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Which book are you reading now? Volume XI

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NedimNapoleon, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    Tomorrows the day, I need more recommendations.
     
  2. MajKira

    MajKira King

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    at moment nothing, but favourite books I have

    I love this (moron)
    Cluster (novels) Band II: Melody of Mintaka aka Chaing the Lady
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_(novels)
    “To combat this the humans have set Melody of Mintaka to work, a woman with a massive Kirlian aura rating who is able in turn to take over those infiltrators.”

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, erotic: Chaining the Lady - Piers Anthony
     
  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Wages of Destruction by Adam Tooze. An examination of Nazi Germany through the economic conditions and policies followed by the regime.
     
  4. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Something quite different this time. The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke. The tale of an engineer who wants to build Earth's space elevator told alongside the tale of an artist-king who wants to build heaven on Earth two thousand years ago. Pretty good so far.
     
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    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    Starting 1984 for school.
     
  6. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Just read the parts by Goldstein and then move on to Brave New World.
    Everything with Smith (such as the Ministry of Love, newspeak, doublethink, "We have always been at war with Eastasia", Room 101, and Big Brother) has been so ingraned into culture that you already know it.
     
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    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Finished Merleau-Ponty by Eric Matthews. Juggling 1491 by Charles C. Mann (everyone else here seems to have read it, so I figured I'd catch up) and Nietzsche by Rex Welshon.

    Well, he'll know the conventional interpretation of it, which tends to leave out some pretty significant stuff. You'll rarely see it discussed as a critique of the class system, for example.
     
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    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis.
     
  9. Whiskey_Lord

    Whiskey_Lord Deity

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    Interesting. I just had to read 1984 for class last week, but I'm already committed to an essay topic for another book. I'll just have to file your idea away for another time.
     
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    stormerne is just a Retired Moderator

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    Halfway through Humanistic Buddhism by Master Hsing Yun.
     
  11. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Speaking of Brave New World, I've been reading that off and on because I feel like it. Recently finished A Midsummer Night's Dream, and for school I am currently reading Antigone. It's incredibly boring, and she's incredible stupid.
     
  12. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    0_0 : Simultaneously (as much as this word means) now beginning:
    Quran (reading from back to front, like a manga!);
    114: Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
    The God of mankind,
    From the evil of the retreating whisperer
    Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind
    From among the jinn and mankind."
    Daniel Defoe: Moll Flanders(from Introduction I : Robinson Crusoe has often been referred to as a romance, but Moll Flanders, which followed it by three years, is widely taught and written about as the first English novel.









    Spoiler :
    eek

    PS: it is not my intention to weird you out.

    PPS: very strangely, the outdoor light at the back of my house appears to be switched on. i very rarely switch this on.

    PPPS: ah, i hear now, the dawn chorus.
     
  13. shortguy

    shortguy It's a working title

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    Working on Thinking, Fast and Slow by Kahneman now. Just finished Francis Spufford's Red Plenty, which I really enjoyed.
     
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    1889 Mayor of H-Marker Lake

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    Just finished Rites of Spring by Modris Eksteins. Its about the impact of WWI on European culture. It has been a long time since I have read anything as original or compelling.

    Now on page 1 of Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities about the origin of nationalism.
     
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    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    I hated Antigone, it wasn't worth reading, strange that we are both reading those books for school this year.
     
  16. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    King Lear. It's written by some bloke or other. I forget who. Mad stuff. Plot. Sub plot. Unhappy ending.
     
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    Just finished David Liss' A Conspiracy of Paper, a historical fiction-mystery-thriller set in the days of the South Sea Company and the world of finance. Thrilling and funny. I'm now reading Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser.
     
  18. SS-18 ICBM

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    Finished Clarke's novel. Gripping read and quite enchanting, except for the parts where the importance of communications satellites are expounded on. I don't think the loss of such things would lead to starvation and disease, Mr. Clarke. There are other, but slower, ways to communicate after all.

    Anyway, back to nonfiction. Gems of the World, by Cally Oldershaw. Really no further explanation needed here, it's a book about gems and their properties.
     
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    Tycho AFK Forum Warrior

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    Due to a lack of other sufficient reading material, I have been reading The Holcroft Covenant. Looking for recommendations for science fiction/space opera reading material in the near future.
     
  20. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Sutherland Introduction to Metric & Topological Spaces. Too hard! :sigh:
     
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