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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
Should we talk about comics as well? After all it's the bookshelf...
Yeah, I need to finish Lunar Park.
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.
The only comic allowed is Watchmen.
edited 14th Mar '11 10:05:54 PM by EnglishIvy
I find alt-hist really helps you get a feel for historical characters, just keep your timelines straight.
You mean the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus? Here, though that's not really fiction
edited 14th Mar '11 10:10:49 PM by Tzetze
I think that's the one. (I wrote down the author as Licherstein, though. Was I awake that day?)
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.
I mostly read non-fiction and sci-fi.
I mostly read Sci-Fi and fantasy and a few comedies when I can find them.
I am saddened that I can't find anyone who has read Grant's Memoirs.
@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.
I read Enders Game yesterday, and just got Anathem and Cryptonomicon. This should be fun.
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?
I want to start reading more nonfiction.
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
Is it supposed to bad?
It's a decent read but not Stephenson's best work relative to how bloody long it is.
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.
Don't you mean bullshytt?
I'm in the middle of rereading Sabriel.
I've heard good things about that, but not read it.
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.
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.
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.
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