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Books

Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of KafiristanRegistered User regular
edited February 2008 in Singularity Engine++
Let's talk about them, yes?

Right now I'm reading The Men Who Stare at Goats in between sessions of being pissed off at the second volume of The Walking Dead hardcover. After that I'm going to reads me some James Joyce. Because that's what winners do.

Apparently some people like to use Library Thing.

Recommendations (name your recommendation and I'll put it here):

Penguin Incarnate:
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

YaYa:
Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Anjin-San
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

bowtiediesel
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Teefs
Nonfiction: Guns, Germs, and Steel
Fiction: Jailbird

A Short List of Recommended Books That Are Not Comic Books by the Forumer That is Known to Most as Koshian: The Recommendation List of Koshian (That Are Books) Mk.II-- Now With Authors!:
A Short History of Nearly Everything, by: Bill Bryson
Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Quoth
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
"It is made of win, but possibly just for girls, I don't know."

Tossrock
The Icarus Hunt, by Timothy Zhan
"It's a stand alone science fiction / mystery novel; also, really good."

Centipede
Everybody should read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susannah Clarke
I cannot stress this enough

snap

The Road by Cormac Mccarthy

Urian
THE ROAD

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Thread lacks content.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    PI we have a poorly named book thread already

    sorry duder

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    i just finished this book called "blue nowhere" that was about a hacker that was killing people and they needed another hacker to come track him down and it was pretty cool

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    it's cool, PI

    I got this covered

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yeah other other book thread is pretty hard to find because of its crap title

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yeah other other book thread is pretty hard to find because of its crap title
    the title is crappy is what I'm saying

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I like to read

    I enjoy books

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    also fuck WaM for getting tickets to walking with dinosaurs

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yeah other other book thread is pretty hard to find because of its crap title
    It needs to be longer, I think.

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  • naporeonnaporeon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.
    Except it should have "Olde-Timey" in the title, and every other word should have an unnecessary "e" on the end.

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I recommend the Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas under Red Skies, both by Scott Lynch.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Let's support this thread as a protest to Koshian's horrible goddamn title.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.
    Yeah, and some brackets too! Because taking the whole of 3 seconds to find out what a thread is about by reading it is stupid!

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yeah other other book thread is pretty hard to find because of its crap title
    the title is crappy is what I'm saying

    Are you saying the thread title is crap

    Is that the message you're trying to convey, here

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    naporeon wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.
    Except it should have "Olde-Timey" in the title, and every other word should have an unnecessary "e" on the end.

    Quite so.

    Also I'm gonna throw it out there before someone else does

    Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.
    Yeah, and some brackets too! Because taking the whole of 3 seconds to find out what a thread is about by reading it is stupid!

    Cram it up your faux-vag, shemale

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero you dick!

    Alright, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, son.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.
    Yeah, and some brackets too! Because taking the whole of 3 seconds to find out what a thread is about by reading it is stupid!

    Cram it up your faux-vag, shemale
    a bloo i'm smart hero and i can't figure out threads unless its blatantly obvious in the title a bloo

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    also fuck WaM for getting tickets to walking with dinosaurs
    two tickets cost me $110

    it better be fucking awesome

    (it will be)

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.
    Yeah, and some brackets too! Because taking the whole of 3 seconds to find out what a thread is about by reading it is stupid!

    Cram it up your faux-vag, shemale
    a bloo i'm smart hero and i can't figure out threads unless its blatantly obvious in the title a bloo
    more cramming

    less posting

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus GRAND ATTACK!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I support Koshian's thread

    but only because it was here first

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    kosh you should give it a less dumb name

    something like

    the SE++ Literary Discussion Thread

    I said that with my pinky out, it was so fancy.
    Yeah, and some brackets too! Because taking the whole of 3 seconds to find out what a thread is about by reading it is stupid!

    Cram it up your faux-vag, shemale
    a bloo i'm smart hero and i can't figure out threads unless its blatantly obvious in the title a bloo
    more cramming

    less posting
    come on switch to puppetmastery already

    that is the next step

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    A title is supposed to be a short-cut to understanding the contents of something. If I have to wonder what it means, then it failed.

    And that goes for books and especially for short stories.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    man what

    And yes, what PI said

    koshian's thread had an overly long title to be funny, but clearly it didn't describe the thread very well

    or this thread wouldn't have been made.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I support Koshian's thread

    but only because it was here first
    That ain't a good reason.

    Do what's right.

    Anyways, enough of this noise, let's talk about books, damnit.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    ok, I'm pretty happy with the new thread title

    it's staying

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So why is everyone so in love with The Men That Stare at Goats? I'm not saying it's bad, but this might be served better as fiction than the what it actually is.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    recommendation - my name is red by orhan pamuk (translated into english by erdag goknar)

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    what if i want to read it in russian?

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    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So why is everyone so in love with The Men That Stare at Goats? I'm not saying it's bad, but this might be served better as fiction than the what it actually is.
    everybody loves a good conspiracy!

    also, everybody loves goats

    the stories in it are pretty interesting

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    what if i want to read it in russian?

    be my guest

    it's originally in turkish though

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Koshian wrote: »
    ok, I'm pretty happy with the new thread title

    it's staying
    make sure you put books into brackets and capital letters, kosh

    nobody will be able to find it unless you do that!!!

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So why is everyone so in love with The Men That Stare at Goats? I'm not saying it's bad, but this might be served better as fiction than the what it actually is.
    everybody loves a good conspiracy!

    also, everybody loves goats

    the stories in it are pretty interesting
    No. Nobody loves goats, that's why it's about goats.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    aw dang

    I guess I lose

    oh well

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Koshian wrote: »
    ok, I'm pretty happy with the new thread title

    it's staying
    make sure you put books into brackets and capital letters, kosh

    nobody will be able to find it unless you do that!!!
    But then it wouldn't be so dang clever!

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Koshian wrote: »
    ok, I'm pretty happy with the new thread title

    it's staying
    make sure you put books into brackets and capital letters, kosh

    nobody will be able to find it unless you do that!!!

    will you quit bitching already, you cunt

    several people in this very thread also voiced the opinion that it was a poorly named thread

    nobody needs brackets

    just not an ambiguously named thread

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So why is everyone so in love with The Men That Stare at Goats? I'm not saying it's bad, but this might be served better as fiction than the what it actually is.
    everybody loves a good conspiracy!

    also, everybody loves goats

    the stories in it are pretty interesting
    No. Nobody loves goats, that's why it's about goats.
    it has a cute goat on the cover

    goats sell

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever are also a fantastic series.

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