also recommended from BEE. IMO. Not THAT sick but also empatically very hard.

NR some Shadowrun books... Nothing special. And finished the 5th Sally and Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes in the last some weeks. Fine. Recommanded.

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 08:07 
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And I found Cujoi quiet borig... actually, nerver been a SK fan actually.

By the moment, im reading again, after about 10 years of reading it for first time, "The vision of tthose who were defeated" (Mmmm, i think thats the closest translation). Really interesting book about the version of the spanish conquest writen by the aztecs.

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 11:34 
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It can be interesting, Gerardo. I've only read a Hungarian author's book over this some years ago, titled "Rain God's lament for Mexico", I'm curious about more. I know it was a cultural disaster... Take the gold and leave ruins behind.

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 19:55 
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Indeed, its really interesting. Sadly, same thing happened all over the world: Catholics taking the gold and valuable things, while destroying amazing cultures... giving that people eternal salvation... whatever.

The compilator and translator of this book -Miguel de Leon Portilla-, released a "second part" of this book, with extended views from aztecs and also from mayas and quechuas.

Anything you can get from this author is great. As far as i know, the vision of the defeated has been translated to several other lenguajes, so, finding a version -at least- in english, wont be difficult.

Some more info about this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Le%C3%B3n-Portilla

http://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/103-09 ... la&x=0&y=0

Also, i think you might find this one interesting too
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conquest_of_New_Spain

Wrote by one of the spanish soldiers, this one its way more objective than the compilation od the letters written by Cortez to the spanish queen. Translations are also easy to find, and hopefully are easier to read than the original verion in oooooooold spanish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conquest_of_New_Spain

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Indeed, its really interesting. Sadly, same thing happened all over the world: Catholics taking the gold and valuable things, while destroying amazing cultures... giving that people eternal salvation... whatever.


I'm not a Catholic, but I'd like to add that it's not just Catholics who do this. It's more likely to be any factor of power in the world that desires more power, religion or not. If the Mongols would have trampled Europe in the 13th century, we might today have called the medieval catholic European nations "amazing cultures". Unless I'm quite mistaken the Maya's, Aztecs and Inca's all destroyed many other cultures themselves. That's humanity, I guess.

I'm currently devouring anything by Oscar Wilde. Hilarious stuff.

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2007, 22:38 
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well, indeed, catholics -in general- were not the only to do that.

But, lets put an example: The romans. The conquered many cultures en several centuruies, but they never destroyed they cultures. They let them continiue with their way of living, only under the roman domination. I think this changer, when Constantine initroduced catholicism as the official roman religion....

There are other several examples of this... and yes, aztecs were the dominant culture in meso america before the spanish came, but like the romans, they respected -in some way- the people the conquered

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2007, 23:01 
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I'm not from that area but I wouldn't call sacrificing thousands and thousands of people to the gods "respect"... Anyway, it's all just the same. We force our truth on others and destroy instead of harmonizing things. Humans.

Show me a big historical example where new and old (which were different points of wiew) could live together happily or at least not disturbing eachothers.

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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2007, 12:28 
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I'd say Jerusalem before some idiots in Europe thought they had to wage a crusade.

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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2007, 09:50 
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currently, trying to read again all Edgar Allan Poe short stories tales (the Gold-Bug, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym...)

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Being a big EC comics lover and collector (those are not part of litterature books for sure lol), enjoying the old
Tales From the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, The Haunt of Fear, Crime and Shock Suspenstories, Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, Picto Fiction, War against Crime, Psychoanalysis and MD books... well, anything which deals with EC stuffs (except Two Fisted Tales, Spirits, Frontline Combat... so boring). the stories are so cool with a good writing quality). i can't imagine how great was the EC era.

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also reading Vitalogy "An encyclopedia of Health and Home" by EH Ruddock

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my precious.. lol.

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories by Tim burton

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it's a nice book with nice drawing. like the figurines too. Tim Burton is great.

mmm... also:

Contes Cruels et Fantastiques by Guy de Maupassant

another classic... but this author is still very enigmatic to me.

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I'm not a very big reader but I quite like Edgar Allen Poe's works, especially "The Raven". In fact, I just recently purchased a book full of his poems and short stories. Interesting stuff.


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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2009, 23:23 
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Having finally a source for a big collection of Anne Rice's works, I'm into bloodsuckers now. Lestat the Vampire, Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned, Memnoch etc. Nice ones. Fond of vampire stories. Yum yum yum. :D

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PostPosted: 07 Feb 2009, 15:34 
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so this will be a book that is not a nice story that takes you to some neverlands , but I like "non-fiction" really good book, sad but beautiful, not kind of artcles that you can find in newspapers

Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia - Wojciech Tochman
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"The book's heroine, if she may be called that, is the tireless forensic anthropologist Ewa Klonowski, who directs the recovery and classification of human remains. Her importance is summed up by one despairing survivor: "If there aren't any bones there's no mourning. There's no way to live." Tochman hews closely to physical detail, logistics, and the stories of his interviewees."Such a book could be written in no other way.

see also: http://www.englishpen.org/writersintran ... ingastone/

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Like-E ... 3144/#TABS

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/05/books ... ref=slogin

and from other side something else:

C.S. Lewis "Tales form Narnia" back to childhood ;-)

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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2009, 16:29 
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I'm currently reading Neil Gaiman's book "The Graveyard Book" to my little niece. We both love it so far.

I've also fell in love with the children's bedtime book "The House In The Night" by Susan Marie Swanson. My niece is enthralled with this book.


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I'm almost 33 but I recently felt like being 17 years old..... I completely went crazy for the 'Twilight' saga... could not stop reading it until the last page of the fourth and last book of the story....

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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2009, 21:24 
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Eternity wrote:
I'm almost 33 but I recently felt like being 17 years old..... I completely went crazy for the 'Twilight' saga... could not stop reading it until the last page of the fourth and last book of the story....


Nothing wrong with Twilight, Eternity. I'm 34 and I love the books and the recent movie. My little niece got me hooked. What I truly love about this series is that it isn't "goth". I am so burned out and tired of "goth", it's like everyone AND their moms are "goth".


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