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tallicdeth

tallicdeth

Joined March 2017

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes."
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Dark Days by D. Randall Blythe
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1984 by George Orwell
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1984 by George Orwell
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Dark Days | D. Randall Blythe
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Oh man. That end to the chapter. There's a lot of emotion in that last few sentences.

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Dark Days | D. Randall Blythe
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This passage. Keep me in the book Randy. Let's go for a ride!

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Dark Days | D. Randall Blythe
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This book is an absolute chore to read because of how verbose it is. But Randy really drops the reader in his shoes and takes them for a ride of every possible emotion.

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Portable Henry Rollins | Henry Rollins
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This book is starting off promising. An interesting fictionalized look in the mind of Henry Rollins

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You owe it to yourself to read a glorious retelling of a career by the legend himself. It has all the pace of a Sunday afternoon coffee with the man, and his tales are spoken so pleasantly, even when he had every right to be angry as hell. Because as he says: rainbows are a reminder that miracles are all around us. I couldn't be more happy to have read this, and I'm glad to not put it off any longer

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This is by far one of the saddest endings I've come to in the books I've read. Sadder than Mockingjay. Even Of Mice and Men. Because it's been a glorious 375 page conversation with a living legend that had great highs (phrasing), and deep sullen lows, through all of which the man has made himself a wonderful career. Reading this recollection of woes and tribulations was by far one of the greatest reads I've ever had.

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I love this book for his brash recollection of events in his own voice.

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Time to spend my evening with this man.

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Almost Interesting | David Spade
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This is a stellar exploration of people from his generation. Coming from the generation after his, I kind of identify with it a bit, but there's some parts that I disagree with his assessment, but overall this is classic Spade. The Matt Foley voicemail on here is legendary and it killed me to hear that even though it's been 22 years since he passed.

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A spectacular delve into the life of a child star, how she met her Doubtfire co-stars, and a lovely tale about how Robin Williams all are enough to get you hooked. But the candid way she tells how she got into acting, what she did immediately after Doubtfire, and her artist commune house are the real winners here. Her stellar and timid delivery of events is a good smooth listen. I definitely recommend the audio book over physical.

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Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky

Starting to read this.

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1984 | George Orwell
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Until they become conscious they will never rebel.

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I've never read this before getting into this play at the community theatre, but I must say that it's an enormously promising first draft! It has the makings as we say.

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1984 | George Orwell
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Just a random thought that popped in my head. The rural urban feeling town I live in doesn't really lend itself to people who like non homogenous art.

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1984 | George Orwell
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A well-loved copy. Yellowed pages. A stamp from the senior high school with the last check out in 1971. It has a smell all its own.

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1984 | George Orwell
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I'm going to get back to reading this. But I wonder if this might not be a good album to play along...

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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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I haven't read this book since high school, but I can't recommend it enough. If you love the dystopia of "1984" or "The Hunger Games," you'll love this book about the banning of books! A society driven on telescreens, vapid conversations, and a fire department that sets books on fire.

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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I screamed so hard at the ending. The way the characters interact in District 13 was great. The imagery given to the reader was not lackluster. The war scenes were intense.

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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A return to the games during the Quarter Quell left me wanting more of the character development and more action in the arena. Haymitch actually winds up the star of this book.

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Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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A really vivid dystopian near future world where everyone sends their kids to war to enrich the citizens of the Capital while they struggle to survive. I mean, who does that? The only book I've physically thrown across the room when I read a disappointing twist

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High Fidelity | Nick Hornby
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One of my favorite books, I finally read this after watching the movie for about ten years. The only thing I disliked was how unprepared I was for how the Rob Fleming character was distanced from Rob Gordon. An exciting book from start to finish, twists, turns, and character issues throughout.

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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Pick, but with a caveat.

I love the podcast, I do. But this book just doesn't convey the feel of it as well, and I felt bored through the middle third of the book. I kept losing focus on it. The strongest parts are the ending, the trip to the library, and traveling to King City. The characters are not the strongest suit. But considering it's their first book I'll give them points for an attempt.