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    ^ The third book is still lacking in writing skills and wound up getting into all this weird supernatural stuff. It was nowhere near as interesting as the first 2, still good, but really lacked some of what the first 2 books had. Also, he wrapped everything up really fast, like he was contracted for a 300 page book and realized he was almost there so better wrap everything up quickly so as not to exert too much effort writing extra.

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    I'm re-reading a childhood favorite of mine:

    The Giver by Lois Lowry.

    I always found it fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDayButToday View Post
    ^ The third book is still lacking in writing skills and wound up getting into all this weird supernatural stuff. It was nowhere near as interesting as the first 2, still good, but really lacked some of what the first 2 books had. Also, he wrapped everything up really fast, like he was contracted for a 300 page book and realized he was almost there so better wrap everything up quickly so as not to exert too much effort writing extra.
    Yeah, that about sums up the opinions I've been hearing about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    Dandy in the Underground by Sebastian Horsley. Hilarious. What a complete fuckup this guy is.
    Amazon.com isn't letting me find this. Neither is Amazon UK. Any suggestions?

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    ^ Thank you for this link!

    Weird though, I couldn't get it on Amazon UK with my own search, and then on Amazon US, I finally found it: "This title will be released on March 11, 2008." At least I can do a pre-order for here.

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    ^^you can order from amazon.co.uk. Anyway, now reading a book about Elizabeth I, written in 1892. It's amazing how sexist it is! Lovely comments like 'she let her feminine weakness cloud her judgement'. Too funny.
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    Cell by Stephen King. Mostly crap, it really didn't do much for me. It wasn't even particularly entertaining. Maybe I've outgrown him or the book really was that bad, I can't tell.

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    ^^^
    i always thought stephen king was a good storyteller but a bit of a crappy writer.
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    Buddhism for Dummies.....
    Now logic is a wonderful thing but it has, as the processes of evolution discovered, certain drawbacks. Anything that thinks logically can be fooled by something else which thinks at least as logically as it does. - Douglas Adams

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    Just Finished "You Got Nothing Coming" by Jimmy Lerner. I found it hard to put down. It's about a guy who killed somebody and his experiences in prison. Jimmy Lerner is from my area, and worked at Pac Bell next to Scott Adams, the Dilbert creator, for 18 years, so that added a personal touch to the story. If you like prison stories (and I do) this is a good one. It's full of bad language and graphic stuff, so be warned.

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    The Catcher In The Rye

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    Quote Originally Posted by ariesallover View Post
    Amazon.com isn't letting me find this. Neither is Amazon UK. Any suggestions?
    You said underground and it's underworld

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    i've just begun to reread breaking open the head: a psychadelic journey into the heart of contemporary shamanism by daniel pinchbeck. i loved it the first time i read it, but there are parts that i wanted to reread & grasp better. i really love reading of his experiences.
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