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Started Scott of the Antarctic by David Crane. My father got me this book because as a kid he had looked up to the guy as a hero but then later learned his incompetence largely cost him his life.

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On 5/5/2016 at 1:50 PM, Rick Sanchez said:

Just picked up Dune recently, going to read that once I finish GoT. Haven't read a good sci-fi book in god knows how long. 

I tried Dune once when I was younger, I couldn't get into it. Have you started yet?

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On 1.7.2016 at 1:52 AM, Speedo said:

Reading the Bible now ... soooo fucking boring. 

I read the Quran recently and it was even more boring because at least half of the material is just repeating stuff from the Bible.

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On July 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM, Stevie Friggin' Speedo! said:

I tried Dune once when I was younger, I couldn't get into it. Have you started yet?

Just finished it recently. It was pretty good but definitely overhyped. It's kind of told like a play, where most of the action is off stage and it's driven by dialogue instead. But they're remaking it into a movie again with a highly touted sci-fi director (can't remember his name, he did Arrival), should be cool to see.

 

I just got a Kindle and downloaded the Wheel of Time series, the Dark Tower series, and the King Killer Chronicles. Really stoked to get back into reading again now that I'm finished school.

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I like Dune a lot!

Also Casey, the dark tower series is really good. Stephen King is great at more than just horror. It takes a bit of time to get through, but I hope you enjoy it! 

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Dark Tower is amazing but I feel the last 3 books King wrote (5-7, not Wind Through Keyhole) were a step down from the first four. I'm all about meta-fiction but I didn't like a certain controversial decision King made in books 6 and 7 and hinted at in the end of book 5. Plus I thought the books were written in haste whereas the first 4 books had years, even decades, in between where King could stir his ideas and really take care of the writing.

I know King getting hit by a truck or semi or whatever it was had a lot of trauma on King mentally and physically, but I just wish the idea didn't dominate the backend of the series.

King has extensively said he didn't know the ending to DT for years and years, but I feel whatever original idea he was maybe unknowingly working towards in the first 4 books was shattered when he got hit by the truck and Wolves of Calla, Song of Susannah and Dark Tower were the final 3 books we got instead.

Still a great series. Anxious to see how the movies will turn out but I'm not holding my breath.

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I liked Wolves, Song and Dark Tower could have been better .... haven't read Wind yet. I have it, just haven't gotten around to it.

I hated King being in the books the first time I read through them but I didn't mind it the second or third time.

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I'm reading Lolita and it makes me feel sick but I'm still reading it. it's a very weird book to bounce to after Stephen King's "Christine" though. 

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2 hours ago, Kay said:

I'm reading Lolita and it makes me feel sick but I'm still reading it. it's a very weird book to bounce to after Stephen King's "Christine" though. 

Both are wilds reads tbh. In very different ways.

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46 minutes ago, Nasa said:

Both are wilds reads tbh. In very different ways.

I went on holiday to a village in Wales recently thats basically known as the town of books. its full of book shops and very little else, when we went I bought like 8 or 9 books and I was trying to be reserved about it. I've read 3 of them so far, this is the fourth, and I only went mid february haha. they've all been very addictive for wildly different reasons. the one that got me the most so far though is The Long Way From A Small Angry Planet, I loved it so much I bought the sequel as soon as I put it down. 

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13 minutes ago, Kay said:

I went on holiday to a village in Wales recently thats basically known as the town of books. its full of book shops and very little else, when we went I bought like 8 or 9 books and I was trying to be reserved about it. I've read 3 of them so far, this is the fourth, and I only went mid february haha. they've all been very addictive for wildly different reasons. the one that got me the most so far though is The Long Way From A Small Angry Planet, I loved it so much I bought the sequel as soon as I put it down. 

I've never heard of that book. Looking it up now. It's been a while since I've read a good book.

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Just finished the first book of the Wheel of Time series (The Eye of the World). It was pretty solid, but I heard a lot of hype going into it, so my expectations were really high and it was a bit disappointing. It's really similar to Lord of the Rings, so if you like that, you'd love this book. It's also being turned into a TV series soon. 

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