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What are you reading?

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Jean Luc Clermont
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#41 - 2016-07-28 10:30:05 UTC
erm...

at this very moment, i am reading the Eve-Online forums
Gneeznow
Ship spinners inc
#42 - 2016-07-29 01:31:58 UTC
Just finished Brave New World, now starting World War Z
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#43 - 2016-08-08 19:25:44 UTC  |  Edited by: LordOdysseus
Gneeznow wrote:
Just finished Brave New World, now starting World War Z


I didn't know World War Z was based on a book.Must be much better than the film.

I've yet to read BNW. I heard its name often but don't know what it is about.

"Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...

Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece."


Sounds a lot like Lois Lowry's The Giver. I haven't read that too.
Jacques d'Orleans
#44 - 2016-08-09 10:00:01 UTC
Royaldo
Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk Amarr branch.
Clever Use of Neutral Toons
#45 - 2016-08-09 15:04:11 UTC
Orhan Pamuk - The museum of Innocence


Gert Nygårdshaug - Chimera

Silen Serine
#46 - 2016-08-09 16:00:01 UTC
Currently muddling through American Gods, though about the 70-page mark it hasn't grabbed me yet.

Need a fantasy author for my September reads, if there are any suggestions.
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#47 - 2016-08-09 21:41:46 UTC
Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine by Richard O’Kane It's a great one, really a page-turner.
22000
Compostition No. 12.35
#48 - 2016-08-10 01:45:49 UTC
Authority, Book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy on ibooks. by Jeff Vandermeer.
Kairavi Mrithyakara
#49 - 2016-08-10 03:02:42 UTC
Silen Serine wrote:
Currently muddling through American Gods, though about the 70-page mark it hasn't grabbed me yet.

Need a fantasy author for my September reads, if there are any suggestions.


I sympathise about American Gods.

Two fantasy author suggestions: Steven Erikson (massive Malazan series), Ursula Le Guin (shorter but intense Earthsea series).
Gneeznow
Ship spinners inc
#50 - 2016-08-10 03:07:17 UTC
LordOdysseus wrote:
Gneeznow wrote:
Just finished Brave New World, now starting World War Z


I didn't know World War Z was based on a book.Must be much better than the film.

I've yet to read BNW. I heard its name often but don't know what it is about.

"Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...

Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece."


Sounds a lot like Lois Lowry's The Giver. I haven't read that too.


The book and movie are very different, the book is something like 60 short stories in chronological order, there's no 'main plot' as it were but it is outstanding (so is the movie).

I read a bunch of dystopia/utopia books as part of my thesis, BNW was one of them which I had never finished properly after handing my thesis in. It's a fantastic book though, very believable in parts and very unbelievable in other parts. The world of distraction and saturation that Huxley spoke of has largely become real.
Jacques d'Orleans
#51 - 2016-08-10 04:21:28 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine by Richard O’Kane It's a great one, really a page-turner.


A classic!
One of the best books about the Submarine warfare in the PTO during WW2, written by the ace of aces.
IMHO, you should also read the following books, if your time allows it:

  • The Bravest Man: Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang, by William Tuohy
  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, by James Hornfischer
  • Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway; by Tameichi Hara
  • Thunder below, by Eugene B. Fluckey


All of them are real page-turners, at leat IMHO.
Buck Wrangler
Doomheim
#52 - 2016-08-18 18:56:32 UTC
The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro.

First time I have read one of his works. Very good so far (early into it though).
Taishoku Mayaki
Feeling Cute Today
#53 - 2016-08-22 13:38:06 UTC
I've read Wolf of the Plain, Lord of the Bow, Bones of the Hill and now on Empire of Silver all by Conn Iggulden in the past two weeks. Making good progress on this series.

"Right-O, lets get undocked and see what falls off the ship"

voetius
Grundrisse
#54 - 2016-08-22 20:26:12 UTC
Why Marx Was Right Terry Eagleton, Yale, 2011

Maybe a bit controversial but I would rather read things that challenge rather than things I would automatically agree with.
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#55 - 2016-09-03 13:49:26 UTC
Not a book I'm currently reading but, King Matt the First is a book I've read when I was at a very young age.The book's name was translated as "Child King" and my copy had no author name on it. I recently re-discovered it.
Jaqen-H'ghar of Braavos
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#56 - 2016-09-26 01:48:18 UTC
A man feels obligated to lie and say A Song of Ice and Fire.

(In truth, this)
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#57 - 2016-09-29 20:26:49 UTC
Jaqen-H'ghar of Braavos wrote:
A man feels obligated to lie and say A Song of Ice and Fire.

(In truth, this)


Is it related to "The Horus Heresy" series which is on my "to-read" list?
Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#58 - 2016-09-29 20:36:41 UTC
Bischoff's Latin Palaeaography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages
I was legitimately shocked at
a) how engrossing I found Reading this and
b) how much of it I already knew, in a broad enthusiastic amateur sense, by no means saying this was anything other than thoroughly educational.

Short term results of reading this once without going down the Palaeaographical authenticity rabbit hole have been this.

Definitely a good read if you're interested in Western Calligraphy.

Lasisha Mishi
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#59 - 2016-09-29 20:42:19 UTC
still reading various fallout equestria novels.
gotten through around 12 or so of them. but more keep comin out(in various states of completion. i celebrate when one is finished)
Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#60 - 2016-09-29 21:10:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Vortexo VonBrenner


Forwarded that title to an artist type I know who uses a lot of calligraphy. If they don't like it I'll just blame it on this mad hatter guy in an online game I play...if they do like it I will be taking all the credit for it, thanks.