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 101 d Roy, Mon, 19th Sep '11 9:52:56 PM Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Does anyone know very detailed and highly realistic military or espionage fiction? I need some referential works for my novel project.
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
 102 Yuanchosaan, Tue, 20th Sep '11 3:21:29 AM from Australia Relationship Status:
antic disposition
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 Noaqiyeum, Tue, 20th Sep '11 12:34:01 PM from across the gulf of space 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.
tiinker, Tailor, hunter!!!, wwhaler
d0ct0r, L4WY3R, MUTANT, C)(I-EF
STRONGman, wEAKMAN, JoKeRmAn, Th8ef
 104 Thenamelesssamurai, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 8:05:06 AM from Atlanta, Georgia
Anyone know any good Absurdist literature? I've read Camus and a bit of Stoppard's work and I'm looking for more.
Imagine Rakan applying Calling Your Attacks to doing paperwork.~Anarchy

Rakan for the hell of it COMMISSION THIS BRIDGE!~EHK
 105 Fluid, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 8:08:19 AM from The Netherlands
Read Franz Kafka and Eugene Ionesco?

 106 Thenamelesssamurai, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 8:29:57 AM from Atlanta, Georgia
I've read Kafka, but I haven't read Eugene Ionesco? Any books in particular you recommend?
Imagine Rakan applying Calling Your Attacks to doing paperwork.~Anarchy

Rakan for the hell of it COMMISSION THIS BRIDGE!~EHK
 107 Fluid, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 8:35:44 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 Yuanchosaan, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 6:03:52 PM from Australia Relationship Status:
antic disposition
Waiting for Godot, if you liked Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
 109 Thenamelesssamurai, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 6:06:39 PM from Atlanta, Georgia
[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.
Imagine Rakan applying Calling Your Attacks to doing paperwork.~Anarchy

Rakan for the hell of it COMMISSION THIS BRIDGE!~EHK
 110 Fluid, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 6:09:30 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 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 7:04:02 PM from across the gulf of space 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.
tiinker, Tailor, hunter!!!, wwhaler
d0ct0r, L4WY3R, MUTANT, C)(I-EF
STRONGman, wEAKMAN, JoKeRmAn, Th8ef
 112 d Roy, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 11:54:47 PM Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Does anyone know any good/horrifying Lovecraftian Cosmic Horror story that doesn't have very verbose prose?
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
 113 Tzetze, Sat, 24th Sep '11 12:01:28 AM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
 114 slowzombie, Sat, 24th Sep '11 7:27:26 AM from Way up North
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 Commander Obvious, Sat, 8th Oct '11 8:07:11 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 Firebert, Sat, 8th Oct '11 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 Deboss, Thu, 20th Oct '11 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.
 120 vanthebaron, Wed, 26th Oct '11 8:12:20 AM from Carlyle, Il
Mystical Monkey Master
Just throwing Halfway to the Grave out their for a good vamp novel
 121 wishing, Sun, 6th Nov '11 7:40:03 PM from Australia
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?

edited 6th Nov '11 7:41:47 PM by wishing

 122 Commander Obvious, Sun, 6th Nov '11 8:58:52 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 Yuanchosaan, Sun, 6th Nov '11 11:25:57 PM from Australia Relationship Status:
antic disposition
^^You poor child. What's your prescribed text, and Standard or Advanced?
"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
 124 wishing, Mon, 7th Nov '11 2:05:26 PM from Australia

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 Anarchy, Mon, 7th Nov '11 3:06:07 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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