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rereading dune now since i just found out there is a movie coming next year, also reading the culture novels by iain m banks (very slowly lol). been looking to read gai-jin by james clavell since i liked the previous books in the series but god it's so slow to read.

rereading dune now since i just found out there is a movie coming next year, also reading the culture novels by iain m banks (very slowly lol). been looking to read gai-jin by james clavell since i liked the previous books in the series but god it's so slow to read.
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bijlolrereading dune now since i just found out there is a movie coming next year, also reading the culture novels by iain m banks (very slowly lol). been looking to read gai-jin by james clavell since i liked the previous books in the series but god it's so slow to read.

wait really?? god i hope the movie isnt dogshit

[quote=bijlol]rereading dune now since i just found out there is a movie coming next year, also reading the culture novels by iain m banks (very slowly lol). been looking to read gai-jin by james clavell since i liked the previous books in the series but god it's so slow to read.[/quote]
wait really?? god i hope the movie isnt dogshit
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Glop@nimby or anyone interested in fantasy. The Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson is fucking primo, I love it. The series is very detailed and is much more gritty than wheel of time. It might be discouraging because it's very complicated and has a shitload of characters.

Also I did finish WoT nimby, Sanderson did very well on the last few books; I couldn't even tell Jordan wasn't writing.

I hear so many good things about malazan, I haven't picked it up after finishing WoT because I wanted a break from these massive, complex fantasy series lmao. I hear the first book gives people trouble because it doesn't give much context, but it gets way better after that.

After I finished WoT, I finished the book of the ancestor series by Mark Lawrence, that series was super great, imagine if the world was freezing and humanity had to live on a fifty mile wide, long strip of land because the moon is focusing the suns rays or something.

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the world is now falling victim to an encroaching ice age. The remaining civilization lies in The Corridor, a strip of land about fifty miles across around the center of the planet. As the ice walls of the North and South close in, the different nations on the world get more desperate for land and resources, leading to the war that comes to its peak in this final book.

Then add warrior nuns and magic. It's like a blend of a little sci-fi, grimdark fantasy, and a magic/assassin school.

After that I went through a few series and popular releases:

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I liked everything a lot except for the licanius trilogy.

Children of time was really crazy. Earth is dying and humanity fucks up a terraforming project to make a planet inhabitable by bio engineering intelligent gorillas and inadvertently creates a race of intelligent spiders...

My favorite was the Book of Babel series by Josiah Bancroft. There isn't really some gimmick or quirk a lot of series depend on to hook readers or make them interesting, but it is still so different somehow. A man loses his wife during their honeymoon and goes on a journey to rescue her from this giant tower that is basically part continent (there are cities and "countries" controlling different sections of the tower, Bancroft calls them "ringdoms"), part world wonder, and part tourist destination.

The author actually doesn't waste words, I was constantly engaged. I can't think of another series that can change in tone and setting so quickly and flawlessly. The range of emotions and really, the depth and amount of possibilities in the world he built made the books kinda mind blowing .

[quote=Glop]@nimby or anyone interested in fantasy. The Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson is fucking primo, I love it. The series is very detailed and is much more gritty than wheel of time. It might be discouraging because it's very complicated and has a shitload of characters.

Also I did finish WoT nimby, Sanderson did very well on the last few books; I couldn't even tell Jordan wasn't writing.[/quote]

I hear so many good things about malazan, I haven't picked it up after finishing WoT because I wanted a break from these massive, complex fantasy series lmao. I hear the first book gives people trouble because it doesn't give much context, but it gets way better after that.

After I finished WoT, I finished the book of the ancestor series by Mark Lawrence, that series was super great, imagine if the world was freezing and humanity had to live on a fifty mile wide, long strip of land because the moon is focusing the suns rays or something. [spoiler][i]the world is now falling victim to an encroaching ice age. The remaining civilization lies in The Corridor, a strip of land about fifty miles across around the center of the planet. As the ice walls of the North and South close in, the different nations on the world get more desperate for land and resources, leading to the war that comes to its peak in this final book.[/i] [/spoiler]Then add warrior nuns and magic. It's like a blend of a little sci-fi, grimdark fantasy, and a magic/assassin school.

After that I went through a few series and popular releases: [spoiler][img]https://i.imgur.com/XrJTkhI.png[/img][/spoiler]

I liked everything a lot except for the licanius trilogy.

Children of time was really crazy. Earth is dying and humanity fucks up a terraforming project to make a planet inhabitable by bio engineering intelligent gorillas and inadvertently creates a race of intelligent spiders...

My favorite was the Book of Babel series by Josiah Bancroft. There isn't really some gimmick or quirk a lot of series depend on to hook readers or make them interesting, but it is still so different somehow. A man loses his wife during their honeymoon and goes on a journey to rescue her from this giant tower that is basically part continent (there are cities and "countries" controlling different sections of the tower, Bancroft calls them "ringdoms"), part world wonder, and part tourist destination.

The author actually doesn't waste words, I was constantly engaged. I can't think of another series that can change in tone and setting so quickly and flawlessly. The range of emotions and really, the depth and amount of possibilities in the world he built made the books kinda mind blowing .
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JR, rereading Moby Dick again slowly working through Clarel, Languages of Art by Nelson Goodman, Please Kill Me. Also trying to dig through history of hardcore punk and scrounging for interviews.

JR, rereading Moby Dick again slowly working through Clarel, Languages of Art by Nelson Goodman, Please Kill Me. Also trying to dig through history of hardcore punk and scrounging for interviews.
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Fakeplastic tea recommended The Blade Itself to me. It was a good trilogy, I enjoyed it.

Fakeplastic tea recommended The Blade Itself to me. It was a good trilogy, I enjoyed it.
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The Bhagavad Gita and a short poem collection by a friend of mine.

The Bhagavad Gita and a short poem collection by a friend of mine.
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denisbit13bijloldune movie 2020wait really?? god i hope the movie isnt dogshit

yeah apparently, i hope it turns out well too. i haven't heard good things about the earlier movie nor the series though.

[quote=denisbit13][quote=bijlol]dune movie 2020[/quote]
wait really?? god i hope the movie isnt dogshit[/quote]
yeah apparently, i hope it turns out well too. i haven't heard good things about the earlier movie nor the series though.
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Been reading Musashi, which is the first book in years that actually gets me reading. Notable exception being "Arc de Triomphe" and "Man's Search for Meaning".
Musashi is very good, I purchased the Book of Five Rings he wrote and another unrelated book called "Man's Search for Himself" to read afterwards.

Been reading Musashi, which is the first book in years that actually gets me reading. Notable exception being "Arc de Triomphe" and "Man's Search for Meaning".
Musashi is very good, I purchased the Book of Five Rings he wrote and another unrelated book called "Man's Search for Himself" to read afterwards.
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so far really great, if you get into pontypool at all make sure you read the first book of the series, the hellmouths of bewdley.

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so far really great, if you get into pontypool at all make sure you read the first book of the series, the hellmouths of bewdley.
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i'm a lover of all boring (not for me) technical books, currently reading about the Git which "is a distributed version-control system for tracking changes in source code during software development".
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i'm a lover of all boring (not for me) technical books, currently reading about the Git which "is a distributed version-control system for tracking changes in source code during software development".
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i once read an esports book that was very small in pages. it had a specific picture of a girl playing a game, but in reality it was a youtube video of you looked closely! anyways ive read some of divergent, some of beowulf, and all of to kill a mockingbird, and all of lord of the flies i think. all (except for divergent) were read at school. i also read most of dav pilkey's books, good comedy kids book creator!

i once read an esports book that was very small in pages. it had a specific picture of a girl playing a game, but in reality it was a youtube video of you looked closely! anyways ive read some of divergent, some of beowulf, and all of to kill a mockingbird, and all of lord of the flies i think. all (except for divergent) were read at school. i also read most of dav pilkey's books, good comedy kids book creator!
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Halfway through "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia" by Ahmed Rashid

I'm blown away by how good this book is, I would seriously recommend it to those looking to understand the state of the eastern world

Halfway through "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia" by Ahmed Rashid

I'm blown away by how good this book is, I would seriously recommend it to those looking to understand the state of the eastern world
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finished PP changes everything, just started stephen king's the institute, it is actually starting off in a similar theme like doctor sleep, I also got his other book Elevation on standby in case I finish this fast or if I get bored and wanna switch it up half way thru.

finished PP changes everything, just started stephen king's the institute, it is actually starting off in a similar theme like doctor sleep, I also got his other book Elevation on standby in case I finish this fast or if I get bored and wanna switch it up half way thru.
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do androids dream of electric sheep?

do androids dream of electric sheep?
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Mars trilogy

Mars trilogy
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Currently reading One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse. The book acts as my introduction into critical theory. Proving to be a very difficult read, but the bits that make sense make a lot of sense. Definitely just as relevant now as it was back when published.

Currently reading One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse. The book acts as my introduction into critical theory. Proving to be a very difficult read, but the bits that make sense [i]make a lot of sense[/i]. Definitely just as relevant now as it was back when published.
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I've been rereading the Silmarillion because it's the best book and my sister got me a new one for Christmas instead of the beat to shit first edition one my mom gave me a long time ago. If you like fantasy books this one is top.

The first gen one looks cooler though

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81xxcEQxdEL.jpg

I've been rereading the Silmarillion because it's the best book and my sister got me a new one for Christmas instead of the beat to shit first edition one my mom gave me a long time ago. If you like fantasy books this one is top.

The first gen one looks cooler though

[img]https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81xxcEQxdEL.jpg[/img]
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-Worm by wildbow, a realistic superhero reconstruction web serial about a girl who controls bugs

-Aerial Magic by walkingnorth, a cute webcomic about an apprentice witch

-Pulse, by Ratana Satis, a yuri manhwa about a doctor and her patient

-1Q84 by Murakami, which is...I still have no idea what it's about (assassins, parallel universes, fairies, and ghostwriting?), but I really like the author.

-[url=https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/1-1/]Worm[/url] by wildbow, a realistic superhero reconstruction web serial about a girl who controls bugs

-[url=https://www.webtoons.com/en/drama/aerial-magic/prologue/viewer?title_no=1358&episode_no=1]Aerial Magic[/url] by walkingnorth, a cute webcomic about an apprentice witch

-Pulse, by Ratana Satis, a yuri manhwa about a doctor and her patient

-1Q84 by Murakami, which is...I still have no idea what it's about (assassins, parallel universes, fairies, and ghostwriting?), but I really like the author.
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