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07-30-2012, 10:47 PM
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funny because those are 2 different cards.
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Don't worry man, you've still got the 3rd one...but even hardcore fans of the series, most of them admit that the 3rd book doesn't quite live up to the other 2 and that it may be somewhat of a letdown.

I'm someone who tore through the 1st book, read the 2nd one even quicker, and read the 3rd book just as quickly, but I will admit, that of the 3, it's the metaphorical "weak link" in the series.

But you HAVE to read it to finish the series and receive the necessary closure to these characters.
Aww, well that sucks. I guess I'll just give birthmarked or divergent a shot after I'm done with the Hunger games of course.

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07-30-2012, 10:56 PM
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Aww, well that sucks. I guess I'll just give birthmarked or divergent a shot after I'm done with the Hunger games of course.
Please don't mistake my words for meaning that the 3rd book is garbage...it's not, it's just different...you'll understand when you read it.

It's essential to read it obviously, like I stated, to get closure and whatnot...I don't want to spoil anything, so that's all I'll say on it.

While they're not the same type of series, I would heavily recommend Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) they were a great read and Lisbeth Salander is a wonderfully written female protagonist

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07-30-2012, 11:26 PM
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Please don't mistake my words for meaning that the 3rd book is garbage...it's not, it's just different...you'll understand when you read it.

It's essential to read it obviously, like I stated, to get closure and whatnot...I don't want to spoil anything, so that's all I'll say on it.

While they're not the same type of series, I would heavily recommend Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) they were a great read and Lisbeth Salander is a wonderfully written female protagonist
Yeah, I remember you and Bonzai talking about it. I've watched the movie and it didn't wow me so, I never thought about reading the books. I know stupid mistake on my part, I'm might give it a shot considering how bad they made the hunger games movie.

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07-31-2012, 01:27 AM
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So... I was watching the new Batman movie in our cinema on yesterday.. what a great movie...!
What a pity that I did not see the first and 2nd movie from Christopher Nolan before :-/ (even if it was not necessary).
Anne Hathaway was really... nice to watch in this one as Catwoman

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07-31-2012, 09:04 AM
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Yeah, I remember you and Bonzai talking about it. I've watched the movie and it didn't wow me so, I never thought about reading the books. I know stupid mistake on my part, I'm might give it a shot considering how bad they made the hunger games movie.
The 3rd book was definitely my least favourite book, it's quite slow and then really quick although there is some really good bits in it. As said before it's weird.

Have you read Orwells nineteen eighty-four?
It's a really old book (1949ish) I think, it's about a big brother type state similar to hunger games. Several of the concepts in the book are eerily familiar to things implemented in todays society like CCTV stuff.

To movies have you watched battle royale? The Japanese movie that hunger games is heavily based on?

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I would put Nineteen Eighty Four several places ahead of The Hunger Games in terms of required reading...

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The 3rd book was definitely my least favourite book, it's quite slow and then really quick although there is some really good bits in it. As said before it's weird.

Have you read Orwells nineteen eighty-four?
It's a really old book (1949ish) I think, it's about a big brother type state similar to hunger games. Several of the concepts in the book are eerily familiar to things implemented in todays society like CCTV stuff.

To movies have you watched battle royale? The Japanese movie that hunger games is heavily based on?
Yeah, I've read 1984. It's a bit too slow for my taste. I don't regret reading it and I recommend everyone to read it atleast once. I think it was overhyped to me and the end was a bit of a let down. I didn't enjoy it as much as I have with the Hunger games( so far)

I've heard about BR but no I've never seen it. I don't really have a taste for international movies.

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I would put Nineteen Eighty Four several places ahead of The Hunger Games in terms of required reading...
As I said in terms of enjoyment, I think the hunger games trumps 1984 but if you're looking for something a bit more dark and a book that will challenge you than 1984 is the way to go.

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07-31-2012, 05:02 PM
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Hobbit is officially a trilogy. I better not be the only one stoked about this.

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I liked Nineteen Eighty Four (I should add, I hated it after my first reading) because I liked how humanity was represented in it. You had two extremes going against each other, one which was obviously horrible in The Party and then you had the other side that was everything good about humanity in Winston and Julia. Plus the possible ambiguity with a lot of the things in it and the passivity just makes it so exquisitly written. It's something you can really admire if you get really anal and specific about it.

I do prefer Brave New World though, in terms of dystopian fiction. John may be my favourite character in all of literature.

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I would put Nineteen Eighty Four several places ahead of The Hunger Games in terms of required reading...
I agree, I wasn't putting hunger games higher up the list of required reading just saying it was similar in some ways and would be worth a read if he liked hunger games..

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Hobbit is officially a trilogy. I better not be the only one stoked about this.
meh, 9 hours of meh.

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Saw Batman.

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Saw Batman.

JOHN BLAKE
It was pretty good but it doesn't touch the previous one.

Miranda>>> Catwomen

I'm going to watch the Godfather trilogy for the first time. I love organized crime movies watched most of the(Casino, Goodfellas, Carlito's Way, scarface and Donnie brasco) to name a few but for some reason, I just never watched the Godfather trilogy.

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It was pretty good but it doesn't touch the previous one.

Miranda>>> Catwomen
I thought it was pretty good. I loved the multiple meanings of the title The Dark Knight Rises. Loved the ending too. Open to interpretation but also quite obvious and sets it up for future instalments and even a Justice League.

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Anyone read metro 2033?
What did you think of it?

I'm nearly finished and finding it hard going! It's very stop start and full of random unnecessary tangents but when something's happening it's great..

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Anne Hathaway was really... nice to watch in this one as Catwoman
If you like Anne Hathaway, watch Love and Other Drugs

Anne Hathaway is naked for about 1/2 of the movie. I can't even remember what the plot was about. But I rate it 10 stars out of 5 - if you haven't watched it you're missing out on something magical.

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If you like Anne Hathaway, watch Love and Other Drugs

Anne Hathaway is naked for about 1/2 of the movie. I can't even remember what the plot was about. But I rate it 10 stars out of 5 - if you haven't watched it you're missing out on something magical.
I've seen that movie twice

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Greetings, Preds fan here. I just got offered a promotion that will cause me to relocate to Denver from Alabama. I'm super stoked about moving to the mountains and can't wait to attend some Avs games, especially when the Preds come to town.

Couple of questions if you don't mind me asking: I'll be working near Louisville, but would prefer to live closer to Denver as we're not much into the suburbs thing.

What type of commute would it be living in the city and driving out to Louisville and also, what are some good neighborhoods to check out?

We're probably going to rent for a year so any area with good apts, condos, toenhouses, or rental homes with cool stuff to walk to would be ideal.

Thanks and I appreciate the help and look forward to being neighbors.

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Robert Pattinson was cheated on by Kristen Stewart in a movie AND in real life!

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Greetings, Preds fan here. I just got offered a promotion that will cause me to relocate to Denver from Alabama. I'm super stoked about moving to the mountains and can't wait to attend some Avs games, especially when the Preds come to town.

Couple of questions if you don't mind me asking: I'll be working near Louisville, but would prefer to live closer to Denver as we're not much into the suburbs thing.

What type of commute would it be living in the city and driving out to Louisville and also, what are some good neighborhoods to check out?

We're probably going to rent for a year so any area with good apts, condos, toenhouses, or rental homes with cool stuff to walk to would be ideal.

Thanks and I appreciate the help and look forward to being neighbors.
probably make a new thread about this. Won't get a lot of notice in this one as not all the Denver residents check this.

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