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Yorick



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RASL by Jeff Smith
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre. The extent to which I can relate to the existential angst of the main character does slightly worry me, but maybe it's pretty universal. It's a great novel in any case.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the same thing I always read:

recursive pony fanfiction, three levels deep, with two levels of alternate universes, and in total longer than Harry Potter (the entire series), Lord of The Rings, and War and Peace combined and then multiplied

I will accept nothing less!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did I say Harry Potter? I don't usually read Harry Potter fanfiction, but when I do, apparently I choose
*drum roll*
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
by Eliezer Yudkowsky, full-time AI researcher who also wears a human rationality essayist hat or, it would seem, fanfiction hat from time to time

bloody hell

the book-style pdf version (obviously the superior format) is 1600+ pages and it doesn't even include the latest 10 chapters yet
why do I keep getting myself into these things
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just started the biography of Jim Henson. The prologue describes the recording of this scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYIRO97dhII
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

proust and the squid

just starting chapter one but it's conspicuously short on cephalopods thus far. We'll see how it plays out.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how is it on proust?
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first two books in The Stormlight Archive are amazing, too bad it will be a year before the third is out. Just read the Mistborn books by the same author, Brandon Sanderson, and liked those almost as much.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the Rubinrot series recently.

fritterdonut wrote:
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.


I just finished that this weekend and loved it. I'm moving on to Oryx and Crake now and then plan to start in on The Canongate Myth Series so I can read The Penelopiad (and since I already happen to have the first 3 books in the Canongate, with Atwood's being the second, I figured I would read them in order.)

After that I'm moving on to Doris Lessing. I hadn't heard that she passed away last fall and I've always meant to read some of her stuff so I'm going to make the time.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cixelsyD wrote:
The first two books in The Stormlight Archive are amazing, too bad it will be a year before the third is out. Just read the Mistborn books by the same author, Brandon Sanderson, and liked those almost as much.


I'm on a quest to read all of his books, but he churns them out so fast. *shakes fist* Really liked Steelheart and Elantris too. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hes very talented. Just started Warbreaker. Pretty good so far!
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worm
web serial
interesting enough take on capes and capers

I never liked comic books, but this is pretty good
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other thread reminded me that The Dresden Fillies (yes, as in filly) was an ongoing thing.


It's super cheesy. I love it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

QUINN. FREAKING. NORTON.

If you're on the internet, and you haven't read any Quinn Norton, I am judging you.
(Well, not really. But...)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, and I loved it SO MUCH that I started it over from the beginning immediately after I turned the last page.

The plot is Groundhog Day (but with a lifetime), which sounds lame maybe but the writing is amazing. If you go in expecting thriller/sf, you may be disappointed, but it's solid literature. There's a lot of background and character development, and I loved every single page.

Read it.
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