1. Post #161
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    Can anyone recommend some good Sci-Fi like Hamilton or Reynolds?
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  2. Post #162
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    Vernor Vinge
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  3. Post #163
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    Already read all of Vinge's stuff
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  4. Post #164
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    I need to stop buying books, it's getting out of hand
    I bought like 10 books this weekend
    Currently I'm reading The Castle - Kafka (which is good but to be honest so far I prefer his short stories) and Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (for school, it's kinda boring)
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  5. Post #165
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    Picked this one up from the library.

    I had a nasty habit of picking up 4 or 5 books from the library at once, which would result in me not reading any of them from start to finish, so now I pick 'em up one at a time.
    Salinger owns.

    Found this one lying around the house, figured a bit of self-education never hurt anyone.


    And a bunch of graphic novels arrived in the mail last week.


    Preacher fucking rules, by far the best comic of the 90s(alongside Gaiman's Sandman, that is).


    Didn't even know this became a Vertigo title.
    It probably had something to do with Wildstorm(and Moore's ABC imprint) going belly-up.
    Great stuff nonetheless.


    Superhero antics meet film noir, or so I've been told.
    Tim Sale's art is spectacular.

    I like books and comics.
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  6. Post #166
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    Can anyone recommend some good Sci-Fi like Hamilton or Reynolds?
    Amazing books:



    There aren't many authors that write fiction like Reynolds or as much badass things as Hamilton; Vernor Vinge is one, but he has only written a couple novels that are far in the future - most take place in the near future.

    While not as amazing as Reynolds, Vinge, or Hamilton, I'd recommend these books:

    A weird combination of hard science fiction and fantasy. The entire novel takes place in an ancient ship the size of Jupiter, on a sub-light voyage through the Milky Way. Reed has a strange writing style, so you might want to check out some his online short stories first, from his website. Reed has won a Hugo Award for his short story, "A Billion Eves".


    The tale of a lone ramjet ship crew trying to colonize a harsh world orbiting a gas giant.


    There's also David Weber, who writes some pretty awesome universes and combat, but I personally can't stand his characters. His "Safehold" science fiction / fantasy series is basically a doorstopper about how amazing and progressive one of the characters is. Ugh.
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  7. Post #167
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    Currently reading this brick-of-a-book, loving it so far (I have read about 3/4):

    After that,

    For a shcool project.
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  8. Post #168
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    im reading this

    Ooh, I was gonna pick that up at the store, but I decided against it. Tell me how it goes.
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  9. Post #169
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    Ooh, I was gonna pick that up at the store, but I decided against it. Tell me how it goes.
    will do
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  10. Post #170
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    Reading

    Right now
    Just ordered

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  11. Post #171
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    Picked this one up from the library.

    I had a nasty habit of picking up 4 or 5 books from the library at once, which would result in me not reading any of them from start to finish, so now I pick 'em up one at a time.
    Salinger owns.
    I wish more people would realize this simple fact.

    "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", "The Laughing Man", and maybe "Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut" are my favourites. Beside that, the entire collection is a great read. Salinger has this perfect, casual feel to his writings, like everything is a conversation. That would probably explain his fascination with extended phone calls appearing in his work. :V
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  12. Post #172
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    The whole book is just ;________;
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  13. Post #173
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    Oh Vonnegut. Funny story is that I've yet to read Vonnegut and so my friend, hearing this, lent me her copy of Slaughterhouse V (with just about complete translations for the parts that Vonnegut shows off his multi-lingual ability). It's been more than a month and I haven't finished it.

    Is it weird that Vonnegut just doesn't draw me in like any other novel would? I mean, I've been drawn in by the pretty-dry beginning to 20,000 leagues and that's still my definite favourite in my adventure list. Vonnegut? Dunno.

    Is Cat's Cradle different? Maybe I'll like that more.
    My first Vonnegut book was Breakfast of Champions. It was really well done.
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  14. Post #174


    psychology is fascinating
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  15. Post #175
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    Nile Rodgers' "Le Freak" is a brilliant read, the autobiography of a truly fascinating man responsible for some of the most memorable hits of the last four decades. If you're even remotely interested in music, you must give this a read.
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  16. Post #176
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    The whole book is just ;________;
    The cover of that book looks awesome, my goodness.

    Still reading Turledove's Darkness series, then I think I'm going to read Atlas Shrugged, followed by Dune and LotR. I have to read Catcher in the Rye for school soon too, so there's that.
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  17. Post #177
    Just finished AFFC, don't know why it gets such a bad rap.
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  18. Post #178
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    January 2010
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    okay so reading books has become difficult for me recently and I don't know why

    I sit down with a book and after a few pages I just lose all will to read and put it down, no matter how good or bad a book is. I never used to do this :C
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  19. Post #179
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    November 2010
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    Hey, a thread full of fellow bookworms! (or so I hope, anyway. )
    Reread Neuromancer a few days ago. Hell of a book, I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes cyberpunk stuff. Also finished the first book of The Dark Tower series.
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  20. Post #180
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    So, I've been reading about A Song of Ice and Fire, and it says there's a lot of viewpoint characters. Does it go from one person to another in a sort of sequence? The series I'm reading currently has around 15 people, jumping from one to the next every few pages to give little snippets of their storyline and I love that style.
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  21. Post #181
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    It has a lot of recurring viewpoints, but none are ever abandoned for good. You might read about other characters for a couple hundred pages but you'll return to your favorite sooner or later (if they're not dead).

    Edited:

    Some of course get more chapters than others. As of the latest book, there's been 25 point of view characters (excluding prologue and epilogue ones, which are one-shots).
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  22. Post #182
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    Ah, cool. The one thing I don't quite like about this series (The Darkness Series, for anyone that's interested), is that each character only gets around 4 pages each before going to the next.
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  23. Post #183
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    Ah, cool. The one thing I don't quite like about this series (The Darkness Series, for anyone that's interested), is that each character only gets around 4 pages each before going to the next.
    The Darkness comic book or The Darkness Rising novel series?

    I love the comic, the TDR novels suck.
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  24. Post #184
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    Reading No Country for old men, Cormac is suchhh a good writer hnnghh
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  25. Post #185
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    Hey, a thread full of fellow bookworms! (or so I hope, anyway. )
    Reread Neuromancer a few days ago. Hell of a book, I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes cyberpunk stuff. Also finished the first book of The Dark Tower series.
    The entire time I was reading Neuromancer I thought I was tripping my ass off
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  26. Post #186
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    Hearts of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. This book is pretty incredible and focusses on how seclusion can alter a man's mind. I have read it twice and I isn't really that long, takes a couple of days.
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  27. Post #187
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    Runescape: Betrayal at Falador by T.S. Church. Ridicule the game as much as you want, but this is actually a pretty good story. It mainly follows a girl named Kara who is hell bent on getting revenge on the Kinshra that killed her father in her old village. This book is the one that actually got me back into reading again.
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  28. Post #188
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    The entire time I was reading Neuromancer I thought I was tripping my ass off
    It's trippy as fuck at times, noir-ish at other times and awesome in general.

    Edited:

    Reading No Country for old men, Cormac is suchhh a good writer hnnghh
    I still haven't read No Country For Old Men, but I have read The Road and Blood Meridian and both were amazing.
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  29. Post #189
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    Stephen King looks different in every jacket photo.

    Sometimes he has a uni-brow, sometimes a beard, sometimes he has a mustache, sometimes he has glasses.

    I still don't really know what he normally looks like.
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  30. Post #190
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    i have a shitty habit of buying books all the time even though I don't read enough. maybe after I have enough unopened books on my shelf I'll buckle under pressure and start reading all the time? any way I'm slowly making my way through Crime and Punishment, one of the best books I've read.
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  31. Post #191
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    Currently Getting for my kindle:
    Hitchhikers Guide To Galaxy
    Neuromancer
    Dune
    All The Stephen King books


    Never read any of those (A shame, I know) so I hope it will be a good read
    Edited:
    Also reading Twilight now
    Not the Vampire drama but the book from the Metro2033 writer. Seems quite good
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  32. Post #192
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    Not the Vampire drama
    Aw :c

    Edited:

    Is Dune good? And how do I start getting into Lovecraft
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  33. Post #193
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    Currently Getting for my kindle:
    Hitchhikers Guide To Galaxy
    Neuromancer
    Dune
    All The Stephen King books


    Never read any of those (A shame, I know) so I hope it will be a good read
    Edited:
    Also reading Twilight now
    Not the Vampire drama but the book from the Metro2033 writer. Seems quite good
    I don't think you're actually get all the Stephen King books. He's written like 50.
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  34. Post #194
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    I don't think you're actually get all the Stephen King books. He's written like 50.
    Yeah, I am just going to get the most popular ones
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  35. Post #195
    I've just started Ender's Game
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  36. Post #196
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    I've just started Ender's Game
    I know it's bad to judge a book by it's cover, but my friend gave me his old copy of that to read. And something about it just doesn't look like I'd enjoy reading it. But maybe I should, it was highly recommended to me.
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  37. Post #197
    scifi books have terrible covers in general
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  38. Post #198
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    scifi books have terrible covers in general
    Yeah, I've kind of noticed that. And some of those fantasy books with the swords and dragons (I don't know the proper name for the genre) are pretty bad too.

    Another reason I've yet to read it is that I don't usually like books about kids. Don't ask me why
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  39. Post #199
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    Hence the saying, never judge a book by its cover
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  40. Post #200
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    Aw :c

    Edited:

    Is Dune good? And how do I start getting into Lovecraft
    Start reading some short stories, I suggest The Outsider and The Hound. Then read The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and then you go where ever you like from there pretty much.
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