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Read "The Passage" by Justin Cronin. I couldn't put it down. Cronin's "virals" make for great reading.

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Thanks for the heads up on that...I'm getting bored with this steampunk book I'm reading.

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side note, the first part SUCCCCKKKKSSS


then you get sucked in and then get pissed at the end when you realize there is an end and the next isnt coming out for awhile

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side note, the first part SUCCCCKKKKSSS


then you get sucked in and then get pissed at the end when you realize there is an end and the next isnt coming out for awhile
Wait, you can read?

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Thanks for the heads up on that...I'm getting bored with this steampunk book I'm reading.
What are you reading now?

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Yea, but just the pichtures.
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Boneshaker...I can't think of the name of the chick who wrote it. I'm about half way through it and it's really not going anywhere. Character development is thin as well. Only reason I got it was because we needed to spend $10 more at Amazon to get free shipping. I grabbed the first steampunk book I found. Meh.

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so what other books do you guys like that are sci fyiii etc.


btw, dont read
"shades children"
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so what other books do you guys like that are sci fyiii etc.


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Anything by Nancy Kress or Robert Heinlein, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer by William Gibson, All of Steven Kings short story collections. Find the Transmetropolitan comics by Warren Ellis and the Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman.

That's just off the top-0-me-head. I can hook you up with the comics digitally. I might have some of the books if you don't score them yourself. My library is about 5000+ books and mostly Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy stuff.

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Danke, I will look into reading those next.

I just finished one called Enders Game, not great. But Def enjoyed it.
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Danke, I will look into reading those next.

I just finished one called Enders Game, not great. But Def enjoyed it.
Dude, Enders Game is a classic piece of science fiction.

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Dude, Enders Game is a classic piece of science fiction.
Absolutely. I think you need to be younger to really gel with the Ender character though. Firebretha is just too old for that now.

I couldn't make it through the follow up books though. Beating a dead horse at that point.

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Absolutely. I think you need to be younger to really gel with the Ender character though. Firebretha is just too old for that now.

I couldn't make it through the follow up books though. Beating a dead horse at that point.
The book is considered young adult, that was the section it was always housed at my local library.

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Read the rest of the series. They are actually better than enders game. The ones that center around earth are very interesting since they all play out on the world stage.

IE. One of the books centered around in 300 years if the muslim world gets their shit right and decide to work together, what does that mean for the world.

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Dude, Enders Game is a classic piece of science fiction.
its hard to make a recommendation on a book to people. I fear disappointing peoples.



lol, I really liked it, but comparing it to OPs book which I loved allot more.

Its a total scaled system for me. Its more than just components for me.


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Locke and demonthes, Any inspiration to lock and jack from lost? each were defined with traits that seemed similar to the show.

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The book is considered young adult, that was the section it was always housed at my local library.

which is what I felt it was too. I read allot of kids sci fi books as I enjoy them because it can dive more into fantasy without fear of adult analysis on, "whats possible"

so I didnt know it was a classic and was worried I was recommending kids books lol
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reread the passage again. I really did like this book, alot.
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reread the passage again. I really did like this book, alot.
Fucker, you're only now getting back to this? LOL

I'm reading Game of Thrones after watching season one. The TV series ROCKS because it follows the books so well. The books are obviously well done, enough that I feel like I'm watching the shows in my head.

I'm looking forward to finishing this book and jumping into the next one.

I'll be pissed if the show gets canceled early....

What are you all reading now? And Fire, how's your pet allot?

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So far this is the best "Zombie" book I've read. It reads like a movie in my head. Great pacing, intelligent story.

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