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the_shpydar

81. Posted:

I don't think anyone has mentioned Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Great read, and an unabashed love letter to gaming and 1980s pop culture.

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82. Posted:

RR529 wrote:

I know I'll probably get hate for this, but am I the only one who thinks Harry Potter is overrated?

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good series, but I just don't get why it's as popular as it is. It just didn't feel nearly as exciting/interesting as Dragon Ball Z, Final Fantasy X, InuYasha, and Kingdom Hearts (other things I was into around that time).

Even as far as books go, I had a much better time with the Inheritance Cycle (LotR clone it may be). The whole wizard school concept also just never seemed cool to me.

You're comparing a book to what I assume are either video games or a manga adaptation, which seems flawed. Regardless, I agree that Harry Potter is... I won't call it overrated, but by the end it was running almost purely on its own hype train, and Rowling could have released a turnip and stamped her name on it and still enjoyed massive success. Fortunately she didn't, and the last books aren't bad by any means, but they did become rather dry. I always felt the series suffered in its transition from children's book to teen/young adult - necessary with its fan base growing older - its more seriously-toned plots jarring in a world originally conceived as rather madcap and childish.

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bezerker99

83. Posted:

It's out today! Gonna get it when I get paid this weekend!!!

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For those ill-informed, this is Stephen King's sequel to his 1977 horror classic "The Shining". Don't read this if all you've done is seen the Kubrick film starring Jack Nicholson, as that film and the novel are vastly different. For instance, Dick Halloran dies in the film but never does in the novel and in fact makes a return appearance here in the sequel. Anyways, enough spoilers...cheers~!!! (and don't forget to leave the night light on!! :O )

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84. Posted:

Mellowkarp wrote:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It's utterly inspiring stuff.

I agree! it really is great!

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85. Posted:

100 Años de Soledad by Gabriel García Márquez. I don't how well they translated it to english but if you can read spanish you should be reading it right now. It's beautiful in so many ways.

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Nemaides

86. Posted:

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Good stuff.

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bezerker99

87. Posted:

Best Selling Author, Tom Clancy, dies at age 66.

http://www.sunny935.com/articles/features-sunny-fm-445495/bes...

Of course, Tom Clancy, is no stranger to the video game world. May he RIP.

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88. Posted:

He was too young...

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RR529

89. Posted:

Very surprising news (in a bad way).

Back in high school I read the Bear & the Dragon, which was fantastic, and End War, which was really good as well.

Never played any of the games, though.

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