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Books Thread

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

  1. Minimal Effort

    Minimal Effort Bring out your dead.

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    And here is why.
     
  2. Skeletor

    Skeletor Skellington Justice Warrior

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    So I've basically found the best book ever:

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  3. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    "What emerges from the best of this fascinating book is that the need for love is deeper than the quest for knowledge. Jesus must don a space suit, Cleopatra become a computer."

    - "CYRIL CONNOLLY in The Sunday Times"

    wat

    (It's on the back cover of "SF THE BEST OF THE BEST PART TWO", a book edited by Judith Merril, from 1970.)
     
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  4. Kong

    Kong SCION OF LEGEND

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    do weeb visual novels count
     
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  5. One Too Many

    One Too Many Sexual Orientation: Heavy Metal

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    You can't jack off to a real book so, no
     
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  6. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    Don't know if it counts as a book, but I've been reading The Far Side by Gary Larson lately. Sometimes it can get pretty morbid.
     
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  7. Henry Bemis

    Henry Bemis On an eight-hour tour of a graveyard

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    So I read Bear, by Marian Engel.

    Yes, the one about the lady fucking the bear.

    It was good.

    Uncomfortably, disquietingly good.
     
  8. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    I like reading books by Swedenborg (1688-1772).

    Interesting view on the afterlife.
     
  9. Cyan

    Cyan #33FFEE

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    There was a book I read a few times in middle school called the Gammage Cup where these hobbit-like people lived in a town that tried to be all uniform and perfect like a fantasy HOA. They got mad at this one woman for painting the door on her house in bright colors. Then there was a door painting revolution where other people started painting their doors bright colors and it pissed the mayor off.

    More stuff than that happened but I like the part where the woman had a colorful door that pissed off the mayor.
     
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