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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2940 on: July 17, 2018, 09:42:41 pm »
I take it back what I said about it being a great story.

Who the fuck ends an epic like that.

Seriously, who

ETA: If that's what I wanted, I would have just stayed home and watched America collapse with no hope for redemption whatsoever.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2941 on: July 17, 2018, 11:17:41 pm »
 :lulz: Glad you enjoyed.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2942 on: July 17, 2018, 11:21:33 pm »
TUC?
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2943 on: July 17, 2018, 11:37:27 pm »
 - The Arthurian Legend (1162 pages! )
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2944 on: August 18, 2018, 03:41:04 am »
TUC?

The Unholy Consult, seventh and final book in Bakker's The Second Apocalypse series. It has... an ending. It definitely fucking ends.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2945 on: August 18, 2018, 03:43:12 am »
TUC?

The Unholy Consult, seventh and final book in Bakker's The Second Apocalypse series. It has... an ending. It definitely fucking ends.

Everything is properly fucked, then?
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2946 on: August 18, 2018, 03:44:57 am »
Should probably mention that I finished reading Peter Coffin's Custom Reality and You a few weeks back. I'm gonna go ahead and recommend it generally, although it goes pretty far-out in a lot of places.

It will come off as very reminiscent of the BIP, but viewed specifically through a political lens. The gist of it is that neoliberal capitalism (a shorthand for whatever fucked up oligarchy of corporations and puppet states we have running the world is) has found lots of ways to extract value from people, and one of the most important ways is via what we here would recognize as the BIP.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2947 on: August 18, 2018, 03:47:00 am »
TUC?

The Unholy Consult, seventh and final book in Bakker's The Second Apocalypse series. It has... an ending. It definitely fucking ends.

Everything is properly fucked, then?

Fucked on the ontological level.

It's the biggest middle finger to traditional epic fantasy that I have ever experienced. I thought it ruled, but I am a bit of a literary masochist.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2948 on: August 21, 2018, 02:08:49 pm »
That Peter Coffin book sounds interesting. I really enjoyed the Coffin talks you linked me to. he has the right melange of commentary-about-culture while not coming off like some preachy beardo sitting on a mountain judging everybody.

Speaking of Melange, I'm finally reading Dune.


it fuckin pwns


started off slow, but I'm about halfway through and I'm loving it


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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2949 on: August 21, 2018, 03:06:55 pm »
We have always been at war with Arrakis. The first book was epic and had so many of the awesome sci-fi concepts that are used in so many things since.

I hate recommending films after people read books but "Jodorowsky's Dune" is an amazing documentary on what might have been ""Dali as the emperor", H.R Giger and Moebius doing the art design, Pink Floyd doing the score. I want to be in the timeline where it got made and off of this one.

I liked the sequel books also, (God emperor was the weirdest and my favorite). I wasn't a fan of the books by his son and X-files guy though.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2950 on: August 21, 2018, 03:58:30 pm »
"Jodorowsky's Dune" is pure joy from start to finish, IMHO.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2951 on: August 21, 2018, 06:16:35 pm »
Loved Jodorowsky's Dune! (enjoyed Lynch's dune too)


I do not intend to read any more of the series. I mean it might be great, but I read fiction sparingly and really don't have time for a 10k page saga.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2952 on: August 21, 2018, 06:35:54 pm »
That Peter Coffin book sounds interesting. I really enjoyed the Coffin talks you linked me to. he has the right melange of commentary-about-culture while not coming off like some preachy beardo sitting on a mountain judging everybody.

Speaking of Melange, I'm finally reading Dune.


it fuckin pwns


started off slow, but I'm about halfway through and I'm loving it

I’ll lend you Coffin’s book next time we see each other. The one biggest drawback I see in it is that it’s Extremely Online. A lot of the references and examples pulled require a fair amount of awareness of the state of the Internet in 2017-2018. So like, PD people would get it but many others I know wouldn’t.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2953 on: August 21, 2018, 07:43:07 pm »
TUC?

The Unholy Consult, seventh and final book in Bakker's The Second Apocalypse series. It has... an ending. It definitely fucking ends.

Everything is properly fucked, then?

Fucked on the ontological level.

It's the biggest middle finger to traditional epic fantasy that I have ever experienced. I thought it ruled, but I am a bit of a literary masochist.

I didn't expect flowers and unicorns and what not, but fuck. It isn't so much the ending as how it ends, as a book. Just sort of "go go go go stop."
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2954 on: August 23, 2018, 04:36:42 pm »
I'll admit padding it out with the appendices wasn't so cool.  I was expecting maybe another couple of chapters.  Maybe a segue to Zeum discussing how to counter the threat of the No-God, since they're basically the only kingdom worth a damn left standing.  Meppa maybe showing up.