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10/10 Top shelf book thread
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>>684204125
Really enjoyed this series

>pic related
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>>684204125
/b/ I'm looking for a book basically it's about energy spheres that are created and freeze time inside, they are basically silver spheres from outside. has two major parts. cover is a futuristic jet fighter with a tree growing in the cockpit. seriously can't fucking find this book again.
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>>684204455
Also Cobra is pretty good
>>684204763
Elaborate?
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The Redwall series nigger its like lord or the rings but with animals BEST BOOKS EVER!!!
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>>684205791
Watched the tv series back in the day, the books any good?
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pic related

all of them are great, except for the 8th book. it takes place between books four and five and it's just... filler, doesnt really advance the plot. it's just about one of the main characters backstories. if you get to book four and dont like the idea of a story being told within a larger story then skip 8 altogether/read it out of order of chronological events.
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>>684206076
Yes nigger The Long Patrol and Salamadastron i say and maybe Martain the Warrior!!!!
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>>684204763
I have that on audio book. It's pretty good, but I think the 7 hours of underwater sounds went on a bit much.
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>>684204125
related (through marriage) to Robert Heinlein. Excellent author
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>>684204125
ASOIAF can go suck a dick
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This shis is GOAT when it comes to books
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This one is pure gold
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>>684206772
Doesn't he always end his plots with some kind of magic that has nothing to do with the story, but is just there to end the book? Example: The two armies meet on the battlefield, the hero is about to kill the evil guy, and BAM! God smites everything, the end?
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Classic nigger
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>>684208056
Without trying to spoil anything there are books that end with something like what you describe, a "twist" if you will, but pretty much every time it leads to something in a different book. It's never just "I ran out of ideas so let's end it here" kinda thing. And there's never any real heroes or evil guys, just the story being told from one perspective most of the time.
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>>684205655
The world comes up with some kind of zero point energy shit that basically eliminates threats. The power applied makes a bigger/smaller sphere. Bomb going to go off? Seal it in a sphere. Enemy soldier approaching? Seal him in a sphere. Whole navy coming at you? Use a really, really big sphere.

Basically the technology isn't quite understood and the spheres have a mirror finish and are permanent. It's a pretty drastic measure, and nobody knows what is happening inside the spheres, only that no energy can get in or out.

The whole first half of the book explores the idea and the increasing commonness and also the size of things that can be sphered. You know at first it's tiny things in a lab, soon it's a part of warfare, becomes common enough to be used for self defense and large enough to trap a whole fleet.

The second half
===========SPOILERS INCOMING=======
I hate to post if someone hasn't read it but the spheres start popping. The protagonist basically wakes up in his plane with a giant tree growing in the cockpit 30 years later and is the first person to figure out that the spheres pop. Science gets a lot more elaborate with the spheres now that it's known they are temporary, and they are used for new things (drop nuke, sphere up for explosion, sphere expires, sphere aka ship propelled with no damage, repeat) It goes into a pretty wild chain of events throughout history then and trying to save the human race.

It's not sphere by michale criton, it's not forever war, it's not seeds of time by kay kenyon (but that 's a great book as is anything by kenyon)
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Jordan can't write women for shit, but this was an amazing series.
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>>684209094
repeating plot snooze fest
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Really enjoyed this and the book that follows it.

Sci-fi book that deals with humanity vs. an unknown alien race that is just as evolved as humans.
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Gets a little slow in the middle but makes the ending great
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>>684209431
Anything he has done, sans Great North Road, had been fucking amazing
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>>684204125
Anything written by Hunter S. Thompson.

I hate to thread my own post, but...C'mon.. It's fucking hunter

/thread
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I'd like to start reading books to expand my world view. I'm talking perspective changing books. Any recommendations?
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This shit is good too niggers even though its not cannon
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here fags
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No comment needed.
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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever is a pretty solid fantasy series
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>>684210080
wat is cannon
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>>684210166
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>>684210009
I recently read How to make friends and influence people and the Bhagavad Gita and both of these had an influence on me
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>>684209369
fucking this. sad but this.
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>>684210107
This.
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>>684210009
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love this series so much. cant wait for the 4th book
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>>684209448
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>>684210168
It means its not official star wars lore
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>>684210581
Awesome Book.
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This whole farkin' Series.
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>>684210009
Check this one out. Harris has some very interesting ideas.
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ive said it many of times and ill say it again. also trilogy
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>>684210009
This blew my mind though I'm not sure it has that effect on everyone
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>>684210080
Fuckin loved those booksread every single one when i was 10
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Im i the only nigger who knows of the redwall series besides that one dude
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>>684210759
This. I couldn't recommend the Hyperion series enough.
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This, and most books by Glen Cook
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>>684204125

I thought this one was better honestly
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>>684204125

Another good one
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>>684204125
this book sucked. theres like 3 action scenes the rest is just heinleins case for fascism and militarism. try haldemans The Forever War if you havent already
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> This right here
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>>684211276
Also this trilogy. it's view on magic was quite refreshing.
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Orson Scott Card is a terrible person but a fantastic author
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>>684210744
Pre Disney or Post tho
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>>684211299
yes agree. starship troopers is meh see my post above
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>>684210581
another good one from niven
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>>684211204
I've read them all. Great YA series.

>>684211268
The whole series is simply amazing.

>>684211388
The Forever War is my favorite SF out of that era.


Iain Banks' Culture is the best space opera. Anyone know of other good ones?
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>>684211529
That book is old man
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>>684204125
its starship troopers but with action
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>>684206485
Lord Brocktree was the best one
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>>684209094
My nigga
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are we only posting science fiction?
cause this book is the shiz nizty but its not scifi...more like existential angst with a little fantasy towards the end
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>>684211523
>go to preschool soccer
>kids parents all saying their names
>weeb looking chick
>ENDER
>kid's fucking name is ender
>my kid born in 2013
>movie came out in 2013
>fucking weebs named their kid because of the fucking movie
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>>684206288
I've been meaning to read these and still haven't gotten around to it.
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So many good books mentioned, but one great author left out.
Everything by Terry Pratchett, except Unseen Academicals.
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>>684204125

"The Fall of Reach" by Eric Nylund

Yes its a Halo book but give it a chance Nylund is an amazing sci-fic writer
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>>684210009
Check out this. Long-winded, but awesome.

Pinker's How The Mind Works is next on my list.
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I still have these on my toilet. I love a good read when i shit.
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>>684212876
Holy fuck, I remember reading that book when it came out...
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>>684212626
You have no idea what a weeb is.
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>>684212713
>tfw read whole series in order last year

also everything by kurt vonnegut jr but especially:
>cat's cradle
>slaughterhouse 5
>timequake
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>>684212876
awwww u beat me to the halo novels
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>>684213032
no, I do. the father showed up to one of the sessions. they're weebs.
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>>684213322
Why wouldn't they name their kid after some jap shit?
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>>684213322
A weeb is someone who's obsessed with Japanese culture.
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>>684211299
no such thing as a free lunch.>>684213112
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>>684213112
currently reading galapagos and its fantastic
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Gotta pimp the best series I've read in years
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Read this shit niggers
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this fucking shit right here.
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i really really liked this series
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>>684213558
>>684213655
ok whatever they're nerds but I respect nerds to much to call these people that. they're like if basement dwelling neckbeards came out into the light and made a baby and named it katniss
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>>684214033
trash
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>>684210009
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>>684214176
One can be just as big a fag being a weeb as a regular basement dweller. How did he even reproduce...

>>684214080
Check this out.
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>>684211523
Read the first formic war trilogy.
Really good read.

Can't wait for the second trilogy
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>>684214695
she's like a 4/10 with the glasses, which honestly improve things
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>>684214438
Excellent book.
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>all the Heinlein books but not a mention of this

I know it's not his best, but I think I got lucky by reading it when I was 14. The way it talked about how normal sexuality was, was pretty helpful at that age. And I think it helped me move me past alot of the "know one understands me" and "eveyone sucks" edgy teenage angst that everyone goes through.
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>>684215877
great for a teen, mysoginst 50s shit when adult. it's like ayn rand, so vivid when you're a teen, but as an adult it's like wtf

also
>anything by cherryh
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This shiz. You uneducated niggers
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>>684214176
>basement dwelling neckbeards

There's what you call them, it might be long-winded but the accuracy is worth it.
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>>684216321
but I have a lot of respect for basement dwelling neckbeards. I mean a lot of basement dwelling neckbeards have actually READ the ender series.
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>>684216298
>Ayn Rand

I wanna preface this by thanking you for agreeing with me, but fuck. Even as a teenager I could see that bitch was pedantic and... vapid isn't the right word for it but it comes close.
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>>684211380
Great book. Turns out pure rage is a fantastic motivator

Have some more space opera.
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>>684216795
I was into architecture and being self reliant. I had no idea how the world works. I still don't but I was probably 12 when I read it.
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You want power armor? Have some fucking power armor.
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>>684217024
never read anything but Dune series.

thank god for massive book torrenting
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>>684216553
You're right, I associated "neckbeard" too much with the type of hiveminded, ignorant people that dwell around reddit and stuff. It just means slovenly and I'm wrong.
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>>684216814
Awesome series. I've read all the Revelation Space books. It only gets better.
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>>684209487

I actually wanna know where to find these now that xNovel shut down. Does anyone know where? There's a lot of funny shit in them.

Weird to think there was a whole subculture of people reading those in the 70s.
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>>684217284
The Jesus Incident can stand alone, but destination void is also pretty good. This book series was part of the inspiration for Alpha Centauri, the best Civ game ever

The two that come after are hit or miss.
>>684217317
I know, right? Space Opera without FTL is one of my favorite things.
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Larry Niven's The Integral Trees and The Smoke Ring
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>>684217056
>I was into architecture and being self reliant
Ahhh I get it, I fucks with ya. i guess what I'm getting at is: Atlas Shrugged just was so completely hamfisted and repetitive with how the government brought down the characters who were successful that I couldn't take it seriously.
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Time for some pulpy fantasy, elric movie when? The recent graphic novel adaption, "The ruby throne" is also fucking fantastic. If I can find a torrent, i'm going to storytime it on either /tg/ or /co/ eventually.
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>>684217545
I like you anon.
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>>684215877
This was also a reflection of the time period that it was written in.
I would recommend Farnham's Freehold over this one.
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>>684210619
>>684210919
>>684211461
good taste lads
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I'm going to guess that Neuromancer and Snowcrash were posted earlier, so have some short stories. I personally think that cyberpunk lends itself better to short stories anyway.
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>>684218032
and I thought I'd read them all, friday, to sail beyond the sunset, number of the beast...

also this
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>>684210263
I read the whole thing was a good series. Fuck he was an unbearable protagonists
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This book was surprisingly pretty good, really nice ship to ship combat, lookin forward to the second book
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>>684210759
I thought the writing was brilliant but the story itself was a bit disjointed and listless. Overall ended up feeling like it was ok.
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>>684217920
For a good light read I recommend Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17
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>>684218032
Heinlein can get pretty fucking magical realm at times.


Also, have this handy chart. Some of it I think is a bit questionable, but most is decent at worst.
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>>684218636
Surprised you did not know of this one. It is considered to be Heinlein's most controversial books.
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>>684219002
Thanks for the recommendation. I've actually been meaning to read this for some time, but forgot about it.
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no Real Ultimate Power?
i'm ashamed of you /b/
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>>684209858
I have a friend who graduated with a degree in political science at the age of 32, who had never heard of hunter Thomson.

My mind blew up.
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>>684218938
I can definitely see that. What did you feel about Dune?
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I got this for Christmas, was really surprised how good it was.
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>>684219605
>>684203380
Same for the movie.

Every fan of Sci Fi needs to watch "Jodorowskis Dune", and discover 1, what was supposed to be, 2, the greatest sci fi movie of all time, and 3, where the most iconic and recognizable scenes from the greatest sci fi filas ever since actually came from.

As if we needed more evidence illustrating how movie studio execs don't understand Jack and can't get anything right to save their lives.
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>>684206772
Im reading book 3 atm
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>>684219583
Liked the movie but never read any of his work. Just not quite my bag I guess.
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>>684211706
also
>>684216814
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>>684219264
well this was all pre-internet I was into Heinlein, so it was everything the library and used bookstores had.

also:
>Lucifer's Hammer Niven/Pournell
and
>Dust Charles R. Pellegrino
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>>684214118
my fucking niggah. I was really hoping to see TFL series in here.

I also read Heroes and Best Served Cold, I would recommend both.
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>>684219583
How in the holy fuck can that happen?!
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From the movie
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=dina+meyer+nude&qpvt=dina+meyer+nude&view=detail&mid=0C59CE00F2045397346D0C59CE00F2045397346D&FORM=VRDGAR
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>>684209060
Jesus christ, for the last 5 years I have been trying to find the name of this book too. I remember it in exactly the same amount of detail as you. Tell me you found it's name?!
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This one became my favorite instantly
Though I had to admit I was lost as all hell because I didn't know what I we getting into
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>>684220234
Was*
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>>684220129
He also had never heard of a libertarian.

Expensive private college.
Yikes.
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>>684220042
Oh yes Lucifer's Hammer is an excellent book. Every time I think or here of that book the first thing that pops in my head is "the hot fudge Sunday that fell on a Tuesday".
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>>684220042
I had trouble getting through Lucifer's Hammer, there are just so many pages..


Short little sub novel, pretty good.
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>>684220203
no never. I've read every book with "time" in the title I can find too. hit me up I really want to find this book again. [email protected]
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>>684220397
every time I meet a prepper I want to make them read it

you should get dust, it's stunning
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>>684204125
Don't get me wrong, this is great, but then I read The Forever War and its two sequels. Much better.
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>>684213032
You're a faggot
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If you want a really grungy, depressing, fantasy novel, here you go.
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>>684220820
You're not even the person I responded to.
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>>684220577
Yeah i can see that. I am a game designer and have been tossing around the idea of a game inspired by the book.I just wouldn't want to make a game that under cut the book.
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Ok, I remember seeing these books on the shelf in either Elementary or Junior High. Are they any good? Cherryh gets pretty high marks across the board.
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>>684221509
everything by cherryh is amazing, but I can't imagine the average person can read her

this one is atypical of her IIRC, not being space scifi
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Moon's "Deed" trilogy is one I go back to every few years... Thanks to a /b/ro, I have read the rest of the series. The deed is still stands on it's own, tho.
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>>684221931
I know what you mean, I read the Foreigner series back in high school, and it was a little bit dense in the way that the ocean is a little bit wet.

I imagine that it would be better now if i go back and reread it.
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>>684222241
Am reading like book 7 right now
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>>684209060
>>684220203
Is this the bobbler thing?
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>>684204125
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>>684204125
And no it being about rabbits does not make a single fucking difference. When i was told to read it i was the same way. 10/10
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>>684221120
society crumbles

seems like it would be dayz ish or fallout like, except without the zombies.

but as a massive multiplayer for limited resources it might work. would you get to/have to join up with the cannibal army at some point?
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>>684222929
Beat me to it, Watership down is fucking amazing.
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>>684222740
what is the bobbler thing?
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>>684223061
Yeah kinda like a rust idea but with the need to rely on others in the game to survive.
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I just finished reading the first 6 Great Brain books again. My childhood favourite still delivers decades later. I'll be looking out for books 7 and 8... library or whatever. I need to know how it ends.
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Time for wizards.
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>>684222740
OMFG YOURE MY HERO

>Peace War Vernor Vinge

>>684209060
>>684220203

I'm going to cry. I like Vinge too
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>>684222929
Yeah everyone sees rabbits and thinks it's a cutesy kids book, but that is some dark shit.
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>>684223133
>>684223353
That's the one, think it was a series too
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>>684217751
The Elric series was a high point in the history of fantasy fiction. Top shelf reading all the way through.
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I enjoyed this book, but I can't say whether or not it is objectively good, all I want to know is if it anyone would recommend the rest of the series?
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The Man in the High Castle. Changed my worldly perspectives yo.
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>>684223219
you'd have to keep it from becoming minecraft faction raiding shit too. I mean having your resources taken from you would be a big part, having to actually team up to survive etc.

I'd really like to see a game where a revolver with 3 bullets made you a god.
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The High House is another good book.
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>>684223393
cool i'll check it out

Aunt gave it to me on vacation, it reads very quickly but overall pretty good
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>>684223623
I think the important thing would be to have limitations to skills and abilities where you have to depend on others for the skills you do not have or are low in.
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>>684223520
I do wish we had less elric clones that miss the point of the character. Stormbringer clones are perfectly alright, however.
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>>684204125
must read
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Here, more fun pulpy fantasy stuff.

That's it for me, good night.
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I love the whole series this is from
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>>684224212
Used to be required reading in high school.
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>>684206747
How do you think a fish feels?
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>>684224556
Guess it isn't anymore?

We had to read Bradbury and Huxley in school but I guess I am old now.

One book I never read is Catcher in the Rye, you hear so much about it, good and bad and I never read it.
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A must read
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>>684223996
man I've thought along the same lines, but not related to lucifer's hammer.

like how would you force people to have a village- have one major and one minor skill. you can be a farmer and produce enough food for 6 people, or you can be a minor farmer and produce enough for three.

you can be a defender and protect the village, or a minor defender and protect the same amount with two friends.

defender relies on farming to eat, farmer relies on defender to not get his ass killed; expand to enough necessary skills that people cannot survive for long with only the single major/single minor skills.

so you could have three players with defender/farmer making enough food for six people, but they couldn't actually build housing or defenses (builder). once a community got to a moderate size you could open up specialties for minor skills (glass blower) or something.

like I said, I was coming at it from the design of "how do I make players work together to survive"
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This is not quite as pulpy as the Elric series but damn its a good read. Gene Wolfe FTW!
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>>684224863
Sorry I'm not into fantasy
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>>684224212
babby wants his distopia book

Huxley is better in any case.
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>>684224857
Yeah I think they took all of those boos out cause it contradicts the SJW bullshit they are pushing now. Kinda like Animal Farm used to be required reading too.
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Surprised no one has posted David Drake yet...
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>>684224863
I f you like that kinda fantasy you might like this one. Not bad but is very predictable, by the middle you figure out that the Devil did it.
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>>684224857
I never read Tail of Two Citites. We had a month+ long project on a classic book and that was mine. The weekend before it was due I broke into the school because I'd left it (unread) in my locker.

I cherrypicked some stuff from six random pages and did several Bart Simpson level reports and illustrations, I don't really remember but I got a B or something and I *still* haven't the faintest clue about what the book was about, nor have read any of it.

If only I'd known about cliff notes...
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>>684225097
Even aside from the whole dystopia thing, Huxley is a really interesting dude.
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>>684225597
>tail
fuck me brain fried lol
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>>684224939
Read the omnibus for Shadow and Claw, not sure how I felt about it. Was interesting though, would continue reading
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>>684225559
Wow dude. Spoiler alert!
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Varley 10/10
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>>684225877
Ah yes, a society that all four chaos gods would be proud of.
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>>684224935
>I was coming at it from the design of "how do I make players work together to survive"
That was the same thing that i was think too.
How do you build the base mechanics of the game so the players need each other for survival. My though was that you could have basic skills but you would only have one specialized skill and there would be limited level advancement to the skills unless you chose to specialize or focus on that skill.
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>>684205791
Man I read and repeatedly re-read every single one of those books when I was little
My favourite series now is the Harry Bosch novels. The new tv series of them seems awesome too
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>>684211523
Shit is so good
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>>684209431
Great series
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>>684225778
jesus. I need to get this book for my niece.
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>>684223863
I have yet to read that one, but I read a fascinating book about the Hell's Angels primarily about the 90's biker wars, I'd need to find it to remember the name. Currently reading another about the Banditos
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A lot of Clancy stuff just gets really silly, but Rainbow Six is still one of my favourite novels
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>>684226556
Compared to Hunger Games is a strong signal that it would be a shit book. Hunger Games was full of plot holes.
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No Douglas Adams?
/thread
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>>684210009
It's a short read, but one of my favourite books ever. TL;DR a guy in the time of Buddha trying to find his own enlightenment
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>>684226182
see I'd cold make it so you couldn't do anything that wasn't a minor skill, at least no for long. like it would take 20 non-defenders to equal a defender skill, or you could scrounge or grow 1/2 a person's food without scrounger or farmer skills. weight it so you could live for a while but couldn't possibly keep playing without finding a farmer.

the boring shit has to be valuable too, but you still need to be able to play the raider side of the table. yeah, I'd be curious what you actually come up with.
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>>684204125
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>>684226972
Ok series but I kinda found the humor to be rather dry.
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>>684210919
Reading this book series again after like 4 years, on page 370 and its so gud
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>>684204763
Reminds me of a weapon from the forever war by Joe haldman also good.
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>>684226972
>posting douglas adams in a 10/10 thread
>not even posting the better holistic detective agency books

ISHIGGITY
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>>684227053
Why does it have two eyes?
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The movie is great, but the book is better IMO, and far more moving. Remy's scene on the rooftop in the book is extremely tear inducing
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>>684206772
Im readin book two atm
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>>684209431
I did not like the last book out, almost as bad as great North Road. No more amazing ideas as before
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Anyone ever Berserker?
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>>684204125
This shit is boring to start but ends up with some of the goddamn best character development in anything i have read.
I have read alot. It's fucking good.
Dont give up almost the first book is just world-building but fuck it pays off.
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>>684227443
Different anon here. I loved The Commonwealth Saga and thus started The Void Trilogy. Read the first book. When the second was released it was bigger. The third too. Never came in the format at the other books. It bothers me so much Ive never got past the first void. It would look like shit on my shelf
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>>684210810
Yes, this is absolutely mandatory sci-fi
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>>684211461
Never read this one - looks good. Thanks for the suggestion anon
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>>684227753
like no shit i couldn't put down the last two novels and haven't been as immersed in years don't stop just keep reading I cannot stress this enough.
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>>684215877
Time enough for love was better.
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>>684226992
I'll usually follow this up with Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Reluctant Messiah.
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>>684212876
>>684212998
These first few were amazing reads, even Contact Harvest.
Holy balls did this make me fall in love with the universe. The games, not so much
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>>684226992
Everything by Hesse is great. The Glass Bead Game is my favorite book.
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Has anyone enjoyed the pleasure that is this book?
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>>684228970
Yeah I have Steppenwolf as well, but a long queue of reading to get through before I get to it
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>>684210759
Hyperion was fantastic, but the fall of Hyperion was good, but could have been better. It just felt like the ending was rushed, and not well planned out.
> The priests chapter in Hyperion rocked my world tho
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>>684206288
First few were really captivating.
Stopped reading when he started inserting himself into the story, and crossing to other of his books.
Fucking self-indulgent trash.
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This is great read. I think that Gerrold died before he was able to finish the arc. Highly recommended!
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>>684229120
I think you'll really enjoy it; that's the other one I would strongly recommend.
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>>684211380
This.
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>>684222791
Help me out here.

What was the point of all the Hollywood and Vegas stuff about Fontaine producing movies and the cosmetic surgeon and the girl with the loose pussy getting surgery?

I honestly can't think of anything less relevant to the story of the Corleone family than loose pussy surgery.
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no words
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>>684221509
This book man, changed me as a late teen.
Tough read and kind of a grind, but man is it good.
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>>684229084
is it like groundhog day?
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>>684214033
overrated boring trash
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>>684229683
From the stories I heard Sinatra was so pissed that Mario put all that personal stuff about him in the book that he wouldn't even look at him.
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>>684230165
I'd say that it was a fun nostalgia-driven adventure but not particularly memorable and certainly overrated. But not a bad read for a plane trip or something.
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anyone read Gone Away World?

its the biggest mind fuck feels book...
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>>684230436
agreed. it was just hyped too much for me.
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>>684230233
I read a story about John Wayne offering to beat the shot out of Puzo at some party as a favour to Sinatra.

But yeah those 3 subplots just seemed bizarre to me and its clear why they're not in the movie. The movie is pretty much a 1:1 adaptation otherwise but I just don't know why Puzo thought the whole pussy surgery story or anything to do with Fontaine after the horse head incident was relevant.
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>>684229910
No. That sucks this book doesn't
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>>684210619
Fucking yes m8
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>>684230654
>Shit

Shit
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>>684230551
Yeah, but popularity aside I didn't think it was terrible. I rolled my eyes a few times towards the end but didn't get rid of the book or anything. I think you're right, though - go in with low expectations.
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Has anyone read this? Is it worth picking up? It seems interesting
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>>684231041
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Anyone read the Mistborn trilogy? Fucking god characters and world building
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top 5 ever, ever.

major twists, major feels. did not want it to end.
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>>684231072
just finished that, it was cool. I liked terminal man and the fire one better.
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>>684230716
Tough read.
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>>684231155
Forgot pic
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>>684231493
It is a dark comedy.
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Blindsight by peter watts
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>>684204125
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>>684232073
Overrated and gay. Would burn for heat/10.
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Too lazy to find a higher quality image, but this trilogy was something I really enjoyed. Also wondering if anybody else has read it.
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Pic related were really good. Basically follows a bunch of separate characters and their daily lives after aliens invade earth during WWII, sometime shortly after Pearl Harbor got hit. Easily among my favorite series
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I'm actually upset that nobody has mentioned pic related.

Also, Joseph Heller writes pretty good stuff. Catch-22 being his most famous, of course. Although, if you can get your hands on a copy of Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective, I promise you won't be disappointed.
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Beat me to it
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While I enjoyed Ender's Game as much as the next bloke, I find myself rereading more of his lesser known novels such as Treason and Enchantment.

There's something especially endearing about Enchantment for me.
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>>684229910

it's a romance, but dude repeats his whole life

the beginning is good but then he gets all mopey and does a whole bunch of alternative hippie shit, not really my thing
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>>684218668
This.
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>>684206288
tried reading it
it comes off as childish, directionless, uninspired and boring
the "morally grey" thing is already done to death in modern fiction since it mostly means shallow or incoherent in characterization instead of actually morally complex
my biggest gripe is that it reads as something aimed at teens, which isnt exactly what i want from my horror/fiction books
the fact desert post apocalyptic worlds were done by now much better in other titles dosnt help also
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>>684206772
"Too many fucking characters: The book"
I gave up on book 2 when i was supposed to remember like 40 of them, fuck that.
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>>684233062

just remember to pirate those books so you don't support that mormon fag
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This was a sweet story. Nothing super profound, just enjoyable.
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>>684233488

I bought them used. I get almost everything used. It encourages me to impulse buy books I normally wouldn't since they're cheap and I've found several authors/series that I like enough to go out and get a nice set of.

I read A LOT.
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>>684212266
Holy shit this is the first book in this thread that I was sure was an actual real book
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>>684210759
>>684210919
Shame about the mediocre or even awful sequels to those.
Both great books that fail to make a memorable series and live up to the potential they have.
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Dresden Files are REALLY good
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>>684234038
Yeah, some of them have gotten pretty strange, but I do enjoy them.
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>>684210759
Just finished reading the full 4 book Cantos, other than all the annoying poetry bits I really enjoyed the series. Endymion and Rise of Endymion were almost better than the hyperion books I felt.
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>>684227463
My love for you is like a truck
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>>684211667
Wish the sequel never existed.
Still a great book.
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>>684230530
Nicht mein kampf
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>>684210810
Out of all five books (original trilogy I consider a single book) I think I enjoyed the 2 preludes the most. The trilogy was written quite a while ago and I had trouble reading due to the language and way it was written. It wasn't really fun to read unlike the 2 prequels which really had me in the story.
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>>684211523
The Ender series is so insanely expansive, but I love almost all of it. Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind kind of suck, but all the books following Bean are great as well as the 3 prequels. Ender's Game is such a great book, it sucks the movie adaptation cut a lot of the scenes that made the book so great.
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>>684215877
Fuck that hippie piece of shit porn book.
"lets fuck everything that moves including your dog"
I hate that book so much, fuck
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>>684234139
Sadly, my english isn't good enough to read entire books and no french editor wants to publish them anymore in France. Fuck, I don't know what happens after the 5th book !
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>>684204125
pug the magician & the rift war saga

its fuckin real neeto baked couldnt tell u sober
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>>684234672
>the movie adaptation cut a lot of the scenes that made the book so great.

Huh, I just realized I never watched the movie. Is it worth seeing?
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>>684224939
Gene Wolfe is an awful author and you should feel bad for posting this.
No its not a good read, its typical edgy teenager shit, the only worse series in that regard would be The Broken Empire.
Mark Lawrence and Wolfie should run a contest for who can write the edgiest most "morally grey" kid super warrior special snowflake character, lets throw in Patrick Rothfuss and his craptastic Harry Potter rip off series, and we have the holy trinity of awful overrated writing that ruin modern fantasy.
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There are times /b/ really shows its true age.

This would be one of those times
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>>684223600
Im stupid, thought it was only an Amazon Prime TV show.... Now I need to read the book because I don't know when the next season is gonna come out
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>>684235262
So.... 12 years old?
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>>684231072
GOD YES, when Michael Crichton writes a good book, HE WRITES A FUCKING GOOD BOOK.
Kept a pocket copy of Jurassic Park on me through Middle and High school, read it so much the front and back covers fell apart and I had to buy a new one recently. I kept it in the cargo pockets on my pants and read it during class. :)

Air Frame, Sphere, and Timeline are all REALLY good.
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>>684234942
Its worth seeing, but not if you devoutly love the book and don't want to see it generic-ized for the masses basically. They did the same thing with The Giver.
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next time at least pretend to have read the book..
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>>684236241
Ah, ok. Got it.
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>>684235347

Pretty close, yeah.
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