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Anyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? posted 18 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionAnyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? by painbird, Candidate

i read the book and enjoyed it very much.


has anyone read any china mievelle? view post


A Game of Thrones posted 18 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by painbird, Candidate

i have read these books and by far they are the best fantasy i have ever read. jordon can only look on in dismay. martin just cuts to the chase, he doesn't bloat the book with meaningless seating charts and other random useless info. don't get me wrong, i love the WoT series but the last book left me with a very sour taste in my mouth and it appears i am still bitter about it.

i just hope martin can finish aFoC soon. view post


Anyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? posted 18 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionAnyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? by painbird, Candidate

i read Perdido and that was a great book. mievelle writes some amazing fantasy. view post


Anyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? posted 19 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionAnyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? by painbird, Candidate

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found some stuff on google. view post


dark tower? posted 19 July 2004 in Literature Discussiondark tower? by painbird, Candidate

has anyone here read any of the dark tower books? i am a big fan of king and i've enjoyed his foray into fantasy. his books were the reason i tried reading a fantasy book. i always thought i wouldn't be able to stomach it. thankfully i tried or i may have missed some great books and some wonderful stories. view post


dark tower? posted 20 July 2004 in Literature Discussiondark tower? by painbird, Candidate

i loved the first 4 books, drawing of the three being my fav. the last 2 books seem to change the tone of the series. i hope the 7th book goes back to the old west, post nuclear war vibe. view post


odd posted 27 July 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

i went to my local bn (usa) and asked when the warrior prophet would be out. they have no listings for it and the only thing they have under r scott bakker other then tdtcb is a book called dinosaurs. whats the deal with that?


i will have to get it from amazon.ca, i need it now. view post


odd posted 27 July 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

looks like i will be buying this from canada. there is no way i want to wait until next year.

thanks for the info. view post


odd posted 27 July 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

doesn't canada speak english? view post


odd posted 27 July 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

i really thought it was the same.

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amazon.ca doesn't appear to be in 'canadian'.


i always thought canadians spoke french and/or english. silly me. view post


odd posted 27 July 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

thank you.

not to be cruel but 'canadian'? come on. view post


odd posted 28 July 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

i honestly thought you were serious. thank goodness you were joking. phew, maybe i'm the dumb one. view post


odd posted 30 July 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

i am from the united states, new hampshire, to be exact. view post


odd posted 09 August 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by painbird, Candidate

well, i got my book today and unfortunately, it is in canadian. looks like i will need to buy the "Idiots Guide To Canadian". <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


all i can say posted 10 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; Aall i can say by painbird, Candidate

i am about 1/4 of the way through twp and i wanted to say, where maybe the author would read it, that these books are amazing. every chapter is a small masterpiece. these books need so much more exposure and it's a shame they haven't gotten it...yet. never have i read books with more depth and meaning in each sentence than these. truly an amazing piece of work. sorry about my disjointed paragraph but i am finding it hard to put words to what i actually want to say. basicaly, i've read a lot of books, fiction mostly, and these are by far the deepest, most thoughtful and thought provoking books i've read to date.


thanks r. scott bakker,
sean from nh, usa view post


all i can say posted 10 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; Aall i can say by painbird, Candidate

i am sure it will.


thank you for taking the time to reply to me and sorry i couldn't express myself better. view post


all i can say posted 26 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; Aall i can say by painbird, Candidate

well, i finished twp and it was amazing. these books are now at the top of the heap for me. never have i read books quite like these. nothing cliche, everything fresh and thought provoking. the thoughts and ideas in the books are just brillant. not just 'fantasy' but modern classics.


i just really want to thank you for such a wonderful read and ask you to hurry up with the third <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


dark tower? posted 27 September 2004 in Literature Discussiondark tower? by painbird, Candidate

the series is complete, the final book came out 9/21. i just started it. not into it enough to say what it think but i am looking forward to reading how King finished it. view post


dark tower? posted 02 October 2004 in Literature Discussiondark tower? by painbird, Candidate

sounds cool. i am about 200pages into it and so far so good. some cool things revealed. view post


dark tower? posted 05 November 2004 in Literature Discussiondark tower? by painbird, Candidate

i enjoyed the final book but i felt the last 3 books lost the scope of the previous 4. the first 4 set up and epic story and the last 3 just seemed to be in a rush to end it. good but not great. view post


This time I got a question... posted 29 December 2004 in Author Q &amp; AThis time I got a question... by painbird, Candidate

well as for me, i saw tdtcb in hardcover at a local barnes and noble (i live in new hampshire, usa) and bought it. my wife said something along the lines of 'sheesh, $25 on a book by a guy you've never heard of. you BETTER like it.' now it's not the $25 is a lot of money but i had recently had a bad string of books that i could not finish and probably spent about $50 on crap (terry goodkind being one of the crap books, sorry to his fans) so she was weary. i picked up the book that night and was amazed. 'holy shit' were my words, 'this book is f*cking great' and i was only about 100pages in. i finished it quickly, ordered twp from the great white north and have told everyone i can that they need to read these books, that they are the best fiction i've ever read. i am trying.


i think that there are so many books out there and the few good ones get lost in the shuffle. it reminds me of the music industry. pop everywhere and all the good stuff is so hard to find and even harder to market. people have no attention span and want fast and dumbed down reads. the majority of people don't want to think, it's really too hard and sometimes they get headaches. because of this, i think companies know what will sell and continue to overlook the true artists and keep pumping out the easy stuff.


just my humble and somewhat incoherent opinion. view post


This time I got a question... posted 29 December 2004 in Author Q &amp; AThis time I got a question... by painbird, Candidate

i agree with you and now disagree with me. i was searching for the right point and you made it. we are lazy. 100% true. big colorful ads to entrance us and we tend to buy things with big letters and fancy colors. maybe thats why i always go for the understated and soft spoken. the cover of tdtcb was quiet and unassuming and thats why i picked it up. i love this country but sometimes the trends we follow and they things we buy and buy into astound me (pop music, terry goodkind).



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This time I got a question... posted 29 December 2004 in Author Q &amp; AThis time I got a question... by painbird, Candidate

the other thing about pop music and Nelly in particular (my wife likes him, unfortunately) is that in any given song, he will slaughter the English language. Why? Because it's cool i guess. It’s cool to sound dumb? I don’t get it. this is why it’s hard for tdtcb to break into the US. This is what Bakker has to deal with. view post


house of leaves posted 21 February 2006 in Literature Discussionhouse of leaves by painbird, Candidate

has anyone read this book? i just started it a few days ago. it is a very creepy book so far but i am bit worried about the odd structure that fills up the second half.

any comments? view post


Now listening to... posted 21 February 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by painbird, Candidate

David Gilmour - On an Island view post


house of leaves posted 16 March 2006 in Literature Discussionhouse of leaves by painbird, Candidate

i finished it the other day and it was a very intriguing read. i can't say i understood everything or even half of everything but the book was very sad and has a very bleak feeling to it. view post


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