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27 minutes ago, Vampyrique said:

Sexism, xenophobia, anglo-privilege, toxic masculinity, and only two genders? Killing that many birds with one stone will have PETA outraged.

But I'm adding this to my list of books I need to look into.

You're reading between lines you haven't read yet. That's what all SJW's do best actually. Of course, your cynicism precludes you from that cohort. 

Hail great literary art. 

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I've submerged myself back into Middle-Earth and am nearly finished 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. It's the first time I've read 'The Lord of the Rings' since my very early 20s, so it's been about

Well the creatures of the night will surely appreciate this. I'm reading Bram Stoker's Dracula for the first time in about five years. I forgot how good this book was.

No. I must have forgotten it. 

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I'm on a big Terry Pratchett kick lately, for the first time since college. I've recently gone through nearly all of what they have at our local library, in no particular order: Unseen Academicals, Monstrous Regiment, Going Postal, Thud, Raising Steam, Snuff, Thief Of Time, and The Fifth Elephant. Hogfather is up next. Hopefully I can find some of the older titles to revisit as well. Witty, humane, and uplifting.

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On 3/27/2019 at 6:29 AM, MacabreEternal said:

Undecided on whether to lug Orlando Figes or my History of Scotland book onto the plane for my round 14-15 hours of air time this week.  Also wanted to get through the last 3 copies of Zero Tolerance mag too but alas I need to have room for passports and boarding passes etc.

Hopefully you went with the History of Scotland. Who is the author? We might have the same version. 

Also keep track of your reading materials. Once I left my copy of Nikki Sixx's 'Heroin Diaries' on a plane. Luckily it was mostly bullshit. 

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I just finished reading Dog Symphony by Sam Munson yesterday.  It was a weird, but interesting book that reminded me of Kafka.

I have now started Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti.  Before yesterday I had no idea who he was, but I am very glad that I stumbled across his work.  Has anyone else read any of his works?

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Currently reading... 

Blameless by Gail Carriger: cool supernatural steampunk featuring a head strong leading lady, her naughty Werewolf of a husband, and her...in every sense of the word...gay Vampire friend. 

Taken by Jet Mykles: Supernatural fantasy porn featuring lots and lots and lots over sizzling hot Dark Elf men... and some of them have whips.... 

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1 hour ago, Tortuga said:

Currently reading... 

Blameless by Gail Carriger: cool supernatural steampunk featuring a head strong leading lady, her naughty Werewolf of a husband, and her...in every sense of the word...gay Vampire friend. 

Taken by Jet Mykles: Supernatural fantasy porn featuring lots and lots and lots over sizzling hot Dark Elf men... and some of them have whips....

I'll bet your Inner Goddess is tingling. I don't actually know what that means, but it sounds appropriate.  

 

 

11 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Could be worse I once left my copy of Stephen King's 'It' on a bus.

How did you manage that? That book is massive. The equivalent to leaving a small child behind.

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3 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

I'll bet your Inner Goddess is tingling. I don't actually know what that means, but it sounds appropriate.  

Some where there must be a book about the strange nature of vampires, if not then I shall write one. Consider yourself my muse, Vampyrique. 

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5 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

I'll bet your Inner Goddess is tingling. I don't actually know what that means, but it sounds appropriate.  

 

 

How did you manage that? That book is massive. The equivalent to leaving a small child behind.

Ah that is a mystery I am yet to solve.

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7 hours ago, Tortuga said:

Some where there must be a book about the strange nature of vampires, if not then I shall write one. Consider yourself my muse, Vampyrique. 

Splendid idea. I'll tell you the story of my life. We could call it Interview With The Vampire.

5 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Ah that is a mystery I am yet to solve.

Give it about 27 years and you'll remember. Or maybe It will remember in 27 years... 

 

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11 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I mean, it wouldn't do at all for some quasi-journalistic hack to blow your cover, would it? It would be nothing but neighbors with torches and pitchforks for weeks on end. I'd look at this as a testament to your mastery of deception.

My agent’s prowess at drip feeding me undead super-stardom is legendary it has to be said.

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1 hour ago, Abronsius said:

I'm waiting for the next Raymond E Feist book! Although he has gone off the boil a bit.......

I just googled and he's 74 years old! No wonder he's not as sharp as he used to be. Same deal with poor old Bernard Cornwell, who has completely lost the plot (literally!) now that he's in his 70s too. The once great Saxon novels are so terrible now, it's really sad. 

I used to love Feist as a teenager back in the 90s. 'Magician' through to 'Rage of a Demon King' was an amazing ride. 

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The last book I read was Terence McKenna's Food of the Gods, in rare hardcover.

This Pan lookalike is an interesting fellow to be sure. Classic, this is social engineering 101; Darwinian evolutionary theory with respect to apotheosis for the enlightened and eugenics for the unwashed masses. This is a formula that never gets old. Here, he claims humans partly evolved through use of mushrooms and that humanity's best bet is a reduction of the male population until a matriarchy is achieved. I wonder if those clockwork/machine elves had any input. Hilarious, an entertaining read. 

 

 

 

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I just gave up trying to read The Lost City of Z by David Grann. I only got about 40 pages or so in. I generally can't stand to not finish a book I started; I almost never do that. But damn, that was one boring ass book.

In anticipation of the new movie, I have decided to start reading the Dune series. I have read Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune in the past. This time, I'm going to start with the time line of books written by the original author's son. This means starting with The Butlerian Jihad, which takes place thousands of years before the original book. I'm such a slow reader, and it's such a long series, I probably won't get to the original by the time the movie comes out in December, but that's o.k. since, as I said, I've read it before.

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Revisiting some favorites in my downtime. Right now it's what I own of Neal Stephenson's books. I just finished the Baroque Cycle and now I'm on to Anathem, which has become one of my favorite science fiction novels (I've been diverting myself with science fiction since I was a kid so this is actually kind of a feat). I wish I could experience reading it again for the first time, without suffering the massive brain trauma that would probably accompany that loss of memory.

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Currently reading:

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami for the second time.  Not as great as the first read-through, but I am not sure why yet.

Being and Time by Martin Heidegger  Interesting philosophy text that I have been wanting to read for a while.

Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius  An ancient novel.  Interesting love story with some random elements that only a 2,000 year old book could have.

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