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Robot Made of Meat

It's been many years since I read them, so I just recently began re-reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Although I do remember most of the solutions, it's been long enough that they're only vague memories. It's definitely a really good collection of stories, and they're interesting and instructive.


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3D Megadoodoo

Instructive...

In CRIME!

3D Megadoodoo

The league of redheads or whatever it was called could be written as a kafka novella. Like from the pov of the guy.

baka of lathspell

bumpin this thread even tho all Iíve done is read sound and fury again

itís hard for me to talk about sh stories without mentioning the twist or whatever but heís a long journey of discovery and youíre gonna wanna read the return of sherlock holmes as well probably


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Ohtori Akio

oh i forgot we have a book thread

i finished the edgy fantasy book i had been reading. glen cook makes wizards integrate into a world with military conflict really well i think

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Emo Szyslak

been reading a collection of nikolai gogol short stories

beer pal

im reading the julio cortazar short story collection 'bestiary' very good

before that i read ottessa moshfegh's latest novel 'lapovna' and before that fernanda melchor's novella 'paradais' very contrasting. both stories full of violence and depravity but melchor's writing is urgent and personal whereas moshfegh's felt like it held an emotional distance from the characters, maybe an ironic detachment. still enjoyed it well enough tho


baka fwocka fwame posted:

bumpin this thread even tho all Iíve done is read sound and fury again

itís hard for me to talk about sh stories without mentioning the twist or whatever but heís a long journey of discovery and youíre gonna wanna read the return of sherlock holmes as well probably

sound an dfury rules, i wanna pick up as i lay dying pretty soon

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baka of lathspell

good readin byob

after the return of sh youíre gonna want to read the casebook, then youíre gonna want to read the sign of four, then youíre gonna wanna read my fanfic, then youíre gonna want toÖ

on and on with Conan Doyle they donít give u the right to legally use a sword on someone for no reason


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Rags to Liches

future skeleton soldier


Jinh posted:

reading "I, Strahd" about the origin of the famous DnD vampire

any good horror people wanna recommend?

M.R. James's collection of ghost stories is ancient but it's extremely, extremely good.

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Rags to Liches posted:

M.R. James's collection of ghost stories is ancient but it's extremely, extremely good.

qft

It crashed and burned about 1912
A real big fucker about a mile long

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beer pal posted:

sound an dfury rules, i wanna pick up as i lay dying pretty soon

theyíre both p good also just seeing byobs reading list here always brightens me up hence the bumps

Iím obsessed with the parts that repeat I am not/was over and over tricklin thru qs chap like water through leaves or some poo poo

best horror readin experience ive ever had is pet sematary just so someone can tick the basic box in the recs


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baka fwocka fwame posted:

they’re both p good also just seeing byobs reading list here always brightens me up hence the bumps

I’m obsessed with the parts that repeat I am not/was over and over tricklin thru qs chap like water through leaves or some poo poo

best horror readin experience ive ever had is pet sematary just so someone can tick the basic box in the recs

The appearance of the Wendigo was very well-written.

ToxicFrog


I was reading some schlocky alt-history and then the focus changed from "the struggles of a single destroyer and her mixed-species crew" to "the land war in asia" and I lost interest

Wife's borrowing the e-reader now since hers died, so I browsed the shelves some, did a reread of Fugitive Telemetry (owns, like all Murderbot books) and now I'm finally reading The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

Loved the Riddle-Master trilogy when I originally read but somehow never got around to Eld despite having it in my library for over a decade, time to finally fix that

Also really appreciate how she can tell an epic fantasy story in 200 fuckin pages, no wasted words, no exposition beyond "wizard had a son who was a weird hosed up animal sorcerer, and so was his son, and so was his daughter, and now she lives alone in a house in the woods with a shitload of magical creatures. Got all that? Good because poo poo is going down"

Ohtori Akio posted:

oh i forgot we have a book thread

i finished the edgy fantasy book i had been reading. glen cook makes wizards integrate into a world with military conflict really well i think

Which Glen Cook is this? Like probably Black Company but I know that he's written a bunch of standalones too and I haven't read them all

Ohtori Akio

ToxicFrog posted:

Which Glen Cook is this? Like probably Black Company but I know that he's written a bunch of standalones too and I haven't read them all

Shadows Linger, took a long break after the first installment of tbc

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bumpin to say I finished mccarthos the orchard keeper, & am working on phillip k dick vol. 1: the king of the elves

I liked the orchard keeper, pretty good, protag is a chill enough dude


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just finished Command and Control and i am left with the thought: hahahaha how did we not all die in the cold war, several times over??



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All You Need is Kill and the manga adaptation. Fantastic and somehow even better than the excellent Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow they made based on the novel

Zurtilik

The Biggest Brain in Guardia
Im reading the Two Towers finally. Yeehoo

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Im reading the Two Towers finally. Yeehoo

I quite liked Two Towers. Well, eventually. :D

As mentioned in the chat thread, I will begin reading The Blazing World, by Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle, in 1666. (!) I do have pain and discomfort issues with my hands & wrists and it's a large book, so I'll probably only read a chapter per weekend. Can't believe this was written in the 17th century.

It crashed and burned about 1912
A real big fucker about a mile long

beer pal

just finished faulkner 'as i lay dying' thats a good book. before that i read cormac mccarthy 'the road' that a good book too

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that all good book

Iím almost finished rereading to the lighthouse and u know how mrs. Ramsay kinda blames herself for getting old. anyone else have that but itís for other people you know getting old? like you only age and die because i am still here to watch it sort of thing

anyway


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No, I like my hat, thanks.
Finished another chapter of Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters, who in addition to being a very successful mystery writer, also had a PHD in Egyptology. It's about ancient Egyptian history and it's really interesting. I've been reading it for the past 7 years. It's not long, but I only pick it up once or twice a year when I take my car to the shop. I need new tires, btw.

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Reading, is good.

Robot Made of Meat

3D Megadoodoo posted:

Reading, is good.

This is true.


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Buttchocks posted:

Finished another chapter of Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters, who in addition to being a very successful mystery writer, also had a PHD in Egyptology. It's about ancient Egyptian history and it's really interesting. I've been reading it for the past 7 years. It's not long, but I only pick it up once or twice a year when I take my car to the shop. I need new tires, btw.

ooh, either my folks or my sister had a bunch of her Amelia Peabody mysteries, i should see if i can grab some next time i visit

in those books a guy keeps almost saying "bloody" and then changing it to "blooming" which works fine out loud, but in text it's like "those blo-- blooming incompetents" and it just looks like he's stuttering



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yokohama kaidaishi kikou is one of my favorite japanese mangas and it got an english release for the first time so im rereading it, really cozy and interesting themes

after that im gonna read my first camus novel, the plague

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wow to the lighthouse was really good lol


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Look at this hedgehog:

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nice fat hog



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biosterous posted:

nice fat hog

10/10 hog

ArmedZombie

How Wonderful!


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I am reading the modernist poet H.D.'s 1927 fictionalized memoir Hermione which so far is mostly about how unfun it is to have sex with Ezra Pound. It really convinced me to never do that.





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beer pal

im reading beloved (my first toni morrison) its really good

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beer pal posted:

im reading beloved (my first toni morrison) its really good

Toni Morrison is a dang good writer (but upu probably already know that)

Dr. Yinz Ljubljana

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. A prolific writer whose work was completely unknown to me. It's a charming slasher movie love letter but also a solid story on its own.


Freakbox

"And Tomorrow I can get Scared Another Day..."
Gonna Be honest- I tried reading Dune recently because my mother and my brother like it and forced myself 10-12 chapters into the first book before I gave into the urge to smash my face into my tablet. I don't know if that makes me a bad book person but there's just something indescribable that I don't like about it. I think I would've loved the universe without Paul.

Decided to reread the entire Redwall series instead for Nostalgia's sake. Much happier Freakbox.

baka of lathspell

i can always talk about redwall. youíre gonna need to know tho that essentially you will read the same book 20 times. or possibly u do know which is whatsup. redwall is hilarious

sneak edit ignore all that

whatís your fave one mines outcast and mossflower slightly less


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"And Tomorrow I can get Scared Another Day..."
Oh I absolutely know. :3: I love the badgers and the hedgies. Redwall and The Last Unicorn are my "I'm sad and my brain hurts" books.

Ayin

Have a great day.

Freakbox posted:

Decided to reread the entire Redwall series instead for Nostalgia's sake.
I did this too! except I took a break after eight books and haven't gotten back to it yet 😅

Can't agree with your Dune opinions though (although I got distracted from that too :negative:)

When I was a kid my fav was Salamandastron but I dunno what the current situation is since I've been leaving the ones I know are my favs for later

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Been reading Bukowski's poetry, and an autobiography by this dude called Münchhausen, who got up to all sorts of stuff I tell you what!

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