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Author Topic: In search of something to read  (Read 5070 times)

Offline Allama

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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2015, 03:41:20 PM »
I decided to break my promise and start with Worm first. Why does it have to be so long...

I think it may be time to switch to something shorter, like Finnegan's Wake.

Haha try The Mists of Avalon next. :-P

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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2015, 10:58:14 PM »
Sandstorm by James Rollins

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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 04:11:09 PM »
Why not try Jack Vance!
For anyone interested in worldbuilding and the developement of human society he has a lot to offer. The Araminta Station trilogy or the Demon Princes series are amazing. Nightlamp and the Alastor cluster series as well... Actually all his later works are fantastic...  :-P
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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2015, 08:32:02 PM »
I decided to break my promise and start with Worm first. Why does it have to be so long...

I think it may be time to switch to something shorter, like Finnegan's Wake.

Haha try The Mists of Avalon next. :-P

Oh no more long things. Why can't you people recommend the Cat in the Hat or something.

Just to prove this wasn't all an empty promise: I've put Worm on hold about 75% through and am currently making an attempt to clear through some of the other suggestions.

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Re: In search of something to read
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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2015, 08:08:37 PM »
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"Conceptually radical . . . making the refreshing and contrarian case that words alone have sensory and imaginative vibrancy to spare."—Mark Levine, The New York Times Book Review

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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2015, 02:20:22 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0803741715/

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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2015, 06:47:00 PM »
Kafka on the Shore

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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2015, 03:45:43 PM »
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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2015, 02:34:27 AM »
Kafka on the Shore

Murakami has been on my list of authors to read for a while now. I really should read one of his books.

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Re: In search of something to read
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2015, 12:12:52 PM »
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Murakami has been on my list of authors to read for a while now. I really should read one of his books.

sometimes it's not so easy to read, I think he skips or shortens some of the socio or psychological descriptions in favor of listing a bunch of basic distinctions between characters, it's complicated if your book's translator chose willingly to keep the original names.

I've been trying to read a Murakami that is my bed-stand's choice, when I go some place I have a couple of other choices, a book about public space management (cultural, political, etc) and a Tolstoy book that I found about Chechnya and a "leader" that unites with the Muscovites (yeah, another hidden russie pride).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadji_Murat_%28novel%29