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    I just finished The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. It was a very unique sci-fi book. It is a trilogy and the other two book have been written but have not been translated into English yet.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...e-body-problem

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    Just completed my reading of Dante's Purgatorio along with lectures and notes. Next stop--Paradisio!
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    Quote Originally Posted by photoBRO View Post
    I just finished The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. It was a very unique sci-fi book. It is a trilogy and the other two book have been written but have not been translated into English yet.
    Oooo. It kills me to only be able to get my hands on a part of a trilogy if the first one has been good!
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    The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers--for a little background while watching True Detective, season 1.
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    VO - did you find it helped with True Detective much ?
    I liked the first story the best...."The Repairer of Reputations"


    Finally finished Eldritch Chrome. A collection of cyberpunk Cthulhu short stories.
    Now on to Figure in the Carpet by Henry James.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    VO - did you find it helped with True Detective much ?
    I liked the first story the best...."The Repairer of Reputations"


    Finally finished Eldritch Chrome. A collection of cyberpunk Cthulhu short stories.
    Now on to Figure in the Carpet by Henry James.
    Yes. It helped put a hint of something darker and more complex into the figure of the killer beyond simple, ho-hum psychosis.
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    Finished 'Figure in the Carpet' by Henry James. A black Penguin mini classic - only 55 pages.
    Fascinating read about obsession & book reviewers.


    The next book on the reading list is:
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    Arheled by James Farrell. First in a series of six (?) books with an apocalyptic theme set in Winsted, CT by a local author. Discovered while investigating a funeral home for sale in Winsted....
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    Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis

    Actually, it was a re-read (third time).
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    In the past week and a half:

    Hemingway:

    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Farewell to Arms


    Orwell

    Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    I'm also working through JND Kelly's Early Christian Doctrines

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    Tender is the Night

    F Scott Fitzgerald

    I struggled with the writing style at first but in the end I settled in to it and I'm glad I read it.

    There are some beautiful and brilliant phrases in that book. Trying to copy them out on the bus was too difficult so I resorted to post it note markers and then copying them out at home.

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    Just finished Space Viking by H Beam Piper as well.

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    The Warden by Anthony Trollope.

    I was surprised by how short this book was. It was a 'so so' book for me (like the Curate's egg - good in parts).

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    Just finished Engaging the Boss by Noelle Adams, then Soul Meaning by A.D. Starrling, followed by the last half of The Ghost and the Graveyard this weekend. (I read entirely too fast...)

    The first is a romantic fluff book, and was about as good as expected. Cutesy without any meat!

    The second was an interesting read if you're into the Urban Fantasy/Paranormal sort of book. There was an element of Agent Badass, but that's become more popular in the Urban Fantasy real thanks to the popularity of the Anita Blake books by Laurell K. Hamilton.

    The third was another fluff book, but more along the lines of Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.

    And starting the Post-Human Series by David Simpson... maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naimitsu View Post



    And starting the Post-Human Series by David Simpson... maybe.

    If you do I'd be interested in your opinion afterwards.

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    The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl

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    "The Little Sleep" by Paul Tremblay. I thought it was a surprisingly good book.

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    I finished Mabie in America by David L. Moak. Interesting history (for me) and very good illustrations. I guess I like boring books. Now if there were a British book that continues the history....
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    The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton: "Growing older does not seem to make you more certain, Nella thinks. It simply presents you with more reasons for doubt."
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    I very much enjoyed The Buried Giant from Kazuo Ishiguro. That one got terrible reviews, I suspect because it's so slow moving and doesn't fit the trend of either critically acclaimed or popular novels these days. I closed the book, however, thinking they'll be reading him in 100 years.

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