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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
PostPosted: Tue December 17, 2019 10:41 pm 
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tragabigzanda wrote:
Someone break it down for me

Mom to kid at all stages of life while holding said child: "As long as I'm living my baby you'll be."

Mom is old now and sick and baby is grown and taking care of mom says same sentiment back to elderly mother while holding her.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
PostPosted: Tue December 17, 2019 10:50 pm 
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To be clear, it's a great book. I just hate how my mother has ruined it by weaponizing it.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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bune wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Yeah I've read it a couple of times, but its been a long time.

It's the book. Don't know why I grabbed that image. Looks cool.

I need to read it again. first time was early 00s so it was insane seeing how many pop culture references I was pulling from it that were stolen for movies and tv and other books.

is there a consensus on the sequels? i.e. yay or nay.

Any Gibson is worth reading, but the sequels to this one aren't my favorites. The novels in the Bridge Trilogy (Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow's Parties) that came after the Sprawl Trilogy are better all around, though Pattern Recognition is best of all.

I need to read his recent stuff. :?

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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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I know you technically asked burt, but what the hell. I really like William Gibson and I'll take any opportunity on the board to post about him.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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I am reading the Burning Chrome short stories right now. Pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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Any of you ding-dongs read A Visit From the Goon Squad?

I'm finally getting around to it and I'm really digging it. Would love to chat about some things if anyone's up for it.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
Any of you ding-dongs read A Visit From the Goon Squad?

I'm finally getting around to it and I'm really digging it. Would love to chat about some things if anyone's up for it.

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Srsly, though, it's been forever since I read it.

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yeah I figured


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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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Goon Squad was fucking GREAT. What a book! Great way to wrap up a year of reading.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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This is great.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
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Ooh that’s on my short list


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tragabigzanda wrote:
Ooh that’s on my short list

It was my wife's Jolabokaflod gift to me this year. It's really outstanding. Would love your thoughts when you get around to diving in.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Ooh that’s on my short list

It was my wife's Jolabokaflod gift to me this year. It's really outstanding. Would love your thoughts when you get around to diving in.

my first thought is wtf is Jolabokaflod


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tragabigzanda wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Ooh that’s on my short list

It was my wife's Jolabokaflod gift to me this year. It's really outstanding. Would love your thoughts when you get around to diving in.

my first thought is wtf is Jolabokaflod

:lol:

It's an Icelandic holiday/tradition on which one gifts a book to someone on Christmas Eve.


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I can sort of translate that to Norwegian. But never heard of it before. Good idea though.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Ooh that’s on my short list

It was my wife's Jolabokaflod gift to me this year. It's really outstanding. Would love your thoughts when you get around to diving in.

my first thought is wtf is Jolabokaflod

:lol:

It's an Icelandic holiday/tradition on which one gifts a book to someone on Christmas Eve.

sounds like a sex act between tragabigzanda and the girl who kicked the hornets nest


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tragabigzanda wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Ooh that’s on my short list

It was my wife's Jolabokaflod gift to me this year. It's really outstanding. Would love your thoughts when you get around to diving in.

my first thought is wtf is Jolabokaflod

:lol:

It's an Icelandic holiday/tradition on which one gifts a book to someone on Christmas Eve.

sounds like a sex act between tragabigzanda and the girl who kicked the hornets nest

Ha!


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durdencommatyler wrote:
This is great.

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Really enjoyed this one too.


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