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☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41768348

Whatcha readin', /oat/?

Currently diving into this good little book - the long awaited finale of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, self referenced as the story of a "text only appendix with absolutely no audio and not so much as a frame of video" in a sidebar that mentions "If you liked this, then you may also like" in reference to five other articles in the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the finish publication to ever come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor.
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Anonymous 41768352

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Screw the purists who ignore that one because Adams didn't write it. It's a worthy conclusion to the saga.

Also, the Starship Titanic novelization deserves to be counted as part of it.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41768353

>>41768352
In defense of people who are not the purists, And Another Thing... was written off Adams's notes.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41768392

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Mewtini!LELnin/wow 41768407

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Ayyyyyyy

As anon said, I know people give that book flak because it wasn't written by Adams, but it really captures the humor of the series. It's a shame that there aren't more books to come out after this one, because quite frankly Eoin Colfer is a damn good writer. I dont like to think of it as a conclusion though, partially because I want more books, but also because the book describes itself as "one of the middles". So I feel like the story can be picked up again, maybe not by Colfer, but someone else sometime in the future.

Anonymous 41768425

Eh. Might write it off as a purist, but Adams was petering off and I actually like Colfer.

Anonymous 41768460

Has anyone watched the Dirk Gently tv series?

How does it stand up to the books? How does it stand up to Dr. Who City of Death?
Are people unfamiliar with Samuel Coleridge totally confused by it?

Elicoor13 41768469

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i'm trying to read murray rothbard's "man, economy and state". it's a slog, every three pages and i have to go and read the flowers of evil by baudelaire.

murray rothbard isn't the best prose writer, so a lot of the time i'm bored out of my skull. i've gotten a lot of baudelaire read tho, which is nice. i haven't read much baudelaire, mostly because he's just a higher tier of required-reading-core, but i'm enjoying his poetry now that i'm reading it. it's very much in the decadent style, tho i've always preferred guys like the incomparable stéphane mallarmé or paul verlaine to him. rimbaud is great too, but i honestly think he's a bit overrated.

actually rimbaud and baudelaire occupy the same space for me, in that they're both really good, but not as good as their dick riders make them out to be. baudelaire is great, but he's so fucking obsessed with letting you know how dark is he that it's childish. rimbaud has a similar problem in that he was too obsessed with his degeneration to evolve his work to the level of someone like mallarmé or even his erstwhile partner verlaine.

>>41768460
i've seen a couple of episodes. having never read any of the dirk gently books, i don't know much about how faithful it is. you're dealing with max landis as a show runner tho, so if you know anything about him you know what you're getting into.

Noa!Suy79kFgQI 41768496

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Still Silmarillion. Getting close to the end. When I got the money I'm getting a Silm tattoo.
Also reading Rat Queens. Basically it has the same 'person who obviously plays D&D writing a bunch of fantasy assholes doing stuff' feel as a lot of things, but I both like that it has a female cast and I feel obligated to read one volume at least because I have a Rat Queens shirt.
Also flipping through a John Green book I found from my dark days of being 15 and want to deck my teenage self in the face for liking this crap.

>>41768352

That was a good book, I wonder if I still have it somewhere.

>>41768353

This. Unless they're super detailed notes, it's normally not gonna end well. Just look at Dune. And even with insane detailed notes it's possible to get major shit wrong and have to correct it in other books, like the Silmarillion saying Fingon was Gil-Galad's dad.

>>41768392

I keep seeing that around, is it good?

>>41768407

Maybe there's a super good fanfiction lurking out there?
Accepting the end of a story you love before it gives you the amazing sort of closure you'd need is hard to impossible.
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41768518

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I've been going through an audiobook of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, an audiobook of Neuromancer by William Gibson, and I've been meaning to get back into King in Yellow.

Hunter 41768521

Last book I've read was Seconds(Bryan Lee O'malley) which was a couple of years ago. I don't do a whole lot of reading anymore, but I probably should.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41768658

>>41768496

>I keep seeing that around, is it good?


it's kind of a /lit/ meme book but it actually is good, I wasn't originally gonna read it but a friend of mine really, really wanted me to so we could discuss it together and I'm almost finished with it.

it's a really complicated book, there are literally over 400 characters in it, and it's 760 pages long. but the prose is amazing, it's very colorfully written and interesting. a lot of times a section of the book will suddenly break into poetry or a "song"/musical, it's a recurring theme. there's also a blurring of the lines between what actually happens and what the main character is simply imagining, and a lot of it is kind of left to you, the reader, to try and figure out.

the book is about WW2 and another big theme is wartime paranoia. and be warned, there are some really, really fucking disgusting scenes, though not a lot of them considering how long it is. it's not a typical "war is hell" kind of book, it's a lot more weird and diverse I think.

I would recommend it.

Pinkamina WBIY!Im9SILLYXo 41768704

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I decided to get back into the Pendergast Series. I just started reading Fever Dream, which was where I had left off before I binged on Dune.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41768962

>>41768521
O'Malley's shit is superb. I have the entire Scott Pilgrim series sitting on my shelf in glorious full colour.

Lisbon 41769111

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Hunter 41769189

>>41768962
I use to have all the volumes for Scott Pilgrim(the black and white copies), but I lost them all when I moved out of Texas. They were awesome books.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41769194

>>41769189
One thing I liked is that he set it in Canada in the city he grew up in. Something they deliberately kept during the movie, going so far as to film it in Toronto at the legitimate locations.

Hunter 41769216

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>>41769194
Movie did do a good job at getting some of the scenes accurate, or at least from what I can remember.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41769232

need advice pls Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41769293

Yo, I have only been reading for a short amount of time, one of my new year goals was to try and finish one book every month, and so far I'm hitting that mark, but I feel like because of recent stress I am starting to struggle more with reading.

with the book I'm reading now, for a while I was keeping a steady pace of 30 mins. to an hour of reading almost every day, but in the last week or so I have found it more and more difficult to read in general.

the real difficulty is just starting. once I start reading, I get into it pretty quickly and don't have a problem getting 10-30 pages done, but it's just getting myself into the mindset of "okay, I am going to read now" that is really challenging.

I think part of the problem is the goal of "read every day for this long" might need to be compromised, and something someone IRL suggested to me was to pick a specific time of day that I always do my reading at, so I no longer wake up and have to decide when I will read today, it will just be "oh, okay, it's this time, I'm going to read now." I'm hoping this works but I was wondering if you guys had any ideas?

music is my main hobby and the thing about music is that in the time it takes me to read a book, I can listen to dozens of albums, which makes reading a book feel reeeallly slow to me. I only have about 130 pages left in my current book, I'm so close to finishing it and I have been reading it since mid-January. if I can just manage to read close to 100 pages a week, I will have it finished in less than two weeks, and I know I will feel REALLY good when I finish it.

Noa!Suy79kFgQI 41769297

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>>41768658

Damn, that sounds awesome. It's like an experimental type book?
It's pretty hard to shock me with media, so I'll chance the gross scenes.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41769309

>>41769297

>It's like an experimental type book?


I'm not sure, I don't really know what makes a book "experimental" since I haven't read many, but it's definitely very weird.

Noa!Suy79kFgQI 41769504

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>>41769309

I've never really seen it talked about much, but The Hearing Trumpet is a good weird book. It's about an elderly woman who goes to a really weird retirement home where she has to free the goddess of bees or something and the world ends. Also she has another old lady friend who disguised herself as a matador to break her out of the retirement home.
This book's also weird. It's about an orphaned 'problem child' who gets shuffled from relative to relative, and moves into a big derelict mansion with some aunts. Then she finds a hidden room in the attic where sentient dolls treat her like family. It's interesting in that it gives the main character actual emotional issues an orphan with severe abandonment issues might have.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41769509

>>41769504

I can check those out but Gravity's Rainbow isn't a sci-fi/supernatural story, it's almost completely based in "reality", as in it doesn't break any rules of what we know actually can happen in real life, for the most part. I've heard it referred to as "literary fiction" which I think means it's fiction intended to seem like nonfiction.

sauce 🐎!SAuCeRorFc 41769716

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Am currently on the last book of Discworld, The Shepherd's Crown. I'm going to read Good Omens after that and then try out Kingkiller Chronicles. If I like it I'll read the whole series, if not...

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41769864

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>>41769716
I need to see about reading Discworld myself.

sauce 🐎!SAuCeRorFc 41769992

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>>41769864
I think it's worth it, especially if you like the humor in series like Artemis Fowl and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (Alternatively, if you like the humor in Discworld, read those too!)

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41770085

>>41769992
I do like the humour in Artemis Fowl and Hitchhikers.

Reverend!Slavshit.Y 41770174

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These.

Snowbell!MbICrazyYs 41770184

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Erwin Rommel's Infantry Attacks.
The Strategy of the Indirect Approach by B.H. Liddell Hart.
Vulkan Lives by Nick Kyme.
Shelters, Shacks and Shanties by D.C. Beard.

Anonymous 41770296

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>>41770184

Go Rin No Sho
Heiho Kaden Sho
Academie de l'Espée
The Eddas
Discourses on Livy

sauce 🐎!SAuCeRorFc 41770495

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>>41770085
You should make some time for it in your busy schedule!

algol 41770749

I'm reading through Generic right now. It's a book about generic drugs.

☲ Prince Ember Storm!SNowbAlLfo 41770862

>>41770495
Possibly.

!Glaive9Gko 41771121

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Normally I can't stand novels, but the Discworld books seem pretty interesting. So, I've got The Colour of Magic coming in the mail soon, so hopefully I won't bounce on this one. Think I'll be fine, since I got nothing better to do during my lunch breaks at work.

Anonymous 41771150

>>41771121
Not check the library first before buying.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41771856

this is it boys

100 pages left in Gravity's Rainbow

really struggling to read more than 10-20 pages a day, so I have decided I am gonna use an audiobook to finish

the last hundred pages via this audiobook https://youtu.be/Gk1h-SGaqps?t=6042 is approx. 4 and a half hours long

I might try to knock the whole thing out for the rest of today

or alternatively I can do half tonight and half tomorrow

I am gonna feel so good when I finish it

and I think for my next book, I will pick something shorter and less challenging

the next books that I want to read the most are Lolita and Blood Meridian I think. and then I want to start getting into good poetry.

41771972

Just picked up Fight Club and Golden Compass from the library, pretty stoked.

Anonymous 41772058

>>41771972
>Golden Compass

It's 'The Northern Lights,' you damn dirty Yanks.

http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/2/18/14648128/philip-pullman-publishing-his-dark-materials-follow-up-trilogy

The movie was actually okay, even though it castrated (so to speak) the more controversial bits, ruined the ending and totally flopped, killing hopes for movies of the rest of it.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41773459

I finished Gravity's Rainbow!! What a powerful ending...felt like a lot of the grandest themes throughout the whole book came to a pretty satisfying and exciting climax, with a very poetic finale. However I will admit that there was an enormous amount of things I didn't understand and I could barely keep track of the enormous amount of characters...I'm sure I'll read it again someday.

trying to figure out which of the two books I mentioned here >>41771856 I want to read next...
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Bags!SprintMJXo 41773529

>>41772058
whoa i didnt even know there was going to be another one

41773535

>>41772058
>It's 'The Northern Lights,' you damn dirty Yanks.
no1curr
And I agree, the movie was pretty underrated. I remember reading something about them cutting out or bowdlerizing a lot of the controversial stuff because it would make for a lot of butthurt Christians. I was pretty disappointed that it didn't get a sequel though, all things considered it was pretty good, or at least enjoyable.

sauce 🐎!SAuCeRorFc 41773631

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>>41771121
I hope you enjoy it. Discworld is really fun. Terry's sense of humor is exquisite.

Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVY 41774281

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I just read pic related in only two sittings!! Technically it was an audiobook, but it still counts IMO. The narrator for this particular audiobook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB2l3DENCMQ was excellent IMO, his voice for the old man was very good, and in general he was able to convey more emotion than the average audiobook narrator but still be very restrained, I feel like his tone fit the story very well.

I really liked that the prose was fairly simple but very detailed and at times beautiful (especially the parts describing the fish/sharks jumping out of the water). The prose was mostly not very elegant but it didn't seem bland either.

I've been fishing with my dad and my brother several times so I feel like I "get" the story more than some people might, and the mentality behind the old man's perspective on fishing, and the virtue of patience during fishing, and things like that. It was a very exciting and suspenseful story to me.

Next I'm gonna read Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata, and then I've decided that next month I'm gonna read Blood Meridian!
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