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    I just got done reading Stephen King's 11/22/63 and Johnathan Cahn's The Harbinger. .
    The last book I read was Harbingers by F. Paul Wilson. I've been slowly making my way through the entire Repairman Jack series since the start of the year or so. The fact that Repairman Jack has yet to show up in his own movie is pretty astonishing. The character and his adventures seems like a fun cross between James Bond and Dexter.

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    Ooh a book thread, awesome.

    I just finished "Intensity" by Dean Koontz and "Tick Tock" by Dean Koontz. Intensity is well, intense and it's my favorite book of all time right now. Tick Tock was comedy filled and came out right after Intensity because Koontz wanted something easy to write about it. If you want a good laugh, I recommend Tick Tock by Dean Koontz, but I will recommend Koontz to everyone, my favorite author right now.

    Currently reading his Fear Nothing book. I always hit the middle of it and never finish.

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    I just finished the sixth Dexter book completing them all in about 3 months. Was very interesting to see how they differed from the television series and i would really recommend them to fans of the show as they are really interesting and good to read as well as not being overly long as well.
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    I just finished the sixth Dexter book completing them all in about 3 months. Was very interesting to see how they differed from the television series and i would really recommend them to fans of the show as they are really interesting and good to read as well as not being overly long as well.
    Even though there's a couple of weak entries in the series, I love the Dexter novels. They do some things better than in the TV series. I love how Doakes is still alive, but is practically half machine at this point. His temperamental voice program allows for a couple of Dexter one liners. Rita's kids having their own Dark Passenger because of their dad made them so much more interesting in the novels than the TV show. I actually look forward to scenes with Astor or Cody, but their TV scenes were rarely worth watching. Really looking forward to Dexter's Final Cut coming in September.

    Personally, I think all fans of the TV series should give the books a chance. If nothing else, they enable you some Dexter time in between seasons. The fact that the novel series goes into a very different direction after the first novel compared to where season 2 went, it makes it even more fun.

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    Woah woah woah - Doakes survived the blast in the books?

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    Woah woah woah - Doakes survived the blast in the books?
    There wasn't a blast. In the books, a serial killer damn near cuts Doakes in a million different pieces before help came.

    As far as the books and seasons go, only the first book and season are pretty similar.

    After that, Dexter goes on his own new adventures in the books.

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    If I was ever get back in the swing of reading books again at work, I reckon I'd check out The Dexter ones first. As it stands I'm still halfway through Foley's Hardcore Diaries which I'm finding to be the weakest one I've read so far, but still enjoyable.

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    Yh the Doakes character in the books is far better than he was in the tv show. Dexter actually saves Doakes in the second book and then in the following four books Doakes tries to catch Dexter or frame him in several ways.

    Very interesting to compare the books to the TV show they are so different.
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    I've been reading some Ann Rice novels lately. If you think the movie Interview with a Vampire was sweet, then you should really check out the book. Also, Queen of The Damned is a fantastic read.

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    Anyone read any graphic novels?

    Some dude gave me a copy of the Watchmen big one today to read because I liked the film. Gunna give her a whirl later.


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    Anyone read any graphic novels?

    Some dude gave me a copy of the Watchmen big one today to read because I liked the film. Gunna give her a whirl later.
    Excellent book. It's kind of hard work in places, and moves at a much slower pace than the film, but Rorschach is a phenomenal character and his portrayal in the film only gives you a small glimpse of him compared to what you see in the book.

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    I been reading Christopher Pike's The Cold One. I can't give a recommendation because you guys are reading books by people I never even heard of. Has anyone ever read a Pike work?

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    Re: The Book Thread

    Bump.


    I've started reading Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. It's absolutely brilliant and is one of the biggest emotional roller-costers I've gone through in a book. It's about this person with learning disabilities who writes progress reports about a surgery that he undergoes to improve his intelligence and mental capacity. I'm only about 70 pages into the book and so far I've already felt guilt, sorrow, anger and happiness towards the main character as he changes.

    If you've ever read the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, it starts off written fairly similarly. His grammar and spelling is totally all over the place. As the book progresses, it's getting better and better and the main character begins to learn more about himself, how the people around him treat him, and his past.

    Highly recommended so far, I'll update the thread once I'm finished.





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    Anyone read Dan Brown's latest one called Inferno. I am about half way through and it is good so far but have absolutely no idea where it is going or what is going to happen.
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    Only books I have read are The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong (translated to English) and the Walking Dead books (Rise of the Governor etc). Both are pretty solid. I just can't get into books too much though, i suck at visualising.


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    Just recently finished The Road and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Probs gonna start McCarthy's Border Trilogy next and then the rest of the George Smiley books.

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    I got the Game of Thrones set for Christmas so I've been reading that. Granted, I'm only on the first book, but so far I'm really enjoying it.


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    I've been reading 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'. So far it's really good.

    If you're into apocalyptic/dystopian novels, I recommend the following:

    - Alas, Babylon
    - 1984
    - Brave New World
    - The Handmaid's Tale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy King View Post
    I got the Game of Thrones set for Christmas so I've been reading that. Granted, I'm only on the first book, but so far I'm really enjoying it.
    Ice and Fire is like crack on paper.

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    I really LOVE A Song of Ice and Fire. It's fantastic!

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