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    I haven't read James Clavell in a long time.

    I've just finished Shōgun and I'm starting Tai-Pan. Then, it's going to be Noble House.

    Although I loved the Shōgun mini-series, I would very much like to see it get the HBO Game of Thrones-like treatment.

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    Lilly Singh - How To Be a Bawse
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    Hillbilly Elegy

    totally fucking with my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    Hillbilly Elegy

    totally fucking with my head
    Ugh, I have that in hardcover, it's next on my reading list.

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    Can anyone recommend some good fantasy or mystery books? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theburningreptile View Post
    Can anyone recommend some good fantasy or mystery books? Thank you!
    if you want something a little different, i would recommend The Mapmakers Trilogy by S.E. Grove (The Glass Sentence, The Golden Specific, The Crimson Skew). i liked them so much, my last album was inspired by them.

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    lot of Hunter S Thompson, during this time, especially" fear and loathing the campaign trail 72", wonder what hst would think of trump and all the bs currently going on in American politics now
    -Louie

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    Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    i love love love all three books but actually kind of refuse to see the movie for a multitude of reasons (i'll tell you why when you're done with the books)

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    M.C. Escher; His Life and Complete Graphic Works

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    Started reading Less Than Zero last night. Had it for ages. Never read it. I don't know if I'll finish it.

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    The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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    the left hand of darkness by ursula k. le guin

    i can't believe this was written in 1969

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    I'm reading The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. I find it very inspiring.

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    to prep for the movie release of IT, I started reading the novel again... and it's gutting me. There's stuff in here that just flew over my head on first read. The whole scene where Ben Hanscom responds to the phone call to return, and goes to a bar, squirts lime wedges into his nose and then guzzles down a pint glass of Wild Turkey... Holy shit...

    I don't know if I'm ashamed to admit it or not, but that made me break down in tears. I just read it realizing, in my head, "I'm Ben in this book." In his transformation, positive and negative. Nothing I've ever read in literature has fucked me up as much as that chapter in a book I'd already read 3 times.

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    not read anything in over a year I think?
    I find it difficult since my medication has been upped, but I thought I would give this a go. before watching the TV show.
    and yo be honest I'm quite getting into it




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    Read Alas, Babylon.

    Alas, Babylon is a 1959 novel by American writer Pat Frank (the pen name of Harry Hart Frank)[1] It was one of the first apocalyptic novels of the nuclear age and has remained popular more than half century after it was first published, consistently ranking in Amazon.com's Top 20 Science Fiction Short Stories list (which groups together short story collections and novels)[2] and has an entry in David Pringle's book Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels. The novel deals with the effects of a nuclear war on the fictional small town of Fort Repose, Florida, which is based upon the actual city of Mount Dora, Florida.[3] The novel's title is derived from the Book of Revelation "Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come."
    That's probably the scariest depiction of a nuclear attack that I've read, and I can't really even say what unnerved me about it the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    Read Alas, Babylon.

    That's probably the scariest depiction of a nuclear attack that I've read, and I can't really even say what unnerved me about it the most.
    ^i guess i just added another book to my 'to read list...'

    Just picked up:
    The Boy Who Painted Fire by JS Bird
    He's an art teacher in Eugene, OR.

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    I'm reading Insomnia by Stephen King. I stopped going to his website a long time ago. What annoyed me the most about his forum was all the wannabe writers.

    A lot has happened since I last posted in this thread. A certain man is no longer in my life. My work life has changed as well. Funny thing time...
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    i'm finishing up "Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana" by Anne Rice and lamenting the fact that she will likely never finish this trilogy

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