Book crew: what are you reading?

NULL_bits

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Finished Call of the Wild. It was alright. I think I’m over my short classics mood and wanting something a bit different now, not sure what yet.
 
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GRattu

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The first two short story books are great. The series I wouldn't bother with. Starts ok. But every book is worse than the last. And the finale is the worst book I've ever read.
Yeah the book starts out really strong but it's running out of steam
 

Nonphixion

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Oct 12, 2003
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Just finished book two of the three body problem, got damn the last 120 pages are dark as fuck. Then you get a slight 10 pages of hope near the end.

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The creator of the Netflix show was assassinated, (died of mysterious poisoning) I believe because this book does not speak kindly of the Chinese Communist Party
 
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Kafka

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Just finished book two of the three body problem, got damn the last 120 pages are dark as fuck. Then you get a slight 10 pages of hope near the end.

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The creator of the Netflix show was assassinated, (died of mysterious poisoning) I believe because this book does not speak kindly of the Chinese Communist Party
I don’t think that’s true. the author is very pro-China and his views are very in line with mainstream Chinese views. He was in some controversy in the West because he basically believes what China says about the Ughyers
 

silkforcalde

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started the last book of The Wheel of Time, the light at the end of the tunnel is now enveloping me. i can see the green pastures waiting for me and i'm ready to frolic in them.

do not ever read this series. you've been warned. it's so boring.
 

Kafka

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started the last book of The Wheel of Time, the light at the end of the tunnel is now enveloping me. i can see the green pastures waiting for me and i'm ready to frolic in them.

do not ever read this series. you've been warned. it's so boring.
I need to finish wheel of time. I’m on book 3.
 

GRattu

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Sep 21, 2007
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Finished The Witcher: Last Wish last night. Gonna read Astrophysics for People in a Hurry next to switch it up from so much fantasy/fiction stuff the last few months
 
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wildflower

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Finished Call of the Wild. It was alright. I think I’m over my short classics mood and wanting something a bit different now, not sure what yet.
Try some early Elmore Leonard. He started out writing Westerns, and they were fucking terrific.
Any decent sized library will probably have copies online that you can borrow.

At one point, he saw the writing on the wall, stopped writing westerns, and began writing other stuff.
 
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sans_pants

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Try some early Elmore Leonard. He started out writing Westerns, and they were fucking terrific.
Any decent sized library will probably have copies online that you can borrow.

At one point, he saw the writing on the wall, stopped writing westerns, and began writing other stuff.
His crime stuff is good too imo
 

Sphygmo

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started the last book of The Wheel of Time, the light at the end of the tunnel is now enveloping me. i can see the green pastures waiting for me and i'm ready to frolic in them.

do not ever read this series. you've been warned. it's so boring.
Tried twice to finish the series and bailed in book six both times

The absolute definition of fantasy bloat. Robert Jordan wasn't a very good storyteller and his prose was basic bitch tier
 
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Sphygmo

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I need to finish wheel of time. I’m on book 3.
First four books are solid

Book five is where it starts dragging and by 400 pgs or so into six unless you have the patience of a saint and can tolerate endless chapters full of boring minutia you will inevitably bail. I can't see how anyone ever finished that series lol
 
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About halfway through Bonfire of the Vanities.

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Had heard the title for years, then while watching an episode of The Borgias, they showed the actual Bonfire of the Vanities (maniacal friar went around Italy gathering people's luxury items and burning them a week long bonfire in the middle of the town). So I googled the book, and the story seemed interesting.... New York in the 80s, stock trader hits a black kid with his car in the ghetto and the subsequent investigation and trial.
 
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