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Mar 14th 2011 at 10:03:31 PM

Yeah.

My dad is urging me to read "Tractus Logico". I think I'll take a look.

edited 14th Mar '11 10:03:41 PM by Charlatan

Mar 14th 2011 at 10:05:18 PM

Should we talk about comics as well? After all it's the bookshelf...

Yeah, I need to finish Lunar Park.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:05:29 PM

I had been reading History Of The Peoloponnesian War in order to make my History class interesting, but now that finals are over, I suppose I can put it down. I am not hardcore enough for that book.

[up] The only comic allowed is Watchmen. cool

edited 14th Mar '11 10:05:54 PM by EnglishIvy

HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:07:11 PM

I find alt-hist really helps you get a feel for historical characters, just keep your timelines straight.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:08:56 PM

The only comic allowed is Watchmen.

sad

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:10:11 PM

My dad is urging me to read "Tractus Logico".

You mean the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus? Here, though that's not really fiction

edited 14th Mar '11 10:10:49 PM by Tzetze

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Mar 14th 2011 at 10:11:37 PM

I think that's the one. (I wrote down the author as Licherstein, though. Was I awake that day?)

Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:13:44 PM

Well, Wittgenstein, Lichenstein, they sort of sound alike, I suppose.

I recently obtained Book Of The New Sun and a bunch of Stanislaw Lem among other things, but as always I have way more books than I've actually read.

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Nightwire Humans inferior. Ultron superior. Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Humans inferior. Ultron superior.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:38:00 PM

I mostly read non-fiction and sci-fi.

Bite my shiny Vibranium ass, Avengers.
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Mar 14th 2011 at 11:11:03 PM

I mostly read Sci-Fi and fantasy and a few comedies when I can find them.

Fight smart, not fair.
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 14th 2011 at 11:13:10 PM

I am saddened that I can't find anyone who has read Grant's Memoirs.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:12:13 AM

@Tzetze: i think you'll like the Book Of The New Sun. Beware the delightful unreliable narrator, and keep an eye out for things. It's a book that rewards careful reading and re-reading, though even if you pay no attention to that, it's a fun read.

No word in it is made up. Even though it might sound like it.

A brighter future for a darker age.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:35:15 AM

I read Enders Game yesterday, and just got Anathem and Cryptonomicon. This should be fun.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:37:26 AM

I'm mostly into non fiction and essays. I don't read comics as much I used to, but I will yammer on about Fun Home at the drop of a hat.

Also, any David Sedaris fans in here?

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:37:41 AM

I want to start reading more nonfiction.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:38:23 AM

I loved Cryptonomicon. Haven't read Anathem and don't think I will, from what I've heard of it, but don't let me stop you smile

A brighter future for a darker age.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:59:25 AM

Is it supposed to bad?

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:00:20 PM

It's a decent read but not Stephenson's best work relative to how bloody long it is.

Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:10:41 PM

I've heard it extends Stephenson's trait of pandering to his nerd audience a little too far, among other things. And the philosophy involved, I have heard from those who should know, is bullshit.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:11:56 PM

I'm in the middle of rereading Sabriel.

,%,..@@@,.%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:15:49 PM

I've heard good things about that, but not read it.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 15th 2011 at 3:19:36 PM

I've read Sabriel, though it was a long time ago. Good book.

Currently floating in-between various plays and essays. I seem to have misplaced my copy of Slaughterhouse 5.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
ImipolexG frozen in time from all our yesterdays
frozen in time
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:10:00 PM

I am currently in the middle of The Man Who Was Thursday. It's quite good so far.

I haven't been reading as much as I used to, though. I blame the fora.

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Malkavian What is this from madness
What is this
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:35:31 PM

The only comic allowed is Watchmen.

How about The Invisibles?

In any case, I've got a bunch of cheesy paperback novels to get through which I read before bed. Also I'm currently reading Dan Simmons' Hyperion and John Hodgman's More Information Than You Require.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison

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