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[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Did ya read Brave New World yet?

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[–] futabamaster 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Check out We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Another cool spin on a futuristic dystopian state. It has a Buck Rogers feel to it.

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[–] Monkstar1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I too never got around to it and finally read it within the last few months. Good read.

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[–] threesevens 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."

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[–] Hidalgo 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm actually reading Don Quixote right now, hence my username. (original title is "El ingenioso hidalgo don Qvixote de la Mancha")

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[–] 1moar 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

JUST finished Atlas Shrugged. Friend is going to lend me some of his Bukowski collection.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I liked it; however it could have certainly been shortened. On the other hand, I think it was very well written and concise, despite my previous assertion. Read the full on, imho.

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[–] Mr_YUP 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There's an abridged version I got on audible that I'm sure reads a bit nicer than the full version. The story is really interesting if you enjoy thinking about how business works and the politics between people within a company. She gives you protagonists to root for and antagonists to root against. Her basic thoughts on life are spelled out pretty well and have some validity to them. Overall a decent story from someone who was paid to write movies but might be easier to read the abridged version.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It was good. A little lengthy, but probably needed. I'm split there. I could have done without the love story aspect but I'm a dude and that's how I roll. It was important to the overall story though.

I would suggest reading it, if nothing else for the experience. It was a good read once you get going.

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[–] atvogoat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Bukowski is worth exploring, if you haven't already

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[–] 1moar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A buddy of mine has a bunch of his books, he's going to lend me a few. Just picked up Animal Farm yesterday; mostly because I like to collect and it should be a quick read...not quite like the 1168 of Atlas lol.

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[–] Crossing 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh Lord, I've been working on this one for months and still not done. In terms of my past reads, Atlas Shrugged is the equivalent of 3-4 books. Still, despite the exhausting task it is worth it!!

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[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

What Are You Laughing At?: A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event

If you want a technical book that explains comedy you should read it. And by that I mean you should read it.

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[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This will sound odd, but for a comedy book it's surprisingly heavy. It's not really heavy but prepare yourself.

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[–] Alpha_Machine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What percentage of it is about timing?

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[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Haven't finished it yet but less than you might expect.

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[–] xtacease 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Book, 1492. After, 1941

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[–] Antikaon 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've been re-reading Robert Heinlein stuff recently.

Stranger In A Strange Land, Methuselah's Children, Time Enough For Love

Also thinking about maybe re-reading the first 6 Dune novels.

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[–] Antikaon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I haven't, but I should give it a try. I really like long immersive epic sci-fi/dystopian/just-plain-weird stuff.

Some favorites: The Stand (Stephen King), The Dark Tower series (Stephen King), The Rama series (Arthur C. Clarke), The Dune series (First 6 by Frank Herbert), Tom Clancy's Ryanverse novels (Hunt For Red October, Debt of Honor, Executive Orders, Clear and Present Danger... etc), The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series (Douglas Adams), At The Mountains Of Madness and various other stories (H.P. Lovecraft), Snow Crash, Cryptonomcon (Neal Stephenson).

I feel like I'm forgetting some obvious stuff...

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Heinlein is always a good go to when I can't figure put what to grab

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[–] damnittohell 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'd recommend the moon is a harsh mistress with the elections so close.

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[–] Son_Of_Hate 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I should probably go back to that series as well. The later stuff gets kind of silly. Stopped reading because of it.

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[–] gurlat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm currently reading The Prefect, last book in the Revelation space series. I tried reading the series a few years ago but didn't finish the first book.

Once I got past the first book this time, the rest of the series was a lot easier.

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