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#1 NUCKS4CUP 28

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:33 PM

I just started reading Insomnia by Stephen King. It's actually the first book I have ever read outside of school. It's pretty good so far too. I just read the epilogue so far. It's at least 50 pages long though, so it was a good read. I'm thinking about starting the first chapter right now, but it's already 11:30PM and I got school tomorrow so yeah.

Anyways, what book are you currently reading?

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:35 PM

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:37 PM

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.

Some of the facts and figures are amazing. About how many soldiers actually shoot to kill as opposed to trying to look scary firing a gun above the enemy's head.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:40 PM

The novel deals with Ralph Roberts, a retired widower who begins to suffer from insomnia. As the condition worsens, he begins to see things that are invisible and intangible to others: colorful manifestations of life-force surrounding people (auras), and diminutive white-coated beings he calls "little bald doctors", based on their appearance. Roberts perceives other planes of reality and their influence upon the "real" world. He finds that his longtime friend, Lois Chasse, is also a sufferer. They eventually discover that their insomnia has in fact been induced by the two little bald doctors to enable them to defeat the agents of the Crimson King.

Lois and Ralph name the doctors Clotho and Lachesis (the good guys) and Atropos (the rogue doctor), after the Moirae of mythology. Ralph overcomes Atropos and forces him to promise to stay out of their business, the doctors all being bound by their word, but Atropos has his revenge by showing Ralph a glimpse of the not too distant future in which he claims the life of the innocent Natalie Deepneau. Ralph is able to counterbalance this however, by striking a deal with Clotho and Lachesis whereby he trades his own life for Natalie's.

The story climaxes when Ed Deepneau, a deranged maniac and former neighbor of Roberts and Chasse, under control of an entity called the Crimson King attempts to crash a light plane containing explosives into the Derry Civic Center during a heavily-attended rally. At first Ralph and Lois think Ed's intention is to kill thousands of people in the immediate area; they discover however, that Ed has been possessed by the Random and brainwashed into becoming a kamikaze to help fulfill the Crimson King's true motive. The Crimson King wishes to kill a boy named Patrick Danville. Danville is the focus of a prophecy concerning the salvation of The Dark Tower (and indeed returns with a key role in the seventh book in The Dark Tower series). Danville cannot, for undisclosed reasons, be killed directly by anyone born under either the Random or the Purpose.

However, from time to time a being is born who is "undesignated". An undesignated person is described as being like a blank card, and is up for grabs by either side. Deepneau is one such person, in fact the only person on earth at that time of undesignated status. Ralph defeats the King and forces the light plane to crash into the parking lot; killing Deepneau and sparing Danville's life, allowing him to fulfill his destiny and setting the path for the Dark Tower series.

The story ends on a tragic note as Ralph, to uphold his bargain with Clotho and Lachesis, is hit and killed by a car to prevent Natalie Deepneau from being killed in his place. The story closes on the remark that Ralph is finally able to rest.




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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:40 PM

I've been re reading the Harry Potter series this summer. I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Not looking forward to when Dumbledore dies. :(
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:42 PM

Just left the library two hours ago...

Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott... not a classic but the sleeve looked interesting.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, I have LOVED some of his other works (favourite being Harrison Bergeron [ read it in high school and dozens of times since, named my dog after the main character])
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

I've been re reading the Harry Potter series this summer. I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Not looking forward to when Dumbledore dies. :(


Hmmm.... I could never get into the movies. Let alone the books.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden

It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she grudgingly saw off to war has returned. She leaves her home in the bush of Northern Ontario to retrieve him, only to discover that the one she expected is actually the other.

Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, gravely wounded and addicted to the army's morphine, hovers somewhere between the living world and that of the dead. As Niska paddles him the three days home, she realizes that all she can offer in her attempt to keep him alive is her words, the stories of her life.

In turn, Xavier relates the horrifying years of war in Europe: he and his best friend, Elijah Whiskeyjack, prowled the battlefields of France and Belgium as snipers of enormous skill. As their reputations grew, the two young men, with their hand-sewn moccasins and extraordinary marksmanship, became both the pride and fear of their regiment as they stalked the ripe killing fields of Ypres and the Somme.

But what happened to Elijah? As Niska paddles deeper into the wilderness, both she and Xavier confront the devastation that such great conflict leaves in its wake.

Inspired in part by real-life World War I Ojibwa hero Francis Pegahmagabow, Three Day Road reinvents the tradition of such Great War epics as Birdsong and All Quiet on the Western Front. Beautifully written and told with unblinking focus, it is a remarkable tale, one of brutality, survival, and rebirth.


"Apowerful tale of two men numbed by the horrors and brutality of trench warfare ... Friendship is riven with resentment and war is stripped of glory in this remarkable, wrenching novel, the work of a gifted storyteller."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Boyden's novel may be Canadian literature's best evocation of how war can warp the souls of normal young men since Timothy Findley's The Wars ... Boyden paints a masterful portrait of Xavier's and Elijah's boyhood friendship, equal parts affection and rivalry. His depiction of the strong ties that develop between fellow soldiers over years of war is authentic and moving. Xavier's outsider perspective on Canada and Canadian military culture is intelligent, thoughtful and occasionally humorous. And in Niska's loving care of her nephew, the reader finds a glimmer of hope that a better fate awaits Xavier than the one facing so many victims of war's horrors."


I've already read Boyden's second book, Through Black Spruce, which was an incredible book as well!
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

I've been re reading the Harry Potter series this summer. I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Not looking forward to when Dumbledore dies. :(


Whoa, spoilers
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

Barney Stinson - The Bro Code
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:46 PM

There's only one book that I have ever read over and over again.

Daniel's Story.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:49 PM

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:50 PM

I Am David

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:51 PM

I am rereading Jitterbug Perfume, my favourite book

It is about drugs, sex, immortality and dealing with an ever changing world

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:02 PM

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:07 PM

Just left the library two hours ago...

Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott... not a classic but the sleeve looked interesting.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, I have LOVED some of his other works (favourite being Harrison Bergeron [ read it in high school and dozens of times since, named my dog after the main character])


Slaughterhouse Five is a great book.

Catch-22, Joseph Keller

EDIT: I always read two books at once. I'm also reading Peter the Great by Robert Massie. I LOVE biographies and historical things.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:10 PM

Rereading Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:29 PM

I've been re reading the Harry Potter series this summer. I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Not looking forward to when Dumbledore dies. :(



Whoa, spoilers


Dumbledore dies? :shock:
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:31 PM

<br />I've been re reading the Harry Potter series this summer. I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. <br /><br />Not looking forward to when Dumbledore dies. <img src='http://forum.canucks...default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /><br />

<3 Harry Potter. I have read those books so many times that I don't need to read them anymore.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:34 PM

I am rereading Jitterbug Perfume, my favourite book

It is about drugs, sex, immortality and dealing with an ever changing world

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Tom Robbins is a god.
I find him hard to read sometimes because his metaphors are so ingenious, I get overwhelmed! :frantic:

Right now I am reading:
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I liked the first two books because Koontz actually captured a lot of the original Frankenstein feel.

I'll finish this book off, read the 4th one and then probably go and reread one of my fave Stephen King books: Cell
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:35 PM

Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:58 PM

The Great Credit Contraction - Trace Mayer

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:59 PM

Secret Teachings of All Ages

Manly P Hall.

Its like the gnostic/esoteric/hermetic encyclopedia.
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:41 AM

Barney Stinson - The Bro Code


one of the few books ive bought, though i lent it to my friend and i havent gotten it back, i think his wife found it
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:49 AM

Suttree by Cormac MacCarthy.
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:15 AM

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:44 AM

Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:21 AM

The First Circle- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:48 AM

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:52 AM

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