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- The Obelisk Gate - N. K. Jemisin
- The Stone Sky - N. K. Jemisin

The broken earth books are pretty dang good

I just saw the intelligent black holes thread, and it reminded me of these books...
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“Glamorama”- Brett Easton Ellis - 10/10
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Thick: And Other Essays - Tressie McMillan Cottom
Sea People - Christina Thompson (audio)
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle (audio)
The Long Way to a Small - Angry Planet by Becky Chambers


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The Shining - 7
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Honky Kong 64 wrote: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:43 am
Necrometer wrote:Citadel of the Autarch 7/10 And now I'm done with Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun. I guess I never even rated Claw of the Cociliator? It was probably a 7 as well. Despite this series never really blowing my mind or adding up to much more than the sum of parts, it was consistently enjoyable & classy and I routinely found myself missing that world whenever I had been away from it for a while. Recommended that febtus dust the first book off, at least. Honky - you done yet?
Not yet but I need to finish. It's been calling me.
Well that took long enough. Finally finished this and really enjoyed it. Should I go for Book of the Long Sun or naw?
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Doctor Sleep - 7.5
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Meaty - Samantha Irby (audio)
All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders

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featherboa wrote: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:21 pm

I've been slackin
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Stephen King - “Cell” :cry: /10

I must be becoming even more of a pussy in my old age, I found this depressing as shit.
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“The Voyage Out” - Virginia Wolf 7.7
“The Picture Of Dorian Gray” - Oscar Wild 8.5
“Shark Skin Suit” - Tim Dorsey 8 (not bad for a hardcover in the $3 clearance pile )
“The World According To Garp” - John Irving 9.5
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The Raven Tower - Ann Leckie
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The Brothers Karamazov.

I started crying during Illyusha’s funeral.
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I'm almost done with Camus' Myth of Sisyphus, via audiobook. I'm not always totally paying attention to it, and it has the weird day-to-day effect of essentially outsourcing the background churning of existential crisis to a narrator's voice in my head (instead of via my own thoughts). I'll probably listen again at some point. it's comforting and horrifying! 10/0
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I’ve only read “The Stranger”
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plague is better imo
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“A Prayer For Owen Meany” - John Irving 10/10
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cxwx wrote: Fri May 10, 2019 12:23 am “Glamorama”- Brett Easton Ellis - 10/10
Enough.
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Honky Kong 64 wrote: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:18 pm
cxwx wrote: Fri May 10, 2019 12:23 am “Glamorama”- Brett Easton Ellis - 10/10
Enough.
Spare me.
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Honky Kong 64 wrote: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:18 pm
cxwx wrote: Fri May 10, 2019 12:23 am “Glamorama”- Brett Easton Ellis - 10/10
Enough.
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Spacehamster I need backup here.
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cxwx wrote: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:42 pm Spacehamster I need backup here.
Better than less than zero
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MeatGrease wrote: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:15 pm
cxwx wrote: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:42 pm Spacehamster I need backup here.
Better than less than zero
We might actually agree on something? I thought it was his best work. The only book of his I found somewhat weak was Rules Of Attraction. I haven’t read “White” yet.
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