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    Finished reading Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore". It was something, I guess.


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    Reading Martian. I never thought I'd have a good time reading about a guy sitting in a room by himself, doing not much at all. It's p. great.


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    Genocidal Organ is pretty fun so far.
    <Lian|work> lynch kirby imo


    Linger: Complete. August, 1995. I met him. A branch off Part 3. Mikiya keeps his promise to meet Azaka, and meets again with that mysterious girl he once found in the rain.
    Shinkai: Set in the Edo period. DHO-centric. As mysterious figures gather in the city, a young woman unearths the dark secrets of the Asakami family.
    The Dollkeeper: A Fate side-story. The memoirs of the last tuner of the Einzberns. A record of the end of a family.
    Overcount 2030: Extra x Notes. A girl with no memories is found by a nameless soldier, and wakes up to a world of war.

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    Does anyone have suggestions for books on visually impaired people, preferably memoirs?

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    So I tried reading Foucault's Pendulum and bounced off of it a chapter in, because god damn this prose is impenetrable. Haven't dropped a book this fast since I cracked open and immediately closed Ulysses a few years back.

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    Started reading book 1 of Riordan's Trials Of Apollo a few days ago. Meg is best girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloble View Post
    So I tried reading Foucault's Pendulum and bounced off of it a chapter in, because god damn this prose is impenetrable. Haven't dropped a book this fast since I cracked open and immediately closed Ulysses a few years back.
    It always feels a bit embarrassing to drop a critically acclaimed book, but forcing yourself to read something impenetrable isn't a good use of time.

    I was so sure that I'd enjoy The Man Without Qualities that I tracked down a rare translation of it and brought it with me on a cross-country journey. Didn't get past the first 25 pages.

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    A massive package arrived for me today. As you can see from the pic, the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. Over a thousand pages long, but a journey of a thousand pages starts with a single word...or something. I try too hard to be clever sometimes.



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    Which story was your first?

    mine was at the mountains of madness

    i think there's an annotated Lovecraft with commentary from Alan Moore

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    Which story was your first?
    mine was at the mountains of madness
    i think there's an annotated Lovecraft with commentary from Alan Moore
    A long time ago in my local library I tried reading a different Lovecraft anthology which started with "Dagon". It was interesting enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoydGolden View Post
    Started reading book 1 of Riordan's Trials Of Apollo a few days ago. Meg is best girl.
    Best girl my shit... That belongs to Alex and you should read The Hammer of Thor soon. I am still waiting for ship of the dead...

    Currently rereading the Spanish language version of Battle of the Labyrinth since I finally found the actual book in a bookstore and also reading Life and Death digitally, since I want to see if Meyer did improve the story by genderbending almost everyone.
    "Over rotted Soil, under blighted sky, a dread Plague the Wicked hath wrought. In the Light of the Gods, Sword-Sworn at his Side, against the Dark, the King's Battle is fought. From the Heavens high, to the Blessed below, Shines the Beam of a Peace long besought. "Long live thy Line, and this Stone divine, For the Night when All comes to Naught." 15:2 ~ Nadir

    2187 Days since I started waiting for Tsukihime HD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsGryffynn View Post
    Best girl my shit... That belongs to Alex and you should read The Hammer of Thor soon. I am still waiting for ship of the dead...
    I read Hammer Of Thor a while ago actually. Alex was pretty cool, though to be honest I liked Sam just a little better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    Which story was your first?

    mine was at the mountains of madness

    i think there's an annotated Lovecraft with commentary from Alan Moore
    Mine was The Shadow out of Time.
    I wish I was like you, easily amused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoydGolden View Post
    I read Hammer Of Thor a while ago actually. Alex was pretty cool, though to be honest I liked Sam just a little better...
    Everyone likes Sam a bit or a whole lot more. My complains on Alex are how Rick will definitely try to make her trans abilities a big deal. He handled Solangelo exactly the same way.
    "Over rotted Soil, under blighted sky, a dread Plague the Wicked hath wrought. In the Light of the Gods, Sword-Sworn at his Side, against the Dark, the King's Battle is fought. From the Heavens high, to the Blessed below, Shines the Beam of a Peace long besought. "Long live thy Line, and this Stone divine, For the Night when All comes to Naught." 15:2 ~ Nadir

    2187 Days since I started waiting for Tsukihime HD...

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    I randomly picked up an old Soviet textbook about logic.

    Man, that thick propaganda is cute.


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    The Henchmen's Book Club, by Danny King.

    Great tongue in cheek, very British look at the life of a henchman in a stereotypical supervillain organisation, along with the required 007s and the Rambos that make their lives so difficult (and short).

    I say it's a comedy, but there were a few moments in the book that genuinely made me go "holy shit, wait what did they just do?", and moments like that are rare for me nowadays. I actually felt bad for the guy and his colleagues, and even for some of the people he was fighting, which doesn't happen too often these days, what with the number of books I get through recently.


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    "The musical sound of breaking the law..."



    "Arsčne Lupin: Gentleman Thief"
    An old favourite, but reading it in it's original language for the first time. As much as I love Sherlock Holmes, Arsčne Lupin has always been my childhood hero of choice. <3

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    Man, how many languages do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    Man, how many languages do you know?
    Aw shucks man, only a few. Aside from English, Japanese and French are the ones I'm good at. I suppose I'm okay at Hawaiian and I'm getting kinda better(?) at German.

    I used to be real good at Latin as a kid, y'know going to Church school and all. But those days are long since past.

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    I applaud you.

    Only language course I've taken was Latin and that was unfortunately a joke.

    Not knowing Korean, I feel I'm missing out on native literature

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