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Primate: Different short stories by Jack London. Great stuff. He certainly seemed to be familiar with hardship and the irony of life.
Be sure to read "The Unparalleled Invasion", most people overlook that one.
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F1ach: I haven't read anything else yet, I just saw it in the book shop and it looked interesting, I like a nice meaty read, so it's bulk is what attracted me to it lol :)
Oooh, I recommend more of his stuff then, if you find you like the current one. Cryptonomicon was a damned fine read, IMO and I'd really recommend giving it a go.

And Snow Crash.

And The Diamond Age.

And the Baroque Cycle.

And...


lol
At the moment I'm reading "When Gravity Fails" by George Alec Effinger. Just started it, but thus far it has been pretty good cyberpunk. There's also an old game called Circuit's Edge, that's based on it. The game is pretty good as well.
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F1ach: I haven't read anything else yet, I just saw it in the book shop and it looked interesting, I like a nice meaty read, so it's bulk is what attracted me to it lol :)
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Coelocanth: Oooh, I recommend more of his stuff then, if you find you like the current one. Cryptonomicon was a damned fine read, IMO and I'd really recommend giving it a go. And Snow Crash. And The Diamond Age. And the Baroque Cycle. And... lol
Cheers mate, I'll keep an eye out for them at the weekend, thanks :)
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Licurg: Be sure to read "The Unparalleled Invasion", most people overlook that one.
Just read a short description of it. Seemed a bit dramatic on a big scale. Is it a good read?
Just started re-reading William Hope Hodgson's The House on the Borderland
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DieRuhe: Damn. I'd love to read these but my stupid library system doesn't have them.
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lowyhong: Better the US than Singapore. The library here doesn't have jack shit. I always have to recommend them new titles.
Our libraries haven't got either book, but then again pretty much all novels I read are in English, and English novels are painfully rare in Finnish libraries anyway. I tend to buy most of my novels off bookdepository.co.uk because of their massive selection, fast shipping (to Finland) and reasonable prices (which vary region by region, so they might be less reasonable for you). It does get pretty expensive in the long run, though.
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jefequeso: The Sound and the Fury by William "the more periods I use the more it hurts" Faulkner
I wasn't thrilled by Faulkner after reading the pretty bland Light in August, but then I went on to read As I Lay Dying which is amazing. I really ought to read more of his work.
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jefequeso: The Sound and the Fury by William "the more periods I use the more it hurts" Faulkner
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bazilisek: I wasn't thrilled by Faulkner after reading the pretty bland Light in August, but then I went on to read As I Lay Dying which is amazing. I really ought to read more of his work.
I'm going to be trying that one next. I've heard it's quite good.
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Licurg: Be sure to read "The Unparalleled Invasion", most people overlook that one.
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Primate: Just read a short description of it. Seemed a bit dramatic on a big scale. Is it a good read?
It's kinda different from most other stuff London wrote, but I liked it.
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MGShogun: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. No, I'm not kidding. I'm on book 5 now and I find it to be very enjoyable stuff to read so far. It's really fascinating and I can identified with some of the people, which is remarkable.
Right on! You're a braver man than I.

I am currently reading "Language in Thought and Action": 2nd Edition (Edition really does matter with this book, the guy changes a lot of stuff between the editions. I believe I got the best one, but I may need to check out the 1st edition anyways.)

It's a book on General Semantics which is a really intriguing discipline that had it's heyday in the 1940s and has sadly since died off. A lot of the stuff in the book I've already thought about, but this book brings more implications to the table, takes thoughts I had further to new and interesting conclusions, and, in doing so, helps me better articulate my previous thoughts on these matters in a more overarching way.
Dune

Had a recent craving, haven't read it in 16 years. One of the first books my high school maths teacher ever lent me.

Years later I'm an adult, he has retired, we are still friends, and he has given me the same book back, saying I can keep it. I find it oddly surreal.

In truth Reading is a pang of regret for me, as I used to be a very avid reader. Then in 1996 I discovered PC gaming.

My reading has suffered immensely.
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zomgieee: Dune (SNIP) In truth Reading is a pang of regret for me, as I used to be a very avid reader. Then in 1996 I discovered PC gaming. My reading has suffered immensely.
Phenomenal book.
I'm sad to hear that, but there's always time to get back into it and you've got a great book to start new reading habits with. You could start reading the whole series. It's great up until Brian Herbert starts writing them, they're not as great with Brian Herbert, but they're still good and it's a fantastic series.

If you really enjoy Frank Herbert's writing the God Makers and the ConSentient series are really good. Especially the Dosadi Experiment. It's not Frank Herbert, but if you like Dune you may also like The Mote in God's Eye. It's another great science fiction space epic.

You should get back into reading, there is some really great stuff out there.
Post edited October 11, 2012 by Gunsang
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Primate: Different short stories by Jack London. Great stuff. He certainly seemed to be familiar with hardship and the irony of life.
I love most of Jack London's stories, but one I could never finish was Martin Eden. The writing style was no less enamouring than COTW or WF, but it felt like it would never end. I lost interest in the story at around the time Martin found himself working 16 hours a day in the laundromat :(
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Gunsang: if you like Dune you may also like The Mote in God's Eye. It's another great science fiction space epic. You should get back into reading, there is some really great stuff out there.
No lie, The Mote in God's Eye was the 2nd book he ever lent me :).

Appreciate your feedback, much thanks.