The New Ultimative Books Thread (You know this Things that arent Electronical)

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  1. matzesu

    matzesu Advanced Member

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    Because whe abuse the Absurbism Corner too much whit the Book Discussion, i think whe should make this Thread our new corner for Books,
    So if some Moderator please move the Books Discussion in here ?? Thanks in Advance
     
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  2. Elw3

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    And how do we proceed here?
    Just telling what we like to read or should we kill each other over which book is the absolute best?
    Only thing i can contribute is Wolf Totem (Der Zorn der Wölfe), which really makes you thinking.
     
  3. matzesu

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    Normal Books Conversations, What do you read, questions about the story if somewhone reads the same, something like this,
    no hate, this is a internation board, so there are a lot of diverences,
    par exemple: in the USA, a bit Patriotic isnt that unusual,
    But in Germany, you wouldnt write that you read "Mein Kampf"..
     
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    I have the audiobook anyway.
     
  5. Wally

    Wally I am a banana! Staff Member

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    I found that conversation Absurd and cant' be bothered moving it :)
     
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    been reading through the Robert Heinlein books... just finished Stranger in a Strange Land. the original uncut version. apparently the first published work was cut down from 220,000 words to about 160,000 ...
     
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    kuru Irate Pyrate

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    There's two books I keep recommending to sci-Fi fans next to The Expanse and Revelation Space series:
    Check out Peter Watts' Blindsight and Alastair Reynolds' Diamond Dogs if you like a bit of horror in your space stuff.
     
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    There is a Audiobook of "Mein Kampf" ?? Ditnt you mean "Er ist wieder da" Readed by Christoph Mario Herbst ??
    I found the Ebook somewhere in the Internet and loadet it on my Kindle for Sience Purposes..

    Actually, im Re Reading some of the Books i read some years ago on normal Paperbacks on my Kindle,
    I finished the 10th Book of Game of Thrones (its German Release are a bit diverent to the Original: its 2 Books insteadth of 1, so Book 10 is originaly Book 5..
    Whyl im waiting for Book 11 - 16, i read some other stuff..:

    At the Moment im at "The Stand" a pretty long book whit ca 1500 pages, and im still at 50 % and about 20 Hours Left,

    Then the Whole Dark Tower Saga (Books 1 - 8) , then im want to read "The Pillars of the Earth" and "The Gates of the World" from Ken Follet, and then maybe the Roberth Langdon Books from Dan Brown..
    If the new Game of Thrones Books come in between, than i will probaply finish a Serie first, and then read these Books..
     
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    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    I really liked "Stranger in a Strange Land" and would like to read The Cat Who Walks Through Walls.

    Started on Pratchett's Nation after being convinced to give him another go. Not spent much time reading it yet though.
     
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    Since I got an e-reader, I regularly buy e-books bundle from Humble Bundle. I generally buy them because there's one or two books I'd like to read or think I'd enjoy and then I get to discover the other ones, without any idea what to expect nor any spoiler and that's a refreshing way to approach reading.

    Right now I'm still on the books from the Japanese Sci-Fi bundle. It's the first time I read Japanese fiction and there are some good ones.

    And the book I'd like to recommend to sci-Fi fans is Geoff Ryman's The Child Garden. It's the first book in a long time that reminded me of why I enjoy reading Sci-Fi so much. Its both outlandish and grounded: everything makes sense in the book's universe but it's still completely out-there. This makes the story both "realistic" and full of poetic wonders. And through all this it's still relatable and about humanity rather than about technical stuff.
     
  11. Elw3

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    Yes, mein Kampf.
    Spoken by a comedian who works as hitler impersonator at times. So It sounds like hitler himself reads that on stage.
    I figured this is a good way to analyse the whole thing but i could not make myself to listen to it cause its of course awful.
     
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    I am a huge fan of Philip K. Dick, although his books are not that easy to read.

    Also I really like reading Alastair Reynolds and James Graham Ballard.

    Gesendet von meinem SM-N9005 mit Tapatalk
     
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    i finished those books recently just before i read Stranger.. my ebook collection of Heinlein has 6 books in the Lazarus Long series...
    1 : Methuselahs Children
    2 : Time Enough for Love
    3 : The Number of the Beast
    4 : The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
    5 : To Sail Beyond the Sunset
    6 : The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

    the last one is a short book basically all the bits Justin Foote 45 collected during Lazarus's rejuvenation in Time Enough For Love....

    once i get through the rest of Mr Heinleins work i will try to get Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series.. i read the first 6 books in paperback many years ago and now there are over 12 books! got to start from scratch..
     
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    While The Librarian is distracted reading that other thread, I'll bring up a pair of gaslamp-fantasy series I've found very enjoyable:

    • A Natural History of Dragons (Marie Brennan): - The memoirs of an eminent Victorian naturalist in five parts. She goes on Expeditions, makes great archaeological Discoveries, and encounters Dragons! Mixed in with a fair amount of politics and period social comment, especially in the first book.
    • The Bedlam Stacks & The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Natasha Pulley): - Two almost-independent stories. TBS is mostly set in Peru, where the protagonist retraces the footsteps of his mysterious uncle, and a finds a remarkable settlement high in the Andes that must be kept isolated. TWoFS stays in London, where a low-grade telegraph clerk meets a watchmaker with an uncanny way of knowing things he shouldn't. This involves bomb plots and a clockwork octopus named Katsu.
     
  16. matzesu

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    Im quite impressed about the thougness of this Kindle Oasis 2, : I have the Reader in my "Pandora Pocket", which is a bit over and a bit side of my kneews in my Workpants, and its still works dotnt got any Screen Cracks or something.., ok i have a Flip Cover on it, thats saves the Screen a bit, but i dotnt think that these E-Readers are meant to put in your pocket..

    Im Still at "The Stand" but its now not far away from its end:
    About 6 Hours to go to read, was a bit dramatic in the last chapter, still a pretty good book..

    Im a bit currious about my next Book: There were a lot of Links between The Stand and the Dark Tower, so if i now read DT, these are still in my Mind,
    But i also want to read "Pillars of the Earth, because its whit its medivel world great in advance for the next "Song of Ice and Fire" Books, if they ever be made..

    Oh and a Spoiler for the End of Game of Thrones : Arya will kill Cercey and become the King of Westeros :)
     
  17. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I recently finished reading (in a proper paperback) Different Class by Joanne Harris. It's a slightly clever crime fiction type book, and pretty much the sequel to Gentlemen and Players from a few years earlier. I enjoyed the earlier book more than this, which lagged a little in the middle, although I can at least say it took me longer to guess the baddie in this book than in Gentlemen and Players where it was a simple matter of elimination to work it out, so if that's where you get your enjoyment in reading crime fiction, there's that in its favour. Personally I enjoy the characters and plot twists for what they essential are themselves, rather than needing a mechanical effect to enjoy these books, and at least in Gentlemen and Players she did write some very good characters.

    Perhaps I found the characters less interesting this time because I'd already met at least half of them, but it's almost impossible for me to decide on that from where I am. I'd recommend anyone who likes good stories to try Gentlemen and Players but only pick up Different Class if you're a big fan of the first book and want more. I wouldn't recommend it as a stand-alone book.

    Before that I read a biography of Leonardo da Vinci by Charles Nicoll, subtitled the Flights of the Mind. It taught me a little of late 15th and early 16th century life in northern Italy and bits of France and Switzerland, and some of his interactions with other famous names I've heard of, and of course the life and times of the titular man, but it was relatively dry and it took me a while to get through it, and I'm not sure having read it that I'm likely to dip back into it for reference, the way I do with most of my other non-fiction books.

    Now I'm reading Thud by Terry Pratchett, one of his later books that I must have missed off - I mostly used to get them for birthdays and christmas, so I've no idea what I was doing in 2005.
     

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