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Postby mancubz » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:48 pm

when is the new jesmyn ward come out that's all i wanna be readin
what should i read next people
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Postby mudd » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:46 pm

it's a pity the second volume of the vorrh trilogy was meh because I suspect you would enjoy the vorrh. Annihilation is good too, but also best if the rest of the trilogy is skipped.

I always recommend Raymond Chandler and dashiell hammet for genre fiction, in case you haven't already read them.

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Postby mudd » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:49 pm

mancubz wrote:when is the new jesmyn ward come out that's all i wanna be readin
what should i read next people


Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Leger. Unless you're in more of a fiction mood, in which case read some joy or Diane Williams.

(Also, apparently September)

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Postby mudd » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:07 pm

I don't know mosely, but chandler is great. Recommend the long goodbye in particular.

for something a little different on a crime angle, wolf haas's brenner books are really charming considering the grisly subject matter. Maybe too contemporary though.

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Postby mudd » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:14 pm

they're narrated in a very chatty stories at the bierhaus way, about a former detective that keeps getting caught up solving murders despite drifting into careers further and further away from police work. Set in Austria in a post Warsaw Pact era

I'm really curious about the Japanese noir/crime writer discussed a page ago but haven't read any.

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Postby futurist » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:15 pm

futurist wrote:just ordered a bunch of Dennis Cooper. excited to dig in.


just finished Closer.

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Postby incoherent grunting » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:40 pm

Guy Incognito wrote:thanks mudd, i'm down with any settings when it comes to crime and mystery stuff so i'll check out brenner too

some people liked the Yiddish Policeman's Union
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Postby Hambelt » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:14 pm

Guy Incognito wrote:can someone recommend some fiction to me? i love huge, plotty-bordering-on-pulpy genre stuff, prefer settings that aren't the present, and recently read and loved fire upon the deep, dark matter, lonesome dove, canticle for leibowitz, and the third law trilogy

there's a few standards on my list i should probably get (handmaid's tale, hyperion) but wanna see what you all can throw at me too


This and it's sequel have been my fav sci-fi from this year or so:

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Postby Seamus » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:57 pm

Guy Incognito wrote:can someone recommend some fiction to me? i love huge, plotty-bordering-on-pulpy genre stuff, prefer settings that aren't the present, and recently read and loved fire upon the deep, dark matter, lonesome dove, canticle for leibowitz, and the third law trilogy

there's a few standards on my list i should probably get (handmaid's tale, hyperion) but wanna see what you all can throw at me too


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Postby Hambelt » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:52 pm

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This is such a smoother, more rewarding read than the first book. I thinking being able to go into this already acclimated to the language quirks helped a lot.
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Postby number none » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:32 am

Guy Incognito wrote:can someone recommend some fiction to me? i love huge, plotty-bordering-on-pulpy genre stuff, prefer settings that aren't the present, and recently read and loved fire upon the deep, dark matter, lonesome dove, canticle for leibowitz, and the third law trilogy

there's a few standards on my list i should probably get (handmaid's tale, hyperion) but wanna see what you all can throw at me too


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Postby tarantula » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:14 am

embarrassed, but it's good

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Postby Seamus » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:54 pm

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I like the idea and the opening was strong but overall it was good but thats it.

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Eh, this was ok.

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Some very cool parts but more boring parts and towards the end most of the book isn't even about him. Feels like a waste of what could have been a good biography.

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The premise was cooler than the final product. It was still cool and I know you all love it but I'll just class it as "good". Still, I haven't read sci-fi for years and appreciate the rec hpn
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:02 pm

Man, Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping is one hell of a book. It's been on my radar forever, but I only just now read it. Warm and funny and sad and disturbing.
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Postby dvr » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:07 pm

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there's a few standards on my list i should probably get (handmaid's tale, hyperion) but wanna see what you all can throw at me too


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Is cryptonomicon good? I picked it up for a dollar. I like math nonfiction and sci-fi.
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Postby number none » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:25 pm

I'd say there's a decent chance you'll like it then
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Postby blurst of times » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:33 pm

guy incognito, i know i gave it kind of a lukewarm reception on the last page, but the city & the city seems like something you'd be into

it's picked up a lot since i last posted about it

also, along the lines of warlock, butcher's crossing is another very good western (if you haven't read it yet)
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Postby number none » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:40 pm

yeah, Mieville in general might be a good rec. I still think the first two Bas-Lag books (Perdido Street Station and The Scar) are his best books though
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Postby Sobieski » Mon May 01, 2017 12:43 am

Guy Incognito wrote:i started quicksilver over the weekend and it's exactly what i'm into, thanks again for all the recs guys looks like i'm set through the summer

I read that series when I was 15 or 16 and it really affected how I looked at the world and shit
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Postby powderfinger » Mon May 01, 2017 8:25 am

The Baroque Cycle rips. Definitely coded with some of Stephenson's weird and somewhat inscrutable technolibertarianism politics, but nonetheless it's really fun and thought-provoking.

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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon May 01, 2017 8:55 am

incoherent grunting wrote:I am blasssting through 2666 because it's v.good.

Oohh maaan 2666 was good, I love Bolaño.

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I'm going to read something shitty now, to really emphasize its greatness.
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Postby quinine » Mon May 01, 2017 12:26 pm

man does 2666 pick up at some point? I think I got like 150p. in and it just did not seem to be going much of anywhere
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Postby ahungbunny » Mon May 01, 2017 1:52 pm

All five (I think? Been a while) books are in a slightly different style from each other and I feel like the very broad consensus is that the first is the weakest.
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Postby walt whitman » Mon May 01, 2017 2:05 pm

No! The first part of 2066 is the strongest. What the hell?
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Postby Seamus » Mon May 01, 2017 2:05 pm

that bit with all the murders or whatever was the real slog
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon May 01, 2017 2:09 pm

I haven't read it since it was published in English, but I recall thinking the opening and the closing sections were the best.
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Postby walt whitman » Mon May 01, 2017 2:10 pm

it was pretty fucking amazing. he took some real risks with the shape of that book
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon May 01, 2017 2:10 pm

Remember when you couldn't go five pages in this thread without someone asking what's the best of the shorter Bolano books? That might have been the previous mk.
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Mon May 01, 2017 2:17 pm

IIRC Bolano's plan for 2666 was to publish each section as individual novellas, and the current iteration of the book was a posthumous choice by his estate.
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