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Postby theta » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:39 pm

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Postby dmitry » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:12 pm

did you like snow crash
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Postby theta » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:38 pm

yeah it was good
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Postby Milk » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:59 pm

I've started Neuromancer after finding a perfect copy on the sidewalk.


I think i seriously haven't read a book in closing on two years now. It's not like my bookshelves arent full of books i haven't read yet.
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Postby blurst of times » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:14 pm

i'm reading frankenstein :twisted:
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Postby walt whitman » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:50 pm

Ever read a preface or introduction that was quite possibly better, & more interesting than the actual book proper it was setting up?

Hannah Arendt's preface to Walter Benjamin's Illuminations is a masterful distillation of Benjamin as a thinker and just plain eccentric weirdo, & more entertaining than a 100 biographies
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Postby granger » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:43 pm

picked up a hard copy of the third reich today because i couldn't resist the board game gimmick. tempted to re-read it.

just started the museum of eterna's novel by macedonio fernandez
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Postby dvr » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:45 pm

Is Michael Chricton's Timeline okay?
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Postby dvr » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:48 pm

dvr wrote:I'm reading this right now:
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It's not bad, easy read. I didn't know anything about Kings Canyon/Sequoia NPs. Second book I've read this year on NPS employees (first was Ranger Confidential, which I think is better).


This was okay. Got bogged down with unnecessary details but overall a good outdoor mystery kinda story. Mostly liked the NPS employee job descriptions and career paths
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Postby David Lobster Wallets » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:30 am

DZANC IS REPRINTING WOMEN AND MEN

http://www.dzancbooks.org/our-books/women-and-men
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Postby son of chucky » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:47 am

supersaturated wrote:I thought this story was great - "Cat Person" by Kristen Roupenian

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person


whoa, i know this author. good for her.
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Postby supersaturated » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:55 am

son of chucky wrote:
supersaturated wrote:I thought this story was great - "Cat Person" by Kristen Roupenian

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person


whoa, i know this author. good for her.


Cool! I felt the story was beautifully of the moment and timeless.
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Postby G_S » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:43 am

just popping in to say RIP Gass. read the Floating Opera this year and it was fun. need to dive deeper.

and a hearty FUCK YES at that mcelroy news
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Postby son of chucky » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:01 pm

yeah "cat person" was great. really good dialogue too.
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Postby tanaka » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 am

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late contender for best book i've read in 2017. the section on the Tiananmen massacre is heartbreaking.

i read this over the weekend. it's short, it's good and involves boats:

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gonna close out the year with these two

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Postby son of chucky » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:14 am

reading cujo by stephen king. it's not very good. i think i recall reading somewhere that he wrote it in a alcoholic/coked out rage.

also reading lincoln in the bardo, which is really amazing.
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Postby mission » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:20 am

G_S wrote:just popping in to say RIP Gass. read the Floating Opera this year and it was fun. need to dive deeper.

and a hearty FUCK YES at that mcelroy news


Floating Opera is Barth.

A book I read at a very impressionable age and still take as truth.
Good.
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Postby HotFingersClub » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:27 am

granger wrote:just started the museum of eterna's novel by macedonio fernandez


Are you enjoying it?
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Postby internetfriend » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:46 am

wow i’m really not liking the new krasznahorkai!
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Postby Sports Fan of the Year » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:54 am

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This book is relevant to my interests and seems like it might be a good way to break my longest spell of reader's block to date (lol, no it won't, but I'm confident in my ability to finish it in reasonably good time and not just read on public transport, so I suppose that's a start)
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Postby son of chucky » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 pm

i really like that murakami book. i read it years ago but for some reason his description of running along the charles river while listening to the moody blues on his discman always stuck with me. i think that was the band anyway. he's like "that old favorite, the moody blues." lol.
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Postby number none » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:40 pm

son of chucky wrote:reading cujo by stephen king. it's not very good. i think i recall reading somewhere that he wrote it in a alcoholic/coked out rage.


yeah it's the one he famously doesn't remember writing
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Postby Mr Spaceship » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:41 pm

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Postby theta » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:14 pm

picked this up based on the ringing endorsement of spider robinson

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Postby chimp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:27 pm

i always post this but i'm super jealous of your classic SF library theta
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Postby abs » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:04 pm

read this for my noir club, was p fun but the ending was meh

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Postby Viola Swamp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:07 pm

"Cat People"
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Postby theta » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:16 pm

chimp wrote:i always post this but i'm super jealous of your classic SF library theta


don’t be jelly they’re all pirated ebooks of which i find the coolest cover
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Postby mascotte » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:53 pm

Just finished The Stranger by Camus, have just started The Plague. Both were a mandatory read in my high school but I skipped them back then. Easy, enjoyable read.
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:01 pm

Almost done w/ Mrs Caliban. Super breezy and fun read. Love the 80s yuppie vibe. Larry is so chill.
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