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Post  paulopf on 5/9/2012, 4:46 pm

^Perhaps I'm remembering incorrectly, but would you say that, in a way, Simon was the opposite of Roger? Roger was completely ruthless, brutal and had no remorse. He terrified me, to be honest. Simon, on the other hand, realized, I think, what was happening with them and couldn't stand it. Therefore his vision, which could be perceived as the beginning of madness. I don't think he could have survived, while lucid, in the new conditions.
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Post  Emile on 5/10/2012, 4:51 am

paulopf wrote:^Perhaps I'm remembering incorrectly, but would you say that, in a way, Simon was the opposite of Roger? Roger was completely ruthless, brutal and had no remorse. He terrified me, to be honest. Simon, on the other hand, realized, I think, what was happening with them and couldn't stand it. Therefore his vision, which could be perceived as the beginning of madness. I don't think he could have survived, while lucid, in the new conditions.
Uh, nono, I was just saying that is the character I remember the most, no comparison.
Yah, Roger was pretty scary. And Simon suffered from epilepsy, so probably not, I didn't think either he could have survived.
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Post  tanita_mors on 7/5/2012, 8:43 am

What is this craze with 50 Shades of Grey ??? You'd think it's the next Bible or something.

The premise is interesting and promising, but I found the writing style rather simple, plain and unimaginative. And while I knew it was an erotic trilogy, the books have far too many erotic and sex scenes and far to little plot. It's gets tedious rather fast. I've red some PWP (porn without plot) Harry Potter fics that had more substance and were better written.

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Post  Ireth on 7/5/2012, 11:20 am

tanita_mors wrote:What is this craze with 50 Shades of Grey ??? You'd think it's the next Bible or something.

The premise is interesting and promising, but I found the writing style rather simple, plain and unimaginative. And while I knew it was an erotic trilogy, the books have far too many erotic and sex scenes and far to little plot. It's gets tedious rather fast. I've red some PWP (porn without plot) Harry Potter fics that had more substance and were better written.

Haven't read it, but it started out as Twilight fanfiction. I think that says enough phr34r

I think the Lord of the Flies discussion earlier is very interesting. I read that book when I was 13, and it really haunted me. It made me depressed at how humanity could be lost so easily. Also, what I kept thinking about even as I tried not to was those two little boys: the one with the birthmark who disappeared and was never seen again, and the one who kept reciting his full name and address, even when he stopped talking about other things, but had forgotten his name at the end of the book.
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Post  tanita_mors on 7/5/2012, 11:38 am

Ireth wrote:
tanita_mors wrote:What is this craze with 50 Shades of Grey ??? You'd think it's the next Bible or something.

The premise is interesting and promising, but I found the writing style rather simple, plain and unimaginative. And while I knew it was an erotic trilogy, the books have far too many erotic and sex scenes and far to little plot. It's gets tedious rather fast. I've red some PWP (porn without plot) Harry Potter fics that had more substance and were better written.

Haven't read it, but it started out as Twilight fanfiction. I think that says enough phr34r

I think the Lord of the Flies discussion earlier is very interesting. I read that book when I was 13, and it really haunted me. It made me depressed at how humanity could be lost so easily. Also, what I kept thinking about even as I tried not to was those two little boys: the one with the birthmark who disappeared and was never seen again, and the one who kept reciting his full name and address, even when he stopped talking about other things, but had forgotten his name at the end of the book.
I have never red any Twilight FF so I can't judge the quality, but FF can be really good at times, even R/NC-17 ones. There are some really talented writers who started out like that.


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Post  Ireth on 7/6/2012, 6:30 am

tanita_mors wrote:
Ireth wrote:
tanita_mors wrote:What is this craze with 50 Shades of Grey ??? You'd think it's the next Bible or something.

The premise is interesting and promising, but I found the writing style rather simple, plain and unimaginative. And while I knew it was an erotic trilogy, the books have far too many erotic and sex scenes and far to little plot. It's gets tedious rather fast. I've red some PWP (porn without plot) Harry Potter fics that had more substance and were better written.

Haven't read it, but it started out as Twilight fanfiction. I think that says enough phr34r

I think the Lord of the Flies discussion earlier is very interesting. I read that book when I was 13, and it really haunted me. It made me depressed at how humanity could be lost so easily. Also, what I kept thinking about even as I tried not to was those two little boys: the one with the birthmark who disappeared and was never seen again, and the one who kept reciting his full name and address, even when he stopped talking about other things, but had forgotten his name at the end of the book.
I have never red any Twilight FF so I can't judge the quality, but FF can be really good at times, even R/NC-17 ones. There are some really talented writers who started out like that.

Oh yeah, I've definitely read amazing fanfics, especially Harry Potter ones. But most of the twilight fanfiction I've seen are only good if they're parodies or deal with characters who are not Edward and Bella.
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Post  BlueJazz on 7/6/2012, 3:26 pm

Ireth wrote:
Haven't read it, but it started out as Twilight fanfiction. I think that says enough phr34r


Wait, what?! ohmy I didn't know that before since I don't give a damn about a book talking about BDSM because I don't get why these sexual practices exist in this world. I've read that it's popular among American housewives and there was a rumor about Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart playing the lead roles in its movie adaption. Can anyone who has read it explain its popularity?

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Post  tanita_mors on 7/6/2012, 4:11 pm

Personally, I find the premise interesting. With a better writer and a more tightly plotted story (not to mention more plot in general) this could have been true a revolutionary bestseller about a different yet fascinating lifestyle and why people do it. A study in human psychology as well as a good story.

The problem is that the main character isn't a submissive by nature and a virgin at that. It's completely unbelievable that any woman, no matter how in love or in lust would accept a first time relationship to be D/S if she doesn't have an inclination for it or any experience. Also the dialog between the protagonists is irritating in it's nature. She constantly mentions his sex-appeal and how lucky she is that he finds her attractive and wants her. She constantly undermines her own attractiveness and self-worth even though literary ever guy she interacts with wants her in the sack. She calls his and I quote "her beautiful twisted man" Shocked . She allows him control over her life (when he can't convince her to work in his company, he buys the one she gets hired in, he buys her a phone to be constantly in contact with her, a pc, a new car,...) That level of control-freak behavior is so extreme that it's unimaginable that someone who doesn't have a natural inclination to it would accept it willingly. While this is fiction, it's something I just can't get over.

Example (after seeing Christian's interaction with an ex-submissive who is stalking her because she is his first official girlfriend) :

“I don’t understand why you find me attractive,” I murmur. “You’re, well, you’re you . . . and I’m . . .” I shrug and gaze up at him. “I just don’t see it. You’re beautiful and sexy and successful and good and kind and caring—all those things—and I’m not. And I can’t do the things you like to do. I can’t give you what you need. How could you be happy with me? How can I possibly hold you?” My voice is a whisper as I express my darkest fears. “I have never understood what you see in me. And seeing you with her, it brought all that home.”

What I find shocking is that this peace of mediocre (at best) erotica with barely a semblance of plot is breaking records in such a degree that there was a segment about it's translation to Serbian on our evening news for crying out loud.

I mean, just EPIC FAIL.


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Post  BlueJazz on 7/7/2012, 1:44 pm

Thanks for the explanation. Ivana bisou It seems like you've read the book. I honestly hope you didn't spend money on this piece of crap and I couldn't agree more with your first paragraph thumnup

Not only it's an epic fail, I think it's a sick joke to women based on how the lead female character was portrayed. It's horrible, saddening and disgusting. I felt like reading a life of a woman in olden days where men control everything. vomit2 The relationship is more fucked up than Twilight and I don't get why it's so popular right now:saispa: Sigh at all the people who have no taste.

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Post  tanita_mors on 7/7/2012, 2:12 pm

I don't buy books any more (unless it's something I really want to own in physical form like LOTR, Hobbit, HP, Hickhikers guide. to the galaxy,...) Piracy phr34r (that is why I have about 20,000 books (5,5 GB - and ever expanding) on my PC, and not nearly enough time to read all that I want :( )

I read the first book and I'm reading the second one. There is potential, but some of the stuff is just Shocked . It's a light summer read, but not a record breaking material the likes of HP or even Dan Brown books. I don't mind erotica, but there is just too much sex and too little going on to be that successful and popular in my book. And I red Twilight a long time ago, but I think this heroin is even worse then Bella. You can totally see that the characterization rest heavily on Twilight, but Stephanie Meyer is a better writer by a landslide. And ain't even a fan of Stephanie Meyer.

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Post  CloveGlee on 10/7/2012, 11:26 pm

I'm a Hub Pages author, and this week for Banned Books Week I wrote a little hub about a book called "And Tango Makes Three." See, back in 2004, two penguins who were behaving like mates hatched an egg together and created a lovely little girl chick called Tango. The catch. Both of the parent penguins, Roy and Silo, were males.

http://recappersdelight.hubpages.com/hub/LGBT-and-And-Tango-Makes-Three-Childrens-Book

This little book is literally just the true story of how two male penguins raised an egg that the zookeeper gave them. That's all. It's the most frequently banned book in the United States.

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Post  msjoanlucette on 10/7/2012, 11:48 pm

I read your review. It's really awesome btw. :O
I didn't know that was a book. I think I heard someone mention it before.
I found it adorable that they were trying to hatch an egg.
I think I'll definitely try to find the chance to get the book to read it.
thanks for sharing your review. it was really great! Smile
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Post  MoviesAreLife on 1/18/2013, 11:49 pm

"A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard. It is heartbreaking, hard to read...but so, SO inspirational and hopeful. Despite the prolonged horror of her situation, it is truly uplifting and a story of the strength and triumph of the human spirit. She is a remarkable and strong young lady. Such a lovely woman. Reading something like this gives you a feeling of...if this girl can survive all of this, then there is no reason that I can't get through my crappy day.

I want this book with every fiber of my being: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Pickford-Movies-Christel-Schmidt/dp/0813136474
I can't seem to find it in any bookstore other than a local chain called The Tattered Cover. And of the three TC bookstores in town, only one has the book...and they only have one copy! Alas, it is 45 dollars and I can't afford it. Someday, I will get my hands on this book for my Mary Pickford collection!!! (I collect books and films of some of my favorite early cinema icons: Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Shirley Temple, Orson Welles, Baby Peggy, Jackie Coogan, DW Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Florence Lawrence and so on).

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Post  brisallie on 5/23/2013, 10:50 am

I started to read Hunger Games on Sunday, but overall I can say that I like how the writer is so detailed at telling the story. I haven't read beyond page 45, but I've liked how in the process of telling the journey of Katniss to the Capitol, she goes back in time and explains better why Katniss has some resentment against her mom for instance. And though I'm not a fan of first person narrative, because I'm someone who love to know what's going with all the characters and personally I believe this type of narrator is limited because only tell the story from his point of view, this time I like it. Probably because I like Katniss, and unlike other heroines like Bella for instance, she's a woman who I think don't depends on any man and is quite independent and warrior.

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Post  MoviesAreLife on 5/23/2013, 4:22 pm

"Whatever Happened to Baby Peggy?" By Diana Serra Cary.

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Post  Delight on 6/12/2013, 9:50 am

I haven't been active around the forums nowadays, and one of the reasons is this highly amusing and entertaining book (by an Australian author) I've stumbled across:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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“I am thirty-nine years old; single, intelligent, fit, in excellent health and I have a relatively high status and above-average income as an associate professor. Logically, I should be attractive to a wide range of women. In the animal kingdom, I would succeed in reproducing.

However, there is something about me that women find unappealing."



In summary, this book is about a geek/Professor of Genetics/person with Asperger's Syndrome looking for love. Or, more accurately, a wife. The protagonist is eccentric and socially awkward, but still quite charming and like-able. This is one book where the reader is more "clued in" as to what's going on than the protagonist, who is so obviously lacking in the understanding of social norms. 


Here is an excerpt that  had me laughing out loud:


"Tell me something I don't know," said Rosie for no obvious reason.


I quickly searched my mind for an interesting fact. "Ahhh ... The testicles of drone bees and wasp spiders explode during sex."
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Post  MoviesAreLife on 7/16/2013, 7:15 pm

"God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F#cked" by Darrell Hammond

"Follow the Rabbit -Proof Fence" by Doris Pilkington

"When Rabbit Howls" by Truddi Chase

"Church of Lies" by Flora Jessop

"Underground to Canada" by Barbra Smucker (for young readers)

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"The Star Machine" by Jeanine Basinger

"American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee" by Karen Abbott

"A Child Called 'It'" by Dave Pelzer

"A Private Family Matter" by Victor Rivas Rivers

"Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" by Alison Arngrim

"Unsweetened" by Jodie Sweetin

"Child Star" by Shirley Temple Black

"Monster" by Walter Dean Myers

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Post  MoviesAreLife on 8/3/2013, 5:00 pm

"My Own Story" by Ryan White

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Post  valkeakuulas on 8/5/2013, 7:10 am

I just finished As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann and am still quite upset...upset in a way that makes the book breathtakingly beautiful and yet cruel.

It's a very tough story about civil war and torrid friendship and love with a hint of madness set in the 1645 in England. Anyone who likes historical novels with passion should read this. It however will not give you a happy ending as many stories set in that time do not.

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Post  ChrisColferFan1 on 8/21/2013, 1:35 am

BANISHED  Surviving My   Years in the Westboro  Baptist Church by Lauren Drain with Lisa Pulitzer

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Post  brisallie on 1/9/2014, 1:48 am

I've started to read The Fault is on Our Stars by John Green, and I'm loving it. I don't know if he in real life is as witty and sarcastic as his characters, but that's exactly what I love about Hazel and Gus Smile. Despite of going through a difficult time in their life, they don't get down and feel miserable, but instead deal with it humour, a dark humour I should say, and don't put limits to themselves.

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Post  Buenos on 3/12/2015, 3:03 pm

Sigh... he will be missed. :( :(

RIP  
Terry Pratchett

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Post  brisallie on 3/12/2015, 5:42 pm

Buenos wrote:Sigh... he will be missed. :( :(

RIP  
Terry Pratchett

"AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER,"
"Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.
"The End."

Does he has written several books,right? Is a saga?

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Post  Buenos on 3/12/2015, 9:23 pm

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Post  dimpledchris on 3/12/2015, 9:53 pm

brisallie wrote:
Buenos wrote:Sigh... he will be missed. :( :(

RIP  
Terry Pratchett

"AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER,"
"Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.
"The End."

Does he has written several books,right? Is a saga?

He has. The Discworld series is quite popular and has a huge following, and Terry Pratchett was an amazing author.
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