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    Quote Originally Posted by senza tema View Post
    Just finished The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. WTF did I just read ...

    I’m not sure whether I liked it or not. I found it simultaneously tedious and unputdownable, as evinced by the fact that I finished it in two days. The characters were almost uniformly loathsome, albeit in varying degrees, and there was no one really to root for or identify with ... and yet I needed to know how things turned out for them. It’s all too much for my pea brain to deal with.
    This thread makes me want to read so many books.

    At the moment I'm reading a chapter from my DK books each day, starting with Shakespeare, Philosophy and History, Philosophy is unexpectedly turning out to be the difficult read, I'm also reading and I find it really good is Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, I've also got Siddhartha by the same author which I'll start next. Hesse makes me think I want to read more written by Germans. If Germans actually do wind up living their lives like this Steppenwolf dude they're pretty cool (this character also makes me think of Mole a bit too).

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    I am the Cat who walks by themself; and all places are alike to me...

    For the cat is cryptic,
    and close to strange things which men cannot see.
    They are the soul of antique Aegyptus,
    and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir.
    They are the kin of the jungle’s lords,
    and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa.
    The Sphinx is their cousin, and they speak her language;
    but they are more ancient than the Sphinx,
    and remember that which she hath forgotten...

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    I also bought a copy of the collected Divergent cycle books (the last one I think, reduced in the sale section of a bargain books section) and a collection of (Ermegad!) Goose (Burms!) Bumps.

    I wanted to read the former from the time I saw the films (there are multiple interesting themes, factionalism, typology, post-apocalypse, uber-mensch/unter-mensch eugenics/genetic engineering ideas and all the way through bonds, relationships, allegiance), it wasnt as well cast as Hunger Games but then I think Donald Sutherland is seriously hard to beat. I'm sorry for him and Martin Sheen that their kids seem to have such issues (I like the Hunger Games cycle too, which I personally think owes a lot of The Great and Terrible Games, or something like that, which was an older sci fi Neo-Rome idea).

    Goose Bumps is series that Jame Rolfe recommended, I remember hating it and a lot of young adult publishing at that time, like the Point books, ie Point Horror, Point Fear etc. It was a publishing phenomenon which appealed more to female readers here, although much younger female readers than I think they were intended for. In any case I didnt read them, I was reading other more adult authors (and thought they were shit for the most part). I caught a couple of the episodes of the TV series, it used to get mixed up in the schedule with Are You Afraid of The Dark? (Rolfe recommended it too) And goose bumps did appear to be kind of edgy, like without being explicit about it people died or disappeared (though I liked Eerie Indiana the most, it never seemed to spawn any books, also the original series has no relationship to the spin off if you ask me).

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    I'm reading Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov. So far I'm really enjoying it.
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    I'm back to Howard Zinn's 20th Century: A People's History after a very long hiatus. So far, I find it an incredibly comforting reminder that no matter how bad things seem now, they've been the same and worse in the past . It's no excuse for complacency, but I like to understand.
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    Julies Vernes 10000 leauges under the sea.
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    Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrift
    Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith
    I just got done reading the third book a couple of weeks ago. They're not on par with Agatha Christie's works, but they're still worth reading.
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    Finshing off Discworld series
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    Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart

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