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What are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Art & Literature' started by AtroposHeart, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray. It's a shame this was Wilde's only novel. There's more wit in one paragraph than in most books.
     
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  3. The Omnivore's Dilemma.
    It's about ethics in the food industry.

    I kid. It's about the history of the food industry and how in the end everything is corn and we are corn. Despite the autistic topic, it's a pretty interesting read; there's evolution, history, and botany mini lessons in each chapter so far.
    Also the author thinks we should have more respect for the animals we raise for the sake of slaughtering, and so far it's been in a total nonspaz way. So I can respect that.
     
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  4. I'm currently rereading the prequels to the Malazan Book of the Fallen by Stephen Erikson. If you haven't read the Malazan Book of the Fallen series I highly recommend it. It's a fantasy series that does away with the trope that there's only 5 or so people that do anything. The scope is bigger than any series I've ever read. The first book hits the ground running and drops you into a story without telling you the beginning since Erikson takes the approach that history doesn't really have a beginning. The series gets better with every book and there's 10 of them. The ending, however, is kind of lackluster and the only mark against an otherwise amazing series that I constantly recommend to everyone I know. If you can survive the lost feeling the first book gives you, I promise the series picks up. The first two-thirds of each book sets the scene for the last third, and the last third is a roller coaster to the end.
     
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  5. Hey guys a few years ago I read Poe's the Assignation (a few pages - very short) and was confused by the ending. Can I get some help please?
     
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  6. I finally remembered this one pulp story my dad gave me and I liked a lot: Of Men and Monsters. It's William Tenn's only work as a full on novel, but it's a creative one. The idea being giant aliens conquer earth, and humanity is reduced to living in their walls and crannies as basically insects. This idea was always half in my brain and I never could quite remember the source. I do remember it being amazingly good and when I have time I'll track down a copy to read it again.
     
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  7. Metro 2033, because I played the game and then got curious. Apparently Metro 2034 isn't canon to the games but Metro 2035 is or something???
     
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  8. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

    What really impressed me about this novel is how Vonnegut introduced a brand new character in the last two chapters and somehow made him the most compelling and relatable character in the whole damn novel. Vonnegut was a fucking mad man and I love it.
     
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  9. It.
     
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  10. "A Prison Diary: Vol. 1: Hell" by Jeffrey Archer.
     
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    Rabies is going to be a fun read.
     
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  12. This thread.
     
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  13. The jungle by Upton Sinclair. If nothing else it makes me appreciate modern convenience and the FDA.
     
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  14. Never read it, just excerpts... but it’s history is hilarious. Sinclair wanted to show the horrors of capitalistic society to get people to turn to socialism. Instead everybody said “shit we need some rules on food cleanliness” and kept being capitalists while Upton Sinclair reeeeeee’d autistically in the background.
     
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    neverendingmidi it just goes on and on and on and on...

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  15. Peanuts comic strips from the beginning. Probably the definitive comic strip series to read. The only other one I'm interested in is Calvin & Hobbes.
     
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  16. Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus by Douglas Rushkoff. I'm not deep enough into it yet to really discuss it, though.
     
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  17. The Psychopath Test-good shit, relevant to kiwis
     
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  18. Finnegan's Wake.
    I get through about 4 words at a time then I go back to figure out what I've read. This might take awhile.
     
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  19. What could Wilde have left us if they hadn't thrown him in prison for a ridiculous charge. His partner was a "Lord" of whatever. The "Lord" was never charged. Wilde could have left us much more. The "Lord" left nothing but a footnote acknowledging his aristocracy.
     
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  20. Currently reading shitty Final Fantasy XV fanfiction because I'm bored as fuck.
     
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