What have you been reading lately

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Re: What have you been reading lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:25 am

Finished The Wiseman's Fear and realized that I have never read any of the Discworld books. So I have started The Colour of Magic as a palate cleanser. Since its such a short book, I also have The Light Fantastic lined up right behind it.

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Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:54 am

Well, if you never read the Discworld books before you have to read Small Gods.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:28 am

I have also been informed that Reaper Man is a must read
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Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:03 pm

Rincewind is probably my favourite Discworld character, closely followed by the Lancre Witches. If I lived on the Discworld, Rincewind's life would be my destiny. Small Gods is Pratchett at his best and I think you'd like the City Watch books.
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Post by Giz » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:34 pm

Waiting for book 2 of Walter Jon Williams second Praxis trilogy. Fun space opera (after the tyrannical Shaa die off, the 6 subject species [including humanity] jostle to find a place in the 10,000 year old empire.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:14 pm

George Orwell's collected letters and journalism, not for the first time.

One item I read last night is a review of Mein Kampf dated 21 March 1940 in The New English Weekly, a publication now mostly known for having published Orwell's book reviews.

The UK is fighting all alone. The Nazis just bombed the shit out of the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow.

You can openly buy a copy of Hitler's war manifesto, even though wartime shortages are pinching the book publishing industry.
And it gets a serious (though denunciatory) review in a left wing intellectual publication.

Let that sink in.

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Re: What have you been reading lately

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:49 am

C. J Cherry's Downbelow Station, again. Classic SciFi with tree-hugging, hippy aliens who are bemused by humanity's antics, shrug and just get on with enjoying their damp, odoriferous existence.
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