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Old 04-15-2014, 06:53 PM   #12301
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My number one must read book is a kids book, which is who I'd prescribe it to anyway. Competent adults can find out what they like through wiki anyway.

I think all kids should read a wrinkle in time cause it's a pretty good bridge between modern kid fiction and 'serious' lit
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:51 AM   #12302
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I bought this after having it recommended to me by Reza Aslan. Has anyone read it?




I was looking for a book on this subject. It's really long, but he said it's a good book.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:29 AM   #12303
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Frankenstein was really good, idk if it's a thing everyone's read or not
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:36 AM   #12304
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About to finish (again) book 2 of the Void trilogy, would just like to point out (again) how good it is.

The Waterwalker storyline within it is so great.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:13 AM   #12305
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Agreed. An excellent series by a topnotch author.


So, I just got The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks from the library. About 100 pages in. It's quite good. Does anyone have any recommendations for similar books? Or even recommendations for more Iain M. Banks stuff?
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #12306
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Started reading To the Lighthouse last night because I remember it being mentioned in here. I was pretty tired, so most of my effort was put into staying awake, but then when I finished the first chapter I realised I had no idea what was going on

Attempt #2 tonight!

For the last week on my bus journey home from college I've been reading Heart of Darkness. Safe to say the dense prose has put me to sleep everytime. Good book, but not one for reading after a long day.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:58 PM   #12307
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:12 PM   #12308
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just read Crying of Lot 49 in basically one sitting. holy shit what a great book.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:39 PM   #12309
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For the last week on my bus journey home from college I've been reading Heart of Darkness. Safe to say the dense prose has put me to sleep everytime. Good book, but not one for reading after a long day.

I've studied Heart of Darkness in three separate classes and it gets better every time. It's a book that's close to my heart (no pun intended) now.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:57 PM   #12310
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Agreed. An excellent series by a topnotch author.


So, I just got The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks from the library. About 100 pages in. It's quite good. Does anyone have any recommendations for similar books? Or even recommendations for more Iain M. Banks stuff?


I think I've read that one but they all blend together a bit. I can't think of any Iain M. Banks (or non-M, but they're quite different) you'd go wrong with. Feersum Endjinn is a pain to read but quite rewarding. I think Consider Phlebas is highly regarded among the culture novels (which I believe the one you're reading isn't quite one of, though if it's what I think it is, it was the first Iain Banks book I ever read.

But yeah, I've never not really liked an Iain Banks novel. And I just remembered that he passed away last year.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:09 PM   #12311
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I think I've read that one but they all blend together a bit. I can't think of any Iain M. Banks (or non-M, but they're quite different) you'd go wrong with. Feersum Endjinn is a pain to read but quite rewarding. I think Consider Phlebas is highly regarded among the culture novels (which I believe the one you're reading isn't quite one of, though if it's what I think it is, it was the first Iain Banks book I ever read.

But yeah, I've never not really liked an Iain Banks novel.

Good. I'll just keep picking his books up then. Thanks!

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