Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Flying Pig, May 13, 2017.
Continued from this thread. All reviews and recommendations welcome!
I am looking for some sci-fi or horror short story suggestions
Turns out, early twentieth century China was a pretty grim place to be. Who knew?
It was established thread 11 was going to remain open forever, so why the hell was it closed
When exactly was that established?
Ah, that book seems very interesting, although I'd probably prefer one that covered China from 1911 to 1928.
Is it good? I might try to get it.
Do you think we didn't make a thread just for ****s and giggles?
This thread should be deleted and the proper one reopened
Which book are you reading now? Volume XI
Interesting. If I'd read that post three years ago, I've certainly forgotten about it now.
Of course, there are several other serial threads, also without lots of images or other resources, and I do wonder why it was suddenly decided in thread eleven not to continue to serialise it.
Why the strong reaction though, Lohrens?
because that was the one open at the time
You don't say...
If you're going to react like that why the hell did you even bring it up in the first place
I've ******* had it with bullfeathers so I'm doing a zero-tolerance thing
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I asked if you knew why the decision was made in thread 11 and you told me that it was because that was the thread that was open at the time. That is technically correct, but told me absolutely nothing I didn't already know.
there is nothing else to it
People don't make decisions for no reason, but if you don't know, that's fair enough.
I know why it was decided to stop serialisation, but the timing was random
It's a good read, although as the title suggests it doesn't really deal with the Revolution and Warlord Period in any detail, focusing mostly on the intra-KMT conflicts of the late 1920s, the early Civil War, and the unofficial border-wars with the Soviet Union and Japan. But that alone is quite interesting: I hadn't really realised that China was quite so consistently at war with itself and everybody else for so long a period.
The Past Through Tomorrow - Heinlein.
Yes, yes. Ideally I'd get such a book covering the full period. Breaking it up at the end of the Central Plains War (which I imagine is where this book takes off) can make the whole thing lose cohesion, as it is a less than clear cut. On the other hand I suppose a truly exhaustive work on the period would be a mighty tome, and so it is convenient.
Madness Rules the Hour; Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War.
Well worth your time. It makes the case that South Carolina did not wander into secession. It was driven to it by influential men who would risk all they had to keep what they had. A revolution to preserve the old order is the height of folly. Certainly well worth your time.
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