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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (he helped finish off The Wheel of Time iirc).

 

I wanted a standalone or short fantasy series to read after eating the huge chunks that GoT offers up.

 

 

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Also, any recommendations on where to start with Mr. Philly K 'Donglord' Dick?

 

I've seen some discussion on here before about his books and was intrigued after reading about him a bit more this week. I do know not to start with VALIS though, that's the general opinion at least.

 

yeah, the books after A Scanner Darkly are all pretty much the same story (related to the fact that he was going crazy, they're good too, but probably better if you're already well versed in his stuff), if you like Science Fiction in general I'd start chronologically with Solar Lottery, they get progressively better after that. Alternatively my picks would The Man in the High Castle, The Game Players of Titan, A Scanner Darkly, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ubik, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, and Martian Time Slip.

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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (he helped finish off The Wheel of Time iirc).

 

I wanted a standalone or short fantasy series to read after eating the huge chunks that GoT offers up.

 

 

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Also, any recommendations on where to start with Mr. Philly K 'Donglord' Dick?

 

I've seen some discussion on here before about his books and was intrigued after reading about him a bit more this week. I do know not to start with VALIS though, that's the general opinion at least.

 

yeah, the books after A Scanner Darkly are all pretty much the same story (related to the fact that he was going crazy, they're good too, but probably better if you're already well versed in his stuff), if you like Science Fiction in general I'd start chronologically with Solar Lottery, they get progressively better after that. Alternatively my picks would The Man in the High Castle, The Game Players of Titan, A Scanner Darkly, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ubik, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, and Martian Time Slip.

 

Thanks for the rec's caze. I'll be sure to use this as a rule of thumb in future.

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Dropped Godel Escher Bach cause the last thing I wanna do after spending all day working on this stupid CompSci degree is read more about programming nonsense

 

Started Gravity's Rainbow now... let's see how that goes... hopefully I'll be done by the end of the summer

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Good luck with Gravity's Rainbow! Remember: the first 200 hundred pages are merely the intro.

 

The timing is quite apt, actually: as you start on that, I have finished Inherent Vice, which I enjoyed very much. Pynchon Lite indeed, but that's not to say it's shit, in fact I highly enjoyed it, very funny.

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I've been making my way through Joseph Campbell's "Hero with a Thousand Faces". Watched the PBS show Bill Moyers interviewed Campbell for, "The Power of Myth", and I loved it. So then I decided to give the book a shot. Really enjoying it & learning a lot that I didn't know before. Makes me even more fascinated and curious about mythologies & culture from all over the world.

 

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this is an interesting book, although a lot of it was way over my head... e. snøwden mentioned this as one of the books that most influenced him. the pbs special looks cool too, didnt know about that till now

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Finished The Luminaries, quite excellent, glad to see such a lengthy book tie everything up neatly, every word in its place. Definitely worthy of the Booker win.

 

Also finishing up Alice Munro's Dear Life on my kindle. Such beautiful stories, tragic but realistic. Need to get more.

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James Patterson - Unlucky 13

 

Started reading this a while back but stopped for no real reason. I've sort of hopped about on the Women's Murder Club series - 9 to 1 to 2 now 13 - and I have enjoyed them, wish I'd just started from 1 and progressed but I was bought 13 so it seems pointless to buy 3 and leave this sitting there for quite sime time before I get to it.

 

Anyone else read the WMC? Opinions?

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James Patterson - Unlucky 13

 

Started reading this a while back but stopped for no real reason. I've sort of hopped about on the Women's Murder Club series - 9 to 1 to 2 now 13 - and I have enjoyed them, wish I'd just started from 1 and progressed but I was bought 13 so it seems pointless to buy 3 and leave this sitting there for quite sime time before I get to it.

 

Anyone else read the WMC? Opinions?

 

My mom loves WMC, read them all. I...did not. I like the idea of incredibly short chapters though.

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Reading Timequake by Vonnegut, the only novel I have left of his to read until there are no more forever. I am sad.

 

Also! Short chapters. Vonnegut always did good by 'em.

 

On my Kindle: Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, Foster Wallace talking about picking his belly button in a frozen airport.

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On my Kindle: Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, Foster Wallace talking about picking his belly button in a frozen airport.

 

 

You know, I should read this next before the movie gets out. I already have seen the trailer and I'm pissed a little bit, although they say it's a good indie flick.

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I can never forgive Vonnegut for disparaging the semicolon.

 

He was correct to do so. It really is worthless!

 

 

 

On my Kindle: Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, Foster Wallace talking about picking his belly button in a frozen airport.

 

 

You know, I should read this next before the movie gets out. I already have seen the trailer and I'm pissed a little bit, although they say it's a good indie flick.

 

 

You should read it even if the film was not coming out. I'm completely glued to it. I feel kind of sad I'm almost done with it.

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how to draw manga vol 1

it's probably the most useful in the whole series

are you planning on drawing a manga?

 

I'd like to read it if that's the case

 

 

Yeah! I've got a script for the first 15 pages or so and am working on the storyboard right now. It's about a delivery girl that ends up delivering documents and stuff for someone who is trying to force the way the town they live in is going to be redeveloped, but the delivery girl doesn't really know so it's basically an excuse to draw people on bicycles and elaborate backgrounds. And to go out on field trips and not feel like I should be doing something else lol. I wanted to do something like Taniguchi's Aruku Hito but less contemplative and less boring and "younger" and with something resembling an actual plot if only vaguely, if that makes any sense.

 

It's gonna suck because my drawing skills are rather pants but I'll post it when I'm done! Thanks! : D

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