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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    I find A Song of Ice and Fire's approach on death refreshing. It's nice to know that virtually none of the characters are untouchable. It gives you a real sense of suspense and anxiety over your favorite characters. In a lot of animes or mangas it seems (and TV shows, books in general), it always seems like the main character is completely immortal. It's tiresome, even annoying after a while.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    I find A Song of Ice and Fire's approach on death refreshing. It's nice to know that virtually none of the characters are untouchable. It gives you a real sense of suspense and anxiety over your favorite characters. In a lot of animes or mangas it seems (and TV shows, books in general), it always seems like the main character is completely immortal. It's tiresome, even annoying after a while.
    Yeah, he kind of sets the limits (or lack thereof) in the very first book. After that, you can't really feel safe about anyone. The last book left with such a cliffhanger, and even longtime fans are trying to convince themselves that what they read isn't what it seems...I'm not sure if there's something to the theories or if people are STILL in denial.

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    I still refuse to believe it... it's like, there'll be a way, that someone will be back
    ...

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoa View Post
    I still refuse to believe it... it's like, there'll be a way, that someone will be back
    Well, there's reason to believe that is the case. But you can't really assume such things with GRRM, so it's funny people still do it.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Accept the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xi0 View Post
    Well, there's reason to believe that is the case. But you can't really assume such things with GRRM, so it's funny people still do it.
    I know... but I'm in denial on this one
    hahah
    at least it wasn't clear.. and there are some clues(smokescreen?) hinting for something else
    ...

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    I'm reading at a snail's pace for Seven Basic Plots.

    Due to the anniversary of the JFK assassination, I'm currently reading the Warren Commission online. I hope to read Vincent Bugliosi's book once the person who's borrowing it from the library returns it.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    I just read a really good pair of 99c Kindle Indie YA books.

    Devil Ash Days & Devil Ash Deceit by Mitchell Olson.

    It was basically a shounen style angels and demons book. And I think it might be the first time I've ever read something where an author put shounen/anime-ness in a book and I actually liked it; they usually end up all exposition and no charm. I definitely had a good time with these though.

    They also helped my wash away my hatred for Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (NOT a space opera).
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    Started reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    I've finished The Alchemy of Air (not great writing... but intensely interesting. This book would make an amazinggggg film, with the right director).
    I've also completed A Storm of Swords. My favorite character is still alive, so I'm pleased.
    Another book I've finished is Anthem.... Gotta say I loved this one.

    I haven't watched TV in a month!

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    I've also completed A Storm of Swords. My favorite character is still alive, so I'm pleased.
    That narrows it down...


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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Forgot to say I also completed Of Mice and Men.

    Steinbeck still ensures himself the place in my heart as my favorite author.

    Any other Steinbeck fans here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xi0 View Post
    That narrows it down...
    Wonder if you already know who it is...


    BY THE WAY. I JUST READ AN 1100 PAGE BOOK. YOU OWE ME LIKE SIX HARRY POTTER BOOKS BY NOW. I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    Wonder if you already know who it is...


    BY THE WAY. I JUST READ AN 1100 PAGE BOOK. YOU OWE ME LIKE SIX HARRY POTTER BOOKS BY NOW. I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU.
    The two characters I had in my head are still alive at the end of the third book, so while that eliminates a lot of characters, it doesn't really narrow it down all that much. Not many of the fan-favorites actually die by that point.

    Okay, tell me who your favorite character is and I'll read the first book.

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    I like Of Mice and Men, even though I first read it in English class (which is horrible enough to make you hate any novel).
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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by xi0 View Post
    The two characters I had in my head are still alive at the end of the third book, so while that eliminates a lot of characters, it doesn't really narrow it down all that much. Not many of the fan-favorites actually die by that point.

    Okay, tell me who your favorite character is and I'll read the first book.
    So really, it didn't narrow it down at all.

    Well, I have that in writing, but I kind of want a signature at the end, just to be certain.
    Guess who you think my favorite character is tho! I want to know who you think I love tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    I like Of Mice and Men, even though I first read it in English class (which is horrible enough to make you hate any novel).
    I just tried to imagine myself reading a book in Spanish and cringed...

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