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post #301 of 758 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 10:53 AM
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Rereading Choke and Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk. IDK why, but I prefer Choke. I found it in the car and I brought it inside, and couldn't put it down, having forgotten where I left off.

It looked like some of the format within House of Leaves would be distracting. I assume the story makes it worth it.
If you like Chuck, read Rant. Book has a realllly strange format (it consists of other people telling the story about the main character) but it's really good. The format doesn't throw you off in it either, it's really cool.

As for House, the format of the book doesn't throw you off at all actually. It's perfectly timed even though it may not look it. You know what feeling when you get really into a book and you end up forgetting you're reading words and it just plays like a movie in your head as you read? House of Leaves does that tenfold. It's strange, because you'd think the format would be really confusing, but it isn't at all. The format gives you such a good feel for what's going on with the characters, the environment, everything. Like I said it's extremely well written.

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Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors. I personally liked Survivor better than choke, but choke was great too. Did you see the movie of Choke that came out recently? It wasn't too bad.

Lullaby was pretty damn good, as was invisible monsters and fight club. Hell, I just named over half of his library, so just read them all
Missed, Diary, Rant, Snuff and Stranger than Fiction, which I all liked far more than those LOL... with the exception of Fight Club >_>

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There was a movie of Choke?? How did I miss that?

Oh, I do plan on reading them all, without a doubt.
It was a low level release that didn't get much Ad times... it was decent but really didn't do the book justice. Although the one guy from Shaun of the Dead is in it. (Not Simon Pegg)
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I was having trouble finding something to watch to put me to sleep that i have not already seen so I DL a book on tape (polgara the sorceress, a book to read after the series i mentioned in the OP) as the Book on tape started I was OMG this is horrible the guy is doing the voices for everyone male female ect.. plus he was pronouncing the names wrong which was absolutely pissing me off but I still continued on and after a bit it started growing on me and then after that I really started enjoying the book on tape.

I think I would like it even more if I DL a book on tape that I have not already read so I dont have the people in the book already mapped out in my head as to what they sound like, but all in all I think I am a big fan of these books on tape for when I cant actually pick up a book and read it.

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Audio books are great for a long road trip. I used to rent them from cracker barrel when we went on vacation every year. I heard King's Desperation and The Regulators on audio book when we drove to Florida one year.


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I don't do books on tape. I used to when I had to drive 30+ minutes a day, but now my trips top out at 10 so it isn't worth it to me.

I have a blackberry bold with an ebook reader program. I simply download the ebook of the books I want to read and that way my book is always with me, and I always have a book light I've ready over 100+ books this way in the past 2 years.


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I don't know how I feel about the whole book reader thing. I know it would be handy to ahve all those books at your fingertips, but i LOVE to have an actual book in my hand when I am reading. I want to to feel the pages under my fingers...


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I get what you are saying and I agree with you, but convenience overrides that. At night, my wife goes to sleep an hour or so before me, so I read. If I had a real book, I would need a pain in the ass book light. With my phone/ebook reader, it is build in.

Also, it is always with me. I don't have to carry it around. Hell, I can, and do, carry around a whole series of books on my phone so when I'm done with one, I can simply move onto the next one.

I still have a decent library of books, I simply don't read them anymore.


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Yeah it is tempting I must say...but damn I just love books


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I'm reading Sean Penn's biography His Life and Times it's a great look behind his exciting life and how he became the best actor of this generation

I'm nearly through now!
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Does it talk about his directing of Into the Wild?






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Does it talk about his directing of Into the Wild?
No Kry unfortunately not! The book goes until the year 2004. His Oscar for Mystic River is mentioned and a little bit about 21 Grams.

Are you a fan of him as well??
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