I finished reading "The Hunger Games" (it had a plot similar to the movie "Battle Royale") which was really good and hard to stop reading at times and I am looking forward to seeing the movie next month.
Now I am working on the sequel "Catching "Fire." I am 110 pages into the book and so far I think it is good but certainly not as good as "The Hunger Games." I got both of those books for Christmas and after I finish "Catching Fire" I will probably read the 3rd book in the trilogy- either through the library if it is available there or if not then I might get it at the Barnes & Noble up the street.
Speaking of the movie "Battle Royale," there is a link about that movie posted below if you never heard of it. Quentin Tarantino said it is the one movie he wishes he had made. I saw it last fall on Netflix. It is definitely not the exact same thing as "The Hunger games" but there are some similarities.
I finished "Invasion" by Mercedes Lackey. It's a book using the City of Heroes online game as the background setting and some of the characters. First of a series, book 2 I think is out in hardback. This one was good, I read it pretty fast. You find out eventually that an alien race has attacked but they were inside giant armor suits and painted as Nazis. Kicked the world's ass then disappeared. Lots of characters in different places that the book follows around.
Post by gamemaster81 on Mar 15, 2012 18:59:17 GMT -5
Anyone else read Ready Player One? A great read by Ernest Cline (the guy who created Fan Boys). Its about a dystopian future where the only form of entertainment is to log into a virtual reality system. Its basically a future that we thought we were going to get back in the 80's. Its also so full of 80s pop culture your brain may melt. Its so fun and even if your not a reader the audio version is read by Wil Wheaton. Its great nerdy fun. Ive still got a couple of chapters left but im totally engrossed.
I just finished Age of Aztec by James Lovegrove. It was pretty good. I'd rank it ahead of Age of Ra but behind Age of Zeus and Age of Odin, all of which I enjoyed. Now I'm reading the DC comics novelization of Final Crisis.
I'm on the second book of the Game of Thrones series, A Clash of Kings. Trying to keep up with both the books and the HBO series. GREAT read.. Highly recommended.
Finished The Orphan Master's Son a couple months back which is set in North Korea from a North Korean perspective. Pretty engaging read.. Nothing too spectacular but worth picking up because it's a hot topic of discussion and based on a lot of testimony from North Korean refugees.
Halfway through Cutting for Stone for seemingly ever due to me trying to read multiple books at once. Best pure literature of the books I've mentioned.. Masterful language, and learning a lot about both surgery and Ethiopian history that I did not know before. HIGHLY recommend if you want to feel smarter after finishing the book.
"Don't matter how many times you get burnt, you keep doin' the same." -Boadie Broadus, HBO's The Wire
Just finished reading a book called The Boy Who Loved Batman by Michael Uslan. It's the authors true story of his life long love for comics starting as a kid in the 1950's. Uslan eventually went on to teach the first accredited college course in comic books ,write for Detective Comics , and produce the current Batman movies. It's also a good general history of comics and the evolution of different characters through the silver age. Great book