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Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by LiddyRules, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Same world, different gods, completely different feel.

    As good? Maybe not....but it's close. Extremely clever.
     
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  2. Cunt Smasher

    Cunt Smasher Caligula Jr.

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    Have you read "get in the van" by Henry Rollins? Good stuff about the Black Flag days.

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  3. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    I "read" it in audiobook form. It's a great book and the music stuff's awesome, but I also consider it one of the greatest encapsulations of what it's like to be a depressed person.
     
  4. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Finished the last book of the Brilliance trilogy. I'm on to a reread of His Dark Materials.
     
  5. whiskeyguy

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    Just finished Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. Weird but good. I can't really comment on it without ruining it, but I think most people here would enjoy it.
     
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    BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough.

    This is pretty much the latest chick thriller sensation. Lots and lots of relationship melodrama leading up to a pretty nifty twist ending.
     
  7. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Finished a re-read of His Dark Materials.
     
  8. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Reading Nemesis game.

    This exchange made me laugh out loud,

     
  9. Atomic Fireball

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    I was watching the Seinfeld where George gets busted by his reading club for watching Breakfast at Tiffany's rather than reading the Capote novella. I knew absolutely nothing about this IP except Audrey Hepburn in a black dress and a cigarette holder.

    Holy moly this guy was an incredible writer. When you read his prose without the baggage of the sibilant Elmer Fudd voice. Like George says it's only 90 pages; $10 on Kindle plus three short stories.

    It's incredibly sordid for the 1950s. I need to watch the movie to see how this could have possibly been made into a Blake Edwards comedy.

    You can see more than an inkling of the Wolfe/Thompson New Journalism that came about ten years later. I have to check out Wait Until Dark.
     
  10. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    Finished Michener's Alaska and Black Hole by Burns not really sure where to go next
     
  11. Cunt Smasher

    Cunt Smasher Caligula Jr.

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    I'm on like book 7 of the Honorverse.

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  12. DiggerNick

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    Milo's DANGEROUS comes out today, I'm reading it now. It's good.

    Quoth he: 'You’ve seen how liberals respond when their backs are against the wall: with hate, because they’ve forgotten how to argue, all the while trumpeting their own moral superiority. Well, here’s something I’ve learned during my time in America: aggressive public displays of virtue are where the morally deplorable hide.'

    Yup. Another anti-Gamergater was busted with child porn just last week.
     
  13. Falldog

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    I'd rather read more Kloos.
     
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    Just finished a re-read of Joe Abercrombie'as RED COUNTRY and am seriously considering revisiting his other books, despite the countless other books in my queue. I love them but I realise I remember very few fine details, outside of the broadest strokes.

    I don't know if anyone else has this problem but I find that if I'm reading a book that's over about 350 pages at that point I just want to get through it. So I basically skim and miss huge swathes of details about locations, characters and even plot threads. I just want to turn that last page. So I find a re-read is often essential even to books I really enjoyed the first time around.
     
  15. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    Has anyone bought MiLos book yet? My wife bought the kindle version I'm waiting for her to finish it
     
  16. DiggerNick

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    Yeah, it's good. But nothing you haven't already heard him say on his college tour, really.

    The fact that is exists and has sold massively is the most important thing.
     
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    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    I may have told her to buy it just to irritate people
     
  18. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    The Scott Pilgrim series and Follett's Fall of Giants
     
  19. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Finished reading this awhile back. It lead me to add a whole bunch of writers and their books to my "want to read" list.


    I then read 15 Seconds, by Andrew Gross. Its a thriller about a doctor who is wanted for two murders that he didn't commit. You know you're in for a good read when a woman and her 3 month old baby are ran over by car in the prologue.


    I just finished reading Peter Hart's The Great War, A Combat History of the First World War. I wonder if a deeply religious person thought that the Apocalypse was happening during the years of 1914-1918. One of the favorite things that I read in the book was this old Arab saying in the section about the Mesopotamia campaign.

    "God had created hell but it wasn't bad enough so he created Mesopotamia".
     
  20. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Is Reporting War, How Foreign Correspondents Risked Capture worth a read?
     
  21. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Yes.
     
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    Added to my wish list.
     
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    I'm reading Command and Control by Eric Schloser.

    It's about a Titan 2 ICBM accident in 1980 and weaves in the development of the A-bomb and how various government/military groups fought for control of the arsenal.
     
  24. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    A few more short stories from the Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction:

    "A Martian Odyssey", by Stanley G. Weinbaum.
    "Reason", by Issac Asimov.
    "Desertion", by Clifford D. Simak.
    "Thunder and Roses", by Theodore Sturgeon.
    "That Only A Mother", by Judith Merril
    "Coming Attraction", by Fritz Leiber.
    "There Will Come Soft Rains", by Ray Bradbury.
    "The Sentinel", by Arthur C. Clarke.
    "The Specialist", by Robert Sheckley.
    "The Liberation of Earth", by William Tenn.

    What I love about reading this book is seeing how the themes in science fiction changed from the early 20th century to the Cold War and the Atomic Age.
     
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  25. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I am painfully without book right now. I keep starting and stopping them

    Tried to read the first book of the Extinction Point series...it's not even bad, but I'm bored.

    Could use some epic sci-fi or something, but disappointment has become rampant.
     

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