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Old 06-27-2018, 09:03 PM
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I have been reading:

Steve Berry - The Third Secret
Steve Berry - The 14th colonie (Cotton Malone)
James Rollins - Sandstorm (sigma force)

Currently reading James Rollins - Map of Bones (sigma force)
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:19 PM
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Carrie by S. King
worth reading
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:11 PM
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The Bible of course. After all it's the best book in the universe!
I highly recommend.
All the best.

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Old 07-16-2018, 02:34 AM
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Finally finished The Brotherhood of the Wheel, only took me a month* but that definitely isn't a reflection on it's quality. Twas a fluffing good bit of urban/etc horror that took disparate bits of folklore and internet creepy pasta and weaves a solid and "fun" story.

Also devoured Elysium Fire thanks to the Civ 4 mod Realism Invictus' long turn times (I needz a faster CPU). And the fact that as per usual Reynold's masterful world building and story telling hooked me me enough to keep reading more than I was playing at times.

Currently - it's taken ages, but finally got around to reading The Traitor Baru Cormorant, which is turning out to be just as fluffing good as all the recommendations said it was. Lo-fantasy, colonialism, politics, revenge and some excellent horror elements to do with how the Empire of Masks deals with "unhygienic" behaviour. Methinks Baru's going to turn out to be an utter magnificent bastard. And it's got me hooked enough that I'll probably devour it today.

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Old 07-23-2018, 02:02 AM
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The Traitor Baru Cormorant has been devoured, f*cking brilliant book.

Currently reading Gnomon which manages to out weird the previously weirdest book I've ever read, which is Vurt by Jeff Noon. It's also dense, filled with enough actual philosophy to make a first year philosophy student's head explode (ethics of surveillance and how that mashes into justice, bioethics concerning neuro-adjustment/interrogation, fucking Wittgenstein, literature/mythos wank), wrapped in an extremely strange meta-narrative concerning multiple stories where you're never sure exactly what's true outside of the Detective's thread. And even that's suspect in it's own way. Suffice to say though, in the last 100 pages it's building to quite the ending.

Is it worth reading? Sure, if you can settle yourself into the narrative and can get the story threads. But otherwise, if you can't, it's going to be extremely confusing and occasionally frustrating, given it's liberal use of rarely if used literature/mythology/philosophy terms that even I'm having trouble contextualising. And then there's the various breadcrumbs scattered through out that mesh together to provide a meta-meta narrative. Though it's been good enough to draw me away from the current Civ IV addiction.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:05 PM
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The same book I was reading in my previous post.

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Old 08-07-2018, 05:35 AM
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Been reading the Sigma Force series from James Rollins.

Currently reading James Rollins - The 6th Extinction.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:04 PM
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Ben Aaronovitch - Broken Homes

Series is awesome even on 4th book
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:30 PM
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1984 by George Orwell. The writing and plot is superb and is still extremely relevant today despite being published in the 40s.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:32 PM
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1984 by George Orwell. The writing and plot is superb and is still extremely relevant today despite being published in the 40s.


I've read it when i was younger (or well, just young) it's great on many levels. The story itself It's well crafted but what impressed me is how well it shows complicated things like control of political power on language, war propaganda and the perception of "the enemy", real causes of war itself, control in social and personal sphere. Even if it's a fictional story it explains those things better than lot of politology essays. Also : My english is fine for games talking , when i have to go deeper it's kinda limited. But i hope i made (some) sense.
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