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7 hours ago, stillersenat said:

Book 5 of the Demon Cycle series- The Core.

 

Fave series.

Waiting for the library to deliver it to me.  I'm first in line for it, but they don't have the copies in yet.  I like the series.  I have some issues with the writing, but it's very creative.  Very good series.

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On 10/24/2017 at 12:44 PM, MathMan said:

I need a new book :(

I just picked these up at a book sale:  (If it gives you any ideas)

The Third Man by Graham Greene

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Hell House by Richard Matheson

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury

Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

 

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Listening through Ready Player One as wife and I road tripped this past weekend. We're on chapter 33 out of 40, I believe. So we're into the third part of the book. I thought that the story got off to a little bit of a rough start, too much info dumping, but then it picked up steam really well. I'm hoping they stay very close to the story because it seems like it'll translate into a movie very very well.

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On 10/4/2017 at 8:56 PM, Geek said:

I need to get back into reading. Any books like House of Leaves? I want something with a riveting dark plot that'll blow my mind.

hrm.  i love house of leaves but i am not so sure that i have ever read one much like it.  

Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James was part gang war/part cold war/part drug war/part reggae and rock and roll novel and it was pretty messed up.  also won some awards.  get ready to learn jamaican slang though (not a bad thing, just the same idea as reading the first chapters of clockwork orange being hard)
I really liked American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis- I thought in text it was much more apparent that it was a satire.

OH
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey- a million times better than the novel

There's also Cormac Mccarthy's the Road- good for a nice pre-winter deppressive bout of angst

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On 10/27/2017 at 6:41 PM, JLambert58 said:

I just picked these up at a book sale:  (If it gives you any ideas)

The Third Man by Graham Greene

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Hell House by Richard Matheson

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury

Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

 

if/when you read please message me I need to talk about my theories about this book

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recent books ive read - a lot of non fiction on Totalitarianism
A captive mind by Czeslaw Milosz
currently reading 'The Future is History' by Masha Gessen
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev (OMG this was an amazing book of short stories)

i was thining of starting Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism but its like a million pages long.
Think I might do some Bulgakov next

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3 hours ago, mistakey said:

recent books ive read - a lot of non fiction on Totalitarianism
A captive mind by Czeslaw Milosz
currently reading 'The Future is History' by Masha Gessen
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev (OMG this was an amazing book of short stories)

i was thining of starting Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism but its like a million pages long.
Think I might do some Bulgakov next

Will let you know when I read 1Q84.  I'd be interested in your theory.    Funny you should mention Bulgakov.  I'm just finishing The Master and Margarita.  It is a trip of a book.  Like The Twilight Zone meets Soviet Moscow.  

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