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I read "Snow Falling On Cedars" which I have to read for school. I surprisingly found it quite a good read for a school book. It's not exactly my favorite type of theme, however the skillful writings and excellent storyline was good enough for me to appreciate.
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And I hope you had the 1812 Overture pounding through your 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround System at full force the whole time Kaboth. I wouldn't mind reading some more Napoleonic literature come to think of it. All suggestions welcome.
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I read "Snow Falling On Cedars" which I have to read for school. I surprisingly found it quite a good read for a school book. It's not exactly my favorite type of theme, however the skillful writings and excellent storyline was good enough for me to appreciate.

I did my Year 11 English study on that book. Quite good, and I learned stuff about the Japanese in WW2. I liked the old lawyer guy, he was cool.

Hmmm, I haven't read a book that wasn't for school in years, I probably should go to A&R's tommorrow....maybe...
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And I hope you had the 1812 Overture pounding through your 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround System at full force the whole time Kaboth. I wouldn't mind reading some more Napoleonic literature come to think of it. All suggestions welcome.

Napoleon's Buttons is good ;)...nothing to do with the little man known as Napoleon though :whistle:
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Just finished reading 1984, started reading Brave New World. It is really enough to make you paranoid of everyone!

Also about to re-read Magician by Raymond E. Feist. That has to be one of m y all-time favorites.
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And I hope you had the 1812 Overture pounding through your 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround System at full force the whole time Kaboth. I wouldn't mind reading some more Napoleonic literature come to think of it. All suggestions welcome.

I'm not a huge fan of the 1812 Overture because it was composed for propaganda purposes on a huge lie. Designed to celebrate how the Russian patriots "supposedly" defeated the Grand Armee when in reality every time they took the field against the French in 1812 they lost. Indeed the Russian casualties of 1812 were higher than those of the allied French forces even with the disastrous retreat. More importantly there were no decisive victories that befit such a tumultuous composition, its far more suited to a battle like Austerlitz. Still its a sterling piece of music and works great in cinema. I don't have Dolby Digital Surround Sound unfortunately :(

If you want to revel in the macabre and horror of war than give Adam Zamoyski's '1812 Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow' a go. Another great series of novels to get a picture of the sort of character Napoleon was, viewed from his own perspective is Max Gallo's 'Napoleon' starting with 'The Song of Departure'. The 2003 miniseries with Gerard Depardieu was actually based on these books. You may be able to get both from your local libraries. Just check out what they've got. The Max Gallo books are frequently sold on ebay for about $10. Zamoyski's book also seems to be in wide distribution at Angus & Robertson stores.

A new book just came out called 'Napoleon's Master' about Napoleon's relationship with foreign minister and frequent traitor Talleyrand though it carries a hefty price tag.
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Been reading heaps of Trades latey, just finished reading the last of the Ultimate X-Men trades (until the next one comes out) & I am now reading the Captain America: Winter Soldier trade and thus far it is OMFG
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And I hope you had the 1812 Overture pounding through your 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround System at full force the whole time Kaboth. I wouldn't mind reading some more Napoleonic literature come to think of it. All suggestions welcome.

I'm not a huge fan of the 1812 Overture because it was composed for propaganda purposes on a huge lie. Designed to celebrate how the Russian patriots "supposedly" defeated the Grand Armee when in reality every time they took the field against the French in 1812 they lost. Indeed the Russian casualties of 1812 were higher than those of the allied French forces even with the disastrous retreat. More importantly there were no decisive victories that befit such a tumultuous composition, its far more suited to a battle like Austerlitz. Still its a sterling piece of music and works great in cinema. I don't have Dolby Digital Surround Sound unfortunately :(

If you want to revel in the macabre and horror of war than give Adam Zamoyski's '1812 Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow' a go. Another great series of novels to get a picture of the sort of character Napoleon was, viewed from his own perspective is Max Gallo's 'Napoleon' starting with 'The Song of Departure'. The 2003 miniseries with Gerard Depardieu was actually based on these books. You may be able to get both from your local libraries. Just check out what they've got. The Max Gallo books are frequently sold on ebay for about $10. Zamoyski's book also seems to be in wide distribution at Angus & Robertson stores.

A new book just came out called 'Napoleon's Master' about Napoleon's relationship with foreign minister and frequent traitor Talleyrand though it carries a hefty price tag.

Nicely put...reminds me I gotta read Guns, Germs, & Steel :)
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If the series is anything to go by that should be a brilliant book. Jared Diamond did really well to distil all those concepts down to an easily understandable form.
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Boy - Roald Dahl. It's for school damn it :angry:

At my school we are reading going solo by him. It's the second part of his biography and its pretty good and i don't like books either.
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Picked up Atlas Shrugged for the second time...maybe I'll read it this time
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I libraried: A game of thrones - George RR Martin.

Meant to be the start of a good series, gonna be hard finding time to read it though.
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Not so much reading as 'already read'... but I recommend Negima! Magister Negi magi!
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Negima! Magister Negi magi!

Someone at school lent that to me once... I never read it though >_>
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Negima! Magister Negi magi!

Someone at school lent that to me once... I never read it though >_>

You, good sir, missed out!
It's by the creator of love hina, so you automatically know it's good. XD
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Yeah... It has a little fan service...
But it's nothing to be afraid of...
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Finished Han Solo Trilogy. Bought Shadows of The Empire! Good book so far!
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