Books Thread

Discussion in 'Books' started by Hellblazer, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Hellblazer

    Hellblazer Autism on the rocks Staff Member

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    Because though Sonichu is the only important book out there, you can only reread it so many times.

    At the moment I'm reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by King and listening to an audiobook version of The Dark Half during my daily commute. I always love King's short story work, and TDH is as good a book as I remember it being.
     
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    NotAriel Well-Known Member

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  3. Kappashiro Nietzschieri

    Kappashiro Nietzschieri Deep in the Ocean Engineering Thoughts

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    I like starship troopers and the alchemist
     
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  4. Strewth

    Strewth The Macho King

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    The Dark Half is probably one of my favourite King novels.
    Like you, I'm partial to his short stories, ever since picking up a second hand copy of Nightmares and Dreamscapes and devouring it on a very boring holiday.

    I've recently been reading 1984, really just because I've never gotten around to reading it before now. It's been enjoyable so far, but I think I prefer Orwell's non-fiction work.
     
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  5. Sunn brO)))

    Sunn brO))) Kobalt Kiwi

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    I'm starting again on Cryptonomicon. It's...dense. Very Stephensonian. Lot of stuff about cryptography and early computation. I like it.
     
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  6. Strewth

    Strewth The Macho King

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    I just looked it up. It sounds interesting!
    I imagine I would personally strain to read it, as I'm not particularly computer or technology literate, but I'm sure there's an audience for it.
    Have you found any parts hard going so far?
     
  7. Galhox Ladyankles

    Galhox Ladyankles Gudako has logged in.

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    I've started reading Stugatsky's Roadside Picnic. I'm enjoying it so far.
     
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  8. Hellblazer

    Hellblazer Autism on the rocks Staff Member

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    I've been reading snippets of Lovecraft's "Supernatural Horror in Literature" before bed. His ideas are always interesting to read, and he'd have been a unique full-time literary critic. It can get a bit dry at times, though, and its best use nowadays is probably to serve as a reading list for some great stories that are somewhat obscure nowadays.
     
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  9. Thomas Jerome Newton

    Thomas Jerome Newton That's right the Mascara Snake, fast and bulbous

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    I bought Homer's Odyssey, but I can barely comprehend the 1600's English the translation is using. I kind of feel like a failure.
     
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  10. HotaruThodt

    HotaruThodt I Can Feel the Cosmos!

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    I'm currently re-reading "The Thief of Always" by Clive Barker. It actually my favourite book.
     
  11. Kappashiro Nietzschieri

    Kappashiro Nietzschieri Deep in the Ocean Engineering Thoughts

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    I am currently reading why nations fail
     
  12. Baron_Aurr

    Baron_Aurr Confirmed for Smash 5

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    Don't feel like a failure. Those 1600's people probably wouldn't be able to understand us either.
     
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  13. TheSaltMines

    TheSaltMines I never did know what was in that side pocket

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    I'd like to re-read Dante's Inferno.
    Can't remember it and there's a library... somewhere.
    they still do the kindle books or something?
     
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  14. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    Library? Isn't that like Google IRL?
     
  15. Cyan

    Cyan #006666

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    You jest, but in all honesty it's easier to find books to read for free at libraries than it is on google.
     
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  16. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    I'm surprised libraries are still around TBH. I hope they stay around.
     
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  17. TheSaltMines

    TheSaltMines I never did know what was in that side pocket

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    they have free wifi
     
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  18. Foulmouth

    Foulmouth Suck my cock you faggots

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    I've been reading the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik.
    They're a little young adulty but really easy reading, she's got a good style.
    Basically they're the Napoleonic wars , plus dragons.
     
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  19. Cuck Norris

    Cuck Norris If my fate is to be destroyed I must simply laugh

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    I'm just waiting on Winds of Winter like [​IMG]
     
  20. Foulmouth

    Foulmouth Suck my cock you faggots

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    Not him but nah, Stephenson is a fucking master at making dull stuff interesting, seriously, I've learned so much from his books as well as being really fucking entertained.
    The guys a legend, he puts so much info in his books and fits it into the tale.