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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
PostPosted: Sun April 22, 2018 12:26 am 
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Picked this up on a whim today. Cover caught my eye, and the slim page count is about all my free time can handle lately.

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What the hell does that blurb even mean?


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Haha, I didn't even read that.


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Finished ¨Im thinking about ending things¨...what a ride. Its so well written. Its so fucking scary and moody.

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I hated waiting for you to finish it because of that ending. What did you think?

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VinylGuy wrote:
Finished ¨Im thinking about ending things¨...what a ride. Its so well written. Its so fucking scary and moody.

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I hated waiting for you to finish it because of that ending. What did you think?


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I was really surprised...never saw it coming. It went full weird when she is at the school and i couldnt really understand what she was doing. At the time i thought man, this got super stupid...and then when its explained it makes sense and it changes everything

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Yeah, it was one of those where you're like "Ok, starting over right now".

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I want to read it backwards like the book suggests.

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this was quick and fun:

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starting his Silver Screen Fiend tonight.


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Picked this up on a whim today. Cover caught my eye, and the slim page count is about all my free time can handle lately.

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This was a good read. Quick, but it hits hard. 33 chapters meditating on the motif that the world the writer experiences is a skipping record. The prose moves like a scratched record that quickly becomes unstuck and spins towards a weighty climax then starts skipping again.

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He looks down at the sea again and drinks straight from the bottle. Behind him, the dirty, beautiful, broken city; in front of him the abyss that suggests defeat…. We win by isolating ourselves, and in isolating ourselves we are defeated, he thinks. The wall is the sea, the screen that protects us and locks us in. There are no borders; those waters are a bulwark and a stockade, a trench and a moat, a barricade and a fence. We resist through isolation. We survive through repetition.


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Got this bad boy packed and ready for the trip!


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Got this bad boy packed and ready for the trip!



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Picked this one up at the library. It's basically "cinematography 101," but the layout and examples are :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Anyone ever read Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe? I am almost done with the last book in the four-book series, and it's done a number on me. If you unfamiliar with the series, it's basically set on Earth millions of years in the future, when the sun has begun to die out. Initially appearing as a pseudo-feudal fantasy novel, you realize that in fact you're reading about technologies that we have no concept of, but are so old to these people that they appear to be natural or magical. It goes beyond typical plotting and has sections about religion, science, philosophy and more, alongside typical stuff like swords and spaceships and aliens. They're written as though they've been translated into our language from a new language far in the future, so there's all sorts of ambiguity and archaic words.

It's hard to read and really entrancing and like nothing I've ever experienced. Anyone ever checked it out?


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Have picked it up at a book store multiple times but never taken the plunge.


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Have picked it up at a book store multiple times but never taken the plunge.

I don't blame you, they're kind of a bitch to read. Very worth it though, these books have really, really cool stuff in them.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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Do you guys/gals have a top 10 favorite books list?


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Quick and dirty, so a few would probably change if I really thought about it. The top five are definite, the bottom five are off-the-cuff:

To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Tortilla Flat John Steinbeck
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
Sometimes A Great Notion Ken Kesey
All The Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live James A. Miller and Tom Shales
'Salem's Lot Stephen King
Born Standing Up Steve Martin
Silver Screen Fiend Patton Oswalt


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Do you guys/gals have a top 10 favorite books list?


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