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    Maybe talking about GRRM ain't such a good idea after all.
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    Fine. You people come up with other books we can talk about, seems that no people's giving a damn about GRRM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliar Swiftfire
    Fine. You people come up with other books we can talk about, seems that no people's giving a damn about GRRM.
    There's nothing new to talk about until he finishes AFFC, which is taking forever.....

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    Winter is coming.

    And so is the feast.
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    have anyone read the classic chinese book "journey to the west"??

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    transformers the book is pretty good too.

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    Did anyone read "The Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella? Its a chick-lit book.
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    happy holiday to everyone!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuy605
    have anyone read the classic chinese book "journey to the west"??
    My dad owns the translated copy of this book, and I only read the first couple of chapters. As always, our imagination is better than the actual movie/series adaptation. But that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Li Nhi
    My dad owns the translated copy of this book, and I only read the first couple of chapters. As always, our imagination is better than the actual movie/series adaptation. But that's just me.
    OOO..really.. How big is the book? I mean like pages or voules. Iwas going to buy them but not sure how long was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuy605
    OOO..really.. How big is the book? I mean like pages or voules. Iwas going to buy them but not sure how long was it.
    2 books, each around 930 pages, small font, about 2 inches think. Pretty normal like a Harry Potter book. You're thinking about reading it? I don't have the time or patience to read it, lol, but my cousin said it's so worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Li Nhi
    2 books, each around 930 pages, small font, about 2 inches think. Pretty normal like a Harry Potter book. You're thinking about reading it? I don't have the time or patience to read it, lol, but my cousin said it's so worth it.
    LOL..thanks for the detail description. I'm reading the Romance of 3 kingdom now, i was planning to read that book after. But it will take a wild to finish it, it has 3 book, total of 3590 pages.

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    hehe... i've noticed.. chuy605... you really like books, don't yah???
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    Quote Originally Posted by maki_hitsugaya
    hehe... i've noticed.. chuy605... you really like books, don't yah???
    Hehe..its just for fun. But most of time i just watch the movie.

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    do any of you guys read supernatural books like Stephen King or R.L. Stine besides the other respectable chinese authors? I'm just wondering because I'm curious.

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    I did read an assorted supernatural books, but I usually choose based on storyline rather than author.

    Some supernatural books I've read
    -The Singapore True Ghost Story series
    - Carrie by Stephen King
    - Godsend by ??
    - Some Christopher Pike's books.
    - Children's Ghost story from Ruth Ainsworth
    - Hear the Children Calling by ??
    - Vampire Chronicals by Anne Rice
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    Default Vampires

    Have you ever stopped to think about some of the silly things involving vampires? Driving a wooden stake through the heart will kill a vampire why? the hearts not functional.
    Vampire lovers... not possible since blood flow is required for a certain part of the male vampire to respond for action.
    That means Buffy and Angel didn't!
    Anyone else think of more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesG
    Have you ever stopped to think about some of the silly things involving vampires? Driving a wooden stake through the heart will kill a vampire why? the hearts not functional.
    Vampire lovers... not possible since blood flow is required for a certain part of the male vampire to respond for action.
    That means Buffy and Angel didn't!
    Anyone else think of more?
    JamesG.....I thought the same exact thing when I watched Buffy back then, lol!!!!

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    Smile vampires

    no interest in Buffy. but i am a fan of Anne Rice's vampire chronicles. it is 1 of the best fictions ever regarding vampires.
    i also had read LJ Smith's books on vampires, but it is a little childish compare to Rice's. i guess it'll be more suitable for readers of age 13-16.

    back to Rice - i had just finish Tale of the Body Thief. anyone (who had read the book) interested in discussing it?
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    American Born Chinese by gene yang

    As alienated kids go, Jin Wang is fairly run-of-the-mill: he eats lunch by himself in a corner of the schoolyard, gets picked on by bullies and jocks and develops a sweat-inducing crush on a pretty classmate. And, oh, yes, his parents are from Taiwan. This much-anticipated, affecting story about growing up different is more than just the story of a Chinese-American childhood; it's a fable for every kid born into a body and a life they wished they could escape.

    The fable is filtered through some very specific cultural icons: the much-beloved Monkey King, a figure familiar to Chinese kids the world over, and a buck-toothed amalgamation of racist stereotypes named Chin-Kee. Jin's hopes and humiliations might be mirrored in Chin-Kee's destructive glee or the Monkey King's struggle to come to terms with himself, but each character's expressions and actions are always perfectly familiar.

    True to its origin as a Web comic, this story's clear, concise lines and expert coloring are deceptively simple yet expressive. Even when Yang slips in an occasional Chinese ideogram or myth, the sentiments he's depicting need no translation. Yang accomplishes the remarkable feat of practicing what he preaches with this book: accept who you are and you'll already have reached out to others.
    a good book.

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