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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2745 on: November 20, 2015, 11:35:47 pm »
It's hilarious. The bowl is one of my favourite characters in novels I've read the last few years.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2746 on: November 21, 2015, 05:42:54 pm »
That's how it starts.  Then you're reading Infinite Jest and anything by Martin Amis.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2747 on: November 22, 2015, 03:47:28 pm »
Finally finished Consider Phlebas, after a very extended period. My analysis of it stands: as a space opera, really good, but as a Culture novel, not nearly enough Culture in it.

Not sure whether to move on to Player of Games or the third Dune book.


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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2748 on: November 23, 2015, 02:37:35 pm »
"It's Even Worse than it Looks" Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2749 on: December 31, 2015, 03:00:59 pm »
I recently finished reading Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician by Alfred Jarry, which is something I wholeheartedly recommend. I plan on reading Watt by Samuel Beckett next.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2750 on: December 31, 2015, 07:57:15 pm »
I recently started "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers", but I haven't gotten nearly as much reading done this break as I thought I would. It's pretty good so far, though.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2751 on: January 03, 2016, 10:06:11 am »
After seeing this thread I realized I haven’t read anything of  ‘literary merit’, or ‘philosophical’, in quite some time, other than the Principia Discordia and related texts, of course. So, I started Notes from the Underground by Dostoyevsky.

Wikipedia states that this book is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. But, since it’s also very short by Dostoyevsky standards, I decided to read it anyway.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2752 on: January 11, 2016, 12:10:48 am »
I'm about half-way through Player of Games, and we haven't actually gotten to the planet with the titular games yet. This author really likes to stretch out the beginning of every book.

About half-way through David Wong's Futuristic Weapons and Fancy Suits, which comes off like a slightly more gonzo version of The Peripheral thus far, with some satire over California Ideology folks on top of it.


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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2753 on: January 11, 2016, 11:55:44 pm »
Now that the term h as started again, I have no time for reading anything but the plethora of textbooks for my classes. However, the text for Behavioral Endocrinology is pretty interesting.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2754 on: Yesterday at 01:40:40 pm »
I'm just starting Cosmic Trigger. I don't know what to make of it so far, but then again i'm only a few pages in.

I presume that many of you here have read it - what did you think? Does it still hold up?

It's been quite a long time since I have read anything longer than can be fitted into a comment form or a blog post so just committing to such a read feels a little daunting.
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