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Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by dreaming neon darkspot, Sep 9, 2008.
dunno. probably, though
I'm currently reading Dune. It's so good.
Should I even bother with any of the others in the series?
yeh, i read the prequel to that
I am picking up Stephen Kings "Under the Dome" today.
I've stopped reading King, to be honest. He's just making mediocre stuff nowadays.
will loved Under the Dome
either stop at the first one or read the entire 6
I'll stop with the first then
sheut, my roomate read like 15 or so dune books
i stopped after the first one
Duned my tits off for a week then just left it alone.
finally reading I, Robot and it's really fucking good. the movie was absolutely atrocious and i wanted to see how the book pulled off what the basic idea of the movie was (since i hadn't ever heard anything about the book somehow) and the fact that it's totally different is actually really badass and works in a completely different (and better) way.
other than that i've been reading books for my humanities - values and culture class which is seriously a joke to me. the teacher is a youngish woman who tries to identify with us and all that and a lot of the kids seem to pretty much be mocking it all. not only that, but the books are super over the top in terms of OMG EMOTION, CONNECTION, SOCIETY, PEOPLE and basically make me sick reading them (which is quite often since we read 150 pages per week at the minimum). i chose to lead a group discussion first since i wanted to get it over with and the other person in my group was freaking out cuz when we met up i just told her i was winging it, and that she should do her own thing, and it ended up where i actually got the class to discuss, got people kinda into it, made them laugh and she was stumbling over all her things and fucking up hella bad.
ended up getting a 9.5/10 for basically winging it off what i knew of the book (and i didn't even have a chance to read the last 50 pages or so but speed read and deduced the main ideas) and led the discussion better than those who prepared. pretty ridiculous.
tl;dr never read The Sheltering Sky, The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting and whatever else i'm going to read in my humanities class when i should be reading more fucking sci fi!
college texts are super lame.
reading the jungle books by rudyard kipling
Just came back from the book fair.
1984 was trilliant
they shut down the book store! NOOOOOOOOOOO
*goes to the library*
They still have those places, right?
Went to the used book store with a huge list of things I've been meaning to read... I couldn't find a single thing I wanted so picked up Dune Messiah. Guess I'm gonna wind up reading this whole series afterall!
so reading has pretty much taken over my life due to the school reading and books i like to read myself. i don't think i've ever anticipated reading a book, but recently i've actually been STOKED to start books haha, really fucking weird.
on to the question, i've asked for recommendations a lot but here i'm really stumped. I love cyberpunk stuff, yet i can't seem to find enough futuristic/cyberpunk material that isn't super cheesy. I know Neuromancer is basically considered the epitome of the cyberpunk genre, and I did enjoy it a fair amount, but at times it was kinda poorly written and there were segments that were meh or just overdone.
can anyone recommend me some really great cyberpunk stuff? even if it's just regular sci fi set in the future with some cyberpunk/dark elements that would be good, just something that really sucks you in and creates a vivid futuristic and cyberpunk world that i can really get into.
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. It's the first of a trilogy. I've also heard The Prefect is really good as well.
After RS I'm gonna start Hyperion, which is a classic.