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Postby eddy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:05 am

Halfway through The Stand and what an interesting choice to read during a pandemic

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:27 am

Halfway through The Stand and what an interesting choice to read during a pandemic
Yep. I read it last year and still think about it now.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:15 pm

Has anyone read 2666? Thoughts?

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Postby Gaucho » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:18 pm

Has anyone read 2666? Thoughts?
Has been sitting on my shelf since spring. It's Bolaño, so probably excellent.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:24 pm

Has anyone read 2666? Thoughts?
Has been sitting on my shelf since spring. It's Bolaño, so probably excellent.
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It came up in my recommendations and I'm very intrigued. Never heard of this author... Anything you recommend as a starting point? Thanks!

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Postby Gaucho » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:31 pm

Has anyone read 2666? Thoughts?
Has been sitting on my shelf since spring. It's Bolaño, so probably excellent.
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It came up in my recommendations and I'm very intrigued. Never heard of this author... Anything you recommend as a starting point? Thanks!
As a starting point I'd recommend The Third Reich.

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Postby LeopardLetang » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:09 pm

He has an awesome reputation. I started Savage Detectives and was enjoying it but haven't been reading anything since June

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Postby eddy » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:38 pm

Finished The Stand, loved it, that's a hell of a book. Looking forward to reading the updated one in the future. Part of me wants to go back and re-read the dark tower series again

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:44 pm

Interesting. I kinda sorta enjoyed the first one, but thought his writing was cringy as F. My brother in law let me borrow another book that he wrote after and I couldn't get past the first ten pages.

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Postby eddy » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:23 pm

Is Flagg in other King books besides stand and dark tower?

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:26 pm

Interesting. I kinda sorta enjoyed the first one, but thought his writing was cringy as F. My brother in law let me borrow another book that he wrote after and I couldn't get past the first ten pages.
Armada. I read the whole thing and it was dumb, basically a Last Starfighter rip off.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:46 pm

Interesting. I kinda sorta enjoyed the first one, but thought his writing was cringy as F. My brother in law let me borrow another book that he wrote after and I couldn't get past the first ten pages.
Armada. I read the whole thing and it was dumb, basically a Last Starfighter rip off.
Oh yes. The nonstop, in your face references to the 80s were nauseating and absurdly forced. Dude, we get it.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:34 pm

Finished The Stand, loved it, that's a hell of a book. Looking forward to reading the updated one in the future. Part of me wants to go back and re-read the dark tower series again
I read both last year. Never was really into King’s stuff but enjoyed Dark Tower and The Stand

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Postby dodint » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:31 am

Interesting. I kinda sorta enjoyed the first one, but thought his writing was cringy as F.
Yeah, it was an okay story written poorly. But as a vintage video game collector I let it slide. I'm not sure I'll go back for seconds.

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Postby dodint » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:35 am

Is Flagg in other King books besides stand and dark tower?
I was curious so I looked it up. In addition to those two he was a wizard in The Eyes of the Dragon. He is also alluded to in Hearts in Atlantis and Gwendy's Button Box but the character uses a different name in those.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:43 am

Interesting. I kinda sorta enjoyed the first one, but thought his writing was cringy as F.
Yeah, it was an okay story written poorly. But as a vintage video game collector I let it slide. I'm not sure I'll go back for seconds.
The nostalgia alone made the book worthwhile. Not only the 80s video game references, but the Rush references as well.

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Postby eddy » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:46 am

Reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow. @obhave have you read this? Might want to put it in your list

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Postby dodint » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:21 am

Anyone have any recommendations for good "Space Sci-Fi." It's the only thing my brother put on his list for Christmas. And I have no idea what he has already read. He's working for NASA so I imagine he's already read The Martian, which is the most recent one I have read. And everyone has read Starship Troopers.

This isn't really my area. Most interesting suggestion someone gave me was the RCN series by David Drake. Kind of a steampunk space version of the Aubrey and Maturin books by O'Brian. Might grab him the first couple of those.

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Postby eddy » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:24 am

Anyone have any recommendations for good "Space Sci-Fi." It's the only thing my brother put on his list for Christmas. And I have no idea what he has already read. He's working for NASA so I imagine he's already read The Martian, which is the most recent one I have read. And everyone has read Starship Troopers.

This isn't really my area. Most interesting suggestion someone gave me was the RCN series by David Drake. Kind of a steampunk space version of the Aubrey and Maturin books by O'Brian. Might grab him the first couple of those.
Old man's war by john scalzi

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:24 am

The Expanse series maybe?

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Postby eddy » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:43 am

Anyone have any recommendations for good "Space Sci-Fi." It's the only thing my brother put on his list for Christmas. And I have no idea what he has already read. He's working for NASA so I imagine he's already read The Martian, which is the most recent one I have read. And everyone has read Starship Troopers.

This isn't really my area. Most interesting suggestion someone gave me was the RCN series by David Drake. Kind of a steampunk space version of the Aubrey and Maturin books by O'Brian. Might grab him the first couple of those.
Hyperion by dan simmons
The forever war by joe haldeman
Interdependency series by john scalzi
Saga graphic novel series
Millennium by john varley
Book of strange new things by michael Faber

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Postby eddy » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:45 am

Remembrance of earth's past trilogy by liu cixin

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:17 pm

Ignition!: An informal History of  Liquid Rocket Propellants

Oops, that's not sci-fi. Still a good book that my brother in aerospace recommended.

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Postby obhave » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:21 pm

Reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow. @obhave have you read this? Might want to put it in your list
This sounds great!

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