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A second thumbs-up for Blank Slate from me.

Too bad about Moby Duck - I saw it at the bookstore and thought the topic was fascinating, but hadn't actually read it yet.

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God damn it.

I was hit by a car at the end of September, 2014.

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So, I'm currently reading American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, which is the book the film of the same name is based on.

...this book is sick. What Patrick Bateman does on his free time in the film is only the tip of the iceberg fully described in the book. I want to throw up.

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HisDorkness wrote:

I tried to read Moby-Duck, which Trey mentioned in some episode or another, but I just couldn't do it.

Trey wrote:

Too bad about Moby Duck - I saw it at the bookstore and thought the topic was fascinating, but hadn't actually read it yet.

Wait. I know I'm coming back to this discussion months later...but...I'd read those sentences 5 or 10 times each before realizing there's a "u" where I perceived an "i." Are you talking about Moby-Duck..or Moby Dick?

If the "u" is a typo then...

Download this
from Librivox.

Most of the audiobooks in the Librivox collection are obviously amateur affairs, this one is an outlier for being of nearly professional quality...24-plus hours of it.

otherwise

nevermind.

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Finished Reamde last week, reading the Chronoliths now.

Recommend both.

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Finally reading Lord of the Flies.

I suppose I'm also in the process of reading Infinite Jest, but I've been stuck at page 90-something for a couple of months now.

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I'm currently reading 'You Only Live Twice' you can see a lot of 'Skyfall' in it.

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Currently reading Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. I also just ordered Bram Stoker's Dracula (I'm kinda going through classics in a wide range of genres I love at the moment - the last one may have been triggered by Interview with the Vampire which I watched two days ago, and loved).

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Over the past month and a halfish I've read:

Looking For Alaska By John Green - Great book
Catcher In The Rye By J.D. Salinger - Nothing spectaular imo, felt like a character exploration exercise that got way out of hand.
A couple different non-fics about the french resistance in WW2.
Relistened to the Stephen Fry audiobook of Order of The Phoenix

And I'm currently starting to re-read the Otherland series  by Tad Williams, and also reading a non-fic about the anti-nazi resistance movements in Germany during WW2.

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It's been a while now, but I had my manservant Lyle read Casino Royale to me, and it was a cracking good story. It was considerably better than the several other Bond books he'd read to me.

Also, Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson is a rollicking good story with ships and deadly hand-to-hand combat in the first half... and then chapter after chapter of sneaking around the Scottish countryside in the second half. I insisted Lyle replace all references to Scotland with Barsoom to make it more interesting.

Warning: I'm probably rewriting this post as you read it.

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Reading 'The Silver Linings Playbook' by Matthew Quick.......great read so far

Recently, I read 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' by Jordan Belfort...........and also, John Grisham's 'Bleachers'

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Reading "Unconditional Parenting," by Alfie Kohn and "The Power of Habit," by Charles Duhigg.

Read into that what you will.

Eddie Doty

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Let's see...

Finished Lord of the Flies and didn't like it all that much.

Read Cloud Atlas, which I loved.

Currently reading Bossypants (I'm actually listening to the audiobook) and Soulless.

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I think Lord of the Flies is one of those books you need to read in fifth grade as a formative literary experience, rather than coming to it as a well-read adult.

I'm reading Cloud Atlas right now because I loved the movie. I got hung up on the Sloosha's Crossing segment for a while, because it's like reading fucking Swedish, but once I got over the hump I've been powering through it. I'm fascinated that someone decided to write this book and that the Wachowskis decided to adapt it. It also strikes me that the Wachowskis are really good at adaptation, arguably moreso than writing original stories.

I'm also trying to read J.K. Rowling's new novel The Casual Vacancy. It's...ugh. On the one hand, I'm giving in the benefit of all the doubts, not expecting it to be Harry Potter and taking it on its own terms. On the other hand, were it not by J.K. Rowling I would have given up on it completely by now because it's just not that interesting. I'm hoping it'll get interesting, but if it hasn't done so by the halfway point I'm just going to walk away.

Speaking of HP, I've also been reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, which are not as flagrant a rip-off as I expected. They're also not quite as clever or richly-developed, but they're entertaining and inoffensive, good for light reading and palate-cleansing between meatier tomes.

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Charging headfirst through the Irredeemable series, and on Book 4 so far.  Great stuff from Mark Waid and each book reads so fast.  Finished book 1 of Fatale and just picked up Brian K Vaughn's (Y: The Last Man, Lost) new series Saga.

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Currently reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson and The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

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Finished reading Ender's Game a few nights ago, I liked it quite a bit. Has anyone read any of the other book sin the series? Right now I'm reading Cat's Cradle, which I'm also enjoying quite a bit.

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I read the rest of the Ender series and at least some of the Shadow series. Speaker for the Dead et. al. are not much like Ender's Game, but I recall liking them and being impressed by the ending of Xenocide. The Shadow series was more like Ender's Game, but I didn't like how it reimagined some of the events. Also when I noticed that OSC is a homophobic asshat it kind of turned me off reading his books.

Cat's Cradle traumatized teenaged me and I've been meaning to read Slaughterhouse Five for years.

Most recently I read The Great Gatsby. As with when I read 1984 and Brave New World, I felt like it was written for a different time and that a lot of the 'edgy' ideas are things I don't find revolutionary now.

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Phi wrote:

Also when I noticed that OSC is a homophobic asshat it kind of turned me off reading his books.

The worst thing is when good talent is given to horrible people.

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Just finished Cat's Cradle. Definitely the best book I've ever read (Not too many, but still). I think I'm gonna have a go at Vonnegut's other works once my finals are over.

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Currently reading Ken Follett's Fall of Giants.
I'm really enjoying it, but I'm only about 15% of the way through, though, so that might change.

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Finally started on A Dance with Dragons.
I'm only few chapters in but I'm enjoying it a lot. Not nearly as disjointed as A Feast for Crows.

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Finished A Dance with Dragons today. Much better than A Feast for Crows. I would say George R.R. Martin is back to form. No spoilers but there are some bat shit insane left turns waiting for you if you are reading the series.

Looking for the next book to read... any suggestions?

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Started American Psycho. Hoo boy.

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Hoo boy indeed. Have fun with that one.

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