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The Books/Reading Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Matt, May 16, 2007.

  1. unknown

    unknown fuck ftagn

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    are you sure it's not Lies My History Teacher Told Me? I've had that book on my amazon list for a couple of years
     
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    So, I have quite a reading list and I can't decide on what to start next. I have:

    Perdido Street Station
    Suttree
    Foucault's Pendulum

    Opinions?
     
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    haha. I have two of those three and haven't finished either (the first and third). Foucault's Pendulum is really interesting, but it's very dense. it doesn't help that the font size (of the copy I have) is really small. I want to re-read it again/finish it. It gets recommended quite a bit for Neal Stephenson fans, which I can't remember if you're one or not.
     
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    I've never read a Neal Stephenson book, but Anathem is another that I'm very interested in checking out.
     
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    yeah I'm really interested in checking it out. My personal favorite Stephenson book is Snow Crash...it's a lot of fun and really accessible. It's also one of the shorter of his novels, but it was written before his "I'll write all of my future novels to be over 500 pages" phase...so that could account for its length
     
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    Recently read American Psycho and Roadside Picnic.

    Currently reading World War Z by Max Brooks.
     
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    American Psycho is one of my all time favorite books. It's a phenomenal book if you're looking for character study and development. Just amazing

    I was really impressed with World War Z. I walked in thinking "Oh hum zombie book ha ha whatever" and was definitely impressed with Brooks's seriousness and what he did with and to the zombie genre (I actually had to speak on a panel in one of my classes about this book)
     
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    Totally agree about American Psycho, i must give it a few more reads. I loved it.. the scenes were he mutilated, tortured and had intercourse with the girls pretty disturbing and amazing at the same time. He is one of the most amazing characters, i just loved how he would describe everybodys clothing everytime he saw somebody.

    Yeah i'm on page 91 of World War Z. I just saw that it had great reviews on amazon and thought the idea of zombies was pretty cool although like you, i was a bit cynical about the seriousness of it all,but so far i've been totally wrong.
     
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    Currently reading Fulgrim by Graham Mcneill, a Horus Heresy book.
     
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    I'll have to look for that one. I know he's famous for things like The Baroque Cycle and Cryptonomicom; but like you said, they're fucking long books. :cool: Hopefully I'll get to them someday.
     
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    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    No it's not. it's written by James W. Loewen so u can check if it's the same or not.
     
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    meeseface I go Commando

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    pretty nerdy, but good
     
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    I need a rec for some good fantasy.
     
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    What have you read?
     
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    Lotta D&D shit Terry Brooks and Tolkien when I was in grade school, and Wheel of Time and Sword of Truth a while ago. Nothing lately. I started a Tale of Ice and Fire a couple years back, but got distracted. I'm probably going to start that over unless something else catches my eye.
     
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    Vacant_Planets Queen Nicole

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    The Blind Watchmaker.
     
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    I'd suggest that you investigate both Steve Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series, and R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing trilogy.
     
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    Seems interesting. I will check them out.
     
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    finished Paradise Lost
    now on to Paradise Regained
     
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    yeah I'll have to look for it
     

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