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Re: Favorite non-technical books

Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:14 AM

View PostRico Diesel, on 20 July 2010 - 01:21 PM, said:

and I'm still waiting on the final episode of the Wheel of Time...


Well, the next installment is scheduled for a November release, but it's not the final one. It's the second-to-last.
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Re: Favorite non-technical books

Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:57 PM

View PostinsertAlias, on 20 July 2010 - 06:14 PM, said:

Well, the next installment is scheduled for a November release, but it's not the final one. It's the second-to-last.


It's been a while since I read my last part (nr 11) and I'm seeing I am way behind... I'll probably go down to the bookstore this weekend :)
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:43 PM

I like most of Philip K Dick's short stories and books. Especially his earlier stuff. Awesome sci-fi writer that really focused on psychology and sociology in his stories.
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Re: Favorite non-technical books

Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

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I'm working on the 4th Frankenstein book right now


Wait a minute. Shelley wrote more than one?
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Re: Favorite non-technical books

Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

Nobody's mentioned Ender's Game or Atlas Shrugged yet?

Good books win awards and are forevermore considered boring by all 'bookworm' types. The above are both excellent (although atlas shrugged is REALLY LONG WINDED), another from that list that I found fascinating was "The Giver". these books changed the way I see the world.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:37 AM

enders game is one of my favs, alone with a scanner darkly from phillip k. dick. another is 'a heartbreaking work of staggering genius'

i'm currently reading the dark tower series, but reading a different book in between each one so i don't get burned out.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:48 AM

Just read "American Gods". Another excellent book from Gaiman, there is some seriously twisted shit in that book. The birth of Kobold stands out as among the most twisted fucked-up things I've ever read (not including "mac users guide" type books), and this isn't the kind of thing I seek out- I don't like fucked up books stories or whatever- but I highly recommend this book despite all of this.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:51 PM

did you read that for the twitter book club? or just cause? i read it a while back so i didn't participate, but i think jconley did.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:00 PM

I'd say my favorite non-technical book would be Machiavelli's The Prince. It was one of only a few books for school that I've read and enjoyed.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

I read a lot of fantasy. I have a LOT of favourite books. However Mistborn is right at the top of the list, what an amazing book! And the only one I have ever thought "Wow, that should be a RPG" lol
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:49 AM

@Sloth: Yeah, I heard about it through boingboing or possibly slashdot and saw it was an author I liked and had been voted to the top by a bunch of people who were apparently active readers. it sparked my curiousity and then ate up 2 days when I couldn't put the damn thing down. Ever tried to hold your place in a chapter and change a diaper at the same time?
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

i've never changed a diaper at all :P
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:14 AM

So you're saying you don't consider your mom's depends as diapers?
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Re: Favorite non-technical books

Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:16 AM

i hire people like you to do that.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

Just started The Gathering Storm (Part 12 of the Wheel of Time). Haven't read the other parts for about a year or so though, so am having to try and remember what happened last book as I go. So far so good. I love the Wheel of Time. Though I am really looking forward to A Dance With Dragons (Part 4 of the Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin. BEST SERIES EVER, can't wait for the HBO series)
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