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Alric Auditor | joined 04 August 2004 | 147 posts


Now Reading... posted 16 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Alric, Auditor

In the Name of the Rose is a truly marvelous book. Eco's language is dense at times, but the stories are more than worth the effort. I truly enjoy both Rose and his Foucault's Pendulum. Now there is a book that'll have your head spinning every now and again. Still, Eco is truly talented when it comes to blending history, philosophy, myth, legend, mystery and suspense, along with bits of humor to create memorable works of literature. view post


A Wolf's Age (Prologue) posted 16 August 2004 in Member Written WorksA Wolf's Age (Prologue) by Alric, Auditor

Thank you. It is meant to be strange in a way, a certain sense of dislocation and oddity.

Writing is a challenge for me as well. I enjoy it, but I so very rarely give it the time necessary to truly craft something. I just have to keep picking myself up from the couch, plop down at the computer and work away. Sometimes, I even get some place. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 16 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Refund view post


Olympics... posted 17 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Alric, Auditor

ah, a footballer. It looks like a pretty good tournament shaping up for that sport. I'll be interested in how it turns out.

Personally, I'm a bit distracted in that sport due to Micheal Owens leaving the Liverpool Reds for Real Madrid. Oh well, such is sports some times. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 17 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Web view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Dungeon view post


Olympics... posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Alric, Auditor

ha. yeah, I'd imagine that some marketing wizard came up with the "uniforms" for women's beach volleyball. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Kung-Fu view post


Olympics... posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Alric, Auditor

I think money stains a great deal of all professional sports, in all places. I know it's the case here in the US. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 19 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Robin view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 19 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Opera view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

golf view post


Now listening to... posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Alric, Auditor

That is a good one, Larry. I was in the mood for guitar music today too... Satriani ~ Strange Beautiful Music view post


Now listening to... posted 23 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Alric, Auditor

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and crew... felt like a Jazz sort of Monday. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 23 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Ruby (as in Jack) view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 23 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Templar (which makes me think of a certain book by Eco) view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 24 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Cave view post


Book Club Talk posted 24 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionBook Club Talk by Alric, Auditor

Quote: "NorthernPlato":2h0mcn66
Good afternoon all,

I'm curious, what does a book club discuss? Would it be similar to book studies we all used to do in school? [/quote:2h0mcn66]

Well, you can put a bit of that unease to rest. For the most part, book clubs are run in a bit more open fashion. A group of participants, or Gran in this case, might pick a book of interest. It'd be mentioned that a discussion of the book would take place at a certain date. When it comes time, we talk about what we liked, what we didn't, specific developments, philosophies, etc. view post


Book Club Talk posted 24 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionBook Club Talk by Alric, Auditor

Grantaire, I'd be willing to help out too if you need any ideas or have some questions. I've been tag teaming with Larry doing Book Clubs for a little over a year now. But, as this is your deal, make sure you put a bit of your own spin on this. Have fun with it. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 25 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Retro view post


Book Club Talk posted 25 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionBook Club Talk by Alric, Auditor

Great to hear, Gran. Good luck with classes and the homework. And like I said, let me know if you want any help with anything. view post


Books that have induced a mindfuck posted 25 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionBooks that have induced a mindfuck by Alric, Auditor

I'll reiterate... it's not a bad list though I'd agree with jfclark's assessment... if all of those books produced that claimed result on his mind, I'd question the guy's sanity. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

I've read all of or portions of a great many those titles. Still, I think you should link to the post ... Riffing off my earlier post. The books in that thread are a bit more interesting. view post


Stephen Erikson's Books posted 25 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Alric, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Orion_metalhead&quot;:105gggm1
i keep seeing the book at the bookstore and i always pick it up and i always read the little info in the jacket cover and i never buy it. it sounds great but i never had the urge to buy it. ill probably look on ebay for it cheap that way if i dont liek it i wont get angry at spending 26 dollars.

where can i order the Warrior Prophet from? it seems all of you have read it but i cant even find it anywhere.[/quote:105gggm1]

Well, I'd definitely suggest picking up Erikson, though I can understand the desire to save some money. Hardcover prices these days are steep. Gardens of the Moon is a very solid, very entertaining fantasy novel with detailed world building and interesting characters. The true reason to buy GotM is to get to books 2 and 3, really 2-5, because those are truly amazing fantasy novels, with engrossing action, captivating characters and emotion enducing scenes.

As for WP, it isn't available in the states yet, but is available, along with all the published Erikson books, through Amazon.ca. The Canadian site has good prices on both books and shipping, just remember that it is in Canadian currency. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Dizzy view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 27 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

Whine view post


Now listening to... posted 27 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Alric, Auditor

Yes... the 5 disk retrospective set released about 2 years ago. So, plenty of Yes. view post


Official Book Club discussion nominations posted 28 August 2004 in Book ClubOfficial Book Club discussion nominations by Alric, Auditor

I'd agree with Larry. For the first working of the Book Club discussion, it would be a good idea to discuss a book that has been out and can be readily discussed. I'd lean toward Gardens of the Moon personally, but the Martin pick would work as well.

Another suggestion would be Gene Wolfe's more recent release... The Knight. It is somewhat more accessible than his New Sun series. Plus, the second, and final, book in that series is set to be released toward the end of the year. That way we could be set to do a book club on a newly released book shortly after it comes out... The Wizard.

Still, Grantaire, feel free to blaze new pathways if you want to. This is your show, buddy. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Alric, Auditor

BFG view post


Olympics... posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Alric, Auditor

Well, good luck with it Sovin. You'll have to let us know how it goes. I've always admired the sport, and people who participate in it. view post


Now listening to... posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Alric, Auditor

I'm listening to the complete works of J. Cash today. Currently... Buring Ring of Fire. view post


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