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Old 11-26-2018, 09:04 AM   #61
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i want to buy those real/unreal short story collections of hers.

 
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:05 AM   #62
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i actually have the catwings series by her

 
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:58 AM   #63
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lol do you read it to your hell-spawn/childemon?

i think that's the only stuff of hers i have encountered that I went

i only read a couple of the real/unreal stories, i think. there was one called sur, where a bunch of south american women get to the south pole first. it's fucking awesome. ursula subverts everything.

 
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:44 AM   #64
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Finished Mervyn Peake's Titus Alone. Way to shit the bed after two great books.

Onto Dylan Jones' David Bowie: The Oral History

 
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:15 PM   #65
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lol do you read it to your hell-spawn/childemon?

i think that's the only stuff of hers i have encountered that I went
I read the first one. The kidemon will definitely have a slightly altered view of the world probably due to someone trusting us with a kid.

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fuuuck can't wait to order them.

 
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:55 PM   #66
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About halfway through Neuromancer. I love it. Exactly what I was looking for. I have some LeGuin on deck.

Should I go with "left hand..." or "dispossessed" next? I've only read "lathe of heaven" by her

 
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:59 PM   #67
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i don't know why neuromancer didn't grab me.

isn't lathe of heaven great? what a total mindfuck! i love the turtle aliens.

both those two you mentioned are really, really good. but if i had to pick one, i would go with left hand.

 
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:00 PM   #68
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“Light is the left hand of darkness
and darkness the right hand of light.
Two are one, life and death, lying
together like lovers in kemmer,
like hands joined together,
like the end and the way.”

 
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:06 PM   #69
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:06 PM   #70
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ok i will stop now

 
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:32 PM   #71
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I'm a sucker for dystopian future Tokyo where it's always raining and everything is highly stylized and crowded and neon re:Gibson

I'll go with left hand next, thanks.

Also want to track down John Shirley's "eclipse" and Effinger's "when gravity fails"

 
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:44 PM   #72
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I'm reading a Hank Williams bio, despite not being a fan. (It was like $4 on clearance and I like reading about music.) The book is heavy on the minutiae of recording sessions, but it does a decent job of painting a picture of the music industry at the time.

I wouldn't recommend it but I'll finish it.

 
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:27 PM   #73
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Gettin' started on this and just made it to part 2. Lots of words in this book!

 
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:10 PM   #74
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i can't seem to focus to read much so im doing the audio books for the beastie boys book, radical candor (forced by work), cured the lol tolhurst autobiography, and finally getting to the kim gordon girl in a band memoir.

plz don't ban me.

 
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:36 AM   #75
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:42 PM   #76
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finished Breakfast of Champs (BARAMZA!)
halfway thru Sirens of Mars (ZARATHRUSTRA!!)

kurt is a hoot and a half

 
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:02 PM   #77
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i can't seem to focus to read much so im doing the audio books for the beastie boys book, radical candor (forced by work), cured the lol tolhurst autobiography, and finally getting to the kim gordon girl in a band memoir.

plz don't ban me.
lol, torhurst

I might need to try this. I'm fully millennial nowadays, can't read any book anymore. completely fucked up. I'm just distracted at every sentence

 
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:06 PM   #78
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"O Lord Most High, Creator of the Cosmos, Spinner of Galaxies, Soul of Electromagnetic Waves, Inhaler and Exhaler of Inconceivable Volumes of Vacuum, Spitter of Fire and Rock, Trifler with Millennia—what could we do for Thee that Thou couldst not do for Thyself one octillion times better? Nothing. What could we do or say that could possibly interest Thee? Nothing. Oh, Mankind, rejoice in the apathy of our Creator, for it makes us free and truthful and dignified at last. No longer can a fool like Malachi Constant point to a ridiculous accident of good luck and say, ’Somebody up there likes me.’ And no longer can a tyrant say, ’God wants this or that to happen, and anybody who doesn’t help this or that to happen is against God.’ O Lord Most High, what a glorious weapon is Thy Apathy, for we have unsheathed it, have thrust and slashed mightily with it, and the claptrap that has so often enslaved us or driven us into the madhouse lies slain!"

 
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:02 AM   #79
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i am just finishing the 2017 best american science and nature writing. my boss receives it as a gift each year and always passes it to me to read. they are generally pretty interesting and good to read while i commute.

 
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:48 PM   #80
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i love the best american series. i've read a couple of the travel writing ones.

 
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:36 AM   #81
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the best american comics is also great. i dig a good collection of short writings either way.

 
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:00 PM   #82
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:17 AM   #83
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the best american comics is also great. i dig a good collection of short writings either way.
i ridiculously recently purchased 1982-2018 in the best american short stories series.

 
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:48 PM   #84
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:01 PM   #85
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i read all of herriot’s memoirs as a preteen. loved them. probably still would.

in response to my enthusiasm for the subject matter, my parents bought me actual books on the practice of veterinary medicine, which i absorbed. my future had unmistakably presented itself.

then billy corgan entered my life, and Darkness and Decay and the immutable desire to rock through scowling eyes held illimitable dominion over all.

 
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:15 PM   #86
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what is this from? it is so familiar but i just can't place my finger on it.

 
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:35 PM   #88
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:42 PM   #90
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cork "legend" soaker

 
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