Random Questions: Books


maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

7 Sep 2017 19:28
What's the best book or books you've ever read?
Seventyfour
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8832 posts since 6/10/05

7 Sep 2017 21:26
Good thread I'm after some recommendations, I haven't read a book for ages.
figurine
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5778 posts since 14/5/07

7 Sep 2017 22:09
https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/what-are-you-reading/73/
gawkrodger
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7506 posts since 4/11/08

7 Sep 2017 22:45
swiftus
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891 posts since 1/7/09

10 Sep 2017 10:02
Just finished Utopia For Realists, couldn't recommend more. Economics, society, future, etc.
Crackajack
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7265 posts since 21/4/05

10 Sep 2017 11:41
I don't re-read books often but VALIS by Phillip K Dick has had me going back a few times.
Razorlight123
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4525 posts since 13/1/10

10 Sep 2017 11:59
I bet it has…
fudge.dredd
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965 posts since 15/12/12

10 Sep 2017 16:18
Brothers Karamazov

Atlas Shrugged

The Master And Margarita

All Hemingway books
Heath
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2491 posts since 26/7/06

11 Sep 2017 10:59
Master & Margarita is one of my favourite books, good recommendation.

Can't stand Hemingway though, he seems like a cunt.
selkiefolk
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422 posts since 27/3/13

11 Sep 2017 12:25
swiftus wrote: Just finished Utopia For Realists, couldn't recommend more. Economics, society, future, etc.

Homo Deus also on point for what's next in the world. Sequel to Sapiens.
quest
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3304 posts since 11/7/11

posted 13 Sep 2017 18:47, edited 13 Sep 2017 18:47
Slightly off topic….

Does anybody have a PDF of Take Ivy, that they could send me? cheers
C-Stylez
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5112 posts since 4/7/12

23 Oct 2017 19:36

https://www.eyecmag.com/news/2017/10/23/wtaps-to-release-a-an-archive-book-showcasing-items-from-1996-to-2017
Anto
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3608 posts since 19/1/12

23 Oct 2017 22:11
Interesting
MLI
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4622 posts since 6/10/09

24 Oct 2017 06:39
The Karate Kid novelisation

Heartbreak Ridge novelisation

Robotech novelisation
toin
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1741 posts since 1/4/13

4 Jan 2018 16:23
selkiefolk wrote:
swiftus wrote: Just finished Utopia For Realists, couldn't recommend more. Economics, society, future, etc.

Homo Deus also on point for what's next in the world. Sequel to Sapiens.

Recently finished Sapiens and The Retreat of Western Liberalism. Can both recommend if your into economics, politics and general history.

Currently reading Homo Deus and Thinking Fast and Slow by Kahneman.
slenderhan
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53 posts since 21/12/14

5 Jan 2018 10:58
Anything by Haruki Murakami, always find myself going back to them. Christopher Priest is my top tip. He wrote The Prestige but his books are dream-like, dense and amazing.
MLI
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4622 posts since 6/10/09

5 Jan 2018 11:25

Line for line and scene for scene almost exactly the same as the movie. Except interestingly Highway's recon boys use a bulldozer to take on the Cuban Commies in a warehouse/industrial area instead of the small bridge in the movie.

The bulldozer improvised armor tactic was actually used in real life by the US Army Rangers at Point Salinas Grenada.
Rez
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8029 posts since 5/4/09

5 Jan 2018 12:59
Human Acts by Han Kang is a great read, didn't really know anything about the South Korean uprisings in the 80s but it really gets to how horrifying it'd be living in an oppressive regime.

Her other book, The Vegetarian, is also worth a read if you like your psychodramas.
manula
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1648 posts since 11/9/11

posted 5 Jan 2018 15:06, edited 5 Jan 2018 15:06
Burt
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5706 posts since 3/1/10

posted 5 Jan 2018 15:47, edited 5 Jan 2018 15:47
Abandoned intellect and am reading Lemmy's Autobiography (was 99p on the Amazon Kindle store). It's written simply as if he's addressing the reader in his own prose - if only half of the shit in there is true, the life he lived (and people he met) was fucking mental.