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#1
The only form of art that reigns supreme over metal (and music) is the well written piece of literature. Lately, reading has been consuming a generous portion of my time. I've found that I generally enjoy listening to bands along the line of Warning, or anything that's easy to zone out to while diving into fantasy books.

So UG, what do you like to listen to while reading?
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#2
I generally avoid listening to music at the same time as reading.

Currently, I'm going through the entirety of Chuck Palahniuk's works in order of publication. I'm on Choke. These books aren't very metal though. But this guy's so awesome.
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Do you folks like folk?
#3
You're forgetting classical music, my friend.


I listen to Hans Zimmer or Howard Shore.
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#4
Recommend me some quality books and a brief description of what they're about. I recently started reading again a few months ago for the first time since elementary school. I'm open for anything, preferably fantasty but whatever, as long as it involves pillaging, lustuous sex and/or Lovecraftian strangeness.

Perhaps something similar to the themes in bands like Doomsword or any epic heavy metal. Thanks in advance
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#5
The obvious is Tolkien's works if you haven't read those already. The only other author that has managed to captivate me as much as Tolkien is George R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire is one of the greatest fantasy series that I have ever come across.

Aside from those two I've heard that The Malazan Book of the Fallen series is killer, I plan on picking up the books as soon as I finish with George R. Martin's works.
#6
All the ladies, gents, and undecided of UG know I am a fan of true literature.

Lately I have been revisiting one of my old school favoites, Brian Lumley.
Master of horror.
Visage of fleshcraft.
High Lord of Whamphyri.

Check out the Necroscope series. Its about 16 books long and each one is damn amazing. I have read the series about four or five times now.

Delicious.

Time.
Time is a devious thing.
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#7
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The obvious is Tolkien's works if you haven't read those already. The only other author that has managed to captivate me as much as Tolkien is George R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire is one of the greatest fantasy series that I have ever come across.

Aside from those two I've heard that The Malazan Book of the Fallen series is killer, I plan on picking up the books as soon as I finish with George R. Martin's works.

this, and comment on a band of orcs damnit.


also, get
Anthem
The halo novels- those ****ers are good
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#10
Ahab is a great addition to reading Moby Dick.
Summoning is amazing for LotR as well.
Lovecraftian Funeral Doom is obviously good for HP Lovecraft.

Depends on the book. I read mostly horror novels, though, so Autopsy does just fine for most of them.
#11
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I generally avoid listening to music at the same time as reading.

Currently, I'm going through the entirety of Chuck Palahniuk's works in order of publication. I'm on Choke. These books aren't very metal though. But this guy's so awesome.


I love Palahniuk.

You will love Haunted, it's great.
Bring back 80's speed metal.


*seinfeld slap bass solo*

ba doop bop bop bingo badanggg
#12
I rarely listen to music while reading...
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#13
I never do.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
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#14
The only time I listen to music while reading is if it is simple ambient. Something I can ignore while it drowns out my girlfriend making the racket of a thousand marching vikings.
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#15
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I love Palahniuk.

You will love Haunted, it's great.


Indeed, I've read two stories from it and I think that they just might qualify as being "metal".
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I went to the doctor, and they found something in my bladder. And whenever they find something, it's never anything good like, "We found something in your bladder AND IT'S SEASON TICKETS TO THE YANKEES!!


Do you folks like folk?
#16
I dont read while listening to music. I could, but I feel it ruins the epic tale I am reading.
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#17
Someone ask me how cool Necroscope is.
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but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#18
In truth, the music becomes sort of a background. I don't have much trouble concentrating on the two personally.
#19
Epic folk metal (ala Moonsorrow or Tyr), or dark ambient (later Burzum, Axis of Perdition).

Good to listen to while reading "War and Peace" during the battle scenes, like Austerlitz.
"Ragnarok" blaring while poor Andrey...well, you know.
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#20
I can't read because of the silence. So I try putting music on and I can't pay attention to the book.

I fail at life (no emo)
#21
War and Peace is...

Holy sh*t. That's just all I've got to say. One of the trifecta of the best books ever. Ever.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#22
Speaking of good taste, who here actually likes good movies.
You know, the ones that aren't made anymore.

CasaBlanca, Citizen Kane, Nosferatu....
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I hope,
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Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
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#23
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Speaking of good taste, who here actually likes good movies.


I wonder if anyone is gunna say no to that.

I don't think anyone thinks they watch bad movies. lul
#24
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Speaking of good taste, who here actually likes good movies.
You know, the ones that aren't made anymore.

CasaBlanca, Citizen Kane, Nosferatu....


Nosferatu, Wizards of Gore, Catch-22, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar.

good schtuff.
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B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#25
reading is one of the very few times i don't listen to music, although if it's a school book that i dislike i'll make an exception.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
#26
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Nosferatu, Wizards of Gore, Catch-22, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar.

good schtuff.

fuk dat dats old ppl stuf lol meet the spatrans woo!
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#27
Yo VG, is Necroscope cool? In other words, how would you rate it on a scale of 1 to 17?
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#28
The series is 16 books long.
I have read the entire series at least four times.
I have a plethora of books to choose from, yet always went back to it.

If you like Horror with a touch of Sci Fi and amazingly deep characters that you WILL get attached too, read this series!
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but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#29
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Someone ask me how cool Necroscope is.


so if you were to recommend me a SERIES OV BOOKS, what would it be and why?
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#30
Also guys, check out Grunts by Mary Gentle.

Absolute best Fantasy/Comedy I have ever read. Probably contains the most "Aw badass!" moments that a book can legally have.

Orcs on Harley Davidsons wielding M16's playing Orc Ball against Halfling Knights.
The ball is a Halfling Head.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#31
...that is ****ing epic. as a sidenote, i need to read Necroscope.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
#32
I enjoy reading as well. In addition to metal, I find fantasy themed novels, games, movies, etc.

I usually listen to the usual tech/brutal death metal, but now I am more into black, ambient, power, and folk metal as well. Reading while playing some Burzum or Drudkh in the background is really awesome. Stuff by augury or anata isnt bad either. Just wrote my research paper doing that lol.

Going a bit off topic, but I also like to play my death metal songs when I play WoW at night. Kinda puts me in the mood to kill. First song is always "make them suffer" because I am a 80 undead warlock :P

Lord of the Rings, Sword of Truth, etc. fantasy novels ftw
#33
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as a sidenote, i need to read Necroscope.


Please do.

You won't regret it.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#34
big Stephen King fan here....like to listen to atmospheric stuff when reading his material

or avant-garde
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#35
Read Brian Lumley's work.

You will consider King a joke.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#36
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Read Brian Lumley's work.

You will consider King a joke.


any specifics to look for?
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#37
Start on Necroscope.
Finish the series.

Then he has a huge collection of short stories you can read.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Lumley
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#39
Just make sure to start on the first one.

of course.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#40
Necroscope sounds cool.

I used to listen to music while reading (mostly in English class, during silent reading or whatever.) Not so much anymore. But seriously, listening to Agalloch (depressing) while reading ASOIAF (depressing) = epic.

Significant things that I've read in the last year or three:

ASOIAF (whole series written so far)
Wheel of Time (whole series written so far)
Catch-22
Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the Flies
1984
A Clockwork Orange
Ender's Game (Only the first book; might read more)

Uh... Eh... I think that's it.

On my To Read list:

Prince of Nothing - Scott Bakker
Malazan Book of the Fallen - Steven Erikson
American Psycho - I don't know
Necroscope - what'shisname