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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,440 ✭✭✭✭Piste


    I started reading "IT" by Stephen King a few years ago. Just couldn't hack it, it was way too scary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭Lavidabonita


    'Pet Sematary' by Stephen King is a great one!So spooky. Of course, 'Misery' is great too!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,479 ✭✭✭ChemHickey


    Piste wrote: »
    I started reading "IT" by Stephen King a few years ago. Just couldn't hack it, it was way too scary.


    I have yet to find a book scary... I might look into that though... People recommended "The Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by Poe for a scary book, and having read it, I can conclude that, 1) It is a great book, and, 2) It is not scary. At all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 747 ✭✭✭skyscraperblue


    Finished 'Needful Things' and really enjoyed it, it wasn't particularly scary as opposed to just brutal in places. I think it's always scarier when you imagine that something could actually happen in your own life, and 'Needful Things' isn't really like that, but it was still good, and majorly picked up at the end!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,399 ✭✭✭Aisling(",)


    I'm reading a dance with Dragons but I'm
    Spreading it out because lord knows how long it'll be till the next book comes out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,391 ✭✭✭Mysteriouschic


    Going to start The Hunger Games tomorrow I've had this book from my friend for months. I keep putting it off. I want to ger started on it .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,358 ✭✭✭Geekness1234


    Reading Stephan King's "Different Seasons" and "Full Dark,No Stars".
    "Different Seasons" is brilliant, but I am finding it really hard to read at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,009 ✭✭✭marko93


    Just started "Starship Troopers", been dying to read it for years.

    After that I start BATTLE ROYAL :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭jefreywithonef


    I could spend hours in bookshops. Weird disparity actually; I relish bookshops and buying books yet I'm a terribly slow reader. I was in a massive place called Chapters for the first time earlier, and I spent ages in there, but I didn't even get time to check out the upstairs sections. Also spent a minute or two rushing through some street stalls and in that time I managed to pick up three or four more books. I ought to put up a few shelves as my 'books to read' pile grows bigger and bigger.

    Half way through Things The Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett (E from Eels) and it's incredible. Cathartic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,291 ✭✭✭Junco Partner


    borrowed fahrenheit 451 from the girlfriend, bee n wanting to read it since i saw the extract in the english l.c.

    read it from cover to cover on the 55 limerick to waterford.

    so many instances of reading a line or a passage and stopping and thinking to myself "woahhhhhhh awesome!"

    a world where no one listens and everyone is a slave to the entertainment mediums that surround us everywhere we go while cramming commercials down our throat. well on our way to the world of this book.


    tl:dr
    i liked fahrenheit 451


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭Jamie Starr


    Read H.G Wells' War of the Worlds. Absolutely fantastic book. Cruise and Speilberg can perform lewd acts on my genitalia.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,873 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    Today I purchased the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (plays, poems and sonnets) for €10 and a selection of poetry from World War One for €6.50.

    Expect to see at least a few posts in rhyme or iambic in the coming weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,321 ✭✭✭Jackobyte


    Read Huxley's Brave New World and Burgess' A Clockwork Orange recently. Both enthralling reads.

    Now about a third through Freakonomics which is also rather fascinating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭Lavidabonita


    I've really become obsessed with the author Mary Higgins Clark.I love her books, they're great thrillers and very enjoyable too.Does anyone else here read her books?My favourite so far is 'Pretend you don't see her'.

    I buy pretty much all my books in Chapters.The upstairs is amazing, the whole shop is huge but you can find pretty much any book ever written,old or new, there.I buy the Mary Higgins Clark books second hand there for €3/ €4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,399 ✭✭✭Aisling(",)


    I just finished a song of fire and ice,if I've to wait 6 years on the next book I may infact die of impatience.

    I've the new kitty Norville book downloading to my kindle on the 9 th which is good,till then I guess I'll get the most recent Lynda La Plante one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 747 ✭✭✭skyscraperblue


    Just finished re-reading 'The Dark Portal' by Robin Jarvis, the first Deptford Mice book. This series is so weird - it reads like a kids' series almost, in terms of the writing style and things, but it's really dark and graphic and violent. I did like it though, but I think I prefer the prequels.

    About to start 'The Great Gatsby' :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 279 ✭✭thomur


    Just finished One Dog at a time by Pen Farthing. Brilliant story about a soldier who went out to Afghanistan and was appalled by the way dogs were treated there. Took a few back to the compound and the story is about how he bonded with the locals and the dogs. Great stuff


  • Registered Users Posts: 713 ✭✭✭Cherry Blossom Girl


    Finished American Psycho today, excuse me while I vomit everywhere. Still, I regret nothing! It's enthralling in a perverse way.

    Now onto more pleasant things - Emma and Tender is The Night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,378 ✭✭✭Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    Lawliet wrote: »
    It's not just a feminist thing either, people of colour are very under represented in popular fiction. A lot of publishers think white people are the default and any deviation from the default is a risking move. Young adult is just more of a wild card, things that don't sell in other genres do a lot better here.

    I happened to come across this earlier and it reminded me of what you said Lawliet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 70 ✭✭Yer_Wan


    Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire.

    I think it's love.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,438 ✭✭✭frantic190


    Reading the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Halfway through the second book atm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 747 ✭✭✭skyscraperblue


    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :D about halfway done and loving it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 592 ✭✭✭fizzyorange


    Finished American Psycho today, excuse me while I vomit everywhere. Still, I regret nothing! It's enthralling in a perverse way.

    Now onto more pleasant things - Emma and Tender is The Night.

    Not going to lie, all of the ultra-violent rape and murder scenes did not bother me even nearly as much as all of the clothes descriptions did. I understand that was kinda the point, constantly emphasising how superficial they all were, but oh my lord, if you cut out the clothing descriptions a third of the book would be gone. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭Jamie Starr


    Not going to lie, all of the ultra-violent rape and murder scenes did not bother me even nearly as much as all of the clothes descriptions did. I understand that was kinda the point, constantly emphasising how superficial they all were, but oh my lord, if you cut out the clothing descriptions a third of the book would be gone. :pac:

    That's the best bit about the book- that the consumerism and the violence are equally disgusting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭johnmcdnl


    Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi - it's the book about Henry Hill that was made into the classic that is Goodfellas. From what I've read so far it's worth reading if your a fan of the film for definite.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Alaska271


    I just finished reading Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli (cool name or what?) and now I'm re-reading all of The Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare.


  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭Poufsouffle


    I'm a few chapters into 'Death Cure' by James Dasner. It's the third book in the Maze Runner trilogy. It's reasonably good but I'm not sure if I'd re-read it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,009 ✭✭✭marko93


    Just finished Starship Troopers. No doubt one of the best books I've ever read. Onto Battle Royal now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 747 ✭✭✭skyscraperblue


    Reading 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides, really liking it so far. Such a fascinatingly atmospheric book.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭Jamie Starr


    Read The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, it wasn't as scientificy as War of the Worlds but still interesting, and has put me totally off continuing my research into an invisibility potion. Guess I'll bring those Coke cans back to the shop.

    Now reading Austen AGAIN, this time it's Persuasion. Will those confounded gentry ever get along?


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