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Old 06-25-2015, 02:17 PM   #13121
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Does anyone know a good book (fiction) about a chronic illness?
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:12 PM   #13122
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Anybody read the last wish? I'm definitley not one for "video game" books but I noticed that the witcher games were based on some polish novels, sounds like they could be interesting.

I started reading this not too long ago and it is pretty good! I am a big fan of the games and the moral grays and interesting use of familiar fantasy/fairy-tale tropes I like is still around. The translation of the random online copy I found wasn't the best though...
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Does anyone know a good book (fiction) about a chronic illness?

Maybe not what you're looking for but Stephen King's Insomnia SORTA has this, if insomnia even counts. A few really good passages describing it I found easy to relate to when I read. It has HEAVY supernatural elements though and kinda gets nuts.... I liked it!
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:46 PM   #13123
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I started reading this not too long ago and it is pretty good! I am a big fan of the games and the moral grays and interesting use of familiar fantasy/fairy-tale tropes I like is still around. The translation of the random online copy I found wasn't the best though...

That's only reason I haven't bought the Witcher books, because they're in Polish and were never translated competently.
As an aside, the Witcher games actually occur after the books, and the author of the books is deeply involved with the story.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #13124
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Maybe not what you're looking for but Stephen King's Insomnia SORTA has this, if insomnia even counts. A few really good passages describing it I found easy to relate to when I read. It has HEAVY supernatural elements though and kinda gets nuts.... I liked it!


I will give this a try thank you! It looks like the type of book I could easily get lost in - I haven't read many of those recently.


(except the one I'm reading right now, The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple. Not fiction but his writing is incredible and from what I've heard it is quite historically accurate. I kinda wish I started with one of his other books though.)
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:11 PM   #13125
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anyone going to read the new Harper Lee book?
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:17 PM   #13126
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I probably will not.

Just started The World of Yesterday last night by Stefan Zweig. Like it so far

It talks about a very cool&interesting era
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:37 PM   #13127
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I just found a list of summer book recs from my 6th grade English teacher. I've barely read any so I might just add them to my own reading list for ezpz purposes when I want to read but am busy because he was one of my favorite teachers and I feel kinda bad that I ignored his list lol
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:14 PM   #13128
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Does anyone know a good book (fiction) about a chronic illness?


Dunno if it's relevant, but there's a great graphic novel called The Psychiatric Tales written by a dude who worked as a healthcare person and each chapter deals with a different illness. It's funny, charming and really moving as he portrays them and debunks all the myths about certain illnesses.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:24 PM   #13129
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The Nao Of Brown is about OCD, iirc. Gotten rave reviews.

Anyway, I'm currently reading/starting to read

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Especially enjoying the latter but am yet to properly start the former. My problem is I love collecting books but between a poor executive function and poor concentration I struggle to be in the right place to get reading them

I tried to read Jameson's Postmodernism Or, The Cultural Logic Of Late Capitalism, but it was like trying to read braille in latin.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:30 PM   #13130
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Yea, it's a very dense essay. I'd recommend more accessible summaries of it.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:01 PM   #13131
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I probably will not.

Just started The World of Yesterday last night by Stefan Zweig. Like it so far

It talks about a very cool&interesting era


I read The Royal Game by Zweig few months ago. Amazing reading considering his own life and situation about leaving his homeland just to suicide because he is stuck at some foreign land, away from his ideas and books.

Wonderful writer. Its shame how the life treated him.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:19 PM   #13132
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Does anyone know a good book (fiction) about a chronic illness?


Do you count addiction? I kind of doubt it, but it's the only thing I could think of, and in which case I recommend In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:41 PM   #13133
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Everyone's suggestions are great - thank you will take a look at all of them
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:00 PM   #13134
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Just bought this book

A Choice of Enemies

I'm pretty excited for it, but I'm still getting through The World of Yesterday and On the Shoulders of Titans first, I think.
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