Macs and Books

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  1. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    In yet another shameless rip-off of jef's style of threads, I give you: Macs and Books!

    Please list your favorite books and authors...maybe we can avoid some of the flame wars by discussing something a little less volatile. ;)

    I'm just going to list authors for now...

    Stephen King
    Piers Anthony
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Frank Herbert
    JRR Tolkien
     
  2. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    This is a fun one, Rower! Good job on choosing literature for this thread. It's a nice change. My list of authors is below.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    William Faulkner
    Flannery O'Connor
    William Shakespeare
    Nick Hornby (a guilty pleasure :) )
     
  3. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Shakespeare's an interesting one, since the play format doesn't lend itself to easy reading. But I LOVE the live performances! The man's command of the language is/was amazing.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Hmm... well, my reading at the moment consists of Vonnegut, i'm going to try to get through his works... Love his sci-fi stuff, even tho i don't usually do sci-fi... Just got done reading most of Anne Rice's books (Queen of the Damned made me curious)... I read King religiously, am anxiously awaiting the next Dark Tower book...

    and there's always the fallback Grisham...

    i'm not very creative in my author selection, i know...

    :)
    pnw
     
  5. britboy macrumors 68030

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    To name but a few of my favourites:

    Jack Higgins
    Bernard Cornwell
    Stephen King
    Wilbur Smith
    Doug/Grant Naylor (authors of the Red Dwarf books)

    It'll be interesting to see if this thread can be made into a flame war ;)
     
  6. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    Why Paul, how dare you say you're not creative in your selection. Vonnegut's a certified genius!
     
  7. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Nice to see you around again, Paul...

    I've read a little Vonnegut (Monkey House) and really enjoyed it.
    While you're waiting for the next Dark Tower, you might want to check out his latest collection of short stories: "Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales".
    I picked it up last weekend and it's very good, so far.
     
  8. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i certainly agree... just finished Bagambo Snuff Box, his early short-story collection... it's interesting to see how his writing developed in those early starving-author years... His theories on population control are very frightening, yet i wonder how long his fiction takes to become reality, in places like China and India... I read Welcome to the Monkey House when i was about 10 or so, and i can remember being horrified... yet stimulated... his best story is the one about the Handicapper General, tho i don't remember the name of it...

    it's good to see another vonnegut fan :)

    pnw
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    thank you, i've been a little ill lately so haven't posted much... See above for Monkey House :) I would up reading Everything's Eventual the week it came out... Good blend of reflective stories with all-out horror stories, as i think he says in the prologue...

    Do you know the Dark Tower series well? I finally got around to reading The Talisman and then Black House (the sequel) recently, and they tie in very well... I'd almost say Black House is a DT book, in general. Also see Insomnia, where the Crimson King is introduced... Another character tie-in... It's really interesting to step back and look at the big picture King is painting... I'm a little afraid when the story of the Tower is done, he'll retire... it's certainly coming to a conclusion soon, i think... Seems like his masterpiece is almost finished :(

    :)
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  10. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet!

    For those of you who might be concerned, I JUST MADE MEMBER! Ok ok, it's not like I'm over 500 or anything, but we all have to start somewhere. :)
     
  11. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Umm, krossfyter? you been drinkin' again?
    hehehe
    ;)
    pnw
     
  12. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    Krossfyter's picture made me feel like i was watching a train wreck. I wanted to look away. Hell, I knew I should have looked away. Yet, for some unknown reason, I still had to stare for a bit. I'm sickened, and I'm not quite sure if it's me or kross. Oh well.
     
  13. britboy macrumors 68030

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    oh thanks very much. I'm going to have nightmares now!


    ...and i thought you were male.... :rolleyes:
     
  14. jefhatfield Retired

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    i like christine by stephen king
    many of the textbooks from school, really ;-)
    the bible written by god? men inspired by god? or men? or all of the above
    the almanac
    the sports almanac
    the guinness book of world records
    publications by princeton review regarding the educational field
    mac bible
    repairing and upgrading computers by scott mueller

    and
    macworld...this is not a book , buy hey:D

    cool thread, rower!
     
  15. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    ummm i am male.


    im just messing around here buddy. :D
     
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  17. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not as familiar with the DT series as I'd like to be...I've only read 1, 2 and 4, and only once at that. I'm pretty sure that I've read just about everything else he's done though (even the Richard Bachman stuff).

    It's hard to say if he'll stop...writing seems to be such a part of his life. He was writing from his hospital bed after he got hit by a car for Pete's sake!
     
  18. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    That's just wrong, man...

    Thanks for ruining the thread...:p
     
  19. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Oh, man, i couldn't live without the DT series. I'm starting the series again, halfway through Gunslinger. A friend in HS got me started (hooked)... Now the bookstores in the area know to dread me, because i always come in and beg to know when the next one will be out... Now he's set a release date, and I'm just chomping at the bit. Very true about his writing... I don't know if he could actually stop... it kind of sustains him... but i wonder if he doesn't have other things in mind.

    I saw an interview with him recently, and it turns out the nurses in the hospital where he recovered were *forbidden* to mention Annie Wilkes, Misery, or "I'm your Number 1 Fan!" lol... how creepy would that be...

    :)
    pnw
     
  20. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    vonnegut
    john irving
    jd salinger (i only recently read catcher in the rye-amazing and started some of this short stories)...

    i start a lot of books and then don't finish. cause i'm a freak.
     
  21. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    So your tastes in the opposite sex actually go a little farther than most....

    Next time a little warning, please.:eek:

    Maybe even your own thread: Macs and Shock Photos
     
  22. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to pretend I didn't see kross's image and continue with the thread at hand.

    As for books,I like books that are on a real epic scale. Dune, Lord of the Rings and Foundation are my favorite books from recent times. As for classics, The Iliad and the Odyssey.
     
  23. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    nah man..... its a JOKE.

    a joke man...a joke. i just posted that up for the hell of it. my intention was not to show for or against my sexual preference. since when does someones sexual preference or taste become questioned by putting up a joke pic.
    everyone lighten up. chill out. a joke is only to be taken on a certain level. we shouldnt go any deeper.
     
  24. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    what thread?:D
     

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