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An agitated asshole
Does anyone know very detailed and highly realistic military or espionage fiction? I need some referential works for my novel project.
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102 Yuanchosaan20th Sep 2011 03:21:29 AM from Australia , Relationship Status:
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I'll recommend John le Carré again. Try his books featuring George Smiley - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was recently released as a film. I believe he was part of MI6 at one point.
"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
103 Noaqiyeum20th Sep 2011 12:34:01 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
[up] True on both counts. I'm still in the middle of the book but I highly recommend it.
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Anyone know any good Absurdist literature? I've read Camus and a bit of Stoppard's work and I'm looking for more.
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105 Fluid23rd Sep 2011 08:08:19 AM from The Netherlands
Read Franz Kafka and Eugene Ionesco?
I've read Kafka, but I haven't read Eugene Ionesco? Any books in particular you recommend?
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107 Fluid23rd Sep 2011 08:35:44 AM from The Netherlands
Personally, my favorite was Rhinoceros. I don't know if his plays are available in other languages than French, though.
108 Yuanchosaan23rd Sep 2011 06:03:52 PM from Australia , Relationship Status:
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Waiting for Godot, if you liked Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
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[up][up] Thanks. I'll check that out. Know any more good ones?

[up] I just bought Waiting for Godot actually. It's next on my reading list.
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110 Fluid23rd Sep 2011 06:09:30 PM from The Netherlands
The thing with Ionesco is, he was big on metafiction, and the audience plays a part in a lot of his plays. Therefore, a lot of these plays don't work out in print form. I haven't read all his works yet, I must admit.
111 Noaqiyeum23rd Sep 2011 07:04:02 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Ionesco is good. I've barely read anything of his, but you might try The Bald Soprano.
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An agitated asshole
Does anyone know any good/horrifying Lovecraftian Cosmic Horror story that doesn't have very verbose prose?
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113 Tzetze24th Sep 2011 12:01:28 AM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
Platypus!
[up][up] You may want to check out Thomas Ligotti. What I've read of him is somewhat less "tentacles and non-euclidian weirdness, oh my" than Lovecraft, but it certainly has that bleak, horrifying Cosmic Horror vibe.
Looking for a interesting adventure series or romance series with likable characters in the book.
Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Moon's Eye Plan
116 CommanderObvious8th Oct 2011 08:07:11 AM from Unmei no Itaru Basho
intellectual rapist
is there any gritty Urban Fantasy books
i come from a cyberpunk and satire background
and im pretty meh on Discworld but i should try reading it again someday
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117 Firebert8th Oct 2011 12:19:35 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
[up]The Dresden Files sounds perfect.

edited 8th Oct '11 12:19:40 PM by Firebert

Under the Double Eagle
Anyone know of a Military Science-Fiction story that focuses more on characters over shiny weapons and technology like Ralph Peters' Red Army?
119 Deboss20th Oct 2011 12:07:41 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Hmmm, I think the Hammer's Slammers ones do. However, I'm sort of halfway through my first, so don't quote me. It's not a genre that really focuses that much off of sci fi. However, you're much more likely to find that among Twenty Minutes into the Future style ones than far future. I think Tiberium Wars does that as well, but it's actually more focused on the combat, rather than the characters.
Mystical Monkey Master
Just throwing Halfway to the Grave out their for a good vamp novel
Need a book that relates to the concepts of belonging (identity, exclusion, family, cultural understanding, peer pressure, etc) that isn't too hard to read or analyse. Anyone know of one?

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122 CommanderObvious6th Nov 2011 08:58:52 PM from Unmei no Itaru Basho
intellectual rapist
Catcher in the Rye
No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
Norwegian Wood
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya cuz sure why not (the part when haruhi gets angsty)
The Stranger
Stargirl
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

edited 6th Nov '11 8:59:19 PM by CommanderObvious

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123 Yuanchosaan6th Nov 2011 11:25:57 PM from Australia , Relationship Status:
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^^You poor child. What's your prescribed text, and Standard or Advanced?
"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj

Nothing foreign please (unless it has a legal localisation) and newspaper articles are fine.

EDIT: Stargirl looks cool though

edited 7th Nov '11 2:46:40 PM by wishing

125 Anarchy7th Nov 2011 03:06:07 PM from Perak, Malaysia
just a medicine seller
You might want to try American Born Chinese, but it's a graphic novel...

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