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    I'm good with discussing in the thread. I'm not sure I'd be totally comfortable with Vent if we did use it, but I'm willing to give it a try if others really want to. But since there are a few who seem to feel strongly against it, and because I think it would be too hard to coordinate for ALL discussion to be there, let's say mainly thread-style discussion. We can set up a Vent time later, in addition, if people want it.

    Is the "Awkward Silence Room" for chat with keyboard interface (not voice chat)? I'm more comfortable with that option if we do use Vent. /introvert
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    Live chat might lose people's thoughts. Chat in vent ends up a big mess usually. I guess trying would be good but I vote the forum since I get in vent once every three months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    I'm good with discussing in the thread. I'm not sure I'd be totally comfortable with Vent if we did use it, but I'm willing to give it a try if others really want to. But since there are a few who seem to feel strongly against it, and because I think it would be too hard to coordinate for ALL discussion to be there, let's say mainly thread-style discussion. We can set up a Vent time later, in addition, if people want it.

    Is the "Awkward Silence Room" for chat with keyboard interface (not voice chat)? I'm more comfortable with that option if we do use Vent. /introvert
    ^^This

    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Live chat might lose people's thoughts. Chat in vent ends up a big mess usually. I guess trying would be good but I vote the forum since I get in vent once every three months.
    And this.

    Also, the discussion can gain outside perspectives, even if one hasn't read the book.

    What is the book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post

    What is the book?
    Voting now closed. Looks like the winner is Anathem, by Neal Stephenson, with 5 votes.

    Discussion will begin on Feb 15. I will start a new thread at that time, specifically for discussion of the book.

    Here's the Table of Contents:


    Since the book is almost 1000 pages long, should we say try to read through Part 4 for Feb 15? More/less?


    I will post this info in the group page as well.
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    1000 pages for the first book? Yowza.

    Oh I like the little summary I just read about it. It did say it was a follow up book. Is the first book background unneeded?

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    I'm in... Anathem, eh? I've already read it, but I'd be willing to give it another go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    1000 pages for the first book? Yowza.

    Oh I like the little summary I just read about it. It did say it was a follow up book. Is the first book background unneeded?
    I don't think so; it was the first Neal Stephenson read by the person who recommended it to me, and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I read Cryptonomicon last year, which is slightly longer than Anathem. Stephenson reads very quickly, and in Cryptonomicon had lots of little interesting side stories and bits of information. I had a hard time putting the book down. I've heard Anathem is different though.

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    Qlipp: do you get used to the "language" - it feels tedious to me right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Qlipp: do you get used to the "language" - it feels tedious to me right now.
    I did, but don't go by me, I've voluntarily read a lot more cryptic than that. Neil is a good writer. But make no mistake, Anathem is Neil doing it *his* way.

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    I could kind of tell from the "intro" where he says if you like figuring stuff out you don't need to read it. But he tells you how to pronounce stuff in it and what words mean. How exactly would you figure out how he means to pronounce things?

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